The Bonney Lake Panthers found the ticket to the goal and knocked off Shorecrest 1-0 to win the state 3A boys state crown.
Auburn Mountainview notched a 6-3 come-from-behind win against Kennewick on Friday in the State 3A baseball semifinals in Pasco. The win earns the Lions (25-3) a berth in the state 3A title game against West Seattle (21-5), Saturday at 4 p.m. at GESA Stadium in Pasco.
Auburn junior and girls tennis No. 1 singles player Lauren Thornquist is currently 1-1 at the Washington State 4A Girls Tennis Singles tournament in Richland.
Several Auburn athletes placed and others qualified for the finals after the first day of Star Track XXXI, the state track and field championships in Tacoma.
The Auburn Mountainview fastpitch squad has squeaked into the postseason, grabbing fourth place in the South Puget Sound League 3A with a 6-9 league record. Since starting the postseason on May 9, however, at the SPSL/Seamount League 3A subdistrict tournament with an 8-2 win in a loser-out game against Highline the Lions (13-12 overall) have been on fire. On Monday, Auburn Mountainview finished sixth in the West Central District III/Southwest District 4 3A tourney with a 2-2 record, including wins in two loser-out games.
Senior Nick Brooks’ walk-off RBI single lifted top-ranked Auburn Mountainview past Decatur 9-8 in the state 3A baseball quarterfinals at Centralia on Saturday. The Lions (24-3) will play Kennewick at 1 p.m. this Saturday in the state semifinals at GESA Stadium in Pasco. A win puts the Lions into the title game at 4 p.m. against the survivor of the Mount Si-West Seattle semifinal.
The Hazen Highlanders season came to end Saturday with a 4-1 loss to Shorecrest during a state tournament quarterfinal game at Renton Memorial Stadium.
Sam Dacus threw a complete-game, one-hit gem and Dumit Malacon belted two home runs, driving in three runs, as surprising Kentridge beat Cascade 6-1 at Richland on Saturday to reach the state Class 4A baseball semifinals.
It was a game that seemed destined to wind up in overtime and eventually a penalty-kick shootout.
Junior midfielder Luis Puga had two goals, including the game winner with seven minutes left.
Four Hazen players and one Renton player named to All-League first team.
Four Hazen and a Renton player also make All-League first team.
Players from all three Renton-based baseball teams received all-league honors this week, with two Eagles, two Highlanders and an Indian all making the first team.
Junior Joey Cassano's walk-off home run in the bottom of the eighth inning powered second-ranked Auburn Mountainview to an 8-9 win over Peninsula on Saturday, earning the Lions the West Central District III/Southwest District 4 title and a No. 1 seed into the state 3A tournament.
Hazen will play Mountain View High School from Vancouver in the first round of state at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Renton Memorial Stadium.
Auburn Riverside came up on the short end of a 10-8 slugfest against Heritage in the second round of the West Central District III/Southwest District 4 4A tournament Wednesday at Russell Road Fields in Kent.
Senior Marcelo Castro had a hat trick and an assist in the win and captain Sam Bunnell was named the Seamount League's Outstanding Athlete.
Auburn Riverside kept its postseason baseball dreams alive Tuesday with a 1-0 win over Bellarmine Prep in the first round of the West Central District III/Southwest District 4 tournament. Playing the afternoon game at Russell Road Fields in Kent, the Ravens battled the Lions through seven innings, neither team able to capitalize and push a runner across the plate. With two outs in the bottom of the seventh, however, Auburn Riverside senior Justin Jacobs powered a Harry Stenberg change-up over the right fielder’s head, scoring pinch runner Brian Darby.
Shorecrest would agree. Oak Harbor High School is playing its best soccer of the season right now, according to coach Brian Thompson, and the Wildcats couldn’t have picked a better time.
Mount Si girls golf has had the best season in years. Going into the league tournament, the team holds a 6-1 record. Freshman Caitlyn Maralack and senior Danielle Burns and the number-two and three-ranked players in the league. Junior Tabitha Dorn is the number-six player in league. Burns has overcome injury to bring her scores down into the high 30s this season and nurture her hunger for delayed state glory. Maralack, the experienced young player, has consistently shot in the low 40s or upper 30s all season, and Dorn is busting into the lower 40s.