Prep notebook: 2 local girls soccer players earn WIAA honors

Arlington’s Jersey Heiss and Jackson’s Katie Cheng were named Athletes of the Week by the WIAA.

Two local girls soccer players have received Athlete of the Week honors this season from the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association.

Arlington junior Jersey Heiss was named an Athlete of the Week after scoring nine goals in her team’s first three matches. Heiss netted four goals in the Eagles’ season-opening 8-0 win over Mount Vernon on Sept. 10, three goals in a 4-3 loss to Cedarcrest on Sept. 12 and two goals in a 4-3 loss to Lynden on Sept. 14.

Jackson senior Katie Cheng received Athlete of the Week honors after netting a hat trick in the Timberwolves’ season-opening 4-0 win over Stanwood on Sept. 10. Cheng has four goals and two assists through Jackson’s first four matches.

Sites chosen for football championships

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association on Monday approved three venues to host this year’s state football championships.

The sites, all in Pierce County, are Sparks Stadium in Puyallup (2A and 3A), Mount Tahoma Stadium in Tacoma (4A and 1B) and Harry E. Lang Stadium in Lakewood (2B and 1A).

All six state-title games are scheduled for Dec. 7.

“The mission of the WIAA staff and Executive Board was to find three locations that were close in proximity to each other and could handle the needs of a WIAA State Championship,” WIAA executive director Mick Hoffman said in a press release.

The Tacoma Dome had hosted the WIAA Gridiron Classic since 1995. However, rising rental fees and a revised seating configuration led to the WIAA’s decision to move to new locations.

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