Archbishop Murphy High School

Success comes early for Archbishop Murphy boys swimmers

The Archbishop Murphy boys swimming and diving team has to do some things a little differently. Wildcats coach Erin Edmundson has to scramble to fill… Continue reading

Murphy O-lineman Lucas set to sign LOI with Washington State

Prior to last season, Abraham Lucas had never played on the offensive line before. But knowing it would be advantageous for both his… Continue reading

Minus Kispert, King’s boys beat Wildcats 60-53; Murphy girls win

With star senior and Gonzaga commit Corey Kispert sidelined by a foot injury, the Knights seized the chance to prove they are more… Continue reading

Gurley to focus on defense at Eastern Washington

Anfernee Gurley is going from one winning football program to another. Gurley, who played a pivotal role in Archbishop Murphy’s run to a 2A state… Continue reading

Archbishop Murphy kicker’s booming leg garnering attention

Archbishop Murphy senior kicker Ryan Henderson’s booming leg and pinpoint accuracy wowed spectators this fall during the Wildcats’ run to the Class 2A… Continue reading

All-Area Defensive Player of the Year: Ben Hines

On the football field, Ben Hines is the human equivalent of a heat-seeking missile. The hard-hitting Archbishop Murphy linebacker has the smarts to… Continue reading

2016 Girls Soccer Player of the Year: Archbishop Murphy’s Talia Daigle

As a lethal scoring threat and the lone forward in Archbishop Murphy’s attack, Talia Daigle was always the focal point of opposing defenses’… Continue reading

Archbishop Murphy routs Liberty 56-14 to capture 1st 2A state title

Archbishop Murphy’s dominant play this season has some saying the Wildcats are the state’s best football team regardless of classification. Murphy furthered that… Continue reading

2A state football notebook: Johnson shines in Murphy’s win

Connor Johnson proved Saturday that his performance in last week’s 2A football state tournament semifinal contest wasn’t a fluke. The Archbishop Murphy senior… Continue reading

Offensive line blocks Archbishop Murphy to state title

Before the 2016 season started, senior Abraham Lucas volunteered to move from tight end to offensive tackle for the Archbishop Murphy football team.… Continue reading

2A Football State Championship Capsule

Archbishop Murphy vs. Liberty (Issaquah) When: 1 p.m., Saturday Where: Tacoma Dome ARCHBISHOP MURPHY (13-0) Head coach: Jerry Jensen (4th season) Road to the Dome:… Continue reading

Archbishop Murphy hopes to cap turbulent season with state title

In the wake of last year’s heartbreaking season-ending loss, Archbishop Murphy linebacker Ben Hines taped the final score to his locker. It’s been… Continue reading

Liberty parallels Archbishop Murphy in many ways

They have rolled to a perfect 12-0 record, they have a high-scoring offense, they play stout defense, and they are eager for the chance to… Continue reading

Archbishop Murphy’s Gurley is a talent on and off the field

Anfernee Gurley is the Archbishop Murphy football team’s Swiss Army knife. The electric senior playmaker is a scoring threat every time he touches… Continue reading

Archbishop Murphy crushes Lynden 52-14, will play for 2A title

Moments after a near-perfect individual peformance and a similarly dominant showing from his team, an enthusiastic Archbishop Murphy senior quarterback Connor Johnson was… Continue reading

Prep football: State semifinals capsules

CLASS 2A SEMIFINAL No. 1 Archbishop Murphy (12-0) vs. No. 4 Lynden (11-1) When: 1 p.m., Saturday Where: Everett Memorial Stadium Archbishop Murphy: 1st in… Continue reading

Archbishop Murphy, Lynden have history of high-stakes clashes

The last football encounter between Archbishop Murphy and Lynden produced one of the more thrilling — and unusual — finishes in recent state… Continue reading

Archbishop Murphy routs Tumwater 48-10 to advance to semifinals

In the locker room immediately after last year’s heartbreaking state semifinal loss to Tumwater, Archbishop Murphy’s players promised each other they would get… Continue reading

Liberty beats Archbishop Murphy girls soccer 6-2 in 2A semi

Archbishop Murphy had opportunities in the first half to extend an early lead. But the Wildcats were unable to capitalize, and Liberty (Issaquah)… Continue reading

Archbishop Murphy’s ‘special’ defense fuels mentality, success

For an offensive juggernaut like Archbishop Murphy, it could be easy to let defense become an afterthought. Chock-full of offensive firepower, the senior-laden… Continue reading