Freshman Johnson snags state berth
Shorewood freshman Erin Johnson finished sixth out of 89 runners and qualified for state at the 4A District 1 cross country meet Oct. 27 at South Whidbey High School.
Johnson’s time of 19 minutes, 4 seconds was a personal record. The top 15 individuals qualify for the state meet in Pasco Nov. 3. Johnson was 24 seconds slower than the leader Ellie Bonner of Snohomish.
Shorewood senior Sara Levy finished 21st in 20:04, 20 seconds and six places short of a return trip to state.
Sophomore Emily Osborne (33rd, 20:48), sophomore Devon Geary (52nd, 21:27) and freshman Tori Lewis (60th, 22:04) also scored for Shorewood.
The T-birds placed seventh out of 13 teams scoring 172 points. Snohomish won the meet with 61 points, followed by state qualifiers Marysville-Pilchuck and Lake Stevens.
Shorecrest boys make state again
For the third year in a row, the Shorecrest boys cross country snuck into the state meet in Pasco.
Led by sophomores Joe McConaughy (third, 16 minutes, 46 seconds) and Chris Freeborn (fifth, 17:06) the Scots scored 57 points to beat out Arlington for the second and final 3A District 1 team berth to state in Pasco Nov. 3.
All five of the top runners held or moved up in place the last 1,200 meters of the district race at Oct. 27 at South Whidbey High School, coach Amber Fischer said.
“They all had incredible races,” she said. “I think the key for us is the top five guys run within a minute of each other. They’re all so close.”
Everett took the district team title with 45 points.
Shorecrest tennis players make state
Shorecrest’s Ricardo Cellis earned a trip to the state 3A tennis tournament in Tri-Cities in May with a 6-2, 6-3 win over teammate Jason Hollenboch Oct. 27 in Shoreline.
Cellis, who lost the 3A District 1 title match, came back to take second. Hollenboch will be an alternate to state.
Shorecrest’s doubles team of Brian Sharkey and Matt LaCourse lost the doubles final, but captured the second berth to state thanks to a first round tournament victory over consolation survivors Tyler Hanson and Duncan Linn of Ferndale.
King’s girls soccer headed back to state
King’s earned a trip to state and the No. 1 seed to the bi-district tournament by winning the 1A District 1 title, 1-0 over Meridian Oct. 29.
Beka Lampe scored the winning goal off an assist from both Hillary Zevenbergen and Madeline McDevitt.
King’s 12-5-1 overall, played a bi-district game Nov. 1 at Shoreline Stadium. Win or lose, the Knights will play a seeding game for state Saturday, Nov. 3 at Oak Harbor.
King’s won its first two district playoff games, 5-0 over Nooksack Valley and 3-0 over Lynden Christian.
King’s volleyball wins sub-district
King’s earned the No. 1 seed to the 1A bi-district tournament on its home court Nov. 3 by sweeping all three of its matches Oct. 27 at the district tournament in Bellingham.
King’s beat Friday Harbor, Meridian and Nooksack Valley to improve to 17-0 on the season. The Knights will play a bi-district semifinal match against either Lynden Christian or Seattle Christian at 1 p.m. at Mike Martin Gym, Nov. 3. The winner of the semifinal qualifies for state. The Knights finished third at state last year.
King’s football team loses to Granite Falls
King’s took an early lead on Granite Falls, but couldn’t make it last as Jullian Gamache and the Tigers rallied for a 28-15 win.
The Knights caught a break early when a bad snap went out of the end zone for safety on Granite Falls. Josh Fuller scored on a 27-yard run early in the second quarter to give King’s a 9-0 lead after Zack Berg’s extra point.
But after that it was all Granite Falls. Gamache, who finished with 224 yards on 34 carries, scored on touchdown runs of 4 and 5 yards to give Granite Falls the lead for good.
Two Granite Falls touchdown passes made it 28-9 and King’s added a late touchdown pass from Kevin Tranter to Sean Brugger.
Tranter finished with 145 yards passing.
King’s (0-7 Cascade Conference, 0-9 overall) played Lynden Christian in a 1A District 1 playoff game Nov. 1 after Enterprise deadlines.
Meadowdale stops Shorewood football
Meadowdale kept Shorewood winless with a 28-7 victory Oct. 26 at Edmonds Stadium thanks to a big night from Naji Moore.
Moore scored three touchdowns on runs of 72, 37 and 1 yards and rushed 14 times for 157 yards.
“Naji Moore is a fast and elusive kid,” Shorewood coach Andrew Hershey said. “Really it was the big play that killed us. He turned the corner a couple times and we couldn’t catch him.”
Shorewood scored its first touchdown since a Sept. 28 loss to Kamiak on a four-yard run by Dorian Lair.
“Our offense played better,” Hershey said. “Obviously we’ve continued to get better. But it’s the old story that the results aren’t there.”
Lair rushed for a season-high 101 yards on 28 carries.
“He played a great game,” Hershey said. “He did his best job ever of keeping his head up through the hole and keeping his knees driving.”
Shorewood committed two turnovers, an interception and fumble, the latter which was returned 48 yards for a touchdown by Nick Montanari.
“I think we’re making less mistakes,” Hershey said. “They’re just more glaring now because we’re more competitive.”
Shorewood (0-8 Western conference South Division, 0-9 overall) hosts winless Monroe in a crossover game at 8 p.m. Nov. 2 at Shoreline Stadium.
“It would be wonderful to end the season with our best game. That’s what we’ve talked about closing the gap between our potential and performance each week. Hershey said.
“Hopefully the win will take care of itself,” he said. “We’re not focusing on beating Monroe, we’re focusing on being the best Shorewood we can be.”
Shoreline Christian boys still alive
Shoreline Christian’s boys soccer team won by forfeit over Lopez Island Oct. 30 to qualify for he 2B/1B bi-district tournament. The Crusaders played Mount Vernon Christian in a seeding game Nov. 1.