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Chief Kanim blows out White River

The Chief Kanim Middle School varsity football team hosted White River last week and walked away with a 44-0 win. It was the Hawks' game right from the beginning as the defense shut down White River on its first drive. Zach Kirschmeyer and Joey Evans both scored touchdowns in the first quarter; Kirschmeyer on a pass reception from Tyson Riley and Evans on a 11-yard touchdown scamper.

Chad Billings and Stu Hallock added their talent later as Billings hauled in another pass from Riley for a touchdown, and Hallock scored two touchdown runs on two carries. Hallock rushed for 111 yards and was 4-for-5 on the points after touchdown. On defense, Evans had a fumble recovery and Scott Paophavihanh had an interception. The entire team saw plenty of action. Chief Kanim was 3-0 as of the Valley Record's deadline.


Hawks on a roll

The Chief Kanim Middle School Hawks seventh-grade football team defeated a tough Glacier team 12-0 last week. The Hawks got on the board early as Tanner Riley scampered 63 yards down the sideline following Vince Vasquez's lead block into the end zone for a 6-0 lead. The Hawks' defense then took over the second quarter with two key sacks by Aron Motueli, Josh Murphy, a timely fumble recovery by Lucas Zupan and an interception by Patric McEldowny to keep the halftime score 6-0.

Once again the Hawks' defense came out and took control of the second half. Vasquez and Brad Reaves each had key sacks giving the Hawks' offense a chance. Royce Clark then had a series of tough runs taking the ball to the goal-line. Tyler Ostby then followed Chris Hindmarch and Mike Hall into the end zone for a touchdown run to make the final score 12-0. Coach Chris Blake and coach Tony Schlotfeldt were proud of the team's effort. Hawks' stars were: Tanner Riley, 12 carries, 105 yards, one touchdown; Royce Clark, six carries, 35 yards; Tylor Ostby, one touchdown, 4-for-8 passing, 75 yards; Lucas Zupan, two catches, 40 yards, one fumble recovery; Vince Vasquez, five carries, 25 yards, one sack; Ryan McDonald, one catch for five yards.


Battle of the Birds

Snoqualmie Middle School will be hosting the annual Battle of the Birds volleyball match on Oct. 28 at Mount Si High School. Seventh-grade varsity and JV games will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the eighth-grade contest at approximately 7 p.m. Admission for the event will be $2 for adults and high-school students; $1 for elementary and middle-school students with no ASB; free to middle-school students with ASB and children under 6 with a paying adult. There will be a concession stand for treats available at the game.


Eagles win in OT

The Snoqualmie Middle School Eagles seventh-grade football team defeated White River last week in overtime 6-0.

The Eagles were plagued by turnovers and miscues that ended several promising offensive drives. Snoqualmie's defense held firm throughout the game, limiting White River to less than 100 yards of total offense.

Regulation time ended in a scoreless tie forcing the overtime. White River won the toss to go on offense but the Eagle defense turned the ball over after four downs. Jordan Kinnune scored on a quarterback sneak to win the game. Outstanding players of the game included Kinnune, Roby Knecht, Collin VanSlyke, Cody Blair and Chaz Blair.


Eagles lose close game to Tolt

The Snoqualmie Middle School (SMS) seventh-grade football team lost recently to Tolt 14-7. The Eagles were plagued by fumbles that kept them out of the end zone in the first half. SMS was down 14-0 as the teams headed for the locker room at halftime. In the second half the Eagles mounted a relentless touchdown march that resulted in a score, making the score 14-7.

The Tolt defense shored itself up in the fourth quarter and shut down the scrappy Eagles team.

Outstanding players included Jordan Kinnune, Cody Blair and Donny Hendrickson.

                                                                SMS rushes for victory

Behind the offensive horses led by Ryan Ransavage, Michael Davenport, Jason Alexander, and Garrett Pittis, the Snoqualmie Middle School varsity football team ran through the defense of the visitors from Thunder Mountain, earning SMS their second straight win, 30-0.

With the extra effort from Brett Carr and Kyle Cantalini providing strong, outside blocking, SMS running back Dane Smith plowed through and around defenders, gaining 130 yards and scoring two rushing touchdowns.

Sean Snead, SMS fullback and linebacker, knocked defenders on their heels, rushing for 90 yards, including a 30 yard touchdown run.  Quarterback Brandon Smith calmly dropped back and hoisted a perfect soft touch pass to the waiting sure hands of Dane Smith, who turned the play up-field for a 25 yard touchdown.  Behind the ferocious hits of outside linebackers Dane Smith and Brandon Smith, along with corners Carr and Russell Boulanger, the Eagles dominated on defense, never allowing Thunder Mountain to cross into scoring territory.  Cody Graham and Cantalini totally shut down any outside threat, while Ransavage and Snead stuffed any inside runs.  It was a great team effort as the Eagles look forward to their next opponent, at White River.

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