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Middle School Sports
Eagles crush Glacier
The Snoqualmie Middle School (SMS) varsity football team used a balanced scoring attack in its win against Glacier, cruising to a 31-7 victory. Behind the offensive line surge of Ryan Ransavage, Ben Olson and Michael Davenport, fullback Sean Snead was able to rush for 68 crushing yards and two touchdowns. Garrett Pittis and Tony Peterson opened holes up for SMS running backs, as Dane Smith powered through and around the line, gaining 130 yards and scoring two touchdowns. Brandon Smith also got in the scoring action, connecting on a 50-yard touchdown pass to the outstretched sure hands of Kyle Cantalini. Ransavage and Snead thwarted Glaciers' inside running game, shutting down the middle and each recording sacks of the quarterback. It was a great team effort, as the players' tackling and blocking was much improved from their first opening game with Enumclaw. In that contest, Dane Smith rushed for one touchdown while Sean Snead added another score up the middle, which ended in a tie, 14-14.
Hawks defeat Tolt
The Chief Kanim Hawks' seventh-grade football team opened its season with a 14-8 win over Tolt recently although it took two overtime periods to win.
The Hawks scored first on a Tylor Ostby 20-yard touchdown pass to Lucas Zupan. Tanner Riley kicked the two-point conversion to make the score 8-0. After a late fourth-quarter touchdown by Tolt to send the game to overtime, the Hawks turned up the defense to give themselves a chance to win the game.
Zupan, Chris Hindmarch, Vince Vasquez and Brandon Reaves helped lead an angry Hawks defense and shut down Tolt's offense. With the defense doing its job, the Hawks' offense came out with a fury. Led by the blocking of an intense Hawk line, Mike Hall and Vince Vasquez escorted Riley into the end zone for the game-winning touchdown. Coach Chris Blake and coach Tony Schlotfeldt were proud of the Hawks' efforts, but realized the team has a lot to work on to improve.
Riley had 23 carries for 138 yards, while teammate Vasquez had four carries for 15 yards and recorded eight tackles. Zupan had two catches for 30 yards that included a touchdown. Defensively he added seven tackles and had four sacks. Ostby had three runs for 50 yards and one touchdown. Hindmarch had nine tackles, Eric and Josh Murphy recorded four tackles and a pick and Aaron Motulai had four tackles and a sack.
Hawks win two
The Chief Kanim Middle School eighth-grade girls' volleyball team won the last two matches they played. In game one against Beaver Lake, Brittany Craigin's consistency and overall strength helped the Hawks win the first game 25-18. Katie Storrs and Lauren Schelley (the birthday girl) got the girls back into the second game with their hard hitting serves. The star at the net was Miranda Pratt. She made several great plays blocking, tipping, setting and attacking the ball.
In the second match against Mercer Island, Craigin was a consistent force to be reckoned with in game one and game two. The star of the night was Bethany Frieler with 12 consecutive points to win the second game and to take the match.