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Middle School Sports
SMS girls dominate
On Tuesday, Feb. 27, the Snoqualmie Middle School Eagles traveled to Ford Middle School for a girls' soccer game. Coach Lynn Dietsch said the Eagles dominated on offense from the opening kick and were able to keep Ford from scoring.
SMS's Jeannie Frantz and Kayla Jayne scored the first goals of the game, which brought the half-time score to 2-0. Thirty-seven seconds into the second half, Frantz scored her second goal of the game.
The Eagles played well during the second half with the help of Lindsey Oliver, who scored a goal, and Jayne, who scored her second goal of the game. Tove Garhart's midfield play, Vanessa Scalzo's defense and Stephanie Strakele's efforts in the keeper's box also prevented Ford from scoring. The Eagles went home with a 5-0 victory over Ford.
The Eagles won Thursday's game against Enumclaw 1-0 despite icy, frozen rain that left the field covered in several inches of standing water. The game remained scoreless until 23 minutes into the second half when Whitney Chelgren broke away from the pack and dribbled the ball 50 yards down the field and kicked it into the opposing net.
Stephanie Strakele, Vanessa Scalzo, Amy Trenkamp and Maggie Kujath exhibited strong defense while preventing Enumclaw from scoring. Dietsch said the victory seemed considerably larger than the 1-0 score because of the soaked field and the girls' near-frozen limbs. This week the team plays Ford again and takes on Hudtloff.
Reilly leads team to win
Chief Kanim Middle School's seventh-grade boys won their basketball game against Snoqualmie Middle School March 1 by a score of 44-33. Ryan Reilly led the way with 15 points, and Dane Portscheller had 13. Tyler Littlejohn had eight points and led in rebounds. Greg Beckman had four points and Nick Dietsch and Stu Trombley had two points.
The Snoqualmie Middle School eighth-grade varsity basketball team had an impressive victory over Maywood 67-58 on Thursday. SMS held an eight-point lead in the second quarter and only a two point lead in the third quarter, but was able to pull out a win with the help of Zach Bowen cutting through the Maywood defense and Derek Donah scrapping for every ball.
Zach Elmore led with 33 points, Bowen had 15, Chip DeLurme had six, and Donah had five.