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8th Grade Football

It's Bird Bowl Time!

On Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m., the Snoqualmie and Chief

Kanim Middle School 8th grade football

teams will face off in the annual "Battle of the Birds" at Mount Si High School.

According to Snoqualmie athletic director Lynnette Wiegardt, the

big game will have a concession stand and charge admission.

The admission prices are adult and high school students, $2;

middle school without ASB, $1; elementary students, $1; and middle school

students with ASB and children under six with a paying adult, free.

There will also be half-time entertainment, including the debut of

the Snoqualmie Middle School drill team. Mark your calendars and plan on


8th Grade Volleyball

SMS wallops Mercer Island

By scores of 12-15, 15-8 and 15-11, the Lady Eagles

8th grade volleyball squad defeated Mercer

Island Monday, Oct. 18, in a match described as a "total team effortÂ…everyone


Amy Keogh led the way in the first two games as captain, while

Jen Newman came off the bench to provide a defensive spark. Shaleia

Rich played tall at the net and Kristen Berndt, Kelly Fletcher and

Robin Trombley used their athleticism to spike the ball over the net.

Jaclyn Boals packed a wallop with her serve and eventually hit the game

winner, as the Lady Eagles ran their record to 6-1.

Lady Hawks upend Tolt

Wednesday night, Oct. 20, the Chief Kanim

8th grade varsity volleyball team took three from Tolt,

although the final match was a nail-biter. The Lady Hawks ultimately

prevailed by scores of 15-5, 15-6 and 15-13.

Natalie Sinclair, Kellie Adams, Erin Hart, Rosary Mangano

and Kristina Turple all were strong in serving to lead the Hawks to victory,

while Hart, Sinclair and Lindsey Logic were awesome on the attack.

Stacy Courtwright, Alyse Douglas, Morgan Durman, Christie Leatiota,

Angela Lynch and Ryanne Rothenberg all helped contribute to the awesome

win, gaining accolades from Coach Kjorsvik.

7th Grade Volleyball

Chief Kanim netters pummel Maywood, Tolt

The Lady Hawks walked away with a victory Monday, Oct. 18,

in their match with Maywood Middle School. The final scores were

13-15, 15-9 and 15-8.

Brittany Heaps took control of her powerful serve, giving CKMS

seven points in the final game. Michelle Avery and Lindsey Austin

demonstrated calm, controlled serving, also adding seven points each to the team.

Outstanding defensive players were Alisha Galaencu and Lindsey Beach.

Due to their clear communication, their focused attention and their

skilled playing, it was no surprise they came away with the win.

Wednesday night the 7th grade varsity swept Tolt by scores of 15-1,

15-11 and 15-3. The Lady Hawks were completely in charge of their

game, demonstrating excellent skills both offensively and defensively.

Dulcie McHugh continued to lead the team in serving by adding

twelve points over the three games, while Austin consistently added points

with her solid serving. A strong defensive team led by Heaps in return hits

supported the servers. Emilie Aaltonen provided a show by saving

several balls and bringing them back into play. Lauren Sinclair had some fine

plays at the net lopping the ball over to the surprised Tolt team.

Lady Eagles thump Mercer Island

Monday, Oct. 18, the SMS 7th grade varsity volleyball team

improved their record to 6-1 by downing Mercer Island 15-1, 15-2 and

15-10. The Lady Eagles' Sam Baldwin was the top offensive scorer of

the game.

Two nights later blood, sweat and tears weren't enough and _ after

three hard-fought games _ the Lady Eagle

7th graders lost to undefeated Pine Lake (and their low ceiling) by

scores of 10-15, 15-9 and 10-15.

However, coach Hope Nichols singled out Baldwin,

Whitney Chelgren, Kayla Jayne, Mallory Horsch, Whitney Beyerlin,

Rashell Kamienski and Keera Kanuha for praise, adding, "hold your heads

high! You played well, be proud, and we'll get them next year!"

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