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Middle School Sports Week
Middle School Sports Week
8th Grade Football
Hawks still looking
The Chief Kanim 8th grade football team hosted a scrappy
Lochburn Middle School squad on Wednesday, Oct. 6.
The Hawks had trouble moving the ball in the first half of the
game and found themselves down by19-0 at halftime. In the second half,
Chief Kanim's defense shut down Lochburn, but unfortunately the offense
couldn't move the ball. The final score remained 19-0, and the Hawks are
still looking for their first victory.
Mike Lindor played extremely well, blocking a punt and leading
the team with eight tackles, while Alex VanOveren had a fumble
recovery with two tackles. Other leading tacklers were Gary Conner with six,
Trevor Sleeman and Eric McCammon with five each, and Brad Trombley,
Kris Bostic and Zach Kramer with four each. Phil Collins had some great
long snaps and Bostic got off some excellent punts.
Eagles chuck Woodbrook
The 8th grade Eagles have landed! In the true tradition of "no guts,
no glory," the SMS football team played with pride and emotion, beating
the Wildcats from Woodbrook, Tacoma, 18-13.
An Alex Smart pass to Josh Harris resulted in the game winning
touchdown, with just 43 ticks left on the clock. Harris and Smart also
crossed the goal line for two other touchdowns.
With the defensive front of Kyle Davis, Brett Schneider, Justin
Wright and Nathan Goldsmith shutting down the middle, and Curt Davis, Eric
Meuli and Smart containing the outside, the Eagles shut out the Wildcats in
the second half. It was a great team win.
The 8th grade Wildcats are coached by Brad Hilliard and
8th Grade Volleyball
Lady Eagles come out winners
On Monday, Oct. 4, and by scores of 15-1, 10-15 and 15-15, the
Eagles beat the visiting team from Mercer Island and improved their record to
a perfect 5-0.
After winning the first game on the consistent serving of Kristen
Berndt, the Eagles lost the second game 10-15, although Kelly Fletcher
provided leadership as captain and also served well. In the third and final
game, Robin Trombley passed well at the setter position, and the Lady
Eagles went on to victory.
Wednesday night's "Battle of the Birds" can be summed this way:
what a battle! Played at Mount Si High School, the Lady Eagles defeated
arch rival Chief Kanim in three hard-fought games by scores of 15-9, 5-15 and
15-10. Everyone on the squad contributed to put the team record at 4-0. The
Lady Eagles are coached by Justin Talmadge.
7th Grade Volleyball
Mercer Island, Chief Kanim
The SMS 7th grade Eagles' volleyball team destroyed Mercer
Island Monday, Oct. 4, by scores of 15-8 and 15-4.
The top scorers were Kayla "MJ" Jordan, Whitney "Cheese"
Chelgren and Whitney "Bear"
Beyerlin. Top defensive players were Mallory Horsch and Kacee
Crossan, while several key plays were made by Rashelle Kamienski.
Two nights later, the Lady Eagles clipped the wings of the Hawks at
the Bird Bowl, winning by scores of 15-11 and 15-9.
Game MVP Stephanie Strakele delivered 11 sizzling points over
the two games to lead the Eagles to victory. Magic-armed Horsch's
consistent serving, the grace, grit and quickness of Chelgren and the
amazing hops of Kayla Jayne contributed to the Lady Eagles' victory.