Middle School Sports

Football battle scheduled

The annual "Battle of the Birds" football game between Chief Kanim Middle School and Snoqualmie Middle School will be held at the Mount Si High School stadium on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. This game will be against two very successful teams, both sporting winning records. Admission is free for middle-school students with an ASB card, $1 for those middle schoolers without ASB cards and $2 for high-school students and adults.

Hawks defeat Woodbrook

The Chief Kanim Middle School seventh-grade football team traveled to Woodbrook last week where they defeated a tough Wildcat team 13-19. The Hawks used controlled offense and stingy defense to keep Woodbrook at bay the entire game.

Aaron Peterson led the offense with 12 carries for 130 yards and three touchdowns. Eli Mayfield had nine carries for 41 yards and one touchdown. He also notched three extra-point runs. Conner Deutsch had 70 all-purpose yards and a touchdown. He also recorded five tackles on defense. Spencer Anderson went 2-for-2 passing for 30 yards and picked off an interception. Miles Zupan had two receptions for 30 yards and made five tackles. Jeff Cranor had four tackles and one fumble recovery.

Battle of the Birds scheduled

The annual Battle of the Birds volleyball game between Snoqualmie Middle School (SMS) and Chief Kanim Middle School will be held at SMS on Wednesday, Oct. 25. The seventh-grade match between the Hawks and the Eagles will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the eighth-grade match at approximately 7 p.m. There will be concessions available for purchase. The contest is hosted by SMS and no admission will be charged.

Hawks blast Mercer Island

The Chief Kanim Middle School eighth-grade volleyball team rocked the house last week by defeating the Mercer Island Gators in three sets.

In game one, the Hawks moved the bar up and were very strong in their executions and serves. The Hawks won 21-5.

In game two, Anna Moetuluie started with 10 serves in a row and Amanda Gates had a fantastic block. The Hawks won 21-6. In game three, Sarah Robbins had two kills in the 21-15 win.

The seventh-grade team also beat Mercer Island. The players were on the mark the first two games but crashed and burned the third game. Strong servers were Celine Breton and Kendra Lee. A big welcome back to Alexis Hoydal, who had a fantastic spike in the second game.

Hawks split with Eagles

The Chief Kanim Hawks eighth-grade volleyball team lost to SMS last week. Ann Moetuluie was the outstanding player of the game with 12 kills, four digs and a block. Zoe Gogan had seven assists and four kills for the night.

The seventh-grade girls were victorious last week, winning two out of three games. The girls had some impressive passes and serves.

Chief Kanim blasts Woodbrook

Going 3-0 on the season, the Chief Kanim varsity football team defeated Woodbrook of Tacoma last week 25-6. The Hawks' defense started out by shutting down Woodbrook's offense. On their first possession, Aladdin Schirmer scored on a 5-yard touchdown pass from Ian Ilgenfritz, but the extra point was blocked. The Hawks did more damage in the second quarter when Ilgenfritz hit Ryan Herman for a 48-yard touchdown strike. Herman kicked the extra point and the Woodbrook defense was stunned. Before halftime the Hawks finished off another drive with a 33-yard field goal by Herman.

In the second half, Woodbrook used their speed and toughness to slow down the potent Hawk offense. Woodbrook scored the first points on the Hawks this season in the third quarter with a touchdown. Late in the game, Brian Jewett intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown. Herman was true on the extra point and the game ended at 25-6.

Ilgenfritz was 4-for-5 for 104 yards and two touchdown passes. Matt Bankston led the team in rushing with 62 yards on 13 carries. On defense, Jacob Littlejohn had three quarterback sacks and recovered a fumble. Ilgenfritz led the team in tackles with six. Korbin Paulson and Justin Bridges played extremely well on defense.

Eagles stomp Warriors

The Snoqualmie Middle School Eagles defeated the Eatonville Warriors 41-12 Oct. 4. Touchdowns were scored by Shane Dixon, Chris Davenport and Micheal Walters. Outstanding performers on offense were T.J. Jacobs, Trevor Lane and Travis Hilleary. Outstanding defensive performers were Sean Cantalini, Trevor Lane and Andrew Grantham.

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