Sehome sports state update

Dawson Grahn, Reporter

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Spring sports are almost over but many teams have moved on to state. Boys tennis, soccer, baseball, lacrosse, and girls fastpitch made it to state. These teams have hopes of winning state for 2A. 2A means that there aren’t that many people enrolled in that school. 1A is the smallest and 4A is the largest. All teams had a tournament the 23rd of may through the 25th.

Boys soccer won state. They currently have one loss on the season and have a 19 game winning streak. They beat Toppenish on friday in semi finals. With one of their best defenders out Skyler Weight who had gotten badly hurt put his season the end, but the Mariners persisted and proceeded to win. With many seniors on the team this was their final run to win it all. They have definitely bounced back from last year where the team lost in the quarter finals of state against Franklin Pierce in a penalty shootout. The boys team won State against Columbia River 1-0. Sehome defeated the defending champs and ended their 45 game winning streak. Julius Ellison scored the final goal to secure their state title. Richard Henderson, the coach of the boys varsity team was very pleased with the result. “That’s how you win State boys” Henderson told the team.

The Sehome Boys hold up their trophy after a hard fought win against Columbia River, “I couldn’t ask for a better team.” Henderson said.

Boys lacrosse made it to State. But the team lost in the first round of State against Vashon who were rated number one in Washington. The team is fairly new and they made it to State which is exciting for a new team. “Our overall season went pretty well, it was more of a building season. We had 12 new kids that have never picked up a stick before. I feel that we will do really well next season after all of the experience that the new players are getting.” Leo Gresen (11) said. The team made it to state this year but is looking to do better next year.

Will Henkel puts on his helmet before warm ups for a game.

Shane Lynette was the only Sehome competitor to make it to State for Tennis.One player made it to State for boys tennis. Shane Lynette (12) was the only player who made it. But Tully Scott and Trevor Seaholm were supposed to go to State but couldn’t because Scott broke his collarbone during  the soccer season. Scott, a goalie for JV who would swing up on Varsity, was injured in a soccer game against Squalicum. His collarbone broke when a player on the other team ran into him. Him and his tennis partner were knocked out because of this injury. Boys State tennis goes on at the same time as Soccer State, which was why Scott and his partner were disqualified. Lynette got first place for singles in state but the team did not win overall.

Shane Lynette (12) poses with the bracket which he won every game to help him get first place for boys singles.

Boys baseball proceeded to semi-finals and had a game against Fife on Friday May 24th. The team with a record of 16-9 they lost in the semis against Fife 0-2. They had a no hit game which was disappointing to many of the players. Lukas Delisle (12) spoke on why he thinks they are doing so well, “This is the best we have done in the four years i’ve been on Varsity. I think this is because we are senior heavy and we have a way better team chemistry than other years,”. Delisle said.

The baseball team after their disappointing loss in semis takes a picture with their former players, Evan Kingma (left) and Shane Jamison (right)

Girls Fast pitch advanced to State. They made it all the way to  semi-finals but lost to Woodland 0-5. They ended up tying for 5th place in State. The team had an overall good season, they won the District Tournament. The assistant coach Kim Kirk talked about the team and how they did. “I knew we would make the District Tournament, but I didn’t know that we would absolutely destroy the other teams. I was also surprised that we made it all the way to the semifinals. This team has really come together with many of the younger players stepping up to compete and be a large part of their success.” Kirk said. The team overall did really well for starting off with a rocky start according to Kirk.

Savana Smith throws a pitch against woodland in a tough loss 0-5

The track team also competed in State. They did not win, but boys placed 1st for academics. The team got 12th in the 4×100 relay for girls. “The team did pretty well overall with a couple of second places. One of them was from Lucas Cunningham who .01 seconds off from getting first. The team did pretty well overall throughout season” Janie Wilson (11) said. The team had done well during the season and sending many players to state. This was an overall success for the Sehome track team according to Wilson.

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