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2017 Metro League Semifinals
Team Ticket Pre-Order

PARTICIPATING TEAMS ONLY

This opportunity to pre-order tickets is for players or coaches who are with the participating semifinal teams playing at Alaska Airlines Arena on Wednesday, February 8th.

By purchasing tickets on-line, you will not have to wait in-line to purchase tickets at the building. All pre-order tickets are $10 per ticket. There is a ten (10) ticket limit for all pre-sales per “Athlete” or “Coach”.

If we determine more than ten tickets have been ordered for one athlete or coach, we will invalidate the order and refund the purchase. We will not make tickets available for these orders.

HOW IT WORKS

Follow these steps to order your tickets on-line:
1. Request the number of tickets you wish to purchase, There is a ten (10) ticket limit for all pre-sales per “Athlete” or “Coach”.
2. You will enter what school your student or coach is a part of.
3. You will enter one (1) name, this person will pick up your entire order at the WILL CALL window on game day.  You can designate ONLY ONE PERSON to pick up your tickets. They will need their Identification to pick up your ticket order.

TICKET PICK-UP

On Wednesday, February 8th, the person you designated to pick up your tickets can do so beginning at 3pm. Your pre-order will be available at the WILL CALL window at the HUSKY STADIUM BOX OFFICE. Your designee MUST present Identification in order to receive your ticket order. The name on the Identification must match the name entered on-line when you purchased your tickets.

GAME AND BROADCAST SCHEDULE

2017 Metro League Tournament Semifinals schedule of events:

• Winner Metro #6 vs Metro #3 Play-in vs. Rainier Beach – Girls 3:30pm*
• Winner Metro #5 vs Metro #4 Play-in vs. Nathan Hale  – Boys 5:30pm*
• Winner Metro #5 vs Metro #4 Play-in vs. Bishop Blanchet  – Girls 7:00pm*
• Winner Metro #6 vs Metro #3 Play-in vs. Garfield – Boys 8:30pm**

* Varsity Hoops Live Broadcast on www.theFinalScore.TV
** Varsity Hoops Live Broadcast on Sports Radio 950 KJR-AM

ORDER YOUR TICKETS

ORDERS ARE CLOSED- TICKETS AT THE BOX OFFICE!

Hoops Overview:
South Sound
Steve Dion & T.J. Cotterill


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League Overview presented by theFinalScore.TV

Steve Dion and T.J. Cotterill from the Tacoma News Tribune break down high school hoops in the South Sound this season. Which teams have made an early impact heading into the holiday break?

T.J. joins Steve to break down the top players, teams and the overall strength of Sound Sound hoops this year.

Listen to our South Sound Hoops Overview by clicking on the PLAY BUTTON below.

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VFL’s Big Games of the Week:
Skyline vs. Bothell & Sumner vs. Olympia

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Game Recaps as broadcasted on Sports Radio 950 KJR

Listen to Varsity Football Live’s Radio Recaps by clicking on play button below

Varsity Football Live’s Big Games of the Week
Skyline vs. Bothell & Sumner vs. Olympia

Big Games of the Week: Skyline vs. Bothell & Sumner vs. Olympia
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2016 VFL Coach Interview
Olympia
Head Coach Bill Beattie

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2016 Varsity Football Live Coach Interview
Olympia – Head Football Coach
Bill Beattie

Olympia coach Bill Beattie joins Dick Fain on Varsity Football Live to talk about his path to the Bears including his experience with Sid Otton as a player and aspiring coach. He also talks about the 2016 team by discussing his top players and how they stack up to a tough SPSL. How does he feel his squad has adjusted to the new league?

To catch the complete radio interview with Olympia Coach Bill Beattie,
simply click on the PLAY BUTTON below.

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Sumner Stages Second Half Comeback to Knock Off Oly

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Friday Oct 7th 2016 4A SPSL Boys Football
Sunset Chevrolet Stadium 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Olympia 3 3 3 7 16
Sumner 0 0 14 7 21

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Sumner Stages Second Half Comeback to Knock Off Oly
By Steve Dion

Sumner Head Coach Keith Ross is well aware of the target his team has become and how each opponent the Spartans face are going to bring their best to try to knock off the top dog in the SPSL. Olympia was the next in line on Friday to challenge the league leader led by a strong running game featuring Scott Gunther.

Olympia’s game-plan was well executed in the first half, gumming up the point of attack led by Amir Matheney and preventing the potent Sumner playmakers from reaching the second level. The Bears generating their offense on the tough running of Gunther who moved the chains on critical third and fourth down conversions. This led to a pair of field goal by Skyler Davis who created a 6-0 halftime lead for Oly.

The Bears had kept the ball out of Connor Wedington’s hands for most of the first half, but the opening kickoff of the second half was when the trend was bucked. The UW commit brought the kick into Bear territory and moments later, he was in the endzone after a 37 yard scamper to the corner pylon for six.

The lead would shift back to the visitors when Davis buried his third field goal, but the trip to Sumner’s redzone was a golden opportunity to capitalize with a touchdown. The Spartans make them pay when they marched down the ball down the field and put the ball in Tre Weed’s hands who took a screen pass 31 yards to the house.

Sparty added on shortly thereafter with another Wedington score and was able to hang on despite a late touchdown for the Bears. Sumner moves to 6-0, Olympia picks up their first loss moving them to 5-1.

The Final Score:
Sumner 21, Olympia 16.

Top Performers

Sumner
Connor Wedington- 16 rush, 175 yds, 2 TDs

Olympia
Skyler Davis- 3 FGs (31,31,40)

4A State Rankings
Football Week #3

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4A LIVE 5! Football Week #3
# School League Record
1 Sumner South Puget Sound 3-0
2 Camas Greater St. Helens 3-0
3 Richland Mid-Columbia 3-0
4 Graham-Kapowsin South Puget Sound 3-0
5 Bothell KingCo 3-0


4A IN THE HUNT Football Week #3
# School League Record
6 Chiawana Mid-Columbia 3-0
7 Monroe WesCo 3-0
8 Olympia South Puget Sound 3-0
9 Skyline KingCo 2-1
10 Battle Ground Greater St. Helens 3-0


4A ON THE BUBBLE Football Week #3
# School League Record
- Lake Stevens WesCo 3-0
- Woodinville KingCo 3-0
- Eastlake KingCo 2-1
- Bellarmine Preparatory South Puget Sound 2-1
- Union Greater St. Helens 2-1

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Bellarmine Prep vs. Olympia
Audio Game Recap
Dick & TJ on Varsity Football Live

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Varsity Football Live – Game Recap – TJ Cotterill
Bellarmine Prep vs. Olympia

Listen to Dick and TJ Cotterill break down the action in this high scoring shootout.
Simply click on the PLAY BUTTON below.

 

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Read T.J. Cotterill’s full article at TheNewsTribune.com

4A State Rankings
Football Week #2

WASHINGTON STATE RANKINGS WEEK #2

 

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4A LIVE 5! Football Week #2
# School League Record
1 Sumner South Puget Sound 2-0
2 Camas Greater St. Helens 2-0
3 Graham-Kapowsin South Puget Sound 2-0
4 Richland Mid-Columbia 2-0
5 Bothell KingCo 2-0


4A IN THE HUNT Football Week #2
# School League Record
6 Bellarmine Preparatory Sound Puget Sound 2-0
7 Skyline KingCo 1-1
8 Monroe WesCo 2-0
9 Chiawana Mid-Columbia 2-0
10 Skyview Greater St. Helens 1-1


4A ON THE BUBBLE Football Week #2
# School League Record
- Battle Ground Greater St. Helens 2-0
- Olympia South Puget Sound 2-0
- Union Greater St. Helens 2-0
- Eastlake KingCo 2-0
- Lake Stevens WesCo 2-0

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Football Preview:
NPSL & SPSL
Dion & Cotterill Preview
New Leagues


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League Preview presented by theFinalScore.TV

Steve Dion and TJ Cotterill breakdown the league reclassifications. Leagues have disappeared, new leagues have appeared. Narrows is gone, SPSL leagues have changed just to name a few.

We’ll break down the changes, the teams and players to look out for in 2016. This will be a crazy season in the South Sound Region – Follow us all year long on Varsity Football Live on Sports Radio 950 KJR and theFinalScore.TV.

Listen to our NPSL/SPSL Football Preview by clicking on the PLAY BUTTON below.

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Audio Recap: West Central District- Timberline vs. Olympia

Game Recap
West Central District- Timberline vs. Olympia 2-17-16



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In a winner-to-state match-up in the 4A West Central District 3 bracket, Narrows League opponents Timberline and Olympia squared off for the third time this season. The Bears captured the first two, would Timberline prevail in the all-important round three? Listen as Nic Beckman provides a game recap including post-game comments from Timberline senior Jarryn Bush and Olympia head coach John Kiley!

To listen to the game recap, simply click on the PLAY BUTTON below.

 


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Bush Leads Timberline in 4th, Punches Ticket to Regionals


Bush Leads Timberline in 4th to Punch Ticket to Regionals
By Steve Dion

Wednesday- February 17th 2016 Boys 4A West Central District 3
Stadium High School 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Olympia 17 11 14 14 56
Timberline 15 11 22 18 66


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In the second of two consolation match-ups in the West Central District 3 tourney at Stadium HS on Wednesday night, Timberline and Olympia squared off for the third time this season. Olympia won the first two, but Timberline was able to capture round three which earns the Blazers a berth in the regional round next week.

Oly held a narrow two-point lead at the break with Hunter Sipe finding a rhythm recording 10 of his team-high 15. The size advantage for Timberline was evident early as Jaelen Bush finished at the rim with regularity. Like the first two match-ups in the regular season, Olympia coach John Kiley stated, “This was a classic Olympia/Timberline battle and little things made the difference in the end.”

The Blazers started to take control of the game late in the third quarter when Erik Stevenson fired his team up with emphatic blocks on the defensive end and a three at the horn before the final frame. Needing a late surge, Liam Murphy knocked down a three with a foul for a four point play. However, Jarryn Bush scored tough buckets down the stretch as part of his game-high 21 to pull away and secure a Timberline win. When asked about moving on to regionals again, Bush said, “It feels just as sweet this year now that it’s my senior year.” He added, “All respect goes out to Olympia High School. That is probably the best defense I’ve personally seen.” Bears Coach Kiley talked about his team’s memorable season stating, “From May 31st when I took over the program, the kids bought in completely and I can never thank the seniors enough.” When asked about what he told his team in the locker room, Kiley responded, “I told them two things. I told them that I am extremely proud of them. And I told them that I loved them.”

With the win, Timberline will play Kentridge on Saturday at Mt. Tahoma High School at noon to determine the fifth and sixth seeds from West Central District three. From there, the Blazers play in a must-win game that would advance them to the Tacoma Dome.

The Final Score
Timberline 66, Olympia 56.

Top Performers:

Timberline
Jarryn Bush- 21 points

Olympia
Hunter Sipe- 15 points

Head Coach Interview: John Kiley (Olympia)



Olympia – Head Coach
John Kiley

Steve Dion had a chance to catch up with head coach of the Olympia Bears John Kiley following a first round win in the 4A West Central District Tournament. He talks about the pivotal third quarter which helped Oly secure a 70-50 victory.

Coach Kiley also previews Friday’s match-up against Kentwood which with a win secures a berth to regionals. Finally, he discusses the energy and excitement around campus his team has created in a season which turned a non-playoff team last year to one of the top teams in 4A!

To catch the complete interview with Coach Kiley, simply click on the PLAY BUTTON below.

 


West Central District 3: First Round Recap

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West Central District 3: First Round Recap by Nic Beckman

West Central District 3 playoffs got underway with eight home games for the top seeds as 16 teams from the SPSL and Narrows leagues vie for the 6 WCD3 state tournament seeds. Home court advantage was evident as 7 of the 8 host teams came away with wins.

The top two seeds in the SPSL continued their dominance. #1 seed Federal Way had the Tornados of Yelm blow into the Eagles nest. After a close first quarter 17-12, coach Jerome Collins’s Eagle team pulled away. Behind the 19 points of Ferron Flavors and a 29-10 third quarter, Federal Way still undefeated with a comfortable win moves on. The Final Score FW 78 Yelm 41.

The #2 seed Curtis Vikings, undefeated in league play until a 63-61 loss to Federal Way at the ShoWare in the SPSL tournament championship defended their home court. Coming off a 66-63 win over Kentwood, the Vikings faced another SPSL Northeast foe in Kentlake. Aushanti Potts-Woods with 27 and Glenn Jordan with 19 combined for more than the Falcons could total as a team. The Final Score Curtis 83 Kentlake 45.

Narrows #1 seed Bellarmine matched up with SPSL South Spanaway Lake. The Lions 18-3 on the season with an unblemished 12-0 league record under the direction of head coach Bernie Salazar represented for their league with a home court opening round win over the Sentinels. The Final Score Bellarmine 75 Spanaway Lake 65.

The #2 seed out of the Narrows coach John Kiley’s Olympia Bears at 18-3 on the season and 10-2 in league play, had the Todd Beamer Titans in the house for first round action. The Bears continue on their quest to the Dome getting a 20 point win over Beamer. The Final Score Olympia 70 Todd Beamer 50.

Emerald Ridge travelled north to Kentwood to face the Conquerors. Jason Cassens and the Jags were up 12-11 after the first quarter, but coach Blake Solomon’s Conk’s were ready for the challenge. Kentwood with four players in double digits would be led by Darius Lubom with 20 and Rayvaughn Bolton with 12 as Cassens with 10, was the only Jaguar to reach double digits. The Final Score Kentwood 58 Emerald Ridge 41.

Coach John Callaghan’s Wolves of South Kitsap crossed the bridge to come play the Vikings in Puyallup. Daniel Tomkiewicz with 9 second quarter points to lead all scorers at half with 11, saw his team down 34-30. The Viks were paced by Jaden Vollmen and Tony Gutierrez each with 9. Tomkiewicz would add 8 3rd quarter points and tie the game at 42. SK down 1, 44-45 heading into the final period. Coach Scott Campbell turned up the Viking pressure and held the Wolves without a point in the quarter until 3:24 remaining. By that time Puyallup was up 54-45, Tony Gutierrez in his first game back from a quadriceps injury hit 6 of the Puyallup 13 3’s enroute to game high honors with 23. South Kitsap’s Daniel Tomkiewicz finished with 22 and Eric Wattree added 16. The Final Score Puyallup 59 South Kitsap 55.

Kent Meridian facing rival Kentridge was able to overcome an 11 point halftime deficit to tie it at 57 at the end of regulation. But Mahlik Hall with 23 and Romaine Jackson with 18 for the Royals were not enough to get their team over the hill. The Chargers held home court with a 12 -7 overtime period, Joran Ticeson led the Chargers with 19. The Final Score in OT Kentridge 69 Kent Meridian 64.

The Blazers of Timberline after finishing third behind Bellarmine and Olympia in Narrows league play, had to go to Thomas Jefferson for their first round match-up. The Raiders of the SPSL Northwest behind leading scorer Darius Anderson were unable to defend their home court. Timberline gets the only visitor win on the night. The Final Score Timberline 52 Thomas Jefferson 48.

Friday night will see winners bracket match ups Federal Way vs Timberline at 6pm, followed by Olympia vs Kentwood at 7:45pm at Auburn Mountainview HS. Bellarmine vs Kentwood at 6pm and Puyallup will face Curtis for the third time this season at 7:45pm at Mt. Tahoma HS. Winners will move on for #1 through #4 seeds.

On the loser out side of the the bracket, Yelm vs Jefferson at 6pm, then Beamer vs Emerald Ridge at 7:45pm will be played at Stadium HS. Spanaway Lake vs Kent Meridian 6pm and South Kitsap vs Kentlake at 7:45pm are playing at Auburn HS. The winners all working for the final 2 seeds from the West Central District 3 heading into the state regional round the final week of February.

Audio Recap: Olympia vs. Tahoma



Olympia head coach John Kiley


Game Recap
Olympia vs. Tahoma 1-16-16

Saturday night presented an exciting non-league game between Narrows and SPSL representatives in Olympia and Tahoma. Listen as Nic Beckman provides an audio recap of an exciting matchup including post-game comments by head coach of the Olympia Bears John Kiley!

To listen to the game recap, simply click on the PLAY BUTTON below.

 


Olympia Wins Battle of the Bears Against Tahoma


Olympia Wins Battle of the Bears Against Tahoma
By Steve Dion

Saturday- January 16th 2016 Boys 4A Narrows/SPSL
Tahoma High School 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Tahoma 12 10 9 12 43
Olympia 9 6 10 23 48


Olympia senior Liam Murphy

Saturday night at Tahoma High School featured a bear brawl between host Tahoma and Olympia. The home team jumped out to a early lead as Tagen Whitaker and Hayden Sundstrom combined for 19 first half points. The pair outscored the entire output for Olympia in the opening two quarters as their early foul trouble prevented them from finding a rhythm. Additionally, Oly dealt with the misfortunes of a pesky rim that denied several shots that appeared to be on the way down the hatch. At the break, THS led 22-15 with a heavy dose of momentum that would propel their effort at a major upset in the final two frames.

Clearly displeased with the execution of his team in the first half, coach John Kiley brought Olympia back onto the court with significant time remaining in the intermission period. Tahoma was unfazed by the increased intensity shown by the Oly defense as their crisp ball movement led to back-door cuts and open jumpers. David Woodward jump-started the OHS attack late in the third by scoring 8 of his 15 total points which tied Brett Thompson for the team lead. The two seniors additionally led an increased defensive emphasis to spark a run that caused the Olympia fans to rise to their feet. Clayton Stultz quieted the crowd on a pivotal late possession in the third by burying a mid-range jumper that was preceded by a series of great ball movement by Tahoma. The home team led by a half-dozen heading into the final quarter.

An early foul in the fourth on Stultz forced Coach Kilgallon to substitute for his dominant post to which Olympia responded with a run that closed the game. An acrobatic shot by Woodward while drawing contact fell and Olympia could sense they were in control. Thompson was able to knock down some tough shots in the block to add to the lead Oly finally obtained. In his postgame comments, Coach Kiley praised the defense by stating, “I thought the guys dug pretty deep…Brett (Thompson) and David Woodward both just willed something to happen!” Stultz returned and drained some tough jumpers, but the damage was done. Olympia was able to avoid a big loss on their impressive season resume. When asked what was the catalyst for the momentum to shift, Coach Kiley replied, “Once we started to jump some passing lanes smartly in good balance, we were able to make some plays.” Despite the loss, Tahoma can build off their effort on Saturday night.

The Final Score
Olympia 48, Tahoma 43.

Top Performers:
Olympia
David Woodward- 15 points
Brett Thompson- 15 points

Tahoma
Clayton Stultz- 12 points

Olympia Remains Undefeated With Road Win Over Stadium


Olympia Remains Undefeated With Road Win Over Stadium
By Steve Dion

Friday- December 18th 2015 Boys 4A Narrows
Stadium High School 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Stadium 6 9 14 18 47
Olympia 25 21 6 18 70


Olympia senior Liam Murphy

After four games of the 2015-16 season, the Olympia Bears have equaled their win total from a year ago. On Friday night, the Coach John Kiley led squad from Washington’s capital travelled north to take on the Tigers from the scenic campus of Stadium High School. Olympia jumped out to a lightning quick start as Hunter Sipe recorded a lay-up four seconds into the game. This was the catalyst for a 16-1 run to start the game. When the Tigers knocked down their first field goal, they were facing a sizable deficit. Oly was also strong on the defensive end of the floor in which they drew three first-half charges and built a large rebounding advantage which finished 37-18. In his postgame remarks Kiley stated, “I felt it was one of our best halves of basketball.” Could the Bears stave off the Tigers in the final two quarters with a big lead?

Stadium emerged from the locker room with a renewed sense of energy by gradually cutting into the deficit. The increased defensive intensity including blocks by Jaz Howard and steals by Dieauka Bradley set up transition buckets on the other end. Kiley said, “To Stadium’s credit, they were out-working us in the second half.” However, the Bears righted the ship in the final quarter and both teams scored 18 apiece in the fourth and the coaching staff was pleased with their ability to close out. In regards to the 4-0 start, Kiley praised his seniors by replying, “Eddie Beusch and Liam Murphy put so much time in this fall as leaders in the weight room…they really want to see a great basketball season and a legacy develop for them.” The Bears will get that opportunity when they take off to Florida for a holiday tournament soon.

The Final Score
Olympia 70, Stadium 47

Top Performers:
Olympia
Zaiden Hernandez- 16 points, 7 rebounds

Stadium
Jaz Howard

Hoops Preview: Narrows & SPSL

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Listen to the Narrows/SPSL Hoops Preview by clicking on play button below

Narrows/SPSL Hoops Preview with TJ Cotterill from The News Tribune

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12-16-15

Issaquah Avenges Regular Season Loss, Prevails Against Olympia

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Friday Nov 6th 2015 4A Boys Football
Issaquah High School 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Issaquah 7 21 0 0 28
Olympia 0 7 7 0 14

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Issaquah Avenges Regular Season Loss, Prevails Against Olympia
By Steve Dion

We have reached the “survive and advance” point of the season where a win retains the quest to the Tacoma Dome. An intriguing “play-in” matchup on Friday night featured round two between Issaquah and Olympia. These two non-league squads played just over a month ago in the state capital in which the Bears defended their home turf and won 32-14 in Ingersoll Stadium. For this one, Olympia (7-2) reciprocated by traveling north to the Sammamish plateau to take on Issaquah (6-3) as the second place finisher in the KingCo4A was pitted against the Narrows runner-up.

Both teams got off to a slow start with short-lived possessions as the opposing defensive units caused difficulty for the offense to move the chains. Issaquah took the first step grabbing momentum through their defensive intensity especially demonstrated in Eagle linebacker Danny Flores. His energy resonated to fellow teammates when Issaquah broke the deadlock at 1:51 in the first quarter. Connor Pederson took an interception 47 yards to the house after getting key blocks en route to the pylon. Pederson also kicked the extra point showing his versatility on the field. At 7:54 in the second frame, Bryce Hughes was rewarded from a handful of chunk runs when he punched in a 3 yard score to which the home crowd yelled Huuuuuuughes! Olympia furthered their uphill battle in the first two quarters by shooting themselves in the foot with personal fouls. However, before the first half concluded the Bears commitment to the run was rewarded when Scott Gunther turned what initially was a stop at the line of scrimmage into a 42 yard touchdown run. Issaquah responded with a 29 yard pass from Cam Humphrey to Pederson moments later. The Eagles were still hungry. Hughes scampered 30 yards for a pick six twenty seconds after the ensuing kickoff pushing the lead to 28-7 at the break.

The three touchdown lead built by the home team proved to be sufficient to prevail even though they were unable to score in the final twenty-four minutes of the ball game. The Eagle defense held the Bear attack at bay enough by only allowing a lone touchdown in the second half. The non-league opponents split the season series 1-1, but Issy gets the one that counts. Olympia concludes their season 6-4. Hopefully this organically created rivalry continues in years to come!

The Final Score:
Issaquah 28, Olympia 14

Top Performer

Issaquah
Connor Pederson – 2 TDs (47 yard interception return, 29 yard reception), 3 interceptions

Coach Interview with
Timberline’s Nick Mullen

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2014 Varsity Football Live Interview
Timberline Blazers – Head Football Coach
Nick Mullen

A Tale of Two Seasons

Join us as Steve Dion talks with Coach Nick Mullen about the games the Blazers have played so far and Timberline’s identity as they change classifications.

Coach Mullen has a winning record in 5 of his first 6 years, but is facing new challenges this season.

“4A is a lot different – we were pretty strong in the 3A Narrows for a long time … I think our kids figured out sometimes a loss teaches you more than a win does.”

Going forward, Coach Mullen observes there is now a much different level of competition, with larger schools having more players.

His coaching philosophy includes very sound words of wisdom for his Blazers team, from “the harder you work, the harder it is to quit” – to knowing “you can only control what you can control.”

 

To catch the complete radio interview with Timberline Coach Nick Mullen,
simply click on the PLAY BUTTON below.

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Coach Interview with Olympia’s Bill Beattie

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2014 Varsity Football Live Interview
Olympia Bears – Head Football Coach
Bill Beattie

20 Years with the Bears

Join us as Dick Fain talks with Coach Bill Beattie about his 20 years at Olympia High School. He has led the Bears to the playoffs over and over and over, with high hopes to do it again this season.

Coach Beattie’s take on the South Sound football experience is that it’s a unique blend of teams and a wide variety of classifications, with coaches who have been coaching forever.

“We been very fortunate every year … it’s just what we do here, we expect to be in that league championship hunt every year and have a chance to go to the playoffs.”

For this season, Coach Beattie says, “the team has some height, with a good mix of senior starters and the other half underclassmen – always exciting for the year and the future as well.”

This week’s game spotlights their rivalry with Capital, in the 28th annual “Spaghetti Bowl” hosted by the Rotary Club to raise scholarship funds. Up to 8,000 people could be in attendance for this great community event, featuring the UW Marching Band as part of the festivities.

 

To catch the complete radio interview with Olympia Coach Bill Beattie,
simply click on the PLAY BUTTON below.

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