prep sports

Prep sports this week

    State matchups dominated prep sports last week, with showdowns in volleyball, cross country and swimming, and playoff action in football.


    Inglemoor's Vikings stayed alive in state grid play, beating Wilson of Tacoma 21-13 Saturday to advance to the state AAA quarterfinals.
    Inglemoor had been ahead 21-0 at the half, with scores from Kip Anderson on a 1-yard run, Kurt Sherwood with a 14-yard pass from Justin Stolmeier and Ronel Aquino, who ran for a 38-yard TD.
    But Wilson ran a kickoff return for a TD, then passed for another before the Vikings closed the door.
    Inglemoor plays Curtis in the next playoff round.


    Kingco champion Bothell and Woodinville both advanced to the state championships over the weekend in Spokane, and both fell victim to strong teams from the other side of the state.
    The Cougars were eliminated after losses to Lewis and Clark, Prairie, and North Thurston; beating the Falcons were River Ridge, Bellarmine, and Ferris.
    Bothell had gone to state as the second In Sea-King, losing the championship to Eastlake Nov. 4. Woodinville had beaten Lake Washington and Sammamish to take the third spot.


    In boys state competition, Bothell senior Jason Fryberg took eighth place and team Inglemoor placed seventh in state with 189 points, five points away from fifth place, the best finish in Inglemoor's history. Leading the Vikings were Efrem Kidane, who placed 24th, and Kumar Narayanan, 37th.
    Woodinville's Dana Hughes took 91st in the girls competition.


    Woodinville was eliminated by Bellarmine, falling 2-0 at the state AAA tourney. Bellarmine is the defending state champion and is ranked third in the nation.


    Vicki Schmaltz of Inglemoor came in 3rd in the 100 butterfly and 4th in the 200 freestyle, and Sara Schmied of Woodinville placed 4th in the 100 backstroke and 8th in 50 freestyle to lead Northshore swimmers at state.
    Also earning places at state were Woodinville swimmer Emily Schmied, 8th, 100 backstroke; Bothell's Mo Pendergast, 10th, 200 Individual Medley and 16th, 100 breaststroke; and Kari Peterson, 14th, 100 freestyle.
    The Vikings placed 7th and Falcons 10th in 200m medley relay, and Bothell took 3th in 200 freestyle relay.
    In SEA-KING District action, Inglemoor took fourth place with 142 points, falling to Mercer Island, Bellevue, and Sammamish. Bothell placed 9th with 63 points, and Woodinville took 10th with 60.
    Inglemoor took third in the 200-yard medley relay with a state time of 1:54.29.
    In the 200 individual medley, Bothell's Mo Pendergast placed fifth with a state time of 2:15.03. In the 50 free, Woodinville's Sara Schmied took fifth in 25.88, and also placed fifth in the 100 backstroke in 1:02.78.
    Vicki Schmaltz took the 100 butterfly for the Vikings with a state time of 58.63. Bothell's Kari Peterson placed sixth in 56.90.
    In the 200 free relay, Inglemoor placed fourth with a state time of 1:44.29; Bothell placed fifth with a state time of 1:45.76; Woodinville took sixth in 1:47.42.
    In the 100 breaststroke, Bothell's Mo Pendergast posted a state time of 1:11.62 to place fifth. In the 400 free relay, Woodinville took sixth in 3:56.87.


    The All-Kingco Academic Team has four from the Bothell/Inglemoor area. To be considered for the team, players had to be a senior with a GPA of 3.75 or higher and earned a varsity letter in either swimming or diving. On the team are Xenia DeLeon and Brenda Fitzer (Bothell), and M. J. Harbert and Kelly Hopkins (Inglemoor).