2017 Spring Sports Season Highlight
2017 Spring Sports Season Highlight
Posted on 06/06/2017

Rick Wells, director of athletics, health, and fitness, presented the Puyallup School Board with a spring athletics season wrap-up featuring team and individual highlights at the June 5 Puyallup School Board meeting at Edgemont Junior High.

The board congratulated the Puyallup High School baseball team for being South Puget Sound League (SPSL) 4A champions, West Central District champions, Washington Interscholastic Activities and Athletics (WIAA) State Champions, as well as earning the WIAA Distinguished Academic Award with a combined team grade point average (GPA) of 3.186. The team finished the season with 25 wins and only 2 losses.

The board also commended Rogers High girls track team member, Jelani Heath, who earned the State Champion title in the long jump.

The Rogers High School girls track team earned third place in the SPSL 4A division with 5 wins and 3 losses. They also earned the WIAA Outstanding Academic Award with a combined team GPA of 3.6.

The Puyallup High fast pitch team earned SPSL 4A champions, West Central District champions, and took second place in the WIAA state tournaments. The fast pitch team completed the season with 22 wins and 2 losses.

The Puyallup High boys soccer team also brought home SPSL 4A champion title as well as the WIAA distinguished academic award with a combined team GPA of 3.497. They completed the season with 13 wins, 4 losses, and 3 ties.

The Puyallup High School girls track and field team took second place in the SPSL 4A division with 5 wins and 4 losses.

The Puyallup High School girls tennis team took third place in the SPSL 4A division with 7 wins and 4 losses.

The Puyallup High School girls water polo team took second place in the SPSL 4A division, they also took third place at the SPSL 4A tournament and went on to take sixth place at the state tournament. The water polo team finished the season with 17 wins and 6 losses.

Emerald Ridge High track team member Karlee Stueckle took first place in the state tournament for 100-meter hurdles as well as 300-meter hurdles.

The Emerald Ridge High School girls track team took second place in the SPSL 4A division with 4 wins and 2 losses, and the baseball team earned third place in the SPSL 4A division with 11 wins and 11 losses.

Rogers High boys track team member, Omarei Gregory, earned the state champion title in the triple jump.

The Rogers High School boys track team earned second place in the SPSL 4A division with 6 wins and 2 losses. They went on to take fifth place at the state tournament and earned the WIAA Distinguished Academic Award with a combined team GPA of 3.349.

The Rogers High School fastpitch team was undefeated and earned SPSL 4A Champions. They went on to place fifth at the state tournament and also earned WIAA Outstanding Academic Award with a combined team GPA of 3.61.

The Rogers High School girls tennis team earned third place in the SPSL 4A division with 5 wins and 2 losses. They also earned the WIAA Outstanding Academic Award with a combined team GPA of 3.9.

Ten teams this season earned the WIAA Distinguished Academic Award, which is awarded to teams with a combined GPA of 3.0 to 3.49. Six teams earned the WIAA outstanding academic award, which is awarded to teams with a combined GPA of 3.5 to 4.0.

The SPSL South Division also awarded Coach of the Year honor in their respective sports. The spring SPSL coaching recognition went to Puyallup High softball coach Tony Batinovich.

In addition the Rogers High softball coach, Jacy Ramsey, was recognized as the Tacoma News Tribune All-area Coach of the Year.

Director of Athletics, Health and Fitness, Rick Wells, celebrated the many accomplishments exclaiming, “One character attribute that athletics superbly cultivates is self-discipline, and that trait was once again readily observed in the efforts of our student-athletes and teams this past spring season. I offer a hearty congratulations to all our athletes on their accomplishments!”

Devin Konsmo
konsmdm@puyallup.k12.wa.us