Photos by Kurt Howard
Evergreen quarterback Ryan Thol run the ball in for a touchdown.

SLIDESHOW: Red Raiders run past Evergreen

By Ed Shepherd
SPORTS CORRESPONDENT

Nathan Hale ran away in this one, literally -- scoring on seven touchdown runs along with two passing TDs to register a 63-13 Red Raiders victory over the Evergreen Wolverines in both's non-league season opener at Highline Memorial Friday night.

"Nathan Hale is quick, and disciplined," said Wolverines head coach Jim Wright, in his first year after coming over from Franklin High School in Seattle.

But this game was not over quite as quick as one might think. The Wolverines were in this game still after the first quarter, only down one touchdown, 15-7.

Starting the game off, the Wolverines got the kickoff and went seven plays and punted with the clock at 10:00. Then the Red Raiders went seven plays and punted with 7:30 left in the first quarter. Repeating the same sequence, the Wolverines made it through seven plays, one first down conversion in the mix, and punted. The Raiders went three and out their next set of plays, so, this game was a defensive battle to this point with 2:35 left in the first quarter.

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SLIDESHOW: Highline vs Ballard football

By Ed Shepherd
SPORTS CORRESPONDENT

The Highline Pirates played with a lot of heart and still found losing the game against Ballard's Beavers almost a foregone conclusion, trailing, 28-6, at halftime, and losing, 45-12, after non-league, season-opening action at Highline Memorial on Friday night.

"This game was about effort," said Pirates head coach Asosa Sailiai. "We had great effort."

The Pirates played with heart and that was no more evident than the fourth quarter, which came after the Pirates first scored in the first quarter with Malik White doing the running of the ball and making it 7-6, Beavers.

"He's a first year player on varsity, only a sophomore," said Sailaia.
But, that initial Pirates touchdown score was met with this ending becoming known rather quickly thereafter, as Ballard made it 14-6 early in the second quarter and 21-6 with 4:42 left in the second quarter. And, continuing to turn the pages of disaster for the Pirates, the Beavers scored once more, with no time left on the clock as the PAT sailed through the uprights.

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Sportswatch Sept. 10-16

Sports events worth keeping an eye on

For the week of Sept. 10-16

By Tim Clinton, SPORTS EDITOR

High schools
Football
West Seattle hosts Washington at 7 p.m. Friday at the Southwest Athletic Complex as Chief Sealth travels to Rainier Beach.
Mount Rainier is home at Highline Memorial facing Bethel at the same time as Evergreen goes to Fife, Foster to Sammamish and Highline to Nathan Hale.
Kennedy Catholic goes to Seattle Memorial to play Seattle Prep at 5 p.m. Friday.

Volleyball
Foster entertains Washington at 7 p.m. Wednesday, while Chief Sealth is home at the same time and West Seattle at Franklin.
Mount Rainier visits Lake Washington at 7 p.m. Thursday and Evergreen goes to Thomas Jefferson at 7:15 p.m.
Friday West Seattle is at home at 7 p.m. as Chief Sealth travels to Cleveland.
Monday's schedule has West Seattle hosting Cleveland and Chief Sealth entertaining Ballard, while Tuesday Evergreen is at Tyee, JFK at Highline and Hazen at Evergreen -- also at 7 p.m. -- with Mount Rainier hosting Blanchet at 7:15 p.m.

Girls soccer

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