Photos by Kurt Howard
It was senior night for the Lancers as senior Tony Sprague shakes the hand of Kennedy Catholic's head coach Bob Bourgette.

SLIDESHOW: Loss to JFK puts Foster on fringe

By Tim Clinton
Two teams on the move met at Highline Memorial Stadium Thursday, but only one managed to do much moving up and down the field.
Kennedy Catholic cruised to a 49-0 lead over Foster by halftime and held the margin through the second half for the win.
The Lancers clinched the Seamount League title thanks to that win and a 56-12 Hazen loss to Lindbergh on Friday.
They improved to 5-0 in Seamount League play and to 7-0 overall with one game to go -- a 7 p.m. Thursday meeting with Hazen -- the only other Class 3A team in the league -- at Renton Stadium.
"Here we play every game as important," said Kennedy head coach Bob Bourgette, whose team is still eyeing an undefeated regular season. "You just have to play your best against your opponent. It doesn't matter what the standings are."
Foster, meanwhile, is in a must-win situation.
The Bulldogs (2-3, 2-6) face off against Evergreen in a 7 p.m. home game Friday, and a win there would clinch a top three finish among the 2A teams in the Seamount League and send them to the postseason.
"We have to beat Evergreen to get an opportunity," said Foster head coach Matt Leonard.

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SLIDESHOW: Foster falls to Lindbergh, 20-7

By Ed Shepherd

Everything could have gone just right for Foster's football team, beating the foe. The Bulldogs had enough opportunities to do so, no doubt, but everything just went wrong in a 20-7 loss to the Lindbergh Eagles in a game the Bullogs led at one point, and, being at home, under the lights, in front of screaming fans, Friday night.

"We were there, we had the scheme, we had the play, we just didn't make it," said Matt Leonard, Foster head coach, whose team fell to 2-2 in the Seamount while Lindbergh upped its record to 3-1.

So just what went wrong?


Big plays, on offense and defense. The Eagles made more big plays.
The Eagles scored first with 1:08 left in the first quarter on a drive that started at their own 34-yard line with 6:20 on the clock. They went 13 plays for a two-yard touchdown, with the two-point conversion no good.

The Bulldogs got the ball, but they didn't go anywhere on offense its second possession of the first quarter, kicking it on fourth down, just seconds into the second quarter.

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​Rams' setter, Sara Westhoff, touching the ball upward for Mariya Manuel to run onto and hit it over the net in a game against Todd Beamer inside the Mount Rainier gym.

SLIDESHOW: Todd Beamer tops Mount Rainier

By Ed Shepherd

Mount Rainier gave it a good go against a team with a much better record in Todd Beamer on Tuesday.

The Lady Rams scored a third game victory off the Titans, but that was too little, too late, in a momentum sense, anyway, as the Rams went on to lose the match in four sets, 11-25, 17-25, 25-22, 16-25, in South Puget Sound League North Division volleyball action inside the Todd Beamer gymnasium in Federal Way.

The Rams dropped to 3-6 in the South Puget Sound League North Division while the Titans improved to 8-1.

Mount Rainier coach Tom Wells put the blame not on players, per se, but on passing, which, as a whole, the team did not do a very good job at a lot of the time.

"Bad passing," said Wells, "It's a spot we have to work on."

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