Highline Pirates pound River Ridge

By Tim Clinton
SPORTS EDITOR

Highline Pirate players took turns pounding the net in a 7-0 Friday night boys soccer rout of River Ridge.
The Pirates improved their record to 8-3-0 on the year with the win at Highline Memorial -- good for second place behind Tyee in the South Puget Sound League 2A divisional standings.

"So far so good," said Highline head coach Eduardo Millan. "It's our best season in the last four of five years. But we have a large target on our backs. Everyone is trying to chase us."

Six different players scored for the Pirates in the first half against the Hawks, and one added his second goal in the second half.

Leandro Anaya opened the scoring with 34:45 showing on the first half clock and Mario Simmons drilled the ball in from up close at the 26:50 mark.

Tommie McNeal struck from close in on the left side at 22:25 and Pedro Castro scored at 18:00 to make it a 4-0 game.
Guillermo Iraheta hit the back of the net at the 17:04 mark and Moises Guillen nailed a hard shot at 11:10 for the 6-0 halftime advantage.

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Highline Premier FC announces their upcoming tryout dates

Highline Premier FC upcoming tryout dates:
Boys and girls born in 2009 can tryout on March 28 and 29.
Tryouts for other ages will be in April and May.
Go to Team Tryouts to learn more and register your player for the appropriate age group.
HPFC provides the highest possible level of soccer development training to qualified youth players.
Do not miss the opportunity for your player to take their skills to the next level and train with the best!
More info at http://www.highlinepremier.com, and be sure to “Like” them on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/Highline-Premier-FC-117336144945280/.

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Carli Ronish warms up for her complete game victory against Franklin Pierce.

Seattle Christian Warriors rack up Redbirds

BY GERARDO BOLONG
Special to the Highline Times

The plan of putting the ball in play served the 1A Nisqually League Seattle Christian girls fast pitch softball team well in an 8-4 home victory against the 2A South Puget Sound League Franklin Pierce Cardinals on Friday, March 31.

"We had solid pitching, hit the ball hard and put the ball in play," said Warrior head coach Rick Ronish.
These factors came into play strongly in the bottom of the sixth inning when Seattle Christian used slight tremors of short range base hits to create an earthquake of offense after trailing 2-1.

Hannah Glynn punched a single before Lexi Bates hit a single just into left field as part of the Warrior initial surge. As the consecutive base hits accumulated, Seattle Christian created a major offensive upheaval. Maddy Fors singled through the left side and Kelli Ronish pulled the ball into right field for a one-baser as Seattle Christian gained a 4-2 lead. The hits just kept on coming. Kelsey Wieland singled through the middle for a run and Carli Ronish reached first on a ground ball to third base when the fielder held the ball without a throw.

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