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Pressure-packed playoff tune-ups suit AR just fine

The pressure was on – and Robyn Saarenas was loving every minute of it.

Auburn High sophomore Josh Croswell gets ready to let the javelin fly during practice earlier this week. Croswell posted an SPSL 3A-leading mark of 171 feet

Old home, new sport for Trojans track standout

A couple months ago, Josh Croswell was a long way from being the best javelin thrower in the South Puget Sound League.

Auburn High sophomore Josh Croswell gets ready to let the javelin fly during practice earlier this week. Croswell posted an SPSL 3A-leading mark of 171 feet

Back on the state diamond

One has long been a key cog in Auburn High’s powerhouse baseball program.

Auburn Riverside’s Shane Gutierrez

Quick start boosts Ravens

Tyson Sykes said he merely was trying to get his teammates involved in the game.

Auburn Riverside’s Shane Gutierrez

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Auburn Riverside’s Amanda Fitzsimmons celebrates after scoring in last Saturday’s playoff victory against Bonney Lake. The Ravens wound up second in the SPSL-Seamount tournament.

Lessons learned for Ravens

Chalk one up to a learning experience.

Auburn Riverside’s Amanda Fitzsimmons celebrates after scoring in last Saturday’s playoff victory against Bonney Lake. The Ravens wound up second in the SPSL-Seamount tournament.

Good to go: Trojans zoom to state

A slow start to the season and a coaching change proved to be just minor bumps in the road for the Auburn High baseball team.

Auburn Riverside’s Carly Holtgraves stretches for a shot during last Friday’s SPSL 3A girls doubles title match. Holtgraves and Caroline Craft defeated Auburn’s Peyton Prothero and Mariah Siemion

Right back in sync

A couple weeks had passed since the last time Carly Holtgraves and Caroline Craft teamed up on the tennis court.

Auburn Riverside’s Carly Holtgraves stretches for a shot during last Friday’s SPSL 3A girls doubles title match. Holtgraves and Caroline Craft defeated Auburn’s Peyton Prothero and Mariah Siemion

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Ravens power into state tourney

It wasn’t so much that Auburn Riverside Ravens fell into a soccer trap.

Auburn Riverside’s Max Thomas soars to head the ball toward the goal on a long throw-in. But Thomas’ attempt flew over the top. The Ravens fell behind 1-0

Booted out in a shootout

They agreed it was their top performance of the season.

Auburn Riverside’s Max Thomas soars to head the ball toward the goal on a long throw-in. But Thomas’ attempt flew over the top. The Ravens fell behind 1-0
Kyle Buchanan and the rest of the Auburn High baseball team have caught a late-season surge of momentum and now are seeking their third straight trip to the state tournament semifinals.   The Trojans begin Class 3A state play today in the regionals at Wheeler Field in Centralia when they take on Blanchet of the Seattle-based Metro League at 1 p.m. Kelso and Olympic square off in the 10 a.m. game at Wheeler.   The two winners will meet at 4 p.m. for a trip to Safeco Field for next weekend’s state semifinals and trophy round.   The Trojans are hoping to get back and earn a shot at reversing their fortunes from the past two years when the qualified for the championship game – at the Class 4A level in 2006 and at the 3A level last year – before coming up short.    Auburn
Kyle Buchanan and the rest of the Auburn High baseball team have caught a late-season surge of momentum and now are seeking their third straight trip to the state tournament semifinals.   The Trojans begin Class 3A state play today in the regionals at Wheeler Field in Centralia when they take on Blanchet of the Seattle-based Metro League at 1 p.m. Kelso and Olympic square off in the 10 a.m. game at Wheeler.   The two winners will meet at 4 p.m. for a trip to Safeco Field for next weekend’s state semifinals and trophy round.   The Trojans are hoping to get back and earn a shot at reversing their fortunes from the past two years when the qualified for the championship game – at the Class 4A level in 2006 and at the 3A level last year – before coming up short.    Auburn

State baseball at a glance

• WHEN: Regionals are today. Semifinals are Friday and Saturday, May 23 and 24, at Safeco Field.

District softball at a glance

• WHEN: Friday and today.

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Special Events

Roach earns ticket to Olympics Weightlifting grabs spot with top marks at trials

Melanie Roach’s long and painful journey is over. She finally is going to the Olympics.

Auburn Riverside’s Hannah Melick (5) puts the tag on Enumclaw’s Devan Borgen during last Saturday’s district semifinal game. Melick and the Ravens went on to a 3-0 victory before falling to Timberline in the finals

AR ready to turn up the heat

They hit the heat and a hurdle last weekend. But as far as coach Chris Leverenz is concerned, it’s now a wide-open road for the Auburn Riverside Ravens as they head to Tacoma for this weekend’s Class 3A state softball tournament.

Auburn Riverside’s Hannah Melick (5) puts the tag on Enumclaw’s Devan Borgen during last Saturday’s district semifinal game. Melick and the Ravens went on to a 3-0 victory before falling to Timberline in the finals

In the long run, Paulston setting sights on track crown

Micheal Paulston is one step closer to claiming a state girls track title in Pasco.