Kentwood conquerors Ravens in swimming

The Kentwood High girls swim team put another one into the win column last Thursday.

The Kentwood High girls swim team put another one into the win column last Thursday.

The Conquerors boosted their South Puget Sound League North Division record to 5-1 with a 111-75 victory against Auburn Riverside. And although Kentwood didn’t post any state-qualifying marks, co-head coach Melissa York said it’s just a matter of time.

“We don’t have any state qualifiers yet,” she said. “But they’ll come.”

The Conquerors got victories in all three relay events. Elizabeth Molloy, Maggie Molloy, Kelly Phillips and Marissa Dyrdahl combined on both the 200-yard medley relay and the 400 free relay, clocking 2:03.97 in the medley and 4:00.27 in the free.

The 200 free relay team of Page Morris, Erica Wright, Jessica Malyevac and Yasi Azodi also took first in 1:56.24.

Individually, senior Elizabeth Molloy, who finished 15th in the 100 back in last year’s Class 4A state meet, was the winner of the 500 free. Her sophomore sister, Maggie Molloy, was first in the 50 free in 27.84.

Also grabbing first places for Kentwood were Malyevac in the 200 individual medley with a 2:29.32 time; Alison Wattles in diving with 149.50 points; Lindsay Krause in the 100 breaststroke at 1:18.65, and Phillips in the 100 free with a 1:00.31.

“Honestly, we knew we had some good speed coming into this season for the dual meets,” York said. “And we really wanted to work on team unity and team support for each other this season.”

Auburn Riverside won three events. Hailey Reichert accounted for two of those, taking the 200 free in 2:12.21 and the 100 butterfly in 1:08.85. Kate Wallen captured the 100 back in 1:09.66. Kentwood finishes its dual-meet season with meets against Kent-Meridian and Auburn. Auburn Riverside closes with Federal Way and Kentridge.

ALSO: Jefferson’s Amber Cratsenberg earned two state-qualifying times in the Raiders’ 140-32 victory against Kent Meridian last Thursday. Cratsenberg won the 50 free in 24.70 and the 100 free in 54.83. Also punching her ticket to state was K-M’s Joanna Wu, who finished second in the 50 (25.18) and in the 100 free (55.70).

SOCCER: AMV routs FP, 6-0

The Auburn Mountainview girls soccer team kicked its offense into high gear last Thursday.

Led by a pair of goals from Ali Clarkson and Hillary Frett, the Lions rolled past Franklin Pierce in a South Puget Sound League 3A match, 6-0.

Hannah Morse and Sydney Coleman also tallied goals for the Lions (3-2-0 with 9 points in league, 7-3-1 overall).

Clarkson’s two goals were unassisted. Auburn Mountainview’s Morse, Coleman and Deanna Colburn added assists in the win. Colburn shared credit for the shutout with Jessica McAllister.

ALSO: Jefferson (4-3-3, 15 points) shut down Auburn (2-7-1, 7 points), 2-0. Hannah Friedman scored both goals, one on an assist from Kelsey Learned. Nicole Price earned the shutout. … Auburn Riverside (6-1-3, 21 points) and Federal Way (3-5-2, 11 points) battled to a 1-1 tie last week. Megan Amis scored for the Ravens on an assist from Stephanie Horibe. … Savannah Johnson, Tarah Duty and Cassidy Richmond all scored as Tahoma pounded Kentridge, 3-0. Johnson and Ashley Lucas earned assists and Kaila Wilkinson and Amber Woolcock shared the shutout for the Bears (6-2-1, 19 points). Kentridge fell to 3-4-3, 12 points.

TENNIS: Auburn tops Ravens for first time

The Auburn tennis team made history this past week, earning its first-ever victory against district rival Auburn Riverside, 4-1.

The Trojans got a win in No. 1 singles with Travis Hanley powering past Auburn Riverside’s Jarad Schrader, 6-4, 6-3. Auburn’s Jesse Fisher came back from a first-set loss to beat Ian Downey in the No. 2 singles match, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.

In doubles play, Auburn’s No. 1 team of Josh Jeter and Jake Carson defeated Kyle McKee and Conner Bauman, 7-5, 6-1, while the No. 3 tandem of Brandon Wilber and Brenton Millard defeated Casey Low and Clay Sin, 6-0, 6-3.

Riverside’s only win came in No. 2 double as Sean Peterson and Michael Fain beat Tim Hartke and Eric Haughland, 7-5, 6-3.

ALSO: Thomas Jefferson improved to 11-2 with a 3-2 win over Kentwood last week. Kyle Creek beat Jake Cook in No. 2 singles, Branden Muraki and Brandyn Gomez took No. 2 doubles and the No. 3 duo of Ty Garceau and Kevin Park downed Andrew Moon and Chris Rumer. Kentwood (7-5) got victories from Tucker Siegert, who upended Joe Lee in No. 1 singles, and Max Manthou and Adrian Tabbaquin in No. 1 doubles. … Kentridge took another step toward the South Puget Sound League North Division crown with a 5-0 victory against Kent-Meridian.

GOLF: Kentwood picks up 2 titles

When things are going right, they’re going right.

And that certainly is proving to be the case these days on the Kentwood golf course.

On Thursday, the Kentwood boys and girls golf teams both collected respective titles.

On the boys’ side, Kentwood upended Kentridge 83-73 at Fairwood Golf and Country Club. Though Kentridge’s Sean McMullen came away with medalist honors, carding a 35 for eight points, Kentwood pushed six golfers under 40, which ultimately proved to be the difference.

Thomas Zavada carded the top overall score for the Conquerors (9-1), shooting a 38, good for 15 points. However, a host of other Conquerors weren’t far behind. Kent Hagen, Tyler Clavin and Aaron Dost all shot 39 while Shayne Barrett and Riley Kuranishi came in with a 40 each.

While the boys were busy wrapping up their second straight title, the Kentwood girls were finishing off a perfect 10-0 league season at Meridian Valley Country Club. As has been the case at every league match this year, Kentwood’s Rui Li earned medalist honors, carding a 3-under-par 35 in a 78-56 win over Kentridge.

“I’ve been playing well,” Li said. “I don’t know what my stroke average was, but I think it was under par (for the season). That was a goal.”

ALSO: Kentlake’s Kelli Wyatt carded a 44 at Riverbend Golf Course on Thursday, lifting Kentlake past Kent-Meridian, 69-8. Lindsey Douglas and Morgan Heller also enjoyed solid rounds for the Falcons, shooting a 46 and 52 respectively.