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2014 Post-Season Banquet and Video

The Enumclaw High School Boys Water Polo Team concluded their 2014 season with their annual Post Season Awards Banquet on Thursday, November 20. The Hornets celebrated their fifth consecutive year advancing to post-season play, an 18-8 season record, and a third place finish in the East Division.

The four seniors on the team earned All-Division recognition.  Captain Bryce VanHoof was named to the East Division First Team; Captain Jack Pugh and Goalkeeper Austin Kaehn earned East Division Second Team honors. Quinn Warner received East Division Honorable Mention.

Six Players earned special recognition from their teammates. Freshman Adam Percival earned the Most Improved Player Award, and freshman Nathan March earned the 110% Award. Senior Quinn Warner was voted Most Inspirational Player, and Senior Jack Pugh was recognized by the coaches with the 2014 Coaches' Award.  Senior Captain Bryce VanHoof was named Most Valuable Offensive Player; Senior Goalkeeper Austin Kaehn earned Most Valuable Defensive Player.

You can view the Hornets' post-season video on YouTube, at http://youtu.be/XIPIitjMEUA

Thanks to the team, friends, and families for their support, and for a fun, memorable, and successful season!

Special Thanks to Tracy Case Arnold and Brenda Sexton for their great photographs.

2014 Awards Banquet on Thursday

The Enumclaw High School Boys Water Polo Team will have their 2014 post-season Awards Banquet on Thursday, November 20 at the EHS Library from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

This year's banquet will be a dessert buffet – sophomores, juniors, and seniors please bring a dessert; freshmen bring drinks.

Congratulations to the team for another successful season, and a fifth consecutive trip to post-season play.  Thanks to all the parents, family, and friends for all the enthusiastic support this year.

2014 Hornets

Hornet Seniors Earn All-Division Honors

2014 Hornet Seniors Jack Pugh, Bryce VanHoof, Quinn Warner, and Austin Kaehn. photo by Annie Birklid

The four senior members of the Enumclaw High School Boys Water Polo Team were named to All-Division Teams for the 2014 boys water polo season.

Senior Captain Bryce VanHoof was named to the East Division First Team. Captain Jack Pugh and Goalkeeper Austin Kaehn earned East Division Second Team honors, and Quinn Warner claimed East Division Honorable Mention recognition.  Congratulations to all four!

The Hornets finished the 2014 season with a 17-6 regular season record, 7-3 in league play, and claimed third place in the East Division. The team advanced to the Region I Championship at Puyallup's Rogers High School, where they went 1-2 in post-season play, for an 18-8 season.

Bellevue Wins Fourth Straight State Title

photo by Bob Averill
For the fourth straight year, the Bellevue High School Boys Water Polo Team clinched the Washington State Boys Water Polo Championship. Bellevue claimed the title with an 8-6 win over the Curtis Vikings, on Saturday, November 15, at the Curtis Aquatic Center in University Place, WA.

The Wolverines led throughout the Championship Game, taking a 2-0 lead in the first period, on goals by Josh Rehder and Cameron Hayes. Bellevue outscored Curtis 2-1 in the second period, for a 4-1 halftime lead. Hayes scored both of Bellevue's second quarter goals. Zack Rossman scored two for Bellevue in the third period, and the Wolverines led 6-2 going into the final frame. Curtis outscored Bellevue 4-2 in the fourth, but the Wolverines held off the Vikings to claim the Championship; Rossman scored Bellevue's fourth quarter goals.

Congratulations to all the teams that took part in the Championship Tournament!

Saturday's Results:
Mercer Island 23, Auburn Mountainview 6
Roosevelt 20, Wilson 1
Bainbridge Island 10, Kentridge 8
Auburn Mountainview 12, Wilson 10
Mercer Island 11, Roosevelt 8
Bellevue 8, Curtis 6

Final Washington State Standings:
1. Bellevue
2. Curtis
3. Mercer Island
4. Roosevelt
5. Auburn Mountainview
6. Wilson
7. Bainbridge Island
8. Kentridge

State Championship Results, Day Two

photo by Bob Averill
Day Two of the Washington State Boys Water Polo Championship was completed on Friday, November 14 at Curtis High School in University Place, WA, and the two teams vying for the championship on Saturday have been determined.

Bellevue beat Mercer Island 11-9 in Friday's first semi-final game to earn a trip to Saturday's Championship Game, and Curtis beat Roosevelt 7-6 in the day's second semi-final for the chance to face the Wolverines in the Championship.

Friday's Results:
Wilson 6, Bainbridge Island 3
Auburn Mountainview 14, Kentridge 6
Bellevue 11, Mercer Island 9
Curtis 7, Roosevelt 6

Auburn Mountainview will face Mercer Island in Saturday's first game, at 10:00, and Wilson and Roosevelt will play in the second game at 11:30.  The winning teams of Saturday's first two games will play for third and fourth place at 5:00.  The two losing teams will play for fifth and sixth place at 3:00. Bainbridge Island and Kentridge will square off at 1:00 to determine the State's seventh and eighth place finishers.

The Championship Game, featuring Bellevue and Curtis, will conclude the tournament at 7:00 Saturday night.

State Championship Results, Day One

The Washington State Boys Water Polo Championship started Thursday, November 13 at the Curtis Aquatic Center in University Place, WA. Eight teams qualified for the championship tournament by placing in the top four of last weekend's regional tournaments, held at Curtis and Rogers High Schools.

Thursday's Results:
Mercer Island 19, Bainbridge Island 2
Bellevue 17, Wilson 4
Curtis 19, Auburn Mountainview 3
Roosevelt 16, Kentridge 4

The four winning teams advance to Friday's semi-final games; Mercer Island will face Bellevue at 6:30, Curtis and Roosevelt will play at 8:00. The winners of the semi-final games will play in Saturday's championship game at 7:00.

Bainbridge Island and Wilson play at 3:30 on Friday, and Auburn Mountainview and Kentridge face off at 5:00.

State Tournament Opens Thursday

photo courtesy Tracy Case Arnold
Competition begins on Thursday, November 13, at the 2014 Washington State Boys Water Polo Championship, hosted at Curtis High School, 8425 40th Street W., University Place, WA.

Eight teams have qualified for the tournament, after advancing from the Regional Tournaments held last weekend at Rogers High School, and Curtis High School.

Thursday's games begin at 3:30. when teams from Bainbridge Island and Mercer Island face off in game one. Game two is scheduled to start at 5:00, and pits defending State Champion Bellevue against Region I Champion Wilson. Curtis and Auburn Mountainview square off in game three, at 6:30, and the day's competition ends with game four, at 8:00, when Kentridge faces Region II Champ Roosevelt.

All teams will play each day of the tournament, but Thursday's winners will advance to the tournament's semi-final games, at 6:30 and 8:00 on Friday. The winners of Friday's semi-final games will face off in the Washington State Championship Game, at 7:00 on Saturday.

Follow this site for daily results through the tournament, and follow our Twitter feed @EnumclawPolo, to get game results as each game is completed.

Good Luck to all the participants!

Washington State Championship Bracket Posted

The Washington State Regional Championship Tournaments have been completed, and the brackets have been established for the Washington State Boys Water Polo Tournament, being held November 13 through 15 at Curtis High School in University Place.

Region I seeds are: Wilson – #1, Auburn Mountainview – #2, Bainbridge Island – #3, and Kentridge – #4. Seeds from Region II: #1 Roosevelt, #2 Mercer Island, #3 Curtis, and #4 Bellevue.

Wilson and Roosevelt Win Regionals

The Washington State Regional Tournaments completed on Saturday, November 8, and Wilson claimed the Region I Championship; Roosevelt won the Region II Title.

In the Region I title game, Wilson beat Auburn Mountainview 12-8; in Region II Roosevelt beat Mercer Island 7-5.

Saturday's Results:
Region I at Rogers High School
Wilson 8, Bainbridge Island 7
Auburn Mountainview 13, Gig Harbor 8
Bainbridge Island 6, Enumclaw 4
Kentridge 10, Gig Harbor 9
Wilson 12, Auburn Mountainview 8
Bainbridge Island 9, Kentridge 7

Region II at Curtis High School
Roosevelt 7, Bellevue 6
Mercer Island 12, Curtis 11
Bellevue 15, Newport 9
Curtis 17, Puyallup 9
Roosevelt 7, Mercer Island 5
Curtis 13, Bellevue 10

Enumclaw, Gig Harbor, Newport, and Puyallup were eliminated from post-season play on Saturday. Wilson, Auburn Mountainview, Bainbridge, and Kentridge advance to the State Tournament from Region I. Roosevelt, Mercer Island, Curtis, and Bellevue advance from Region II.

Hornets' Season Ends With Loss to Bainbridge

The Enumclaw High School Boys Water Polo Team's season came to an end on Saturday at the Region I Championship, held at Rogers High School in Puyallup, when the Hornets lost 6-4 to Bainbridge Island.

Both teams' defenses played tough throughout; the score was tied 1-1 after one quarter of play, and 2-2 at halftime. The Spartans scored twice in the third period, while blanking the Hornets. Both teams scored twice in the final frame as Bainbridge held off the Enumclaw squad.

Enumclaw had their opportunities, getting 27 shot attempts, but struggled to hit the back of the goal. Hornet Captain Bryce VanHoof scored three, and Captain Jack Pugh scored one. The Hornets attacking defense grabbed 21 steals, led by VanHoof with six, and goalkeeper Austin Kaehn with five. Kaehn also gathered 12 saves.

The win earned Bainbridge Island a berth at the State Tournament, November 13-15 at Curtis High School in University Place.

photo courtesy Tracy Case Arnold

Regional Tournaments Continue Saturday

Six teams will continue Regional Tournament play in Washington State's Boys Water Polo post-season on Saturday, by virtue of Friday wins at the tournaments, held at Rogers High School in Puyallup, and Curtis High School in University Place.

In the Region I Tournament, at Rogers High School, Bainbridge, Wilson, Gig Harbor, Auburn Mountainview, Enumclaw, and Kentridge will continue play on Saturday.  After two losses each, Auburn Riverside and Stadium have been eliminated from the tournament.

At Curtis High School, continuing play in the Region II Tournament are Roosevelt, Bellevue, Mercer Island, Curtis, Puyallup, and Newport. Lakes and Rogers have been eliminated.

Friday's Results:
Region I at Rogers High School
Bainbridge Island 7, Kentridge 5
Wilson 17, Auburn Riverside 10
Gig Harbor 11, Enumclaw 5
Auburn Mountainview 21, Stadium 11
Kentridge 15, Auburn Riverside 10
Enumclaw 17, Stadium 6

Region II at Curtis High School
Roosevelt 17, Puyallup 5
Bellevue 17, Lakes 5
Mercer Island 25, Rogers 3
Curtis 13, Newport 2
Puyallup 18, Lakes 7
Newport 13, Rogers 10

Saturday's schedules are posted below.

Enumclaw's Season Continues After Friday Win

photo courtesy Tracy Case Arnold
After losing to a high-powered Gig Harbor Team Friday afternoon, the EHS Boys Water Polo Team kept their playoff hopes alive with a convincing 17-6 win over Stadium late Friday night.

In the Hornets' opening game Friday at 5:30, at Puyallup's Rogers High School, the deeper Gig Harbor Tides knocked off Enumclaw 11-5.  The two teams were evenly match for the first half, with the game tied three times in the first 14 minutes, including a 4-4 stalemate at halftime. Enumclaw scored early in the second half, but Gig Harbor tied it at 5-5 on their next possession. At that point the Tides' defense shut down the Hornet offense, and Gig Harbor's counter attack got past Enumclaw's defense, taking a 9-5 lead after three periods, and an 11-5 final score. Senior Captain Bryce VanHoof scored three in the Hornet loss, and freshmen Ethan Horan and Nathan March each scored one. Senior Goalkeeper Austin Kaehn had eight saves and four steals.

Enumclaw came back in the final game of the night to beat Stadium 17-6 to advance to Saturday play at the Regional Tournament and put an end to the Tigers' season. Stadium kept up with the Hornets through the first quarter, holding a 2-2 tie after seven minutes. Enumclaw's defense tightened, and their counter attack roared to life, as the Hornets outscored Stadium 7-0 in the second quarter, and 4-0 in the third. The teams played evenly in the final quarter, with both teams scoring four goals.

Five Hornets scored in the win, led by VanHoof's seven goals. Freshman Kyle Morgan lit up the counter attack, too, scoring six. Horan scored two, and Captain Jack Pugh and Brett Butler scored one apiece. Kaehn had 13 saves in goal, and three assists and a steal.

The Hornets continue play Saturday at 4:00, facing the loser of the 12:30 game between Bainbridge Island and Wilson. A Hornet win would put Enumclaw in the 8:30 game to determine the #3 and #4 seeds from Region I; a loss would end the Hornets' season.

Hornets Finish Regular Season With Win No. 17

photo courtesy Tracy Case Arnold
The Enumclaw High School Boys Water Polo Team finished their regular season with win number 17, a 13-8 win over the host Rogers Rams on Thursday night.

The Hornets finished the regular season with a 17-6 record, 7-3 in league play, and enter the Region I Championship as the #3 seed from the East Division. 

The Hornets return to Rogers this weekend for the regional tournament, with hopes of advancing to the State Water Polo Championship, held November 13-15 at Curtis High School, in University Place.  Enumclaw opens tournament play on Friday with a 5:30 game against the Gig Harbor Tides.

In Thursday's game, the Hornets took an early 2-0 lead, but Rogers charged back, scoring on their first possession of the second quarter to pull within one, and trading goals with the Hornets through the rest of the first half, for a 7-6 Hornet lead at halftime.  Enumclaw outscored the Rams 4-2 in the third period to take an 11-8 lead, and held the home team scoreless in the final quarter, while scoring twice more, for the 13-8 finish.

Senior Captain Bryce VanHoof led all scorers, scoring 11 for Enumclaw. Sophomore Jayson Bates, and junior Evan O'Neill scored one goal apiece.  The Hornets' attacking defense gathered 20 steals, led by Senior Captains Jack Pugh and VanHoof, with five each. Senior goalkeeper Austin Kaehn grabbed four steals, and 10 saves.  Senior Quinn Warner and freshman Ethan Horan stole two balls, and Bates and freshman Kyle Morgan earned one each.

Tournament results will be posted on this site Friday and Saturday night; game results will be posted at the conclusion of each game on Twitter, @EnumclawPolo.

Post-Season Starts Friday, November 7

The Washington State Boys Water Polo Season enters the post-season on Friday, November 7, with Regional Tournaments taking place at Rogers High School in Puyallup, and Curtis High School in University Place.

The Region I Tournament, with teams from the East Division and the West Division, will take place at Rogers.  From the East, Auburn Mountainview, Kentridge, Enumclaw, and Auburn Riverside will take part; representing the West Division will be teams from Wilson, Gig Harbor, Bainbridge Island, and Stadium. Curtis High School will host the Region II Tournament between the North and South Divisions. Bellevue, Mercer Island, Roosevelt, and Newport have advanced from the North, and Curtis, Puyallup, Rogers and Lakes qualified from the South Division.

In the opening round of the Region I Tournament at Rogers, the first game will pit East #2 seed Kentridge against West #3 Bainbridge at 3:00. Game two. at 4:15, will be between Auburn Riverside and Wilson; Enumclaw vs. Gig Harbor at 5:30, and Stadium vs. Auburn Mountainview at 6:45.

Region II, at Curtis, will start with Roosevelt and Puyallup playing at 3:00, and defending State Champion Bellevue facing Lakes at 4:15. Rogers will play Mercer Island at 5:30, and Newport and Curtis will square off at 6:45.

The losing team in each of the first four games at both Regional Tournaments will play a second game on Friday night. The tournaments are double-elimination – losing two games will eliminate a team from the State Tournament.

Results from both tournaments will be posted on this site each night. Results from each game will be posted on the team's Twitter feed, @EnumclawPolo, after each game.

Good luck to all the participants!

Final Washington State League Standings

League games have been completed in Washington State Boys Water Polo, and 16 teams have qualified for post-season play.  The top four teams in each division will advance to Regional Tournaments; the East and West Divisions will compete in the Region I Championship, held at Puyallup's Rogers High School, and the North and South Divisions will compete in the Region II Championship, at Curtis High School in University Place. Both tournaments will take place on November 7th and 8th.

The top four teams from each Regional Tournament will advance to the State tournament, held November 13th through 15th at Curtis High School. Follow this site and Enumclaw Water Polo's Twitter feed @EnumclawPolo for more information as it becomes available.

Final League Standings:

North Division
1. Bellevue 9-1
2. Mercer Island 8-2
3. Roosevelt 7-3
4. Newport 4-6
5. Shorewood 2-8
6. Inglemoor 0-10
West Division
1. Wilson 10-0
2. Gig Harbor 7-3
3. Bainbridge Island 6-4
4. Stadium 5-5
5. Peninsula 2-8
6. South Kitsap 0-10

East Division
1. Auburn Mountainview 9-1
2. Kentridge 8-2
3. Enumclaw 7-3
4. Auburn Riverside 3-7
5. Auburn 3-7
6. Kentwood 0-10

South Division
1. Curtis 10-0
2. Puyallup 8-2
3. Rogers 5-5
4. Lakes 5-5
5. Emerald Ridge 2-8
6. Mark Morris 0-10