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Water Polo Video Of The Day

The Enumclaw High School Water Polo Coaches will be posting a link to a Water Polo Video Of The Day from now to the end of the Girls Water Polo season on the team's Twitter feed, @EnumclawPolo. Videos will include water polo tips, sportsmanship, and inspirational videos. Today's Water Polo Video Of The Day.

Hornet Swimmers Advance to State

Four members of the Enumclaw High School Boys Swim Team have advanced to the Washington State Championships, coming up this weekend at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, WA.

Bryce VanHoof, Mitchell Petellin, Brandon Vick, and Ethan Horan will represent Enumclaw in the 200 Yard Medley Relay, and the 400 Yard Freestyle Relay. In addition, VanHoof will compete in the 200 Yard Individual Medley and the 100 Yard Breaststroke, Petellin in the 100 Yard Freestyle and 50 Yard Free, Vick in the 500 Yard Freestyle and 200 Yard Free, and Horan in the 200 Yard IM.

The Hornets finished  fourth at the District meet at Renton's Hazen High School last Saturday.

District Results:
200 Medley Relay - (Horan, VanHoof, Vick, Petellin) 4th 1:45.53
500 Yard Free - Brandon Vick 2nd 4:57.05 (new team record)
200 Yard Free - Brandon Vick 3rd 1:52.62
200 Yard IM - Bryce VanHoof 2nd 2:05; Ethan Horan 3rd 2:10.42
100 Yard Free - Mitchell Petellin 3rd 50.11
400 Free Relay (Petellin, Vick, VanHoof, Horan) 3rd 3:22.82

Best of Luck to the Hornets!

Hornet Swim & Dive Advances to District Meet

12 members of the Enumclaw Boys Swim and Dive Team advance to the West Central District Swim Meet this weekend. Diving will take place on Friday at Auburn High School; Swimming will be at Hazen High School on Friday and Saturday

EHS swimmers competing at District Meet:

Ethan Horan - 200 MR, 200 IM, 100 Back, 400 FR
Bryce VanHoof - 200 MR, 200 IM, 100 Breast, 400 FR
Brett Butler - 200 FR
Mitchell Petellin - 200 MR, 50 Free, 100 Free, 400 FR
Evan O'Neil - Diving
Jayson Bates - 200 Free, 500 Free
Brandon Vick - 200 MR, 200 Free, 500 Free, 400 FR
Kyle Morgan - 200 Free, 100 Fly, 200 FR,
Nathan March - 500 Free, 100 Breast
Austin Kaehn - 50 Free, 200 FR, 100 Breast
Reuben Madewell - 200 Free, Diving, 200 FR
Jacob Hechter - 100 Fly, 100 Back

The dive meet is on Friday 2/13 at Auburn High School pool.
Warmups @ 9:00am
Meet starts @ 10:30am
The swim meet is on Friday 2/13 (prelims) and Saturday 2/14 (finals) at Hazen High School.
Warmups @ 4:00pm on both days
Prelims/Finals start @ 5:00pm on both days
Best of luck to all. Go Hornets!

Girls Water Polo Season Starts March 2

The Washington State girls high school water polo season starts on Tuesday, March 2. Competition begins on Saturday, March 14. The season concludes with the State Championship Tournament on May 21-23, at Curtis High School, in University Place, WA.

The Enumclaw Hornets compete in the East Division, with league games against Auburn, Auburn Mountainview, Auburn Riverside, Kentridge, and Tahoma. The Hornets are scheduled to play non-league games against Bellevue, Chehalem (OR), Curtis, Emerald Ridge, Gig Harbor, Lakes, Newport, Puyallup, and Rogers.

The Hornets travel to Curtis High School for the annual pre-season jamboree on Saturday, March 14, and return home to host the perennial powerhouse Curtis Vikings on Tuesday, March 17 to open regular season competition. Enumclaw begins league play on Thursday, March 19 at Kentridge.

For parents and fans new to the sport of water polo, the Enumclaw coaches encourage you to check out A Spectator's Guide to Water Polo, by Pete Pappas. This downloadable book, free online, is an excellent resource, and can make water polo much easier to follow while watching your first few games.

Good Luck to all the teams!

Girls Water Polo Team Selling Taco Time Coupons

The Enumclaw High School Girls Water Polo Team is selling Taco Time Coupon Books through February to raise funds for the team's expenses.

The coupon books are available for a $1 donation, and have four coupons for $1 off, and one coupon for a free taco. The coupons are valid at participating Taco Time restaurants through April 30, 2015. All proceeds benefit the girls water polo program.

You can purchase coupon books from members of the EHS Girls Water Polo Team or by contacting coach Bob Averill.

Seattle Otters Host Tournament at KCAC

The Seattle Otters Water Polo Club will host the 2015 Seattle Otters International Open Water Polo Tournament this weekend at the King County Aquatic Center, in Federal Way, WA.

The Seattle Otters are the Puget Sound region's premier coed masters water polo team. The tournament is an annual event. and this year includes teams from Washington, British Columbia, Oregon, and California. Tournament play on Saturday, February 7, will start at 8:30 and finish with the last game starting at 6:50. On Sunday, games will begin at 7:45, and conclude with the Championship Game at 1:45.

The King County Aquatic Center is located at 650SW Campus Drive, Federal Way, WA. More information is available at the Seattle Otters web site: http://www.otterpolo.com/

Enumclaw School District Bond on April Ballot

The Enumclaw School District will have a bond measure on the April ballot this year. The bond will:
  • Erect a two-story, secure and enclosed structure on the Enumclaw High School campus that will replace aging classrooms, the library, science labs, music facility, auditorium and gymnasium. This replacement structure would dovetail into the remodeled commons, offices, and art and automotive wing (2000) creating a more secure facility for students, guests and staff.

  • Build a new, two-story Black Diamond Elementary School at the current location, replacing the aging structure and bringing students and staff together under one roof for a safe and uniform learning environment.
This bond proposes renewing the existing bond that built Thunder Mountain Middle School. In October 2014, the tax rate for the existing bond was $1.60/$1000 of home value. The bond that is being proposed will be at a rate of $1.60/$1000 of home value – not one penny more.  Renewing the bond that built TMMS will generate $68,555,000. Because of the high need, these two projects (Enumclaw High School and Black Diamond Elementary School) also qualify for $18.1 million in state construction match money. The total budget combining these two funding sources would be $86,655,000.

The bond measure will need a 60% supermajority to pass. Once the measure is approved, the school district will finalize plans and begin to seek building permits. Construction at both facilities will begin in July 2016. Black Diamond Elementary School will be completed in September 2017. Enumclaw High School will be completed over two phases with the first phase completed in September 2017 and the second phase completed in September 2018.

More information about the bond is available on the Enumclaw School District web site.