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Gig Harbor Claims State Title

The Gig Harbor Tides claimed the Washington State Girls Water Polo Championship on Saturday for the third consecutive year. The Tides earned the title with a 7-2 win over the Curtis Vikings in Saturday night's Championship Game.

Earlier in the day, Newport beat Bellevue to claim third place in State.

Washington State Final Standings:
1. Gig Harbor
2. Curtis
3. Newport
4. Bellevue
5. Puyallup
6. Mercer Island
7. Enumclaw
8. Lakes

Congratulations, all, for a great season.

Gig Harbor, Curtis in State Championship Game

The 2016 Washington State High School Girls Water Polo Championship Game is set: Gig Harbor will face Curtis to determine the Washington State Champion on Saturday, May 28 at 7:00 pm.

The two teams advanced to the Championship Game with wins in Friday's semi-final games - Gig Harbor with a 13-4 win over Bellevue, Curtis beating Newport 13-5.

In earlier action on Friday, Puyallup beat Lakes 13-3, and Mercer Island beat Enumclaw in a dramatic 5-4 overtime win. On Saturday morning, Puyallup will face Newport, and Mercer Island will play Bellevue. The winners of those games will play off later Saturday for 3rd/4th place. The losing teams will play later Saturday for 5th/6th place.

At 1:00 Saturday, Enumclaw and Lakes will play for 7th/8th place.

Saturday's Games
Mercer Island 2, Bellevue 5
Puyallup 5, Newport 9
Lakes 4, Enumclaw 8
Mercer Island 5 . Puyallup 9
Bellevue 7Newport 9
Gig Harbor 7, Curtis 2

State Tournament Advances to Round Two

Round one of the 2016 Washington State Water Polo Tournament concluded on Thursday with four teams winning in the first round, and hopes to advance to Saturday's Championship Game.

Bellevue, Gig Harbor, Newport, and Curtis all won on Thursday, and will play in Friday's semi-final games.

The four teams that lost on Thursday will continue play, as well, and can finish as high as third place in the tournament. Puyallup and Lakes will face each other in Friday's first second round game; Enumclaw and Mercer Island will play in the second game of the day.

Friday's Games
3:30 Puyallup 13, Lakes 3
5:00 Enumclaw 4, Mercer Island 5
6:30 Bellevue 4, Gig Harbor 13
8:00 Newport 5, Curtis 13

State Tournament Starts Today

The Washington Girls High School Water Polo State Championship Tournament opens play today, Thursday, May 26, at Curtis High School, in University Place, WA.

Thursday's opening round consists of four games, with eight teams vying for the chance to advance to Saturday's Championship Game.

The second seed from Region II, Puyallup, will face Bellevue, the third seed from Region I, in Game 1 at 3:30. In Thursday's second game, defending State Champion and current West Division and Region I Champion, Gig Harbor, will face the #4 seed from Region II, Lakes at 5:00. At 6:30 East Division Champion Enumclaw and North Division Champion Newport will square off. Thursday's final game, at 8:00 will feature host team and West Division and Region II Champ Curtis versus Mercer Island.

All teams will play in Friday's second round action, and in at least one game on Saturday. Thursday's first round winners will play in Friday's semi-final games for the opportunity to advance to Saturday's Championship Game.

Best of Luck to all the teams.

Thursday's Games
Bellevue 7, Puyallup 5
Lakes 3, Gig Harbor 19
Enumclaw 2, Newport 9
Mercer Island 3, Curtis 17

State Tournament Lineup is Set

Girls water polo Regional Tournaments in Washington State have concluded, and eight teams have qualified for next week's State Tournament.

Gig Harbor claimed the Region I Championship, and Newport took second place. Bellevue earned the 3rd seed, and Mercer Island was fourth in Region I.

In Region II, Curtis claimed the title, Puyallup took second, Enumclaw third, and Lakes fourth.

Washington's State Tournament opens play on Thursday, May 26 at 3:30 at the Curtis High School Aquatic Center. Each of the eight teams will play one game on Thursday, and one on Friday. The final rounds will take place on Saturday, May 28, with some teams playing one game, and others playing two in the final day.

Day Two of Regional Tournaments

Girls water polo season enters the second day of Regional Tournament play on Saturday, with four teams already clinching State berths. In the Region I tournament, Gig Harbor and Newport have won their way to the Regional Championship Game on Saturday, and clinched berths in next weekend's State Tournament.

In Region II, Curtis and Puyallup have advanced to Saturday's Regional Championship Game, qualifying both teams for State.

The first two games at each tournament on Saturday will have the four teams that lost their opening round games playing for the opportunity to continue. The losing teams in those games will be eliminated from post-season play.

The third and fourth games of the day will include teams that lost Friday's second round of play, and will also be loser-out games. The Regional Championship Game at each site will be at 4:30, and the games for 3rd place/4th place are scheduled to start at 6:00.

The top four teams from each Regional tournament will advance to the State Tournament.

Saturday, May 21
Region I Tournament
10:00 Bainbridge Island 8Mercer Island 14
11:30 Wilson 11, Stadium 6
1:30 Mercer Island 12, Roosevelt 10
3:00 Wilson 3Bellevue 6
4:30 Gig Harbor 9, Newport 2
6:00 Mercer Island 2Bellevue 8

Region II Tournament
10:00 Tahoma 6, Rogers 7
11:30 Auburn 9, Auburn Mountainview 8
1:30 Rogers 7Lakes 11
3:00 Auburn 6Enumclaw 14
4:30 Puyallup 0Curtis 14
6:00 Lakes 4Enumclaw 5

Regional Tournaments, Day 1

Post-season play starts in girls water polo in Washington State on Friday, with two regional tournaments, and eight teams at each tournament competing for the chance to advance to next week's State tournament.

The Region I tournament is at Puyallup's Rogers High School, and teams from the North and West Divisions will be competing. The South and East Divisions will compete at the Region II tournament,,at Curtis High School, in University Place.

The top four teams from each Regional tournament will advance to the State tournament, held Thursday, May 26 through Saturday, May 28 at Curtis High School.

Friday, May 20
Region I Tournament
3:00 Bainbridge Island 11Bellevue 16
4:15 Mercer Island 3Gig Harbor 16
5:30 Roosevelt 13, Wilson 8
6:45 Stadium 5Newport 23
8:00 Bellevue 4, Gig Harbor 17
9:15 Roosevelt 4, Newport 13

Region II Tournament
3:00 Tahoma 5Puyallup 12
4:15 Rogers 2Enumclaw 5
5:30 Lakes 13, Auburn 5
6:45 Auburn Mountainview 0Curtis 19
8:00 Puyallup 7, Enumclaw 2
9:15 Lakes 2, Curtis 19

2016 Annual Parent Game

The Enumclaw High School Girls Water Polo Team invited their parents to scrimmage on Monday, May 16. Thanks to everyone who took part.

Girls Water Polo Heads Into Post-Season

Girls water polo season concluded league play on Wednesday, and the final division standings have been determined.

The top four teams from each division will advance to next week's Regional Tournaments. The top four teams from each tournament will advance to the State Tournament, held May 26-28 at Curtis High School, in University Place.

Next week's Region I Tournament will be held at Rogers High School in Puyallup, and will pair the North Division against the West. The South and East Divisions will face off in the Region II Tournament at Curtis High School. Both Regional Tournaments are on Friday and Saturday, May 20-21.

Results will be posted on this site, and on Twitter @EnumclawPolo.

Peninsula Game Cancelled

Next Tuesday's home game against Peninsula has been cancelled.

The Hornets last home game, and last game of the regular season will be on Saturday, May 14 against South Kitsap at 12:30. It will also be Senior Day, with special recognition for the Hornets' five senior players. Please come out and support the Hornets in their last home game, and cheer them on toward the post-season.

League Play Wraps Wednesday

Washington State's girls water polo teams enter their final week of regular season play this week, with all league play concluded by Wednesday. Regional Tournaments are next weekend, May 20 and 21, at Rogers High School and Curtis High School.

Several teams will continue with non-league games after Wednesday.

This week's games are posted below, as posted on the officials' schedule. Remember, game times and locations are subject to change.

Final results and standings will be posted on this site, and on Twitter @EnumclawPolo as they become available, as will post-season brackets.

Monday, May 9
3:15 Stadium 11, Rogers 17
3:45 Mercer Island at Shorecrest (Mary Wayte)
5:45 Bellevue at Newport (Newport Hills)
7:00 Curtis 19, Lakes 4
7:30 Emerald Ridge 2, Puyallup 17
8:45 Shorewood at Roosevelt (Helene Madison)

Tuesday, May 10
3:15 Puyallup at Rogers
3:30 Wilson 4, Gig Harbor 15
3:30 Bainbridge Island 13, Peninsula 7
4:30 South Kitsap 12, Lincoln 8
5:30 Tahoma at Auburn Riverside (Auburn)
6:00 Foss 2, Stadium 28
7:30 Auburn Mountainview at Auburn
8:15 Inglemoor at Shorewood (Aqua Club)
8:45 Enumclaw 14, Kentridge 7

Wednesday, May 11
8:45 Shorewood at Shorecrest (Helene Madison)

Thursday, May 12
3:15 Auburn Mountainview 16, Rogers 10
4:00 Emerald Ridge at South Kitsap
7:20 Gig Harbor 7, Curtis 5
7:30 Stadium 6, Enumclaw 16

Friday, May 13
5:20 Tahoma at Bellevue (Woodridge)

Saturday, May 14
South Kitsap 4, Enumclaw 17
Gig Harbor 17, Puyallup 3

Hornets Clinch East Division Title

The Enumclaw High School Girls Water Polo Team clinched the East Division title on Tuesday, May 3, with a 12-3 win over the Auburn Trojans.

The Hornets improved their league record to 8-0 with two league games remaining. All of Enumclaw's East Division opponents have three or more league losses, and are mathematically unable to catch the Hornets.

Winning the East Division earns the Hornets the #1 East seed entering the Region II Tournament starting on Friday, May 20 at Curtis High School. As a result, Enumclaw will play the South #4 seed in the first round of the Regional Tournament.

The Hornets have two league games remaining - against Auburn Mountainview on Thursday, and Kentridge on Tuesday. Additionally, Enumclaw will host three non-league games after their final league game, prior to the Regional Tournament. The Hornets will host Stadium on Thursday, May 12, South Kitsap on Saturday, May 14, and Peninsula on Tuesday, May 17.

Two Weeks Left in Regular Season

With two weeks remaining in the girls water polo regular season, teams are wrapping up their league games. Of the 26 games scheduled this week, all but two are league games.
Remember, the schedule posted is subject to change.

Monday, May 2
5:00 Lincoln 19, Foss 10
5:45 Inglemoor 1, Newport 15
5:45 Mercer Island 3, Bellevue 8
8:50 Shorecrest at Roosevelt (Helene Madison)

Tuesday, May 3
3:30 Foss at Gig Harbor
4:30 Peninsula at Lincoln
5:30 Enumclaw 12, Auburn 3
6:00 Bainbridge Island 19, Stadium 11
7:00 Peninsula at Lakes
7:00 South Kitsap 3, Wilson 20
7:30 Tahoma 6, Auburn Mountainview 9
8:45 Auburn Riverside at Kentridge (Lindbergh)

Wednesday, May 4
3:15 Puyallup at Rogers
5:30 Auburn Mountainview at Emerald Ridge (Rogers)
5:45 Shorecrest at Newport (Newport Hills)
5:45 Inglemoor at Bellevue (Woodridge)
8:45 Mercer Island at Shorewood (Helene Madison)

Thursday, May 5
3:30 Stadium 15, Peninsula 5
3:45 Wilson at Bainbridge Island
4:00 Gig Harbor at South Kitsap
7:20 Emerald Ridge 1, Curtis 19
7:30 Auburn at Auburn Riverside (Auburn)
7:30 Auburn Mountainview 7, Enumclaw 11

Friday, May 6
3:30 Foss at Peninsula
3:45 Inglemoor at Mercer Island (Mary Wayte)

Saturday, May 7
Kentridge at Tahoma (Covington)

Hornets Unbeaten in League Play Through April

After seven weeks of competition, the Enumclaw High School Girls Water Polo team remains unbeaten in league play, with a 7-0 league record, and a 15-5 overall record.

The Hornets returned from Spring Break last week to earn their seventh league win, with a 7-3 win over the much improved Tahoma Bears at the Covington Aquatic Center on Tuesday.

The Hornets travelled to Auburn on Saturday for the Auburn School District Tournament, and played four games in a four hour stretch. The Hornets finished the day with three wins - 4-0 vs Auburn, 9-0 vs Puyallup, and 6-2 in their second game against Auburn - and a 7-8 loss to Bainbridge Island, where an intense Hornet effort came up just short on  a late Bainbridge exclusion.

Enumclaw has three league games remaining, and play two of them this week. On Tuesday the Hornets return to Auburn to face the Trojans at 5:30. The Hornets host Auburn Mountainview on Thursday at 7:30.

Next week Enumclaw will finish off league play, facing Kentridge in a late game at Lindbergh High School on Tuesday. The Hornets will close their regular season with three non-league games before the post-season, hosting Stadium on Thursday, May 12, South Kitsap on Saturday, May 14, and Peninsula on Tuesday, May 17.

The Hornets start post-season play at the Region II Tournament on Friday, May 20, at Curtis High School.

Details will be available on this site, and on our Twitter feed @EnumclawPolo as they become available.