Eagles win first volleyball title in 15 years
By The Independent Staff
The Lakeside Eagles of the NEA League capped off their 23-1 season winning the 1A state title last weekend with a four-set victory over Lynden Christian in the SunDome.
The Eagles won 25-17, 26-24, 17-25, 26-24 and added to their volleyball trophy case and ending a 15-year dry spell as they also won titles in 2000 and 2001. They’ve also won a third place and two second-place trophies since then.
Lakeside went 13-1 in the NEA League and their lone blemish came in the form of a five-set loss to Freeman. Lakeside avenged that lose with a four-set victory over the Scotties in the state semifinal match 20-25, 25-10, 25-15, 25-17.
Freeman finished with a fourth-place trophy.
Deer Park wins in state playoffs for the first time in 99 years
Hard to believe but in all the history of Stag football, the boys of Deer Park had a 99-year drought in state playoff wins.
Channelling their inner Chicago Cubs, the Stags reversed the trend by defeating Naches Valley 21-0 last Friday in the first round of the 1A state playoffs.
NEA League champion Deer Park (9-1) got all their scores in the second half. Quarterback Conner O’Dea threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Trayton Bird in the third quarter.
Dean Lockwood scored Deer Park’s second touchdown on a one-yard run to round out the scoring in the third quarter.
Go-to Stag running back Tyson Lim broke a 49-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to put things on ice with 8:20 left in the game.
Bird also added three interceptions, and Lim had 113 yards on 13 carries.
Deer Park had 200 rushing yards total while Naches Valley had just 45 yards on 25 carries.
Deer Park will play Zillah on Saturday at noon at Gonzaga Prep in Spokane.
Freeman falls to Zillah in state playoffs
The Scotties season came to an end with a 49-42 loss to Zillah. Freeman finished the season 7-2 overall and 5-2 in the NEA League.
Royal defeats Colville 27-6
The Indians season came to an end with a 27-6 loss to Royal in the first round of the state playoffs.
Colville finished the season 7-4 overall and 5-2 in league play.
Inchelium’s season comes to an end
The Hornets gave up 24 points in the first quarter en route to a 74-26 loss to Colton in the first round of the State 1B playoffs on Friday.
Colton led 52-12 at halftime despite a touchdown pass from Inchelium quarterback Jaden Erickson to Winston Finley and nine-yard scoring run by Finley.
Inchelium wouldn’t score again until the fourth quarter when Waylon Lelone ripped off a 74-yard touchdown run. Finley rounded out the scoring for the Hornets by catching a 65-yard pass from McKennon Andrews.
Inchelium finished the season 8-3 and went 5-0 in the 1B NE North Division.