Kentwood volleyball started a new state tournament appearance streak Nov. 8 thanks to wins over Skyview and Kentridge in the opening rounds of the district tournament.
Tahoma’s cross country squads took home two more trophies this past weekend as the boys finished second and the girls were third in the district championships, the Westside Classic, at American Lake Golf Course.
As the West Central bi-district volleyball tournament is set to start Friday, Kentwood and Tahoma look to make it back to the state volleyball tournament this year while Kentlake enjoyed its first post-season appearance in at least seven years.
Kentwood held off Kentlake in a 27-24 overtime win Nov. 1 to clinch its second straight South Puget Sound League 4A North football crown thanks to a pair of field goals from kicker Brandyn Bangsund.
This was the fifth year Kentwood’s girls soccer team has played the Kicks game, a match against Kentlake initially and now another league rival, Kentridge. The two teams played to a 0-0 draw Oct. 19.
With little more than two minutes left in the first quarter, Tahoma was up 21-0 and it looked as though Kentlake may not recover from the early onslaught, but when the horn blared at French Field to signal the end of the period the Falcons cut the lead to 21-14 signaling the start of a wild shootout in the fog.
What was planned four years ago was a 24-hour emergency department, which opened in April 2012, along with other new services such as a women and children’s center, labor and delivery as well as expanded surgical services with a goal of as many as 58 inpatient beds for acute care. The plan would have been implemented in phases over a seven-year period.