As the regular season winds down for several Fife High School teams, the post-season looms large and positive for the Trojans. Fife boys soccer, baseball and softball are again having fantastic years, as well as strong performances from the track and field teams. Let’s take a look at where some of the teams stack up heading down the stretch.
Fife Boys Soccer
With three games remaining on the regular season schedule, the Trojan soccer team is riding high. Sitting at 10-0 in the 2A SPSL and 11-0 overall , the Trojans have moved up to fourth-place in the 2A state soccer poll, the boys are currently in the middle of a run that has seen them go seven games (560 minutes) without giving up a goal.
The Trojans need one more win to sew up the league title and top-seed to the district tournament where they would likely face Liberty (5-4-2) from the KingCo Conference on May 14 at Franklin Pierce High School with a 7 p.m. kick-off. Fife’s final home game is Tuesday, May 5 against Clover Park with a 7 p.m. kick-off.
After a relatively slow start compared to recent years, the Trojan baseball team has once again worked their way into first place (10-1, 14-2) in the 2A SPSL standings with a two game lead over White River. With just two league games remaining on the schedule, Fife has basically sewed up the top-seed to districts.
The Trojans have also moved up in the 2A state baseball poll to third-place behind Selah (14-1) and North Kitsap (12-2). Fife could very well meet up with North Kitsap in the district tourney. As it stands now, Fife would play North Mason (6-10) to open up district play at Franklin Pierce on May 9 at 12 p.m. Regardless of a win or loss, the Trojans will be playing a second game that day. With two wins, the Trojans will qualify for the 2A state tournament.
The Fife softball team is having a solid year in a very tough 2A SPSL league. White River (9-0, 10-1) leads the league, with Orting (7-1, 8-3) close behind. With five league games remaining, the Trojans sit in third-place with a two game lead over fourth-place Steilacoom (5-4, 7-5). They will have to face Steilacoom, as well as White River and Orting, who they have had difficulty with in their previous game.
As it stands now, the Trojans would play Hazen (8-7), the third-place team from the Seamount league in the opening round of districts. If the standings hold, the game will be at Sprinker Fields on May 22 with a 10 a.m. start time. Win or lose, the Trojans will be playing two games that day, with a 2A state berth possible with two opening wins.