The regular season is over and Fife High School teams are looking to make some noise at their respective district and state tournaments. Following on the heels of some incredible and surprising seasons by teams in the fall and winter, the spring sports are being well represented. Let’s take a look at how some of the teams are stacking up in the post-season.
The 2A South Puget Sound League champions made it look simple in the regular season. The fact of the matter is that the Fife Trojans are arguably the best soccer team in Pierce County, in any classification. The Trojans (15-0) have moved up to third-place in the most-recent state 2A soccer rankings and are heading into the district tournament with a head of steam.
The Trojans have outscored their opponents 65-6 for the season. With three of the top soccer players in the area leading the way, the Trojans just might have it all together this year to bring home a state title.
Fife will host Liberty (7-6-2), the champions of the KingCo Conference at Franklin Pierce Stadium on Thursday, May 14. First kick is set for 7 p.m. If the Trojans win they will face either North Kitsap (13-2-1) or Tyee (8-5-3) for the district title on May 16 at Franklin Pierce Stadium at 7 p.m. Should the Trojans advance as far as the state semifinals, the matches will be held May 29 at Sunset Stadium in Sumner, with the state championship and third-place game taking place the next day in Sumner.
The 2A SPSL champions steamrolled their way to an astounding 20-2 record this season and look poised to bring home some state hardware when it’s all over. The Trojans defeated Port Angeles 4-0 to open district play on Saturday, May 9 and followed that performance with a 4-1 victory over North Mason to push them into the district semifinals.
Fife will face Liberty (10-12) at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 16 at the Kitsap County Fairground fields. With a win, the Trojans will face the winner of the matchup between North Kitsap (18-3) and Sequim (12-8) the same day at 7 p.m. If Fife stumbles, they will face the loser at 4 p.m. A district championship would see Fife host possibly two opening-round games of the 2A state tournament at Franklin Pierce High School on May 23. The 2A state final and semifinals will be held at Yakima County Stadium on May 29 and 30.
While they didn’t have their usual season of dominance, followed by a league title, the Fife softball squad has put together a solid season and is in great shape to make an impact in the district tournament and on to state.
The Trojans (9-6) finished third in the 2A SPSL standings and will face Hazen (9-9) at Sprinker Fields on May 22 at 10 a.m. A victory pushes the Trojans into the quarterfinals and a matchup against the winner between Port Angeles (15-0) and Steilacoom (8-8) at 2 p.m. the same day. The top six teams from district advance to the 2A state tournament in Selah.