It will likely go down as one of the most successful years for sports at Fife High School and it will be all wrapped up by Saturday night, May 30. Making it to the state tournaments is usually the goal for most teams around Washington at the beginning of the season, and for nearly every Trojan team, the goal has been realized this year.
Here is the rundown on what’s still on the line for Fife’s teams.
Friday, May 29, the Fife boys soccer team will play in the 2a state semifinals against a powerful club from Othello (17-4). The Trojans (18-1) suffered a lone stumble during district play that looks to have set a fire beneath them. First kick is set for 8 p.m. at Sunset Chevrolet Stadium in Sumner. If the Trojans win, they will play for the state championship on Saturday, May 30 in Sumner at 5 p.m. The losers of the semifinals will meet for third place at 12 p.m.
The Fife softball team took the third seed out of the district tournament and will play in Selah on Friday, May 29 in the 2A state tournament. The Trojans will open the tournament against the Greater St. Helens champions from Woodland (18-5) at 10 a.m. Should the Trojans claim the win, they will face either Lynden (22-1) or Olympic (17-6) in the quarterfinals at 4 p.m. The semifinals are at 10 a.m. on May 30, with the 2A championship game starting at 2 p.m.
Fife’s remarkable baseball season came to an end in the state quarterfinals against a potent team from Centralia on Saturday, May 23 at Franklin Pierce High School. The Trojans (23-3) steamrolled through the 2A South Puget Sound League and went on to capture the 2A West Central District title. Fife defeated Cheney 8-2 in the first round of the state tournament before falling to tough Centralia club 10-4.
The Trojans will be represented by four golfers at the 2A state tournament at Liberty Lake Golf Course in Spokane on May 27 and 28. Rory Smith, Tanner Broom and Max Dorn will represent the boys and Caitlyn Jones will represent the girls team.
The girls track team look to make a splash at the 2A state meet on May 28, 29 and 30 at Mt. Tahoma Stadium. Senior Brittany Pringle will look to bring home possibly four medals, as she will run in the 100 and 200-meter dashes, as well as run a leg for both the 400 and 800-meter relay teams. Teammate Maddie Michaud should compete for a medal in the 300-meter hurdles. Madison Licari and Brooke March will both compete in the pole vault. Courtney Morton looks like one of the favorites in the shot put while Sydney Nevin looks to get some points in the discus.
The boys track team will also bring some challengers to the meet. Senior Jonah Mathews returns to compete in a fast field in the 100-meter dash. Wrestling champ Zach Volk will compete in the pole vault, while teammate Dalton Bogert looks to break through in the shot put. Tyresse Lucero and M.J. Ale will both compete in the discus, with Lucero a looking like a contender. Jonathan Moore rounds out the Fife contingent with a spot in the javelin competition.