Athletic News

Senior Lydia Bergquist was named Girls Basketball Co-MVP for the NE 2B North League.  She was joined by Cambrie Rickard on the 1st Team, by sister Annika Bergquist on the 2nd Team, and by coach Cliff Berdar as one of three league coaches recognized for the 2019-20 season.  Nick Watkins and Dan Rigsby were both named to the Boys Basketball 1st Team for the NE 2B North League.  They were joined by Nico Morales, who earned 2nd Team honors.

In addition, Nick Watkins was named to the 1st Team at the State 2B Tournament after finishing the Dragons' final game with 35 points.  He was joined by senior guard Dan Rigsby, who was named to the Tournament's 2nd Team.  Congratulations, Dragons! 

See the current Dragon Athletic Schedule for all Saint George's athletic competitions during the coming week.  Look for any last-minute changes and full team schedules at the Dragon Athletics Webpage on the SGS website.

The SGS boys' basketball team earned the 3rd place trophy at the State 2B Tournament with a decisive 80-52 win over Willapa Valley on March 7.  Nick Watkins shot 12 of 19 from the floor and had five 3's to pour in 35 points.  Nico Morales scored 17 points while Nick Henning and Dan Rigsby added 9 each.  The Dragons finished the season with a 23-5 record.  See a Photo Gallery by Bob Jones and a gallery of Additional Photos of that game, which was the final game for seniors Dan Rigsby and Liam Elsensohn.

The Dragons opened the tournament at the Spokane Arena on March 5 with a quarterfinal 55-53 victory over White Swan.  Nico and Nick each scored 15 points as the Dragons held off a late charge by the Cougars.  See a Photo Gallery of that game.  Then in the semifinals, SGS needed a win over Brewster to return to the State championship game for the third straight year.  Leading at halftime, the Dragons' defense couldn't stop the Bears in the third quarter, but SGS clawed back to trail 58-57 with 15 seconds remaining in the game.  After a key rebound, Brewster made two free throws for the 60-57 final score.  "You gotta block out," noted coach Ryan Peplinski in the Spokesman-Review's Article on the game. "Other than that I thought we played a great game.  The kids showed a lot of heart."  See a Photo Gallery of the game.

The girls' varsity team reached the State 2B Tournament's elimination round on March 4, but fell to Tri-Cities Prep 56-47 to end their season with a 21-6 record.  "We just couldn't get a shot to fall in the second half," lamented coach Cliff Berdar in the S-R article on the game.  The Dragons pulled within four points with four minutes left in the game, but couldn't get any closer.  Cambrie Rickard led the team with 16 points, while Annika Bergquist grabbed 13 rebounds to go with her 14 points.  See a Photo Gallery and Video Highlights of the final game for seniors Lydia Bergquist, Grace Harrill, Sydney Lennemann, and Kathryn Moon.

Saint George's girls' varsity team defeated Orcas Island 67-27 on Feb. 29 to leap into the State 2B Tournament's first round.  Cambrie Rickard, Lydia Bergquist, Annika Bergquist, and Margreit Galow all scored in double digits.  See a Photo Gallery of their game provided by SGS alum and former parent Bob Jones.  They will play Tri-Cities Prep at 2pm on Wednesday, March 4 in the Spokane Arena in a loser-out game.  A win will have them play again at 2pm on Thursday, March 5.  See the full Girls' State 2B Brackets.

The boys' varsity team defeated Onalaska 43-37 on Feb. 29, with senior guard Dan Rigsby passing the career 1,000-point mark on their way to a State 2B berth.  See a Photo Gallery of their game provided by Bob Jones.  They will play either Colfax or White Swan at 9pm on Thursday, March 5 in a quarterfinal match up in the Spokane Arena.  See the full Boys' State 2B Brackets, and cheer on your Dragons at State!

The sixth grade basketball teams played their last home games of the season in Metters Gym on Feb. 25.  See photo galleries of the Boys vs Cataldo and the Girls vs Northwest Christian.


Senior Noah Galow signed a letter of intent on Feb. 20 to play soccer with Eastern Oregon University.  Noah, who played goal keeper on the SGS 2016 State 2B Champion team and mid-fielder for the 2019 State 2B Champions, will be playing goalie for the EOU Mountaineers.  See a Photo Gallery of Noah's signing ceremony.

Located in La Grande, Oregon, EOU is an NAIA division school.  The EOU men's soccer team advanced to the Cascade Collegiate Conference tournament in 2019, earning an automatic bid to the NAIS Championships for the first time since the program's inception in 2015.  At the end of January 2020, assistant coach Jessy Watson was named the new men's head coach of the Mounties; he previously served as head coach of the EOU women's soccer team. 

Saint George's boys' varsity basketball team notched wins over Lind-Ritzville/Sprague (61-42) on Feb. 18, but fell to State #1 ranked Liberty 80-70 on Feb. 22 to earn 2nd place in the Distric 7 Tournament and an automatic berth to the State 2B Tournament.  The Dragons (19-4 overall) will play Onalaska at 2pm on Sat., Feb. 29 at Mt. Spokane HS.  (See the Boys' State 2B Brackets.)  A win means they play on Thursday, March 5 at State; a loss and they play again on Wednesday, March 4.

The girls' basketball team defeated Kettle Falls (49-34) on Feb. 18, and then eliminated Davenport 44-41 in overtime on Feb. 20 to qualify for the State 2B Tournament.  The Dragons (20-5 overall) then beat rival Northwest Christian by the same 44-41 score on Feb. 22 to earn 3rd place in the District 7 Tournament.  They will play Orcas Island at Noon on Sat., Feb. 29 at Mt. Spokane HS. (See the Girls' State 2B Brackets.)  A win and they play at the Arena on Wednesday, March 4; a loss and their season is done.  Go out to Mt. Spokane this Saturday to cheer on your Dragons!

Saint George's State 2B Champion boys' soccer team had five players named to the Washington State Soccer Coaches Association All-State Team last week.  Congratulations to senior defender Noah Galow, senior midfielder Oscar Angell, sophomore midfielder James Gunn, freshman midfielder Tanner Watkins, and freshman goalie Finn Kelly.

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it's over the snow they go in this short GoPro Video of the 6th graders snowshoeing on Mt. Spokane.  Thanks to Azra Sande for the video of their outdoor exploration through the snowy woods.

The final Middle & Upper School Ski Bus will head to the Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Resort on Friday, February 21.  The bus leaves SGS at 3:20pm and will drop students off at Yokes on HWY 2 at 9pm, SGS at 9:30pm and then the Grocery Outlet on the northwest corner of Maple and 4th Ave at 10pm.  Helmets are required, and skis and snowboards must be dropped off at Metters by the morning of the ski bus.  Lift ticket is $20.00 and bus fare is $10.00 so $30.00 for the evening ($10 if you have a season pass!)  Extra costs are snacks and dinner.  Students may rent equipment at the resort as well.  All waivers and money must be turned in by 3pm the day before the ski bus in order to participate.  See the Ski Bus Info for 2020 on the Parent Portal for more details.  

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