Athletic News

The SGS Outdoor Club's summer trip was to Skaha in British Columbia for some awesome rock climbing during the middle of June.  See a Photo Gallery of the students hanging out on the rocky walls!

Thirty SGS alumni, parents, staff and students enjoyed a round and fellowship at the nearby Kalispel Golf Club on June 29.  See a Photo Gallery of all the teams and some action shots from this fun event.

Saint George's achievements in winter sports (boys basketball 2nd in State, girls 3rd) and winter activities (choir and debate 1st in State for GPA), the school is leading Northwest Christian and all other 2B schools statewide for the prestigious WIAA Scholastic Cup.  See the Top 20 Schools & SGS' Awards that have put us on top so far!

The WIAA Scholastic Cup recognizes both academic and athletic performance.  Schools that finish at the top of their respective classifications in state athletic competition receive points, as do schools that finish at the top in team academic performance.  Sportsmanship is also a factor, with substantial points deducted for ejections from contests.  At the end of the year, the school with the most points in their classification will be awarded the prestigious Scholastic Cup.  In the 15 years that the cup has been awarded, SGS has the most Top 5 finishes (11) and 2nd place finishes (6) of any school in the state.  But SGS has only won the Scholastic Cup once.  

So finish the spring strong, Dragons, and we can be the top 2B school in Washington state!

Saint George's boys soccer team has been nominated as one of the three Top Male High School Teams from small schools (1B/2B/1A) in Eastern Washington.  The winner will be announced at the 2018 Spokane Youth Sports Awards on Wednesday, June 13 at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox.  Almira/Coulee-Hartline football and Deer Park wrestling also were nominated in the same category.  Individual tickets are $15 and can be Purchased Online.

Senior Lauren Senske reached the quarterfinal round of girls' singles at the 2B State Tennis Tournament in Yakima before falling 6-4, 6-2 on May 25.  Coach Meg Maglio reports that Lauren went 1-2 in her matches at State.  "There was a lot of tough competition, but she definitely held her own and put up a good fight!"  She was cheered on by current and former SGS tennis teammates; see a Photo Gallery of Lauren and friends at the tournament.  Congratulations on a great senior season, Lauren!

SGS seniors Mitchell Ward and Ashley Sande plan to "walk on" for the track programs at Division I schools this fall.  Mitchell, the State 2B 400 meter champion and State 2B Soccer MPV, hopes to run for the University of Montana track team, joining his sister Madison who already runs for the Grizlies.  Ashley, the State 2B 100 meter, 200 meter, 400 meter, and 4x400 Relay champion, hopes to run 800 meter races for the University of Washinton Huskies, where she will attend on an academic scholarship.  Good luck, Dragons!  

10th grader Michael McCarthy, who finished 9th in district, was the first SGS boys golfer to qualify for State in two years.  He beat the cut by two shots with an 83 on the first day of State, then moved up the board a couple more spots with an 81 to finish 13th overall at the State Tournament.  "Michael was unflappable," says coach Brad Kirsch.  "He consistently put the ball in the fairway off the tee, made a bunch of putts on the second day, and ended up beating several golfers from our district that had finished ahead of him during the season.  Michael’s work ethic has put him in position to compete for state titles the next two seasons." 

The SGS girls’ team had high expectations to win another state title, but competing against the 1A schools again this year put them at a disadvantage.  Senior Taylor Mitchell and junior Maddy Christiansen fought hard to stay in contention.  Maddy shot 84 the first day for 10th place, while Taylor fixed a "crooked round" late to finish T-27th.  Day 2 saw Maddy slide a bit, shooting 92, while Taylor played much more consistently after a rough start, shooting 91.  "Both would say they were disappointed with their finish," says Coach Kirsch, "but I could not be more proud in the fight I saw out there on the course."  The girls finished in 6th place overall for the tournament.  Here's a Photo Gallery of the three of them at State.  Go Dragons

Senior Ashley Sande sprinted to gold in the 100 meter, 200 meter, and 400 meter races at the 2B State Championships at Eastern Washington University on May 26!  She also anchored the gold medal 4x400 Relay team with Cambrie Rickard, Grace Harrill, and Reagan Ivey to a win in 4:06.10.  That made the SGS girls the first 2B team to win the 4x400 Relay four years in a row and only the second team in State history!  Overall the SGS girls finished 2nd at State just 6 points behind Northwest Christian of Lacey.  Read articles in the Spokesman-Review about Ashley's Running Career (May 24) and her Sweep of State Sprints (May 27) and see a Brief Video of the girls on top of the winners' stand.

Other strong Dragon relay performances included the 4x200 Relay team of Kate Tender, Cambrie, Grace, and Reagan who finished 2nd overall, and the 4x100 Relay team of Taylor Sande, Cambrie, Grace, and Kate who finished 4th.  Reagan also finished 4th in the 400 meter race.  Audrey Harrill was 6th in the 800 meter race, followed by Jora Gleason in 7th place.  And Mia Smith threw a personal best 114' in the Javelin for 8th place at State.  See the full State 2B Results and a Photo Gallery of the girls in action and celebrating after the 2018 State Championships.  Go Dragons!

Senior Mitchell Ward captured the 400 meter race in a wind-assisted 51.21 seconds at the 2B State Championships at EWU on May 26.  Mitchell also anchored the boys 4x400 Relay with Marcus Manson, Ryan Hayes, and Dan Rigsby that finished 2nd overall.  See a Video by Philippe Valle of the 4x400 team's win in the preliminary round on the 25th.  Congratulations as well to Dan who was 6th in the 800 meters, and to Cade Peplinski who tied for 7th in the high jump.  See a Photo Gallery of the boys in action at State.  Go Dragons!

Saint George's girls' golf team of Maddy Christiansen, Taylor Mitchell, and Liv Senske won the Northeast District golf tournament for the 5th year in a row.  The girls' golf program began in 2014 and has never lost the district title.  Maddy, a junior, finished 3rd and Taylor, a senior, was 6th, so they both qualified for state, says coach Brad Kirsch. 

"Our boys finished 4th, the first time we have placed since 2015."  The boys' team included Michael McCarthy, Winston Poppel, Caleb Flegel, and Jacob Whitman.  Michael, a sophomore, finished 9th overall and qualified for state "in by far the toughest district in the state!  What a big deal!"  The tournament took place at Deer Park on May 7 and finished at Chewelah on May 14.  The State tournament is at Hangman Valley golf course in Spokane on May 21-23.  Go Dragons!

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