With the close of the State Track and Field Championship last week, another year in sports came to an end for Monroe High School. There were some high points to remember, including a volleyball team that went undefeated in the league and a football team that went to State.
Here is a recap of the outcomes of the 2012-2013 year in sports.
The Bearcat football team got the Monroe athletic year off to a solid start, leading the league with a 4-4 season and going to the District Tournament. In the post-season, Monroe’s Bearcat football team finished the District Championships with back-to-back losses to the Mt. Vernon Bulldogs and Jackson High School, then went on to State as the #2 seed, ultimately losing to Rogers Rams.
Monroe’s boys’ tennis team endured a tough fall season, going winless and finishing last in the league.
Monroe’s girls’ soccer team had a very good season with a second-best record in the league, winning 7, losing 8 and tying 1, while scoring a total of 21 goals.
The volleyball team had a stellar regular season, going undefeated in the division and 11 and 2 overall. That landed them the division title and a trip to Districts, where they defeated Lynnwood and Kamiak. They then headed to State, where two losses ended their season.
In State competition, Monroe swimmer Cathryn Armstrong took 8th place in 100 meter freestyle and Lavinya Yap got 12th place in 100 meter backstroke and 5th in the 200-meter.
The Bearcat boys enjoyed a trip to Districts after winning 8 and losing 13 in the regular season, putting them third in the league. The team’s season finally ended with a 53-70 consolation-bracket loss to Mount Vernon.
The girls matched the boys in successes last winter in spite of undergoing the fourth coaching change in four years, celebrating a 13-7 winning season with a trip to Districts. The team also led the league in defense, allowing just 35.7 points per game.
The wrestling team didn’t fare as well, winning 2 and losing 6, and trailing the league.
Monroe’s Bearcats had an excellent season, winning 13 and losing 9, coming in third in the Wesco North 4A league and earning a trip to the District Tournament, where they concluded the quarter.
The girls’ fast pitch team also had a very respectable season, winding up a 10-10 season in the top four in the league and going to the Districts, but they were unable to win a place in State competition.
The Bearcat team struggled in 2013, finishing last in the league with a record of one win, 12 losses and three tied games, totaling just five goals in the season.
The Monroe girls’ tennis team won 5 and lost 10, ranking fourth in the Wesco North 4A league. Two of the girl on the team, Jamie Hawkins and Chloe Erikson, got to Districts but did not go on to State.
Two Monroe girls got to State last week, where Emily Bland competed in 300 meter hurdles and 100 meter hurdles, taking a seventh place finish in high hurdles. Ashley Alexander also went to State in the javelin event. Her result wasn’t available at press time.
One girl and three boys went to Districts in golf. Of Owen Fenner, David Garrison and Michael Fretz, Fenner moved on to State, where he placed 39th out of 80. Emily Wichser also went to Districts.