EDITOR’S NOTE: The following Sports story is sponsored by the Kenner Dental Group :
Story & Photos by Chelle Herbruger
Things have been getting pretty loud at Highline High School the past few weeks…and it is a good thing!
First, for the first time since 1974, the Lady Pirates are in a position to win a Volleyball league title (a dry spell rivaling some of the professional sports teams we won’t mention). The final home game ever in the Highline Gym will be against Renton Indians TONIGHT – Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. JV begins at 5:15 p.m. and Varsity starts at 7:15 p.m.
Bring your earplugs and help cheer the Pirates on, who are mostly underclassmen by the way, as they clinch the North Division SPSL 2A Championship title. The West Central District Tournament starts Oct. 25, 2018. Details to come on where to go watch that match.
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Second, the Pirate Cross Country Runners have remained solid in the standings, sending several runners to compete in Divisionals. They are running at the 2A West Central District Meet this Saturday morning (Oct. 27) at Chambers Bay Golf Course starting at 9 am. Bring coffee and an umbrella for this one.
Third, Pirate soccer, golf, and swimming have also been doing well, though not quite as exciting at the moment as these other sports.
Finally, in case you did not hear the midnight cheers on Friday night…the Pirate football team pulled off an amazing feat at Highline Stadium for their Senior Night. For the first time in more than nine years, which is as far back as the current stadium staff goes, there was overtime at a high school football game. And not just one overtime….no, the Pirates insisted upon TWO overtimes and almost a third one before top-ranked Eatonville snuck in touch down to win the game. The game, which was predicted to be 40-0 before halftime, had many people thinking it would be a quick and easy game watching top-ranked Eatonville team against the Pirates. However, lead by a pack of Pirate Seniors, who are the first 8th graders to come through since sports were re-introduced to the middle schools five years ago, we were quick to score first and kept building all game long. From punt return touchdowns to interceptions and incredible defensive stops, the Pirates played their hearts out and left nothing in the tank. The final score was 46-52. The Pirates have now scored points in 7 of their 8 games…time to start practicing field goals future Pirates!
The Pirate Football team have their final game against Renton this Friday night (Oct. 26) at 7 p.m. in Highline Stadium. Grab a blanket and come yell your Pirate 12 heart out!
There are lots more photos of Pirates to be found by searching “Highline Pirates by Me ” on Facebook or checking out the SPSL website  for photos and game schedules. If you are a true diehard Pirate fan, check out the SmugMug  site.
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