[EDITOR’S NOTE: Now in her third year(!) with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 12-year old Isabel Herbruger – Local Girl Scout, 4-H member, and aspiring photojournalist. We encourage residents of all ages to submit stories and photos for posting – for consideration, please email yours to [email protected]!] Photos and Story by Isabel Herbruger, age 12 The Highline Pirates played Columbia River on May 16, 2017, in Vancouver WA. The Pirates lead 2-0 at the half, but Columbia River did not give up easily. With six minutes left in the game, they tied it at 3-3. After ten minutes of overtime play, it was still tied. Five penalty kicks by each team would have to decide the game. On the fourth kick, the Pirate goalie blocked the shot, giving the Pirates the win! The Pirates are now one of the top eight teams in the state! The Pirates play Mountlake Terrace on Friday, May 19, 2017, at Highline Memorial Field at 7:30 p.m. The winner of the game advances to the top four, which play at Sunset Chevy Stadium in Sumner on May 26-27. Click images to see larger versions/slideshow: PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Pirates boys soccer wins exciting playoff game 1 PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Pirates boys soccer wins exciting playoff game 2 PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Pirates boys soccer wins exciting playoff game 3 PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Pirates boys soccer wins exciting playoff game 4 PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Pirates boys soccer wins exciting playoff game 5 PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Pirates boys soccer wins exciting playoff game 6 PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Pirates boys soccer wins exciting playoff game 7 PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Pirates boys soccer wins exciting playoff game 8 PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Pirates boys soccer wins exciting playoff game 9 PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Pirates boys soccer wins exciting playoff game 10 PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Pirates boys soccer wins exciting playoff game 11 PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Pirates boys soccer wins exciting playoff game 12 The Pirate baseball team is also in the top sixteen. They have their first playoff game on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Wheeler Field in Centralia, against Columbia River. All the rain this spring made it hard to get to their games. PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Pirates boys soccer wins exciting playoff game 13 PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Pirates boys soccer wins exciting playoff game 14 There are also a few Pirate Track and Field athletes going to the West Central District meet this weekend at the Renton Memorial Stadium. PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Pirates boys soccer wins exciting playoff game 15 PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Pirates boys soccer wins exciting playoff game 16 PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Pirates boys soccer wins exciting playoff game 17 It will be a busy weekend for the Pirates! For more photos and soccer stories, check out Highline Pirate Soccer. Thank you for your time and consideration, – Isabel H.]]>