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In the first round of the state playoffs, the riders lost a tough one 48-29 to the Kennedy Catholic Lancers. This loss took the football team out of the state playoffs, thus ending their 2015 season. The Riders did a good job of keeping up with the Lancers in the first half, but could not keep it going throughout the entire game. Senior quarterback Mayan Chavez threw for 184 passing yards and two touchdown, while senior running back Dane Rogerson led the team in rushing with 112 yards and two touchdowns as well. Seniors Michael Buyco and Sam Cantrell recorded the receiving touchdowns in the game, Buyco’s coming off of a 99 yard touchdown reception from Chavez in the 3rd quarter. It was a sad night for every senior and their respective families, knowing that this would be their last time ever playing football in a Roosevelt uniform. The Riders ended the season as Sound League Champions and 13 Rider players made it on either the first or second All-League teams. In other news, the Roosevelt JV team lost their last game to the Lake Washington Kangaroos JV team 32-13, while Roosevelt JVC lost to Blanchet JVC 26-13.
This was the final week for the Roosevelt Volleyball season. After practicing all week, the Riders lost to Seattle Prep on Thursday, November 5th. The final set ended with a score of 21-25. The team hoped to play in the state tournament, but the devastating loss put an end to the season. Overall, the riders did well throughout the season. They won almost all the matches they played. Some of their losses included Blanchet, Garfield, and Holy Names, which most of the teams in Metro also lost to. Along with regular season games, Roosevelt frequently participated in weekend tournaments. With 3 hour practices every day, multiple games per week, and day-long weekend tournaments, this team put in work all season long. Although the season ended on a somewhat disappointing note, the team displayed true dedication and love of the game.
The girls’ cross-country season has finally come to a full close. On Saturday, senior Helen Schuda and junior Jane Barr competed in the 3A WIAA State Meet in Pasco, which is a five hour drive. Luckily, the conditions were much better than the District meet, though the course featured more hills. This was Schuda’s fourth consecutive State meet and she set a season best of 19:17.9, taking 22nd place. This was Barr’s first state meet, and she took 41st place with a time of 19:47.6. Barr described, “I placed top 50, and I felt like I gave it my all. I was happy to run my first mile with [Schuda], it was really nice to start off with a teammate”. Barr also recounted that the competition was tough, and “girls were very competitive. In the first mile everyone was very competitive about passing each other, everybody wanted to do well”. Barr is excited for competing next year, and agrees that this race was a strong end to the season for both her and Schuda.
This weekend, Roosevelt girls’ swimming took 19 athletes to districts for a very successful meet. Junior Amelia Rosetta who qualified for districts, but did not swim due to a shoulder injury, still came to support the team and reflected on the meet: “A lot of people were able to make state times so we are sending quite a few people.” Overall, Roosevelt placed 5th at districts and 16 swimmers will continue to the state meet. The state meet will take place at the King County Aquatic Center pool on Friday the 13 and Saturday the 14.
Boys’ Water Polo
Boys’ water polo had their regional tournament this weekend at Rogers High School, winning 3 out of 4 of their games. They played Stadium High School and Mercer Island High School on Friday. They beat Stadium 16-7, but lost to Mercer Island 16-4. On Saturday, they played Bainbridge High School and Gig Harbor High School, winning both games. It was a close call against Bainbridge, with 10-9 as the final score, while the game against Gig Harbor ended with a score of 14-4. This means Water Polo will be advancing to State Championships this weekend, November 12th through the 14th. The games on Thursday and Friday will be from 3 to 8pm, and Saturday they will start at 7am and go to 8pm.
Featured Photo: Water polo had a strong performance at regionals that earned them their bid to state. Photo by Steve Powers