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Fall sports season recap



Check the WIAA for playoff brackets, dates/times and opponents.

Girls Soccer - http://www.greaterspokaneleague.org/m2/tourn.php?act=vt&tid=3378 

Football - http://www.greaterspokaneleague.org/m2/tourn.php?act=vt&tid=3325 

Volleyball - http://www.greaterspokaneleague.org/m2/tourn.php?act=vt&tid=3327 


IMPORTANT NOTE: NO GSL or ASB cards are valid for admission at District playoff games. Purchased tickets are required for all spectators. Ticket prices are $7 for adults an $5 for students.

Bullpup FOOTBALL has steamrolled its way through the Greater Spokane League this season, running up an 8-0 record with one game left in the regular season. Senior quarterback Ryan McKenna runs the offense -- both literally and figuratively -- leading the team in rushing and bolstering the big margins of victory. A stingy defense is led by seniors Ephraim Watkins and Kaz Melzer and backed by the playmaking of junior Cavan McKeirnan. The defense has held opponents to fewer than 10 points in 5 of 8 games. The Bullpups have clinched the GSL 4A No. 1 seed in the District 8 playoffs, which begin at home on Nov. 5. 


After an abbreviated fall-in-spring season, Bullpup GIRLS SOCCER picked up where they left off before the pandemic -- again finishing atop the GSL standings at 8-1 (13-1). Coach Billy Barmes, in his 7th year for the Pups, has welcomed the somewhat normal season and the boost in morale it has offered. The team excels at preparing well for each opponent, led by senior captains Erin Ewers, Sammy Symmes, and Emma Van Gemert. The Pups earned a bye into the regional semifinals and face a tough Kamiakin team on Saturday in Bullpup Stadium.


VOLLEYBALL earned the top spot in the GSL 4A standings and have a 5-2 conference record in this last week of regular season play. The Pups bring a balanced front-line attack in senior Bailey Benson and sophomores Lilli Etter and Maddie Finnegan, ably set by junior Kate Palalek. A key win over Central Valley on Tuesday secured the top GSL seed in the District 8 playoffs. The Pups will host their TBD opponent on Nov. 13. 


CROSS COUNTRY Going into the GSL cross country championships on Saturday at Wandermere, the Pups boys, though underdogs have a shot at advancing. “We have a real chance at qualifying as a team for state.” says first-year boys coach Steven Kutch. “If we make it, it would be the first time since 1997.” 


The boys began the season on the right foot finishing 3rd in the Bellarmine invitational. And despite some injuries, the team has shown steady improvement throughout the season. “We have some great building blocks to build off for next year.”

SLOWPITCH SOFTBALL only just finished its season in June and was back on the field in late August for the fall season. Though the team missed the playoffs, they completed a full slate of games with good wins over Ridgeline, North Central, and East Valley. 
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