The football team won the Greater Spokane League (3A) with a 6 and 1 record. McKenna’s Bullpups advanced to the State quarterfinals after outlasting Eastlake in an offensive showcase where the offense put up 56 points and racked up 482 yards of total offense. Football was also the academic state champions.
With only four Seniors on the team, the girl’s soccer team finished 7-2 in league and 14-6-1 overall. They placed second in the GSL and advanced to the Washington 4A State quarterfinal. Head coach Billy Barnes has high expectations for the 2019 season with lots of experience returning.
Gonzaga Prep volleyball created a four-way tie for second place in the GSL. With a 7-2 and overall 11-5, the volleyball team had a strong season. The fourth-seeded Bullpups beat the fifth-seeded Blue Devils in straight sets in a first-round game of the district tournament. G-Prep advanced to the semifinals. With only four senior on the team this year, head coach Jill Benson is looking to make a deep run in the State tournament next year.
Slowpitch softball finished 6-14 this season under the leadership of Jim Pizelo. This is a strong comeback from last year’s season where they were 1-19. Players and coaches are excited about the future of the program.
Cross country had one of the most successful and competitive seasons in years. The boys finished 6-3, were 4th overall in the GSL and took third place in the Open Invitational Race at the Nike Northwest Regional with Jonas Bears taking first as an individual as well as being named 1st team All GSL. Sam Anderson was Honorable Mention All GSL. The girls finished 5th with an overall record of 5-4. Noelani Krauss was 2nd team All GSL and Leah Carney was Honorable Mention All GSL. Noelani (72nd place), Jonas Bears (53rd place) and Sam Anderson (45th place) all three qualified for State.
Three runners competed at the Footlocker invitational race in California Jonas Bears, Sam Anderson and Nohaloni Krauss. Noalani finished 9th in the freshman race. Jonas took 36th and Sam took 71st in the west coast championship race.
The WIAA Scholastic Cup recognizes performance in the classroom as well as on the playing surface. Schools that finish at the top of their respective classifications in state athletic competition receive points, as do schools that finish at the top in team academic performance. Sportsmanship is also a factor. 4A fall sports rankings:
Boys Cross Country 4th
Girls Cross Country 5th
Way to go bullpups - representing our mission on the field and in the classroom.