Boys Basketball: Hot Start Powers Napavine Past Mules

NAPAVINE — The Tigers’ physical brand of basketball leaves few questions as to the team’s abilities on the glass or the defensive end. How and how often the team could produce points, however, was another matter. Not on Thursday night. Napavine rattled off 27 points in the first quarter, led 53-29 at the intermission and…

Girls Basketball: Napavine Runs Past Toledo

TOLEDO — The power was out in Napavine, but that didn’t stop the Tigers from lighting up the nets against Toledo in a 61-39 Central 2B victory here on Wednesday. The game was moved from the Tigers’ home court after bad weather had cut juice to the school but Napavine didn’t seem to mind as…

Missed Chances Haunt Napavine in State 2B Title Game

By Aaron Van Tuyl / avantuyl@chronline.com TACOMA — It was a game that gave Napavine chances and took them away just as quickly. Fumbles ripped away. Passes batted away or picked off. Field goals with enough distance, just a foot or two outside the goal post. “This is too many missed opportunities, and these guys…

Football: Two Late TDs Seal Tigers’ Win Over Toledo

By Aaron Van Tuyl / avantuyl@chronline.com TACOMA — The Tigers’ big-play combo was essentially a nonfactor for 45 minutes. Wyatt Stanley and Cole Doughty, though, picked the perfect time to get on the same page. Doughty hauled in a 59-yard touchdown pass from Stanley late in the fourth quarter here Friday night, giving the Tigers…