Thursday, September 30, 2010

Falcons Travel to Auburn

The Kentlake volleyball teams travel to Auburn High School (that's the one near downtown) for contests tonight. JV and Cardinal are at 6pm and Varsity follows sometime after 7:15pm. Auburn Varsity is 1-5 on the year with a victory over Federal Way and loses to Kentridge, Auburn Riverside, Curtis, Auburn Mountainview and Bonney Lake. This is an important contest in making Districts for both teams.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Puyallup is an AWAY game

The game against Puyallup on October 6th was listed as a home game on the schedule. Unfortunately, it was also listed as a home game on Puyallup's schedule. Ooops.

So, the game is officially an away match. Since it is the only match that week, we will not have another home contest until Monday, October 11th against Kentridge.

Kentlake Travels to Tahoma Today

The Falcons travel to Tahoma HS in Maple Valley for tonight's contest. JV and Cardinal will play at 6pm followed by Varsity at approximately 7:15pm (although that is proving to be optimistic this year with no Varsity contest starting before 7:30pm). Tahoma is coming off a 5 set upset of Kentwood last Wednesday.

The bus will leave for Tahoma at 4:45pm from Kentlake.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Kentlake Moving to KW for Afternoon

Kentlake went 0-4 this morning, losing a tough match to Issaquah and then battling Bainbridge to the wire, but losing. Kentlake will be a #2 seed in the second round of pools, playing at 1pm and 2pm. The opponents will be determined later.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

BBQ Before Norway Game on Friday

On Friday we will host the traveling club team from the Sunnfjord area of Norway.Norway does not have high school sports like we think of them and rely on club sports for their athletic training, so this team would be the equivalent of a USAV club team. The have played Kentridge and Kent-Meridian and play Kentwood tonight, while also taking in some sightseeing. They will play in the Kent Classic on Saturday.

We will host a barbeque before the game at 3:45pm. All players will get a free hamburger or chicken sandwich. We will also have a limited amount of cheese pizza for any vegetarians. Parents and others are encourage to come for the barbeque and purchase their meal.

The game (Varsity only) will be at 5pm and will be a best 2 out of 3 contest.

Varsity and JV Travel to Central Kitsap

The Falcons travel to Central Kitsap High School in Silverdale for an early evening contest with the always tough Central Kitsap Vikings. JV will play at 5pm followed by Varsity around 6:15pm.

CK is located at 3700 NW Anderson Hill Rd in Silverdale. The easiest route is through Tacoma, over "Galloping Gerty", north to Bremerton (WA-16 will turn into WA-3) and follow that through Bremerton and then north on WA-3 to Silverdale. The final part of the directions from Mapquest:

9.WA-16 W becomes WA-3 N.8.6 mi
10.Take the NEWBERRY HILL RD exit.
11.Turn RIGHT onto NW NEWBERRY HILL RD.0.2 mi
13.Turn LEFT onto NW ANDERSON HILL RD.0.3 mi
14.3700 NW ANDERSON HILL RD is on the RIGHT.

If you make it to the Kitsap Mall area, you went too far.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Falcons Down Mountainers

The Kentlake Varsity beat Mount Rainier, 3-1, behind the 13 kills of Megan Hartnett and the 8 kills each from Kristin O'Connell, Sean Taylor and Marissa Lytle. Ginger Nason had 35 assists and Miranda Marburger had 19 digs.

There is no rest for the Falcons who head over to Silverdale for a 6:15 match against Central Kitsap. JV plays at 5pm.

First League Match

Everyone is back to 0-0 on the year as the first league match happens tonight against Mount Ranier. Mount Ranier moved up from 3A this year and joined the SPSL North. They are 2-3 on the year with a sweep of 3A Evergreen and a 3-2 victory over winless Bethel, accompanied by lopsided sweeps by Enumclaw, Curtis and Emerald Ridge (who are a combined 10-2).

Varsity has shown a lot of progress but no victories yet. Come cheer on Kentlake to the first Varsity victory of the year.

Monday, September 20, 2010


Do I really need to say more?

Tonight Kentwood comes to Kentlake. JV and Cardinal at 6pm. Varsity at about 7:15pm. Please come out and support the team. See you there!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Adult Volleyball League

Anyone adult interested in playing volleyball this winter should check out the Maple Valley Parks & Rec site.

They also have "drop-in" volleyball on Friday nights starting this week through December at Tahoma Junior High School from 6pm - 8pm.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Planning for next week

Next week is the busiest week of the season for Kentlake volleyball.

We start on Monday with the home match against rival Kentwood. We still need several people to help with that.

On Wednesday we have the match with Mount Ranier, a new school to the SPSL North and the first League match of the year. We still need several people to help with that.

On Thursday we travel to Central Kitsap in Silverdale. That match starts early with JV at 5pm and Varsity at 6:15pm. Note that the Cardinal team is not playing. It is at least a 90 minute ride to Silverdale, so the bus will leave shortly after school (coaches will have a definite time next week). It would be great to see lots of parents there. Let me know if you want to carpool.

On Friday we host the team from our Sister City in Sunnfjord, Norway. The best 2 out of 3 match will be at 5pm with a joint dinner at 3:45. We will host a barbeque for the two teams and hamburgers and grilled chicken will be available for purchase for non-players at the concession stand that evening. JV and Cardinal are not playing but are encouraged to attend this special match.

On Saturday we host the Kent Classic jointly with Kentwood. Varsity will start play at 8am at Kentlake. Where they play in the late morning/afternoon will depend on how they play against Issaquah and Rogers in the first morning pool. The upper bracket will be at Kentlake and the lower bracket at Kentwood. Check Twitter ( for updates and for more information.

Whitworth Travels to Tacoma Schools

The Whitworth University volleyball team, with former Kentlake star Kathy Taylor (who still holds the school records for blocks in a season, blocks in a career and aces in a game [along with Hannah Merritt and Courtney Thompson]) ventures west to play PLU today at 7pm in Parkland and UPS tomorrow at 6pm in Tacoma.

Varsity Loses in Four

Kentlake Varsity lost to Kentridge last night, 22-25, 12-25, 25-20, 26-28. The team definitely showed improvement from Tuesday. Kentlake was again led by Rebecca Kozy with 6 kills and Sean Taylor with 4 blocks. Ginger Nason led the offense with 15 assists and Miranda Marburger led the defense with 12 digs.

Kentlake returns home on Monday against Kentwood. JV/Cardinal at 6pm and Varsity follows about 7:15pm. We still need help with game functions.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Kentlake Travels to Kentridge

All three Kentlake teams travel to Kentridge for games tonight. As usual the Cardinal and JV games are at 6pm and Varsity will start around 7:15pm. Please come and cheer the Falcons to victory.

All players must ride the bus from Kentlake. They should be there before 4:45pm to catch the bus. They must return on the bus after the Varsity game.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Varsity Loses to KM

The Kentlake Varsity lost an error plagued match to KM, 25-15, 25-17, 25-19, on Tuesday. The Falcons were led by Senior RS Rebecca Kozy with 7 kills. Kentlake will try to quickly correct things as they face Kentridge, at Kentridge, on Thursday.

The Kentlake Cardinal and JV teams both swept K-M.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

It's Here. It's Here. The new season is here. WE'RE SOMEBODY!

Sorry, that's a paraphrase of my favorite Steve Martin quote.

The first match of the season is finally here. All teams play Kent-Meridian at Kentlake. Cardinal and JV will play at 6pm, followed by Varsity at about 7:15pm. We encourage all parents [aunts, uncles, next-door neighbors, etc] to come and cheer Kentlake to victory. The Cardinal team will play in the back gym and JV and Varsity will play in the main gym.

We still have need for several parents to help with tonight's matches. We need one Varsity lines person and lines and libero tracker for the Cardinal match.

If you can't make the game you can follow on Twitter at You can also get updates via email by texting "follow KentlakeVB" to 40404 (standard text messaging rates apply).

Monday, September 13, 2010

Cardinal Team Takes 3rd at Sumner

The Cardinal team finished 3rd at the Round Thunder Tournament in Sumner this last weekend. They lost to Auburn in the Semi-Finals. Good job, ladies (and Coach Moore)!

p.s. Be sure to wish Mr. Moore well this week. He is getting married this Friday. The date was chosen for sentimental reasons on his Finance's part, obviously not to fit in the volleyball schedule well!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Please Help

We still need help with seven jobs for this Tuesday's match against K-M, including all five Cardinal Team jobs, JV scorebook and Varsity lines.

Remember: If you help at a match, you get in free.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Norway Match Rescheduled

The match against the club team from our Sister City in Norway has been rescheduled to 5pm on September 24th. This will be a Varsity only match. The two teams will have a joint dinner before the match.

JV and Cardinal team pictures will be taken right after school so they will be done before the match at 5pm. Hopefully Varsity pictures will be taken this weekend (weather permitting).

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Help Needed for Tuesday's Match

We really need help running the match next Tuesday against Kent Meridian. We only have twelve of the nineteen spots filled. We have the following job openings:

Cardinal Lines (*2)
Cardinal Libero Tracker
Cardinal Scorebook
Cardinal Scoreboard
JV Concessions (1 of 2)
Varsity Lines (1 of 2)

Obviously, most of the jobs are very easy. Scorebook takes some work, but we can train you fairly easily. Lines seems intimidating but with a few "tricks" it is actually fairly easy, at least for the Caridinal and JV games. The speed of the game does pick up considerably for Varsity, so when doing Varsity lines it would be best to have some experience.

Please click below to signup online. If you have a problem with online signup, just send a note to "kentlakevb 'at'" and we will be glad to add you manually!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Schedule Changes

Some of you may have received a notice saying that your job for the JV or Cardinal team match on September 21st was removed. That is because the match against Norway on that day is a Varsity only match. Therefore there are no JV or Cardinal team jobs. We appreciate your willingness to work on that day, but with no match there is, of course, no need for those jobs.

The schedule has been updated to reflect that change and two changes (in opponents only) on the Cardinal team schedule.

We encourage everyone to sign up to help at home matches. You can sign up using the link below. Thanks.