In case you hadn’t heard, there are a few championship trophies that now call Auburn home. The champion student-athletes were celebrated in a festive parade down Main Street Monday, March 21.
They Are The Champions
Auburn High School
After winning the Class 3A State Title at the beginning of March, Auburn High School’s boy’s basketball team will be on their way to Florida to compete in the Inaugural State Champions Invitational, April 7-9.
With Ryan Hansen as their coach, the team’s record is 27-2, only losing to Garfield High School and Mt. Spokane High School.
The Invitational will be aired on ESPNU and the championship will be on ESPN2. “The three-day single-elimination tournament begins Thursday, April 7, with the boys’ semifinals,” states the ESPN press release. “The tournament culminates on Saturday, April 9, with the girls’ championship at 10 a.m. on ESPNU and the boys’ championship at noon on ESPN2.”
The Trojans play Norcross (Ga.) Thursday, April 7 at 6:00 p.m. EST/3:00 p.m. PST. Good Luck Trojans!!
Auburn Mountainview High School
Auburn Mountainview High School’s swim and dive team won the season’s league championship for the second year in a row. Coach Dawson Orcutt guided them to beat Decatur High School, AHS, Auburn Riverside High School, Federal Way High School, Todd Beamer High School, and Thomas Jefferson High School.
One outstanding swimmer on the team, David Le, won the adaptive 50 freestyle and 50 backstrokes. These wins made Le the 3A state champion. Congratulations David and the whole AMHS swim and dive team!
AMHS’s Cheer team had an impressive and undefeated season this year. Like it was nothing, these Lions went undefeated while completing and beating over 90 teams from all over the country.
In October the team petitioned the school board to be able to go to Florida and participate. They were able to go and they ended up winning the national championship. The team did amazing and so did their coach Shana Biggs. Biggs won the Washington State Cheerleading Coaches Association (WSCCA) coach of the year in 2018 and was inducted into the WSCCA hall of fame in 2021.
In a comment on their Instagram, the AMHS Cheer team said they “are so incredibly thankful for such amazing coaches who have put so much time and effort into this team, We would not be where we are today if it wasn’t for them! They are so driven to help us reach our highest potentials in every aspect in and out of cheer. We love you so much Shana, Kaitlyn, and Caitlin. We are so proud to cheer under your name!”
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It was an epic season from an epic team of Lions. Congratulations!
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Auburn Riverside High School
ARHS Boy’s Varsity Wrestling team pinned the 2022 Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) 3A Region Tournament. The team won first place with a score of 180.5 with Silas high school trailing behind them in second with 171.5. Cole Cross, a senior at Riverside, who wrestles in the 138lb weight group, beat Hudson Buth, a Junior at Mt. Spokane high school, to be the 3A state wrestling Champion. Congratulations to Cross, the team, and their coach Arthur Troncoso.
You can’t say Auburn doesn’t have Spirit, as ARHS cheer team also brought home a championship. The team Xed-out the competition to take home first place in the 1A/2A/3A Game day small to be the State Champions. The team scored 86.8 with second place North Thurston trailing behind with a score of 79.5. Head Coach Anastasia Campbell lead the team to victory. These Ravens obviously know what they are doing. Nice job!!!
Muckleshoot Tribal School
With an overall of 8-4 and 7-0 in the district, the Muckleshoot Tribal School’s girl’s basketball team had a spectacular this year, winning the 1B Sea-Tac League Tournament. In the final, they beat Evergreen Lutheran High school 65-60 at their home court. The girls had an overall record of 14-5 and a league record of 9-0 with Dora Brings Yellow as their coach. Congratulations to the girls and their coaches.