I put most of the things that anyone wants to know on this page. Yes, I used to put things on the Announcement page but I lost the knowledge of how to do that over the summer. So I will just add to this page. I will put the latest stuff at the top of the page. So, yes, the bear picture is the latest thing I have going.
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Here is some early warning: The end of the year awards Banquet will be on May 2nd in the FHS Cafeteria. It's a Potluck! We start eating at 6:30 - talking at 7:00.
Seniors - Bring Beverages/Paper Plates/Napkins/plastic forks, cups) (talk to each other)
Juniors - Bring Salads (Potato, lettuce, fruit, stuff from a deli, Chips and dip, vegetable platter, etc)
Sophomores - Bring Main dishes (Pizza, Chicken, Mom's famous Casserole, Dad's 3 alarm chili, etc.)
Freshman - Bring Desserts (Cake, Pie, Cookies, etc.)
Fife defeat White River 5-0. Lots of players get to show their stuff.
WR showed up to play their 3rd game in a 6 game, 7 day stretch. Not surprisingly, they did well in the first half but by the second half they were worn down enough that Fife was able to score some goals. First up was Austin with a great shot from about 20 yards out that was driven into the far corner of the goal at about the 37th minute mark. Prior to that goal, Fife had hit the post a few times and taken some shots but could not hit the net. A few minutes later, Grant cut behind the WR defense and Austin played a perfect ball that split the defense and laid out sweetly. Grant was at full speed and stroked the ball into the far post. 2-0 at the half. The coaching staff started making changes and things kept going with a side foot shot by Sam past an onrushing Keeper on another pass from Austin behind the defenders. 3-0. The coaches than made massive changes to the line up and the game evened up. WR even got a goal but it was called back because of offsides. The game got a bit unfocused at this point. In the last 12 minutes, the starting line-up was reinserted and a goal was immediately scored by Josh on a thru ball by Ruben. Josh sent a cheeky little chip over the goal keeper for a cute finish. The last goal was a terrific curling shot by Bryan from about 25 yards that kissed the top of the right post and was in the net. It was the best goal of the night and Josh got the assist. Gonzalo picked up the shut out and that was all there was. Next up is Evergreen away.
Fife defeat FP 1-0. I can't believe how tough this league has been this year!!!
This season is just becoming ridiculous. An exhausted but game Fife team went onto the field tonight to play a well rested FP team in an important game to determine play-off positioning. Although not the final ranking, this game will have a huge impact on teams up and down the league. So Fife worked very, very hard and although they seemed to be a step behind most of the time, the defense of Gonzalo, Rogelio, Owen, Grant and Donovahn kept good shape and covered for each other perfectly. FP NEVER got a shot within 25 yards of the goal in 80 minutes. This forced them to take long 30 yard shots. Although some of these were well taken shots, I think Fife has suffered enough in the prior games. Every game CAN'T always have a 30 yard blast into the Fife goal by the opposition. FP also earned a lot of corners. Again, they have some big players and some great service - but they got only 1 head on the ball and it went really wide. Fife Midfielders were doing their best to cover the required ground but it looked like they were running in sand at times. Finally, with only a few minutes left in the half, Grant received a ball on the right and spotted Bryan cutting behind the right back. A perfectly served diagonal ball dropped just over the defender and Bryan latched onto it as the defender was draped over him like a blanket. Bryan struck a left footed volley that was just ripped into the far side of the goal. Unbelievably good strike under pressure and tired legs. 1-0 at the half. The next 40 minutes were a blur and Fife did everything they could to keep FP at bay and amazingly, just like the 1st half, FP could not get a shot on goal. No diving saves from David. There was one scary moment on a long mis-struck cross from the right that skidded along the top bar but lady luck was on Fife's side in this game. Fife had a few close chances to make it 2-0 but in the end, they fought their way to the 1-0 victory. Are the guys tired? You bet!! They are all exhausted and most are going to need the next 2 days just to get out of bed. Are they happy? I can't tell because they were all too tired to smile. I will just guess that they are glad to have survived a very tough 2 weeks that involved 6 games and earning 16 out of a possible 18 points. Not bad for 2 weeks work. Next up is WR for the 2nd time at home. Practice on the turf on Monday and the WR game is Tuesday at home. Great, great 2 weeks guys. Everyone is very proud of you. Go Trojans.
Fife Tie Lindbergh 2-2. Tough, tough tough.
Fife traveled to Renton Stadium to battle a very tough Lindbergh team. The first half was outstanding for Fife. Besides a shot off the post by Ruben in the first 10 minutes, Fife scored their 2 best goals of the season. The first goal was a cracker on a ball from Axel to Omar. Omar whacked a terrific shot over the keeper from about 25 yards out. Fife wasn't done though. After a brilliant series of 1 touch passes over a 60 yard length of field, Austin played a sweet through-ball to Ruben. Ruben struck a wonder-ball over the keeper and Fife was up 2-0. The defense was strong and organized and the score at half remained 2-0. The second half started with more great Fife defense and hard work. The drag of the 5 games in 8 school days started to show though. Lindbergh started to just launch long balls into the area and finally struck goal on a long header that found it's way over the keeper to make the score 2-1. Fife continued to hold strong but it seemed like an endless string of balls launched into the middle of the area. With about 5 minutes left, Fife headed a ball high and out of the area (Just like every defender is taught), but the Lindbergh player stepped up and struck a volley from 25 yards into the far corner of the goal. It was a great and timely strike. 2-2. Fife was under immense pressure for those final 4 minutes and although Fife did actually have chances to put the game in the win bracket, they finally settled for the 2-2 after a very scary final 20 seconds when a Lindbergh winning goal was called back because of offside. OK fine - Fife will take the tie, the point and run to McDonalds. Next up is FP in the game that will determine quite a bit of the post season positioning for at least 5 teams. Will Fife have enough gas in the tank for what is guaranteed to be an exhausting finally 6th game in 10 days? Can Fife overcome the tired legs and weary muscles? They are pretty tough and have a lot of character - that's for sure.
Fife defeat Foss 4-1. A lot tougher than the score implies.
Fife defeated Foss through flat out hard work 4-1 last Monday. The game was NOT easy and was a real battle until the last few minutes. Foss scored and hit the Fife post at least 1 time on a few great shots. Meanwhile, Fife was sending ball after ball in front of the goal. The scoring started when Kyle served a ball over the Foss defense and Omar put it away. Then Foss scored on a cross and a good goal. 1-1. Omar fed Grant on an cutting run to goal and Grant slotted the ball past the keeper to give Fife the lead 2-1 with only 2 minutes left in the half. As has been the case all season, Fife spent the second half waiting for the goal to bury the game into the win column. It took about 30 minutes for this goal to finally come. Omar popped a ball over the defense and Bryan fought off a defender and cracked a shot over the keeper and into the back corner to give Fife an insurmountable 3-1 lead. This allowed the coaches to insert some players who have seen less action this season and BRYAN MITCHELL buried a shot from 3 yards out on corner that he had originally put toward the goal off his head. The assist went to Austin (for the corner) and Ruben (for getting hit in the back on Bryan's header.) It is good to win at the start of the toughest week of the season because the rest of the week is the 1st and 2nd place teams: Lindbergh and FP. Wish us luck.
Fife hand it to White River 8-0. I remember how this used to be.
It was a nice break from our usual game this Friday. White River came to Fife and struggled to keep up. It wasn't that Fife was incredibly unbelievable - it was just that the disparity between the two teams was too great. Goals came early and often. Austin scored at the 1 minute mark on a pass from Grant. 2 minutes later Bryan got a header on a chip from Sam. Then goal #3 was Axel from Omar and #4 was Bryan from Axel. It was all too much for the tired White River defense. Omar took a ball off the WR defender and cracked home his goal. A clearance from the WR defense on a corner came rolling at Andyn and he smashed a shot through the 9 defenders and 8 Fife attacking players and into the bottom left corner of the net. Next up was Alejandro when the ball was bouncing around and he took a sweet shop that was really well struck. 7-0 at the half. Alejandro scored his 2nd goal at the start of the second half and that was it for the scoring. The shutouts went to David and Gonzalo. Foss comes to Fife on Monday. Can Fife make it 3 wins in a row?
Fife defeat Washington 2-0. The game was not as close as the score.
Fife defeated Washington for a second time this season and there was really no doubt in this one. It was a bit like the Evergreen game in that Washington was mainly defense. Like the Evergreen game, Fife dominated and scored early on a nice goal by Omar on a great thru ball from Grant. Omar slotted the ball thru the keepers legs and gave Fife their 1-0 lead. After that, Fife just pounded away for the remainder of the game. Washington rarely got over the 50 and never got a shot in this game but that has been how our season has gone this year. The difference this time was that Omar struck a banger free-kick from about 22 yards out into the top right corner with 10 minutes left. It was a very, very nice shot and that was the game. It was nice to play for 10 minutes without the game hanging in the balance. We could use a few more 2 goal leads this year. White River at Home on Friday for the last game of the week.
Fife Tie Foster 1-1. Not a lot of chances so we are happy with the tie.
Foster came out from the whistle and tried to put Fife on the mat. They worked really hard and continually served balls into dangerous areas. Fife was able to hold off and, in fact, got on the board first with a terrific finish from Axel on a pass from Omar. After that, Foster just kept attacking and getting chances. With about 20 minutes left, Foster finally got their goal on a tap-in on a long free kick. Fife put the pressure back on and had a few chances...but so did Foster. The question became, "Is anyone going to score at the end to win the game?" The answer turned out to be NO. So Fife gets another tie in a game and they probably should be happy to take the point. Next up is Washington.
Fife Tie 1-1 against Evergreen. Lots of chances but No goals.
The varsity played Evergreen at home and if felt like a win-able game but Evergreen would have none of it. They played an off-side trap that Fife could not seem to break down. Ruben scored a nice goal on an assist from Grant early in the first half and everyone waited for that second goal to end it all. Instead, Evergreen just kept holding out and finally scored on a rocket shot from about 35 yards out to tie the game. The rest of the game involved Fife trying to figure out how to put the ball in the goal. It never happened. 1-1 and Evergreen did a great job. Fife was a little unlucky but the game comes down to scoring goals.
Fife defeat FP 1-0 in an old fashioned battle.
Fife traveled to FP stadium to meet FP in a pretty important game. Both teams wanted to win this one because, let's face it, this is a tough league. There are no easy games at this point and every game is going to have meaning. The Trojans were without one of their top scorers but Falani stepped up and buried a great header at about the 20 minute mark of the first half on a wonderful serve from the right side by Logan. Fife looked a little sharper this game but FP had a few chances to dent the scoreboard but they did not get their golden chance. In a game that could have gone either way, it was a nice night for Fife to find a way to win. The shut out went to Gonzalo and David. Neither keeper needed to make an incredible save but they did have to be there cover the close chances. Next up is a Mid-spring break game against Evergreen on Wednesday. The JV won their game 2-1 on two great goals by Josh.
Fife drop 0-3 to Lindbergh. Losing more than the score.
Fife played the first of 2 games against Lindbergh last night at Fife Stadium. Lindbergh scored 1 in the first half and 2 more in the second. Fife lost 2 players to straight Red cards and lose the services of those players for the next 3 games. Fife also were handed 3 more yellow cards. Lindbergh received 0 cards of any kind. So, if my math doesn't fail me, that is 5 cards in a single evening - which is more than Fife has earned in any single season in the last 10 years. The red cards were the first "Reds" received in 10 years as well. More math now - no goals for, 3 goals against, 3 yellow cards, 2 straight reds, 2 less players and a loss. At this rate, Fife should have a roster of 3 available players by the final game of the season. There is really nothing to say about this game. The players played fine and Lindbergh played a bit better. Next game is another battle against FP and then on to Spring Break ....just in time.
Fife defeat Foss 3-0. Looks like the Washington game.
Fife defeated Foss in a tough, physical battle that could have been over in the first 10 minutes. Fife once again hit the post 3 times in the first few minutes. Bryan finally broke the goal line on a nice pass from Axel. It looked so easy it was hard to imagine the earlier shots that missed. Foss kept a lot of bodies back and would occasionally head out to try to score. They always kept 4 defenders at the 50 in case Fife tried to counter. 1-0 at the half. Fife started out hot and Omar picked up a goal at about the 45 minute mark on a flicked ball from Bryan. Axel then scored the third goal on a long serve from Donovahn. 3-0. Foss had a few chances to score in this game but things deteriorated in the last 15 minutes. A lot of late tackles and studs-up sliding. Probably more to do with frustration on Foss's part. I don't know if the score had anything to do with the fouls. Probably more to do with the speed of play and the pressure on the ball. Anyway, Fife continue to work away at building a sound team structure. The skills, speed and creativity are there. The guys are getting noticeably better each game. The season has 6 weeks left - things could be interesting going into the playoffs. It will be fun to watch things come together. There will be some ups and downs but these guys seem to have the temperament to deal with the inevitable challenges.
Fife defeat Washington in season opener 2-1.
Washington came out to play today and put on a nice performance. Fife also came out to play and the score could have gotten out of hand real early. Fife scored at the 2 minute mark. A nice cross by Austin set Omar in front of the goal for a nice clean finish. A few minutes later, Logan crossed a ball for Ael to cut into the area for a nice shot to the far post to make it 2-0. The game looked to be a runaway train but suddenly, Fife just kept hitting the post. I mean hitting the post 4 times in about 10 minutes. This gave Washington confidence and allowed them to move out of the area now and then. Amazingly, Fife had a lot of possession and close shots but did not score again. With less than 60 seconds left, Washington cleared a ball that turned into a breakaway and a sweet chip over the keeper from about 30 yards out. 2-1. But the game ended before Washington had time to think they could tie. Long and short: Fife could have scored a bunch, Washington held tough and organized and was able to keep the scoreboard close, Fife still wins and moves on to Foss.
Fife Travel to Sequim and come home with lots of goals...and a tie.
The Fife soccer team traveled for their final season warm-up against Sequim. Sequim has a solid team and look forward to a very good season. Fife also has a good team with hopes of success. I guess by this description, a 5-5 tie sounds completely reasonable. The game was played on a grass field that should have impacted Fife more than it did. The field was definitely an element of Sequims strength. I have a hunch that if this game were played on turf, Fife would have still scored their 5 goals but Sequim might not have been able to match their goal total . So the game started with a Fife goal in about 5 minutes by Omar on an assist by Sam. A few minutes later, Ruben scored a nice shot from about 20 yards on another Sam assist. Then some weird stuff happened. Sequim scored on a 35 yard blooped ball on a pass back to a mid-field player that was kicked about 50 yards in the air and then landed in the goal. 2-1. Sequim tied the game on a 25 yard shot that looked like a straight forward catch but somehow rolled over the goal line. Not sure how things like that happen but they were happening on this night. Fife took the lead back in the second half with 3 straight goals by Omar, Axel and Bryan. The assists went to Logan (2) and Axel. So Fife had a 3 goal lead with about 15 minutes left. And then more crazy stuff happened. A miss-played cross and the ball is in Fife's net. Another basic shot finds the back of the net. Finally, with no time left and the ball in the Sequim Penalty area, somehow, a long clear to a player being covered by 4 players ends with a collision in front of the goal and a single Sequim player hitting it into an open goal. The whistle blows. Can anyone understand those 4 sentences? I was there and I can't understand what happened. The weird part is that the Fife defense did everything right in this game. Oh well. Take away the 5 balls that went over the goal line and the majority of Fife players had fantastic performances. Playing attacking soccer at this level in just the second game is both exciting and kind of shocking. As for the 8 goals against in just 2 games... we will have to keep an eye on that. The players can only contribute great play. That is all they can ever do and we have a lot of great players doing great stuff. The JV tied their game 3-3. Goals by Yabbi, Dylan and Cole. Another nail biter. Next up is the season opener against an undefeated Washington team that looks ready to climb the league ladder. Don't be late for the start of the game because there could be 4 goals scored by either team in the first 5 minutes.
Fife defeat Highline 5-3 in a full speed season opener.
The Fife varsity boys traveled north to Highline to open the pre-season against a spirited Highline side. It was your basic, "Let's set the tone for the season in the first game" situation for both teams. The play could have been faster, but the players would have to be riding motorcycles for that to happen. The good news is that Fife can play pretty fast and have it still resemble a sport. Highline worked very, very hard but was just that small step behind for much of the game. Need proof? The game saw Fife earn 3 PK's and Bryan converted 2 of these into goals. 3 PKs? Remember that, "small step behind" I was just mentioning? That is pretty much the definition of a Penalty Kick. Fife had some chances besides PKs though. The first goal of the game was a nice through ball from Ruben(?) to Bryan for a slotted finish. Omar added a nice 25 yard cracker off a serve by Andyn. That shot binged off the right post and into the net. Finally, Sam picked up an interesting finish on a turning shot that caught the Keeper running around trying to find a good spot to stand to make a save. It was a better strike than I make it sound. Alejandro got the ball to Sam's feet with enough time to make the shot. Defensively, Fife was better than the score. Highline scored on their 1st shot of the game about 25 minute into the game on a corner that was more about poor clearing but was still a solid finish. Their last 2 goals came in the final 2 minutes of play when Fife had a 5-1 lead. Not to take anything away from Highline, a goal is a goal and it shows great character to not give up when behind. It is what it is. It was an interesting but good start to the season. There were a few injuries but the guys should be in one piece for the next game against Sequim on Thursday. Good game guys. A nice effort and performance.