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Boys Tennis Captures Regional Title

The SGS boys tennis team won both Districts and Regionals behind the stellar play of Robert DeForest, and the doubles pairing of Pelayo Zalba Montes and Gabin Joly. “Robert captured 1st place after winning his matches in decisive fashion, including a championship victory (6-2, 6-3) over last year’s fourth place finisher at State,” says tennis coach Matt Melka. “Pelayo and Gabin battled against a tough Chewelah team to the very end, winning in a third-set tie breaker (6-3, 5-7, 6-6; 11-9).” Those three will compete at the State Tournament starting May 26 in Yakima. Other key contributions to the boys’ Regional title came from Isaac Kos, Ian Reichel, and Gannon Sanborn.

Several SGS girls also competed in the second weekend of the District Tournament, with several vying for a chance to make it to State. The doubles team of Annie Sawyer and Kalea Schlenker battled through the heat to earn 2nd place and secure their spot to State. Other girls that competed in Districts include Bianca Massman, Yasmine Tehrani, Jessie Sawyer, and Reagan Heller. Go Dragons!

Golfers Named to All-League Team

The SGS golf team held their awards ceremony last week. Nate Henning and Matthew Longstreth both made the 1B/2B All-League team, and Nate won the Sportsmanship Award. They will both play in the State Golf Championships this week in Tumwater near Olympia. Go Dragons!

Summer Camps Open for Registration

Register now for Saint George’s summer camps!  From basketball and soccer to musical theater and Chinese culture, there are a variety of week-long camps that will keep your student active and learning throughout the summer. Please view the List of Summer Camps to learn more about each of the camps offered, then go to the Link to Register.  

If you have any questions about registration, please contact Tracy Gonser at or call 509-464-8830. We look forward to seeing your child(ren) this summer! 

Girls Track Team Wins District Title

The Dragon girls track and field team easily won the District 7 Regional Championship at Colfax HS on May 19 and 20. The teams’ 215.5 points was nearly 100 points ahead of second place Davenport! Congratulations to the following individual winners:

Margreit Galow: Long Jump
Josie McLaughlin: 400, 800, 1600 meters
Bella Buckner: 3200 meters
4×100: Audra Gliniak, Savvy Briceno, Andee West, Berkley Hestalden
4×200: Audra Gliniak, Andee West, Berkley Hestalden, Savvy Briceno
4×400: Savvy Briceno, Remmy Kiltz, Regan Thomas, Josie McLaughlin

The SGS boys team finished 3rd overall, with the following individual winners:

Shawn Jones: 400, 800 meters
Ben Sudlow: Long Jump, Triple Jump
4×100: Steph Pan, Ben Sudlow, Robby Witmer, Shawn Jones

All of the above athletes, as well as a dozen more, qualified for the State Championships in Yakima on May 25-27 at Eisenhower HS. Go Dragons!

Boys Tennis Team Wins District Title

The SGS boys tennis team won the NE 2B District title on May 13 with champions in both Singles and Doubles play. Congratulations to 10th graders Robert DeForest and Isaac Kos who finished 1st and 2nd in Singles. Brady Nosbaum also played well with a 2-2 record. In Doubles, the pair of senior Pelayo Zalba Montes and junior Gabin Joly finished 1st while 10th graders Ian Reichel and Gannon Sanborn were 3rd overall. They will all compete at Mead H.S. on Friday and Saturday, May 19-20 for a berth to the State Tournament in Yakima on May 26-27. Go Dragons!

Peplinski Named District VII Athletic Director of the Year

Ryan Peplinski, SGS Athletic Director, has been named the District VII Athletic Director of the Year by the Washington Secondary Schools Athletic Administrators Association (WSSAAA) at their recent state conference.

Ryan has been League Secretary for 20 years, League Treasurer for 7 years, League and District basketball tournament manager for 20 years, and a WSSAAA mentor to younger ADs. He also will serve as President for the new WSSAAA District 6.

“Ryan is as involved at all facets of high school athletics as one can be,” says Mike McCune, Athletic and Activities Director at Lakeside High School. “He served on seeding committees, private and public school committee, classification committee, technology committee, RPI committee and member school relations committee.”

“In a time where athletic director turnover is at an all-time high, Ryan has heard the call to help young ADs grow through their mentorship program. He is always willing to answer questions, lend perspective, and lead collaboratively with athletic directors from all over the area.”

Congratulations, Ryan!