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Athletics Overview

Education-based athletics play a key role in fulfilling the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District promise to know, value and support every student, helping them to graduate ready to pursue a promising future. We offer a wide variety of education based athletic and activity programs led by an outstanding group of trained coaches/advisors.

BLHS sports move to 4A, South Puget Sound League; no changes for SHS

Every four years, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) goes through a reclassification process for high school sports. Due to increased enrollment at Bonney Lake High School, they will move to a 4A classification in the South Puget Sound League (SPSL) starting Fall 2024. BLHS was previously 3A in the Pierce County League (PCL). Sumner High School remains a 4A SPSL school. 

SPSL schools will be placed in one of two divisions for some sports, which will likely be baseball, basketball, football, golf, fastpitch, softball, track and field, and wrestling. SPSL schools and divisions are as follows: 

SPSL North

  • Bethel

  • Bonney Lake

  • Graham- Kapowsin

  • Olympia

  • Spanaway Lake

  • Yelm

SPSL South

  • Curtis

  • Emerald Ridge

  • Puyallup

  • Rogers

  • South Kitsap

  • Sumner

The Sumner-Bonney Lake School District is committed to providing quality education based athletic programs for our student-athletes in support of our promise to know, value and support every student, helping them to graduate ready to pursue a promising future.  We believe that the SPSL will provide positive opportunities for all of our programs at all levels in support of this promise.  

We appreciate your support as we transition into this new classification cycle. You will receive updates on schedules and other league information prior to the WIAA fall season. If you have questions in the meantime please reach out to your Building Athletic Coordinator. 

A list of athletics programs is below.

Registration: FinalForms        Athletics Events


Brian Kaelin, Director of Athletics, Activities and Facility Scheduling  

Carlene Hurd, Administrative Assistant  

James Sampson, Stadium Caretaker  

Office Number
(253) 891-5555

High School Athletic Programs

High school athletic programs for each season are as follows:


First practice for football: Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2023

First practice for all other sports: Monday, Aug. 21, 2023  

Football, Boys and Girls Golf (Bonney Lake), Girls Golf (Sumner), Boys Tennis, Cross Country Girls Soccer, Girls Swim & Dive, Girls Volleyball


First practices start late October/Early November.    

Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Boys Swim & Dive, Wrestling, Girls Gymnastics, Girls Bowling


First practices start late February.    

Baseball, Boys Golf (Sumner High School), Boys Soccer, Track & Field, Girls Fastpitch, Girls Tennis, Boys and Girls Lacrosse

We also offer activities such as Cheer and Dance Drill. These squads are generally selected in the spring (March-April).

Middle School Athletic Programs

Middle School Athletic Programs for each season are as follows:

Season 1

Practice starts early September.     Baseball, Fastpitch, Track & Field

Season 2

Practice starts late October.     Wrestling, Girls Basketball, Boys Soccer

Season 3

Practice starts early January.     Boys Basketball, Girls Soccer

Season 4

Practice starts early March.     Volleyball, Football, Cross Country

To register a student-athlete for a sport, please go to the "Athletic Registration" tab.