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Archives: Nov. 2007


Lakes’ Middleton, Kearse commit to UW

Lakes seniors Kavario Middleton and Jermaine Kearse have given verbal commitments to play football at the University of Washington, Lancers football coach Dave Miller confirmed this afternoon.

“They considered a few schools,” Miller said. “But they’re hometown guys. Jermaine and Kavario feel like they can be a couple more hands on the rope, pulling the program in the right direction.”

The players will have a press conference at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Lakes to formally announce their decisions.

Middleton, a 6-foot-6, 245-pounder, played tight end and defensive end for Lakes,

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Hoopy Holidays

Yeah, there’s still a week of football left, but many of you hardcore hoop fans know the season has started. They’re already talking about it over at and

And we’re well aware of it here at TNT. Since the T-Dome hosts football we still have to wrap up this weekend, but know that we’re in the process of putting together our full-page conference previews that will run every day next week, starting on Wednesday.

So if you were the prep editor at the TNT, what are

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Semifinal attendance down

Attendance at the football semifinals played last week at the Tacoma Dome was down slightly from last season.

According to Darin Hanson, WIAA director of communications, 19,603 fans passed through the dome’s gates last week. Last year, 20,803 spectators attended the semifinals. These figures do not include semifinals played in Eastern Washington.

I’m a bit surprised that the attendance was down only 6 percent, especially after seeing a sparse crowd at the Bellevue-O’Dea game, which was played at 9 a.m. the day after Thanksgiving.

On the flip-side, imagine how many more people would have been at

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Gridiron Classic schedule

All games are at the Tacoma Dome


Class 1B: Odessa (12-0) vs. Almira/Coulee-Hartline (12-1), 4 p.m.

Class 3A: O’Dea (13-0) vs. Skyline (13-0), 7:30 p.m.


Class 2A: Burlington-Edison (12-1) vs. Prosser (13-0), 10 a.m.

Class 1A: Royal (13-1) vs. Connell (12-0), 1 p.m.

Class 2B: DeSales (12-0) vs. Toutle Lake (11-2), 4 p.m.

Class 4A: Bothell (13-0) vs. Lewis and Clark (10-2), 7:30 p.m.


Lewis and Clark 28, Edmonds-Woodway 20 (8:57, 4th).

The Warrioprs have made a real game of it late, thanks to Tigers miscues.

An interception led to the latest TD. Then, on the ensuing kickoff, Vaughn Kapiko fumbled the return. E-W failed to capitalize however, turning the ball over on four plays … on downs. LC driving with 4:58 to go … still up!


A few halftime stats …

Alexander Shaw has 109 yards and a TD on 16 carries for the Tigers.

Tony Heard has 44 yards on 11 rushes for E-W.

Lewis and Clark QB Steven Eglet has five completions – each to a different receiver – and two TDs.


Lewis and Clark 28, Edmonds-Woodway 7 (HALF).

Well, after even more weirdness, we’ve gone to the half.

Lewis and Clark got the ball back at its own 32 with 1:30 to go … and took a knee three times … E-W forced a fourth-down play, using its final timeout with 4 seconds left … no punt came, just a short QB sneak to end the half …