The Prep Blog

Covering high school sports in Tacoma, Pierce County and the South Sound

NOTICE: The Prep Blog has moved.

With the launch of our new website, we've moved The Prep Blog.
Visit the new section.

Archives: March 2008


AP All-State basketball teams

Ferris’ DeAngelo Casto and Prairie’s Ashely Corral have been voted the state boys and girls basketball players of the year by the Associated Press.

Sports writers from around the state vote for these postseason honors.

The AP reported that six boys received votes for state player of the year honors, with Casto edging teammate Shawn Stockton. Corral was a near-unanimous selection.

Bellarmine Prep’s Abdul Gaddy and Avery Bradley were first-team selections. This is the second year in a row Bradley has been voted to the team. Kavario Middleton made the 3A first team for the second straight season. Charles Wright’s Gerald Hill was a boys 1A first-team choice.

Auburn Riverside’s Katie Grad was named the 3A girls player of the year and Lakes’ Sara Halasz was a first-team selection. River Ridge’s Sophie Russell was a first-team pick in 2A.

Click below for the complete list of teams.

Read more »


Corral wins McD’s 3-pt. contest

Reporter Mindi Rice passes along this note about Prairie point guard Ashley Corral…

Prairie’s Ashley Corral, who played in the McDonald’s All-American game todayin Milwaukee, won Monday’s Three-Point Shootout. The Southern Cal-bound senior hit 16 3-pointers in the first round, five more than the next competitor, and 15 in the second round to win the girls’ 3-point event.

The Prairie guard was the only Washington player — boy or girl — selected for this year’s McDonald’s All-American teams.

Corral was The News Tribune’s State Player of the Year.


East-West Football Rosters

Spring is here, but let’s talk football for a moment. The rosters for the annual East-West 3A/4A all-state football game have been completed. Twenty South Sound players, including Lakes quarterback Calvin Schmidtke, Graham-Kapowsin running back Marcel Smith and Franklin Pierce quarterback Erich Armstrong, will suit up for the game, which is scheduled for July 3 at Central Valley Stadium in Spokane.

Click below to see the rosters.

Read more »


Upcoming all-star basketball games

The high school basketball season may be over, but there’s still basketball being played.

The best players from the Seamount, SPSL 3A, Narrows League and SPSL North and South will go head-to-head at the Cloud Nine All-Star Event on Friday at Auburn High School. Unlike most post-season all-star games, this one does not have only seniors filling out the rosters. That mean’s you’ll see Kentwood sophomore Josh Smith, Bellarmine Prep juniors Abdul Gaddy and Avery Bradley and Federal Way juniors Michael Hale and Jeff Forbes.

Here’s the game schedule:

SPSL 3A vs. Seamount, 5 p.m.


Read more »


TNT All-State basketball teams

Our boys and girls basketball all-state teams and stories ran in today’s newspaper. Here they are:


Player of the Year: Reggie Moore, G, Sr., Rainier Beach

Coach of the Year: Don Van Lierop, Ferris

First Team

Avery Bradley, G, 6-3, Jr., Bellarmine Prep

DeAngelo Casto, C, 6-8, Sr., Ferris

Abdul Gaddy, G, 6-3, Jr., Bellarmine Prep

Peyton Siva, G, 6-1, Jr., Franklin

Shawn Stockton, G, 6-1, Sr., Ferris

Second Team

Jared Karstetter, F, Sr., 6-5, Ferris

Mike Ladd, G, 6-4, Sr., Rainier Beach

Kavario Middleton, F,

Read more »


TNT Basketball State Players of the Year

We’re running our boys and girls basketball all-state teams in Tuesday’s newspaper. We won’t make you wait to find out our state players of the year, though. It’s Rainier Beach guard Reggie Moore for the boys and Prairie guard Ashley Corral for the girls.

Check tomorrow’s paper for the complete list of first and second teams.


Early 2009 girls basketball signee

Amojo commits to Washington State

Chalk up another Pacific-10 Conference player for the Auburn Riverside girls basketball program.

Ireti Amojo, the German exchange student who played for the Ravens’ 2007 3A championship team, took an unofficial visit to Pullman over the weekend and decided to leave a Cougar, giving Washington State coach June Daugherty a verbal commitment.

"It’s just the perfect fit for Ireti," Auburn Riverside coach Adam Barrett said. "The only people over here Ireti knows are with Riverside and the Grad family, and there are a lot of Riverside kids at WSU."

Amojo, who

Read more »