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Archives: April 2008


Baseball league tournaments

The regular seasons are over for some leagues and the postseason starts today for the Narrows League.

The SPSL has its league playoffs on Friday and the 3A SPSL and Seamount play their sub-district tournament on Friday and Saturday.

Here’s the schedule:


Narrows League Tournament

Play-in: North Kitsap at Foss, 4 p.m.

Thursday May 1

Narrows League Tournament

Game 1: Play-in winner at Central Kitsap (loser out)

Game 2: Stadium at Wilson (loser out)

Friday May 2

Narrows League Tournament

At Heidelberg Park

Game 3:

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Emerald City Kickoff Classic lineup announced

South Sound football will be well represented at the 2008 Emerald City Kickoff Classic at Qwest Field. Cascade Christian, Fife, Puyallup, Bellarmine Prep, Kentwood and Central Kitsap have been selected.

Here’s the lineup:

2008 Emerald City Kickoff Classic

September 6, Qwest Field

Game 1: *1A Cascade Christian vs. 2A Fife, 9:30 a.m.

Game 2: 3A Eastside Catholic vs. 4A Eisenhower, noon

Game 3: 4A Puyallup vs. 4A Bellarmine Prep, 3 p.m.

Game 4: 3A Kennedy vs. 4A Kentwood, 5:30 p.m.

Game 5: Punahou (Hawaii) vs. 4A Central Kitsap, 8 p.m.


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Narrows League soccer tourney schedule

The Narrows League boys soccer tournament starts today with three loser-out games. Here are the matchups:

Tuesday April 29

Game 1: Lincoln vs. Wilson, 7:15 p.m. at Stadium (loser out)

Game 2: Mount Tahoma at Gig Harbor, 4 p.m. (loser out)

Game 3: Foss at Central Kitsap, 5 p.m. (loser out)

Wednesday April 30

Game 4: Lincoln at Bellarmine Prep, 7 p.m.

Game 5: North Kitsap at Stadium, 7:15 p.m.

Game 6: Gig Harbor at South Kitsap, 6 p.m.

Game 7: Central Kitsap at Olympia, 7 p.m.

Saturday May 3

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Prep baseball rankings

Here are the April 27 rankings from

Class 4A

1. Richland (13-1)

2. Redmond (16-2)

3. University (15-2)

4. Olympia (17-2)

5. Puyallup (16-3)

6. Snohmomish (15-3)

7. Kentlake (15-3)

8. Monore (15-3)

9. Battle Ground (15-6)

10.Mead (15-2)

Class 3A

1. Blanchet (17-0)

2. Eastside Cath.(17-1)

3. Kelso (20-0)

4. Mt. Rainier (17-2)

5. Skyline (14-4)

6. Ferndale (14-4)

7. Timberline (13-3)

8. Capital (12-1)

9. Issaquah (10-7)

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More Shelton Invite coverage

We accidentally ran the wrong version of the Shelton Invite story in Sunday’s paper – the copy in the TNT was meant for the Olympia newspaper. So, for your viewing pleasure, here is the (unedited) version of the Tacoma-centric Shelton Invite story, with info on Enumclaw star Stephanie Jones, Wilson runners Anthony France and Kevin Rosaaen, and Rogers’ boys team victory, as well as problems for Rogers’ star hurdler Eric Morrison.

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WIAA shuffles state hoops

Two years of having the Class 3A state basketball tournaments in Seattle was enough. The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association is moving the tournament back to the Tacoma Dome next season, executive director Mike Colbrese said.

Colbrese said small crowds and the cost of renting two sites — KeyArena and Hec Ed — in Seattle were the reasons for the change. Having the 3A tournament at the Tacoma Dome will save the WIAA “potentially $40,000,” Colbrese said.

Returning the 3A tourney to Tacoma meant the 2A tourney will go back to the Yakima SunDome. The other tournaments will not

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Bellarmine Prep soccer ranked No. 3 in nation

According to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/adidas national rankings, Bellarmine Prep has one of the best boys soccer teams in the country. The Lions are No. 3 in the April 16 national poll. Spring Valley High of Columbia, S.C., is No. 1 and Chatahoochee High of Alpharetta, Ga., is No. 2.

Three other Washington schools also appear in the top-20. Snohomish is No. 10, Cascade is No. 16 and Marysville-Pilchuck is No. 17.

Bellarmine Prep also leads the regional poll. The Lions recently returned from a trip to Ireland where they went 3-1

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Auburn baseball coach resigns

First-year Auburn baseball coach Brian Embery resigned his position today. Embery would not comment on the reasons for his resignation and Auburn School District officials could not be reached.

Embery had not been with the team in the three games previous to his resignation.

Junior varisty coach Gordon Elliott has taken over head coaching duties.