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Archives: Jan. 2009


Girls basketball AP poll

SEATTLE — How a state panel of sports writers rates Washington girls high school basketball teams in the weekly Associated Press poll of 2009, by WIAA divisions, with win-loss record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):


School Record Points Last Week

1. Lewis and Clark (5) 13-0 87 1

2. Kentwood (3) 14-0 84 2

3. Pasco 13-0 72 3

4. Snohomish 10-2 53 6

5. Moses Lake 10-3 49 4

6. Edmonds-Woodway 11-1 36 9

7. Auburn Riverside 10-5 33 5

8. Mead 10-2 30 8

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Prep Zone: Wednesday edition

What to watch Wednesday

The Gig Harbor (7-5, 4-4 Narrows League) boys basketball team takes a three-game winning streak to Silverdale where the Tides will meet Bay Division front runner Central Kitsap (10-3, 6-2).

Where: Central Kitsap

Time: 7 p.m.

Two teams in the thick of the title hunt in their respective Narrows League divisions will meet when Wilson (11-3, 6-3) faces Mount Tahoma (9-3, 5-2). Rams guard Jordan Coby is averaging 16.3 points per game in his last three contests.

Where: Mount Tahoma

Time: 7 p.m.

The tenth-ranked Bellarmine Prep girls

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Girls basketball rankings

The News Tribune’s girls basketball rankings for the week of Jan. 18.

Class 4A
1. Kentwood 13-0
2. Lewis and Clark 12-0
3. Pasco 12-0
4. Snohomish 10-2
5. Moses Lake 10-3
6. Edmonds-Woodway 10-1
7. Mead 9-2
8. Auburn Riverside 10-4
9. Federal Way 10-4
10. Bellarmine Prep 11-3
Got next: Graham-Kapowsin, Issaquah, Jackson, Mount Tahoma, Roosevelt, Spokane Central Valley

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Lincoln searching for football coach

Lincoln has has opened its head football coaching position.

Applicants should contact Lincoln athletic director Char Davenport at 253-571-6644 or apply on the Tacoma School District’s Web site.

Ben Cochran was hired last summer as the interim head coach. He guided the Abes to a 4-6 record. Davenport said Cochran, along with some assistants, have expressed interest in the head coaching position.

Rumors of Lincoln graduate and NFL quarterback Jon Kitna, who is a certified math teacher, returning to Tacoma to lead the Abes are not true, said Davenport, who spoke to Kitna.


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King Holiday Hoopfest updates

Game 4: Federal Way 71, Decatur 63

Federal Way ran away late to beat their cross-town rival.

The score was tied, 52-52, heading into the fourth quarter. Decatur’s Jordan McCloud hit a shot in the final second of the third quarter to tie the score.

Federal Way led Decatur 34-32 at halftime.

Decatur’s students are chanting “Traitor, traitor,” at Eagles guard Michael Hale III, who transferred to Federal Way from Decatur last spring. Hale gave the crowd a glare after converting a steal into a layin as part of an 8-0 Federal Way run that

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Boys basketball rankings

Here are The News Tribune’s boys basketball rankings for the week of Jan. 18.

Class 4A
1. Garfield 8-1
2. Kentwood 9-3
3. Federal Way 11-2
4. Decatur 11-1
5. Gonazaga Prep 11-1
6. Eisenhower 13-0
7. Puyallup 10-2
8. Curtis 12-3
9. Auburn 10-2
10. Lincoln 9-4
Got next: Central Kitsap, Foss, Kentridge, Lake Stevens, Lincoln, Mariner, Mount Tahoma, Mountlake Terrace

Garfield, Federal Way, Decatur and Kentwood will all play at the King Holiday Hoopfest on Monday at Hec Edmundson Pavilion.

Curtis rocked Puyallup on Saturday and climbed into the rankings. Lincoln is new at No. 10. The Abes have scratched and clawed to win games while missing a chunk of their roster. Now with nearly everyone back, Lincoln should be even better.

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Friday’s Biggest Games

Where to be tonight:

Seventh-ranked Clover Park (9-1 overall, 7-0) hosts Lakes (7-4, 6-1) in a boys SPSL 3A showdown with Lakewood bragging rights on the line. The Lancers easily won both meetings last season, but the Warriors are much better this season and primed for payback.

Where: Clover Park Time: 7 p.m.

Center Brandon Durham and No. 10 Central Kitsap (9-2, 5-1) visit Lincoln (8-4, 5-2) for the Narrows League’s biggest game of the night.

Where: Lincoln Time: 7 p.m.

Tied for first in the Narrows League Bridge Division, the South Kitsap girls (7-5,

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