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Catching up on the preps beat

Post by Doug Pacey / The News Tribune on March 25, 2009 at 11:43 am with No Comments »
March 25, 2009 11:43 am

After 20 straight days of work without a day off, I took some time off last week to visit some family on the East Coast. This blog has been stagnant since then, so we’ve got some catching up to.

We’ve got spring sports previews in the works, but first I want to touch on some things that deserve a mention:

– Franklin point guard Peyton Siva has been named the Gatorade State Player of the Year. Bellarmine Prep’s Abdul Gaddy earned the honor last year. Both will play in the McDonald’s All-American in April at Miami.

– High school coaching legend Ed Pepple has retired. Pepple coached at Mercer Island for 42 seasons, compiling a record of 952-302 and winning four state titles.

– Auburn Riverside is searching for a new girls basketball head coach. When Ed Rosin was hired in September, it was on an interim basis, AR athletic director Doug Aubert said. The Ravens took fourth place at the Class 4A state tournament after former coach Adam Barrett led the team to back-to-back 3A titles.

“I thought (Rosin) did a wonderful job,” Aubert said. “It’s always tough to be the guy that replaces the guy.”

I haven’t been able to speak yet with Rosin to ask if he’ll apply for the position. Aubert said he wants to have a coach in place by the end of April.

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