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Archives: May 2009


Star Track XXVII: It’s all over

Star Track XXVII is in the books. The state track and field meet’s return to Tacoma went off without hitch. But there was plenty of buzzing — from some incredible performances and the wasps that thought the clerk’s tent in the infield was a good place to build a hive.

The best moments of the meet? Here’s a short list off the top of my head:

– Bellarmine Prep senior Shaquana Logan’s jubilant reaction after winning the 4A girls 100-meter hurdles.

– Beamer senior Duran Ward leaning at the finish line to edge Federal Way junior Trenton

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All-Nisqually Leage 2A boys soccer teams

MVP: Casey Woodruff, Steilacoom

Coach of the Year: Tony Crudo


Joe Kyle Sr, Fife

Cameron Andrews Sr, Fife

Jesus Esquevel Sr, Fife

Dustin Yarrington Jr, Fife

Caesar Esquivel Fr, Fife

Casey Woodruff Sr, Steilacoom

Max Torres Jr, Steilacoom

Zack Billman Jr, Steilacoom

Lucas Morrow Sr, Steilacoom

Eric Zuniga Sr, Washington

Cristian McMillian Sr, Washington

Alvis Ramirez Fr, Washington

Jason Helbig Sr, Eatonville

Zach Bass Sr, Eatonville


Kyle Swayze Sr, Fife

Kanian Landholm So,

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All-Narrows League fastpitch teams

Bay Division

Co-MVP: Heidy Wells, Stadium; Carolyn Cross, Central Kitsap

First team

Pitchers: Ally VanSchoorl, sr., Olympia; Anna Olson, jr., Bellarmine Prep.

Catchers: Katie Hanten, sr., Central Kitsap; Ciarra Pederson, sr., Bellarmine.

Infield: Jenna Bartlett, so., Central Kitsap; Brittney Lott, fr., Stadium; Emma Kelly Glasoe, so., Olympia; Erin Curtis, sr., Central Kitsap; Lynsey Moroz, jr., Bellarmine.

Outfield: Julie Fengus, sr., Central Kitsap; Becca Cable, sr., Stadium; Naomi Stocks, jr., Central Kitsap; Kelsey Segawa, sr., Olympia.

Utility: Shannon Reed, sr., Mount Tahoma.

Second team

Pitcher: Ashley Denbrock, sr., Mount Tahoma.


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Day 3 at Star Track XXVII

Good morning from Mount Tahoma High School. The third and final day of Star Track XXVII.

The finals are starting in about 30 minutes and we’ve got some big races to look forward to today. Until then, here’s our track coverage from Friday.

Class 4A recap

Class 3A/2A recap

Class 1A/2B/1B recap

Photo galleries of Star Track XXVII

Here are all the results from Friday


Day 2 at Star Track XXVII: Wrapping up the morning session

The morning session of Day 2 at Star Track XXVII is complete. Selah’s Brett Blanshan smashed the 2A state meet record in the boys 100-meter dash with a blistering time of 10.67 seconds. The time is the fastest time in the state in the event, regardless of classification

Here’s a quick recap of the morning session and the results of the prelims and finals.

4A meet recap

The finals of the boys 100-meter dash will look awfully familiar to those who were at last week’s West Central District meet. The top four qualifiers – Beamer’s Duran Ward,

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Day 2 Star Track XXVII: Early results, record broken (updated)

A little more than an hour into Day 2 of Star Track XXVII and a meet record has already fallen.

Selah’s Brett Blanshan shattered the 2A meet record in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.67 seconds. Blanshan’s time is the fastest in the state this season, regardless of classificaiton. The previous record was 10.96 seconds, set by Pullman’s Cody Moore in 2003.

In the 4A boys 100, the top four qualifiers are all from the West Central District.

In the only completed final of the day — so far — Kayla Adams of Jefferson won

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Star Track XXVII: Day 2

The second day of Star Track XXVII is here and, again, so is the sun. Couldn’t ask for better weather than this.

TNT sports reporter Todd Milles and myself are going to tackle the three-classification state track and field meet today. We’re going to try and post as many updates to the blog as we can. With so many events going on one after another and us trying to interview athletes and coaches, we can’t promise instant updates of events. But if records fall, we’ll get something up. And definitely check back after the first session ends around 2

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