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Archives: June 2009

June
30th

Brawl near Colorado ballfield

Boys aren’t the only ones getting into fights on ball fields.


The Denver Post reported that the Cheyenne Mountain and Wasson High School girls softball teams were involved in a 30-person brawl on Monday night. According to the article, “a woman who was at the game is suspected of third-degree assault…and two juvenile girls are being investigated for fighting.”


The fight happened in the parking lot after the game. I’d guess that parents were involved, too. I don’t care what happened on the field to spur the fight, there is never an excuse to arm yourself with

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June
29th

All-State football recap

South Sound athletes played big roles in the all-state football games on Saturday.


In the 4A/3A game in Everett, Curtis’ Stan Langlow delivered a victory-clinched hit to secure a 13-12 win for the East.


At the 2A/1A/B game in Yakima, Steilacoom’s Greg Herd helped the West to a 31-13 victory over the East. Herd rushed for 70 yards, threw for 134 and ran and passed a touchdown.


Only 51 days until the start of fall practice…

June
26th

All-State boys soccer teams

All-state teams voted on by media organizations throughout the state, coordinated by Rene Ferran at the Tri Cities Herald.

First-team all-league selections, as well as league MVPs (in those leagues that separate them out), were eligible for the ballot. A player must have received a minimum of two votes to be eligible for honorable mention.

Class 4A
Player of the year — Justin Moore, f, South Kitsap.
Coach of the year — Michael Krug, South Kitsap.

First team
Forwards — Dylan Gaydosh, Stadium; Ugo Okoli, Todd Beamer; Justin Moore, South Kitsap; Marco Acevedo, Pasco.
Midfielders — Troy Peterson, Todd Beamer; Quinn Grisham, Issaquah; Andrew Clark, Pasco; KC Phillips, Stadium.
Defenders — Colin Ip, Bellarmine Prep; Kurt Stalsberg, Mountain View; Brady Espinoza, Pasco; Dan Tonkovich, Roosevelt; Connor Moe, Snohomish.
Goalkeeper — Emmanuel Martinez, Pasco.

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June
26th

All-State baseball teams

All-state teams voted on by media organizations throughout the state, coordinated by Rene Ferran at the Tri Cities Herald.

First-team all-league selections, as well as league MVPs (in those leagues that separate them out), were eligible for the ballot. A player must have received a minimum of two votes to be eligible for honorable mention.

Class 4A
Player of the year — Brett Jacobs, if, Richland.
Coach of the year — Ben Jacobs, Richland.

First team
Pitchers — Drew Vettleson, Central Kitsap; Tony Bryant, Kennewick; Billy Moon, University.
Catcher — Josh Rapacz, Richland.
Infielders — Tim Peterson, Emerald Ridge; Brady Steiger, South Kitsap; Brett Jacobs, Richland; Cody Shepherd, Richland; Trevor Mitsui, Shorewood.
Outfielders — Sean Rehon, Puyallup; Andrew Mendenhall, Southridge; Chris Marangon, Tahoma.

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June
26th

All-State softball teams

All-state teams voted on by media organizations throughout the state, coordinated by Rene Ferran at the Tri Cities Herald.

First-team all-league selections, as well as league MVPs (in those leagues that separate them out), were eligible for the ballot. A player must have received a minimum of two votes to be eligible for honorable mention.

Class 4A
Player of the year — Amanda Fitzsimmons, p, Auburn Riverside.
Coach of the year — Mike McMahon, Kelso.

First team
Pitchers — Amanda Fitzsimmons, Auburn Riverside; Kori Seidlitz, Mountlake Terrace; Crystal Nyman, Kelso.
Catcher — Kyndell Andrews, Emerald Ridge.
Infielders — Maggie Wagner, Woodinville; Hope Klicker, Walla Walla; Taylor Darneille, Wilson; Allegra Wilde, Kamiakin.
Outfielders — Erin Fujita, Jefferson; Alexis Bobadilla, Walla Walla; Jessica Tenigawa, Marysville-Pilchuck.

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June
26th

Free girls basketball camp

Three former players and coaches — Cari Harrison, Chelle Miller and Mary Ann O’Dell — are doing a generous thing and holding a week-long girls basketball camp for free.


Well, technically the camp isn’t free, it’s by donation. So, if you’re signing up, give what you can.


You can register for the camp here.

June
22nd

Weekend roundup: Record smashed and a WSU commit

Andrea Geubelle smashed Washington’s all-time record in the girls triple jump with a leap of 42 feet, 10.25 inches at the Nike Outdoor Nationals last weekend at Greensboro, N.C.


Geubelle was named The News Tribune’s Female Senior Athlete of the Year in Sunday’s newspaper.


The previous record of 42 feet, 9 inches was set by River Ridge’s LaShonda Christopher in 1995.


In baseball news, Puyallup’s Sal Arena has given a verbally committed to play at Washington State University. Arena pitches and plays third base for the Vikings. He was a member of The News

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June
17th

Curtis senior is Washington’s Gatorade Track and Field athlete of the Year

Andrea Geubelle has been named Gatorade’s Washington Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year. The Curtis senior won the triple jump, long jump and 100-meter sprint at the Class 4A state meet in May.


Geubelle, who has an athletic scholarship to the University of Kansas, won the triple jump and long jump as a junior. She ranks fifth in the nation in the triple jump this season with a leap of 41 feet, 9 inches.


“It’s just consistency; she doesn’t really take time off,” Curtis High coach Terry Rice said. “What’s done more to strengthen her career

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