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Archives: Sep. 2009

Sep.
26th

Week 4: How the Top 10 teams fared

Class 4A
1. Skyline 3-1
Fri: beat Newport 55-6
10/2: vs. Garfield
2. Bothell 4-0
Fri: beat Lake Washington 60-0
10/1: at Ballard
3. Auburn 4-0
Thur: d. Jefferson, 55-14
10/1: at Kentridge
4. Eastlake 3-1
Fri: lost to Redmond 24-21
10/2: at Issaquah
5. Southridge 3-1
Fri: lost to Wenatchee 27-6
10/1: vs. Davis
6. Gonzaga Prep 3-1
Fri: beat Lake City (Idaho) 42-12
10/1: vs. Spokane Rogers
7. Ferris 3-1
Thur: d. 3A No. 4 Mt. Spokane 31-14
10/2: at Esperanza (Calif.)
8. Jackson 4-0
Fri: beat Edmonds-Woodway 31-0
10/2: vs. Lake Stevens
9. Olympia 3-1
Fri: lost to South Kitsap 10-6
10/2: at Lincoln
10. Curtis 4-0
Fri: beat Decatur 68-28
10/2: vs. Beamer

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Sep.
25th

Week 4 picks, Thursday games recap

First, the picks:

Olympia 26, South Kitsap 24
Graham-Kapowsin 34, Spanaway Lake 28
Lakes 42, Enumclaw 20
Capital 24, Olympic 20
Gig Harbor 31, Bellarmine Prep 14
Central Kitsap 27, Lincoln 20
Curtis 30, Decatur 14
Peninsula 28, Clover Park 19
North Mason 35, Klahowya 10
Fife 17, Washington 13

Week 3 record: 6-4
Cumulative record: 19-11

Now, on to recapping Thursday’s games:

• I’m impressed with Bethel’s 24-0 win at Kentridge. Anthony Meray and the Braves ran all over the Chargers, and that’s no small feat. Kentridge

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Sep.
24th

Football: Big Games of Week 4

Narrows League
South Kitsap (2-0 league, 3-0 overall) at No. 9 Olympia (2-0, 3-0), 7 p.m. today at Ingersoll Stadium
The lowdown: It’s only Week 4, but the winner of this game will be in prime position to claim the Narrows League title. The Bears blasted the Wolves 42-6 last season, but these teams have vastly different complexions this fall. QB Gordy Anderson and receivers Isaiah Davis and Leon La Deaux have given life to South Kitsap’s passing attack. They’ll face an Olympia defense that has only allowed two touchdowns through the air. The Wolves will have to

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Sep.
23rd

Week 4 AP football rankings

Here are this week’s Associated Press prep football rankings. You can view The News Tribune’s ballot here.

Some interesting notes about this week’s poll:
• Skyline received 10 of 11 first-place votes in 4A.
• Lakes is a unanimous No. 1 in 3A.
• Bellevue fell to No. 4 in 3A.
• Ellensburg is the new No. 1 in 2A.
• 2A remains the most unsettled, with seven teams listed as “receiving votes.”

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Sep.
23rd

Prep Zone: Wednesday edition

Prep Zone

Tuesday’s highlights

Rose Fulgham scored with 58.4 seconds left in regulation, lifting Graham-Kapowsin to a 3-2 win over Rogers.

Puyallup’s Midori Moorehead and Sarah Jordan each scored a pair of goals and Sarah Garling and Megan Ratfield tallied two assists in the Vikings’ 6-0 win against Spanaway Lake at Art Crate Stadium. Jordan Daskam recorded the shutout.

In an intriguing matchup of two potential league champions, Bellarmine Prep and Sumner tied 0-0 at Sunset Chev Stadium.

Rachel Sandoval scored two unassisted goals for Franklin Pierce in the Cardlines 4-2 win over Timberline.

Acacia Johnson and Dani Rae Edwards

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Sep.
22nd

Prep Football: Trip around the state

We’re starting something new here at the Prep Blog. Each week, I’m going to dedicate one blog post to prep football news from around Washington.

Here’s is this week’s offering:

Two weeks ago, Gonzaga Prep edged Ferris. Last week, University stunned the Bullpups. What’s going on in the GSL? Spokane Spokesman-Review preps writer Mike Vlahovich takes a look at the suddenly crowded race for GSL supremacy.

We’ve all heard of the Wildcat offense. Did you know it has roots at LaCenter High School in southwest Washington?

You’ve probably already heard that Othello became the first

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