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Archives: May 2010


Wrapping up the spring sports season

There was lots of high school sports action around the state this weekend, capping the spring sports season. Here’s what happened:

Here’s a link to photo galleries from various prep sports from last weekend.

Stadium won its first boys soccer title in school history.

Kentwood rolled over Richland and won the 4A baseball championship.

More from Kentwood, senior Max Manthou claimed high fourth boys tennis singles state title. Charles Wright and Cascade Christian tennis players won state titles, too.

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Finals day: Star Track XXVIII –UPDATED

Two fantastic finishes have kicked off the final day of Star Track XXVIII today at Mount Tahoma Stadium.

In the 2A girls 4×200 relay, Blaine’s Cherish Morrison took the final handoff trailing by about 15 meters. She easily made up the ground and breezed to the victory. Morrison is also the top seed in the 100, 200 and 400.

In the 3A girls 4×200 relay, the anchor legs for Camas and Yakima West Valley took their batons in a dead heat. By the time Franklin Pierce sprinter Germe Poston took the handoff, she trailed by about 15 meters. The reigning 100 and 200 state champ reeled in the leaders and edged them at the line, winning in 1:43.69. Yakima and Camas had identical times of 1:43.72, but Yakima was second.
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Day 2: Star Track XXVIII — UPDATED

A recap of Friday’s events at Star Track XXVIII

Class 4A

Stueckle wins two titles: Kayla Stueckle was everywhere at Star Track XXVIII on Friday.

The Emerald Ridge senior was blazing down the track and claiming the Class 4A state championship in the 100-meter hurdles. She was turning in the leap of her life at the long jump pit and capturing a surprise state title. And she was at the awards stand, passing out medals to the finalists in the 3A 100-meter hurdles.

“It was definitely a good day,” the University of Washington-bound Stueckle said.

Stueckle won the 100 hurdles with a time of 14.81 seconds and went 18 feet, 1 inch in the long jump. She left Mount Tahoma Stadium with a huge grin, but the day began ominously. Her foot nicked the first hurdle in her 300-hurdles preliminary heat and when she landed, her other foot slipped on the rain-slickened track.
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4A, 3A state fastpitch postponed to Saturday – Updated

Update (10:47 a.m.) Rain has turned the fastpitch state tournaments into one-day events.

All of Friday’s games in the 4A and 3A tourneys were postponed to today because the fields at South End Recreation Area in Tacoma were unplayable.

Games are scheduled to begin today at 10 a.m. for 4A and 11:30 a.m. for 3A. Because tournament officials want to complete the tournament today, a revised format has been implemented.
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First day of Star Track XXVIII — Updated

The first day of Star Track XXVIII is complete and five records — two state and three meet records — were set on Thursday. Here’s a quick recap of today’s events:

UPDATE (9:40 p.m.)
Federal Way set the state record in the boys 4×400 relay. Eagles turned in a time of 3:15.26, smashing the mark of 3:16.09 set by Wilson in 1982.

Othello junior Christine Kirkwood has a set the state record in the javelin with a throw of 162 feet, 10 inches. That’s two feet better than the old record, which older sister Courtney Kirkwood threw in 2007.

Yakima West Valley set a 3A meet record in the girls 4×400 and Sehome did the same in 2A.
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Baseball state semifinal capsules

Here’s a feature on the streaking Federal Way baseball team, which enters the 4A state semifinals on an 11-game winning streak.


When: Friday-Saturday

Class 4A at Safeco Field
Game times:
Friday – Federal Way vs. Kentwood, 4 p.m.; Richland vs. Shorewood, 7 p.m. Saturday – Third place, 1 p.m.; final, 7 p.m.
2009 champion: Richland
Outlook: The Bombers have used pitching and defense to return to the state semifinals in their quest for a fourth crown in six seasons. Pitcher Mike Dunford and outfielder Chris Cecil lead Richland. Read more »


Boys lacrosse: Division II all-conference, all-state teams

Here are the all-conference and all-state teams from Division II boys lacrosse.

2010 Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association Division II All-Conference teams
(As selected by Division II coaches in eastern and western Washington)

Boys Division II All-Eastern Conference
Position Name Year School (Team – if different from school)
Goal Thomas Bass Jr. Wenatchee High School
Defense Quinn Carlson Jr. Wenatchee High School
Defense Jason Sisk Sr. Richland High School (Three Rivers)
Defense Andy Schock Sr. Wenatchee High School Read more »