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Archives: June 2010


WIBCA Hall of Fame banquets in July

I received an e-mail about WIBCA inducting seven people into its Hall of Fame. Here’s the information:

The Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association will induct seven new members to their Hall of Fame at Whitworth University on July 22 and at Seattle Pacific University on July 29.

The Spokane banquet will honor Dave Olzendam (Medical Lake, Rochester, Coulee-Hartline, and Newport), Dwight Pflugrath (Ritzville, Mansfield, Brewster), and longtime assistant coach Toivo Piippo (St. Joseph Junior High of Richland). The Seattle banquet will fete Bill Bakamus (Toledo, Coulee-Hartline, Mark Morris), Mike Downs (Bellevue Christian), Phil Lumpkin (Seattle Prep, O’Dea), and longtime Mark

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Curtis High star Lacy commits to Bone and WSU

When it comes to researching college basketball programs, Davonte Lacy can play it up front, but also do his work behind-the-scenes, too.

The Curtis High School standout has always had Washington State University on his radar – his No. 1 goal is to play in the Pacific-10 Conference – and has been sending off text messages to Cougars players to get a feel for the program.

But late last week, the Vikings guard also spoke up loudly when WSU coach Ken Bone called offering him a scholarship. He accepted, giving an oral commitment to the Cougars for their 2010-11 recruiting class.

“It’s not a bad place to be,” said Lacy, who is 6-foot-3 and 192 pounds, and is expected to play in both guard spots. “Coach Bone will be there for at least seven years – long enough for my graduation. It will be real fun.”
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East wins both all-state football games

The East rolled over the West 28-9 in the 4A/3A all-state football game at Everett Memorial Stadium on Saturday. Union’s Mitch Saylor was named the MVP after catching seven passes for 128 yards. East coach Dave Miller let his offense air out the football and Lakes defensive tackle Sione Potoa’e spearheaded a defense that held the West to just 70 yards of offense.

At the 2A/1A/B all-state game in Yakima, the East beat the West 21-17. With the West driving in East territory, Deer Park’s Alex Wolf preserved the victory with an interception in the final minute.


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Boston Celtics draft Avery Bradley

Barring a trade, Avery Bradley will play for the Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics. Boston selected Bradley with the 19th pick in the first round of the NBA Draft on Thursday evening.

Celtics coach Doc Rivers told the Boston Globe that Bradley is ready to play defense in the NBA right now.

“I love the speed,” said Celtics coach Doc Rivers. “He has unbelievable speed. He has a good in-between game. He can make the spot-up jump shots. He’s an NBA defender right now. He can play point guard defense on anybody in the league and that’s huge for

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All-State football game week in full swing

About 150 recently graduated high school football players have gathered in Everett and Yakima for a week of practice and all-state games. On Saturday, Memorial Stadium in Everett is the site of the 4A/3A game and Eisenhower High School in Yakima will host the 2A/1A/B contest. We’ll have reporters at the both all-state games on Saturday. Until then, here’s what’s going on so far this week in Everett and Yakima

Here’s a story from the Everett Herald on the first day of practice for the 4A/3A game that will be played Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Everett. Lakes

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South Sound prep athletes of the Year

The News Tribune’s list of the top male and female high school athletes of the year in the South Sound ran in the newspaper and online earlier this week. I wanted to re-post the information and stories here in case anyone missed them.

Foss’ Jamal Byrd is our male athlete of the year. Here’s a feature on Byrd, who played football, basketball and track and field for the Falcons. Byrd will play football at the Air Force Academy.

Emerald Ridge’s Kayla Stueckle is our female athlete of the year. Here’s a feature on Stueckle, who played soccer and

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Where will Avery Bradley go in the 2010 NBA Draft?

About this time two years ago, Avery Bradley was finishing up his junior year at Bellarmine Prep. On Thursday, Bradley’s life will change forever when the 2010 NBA Draft begins.

Bradley, a 6-3 shooting guard who played one season at the University of Texas, figures to be picked sometime during the first round. has compiled mock drafts from Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News, ESPN, Yahoo! Sports and other media outlets that give some glimpses as to where he might be headed. Five of the 12 mocks have Bradley pegged as a lottery pick — going among the first

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Coaches association’s all-state baseball teams

The Washington State Baseball Coaches Association has selected its all-state teams. Here they are:

Trevor Mitsui Shorewood INF 11
Austin Voth Kentwood P 12
Spencer Manjerrez Gig Harbor OF 11
Drew Vettleson Central Kitsap P 12
Tommy Thorpe Evergreen P 11
Spencer Rogers Issaquah OF 12
Calvin Campbell Eastmont OF 11
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