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Archives: Dec. 2010


4A, 3A state softball tournaments moved from SERA

Well, Pierce County, you win some and you lose some.

A week after the WIAA awarded small-school state golf tournaments to various Pierce County golf courses, it took away the 4A and 3A state softball tournaments.

The 4A tournament will be played at Merkel Sports Complex in Spokane and 3A has been moved to Lacey’s Regional Athletic Complex. The tournaments had been played at SERA in Tacoma.

You can read more about the WIAA’s decision and information on possible changes to the state volleyball tournament here.


Girls basketball tournament on Saturday at Pierce College

The Northwest All-Stars Shootout for girls basketball will be Saturday at Pierce College. The games:

Tahoma vs. Seattle Christian, 1 p.m.
Chelan vs. Emerald Ridge, 3 p.m.
Kennedy vs. White River, 5 p.m.
Oregon City vs. Edmonds-Woodway, 7 p.m.

More games are planned for Dec. 28-30 at Pierce College and Jan. 15 at Clover Park.


Lots of wrestling action this weekend

The prestigious Tri-State wrestling tournament at North Idaho College begins on Friday and runs through Saturday. Some of the top programs in Washington — Graham-Kapowsin, Lake Stevens, Orting, Sedro-Woolley and others — will compete. For those who can’t make the trip, you can watch the matches at

Closer to home, there’s the 39th John Rogers Holiday Tournament at Rogers High School in Puyallup on Saturday. The boys begin at 9 a.m. and girls start at 11 a.m. Here are the competing teams:

Boys: Bellarmine, Bethel, Curtis, Enumclaw, Rogers, Kent-Meridian, Puyallup and Beamer

Girls: Burlington-Edison, Enumclaw, Kelso, Mount

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Basketball player throws official to ground after being called for technical

I’ve seen lots of basketball coaches and players get upset at a referee’s call, but I’ve never seen anything like this. A player at Desoto (Florida) High School flipped out when he called for a technical foul. He shoved the referee, then picked him up and threw him to the ground before being restrained.

Here’s a story on the incident.

The action starts at the 1:20 mark in the clip