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Archives: Feb. 2011

Feb.
24th

LCA’s Corrigan to join staff at Puget Sound

Todd Corrigan, who has spent the past five seasons on the Life Christian Academy football staff – including the past three years as coach – is leaving to join Jeff Thomas’ staff at the University of Puget Sound.

It is a bit of a homecoming for Corrigan – his father, Myles, was a former Loggers assistant.

As he reshuffles his staff – UPS has four openings this offseason – Corrigan will coach on the defensive side of the ball, Thomas said.

Corrigan, who was an assistant on Life Christian’s two state semifinal squads in 2006 and 2007, was hired Tuesday.

Feb.
21st

Basketball: Updates from title games at ShoWare

I’ll be at the ShoWare Center today for the 4A and 3A bi-district finals and 2A district finals (officially called the 2011 West Central District III Columbia Bank/Allied Waste Service President’s Day Tip-Off Basketball Tournament). I’ll post brief recaps of each game here on the blog. You can get more updates by following me on Twitter here.

There are some seeding and loser-out games being played today, too. When we get those results, I’ll post them here. You can also find them on our Scoreboard.

Here’s the schedule:

4A boys: No. 2 Curtis 59, Kentwood 43, Final

4A girls: No. 5 Federal Way 66, No. 7 Mount Rainier 56, Final
Federal Way will face the loser of Monday’s No. 1-Bellarmine Prep-No. 10 Kentwood contest on Friday at Rogers High School. Mount Rainier travels to Inglemoor to face Sea-King District champion Woodinville.

3A boys: No. 2 Lincoln 79, Decatur 53, Final
Lincoln isn’t looking for an easy path to the Class 3A boys basketball state championship.
Take the Abes’ practice on Sunday.
“People said we should go through a walk-through,” senior guard Jordan Russell said. “We had a real practice yesterday.” Read more »

Feb.
20th

Basketball: 4A Road to the Tacoma Dome – Regional Matchups Edition

Many of the slots have been filled in the Class 4A regional round of the boys and girls basketball state tournaments. Teams remaining in the West Central/Southwest tournament will play Monday for seeding and there are a couple other winner-to-state, loser-out games scheduled for Tuesday around the state.

For details on that, plus how other teams qualified for the regional round of the state tournaments, you can click here for an updated “Road to the Tacoma Dome.”

Or you can skip directly to the regional round of the state tournaments. Here’s what we know:

CLASS 4A BOYS BASKETBALL

Regional Round of the State Tournament

REGION 1 at Jackson HS
Friday

Game 1: No. 9 Kentridge vs. Arlington (loser out), 5:45 p.m.
Game 2: No. 5 Auburn vs. No. 4 Jackson (winner to state quarterfinals), 9:15 p.m.
Saturday:
Game 3: G1 winner vs. G2 loser (winner to state quarterfinals, loser out), 3 p.m.
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Feb.
20th

Basketball: 3A Road to the Tacoma Dome – Regional Matchups Edition

Most of the slots have been filled in the Class 3A regional round of the boys and girls basketball state tournaments. All that remains are three loser-out games and two seeding games in the 3A West Central/Southwest bi-district tournaments.

For details on that, plus how other teams qualified for the regional round of the state tournaments, you can click here for an updated “Road to the Tacoma Dome.”

Or you can skip directly to the regional round of the state tournaments. Here’s what we know:

CLASS 3A BOYS BASKETBALL

Regional Round of the State Tournament

REGION 1 at Marysville-Pilchuck HS
Friday

Game 1: Hazen OR Kennedy Catholic vs. Mountlake Terrace (loser out), 5:45 p.m.
Game 2: No. 5 Seattle Prep vs. No. 8 Glacier Peak (winner to state quarterfinals), 9:15 p.m.
Saturday
Game 3: G1 winner vs. G2 loser (winner to state quarterfinals, loser out), 3 p.m.
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Feb.
19th

Mat Classic XXIII: Lake Stevens, Enumclaw win tight races

It might have been about the least suspenseful Mat Classic there has been in a while as the stars won, and the stories programs that were fighting tight battles found a way to win.

Lake Stevens and its 129.5 points were good enough to hold off Moses Lake (119) in 4A.

Finals’ victories by in 3A by Lucas Somera (135 pounds), Josh Musick (152) and Kario Wallin (160) alllowed Enumclaw to pull away from reigning 4A champion Univeristy, 145.5 to 129.5.

“A very sweet win,” Hornets coach Lee Reichert said.

Deer Park (2A), Orting (1A), Warden (B) and Sedro-Woolley (girls)

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Feb.
19th

Mat Classic XXIII: Session III recap

We’re all finished here with consolation wrestling at Mat Classic XXIII, and await the start of the championship finals at 5 p.m.

Orting, which pretty much wrapped up the Class 1A team title for a third year in a row Friday, will have seven finalists tonight, which is a school record.

Two of them – ninth grader Mikey Moniz and junior Drew Templeman, a two-time 1A champion – will wrestle each other for the 125-pound championship.
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Feb.
18th

Mat Classic XXIII: Session II recap

Zillah High’s Chris Castillo on the boys side, and Kiona-Benton High’s Sheridan McDonald on the girls side are still alive in their pursuit of the greatest accomplishment in Washington high school wrestling – winning four Mat Classic titles.

Castillo, at 160 pounds in Class 1A, recorded the day’s fastest pin – 16 seconds over Cascade Christian’s Kevin Zettel – to reach the semifinals. He’ll face Riverside’s Tanner Johnson.

McDonald won both of her first-day matches by fall, and takes on Sedro-Woolley’s Katee Allen in an all-classification girls semifinal at 135.

All seven of The News Tribune’s 2010-11 class of “Untouchables” – Kentwood’s Ruben Navejas (112), Mead’s Jordan Rogers (171), Yelm’s Dylan Hyder (125), Orting’s Drew Templeman (125), Sedro-Woolley’s Alysia Pohren (girls 145) and Castillo and McDonald – advanced to the final four, which begin Saturday at 10 a.m.
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