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Archives: April 2011


Lincoln grad Lawyer Milloy to host football camp at PLU

TNT Seahawks beat writer Eric D. Williams passed along this press release about Lawyer Milloy’s football camp this summer at PLU.

Here’s the release:

Seattle Seahawk Lawyer Milloy To Host Youth Football Camp

TACOMA, WA., May 1, 2011 – Football players will have the opportunity this summer to learn individual and team football techniques from Seattle Seahawks players during the Lawyer Milloy Football Camp June 28-July 1. The camp, which offers overnight and day camp options, will be held at Pacific Lutheran University and will feature Seattle Seahawks safety and four-time Pro Bowler Lawyer Milloy.
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Boys soccer: New red card rule could ban some teams from postseason

I wrote a story for today’s paper on the new rule regarding red cards in boys soccer this season. Teams that receive three violent conduct and/or abusive language red cards will be eliminated from postseason contention.

As of Tuesday, Gig Harbor and Wapato have two each and are on probation. Here’s a link to the rules about red card ejections.

When I spoke with Mike Colbrese, WIAA executive director, for this story he said the rule will be reviewed after the season. This is normal protocol. Colbrese mentioned that one possible consideration would be to give ejected players

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Boys Basketball: Enumclaw hires coach

Enumclaw has hired Hornet alumn Kellen Hall to be the Hornets boys basketball coach. Hall graduated from Enumclaw in 2000.

UPDATE: I spoke with Hall on Tuesday afternoon and here’s my story.

Here’s a press release from EHS athletics director Kevin Smith:

It is with great pleasure that the Athletic Department announces the hiring of Kellen Hall, as the Hornet’s Head Boys Basketball Coach. Coach Hall has a long history with Hornet and Enumclaw Basketball.

He started in the Enumclaw High School Saturday basketball program as a second grader, playing under the guidance of high school players and coaches. He continued his love of sports at Enumclaw Junior High, 1994-1996, playing basketball, baseball and football. At Enumclaw High School, he played basketball and baseball for four years, earning letters in both sports his junior and senior years. Read more »


Football: Coaches to meet with WIAA May 1 to discuss possible playoff changes

I spoke with Kennedy Catholic coach Bob Bougette, president of the state football coaches association, Friday afternoon and he confirmed that representatives of the association will meet with the WIAA on May 1 to talk about the possibility of seeding the state playoffs.

Here’s a link to the story.

Bourgette stressed that the meeting is an “informal get-together.” No concrete proposals will be presented and nothing will be decided. He said the coaches want to find out what’s possible and where the WIAA sits on the matter.
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Football: Tacoma-Pierce County Scholar-Athlete finalists named

Scholar-athlete finalists for the Tacoma-Pierce County chapter of the National Football Foundation & Hall of Fame were announced recently.

Four finalists were selected in the lineman category: Michael Sly of Peninsula, Bryce Plancich of Bellarmine Prep, John Funk of Lakes and Isaac Smith of Curtis. The five finalists in the backs category are Rogers’ Wes Salyer, Graham-Kapowsin’s Erik Nothstein, Clover Park’s Tana Pritchard, Lakes’ Kyle Gallagher and Gig Harbor’s Troy Castle.

The winners will be revealed at the chapter’s banquet at 3:30 p.m. May 1 at the Curtis High School cafeteria. Winners will receive scholarship money to aid the cost to attend college.
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Softball: Wilson HS sisters toss back-to-back no-hitters

Sisters Janessa and Alex Flynn threw back-to-back no-hitters this week for Wilson’s softball team.

On Tuesday, Alex Flynn allowed no hits or walks to Capital in a 10-0 win for the Rams. It would have been a perfect game, if not for a pair of errors.

Janessa Flynn fired a no-hitter against Yelm on Wednesday, leading the Rams to a 7-0 win.

Here’s a link to the box scores. Wilson sits atop the Narrows League 3A standings with a one game lead over Capital and Yelm.


Basketball: Gig Harbor hires boys coach; Enumclaw searching for one

Craig Brooks has been named the boys basketball coach at Gig Harbor High School. Brooks, a 2002 graduate of Peninsula High School, coached the Tides JV team last season.

“I’m familiar with the program,” said Brooks, who teaches math at Gig Harbor. “Kind of feel like I know the ins and outs. There will be a lot of continuity.”

Brooks has eight years of coaching experiencing, starting with three years as a student assistant at Whitworth University in Spokane. From there he spent a season at Northwest Christian in Colbert and won a Class 2B state title, was an assistant at Cascade College in Portland for a year and assisted for two seasons at Peninsula before landing at Gig Harbor.
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