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Archives: 2011


Football: AP all-state teams

Here are the Associated Press all-state football teams. These teams are voted on by newspaper reporters and editors from around the state, including The News Tribune.

State player of the year, all classifications: Max Browne, jr. Skyline.

Player of the year:
Max Browne, jr., Skyline.

Max Browne, jr. Skyline.
Running backs: Ryan Lewis, sr., Eastlake, KeiVarae Russell, sr., Mariner, Parker Henry, sr., Skyview.
Wide receivers: Michael Rector, sr., Bellarmine Prep, Christian Gasca, sr., Lake Stevens.
Tight end: Caleb Smith, sr., Kentridge.
Offensive line: Joshua Garnett, sr., Puyallup, Mike Jones, sr., Eisenhower, Seth Regalado, sr., Mead, Cory English, sr., Auburn, Gates Michel, sr., Chiawana.
Defensive line: Uso Olive, sr., Federal Way, Sawyer Whalen, sr., Woodinville, Gino Bresolin, sr., Eastlake, Drew Sharkey, sr., Ferris. Read more »


Volleyball: Possible changes to state tourney format, locations

The volleyball state tournaments could be on the move again, and their format could change, too.

“We’re totally up in the air with volleyball,” said Cindy Adsit, WIAA assistant executive director who oversees volleyball.

Adsit said this fall there were “issues at every site,” ranging from lengthy delays, not enough seats or restrooms, limited concessions for spectators and poor outside lighting. Some of those issues can be fixed by site managers or by moving locations. Others can only be remedied if the tournament format is changed.

In November, the 4A and 3A tournaments were staged at Saint Martin’s College and The Evergreen State College was host to the 2A tournament. The 1A, 2B and 1B tournaments were held at the Yakima SunDome.

The most pressing issue, Adsit said, is the tournament format and schedule.
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4A, 3A baseball state semifinals, finals moving to Pasco

The 4A and 3A baseball state semifinals and finals will be played in the spring at Gesa Stadium in Pasco, the WIAA announced on Wednesday.

Safeco Field in Seattle and Tacoma’s Cheney Stadium were unavailable on May 25-26 because the Mariners and Rainiers have home games.

Gesa Stadium has a seating capacity of 3,700 spectators and is home to the Tri-City Dust Devils, a short-season Single-A minor league baseball team.


Mount Rainier’s McPhee places 23rd at national cross country race

Mount Rainier High sophomore Jordan McPhee placed 23rd at the prestigious Foot Locker National Cross Country Championships last weekend in San Diego, Calif.

McPhee was one of 40 runners from across the country — and the only female from Washington — that qualified to compete in the race.

Here’s video of the race:


Basketball: Boys, girls state rankings for week of Dec. 12-18


1. Davis
2. Bellarmine Prep
3. Evergreen
4. Skyline
5. Mount Rainier
6. Lewis & Clark
7. Snohomish
8. Curtis
9. Issaquah
10. Ballard
Next: Arlington, Beamer, Bothell, Central Valley, Federal Way, Garfield, Lake Stevens, Kentwood, Olympia, Redmond, Rogers, Roosevelt, Union
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