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Archives: March 2012


Boys Basketball: Tahoma, Kentwood fill head coaching vacancies

Brian Davis and Blake Solomon shared a sideline for the past two seasons, coaching boys basketball at Kentwood High.

Next winter, Davis and Solomon will go head-to-head, at least twice a season, as adversaries.

Davis, who resigned as Kentwood’s head coach earlier in March, has accepted the head coaching position at Tahoma and Solomon, an assistant to Davis for the past two seasons, has been named head coach at Kentwood.

Both hires can become official when approved by their respective school boards.
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Boys Basketball: AP all-state teams


All-Classification state player of the year: David Trimble, sr., Davis.

Class 4A

Player of the year: David Trimble, sr., Davis.

First Team
David Trimble; Jordan Chatman, sr., Union; Zach LaVine, jr., Bothell; Luke Hamlin, sr., Snohomish; Darius Johnson-Wilson, sr., Curtis.

Honorable Mention
Jason Todd, soph., Jackson; Devonte Luckett, sr., Davis; Caleb Dressler, sr., Evergreen.
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Girls Basketball: AP all-state teams


All-Classification Player of the year: Heather Corral, sr., Prairie,

Class 4A
Player of the year: Brittany McPhee, soph., Mount Rainier.

First Team
Brittany McPhee; Taylor Buie, sr., Emerald Ridge; Brooke Pahukoa, jr., Lake Stevens; Brooke Gallaway, Central Valley; Brooke Bowen, sr., Skyview.

Honorable mention
Sadie Sparks, sr., Chiawana; Darah Huertas-Vining, Federal Way; Ali Forde, sr., Woodinville.
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Volleyball: 2A state tournament moving to Pierce College

Pierce College will be home to the Class 2A volleyball state tournament. The two-day event, which will be played Nov. 9-10, moves from The Evergreen State College.

Pierce College will be the site for all first-round matches, championship bracket matches and Saturday matches. First-day consolation matches will be played at Lakes High, a five-minute drive from Pierce College.

The tournament format will remain the same.

The 4A and 3A tournaments will remain at Saint Martin’s University.


Football: Lakes WR Sammie Long orally commits to UW

Lakes High receiver Sammie Long has given an oral commitment to the University of Washington.

Long, a 6-foot-4 and 190-pound junior, spoke to Huskies head coach Steve Sarkisian on Monday evening, said Lakes head coach Dave Miller.

Washington was the first college to offer Long a scholarship — the offer came in the fall — and most of the other Pac-12 schools have shown interest.


Graham steps down, DeYoe takes over at FWay

If Federal Way High School wants to continue its run of Class 4A state girls basketball tournament berths, it will come under new leadership.

Athletic director Miguel Perez announced the hiring of two new coaches Friday, including that of Josh DeYoe, who will be the Eagles’ new basketball coach.

DeYoe has big shoes to fill. Danny Graham led Federal Way to a 48-9 record the past two seasons, including a 4A title-game appearance in 2011.

DeYoe had been Graham’s assistant coach.

Also, Chris Williams has been hired as the school’s new cross country coach.


Rained out? Let us know

Only a few weeks into the spring sports season and rain and snow — snow?!? — have wreaked havoc on spring sports schedules.

We try to keep up with all the cancellations and rescheduled events, but some always slip past us. So, if your game is rained out and rescheduled or canceled, let us know so we can update our prep schedule database.

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