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Archives: April 2012


Boys Basketball: Lakes coach JoJo Rodriguez resigns

JoJo Rodriguez at a Lakes High boys basketball practice. (TNT file photo)

JoJo Rodriguez resurrected the boys basketball program at Lakes High when he took it over in 2006.

Now, the Lancers must find a new head coach to lead the team after Rodriguez resigned.

Lakes will post the position “in the next week or so,” said Kim Prentice, community relations director for the Clover Park School District.

The district also has an opening for a girls basketball coach at Clover Park High.
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Football: Public invited to hear Lincoln coach Kitna talk about Abes program on April 25

The public is invited to hear new Lincoln High football coach Jon Kitna talk about his vision for the Abes football program at 6 p.m. April 25 at the school’s auditorium.

Here’s the release:

Come hear Lincoln head football coach Jon Kitna speak, Wednesday, April 25th from 6-7 p.m., in the Lincoln High School Auditorium.

He will share his vision for the football program. Where he sees Lincoln now, what’s new, the direction the program is headed and how Lincoln Alumni and Lincoln Abe supporters can partner with him.

There will be a tour of the newly remodeled weight room

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WIAA: 2012 Hall of Fame inductees

This press release comes from the WIAA:

WIAA Announces 2012 Hall of Fame Inductees

RENTON, Wash. – The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association is proud to announce the 2012 Hall of Fame class, to be inducted, Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at the Renton Pavilion Events Center in Renton, Wash.

This year’s class includes a former NFL football player, one the state’s premier cross country and track and field athletes and one of the best high school and collegiate basketball players in Washington state history. Alongside the three athletes, the WIAA will recognize two coaches who combined for nine state titles, a top official, contributor and a highly recognized music administrator.

For more information on the 2012 WIAA Hall of Fame inductees and for tickets to the
luncheon, contact Andy Barnes, WIAA Assistant Executive Director, at (425) 282-5237 or
abarnes (AT) To view the full-length biographies of this year’s inductees, please click here.

2012 Inductees

Curt Corvin, Lakes High School
Tammy Tibbles, Creston High School
Chad Ward, River View High School
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WIAA Rep Assemby results

The WIAA sent out this press release Monday afternoon with results from Rep Assembly voting:

WIAA Announces 2012 Representative Assembly Passed Amendments

RENTON, Wash. – The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association announced the passed amendments for the 2012-13 academic school year, voted on by the WIAA Representative Assembly.

The following amendments were passed after reaching super majority:

MS/HS #5: 17.5.7 – Coaches may meet with squads to prepare for summer leadership training

HS #8: 17.14.0 – Prohibits contests against college freshmen

MS/HS #9: 18.19.2.c – 8th graders may be used to salvage JV basketball teams to reach 16 players

MS/HS #12:

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Football: Bellarmine Prep QB Sefo Liufau commits to Colorado

Sefo Liufau
Bellarmine Prep quarterback Sefo Liufau throws a pass against Wilson during the 2011 season. Photo credit: The News Tribune

Colorado was comfortable.

A few days after visiting the University of Colorado last week, Bellarmine Prep quarterback Sefo Liufau orally committed to the Buffaloes.

“When my dad and I visited,” Liufau said, “they made us feel comfortable. It was a good fit.”

The 6-foot-4 and 220-pound junior committed to Colorado on Friday. Liufau, rated by most scouting services as a four-star recruit, said he enjoyed the time he spent with CU coaches and was impressed by what he perceived as a family atmosphere.
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Football: Coaching carousel spinning at high-speed in South Sound

There’s been a lot of coaching turnover among football teams in the South Sound the past few months – more than I can remember in recent years.

Here’s what I can remember on this Saturday night. If you know of others, chime in.

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