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Archives: July 2012


Track: Foss’ Chambers, Curtis’ Hightower shine at USATF Junior Olympics

Foss High sprinter Marcus Chambers and Curtis High highjumper Dakarai Hightower dazzled at the USA Track and Field Junior Olympics last week at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Md.

Chambers won the 400 meters with a time of 46.18 seconds. He won the sprint by nearly a full a second, which is incredible at this level of competition.

Chambers also placed second in the 200 and helped his team to second in the 4×400 relay.

Hightower took first in the high jump with a leap of 7 feet, 3 inches. Hightower won the Class 4A state title in May with a jump of 6-10.
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Football: Mount Rainier hires Tremain Mack as interim head coach

Mount Rainier High has hired Tremain Mack to be the school’s interim head football coach.

Mack was an assistant coach with the Rams last season. He played the University of Miami and four seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. He made the Pro Bowl in the 1999 season as a kick returner, averaging 27.1 yards per return.

Former coach Scott Leick is now an offensive line coach at Kentwood High where his son attends.


Bellarmine Prep grad will compete for Great Britain’s women’s basketball team at London Olympics

In today’s paper is a feature on Kim Butler, a 2001 graduate of Bellarmine Prep, who will compete in the London Olympics for Great Britain’s women’s basketball team.

Great Britain, fielding an Olympics team for the first time, plays its first game on Saturday when it faces Australia.


Football: G-K’s Kahlil Dawson commits to Portland State

Graham-Kapowsin defensive back Kahlil Dawson, a rising senior, has orally committed to Portland State, according to Taylor Barton.

Dawson, who stands 5-foot-9 and 160 pounds, also had an offer from Wyoming.


VIDEO: Skyline QB Max Browne talks about Elite 11, USC, going for another title

I caught some of the high school football camp at the University of Puget Sound today. Bonney Lake, Kentwood, Ballard, Hazen and Skyline were on the practice fields when I was there. Tahoma, Kentridge, Timberline, Enumclaw and Auburn Riverside were in the other practice session.

I caught up with Skyline quarterback Max Browne after the Spartans’ morning practice. Browne, one of the top high school quarterbacks in the country, is orally committed to Southern California. In two seasons as a starter, Browne has thrown for 8,216 yards and 95 touchdowns.

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Baseball: Four from South Sound selected to Area Code games

Four South Sound baseball players, including three from Rogers High, have been selected to play in the Area Code games this summer.

Utility players Michael Sexton and Stefan Van Horn and catcher Logan Ice of Rogers will play for the Kansas City Royals team. The trio will be joined by Kentwood High catcher Reese McGuire.

Of the 29 players on the Royals’ roster, 17 are from Washington.

The prestigious Area Code games will be played Aug. 5-10 at Long Beach, Calif.