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Archives: April 2013


Both teams ejected in weekend baseball melee in New Jersey

All this over a missed suicide squeeze?

Pandemonium broke out in New Jersey on Saturday when a baserunner from third, clearly in dire straits after a teammate missed an all-or-nothing bunt, decided to plow into the catcher leading with his shoulder.

Players, coaches, even parents, joined the ensuing fracas. Here is link to the story by the Asbury Park Press.


Last meeting in 400 meters goes to Chambers at Shelton Invitational

SHELTON – Two of the state’s elite 400-meter runners – Foss’ Marcus Chambers and Tumwater’s Andrew Brown – squared off for the final time on a high school track Saturday.

Because both compete for different classifications, Chambers in Class 3A and Brown in Class 2A, large invitationals like Saturday’s 53rd edition of the Shelton Invitational are when the two friends get to race off against each other.

Chambers easily won the 400 in 48.31 seconds, running the one-lap race for the first time since achieving a personal-best time of 46.62 at the Arcadia Invitational in California April 6.


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Efraimson emerges from loaded field to set 1,500 record at Lake Washington Invite

KIRKLAND – On paper, the 37th annual Lake Washington Invitational looked like a blockbuster of heavy-hitters – the best girls in Washington high school track and field going head to head.

From the schools represented, every track event coming into the meet – from the 100 meters to 3,200, to both hurdles races – featured the top two ranked participants in the state, based on season times.

Most of the time, the marquee matchups materialized – led by the star-studded 1,500 race, which featured three runners who broke the 32-year meet record at Mac Field.

In the end, talented Camas’

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Top juniors in Washington expected to play in this weekend’s WIBCA/WIAA Basketball Showcase

Think ahead – to the 2014 class.

College coaches will surely be in the area come this weekend for the 11th annual WIBCA/WIAA Basketball Showcase at Bellevue Community College.

There will be 16 teams (160 players total) representing Seattle, Tacoma, Bellingham, Vancouver, Spokane, Yakima, Tri-Cities and Olympia featuring some of the best boys’ basketball talent for next year’s class.

Some of the locals playing include Curtis High’s Dom Jordan, Lincoln High’s Latravion Satterwhite, Lakes High’s Cedric Williams, and Cedar Park Christian’s Evan Scholten.

Tournament games start Saturday at 10 a.m. and run all the way through 7 p.m. Games will

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Chamberlin’s RBI single in the 7th wins it for South Kitsap – 8-7 over Olympia

PORT ORCHARD – Every fastpitch ace pitcher thinks the mound belongs to her.

So imagine how South Kitsap High School’s Ashley Chamberlin felt when she was lifted in the seventh inning of her final home game?

She was steaming – especially after Olympia scored the game-tying run with her sitting in the dugout.

But she took out her frustration another way – with a bat in her hands.

Chamberlin, a senior, knocked in the game-winning run with a single to left center in the bottom of the seventh inning, lifting the Wolves to an 8-7 victory over Olympia in the

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Hayes’ single helps Emerald Ridge rally for 4-3 win over Beamer in SPSL South fastpitch

Chelsey Hayes’ walk-off hit kept Emerald Ridge in first place in the SPSL South as the Jaguars came from behind to edge Beamer, 4-3, in Puyallup.

In the bottom of the ninth with two outs and runners at second and third, Hayes laced the first high fastball she saw from Titans starter Madison Rogers, and it fell in between two Beamer defenders in left field for an RBI single.

Kayla Muche scored the game-winning run on an error.

Portland State commit Meagan Hendrix struck out 15, and walked one in a complete-game win for the Jaguars.

Emerald Ridge now holds

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Stadium runs out to big lead, holds off Gig Harbor, 3-2, in Narrows 4A boys soccer

Standing in disbelief, trying to hide the pure panic that had settled in on the Stadium High School boys’ soccer sideline, first-year coach Adam Becker could only watch.

The Tigers played beautiful soccer in the first half to run out to a big lead.

And in the second half, it all changed.

But in the end, a few keep-away ploys helped the Tigers hold off Gig Harbor, 3-2, in a Narrows League 4A showdown at Stadium Bowl on Tuesday night.

Max Harvey tallied a pair of first-half goals for Stadium, which built a 3-0 lead. But the Tides thoroughly dominated

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New WIAA amendment passes restricting summer football participation

In an effort to regulate the physical grind of year-round high school football, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association passed new legislature Monday, limiting the amount of summer football participation.

The 53-member WIAA representative assembly ratified an amendment (57.3.0), effective immediately, that allows a maximum 20 team summer practices, with no more than 10 of them full-contact days.

Summer practices can be held from the day after spring-sports season ends until July 31.

According to the new amendment, if a high school player wants to turn out for team-related summer activities, he or she must first participate in three consecutive non-contact

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