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Archives: June 2013

June
30th

Shelton brothers lose in Elite Division semifinals at Spokane’s Hoopfest

In a matchup of the past two Elite Division men’s winners, defending champion Douglass Properties defeated Mamma’s Boys – made up of the Shelton siblings of Lincoln High School – 20-12, in the Spokane 3-on-3 Hoopfest semifinals at Nike Center Court in Spokane.

Nik Raivio sank a long 2-pointer (regular field goals are worth 1; 3-pointers are worth 2) to end the game Sunday afternoon. Douglass Properties are made up of former Gonzaga standouts Josh Heytvelt and David Pendergraft, and Raivio, who played at the University of Portland.

The Sheltons – Aaron, Aubrey (varsity boys’ basketball coach for the Abes),

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June
28th

Camas, Kamiakin, Sehome win TNT’s 2012-13 All-Sports crown

ALL-SPORTS STATE TOURNAMENT SCORING SYSTEM
Volleyball, football, basketball (boys and girls), track (boys and girls), baseball, fastpitch, soccer (boys and girls): 1st/50 points, 2nd/40, 3rd/35, 4th/30, 5th-8th/20, 9th-16th/10.
Cross-country (boys and girls), wrestling, tennis (boys and girls), golf (boys and girls): 1st/40, 2nd/32, 3rd/28, 4th/24, 5th-8th/16, 9th-16th/8.
Swimming (boys and girls), gymnastics: 1st/20, 2nd/16, 3rd/14, 4th/12, 5th-8th/8, 9th-16th/4.
Bowling, girls wrestling: 1st/14, 2nd/10, 3rd/8, 4th/6, 5th-8th/4, 9th-16th/2.

CLASS 4A
1. Camas 258.5

Alexa Efraimson and company “run” away with first All-Sports title.
2. Skyline 238
Spartans beat Camas in football semifinals, but

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June
27th

Out of the NFL, LeDuc still helping out in football at Hoquiam High School

Dana LeDuc is hardly retired.

He just isn’t in the NFL at the current time. Largely known as the godfather of today’s professional strength and conditioning program, the Tacoma native is still involved in football, just at a more basic level.

LeDuc, a Washington High School graduate, and former NCAA Division I shot put champion at Texas, owns a summer home at Ocean Shores, and lives there starting in late spring – and will stay in the area until well into September.

And this weekend, LeDuc – a former strength and conditioning coach for the Seattle Seahawks and St. Louis

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June
23rd

New Jersey bans trash-talking in athletics; would WIAA take THIS step?

New Jersey high school athletes who talk trash could find their teams penalized and themselves under investigation by the state Civil Rights Division.

The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association and the state Attorney General’s Office announced the new policy for its nearly 400 schools earlier this week.

They say it brings athletic events into line with the state’s anti-bullying law for schools.
The sports policy goes into place this fall.

Participants could be in trouble if they make harassing statements related to gender, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or religion. Referees would also be required to report incidents

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June
23rd

Van Sickle’s touchdown run starts West team’s rout in 2A-1A all-state game

Here is the story my friend Scott Spruill wrote for the Yakima Herald Republic

By being so talented at so many skill positions, Justin Peterson never did have a primary position in Lakewood’s offense last season. He nearly pulled off a triple double, running for 10 touchdowns, catching 12 scoring passes and throwing for seven.

But Central Washington University signed Peterson for a specific position and it was obvious Saturday afternoon at the 19th annual Earl Barden Classic all-star football game at East Valley.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound senior concentrated on being a wide receiver — exactly what the Wildcats are

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June
21st

‘Summer Classic’ all-state football game (with rosters) tonight in Moses Lake

Tonight at 7 p.m. is the annual 4A/3A all-state football “Summer Classic” game at Moses Lake’s Lions Field, presented by the Washington State Football Coaches Association.

EAST ROSTER (4A/3A)
# Player HT WT Position School Coach
1 Brennan Schon 5’11 160 WR/DB Lewis & Clark Dave Hughes
2 EJ Deveaux 5’10” 185 WR/DB Curtis Clay Angle
3 Javan Williams 6’1″ 190 WR/DB Kamiakin Scott Biglin
4 Tim Hergert 6’1″ 180 DB Heritage Jack Hathaway
5 Jabari Marshall 6’2″ 215 RB/LB Skyview Steve Kizer
6 Rod Jones Jr. 6’2″ 230 RB/DL Federal Way John

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June
20th

Thomas returns home to host three-day youth basketball camp in South Tacoma

Once again, Isaiah Thomas is making the summer-camp rounds.

And he clearly has one favorite spot – home.

Staring Monday, the former Curtis High School and University of Washington standout now with the NBA’s Sacramento Kings will host the Isaiah Thomas Youth Skills Academy at the Henry T. Schatz Boys & Girls Club.

“I love these camps, especially my Tacoma camp,” Thomas said. “It’s made me feel … so blessed to give back to the community of Tacoma. The smiles on the kids’ faces are priceless.”

Thomas debuted the three-day camp in Tacoma last summer. After it was over, the

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June
19th

McGuire inks $2.36 million contract with Pittsburgh as No. 14 MLB Draft pick

From correspondent Howie Stalwick

The ink had barely dried on the $2.369 million contract Reese McGuire signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates when the recent Kentwood High School graduate demonstrated the type of poise that convinced the Pirates he was worth so much money.

McGuire drew laughter Tuesday at his introductory press conference in Pittsburgh when he discussed the standard urine test required during physical exams of drafted players who sign pro contracts.

“I was a little worried about the urine test,” McGuire joked, “because in the past, I’ve had a little stage fright, or it took me a while. So

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