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Category: athletics


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

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.

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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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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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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Chambers, Schwan selected 2013 Tacoma-Pierce County athletes of year by TAC

Already regarded around the state as the finest performers in their respective sports, soon enough the Pacific-12 Conference will find out about Foss High School’s Marcus Chambers and Bellarmine Prep’s Courtney Schwan.

Chambers, the recently-graduated track and field sprinter signed with Oregon, and Schwan, a junior who has already given an oral commitment to the University of Washington for volleyball, were named the 2012-13 Tacoma/Pierce County high school athletes of the year, selected by the Tacoma Athletic Commission.

Chambers and Schwan were honored at the TAC’s annual year-end banquet at Bellarmine Prep on Monday night. Each received a $2,500 college

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Did bad sportsmanship or mass disorientation reign in Class 2A state boys soccer finals?

Hurt feelings are bound to linger for a while in light of what transpired in the Class 2A state boys’ soccer finals Saturday in Sumner.

Cheney High School, a hard-luck runner-up four times over the past five 2A tournaments, finally brought home the championship hardware with a 2-1 overtime victory over Tyee High School at Sunset Chev Stadium.

Ian Scimandle maneuvered through the Tyee defense in overtime to score the game-winning goal. It was the Blackhawks’ first state title in soccer.

* The Spokesman-Review game story is here.

* The Seattle Times game story is here.

* The

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Springfest links: Closing in on busiest high school sports weekend of the season

Greetings! Clouds again today, and hoping we are in the home stretch of the rainy weather. Lots of WIAA tournaments greatly affected by it – both in performances and schedules.

* This week, the TNT published its All-Area teams for baseball, fastpitch and boys’ soccer. Kentwood catcher Reese McGuire was the MVP for baseball, Emerald Ridge pitcher Meagan Hendrix was the player of the year for fastpitch and Jefferson forward Isidro Prado-Huerta got the MVP nod in boys’ soccer.

* Yours truly delved into a growing issue in track and field – why nobody likes the

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This week’s state championship soccer first-round schedule for local teams

The first round of the WIAA state boys’ soccer championships begin Tuesday and Wednesday at various sites around the state:

Tue: Stadium at Richland, 6 p.m., Richland High School
Tue: Puyallup at Inglemoor, 7 p.m., Pop Keeney Stadium, Bothell
Wed: Mount Rainier at Ferris, 6 p.m., Spokane Falls Community College
Wed: Mariner at Jefferson, 7 p.m., Federal Way’s Memorial Stadium
Wed: Federal Way at Snohomish, 8 p.m., Snohomish High School

Tue: Bonney Lake at Lakeside of Seattle, 5:30 p.m., Interbay
Tue: Enumclaw at Kennewick, 6 p.m., Lampson Stadium

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Bio capsules on the nine 2013 WIAA Hall-of-Fame inductees

From the WIAA, which hosted its annual Hall-of-Fame induction in Renton:

* Dave Browning, athlete, Liberty (Spangle) High School (1974)
Browning was a football and basketball standout in high school. Went on to Spokane Falls CC, and was a co=captain in football at the University of Washington. Was a second-round NFL Draft choice by Oakland in 1978, and ended up on a Super Bowl-winning team.

Browning’s WIAA bio.

* Ted Christensen, music director, Inglemoor High School (1983-present)
Born in Coupeville, he’s been the North Shore School District music coordinator and Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA) president for

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