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Category: Prep Zone


University girls 49, Glacier Peak 44 in 3A consolation

By Kevin Manning

University stopped No. 7 Glacier Peak’s second-half comeback to pick up a 49-44 Class 3A girls’ basketball consolation-round win in the Tacoma Dome on Friday.

The Titans had the lead in hand late in the fourth quarter when the Grizzlies sliced it to 44-41 with 49.1 seconds left to play.

The Grizzlies rally forced University coach Mark Stinson to call a timeout to refocus his team.

“Coach (Mark) Kuipers is our defensive guru and we were trying to switch up the defense as much as possible,” he said. “(Glacier Peak’s) well coached and they’re a bright team.

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Prep Zone: Highlights from Thursday

• Nolan Cull shot a 1-under for Auburn-Riverside at Tapps Meadow to help the Ravens to a 1-stroke nonleague win over Curtis.

• Emerald Ridge’s Kyle Drugge shot a 1-over par along with Bethel’s Drake Brown as the Jaguars narrowly beat the Braves at The Classic Country Club.

• Adam Barker shot a 2-over par at Canterwood to help push Peninsula over Auburn Mountainview.

• Jasmine Brilliante and Janell Carlson scored two goals apiece to complement Todd Beamer keeper Meaghan Graf’s 7-0 shutout of Graham-Kapowsin.

• Washington’s Kayla Alber and Emily Herde contributed to the Patriots’

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Prep football: Five things to watch this weekend

Preps: Five Things to Watch

1. Tacoma’s oldest rivalry

Tacoma’s oldest rivalry renews when the Stadium Tigers invade Lincoln Bowl. For decades, dating back to the early part of the 20th century, the teams met on Thanksgiving Day and played in front of crowds that grew as large as 20,000 spectators. Those days are long gone, but bragging rights are still popular and plenty will be at stake in the nonleague contest.

2. New duties for Lakes’ Dozier

After watching Lakes senior David Wood throw for 192 yards and six touchdowns last week, while two-year starting quarterback Cedric Dozier

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Prep Zone: Friday edition

Thursday’s highlights

Fourteen state-qualifying marks were turned in when North Thurston and River Ridge got together for a girls swim meet. River Ridge’s Shannell Sullenberger and Kiana Sullenberger and North Thurston’s Arriya Hagen recorded two a piece.

Beamer’s Rachel Kim swam state-qualifying times in the 500 free (5:15.36) and 100 breaststroke (1:09.23), but the Titans fell to Curtis, 104-80.

Decatur’s girls golf team handed Enumclaw its first league loss in years, winning 139-129. The Gators’ Amanda Beyke and the Hornets’ Kelly Sweeney shared medalist honors, shooting 3-over 39 at Twin Lakes.
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Prep Zone: Friday edition

Thursday’s highlights

Beamer scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh, rallying for a 9-8 win against Graham-Kapowsin. Jeff Apigo hit a home run and drove in four runs for the Titans.

Jefferson’s Mitch McQueen earned the win and hit a home run in the Raiders’ 6-5 eight-inning victory over Kentlake.

Tahoma’s Lance Schroder went 3-for-5 with a home run, double, four RBI and two runs in the Bears’ 13-3 win at Auburn.
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Prep Zone: Thursday edition

What to watch today

The Narrows League boys soccer title is at stake when South Kitsap visits Stadium tonight.
Time: 7:15 p.m.
Where: Stadium High School

Beamer can take a big step toward claiming the SPSL South boys soccer title with a win against Puyallup. A Vikings victory, however, would keep Puyallup and Decatur in the hunt.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Federal Way High School

Wednesday’s highlights

Rogers’ Devon Barker tossed a complete game, fanning eight, as the Rams won 13-3 at Beamer.
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Prep Zone: Sunday edition

Saturday’s highlights

Lakes senior Andre Winston Jr. scored a team-high 24 points, leading Washington to a 116-109 win over Oregon in the Northwest Shootout at Portland, Ore. Chelan’s Joe Harris chipped in 21 points as Washington beat Oregon for the fourth year in a row.

Washington girls also recorded their fourth straight victory, beating Oregon 86-73. Four Washington players scored in double-figures, led by Mead’s Jazmine Redmon’s 18 points.
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