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I’m covering the 4A and 3A West Central/Southwest bi-district track and field meets today and Saturday. I don’t have time to post the results of every event as they happen, but I’ll post some updates throughout the day. You can also follow me on Twitter at @DougPaceyTNT for instant updates.
Here’s a link to the meet schedule.
Click here for first-day results.
We’ll be live-chatting the 4A and 3A boys basketball state tournament at the Tacoma Dome over the next three days.
4A boys: No. 1 Davis 79, Bothell 45 – Game Story
4A boys: No. 7 Bellarmine Prep 66, No. 8 Mount Rainier 50 – Game Story
4A boys: Union 66, No. 4 Jackson 65 (OT) — Game Story with video
4A boys: No. 2 Central Valley 53, No. 2 Garfield 52 – Game Story
3A boys: Rainier Beach 67, Mountlake Terrace 51 – Game Story and video interview with Anrio Adams
3A boys: University 60, …
3A girls: No. 3 Franklin 64, No. 2 Kamiakin 51 – Game Story
3A girls: No. 10 Cleveland 39, No. 8 Shorecrest 32 – Game Story
3A girls: No. 1 Prairie 64, No. 9 Lakeside 50 — Game Story
3A girls: University 45, No. 5 Seattle Prep 34 — Game Story
4A girls: No. 4 Central Valley 62, Eastlake 48 – Game story
4A girls: No. 1 Mount Rainier 57, No. 6 Jackson 39 – Game Story
4A girls: No. 9 Gonzaga Prep 60, No. 3 Woodinville …
G/F Brooke Gallaway, Central Valley, Sr., 5-10
Can fill it up fast, averaging 17.1 points per game
F Kristin Stoffel, Jackson, Sr., 6-0
Seattle U-signee averages 16 points, 8 rebounds
F Brittany McPhee, Mount Rainier, Soph., 5-11
SPSL North MVP on her way to stardom
C Ali Forde, Woodinville, Sr., 6-1
KingCo MVP will play volleyball, hoops at Idaho
G/F Brooke Bowen, Skyview, Sr., 5-10
Co-MVP of GSHL can score, board and pass
1. Mount Rainier (25-1)
Since dropping the South Puget Sound League championship game to Federal Way, 58-50, the Rams have played fantastically well. Mount Rainier has won each of the next five games – all playoff contests – by double-digit margins. Forward Brittany McPhee can run the court and assert herself in the paint. Forward Kiana Gandy provides another inside presence for the Rams. Guards Jordan McPhee and Amber Guillot
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With the 4A, 3A and 2A volleyball state tournaments in our backyard this year, we’re devoting plenty of resources to covering it. We’ve got three reporters and a photographer at Saint Martin’s College and The Evergreen State College for the two-day tournaments.
Stay updated on the match results by clicking here. Check back late-Friday night for recaps of the first-day action.
Here’s a feature on the best volleyball team in the state, regardless of classification.
For those that want to keep tabs …
Well, we’ve got our first real look at the the first round of the state playoffs, and there are some great matchups.
Here are the first-round pairings, along with my initial reactions.
CLASS 4A BRACKET
Game times, dates are TBA unless noted
Union at Kentlake, 6 p.m. Friday at French Field
Bethel at No. 2 Woodinville, 7 p.m. Saturday at Pop Keeney Stadium
Central Valley at No. 4 Ferris, 6 p.m. Friday at Joe Albi Stadium
Skyline at No. 7 Mead, 1 p.m. Saturday at Joe Albi Stadium
Edmonds-Woodway at No. 1 Bellarmine Prep, 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Tahoma Stadium
Kentwood at No. 10 Skyview, 6 p.m. Friday at Kiggins Bowl
No. 8 Olympia at No. 9 Lake Stevens, 7 p.m. Saturday
No. 5 Eastlake at No. 6 Federal Way, 7 p.m. Saturday
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