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Tag: Auburn Riverside


South Kitsap football, Riverside girls hoops coaches resign

Two prominent coaches resigned their positions on Wednesday.

At South Kitsap, football coach D.J. Sigurdson stepped down after 15 seasons guiding the Wolves, Nathan Joyce of the Kitsap Sun reported. Sigurdson will become vice principal at South Kitsap.

And at Auburn Riverside, Terry Johnson is no longer coach of the girls basketball team. Johnson had been with the Ravens for three seasons.
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Basketball: SPSL North boys, girls preview capsules


Feature on Mount Rainier standout sophomore Adrian Davis – click here

1. Mount Rainier (10-10)
2. Kentwood (17-10)
3. Kent-Meridian (12-12)
4. Tahoma (5-15)
5. Kentridge (21-10)
6. Kentlake (10-13)
7. Jefferson (6-14)
8. Auburn Riverside (8-12)
9. Auburn (21-7)
*2010-11 records

G Adrian Davis 6-2 Soph. Mount Rainier
Took the league by storm as a freshman, averaging 19 points per game

F Jaron Heck 6-3 Sr. Kentlake
First-team all-league pick averaged 17.7 points per game

F Martel Taylor-Barone 6-4 Jr. Kent-Meridian
One of a few great athletes on a team hungry for the postseason

F Taylor Jones 6-6 Sr. Kentwood
Conquerors big man can play inside and outside

G Jawan Stepney 6-1 Soph. Kentridge
Wasn’t afraid to take big shots at big moments as a freshman

In its second season in the SPSL North, Mount Rainier could win the league title. Guard Adrian Davis is electrifying and has a talented supporting cast in point guard Malik Rogers, forward Caden Rowland (14 ppg) and Dawane Clay, who can clean up the boards. Read more »


Football: Video from 2011 UPS team camp

I ventured out to watch the scrimmages at the University of Puget Sound football team camp on Wednesday and shot some video. I saw the following teams scrimmage: Arlington, Auburn Riverside, Bonney Lake, Curtis, Enumclaw, Gig Harbor, Skyline, Tahoma and Timberline.

A few quick observations:

1. Skyline quarterback Max Browne looked very good. Spartans coach Mat Taylor said Browne, a highly-recruited junior, is progressing and playing even better than last year. To put that in perspective, Browne threw for 4,182 yards, 50 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 2010.

The Spartans defense shined, too, coming up with a few picks. And

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Baseball: Aarstad is new coach at Auburn Riverside

Jon Aarstad, who coached Kentwood to the Class 4A baseball state title in 2010, is the new coach at Auburn Riverside.

Doug Aubuert, Auburn Riverside athletic director, sent out this press release:

AUBURN, Wash. (July 14, 2011) – The Auburn Riverside High School Athletic program is pleased to announce the selection of Jon Aarstad as Head Boys Baseball Coach. The Ravens replace one 2011 SPSL Co-Coach of the Year; Chris Garrison, who resigned in June after 16 seasons leading the Ravens, with the other 2011 SPSL Co-Coach of the Year in Coach Aarstad.
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Prep Football: Curtis ties SPSL single-season scoring record

Curtis ended the regular season with a 70-24 win over playoff-bound Beamer on Thursday night. By scoring 70 points, the Vikings tied the SPSL’s record for points scored in a season with 416. Auburn set the original mark last year.

Some other postseason-related loose ends were tied up on Thursday, too:

Kentridge and Auburn Riverside both lost, which means Kentridge will play at the winner of tonight’s Gig Harbor-Bellarmine Prep contest and Auburn Riverside will take on Graham-Kapowsin at Art Crate Field in a pig-tail game on Tuesday. Read more »


Auburn Riverside girls hoops “competing” for national title

OK, so there is no real tournament to determine a national champion in high school basketball. The closest we’ll come, it seems, is using some soulless algorithm, as the fine folks at USA Today have done in the Virtual National Championship tournament.

Auburn Riverside, a No. 6 seed, “won” their first-round game.
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SPSL dominates 4A state volleyball

There should be no debate on what conference plays the best volleyball in Class 4A. After sending three of its own to the state semifinals, the South Puget Sound League has established itself as the toughest in the state.

Auburn Riverside, Curtis and Graham-Kapowsin will join Mead in the semifinals at 3:30 p.m. Friday.

Ravens outside hitter Brooke Bray was the talk of the tournament when she blasted a mind-boggling 53 kills in a first-round victory over second-ranked Richland that included one game that Auburn Riverside won 36-34.

“Brooke set the pace for us,” Ravens coach Chris Leverenz said. “She’s

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