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Tag: Class 1A

Nov.
29th

Class 1A finals: Eighteen years later, a Montesano-Royal rematch looms

* CLASS 1A FINALS
Montesano (11-2) vs. No. 2 Royal (13-0)
10 a.m. Saturday, Tacoma Dome

Coaches: Terry Jensen is in his 11th season at Montesano (111-30 record). Wiley Allred is in his 14th season at Royal (158-19 record).

Road to Gridiron Classic: Montesano defeated Charles Wright Academy in the first round (31-21), King’s in the quarterfinals (17-7), and Mount Baker in the semifinals (28-6). Royal defeated Cascade-Leavenworth in the first round (70-14), Cle Elum-Roslyn in the quarterfinals (61-27), and River View in the semifinals (31-28).

About the Bulldogs: Are they the team for destiny? Overcoming two early

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Nov.
22nd

Class 1A semifinal: Seasoned Montesano making its move late

* CLASS 1A SEMIFINALS
No. 8 Mount Baker (10-1) vs. Montesano (10-2)
10 a.m. Saturday, Tacoma Dome

Coaches: Ron Lepper is in his 17th season at Mount Baker (116-59 record). Terry Jensen is in his 11th season at Montesano (110-30 record).

Road to the semifinals: Mount Baker defeated Woodland in the first round (21-14), and La Center in the quarterfinals (24-9). Montesano defeated Charles Wright Academy in the first round (31-21), and King’s in the quarterfinals (17-7).

About the Mountaineers: In their first season back in 1A, Mount Baker had a big task replacing all-state tailback Levi Wigg

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June
14th

Football: Way too early Class 1A state rankings

Here’s the final installment of our pre-preseason rankings. Here are the previous rankings:
Class 4A
Class 3A
Class 2A

Here’s the Top 5 for Class 1A:

1. Montesano (12-2 in 2011)
Bulldogs graduated plenty of talent, but have some coming back in QB Matthew Jensen, LB Elliot Mendenhall and DB Ben Ohashi

2. King’s (9-3)

OL/DL Mason Friedline, QB Billy Green and WR Caleb Taylor could provide enough firepower to send Knights to first state title game
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March
3rd

Basketball: 2A, 1A consolation game recaps

2A BOYS
Clover Park 69, Pullman 48 (fourth/sixth): Sophomore guard Ahmaad Rorie scored a game-high 28 point and the Warriors claimed fourth place.

In three games at the SunDome, Rorie totaled 101 points, including a career-best 46 points in Friday’s consolation win over Ellensburg. The tournament record for most points is 118 set in 2002 by Lynden Christian’s Paul Hafford, who had four games to reach his total. Rorie tallied 101 points in three games.

Clover Park shot a blistering 61 percent in the first half on its way to a 46-20 halftime lead. Xavier Means added 20 points for the Warriors.
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Dec.
4th

Basketball state rankings for week of Dec. 4-10

Here is The News Tribune’s first installment of our weekly high school basketball rankings.

BOYS BASKETBALL

CLASS 4A
1. Davis (Yakima)
2. Union
3. Bellarmine Prep
4. Skyline
5. Mount Rainier
6. Evergreen (Vancouver)
7. Curtis
8. Central Valley (Spokane)
9. Lake Stevens
10. Ferris
Next: Arlington, Battle Ground, Bothell, Garfield, Issaquah, Kamiak, Kentwood, Lewis & Clark, Redmond, Roosevelt, Stadium
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Dec.
2nd

Football Finals: Results, plus Class 1A live chat at 1 p.m. Saturday

I’ll be at the Tacoma Dome on Friday and Saturday for the football state championships. We’ll run a live chat during the Class 1A final, pairing Cascade Christian and Connell. The chat will start around 12:55 p.m. on Saturday.

Friday’s Games
Class 1B: Neah Bay 36, Almira/Coulee-Hartline 28 – Game Story

Class 3A: Bellevue 35, O’Dea 16 – Game Story

Saturday’s Games
Class 2A: Lynden 17, Archbishop Murphy 16 – Game Story

Class 1A: Connell 28, Cascade Christian 7 – Final
Preview Story

Class 2B: Morton/White Pass vs. Waitsburg-Prescott, 4 p.m.

Class 4A:

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Nov.
12th

Football: First-round results, quarterfinal pairings

I’m covering Eastlake-Federal Way tonight. You can get updates by following me on Twitter @DougPaceyTNT.

CLASS 4A
FIRST ROUND

Union 31, No. 10 Kentlake 7 — Final
No. 2 Woodinville 37, Bethel 7 — Final
Central Valley 23, No. 3 Ferris 7 — Final
Skyline 27, No. 6 Mead 17 — Final
No. 1 Bellarmine Prep 42, Edmonds-Woodway 7 — Final
No. 9 Skyview 34, Kentwood 7 — Final
No. 8 Lake Stevens 21, No. 7 Olympia 17 — Final
No. 4 Eastlake 21, No. 5 Federal Way 11 — Final
QUARTERFINALS
Union at No. 2 Woodinville, 2 p.m. Saturday at Pop Keeney Stadium
Central Valley at Skyline, 1 p.m. Saturday
No. 1 Bellarmine Prep at No. 9 Skyview
No. 8 Lake Stevens at No. 4 Eastlake, 7 p.m. Saturday
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Nov.
1st

Football: Week 10 playoff games schedule

This information is in a post from last week, but I know a lot of people are interested in it. So I’m posting it again so you don’t have to scroll through a couple pages.

WEEK 10 FOOTBALL STATE PLAY-IN ROUND PAIRINGS
Game times, dates are TBA unless noted

CLASS 4A
Tahoma at Union, 7 p.m. Friday
Mariner at Kentlake, 7:30 p.m. Friday
Bothell at Bethel, 7:30 p.m. Friday
Curtis at Woodinville, 7 p.m. Saturday at Pop Keeney
Eisenhower at Ferris, 8 p.m. Friday
Central Valley at Chiawana, 7 p.m. Friday
Monroe at Skyline, 7:30 p.m. Friday
Davis winner at Mead, 5:30 p.m. Friday
South Kitsap at Edmonds-Woodway, 7:30 p.m. Friday
Graham-Kapowsin at Bellarmine Prep, 7 p.m. Friday at Mount Tahoma
Gig Harbor at Kentwood, 7 p.m. Saturday
Issaquah at Skyview, 7 p.m. Friday
Puyallup at Olympia, 7 p.m. Friday
Heritage at Lake Stevens, 5 p.m. Saturday
Jefferson at Eastlake, 7 p.m. Friday
Snohomish at Federal Way, 7:30 p.m. Friday
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