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Tag: Class 3A


Class 3A finals: Eastside Catholic has pieces to make it interesting, but . . .

No. 2 Eastside Catholic (13-0) vs. No. 1 Bellevue (13-0)
7:30 p.m. Friday, Tacoma Dome

Coaches: Jeremy Thielbahr is in his second season at Eastside Catholic (20-4 record). Butch Goncharoff is in his 13th season at Bellevue (157-12 record).

Road to Gridiron Classic: Eastside Catholic defeated Kelso in the first round (69-13), Marysville-Pilchuck in the quarterfinals (65-34), and University in the semifinals (42-21). Bellevue defeated Ferndale in the first round (28-0), Peninsula in the quarterfinals (40-3) and Mount Si in the semifinals (37-7).

About the Crusaders: Before anybody starts handing over the 3A trophy

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Class 3A semifinal: KingCo rival gets second shot at upending 4-time champion Bellevue

No. 3 Mount Si (11-1) vs. No. 1 Bellevue (12-0)
7 p.m. Friday, Tacoma Dome

Coaches: Charlie Kinnune is in his 21st season at Mount Si (115-93 record). Butch Goncharoff is in his 13th season at Bellevue (156-12 record).

Road to the semifinals: Mount Si defeated Glacier Peak in the first round (52-19), and Kennedy Catholic in the quarterfinals (38-7). Bellevue defeated Ferndale in the first round (28-0), and Peninsula in the quarterfinals (40-3).

About the Wildcats: These two 3A KingCo rivals played in Week 7 – a game won by the Wolverines, 49-10,

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State 4A/3A girls soccer primer: Can anyone dethrone 4A queen Skyline?


3A schedule: Friday – Columbia River (18-0) vs. Liberty (14-3), 2 p.m.; Holy Names (15-5) vs. Mount Spokane (19-0), 4 p.m. Saturday – Third-place match is at 10 a.m.; title match is at 2 p.m.
4A schedule: Friday – Skyline (15-1) vs. Tahoma (20-0), 6 p.m.; Issaquah (18-2) vs. Camas (17-3), 8 p.m.. Saturday – Third-place match is at noon; title match is at 4 p.m.

Tickets: $9 for adults, $7 for children/senior citizens for daily passes; $15 for adults, $10 for children/senior citizens for tournament pass.

Class 3A team capsules

Columbia River

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Football: Hangover from 2011 playoff exit not present at Lakes


Championship-contending football teams perpetuate that same mindset – and very few programs around the state of Washington exemplify that better than Lakes High School.

With early-afternoon temperatures climbing, practice was not slated to begin until 2:40 on the school’s back practice field. But 90 minutes beforehand, some 20 players were already on the field, stretching, talking – preparing.

As the outset of this season, a few of the veterans say that this has the feel of the 2010 season – a year in which the Lancers carried the next-tier contender torch in Class

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Football: Way too early Class 3A preseason state rankings

Here’s the second installment of our pre-preseason rankings. Click here to view the Class 4A rankings. Class 2A rankings will appear Thursday and Class 1A Friday.

One thing to keep in mind about the rankings is the some schools have been reclassified. For instance, Camas is no longer a Class 3A school. Click here for the 2012-14 enrollment cycle numbers.

That said, here is the way too early Class 3A top five.

1. Bellevue (14-0 in 2011)

Who’d you expect? Four state titles in a row and nine since 2001 cement the Wolverines at the top spot. RB Myles Jack, LB Sean Constantine are among the best in the state at their respective positions.

2. O’Dea (13-1)

Irish lost a lot to graduation, nut they’re always strong – O’Dea has reached state every year since 1994. Speedy RB Tatum Taylor is one of the state’s most exciting players.
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Star Track XXX: Day 3 Class 3A recap

One standout’s brilliant high school career came to an end on Saturday, while another’s is just starting to burn white-hot.

On a brilliant and sunny Star Track Saturday, Lakes’ Izaic Yorks wrapped up his stellar Washington prep career by smashing the Class 3A record in the 1,600 meter run and taking home the title everyone expected him to win, while also grabbing the 800 meter run title to add to his massive collection of first place medals.

“No regrets, I got better each year and I got to where I wanted to be at the end,” said Yorks, who will run for University of Portland next season.

Meanwhile Marcus Chambers of Foss established himself as one of the top sprinters in the state. The ultra-talented junior took home the titles in both 200 and 400 and was already thinking about next season and taking down the longtime meet records in those events held by Ellensburg’s Ja’Warren Hooker.

“I’m not going to make any guarantees, but those times records are reachable,” Chambers said.
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Star Track XXX: Day 2 Class 3A recap

Marcus Chambers wouldn’t quite admit that Saturday’s preliminary races in the 200 and 400 meter dashes were easy. But the junior from Foss sure made it look that way.

Chambers looked at ease as he easily cruised to heat wins in each event, while also posting the top times as well.

“Hard work pays off,” he said moments after the 200. “My plan was to win my races and try to come in with the fastest times. I didn’t want to give my all because there is no point giving it your all and then running slower in the finals. I know I will be stronger for (today).”
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Basketball: All-State Tournament Teams


First Team
Jordan Chatman, Union
Devonte Luckett, Davis
Gaven Deyarmin, Central Valley
Tucket Haymond, Garfield
Sefo Liufau, Bellarmine Prep

Second Team
David Trimble, Davis
Jason Todd, Jackson
Caden Rowland, Mount Rainier
Lucas Meikle, Bellarmine Prep
Tanner Nelson, Union

First Team
MVP: Brooke Bowen, Skyview
Brooke Gallaway, Central Valley
Brittany McPhee, Mount Rainier
Ali Forde, Woodinville
Jocelyn Adams, Skyview
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