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Tag: Clover Park

Oct.
19th

Live chat archive: Clover Park QB Keila Pritchard, Week 8

Preps coordinator Todd Milles sits down with Clover Park quarterback Keila Pritchard.

Pritchard is the younger brother of former Stanford signal caller Tavita Pritchard (now a Cardinal assistant) and Washington State defensive lineman Tana Pritchard.

Aug.
13th

Nordi leaves Clover Park, goes cross town to Lakes as new AD

Scott Nordi won’t need the moving van to travel very far for his next job.

On Monday, Nordi officially took over as the new Lakes High School athletic director, replacing Joe Keller, who resigned to become an assistant principal in Fife.

Nordi, 48, served as Clover Park High’s AD the past seven years, and was named the West Central District’s AD of the year in 2011-12.

But the AD position at Clover Park became part-time in 2009. That is when school administrators asked Nordi to teach two classes.

“I want to be a full-time athletic director, and this is my

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June
21st

Boys Basketball: Ahmaad Rorie transfers to Lincoln

Ahmaad Rorie plays for Clove Park at the Class 2A boys basketball state tournament in March.

If Ahmaad Rorie adds another basketball state championship to his résumé, it won’t be won wearing a Clover Park High uniform.

Rorie, the Cal-bound rising junior, will attend Lincoln High for the 2012-13 school year, Abes boys basketball coach Aubrey Shelton confirmed Thursday morning.

“He enrolled last week for the upcoming school year,” Shelton said.

Rorie, The News Tribune’s All-Area Player of the Year in 2011, helped Clove Park win the Class 2A state championship in 2011 and led the Warriors to a fourth-place finish at state in 2012.

Shelton knows the caliber of player he’s getting in Rorie. The 6-foot point guard averaged 33.7 points per game in the state tournament.

“I would say he is the best point guard in the state,” Shelton said.

Rorie isn’t the only basketball standout transferring to Lincoln.
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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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March
2nd

Class 2A boys: Ahmaad Rorie goes off for 46 points in Clover Park victory

Clover Park rebounded from Thursday’s state quarterfinal loss in a big way, jumping out to a quick 15-point first-quarter lead on its way to a 79-49 Class 2A boys basketball consolation win over Ellensburg Friday afternoon at the SunDome.

Sophomore guard Ahmaad Rorie recorded a tournament-high 46 points in the win. He was 15 of 25 from the floor and 14 of 15 from the free-throw line. Rorie was two points off the tournament record, which is 48 points set by Ephrata’s Patrick Simon in 2010.

The Warriors (22-6) will face Pullman at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the fourth/sixth-place game.

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March
1st

Class 2A boys: Unranked Lindbergh stuns Clover Park 56-51

There will be a new Class 2A boys basketball state champion this season after unranked Lindbergh toppled defending champion Clover Park 56-51 Thursday in state quarterfinals at the Yakima SunDome.

Behind an all-out effort from senior guard Jimmy Keum — he scored a game-high 33 points, just two off his career high of 35 — the Eagles are in the state semifinals and will face Ellensburg at 9 p.m. Friday.

The loss puts Clover Park (21-6) out of title contention, but a win Friday at 2 p.m. over Ellensburg guarantees the Warriors another state trophy.
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Feb.
24th

2A boys regional: Clover Park routs Mark Morris 71-55

Clover Park High had six practices to prepare to play without sophomore guard David Crisp, and it wasn’t until practice on Thursday when things finally began clicking for the Warriors.

Things clicked in a game setting, too.

The seventh-ranked Warriors shot 58 percent (28-of-48) and nailed five 3-pointers en route to their 71-55 victory over Mark Morris in a Class 2A regional game Friday night at Tumwater High.

Clover Park (21-5) will defend its state championship next weekend at the Yakima SunDome as one of the eight teams to advance to the 2A state tournament.

Ahmaad Rorie finished with a game-high 24 points and Dwayne Crawford chipped in 19 to lead the Warriors.
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Jan.
3rd

Boys Basketball: No. 1 Clover Park routs No. 4 Sumner, 70-53

On the court, top-ranked Clover Park took a pounding from Sumner.

The fourth-ranked Spartans were physical, pushing and pulling the Warriors. Clover Park guard David Crisp played most of the second half with a cotton ball stuffed in a nostril to stop a bloody nose.

“They have to play us as physical as officials will allow them,” Clover Park coach Mel Ninnis said.

So, yes, Clover Park did get beat up a bit on Tuesday night, but not on the scoreboard. The Warriors thrashed Sumner 70-53 in a SPSL 2A contest Tuesday night at Clover Park.

The Warriors (7-2 overall, 5-0 league) were in control the entire game. They led 18-5 at the end of the first quarter and maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the way.
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