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Tag: Evergreen Conference


(UPDATED) Basketball: League-by-league look at conference championship races

Bellarmine Prep's Isaiah Flynn (blue uniform) and Olympia's Dominick Francks chase a loose ball during a game at Olympia in January. The Lions and Bear are also going after the Narrows League 4A title. (Tony Overman, staff photographer)

UPDATE (10 p.m. Saturday): Plenty of teams won league titles this weekend. On Friday, I posted a breakdown on various scenarios. Now that games on Friday and Saturday have concluded, here’s where we stand:


Bellarmine Prep and Olympia are tied with 10-1 records and league. The teams have split their two-game series. If they remain tied at the end of the regular season, they’ll share the league title, but play a tiebreaker on Feb. 10 at Foss HS to determine to seeding to the district tournament.
Update: Bellarmine Prep and Olympia are still tied, nothing has changed.

So many scenarios exist. Just know that it will come down to Kent-Meridian, Kentwood and Mount Rainier.
Update: If Kentwood beats last-place Auburn Riverside on Monday, the Conks win the league title.

If Federal Way beats Beamer and Bethel on Friday and Saturday, the Eagles will be league champs. If Federal Way stumbles in either game, Beamer and Curtis could rise to the top of the league.
Update: Curtis won its third straight league title, and fourth in five seasons.
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Football: Evergreen Conference preview capsules

Crystal Ball
1. Tumwater (12-1)
2. North Thurston (5-4)
3. W.F. West (9-2)
4. Centralia (7-3)
5. River Ridge (5-4)
6. Black Hills (3-7)
7. Aberdeen (1-8)
*2010 season records

Last year’s run to the Class 2A state title was never supposed to be a one-year mission for Tumwater, which returns 10 all-Evergreen Conference players. The Thunderbirds are surely poised for another run – and boast a nice blend of size up front, and experience throughout its lineup. Contenders W.F. West, North Thurston and possibly Centralia look to take down Tumwater in similar fashion – passing the ball.

River Ridge junior Brad Wallace can be a one-man wrecking crew every time he touches the ball. He’s been an all-league receiver and running back in his two years with the Hawks and had more than 2,000 all-purpose yards in 2010. He’s on the radar of Oregon, UW, WSU and others.

Expect big things from Tumwater defensive lineman Jaime Bryant, who is one of the best around, and he’s only a junior. Opposing teams don’t run on the same side Bryant is lined up on too often. The 6-foot-5, 270-pounder likely will be the next NCAA Division I player from his family – his older brother, Hank, signed with Idaho in 2007.
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