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Tag: Foss


Track: Foss’ Chambers, Curtis’ Hightower shine at USATF Junior Olympics

Foss High sprinter Marcus Chambers and Curtis High highjumper Dakarai Hightower dazzled at the USA Track and Field Junior Olympics last week at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Md.

Chambers won the 400 meters with a time of 46.18 seconds. He won the sprint by nearly a full a second, which is incredible at this level of competition.

Chambers also placed second in the 200 and helped his team to second in the 4×400 relay.

Hightower took first in the high jump with a leap of 7 feet, 3 inches. Hightower won the Class 4A state title in May with a jump of 6-10.
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Track: Foss’ Chambers advances to finals of USA Junior Outdoor Championships

Foss High's Marcus Chambers is competing at the USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships this weekend at the University of Indiana.

Foss High sprinter Marcus Chambers has advanced to the 200- and 400-meter finals at the USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships this weekend at the University of Indiana.

Chambers, who will be a senior in the fall, took second in his 200 heat with a time of 21.08 seconds. The time was the second-fastest

Chambers took third in his 400 heat, but turned in the fifth-fastest time overall, clocking 46.92 seconds.
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Football: Foss hires Pat Johnson as head coach

Pat Johnson knew he wanted to become a head football coach when he was in 11th grade at Lakes High, playing under Lancers coach Dick Zatkovich.

Thirteen years later, Johnson will get the opportunity.

Johnson was announced Wednesday as the head football coach at Foss High.

“They don’t come better than coach Johnson,” Foss principal Bonnie McGuire said.
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Football: Coaching carousel spinning at high-speed in South Sound

There’s been a lot of coaching turnover among football teams in the South Sound the past few months – more than I can remember in recent years.

Here’s what I can remember on this Saturday night. If you know of others, chime in.

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Boys Basketball roundup: Mount Rainier, Cascade Christian win; Kentwood, Foss fall

No. 8 Mount Rainier 82, Issaquah 72: Adrian Davis poured in 20 points and Malik Rogers scored 17 at Juanita High, leading the Rams to the state tournament.

Mount Rainier surged to a 19-8 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. Caden Rowland added 11 points for the Rams.

Mount Rainier, which was reclassified as a 4A school two years ago, will make its first appearance at the 4A state tournament since 1977. The Rams qualified for the 3A tourney in 2010.

No. 3 Garfield 63, No. 10 Kentwood 59: The Bulldogs ended the Conquerors quest to reach the state tournament for the third year in a row.

No. 1 Kamiakin 58, Foss 54:
The Falcons nearly pulled off what would have been the biggest upset of the regional round, but fell to the Braves at Richland High.
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Boys basketball: Lincoln beats Foss, 64-55

For Lincoln High, the mission was simple – return the favor.

“We had to get a little payback,” Abes junior guard Tre’Shaun Lexing said.

After falling to Foss at home three weeks ago, Lincoln beat the Falcons 64-55 in a key Narrows League 3A boys basketball contest Friday night.

“We wanted this, Foss is our biggest rival in the city,” Abes coach Aubrey Shelton said. “(Last time) Foss kind of embarrassed us because we played so flat and weren’t ready to go and they outworked us.”

Winning did more than exact revenge for Lincoln.
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Boys Basketball: Wilson nips Foss 54-52 in thrilling fashion

Wilson's Andraell Fountain battles Foss' Dezmyn Trent, background, while Wilson's Kevin Johnson foreground left, and Foss' Dontiea Hankins, right, during Friday's game at Foss. (Janet Jensen/Staff photographer)

When Foss High’s Dezmyn Trent swished his second free throw, tying the score with 2.6 seconds left, Wilson High’s boys basketball team didn’t panic.

Rams guard Kevin Johnson took the ball on the baseline and looked downcourt, ready to inbound to an open teammate. He spied Jaiden Martin and heaved the ball the length of the floor.

Martin caught the ball and banked in a 6-footer as the buzzer sounded, lifting Wilson to a 54-52 Narrows League 3A win at ninth-ranked Foss

“That last play (Johnson) made the absolute perfect throw,” Rams coach Dave Alwert marveled. “Jaiden with the catch and finish, you can’t draw it up any better than that.”

The win moves Wilson (3-0 league, 11-2) into sole possession of first place in the Narrows League 3A.
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Basketball: Narrows League 3A boys, girls preview capsules


1. Lincoln (21-4)
2. Foss (15-9
3. Wilson (17-5)
4. Capital (12-7)
5. Timberline (6-13)
6. Yelm (3-16)
*2010-11 records

G Isaac Barsh 6-4 Sr. Lincoln

Has really grown into the mold of big, smooth guard with clutch shooting stroke.

G Marcus Chambers 5-10 Jr. Foss
An ankle-breaking penetrator who is a lot to handle defensively out on perimeter.

F Tre’Shaun Lexing 6-5 Jr. Lincoln
A deluxe DI attraction – can shoot long range, but asked a lot to be “point” forward.

F Dezmyn Trent 6-4 Jr. Foss
He plays with energy and edge. Now that he has a year under his belt at Foss, watch out.

G Phoenix Waters 5-9 Jr. Wilson
The Rams’ leader is the best pass-first threat in the league; poised to take next step.

Defending Narrows 3A and West Central District champion Lincoln is still deep, motivated and extremely defensive-minded. Read more »