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Tag: Nisqually League

Feb.
3rd

(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:

BOYS BASKETBALL

NARROWS 4A
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.

SPSL NORTH
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.

SPSL SOUTH
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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Dec.
8th

Basketball: Nisqually boys, girl basketball preview capsules

NISQUALLY LEAGUE BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW CAPSULES

CRYSTAL BALL
1. Life Christian (15-6)
2. Vashon (17-10)
3. Cascade Christian (25-2)
4. Seattle Christian (11-10)
5. Chimacum (5-15)
6. Orting (6-15)
7. Charles Wright (6-14)
*2010-11 records

STARTING FIVE
G Jordan King 6-1 Sr. Life Christian
Father is former NBA player, current coach of WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury Corey Gaines

F Karson Kuehner 6-3 Jr. Life Christian
Great athlete can make plays on offense and defense

P Shawn Spencer 6-9 Jr. Cascade Christian
Constantly improving, no player in the league can match his size

F Beau Iverson 6-8 Jr. Charles Wright Academy
All-league football player has emerged as a force in the paint

G Richard Jensen 6-1 Sr. Seattle Christian
Second-team all-league player started season off with a bang, scoring 18 in a win over Steilacoom

FASTBREAK
A team from the Nisqually League has claimed the Class 1A state championship in each of the past four seasons. If that streak continues, it’s anyone’s guess as to what team will emerge. Most teams are searching for new leaders – 16 of the league’s top 20 scorers graduated. Read more »

Nov.
10th

Football: All-Nisqually League Team

MVP: Joshua Shreffler, sr., Cascade Christian.

Offensive MVP: Daniel Watts, jr., Cedar Park Christian

Defensive MVP: Daryl Settlemire, jr., Chimacum

Coach of the year: Mike Finch, Charles Wright

Sportsmanship: Chimacum

First team offense
QB—Jaelin Goldsmith, fr., Cascade Christian.
RB—Jaysen Yoro, so., Orting; Alex Milton, sr., Cascade Christian; Colin Reynolds, jr., Charles Wright.
WR—Jake Archer, sr., Cascade Christian; Christian Yoro, jr., Orting.
Center—Andy Hislop, jr., Cedar Park Christian.
Guard—Andy Thomas, sr., Cedar Park Christian; Adam Hanes, jr., Cascade Christian.
Tackle—Rafael Arvila, sr., Cedar Park Christian; Nick Mungia, sr., Charles Wright.
TE—Beau Iverson, jr., Charles Wright.
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Oct.
21st

Football: 5 Things to Watch in Week 8

FIVE THINGS TO WATCH IN WEEK 8

STATEWIDE SHOWDOWNS
The Class 4A postseason is two weeks away, but you can get a taste of the playoffs tonight. The Narrows League 4A title is on the line when second-ranked Bellarmine Prep hosts No. 6 Olympia. And on the Sammamish Plateau, fourth-ranked Skyline takes on No. 1 Eastlake for KingCo Crest Division’s top seed. On Thursday, No. 3 O’Dea beat No. 10 Seattle Prep 21-20 for the Metro League Mountain Division title.

ANOTHER CRAZY FINISH IN SPSL 2A?
Remember the wild final few weeks of the SPSL 2A last season when a six-way tie for first was possible? Well, we probably won’t see that happen this fall, but there’s a log-jam in the standings that won’t clear for two more weeks, at least. Franklin Pierce and White River are tied for first, Steilacoom and Washington are tied for third and Clover Park and Eatonville are tied for fifth. Four teams will advance to the postseason.
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May
31st

Baseball: South Sound all-league teams

Here are all-league baseball teams for the Narrows League 4A, Narrows League 3A, SPSL North, SPSL South, SPSL 3A, SPSL 2A and Nisqually League.

Narrows League 4A
Co-MVP: Cabe Reiten, jr., Olympia; Mike Nelson, jr., South Kitsap
Co-coaches of the year: Todd McDougall, Olympia; Jim Fairweather, South Kitsap
First Team
Pitchers: Colin Lang, sr., Olympia; Michael McCall, sr., Gig Harbor; Kellen Traxel, so., South Kitsap
Catcher: Parker Guinn, sr., Gig Harbor
Infielders: Justin Bonnell, sr., Gig Harbor; Brett McDonald, sr., Central Kitsap; Daniel Pollastro, jr., Bellarmine; Tanner Romo, so., South Kitsap; Jacob Vieth, fr., Stadium
Outfielders: Cole Loncar, sr., Olympia; Ryan Nelson, sr., Gig Harbor; D’Aundray VanSlyke, sr., South Kitsap; Brad Williams, sr., Olympia
DH: Ryan Smith, sr., Gig Harbor
Utility: Brady Batt, jr., Olympia Read more »