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Tag: Predictions

Feb.
28th

Basketball: Predictions for 4A, 3A boys and girls state tournaments

Here are my predictions on how the class 4A and 3A boys and girls basketball state tournaments will play out.

Don’t forget to make your state-championship picks here.

CLASS 4A BOYS BASKETBALL PREDICTION

Quarterfinals
Davis over Jackson
Curtis over Olympia
Garfield over Puyallup
Gonzaga Prep over Kentridge
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Nov.
1st

2A Football: Week 10 crossovers, playoff projections

For some teams in the Northwest Conference, Cascade Conference, Greater St. Helens League and Evergreen Conference, the postseason begins this week with mini-playoffs and state play-in games.

Here’s a rundown of this week’s playoff games, what teams in other Class 2A leagues need to do to secure a postseason berth, and what the first round of the state playoffs might look like.
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Oct.
25th

Week 9: Class 1A Postseason Projections

Here’s the updated Class 1A postseason projections. There are no playoff-qualifying games in Week 9 for any 1A leagues or districts. The fun begins next week.

District 1/3
Four state berths
The Nisqually League champion receives an automatic state berth as District 1/3 No. 2 seed
Northwest District crossover

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Oct.
25th

Week 9: Class 2A Postseason Projections

Here’s the updated Class 2A postseason projections. Unlike some leagues in 4A and 3A, there are no playoff-qualifying crossover games in Week 9 for any 2A leagues or districts.

WEEK 10 CROSSOVER GAMES

District 1
Four state berths
Tuesday, Nov. 3
NWC No. 5 Mount Baker at CC No. 4 Granite Falls
Friday, Nov. 6
NWC No. 4 Squalicum at CC No. 1 Archbishop Murphy
NWC No. 3 Blaine at CC No. 2 Cedarcrest
CC No. 3 South Whidbey at NWC No. 2 Burlington-Edison
Saturday, Nov. 7
Winner of CC No. 4/NWC No. 5 at NWC No. 1 Lynden

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Oct.
24th

Week 9: Class 3A Postseason Projections

It didn’t take long for the postseason excitement to begin. A three-way tie for first in the Metro League Sound Division has forced a mini-playoff that will be played on Monday. The Metro League is the only 3A league or district to play playoff crossover games in Week 9.

Below, you will find a league-by-league look at the playoff scenarios for South Sound leagues, along with Week 9 crossover contests for Metro and predicted matchups for Week 10, which will reveal what the first round of the Class 3A state playoffs might look like.

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Oct.
24th

Week 9: Class 4A Postseason Projections

For teams in KingCo and the Columbia Basin/Big 9, the postseason arrives this week. For others, Week 9 will shake out seedings, provide a last gasp to qualify for the postseason or be an opportunity to take a breather before the preliminary round of the state playoffs in Week 10.

Below, you will find a league-by-league look at the playoff scenarios for South Sound leagues, along with Week 9 crossover contests for KingCo and CBBN and predicted matchups for Week 10, which will reveal what the first round of the Class 4A state playoffs might look like.

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Oct.
23rd

Week 8 Prep Football Picks

Peninsula 37, Enumclaw 33
Orting 21, Vashon 14
Kentwood 20, Kentridge 14
Capital 30, North Thurston 17
Olympia 28, Bellarmine Prep 17
Central Kitsap 32, Stadium 24
Bethel 33, Puyallup 17
Clover Park 27, Sumner 26
Kentlake 36, Auburn Riverside 26
Black Hills 42, Tumwater 35

Week 7 record: 5-5
Season record: 50-20

Oct.
18th

Week 8: Class 4A postseason projections

After seven weeks of football, the postseason picture is beginning to clear. Below you will find a league-by-league look at the playoff scenarios for South Sound leagues, along with predicted matchups for ALL of the Week 10 state play-in games and what the first round of the state playoffs might look like.

Just like we did last season, we will update our predictions each week, as the postseason draws near.

We’ve provided enough information so that if you don’t agree with our predictions and want to see how the playoff bracket might look with different league finishes, you should be able to do that fairly easily.

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