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Jan.
30th

State girls’ bowling primer: Southwest Washington schools still favorites at Narrows Plaza

STATE GIRLS’ BOWLING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Friday and Saturday, Narrows Plaza Bowl, Tacoma

Schedule: Friday - Individual round begins at 10 a.m. Saturday – Baker game team format begins at 8 a.m.

Defending team champions: 4A – Battle Ground. 3A/2A – Mark Morris.

Skinny: Battle Ground’s Wylicia Faley, a round-the-clock bowler, won the 4A title last season as a sophomore, totaling 1,236 pins in six games to outlast Southwest Washington rival Amanda Van Meter, of Heritage (1,170). Faley placed fourth at last week’s district tournament behind winner Porsche Chartrand, of Camas – but the Tigers did capture the team championship. …

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Nov.
22nd

Class 4A semifinal: Camas should be able to match Skyline’s firepower

* CLASS 4A SEMIFINALS
No. 4 Camas (12-0) vs. No. 1 Skyline (12-0)
1 p.m. Saturday, Tacoma Dome

Coaches: Jon Eagle is in his fifth season at Camas (47-10 record). Mat Taylor is in his fifth season at Skyline (59-10 record).

Road to the semifinals: Camas defeated Arlington in the first round (62-6), and Federal Way in the quarterfinals (65-32). Skyline defeated Lake Stevens in the first round (42-0), and Roosevelt in the quarterfinals (54-21).

About the Papermakers: Expect lots of offense and points featuring the two highest-scoring teams in 4A. And unlike its counterpart, Camas might be

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Nov.
17th

Narrows League Boys Basketball League Preview

Here’s the capsule preview of 2009-10 Narrows League boys basketball. And here’s a feature on Lincoln forward Damani Coley, who’s back after suffering a gruesome broken arm during a game at Mount Tahoma last season.

Our previews on the SPSL North and SPSL South will run in Thursday’s newspaper. I’ll post the league previews for those leagues on Wednesday evening.

BRIDGE DIVISION

CRYSTAL BALL
1. Lincoln (16-9)
2. Wilson (16-9)
3. Foss (22-7)
4. South Kitsap (13-9)
5. Gig Harbor (8-11)
6. Shelton (2-18)
*2008-09 records

STARTING FIVE
G Denzel Dansby 6-1 Sr. Lincoln
Could emerge as the balanced Abes’ leading scorer
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Nov.
17th

Narrows League Girls Basketball Preview

Here’s The News Tribune’s capsule preview of 2009-10 Narrows League girls basketball. And here’s a feature story on the Wilson Rams girls team, which has its sights set on competing at the top of the league.

Our previews on the SPSL North and SPSL South will run in Thursday’s newspaper. I’ll post the league previews for those leagues on Wednesday evening.

BRIDGE DIVISION

CRYSTAL BALL
1. Gig Harbor (12-12)
2. South Kitsap (15-13)
3. Wilson (1-19)
4. Shelton (8-16)
5. Lincoln (4-15)
6. Foss (9-10)
*2009-09 records

STARTING FIVE
G Cassi Fawcett 5-8 Sr. Gig Harbor

One half of the Tides’ one-two punch

F Janessa Flynn 5-9 Soph. Wilson
Could develop into one of the league’s top players
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Aug.
17th

Ready for some prep football?

Where did the summer go? I feel like it was only a few days ago I was covering the state track and field meeting counting down the hours until I’d be free to take some time off.

Those two months flew by and here we are, two days from the start of football practice and week away from the other fall sports beginning. We’ve already started work on our high school football special section — the 12-page section will run in newspapers on Thursday, Sept. 3, but I’ll be posting updates here on the blog throughout camp.

Here are some observations

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