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Tag: SPSL North


Football: A closer look at the SPSL North, South 2012 schedules

Federal Way's Chico McClatcher leaps over two Bethel defenders. (TNT file photo)

After taking a closer look at the 2012 Narrows League 4A and 3A football schedule, here’s a look at the SPSL North and South schedule.


Thursday Aug. 30
Tahoma at Kent-Meridian
Mount Rainier at Auburn Riverside
Graham-Kapowsin at Post Falls (Idaho) (NL)
Friday Aug. 31
Kentwood at Auburn
Perennial powers meet in the first week of the season
Jefferson at Kentlake
Rogers at Federal Way
Defending SPSL South champion Eagles face an early test
Beamer at Puyallup
Emerald Ridge at Curtis
Bethel at Spanaway Lake
Kentridge at South Kitsap (NL)
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Girls Basketball: SPSL South, North all-league teams

ALL-SPSL SOUTH            
MVP       Honorable Mention    
Name Grade School   Name Grade School
Darah Huertas-Vining 12 Federal Way   Jasmine McEachin 12 Federdal Way
Taylor Buie 12 Emerald Ridge   Mariya Vongsaveng 9 Federal Way
        Jamie Jones 12 Federal Way
1st Team       Tania Velasco Bono 12 Federal Way
Jordan Asher 12 Rogers   Kaytreeona Mack 10 Bethel
Megan Huff 10 Todd Beamer   Brandi Johnson 10 Bethel
Raven Benton 11 Federal Way   Cherish Akana 12 Bethel
Nneka Nadai 11 Spanaway Lake   Alexa Goodenow 12 Curtis
Karina Farr 12 Bethel   Sierra Dean 10 Curtis
        Mckenzie Blackner 12 Curtis
2nd Team       Kylee Geffre 12 Graham Kapowsin
Sirrenahdi Battle 11 Bethel   Sierra Knapton 11 Graham Kapowsin
LeAnne Willingham 12 Spanaway Lake   Taylor Rayburn 12 Graham Kapowsin
Meghan Graf 12 Todd Beamer   Tre Auna Culp 12 Todd Beamer
Braylie Jeffers 10 Puyallup   Makayla Sullivan 11 Todd Beamer
Dyesha Belhumeur 12 Federal Way   Stephanie Riley 12 Emerald Ridge
        Ashly Johnson 12 Emerald Ridge
        Karina Matias 12 Emerald Ridge
Coach of the Year       Mackenzie Lancaster 12 Rogers
CO-Rob Morrison   Spanaway Lake   Brylie Barnette 10 Rogers
CO-GC Hillburn   Emerald Ridge   Leigha Stroh 11 Rogers
Honorable Mention- Dan Picha   Puyallup   Rachel Askew 12 Rogers
        Mackenzie Sheehan 12 Puyallup
        Marissa Miller 10 Puyallup
        Raina Frazier 12 Spanaway Lake
        Chelsea Padgett 12 Spanaway Lake

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Boys Basketball: SPSL North, South all-league teams

ALL-SPSL SOUTH            
MVP       Honorable Mention    
Name Grade School   Name Grade School
Darius Johnson-Wilson 12 Curtis   Lucious Brown 10 Beamer
        Juwan Flowers 11 Beamer
1st Team       Deonte Anderson 10 Federal Way
Braxton Tucker 11 Spanaway Lake   Bailey Hunter 10 Puyallup
Thomas Rhodes 12 Beamer   Kaden Krumpus 12 Graham Kapowsin
Deeshawn Tucker 10 Federal Way   Dane Fjeld 12 Graham Kapowsin
Brayon Blake 10 Federal Way   Kris Durr 12 Emerald Ridge
Derrick Jones 12 Rogers   Adam Kirk 12 Emerald Ridge
        Scott Snyder 12 Rogers
2nd Team       Josh Breer 12 Rogers
Marcus Harris 10 Emerald Ridge   Landon Hannold 12 Rogers
Dom Jordan 11 Curtis   D’Londo Tucker 11 Federal Way
Dezmond Dupree-Turner 12 Spanaway Lake   Joseph Johnson 11 Bethel
Roosevelt Jones 12 Beamer   John Thompson 11 Bethel
Jaurence Chisolm 11 Curtis   Myles Springer 11 SL
        Kwame Awadjie 11 SL
        Dominic Robinson 11 Curtis
        Cameron Howell 12 Curtis
Coach of the Year       Trey Birch-Manning 10 Beamer
Rico Ancheta   Rogers      

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Basketball: SPSL North vs. SPSL South playoffs schedule (updated)

The tiebreaker games are complete. Here’s the SPSL North vs. SPSL South boys and girls basketball playoff schedule.


At Beamer HS
North No. 5 Kentridge vs. South No. 5 Spanaway Lake, 7:30 p.m. (winner WCD No. 9, loser to pig-tail game)

At Beamer HS
North No. 5 Jefferson vs. South No. 5 Rogers, 6 p.m. (winner WCD No. 9, loser to pig-tail game)
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(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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Basketball: SPSL North boys, girls preview capsules


Feature on Mount Rainier standout sophomore Adrian Davis – click here

1. Mount Rainier (10-10)
2. Kentwood (17-10)
3. Kent-Meridian (12-12)
4. Tahoma (5-15)
5. Kentridge (21-10)
6. Kentlake (10-13)
7. Jefferson (6-14)
8. Auburn Riverside (8-12)
9. Auburn (21-7)
*2010-11 records

G Adrian Davis 6-2 Soph. Mount Rainier
Took the league by storm as a freshman, averaging 19 points per game

F Jaron Heck 6-3 Sr. Kentlake
First-team all-league pick averaged 17.7 points per game

F Martel Taylor-Barone 6-4 Jr. Kent-Meridian
One of a few great athletes on a team hungry for the postseason

F Taylor Jones 6-6 Sr. Kentwood
Conquerors big man can play inside and outside

G Jawan Stepney 6-1 Soph. Kentridge
Wasn’t afraid to take big shots at big moments as a freshman

In its second season in the SPSL North, Mount Rainier could win the league title. Guard Adrian Davis is electrifying and has a talented supporting cast in point guard Malik Rogers, forward Caden Rowland (14 ppg) and Dawane Clay, who can clean up the boards. Read more »