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Tag: State


Mark Morris stops Timberline rally to repeat in 3A-2A girls’ bowling; Battle Ground cruises in 4A

Harold Lysne is the owner of 10-lane Tiger Bowling, a bowling alley located just across the street from Battle Ground High School.

And it is becoming the house where WIAA state high school girls’ champions rise from.

Followers thought Battle Ground’s first Class 4A state title last season was impressive, totaling 7,716 pins and winning by 267 pins over 2011 champion Emerald Ridge.

The result Saturday? The Tigers were almost assured of repeating when they walked through the doors of Narrows Plaza Bowl in University Place, but began the Baker team format by bowling a 235 – and ended up

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Mark Morris’ Kilgore, Skyview’s Crockett capture girls’ bowling championships

With each strike, spare – even nasty split – the Timberline High School girls’ bowling team cheered.

Even at the most important tournament of the season, the WIAA state girls’ championships at Narrows Plaza Bowl in University Place, the Blazers aren’t taking themselves too seriously.

As a result, they are seriously in the middle of the Class 3A/2A team title hunt.

Consistent not flashy, Timberline nearly kept pace with defending state champion Mark Morris after the first day of the tournament Friday.

After six games, the Monarchs lead with 5,171 pins. Right behind them are the Blazers, the West Central

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

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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State 4A/3A girls soccer primer: Can anyone dethrone 4A queen Skyline?


3A schedule: Friday – Columbia River (18-0) vs. Liberty (14-3), 2 p.m.; Holy Names (15-5) vs. Mount Spokane (19-0), 4 p.m. Saturday – Third-place match is at 10 a.m.; title match is at 2 p.m.
4A schedule: Friday – Skyline (15-1) vs. Tahoma (20-0), 6 p.m.; Issaquah (18-2) vs. Camas (17-3), 8 p.m.. Saturday – Third-place match is at noon; title match is at 4 p.m.

Tickets: $9 for adults, $7 for children/senior citizens for daily passes; $15 for adults, $10 for children/senior citizens for tournament pass.

Class 3A team capsules

Columbia River

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State 1B/2B soccer primer: Will Napavine girls finally be brides, not bridesmaids?

At Sunset Chev Stadium, Sumner

Friday’s semifinal schedule:
Crosspoint Academy (11-4) vs. Bear Creek (13-4), 2 p.m.
Napavine (11-5) vs. Liberty Bell (12-5), 4 p.m.

Title match is 2 p.m. Saturday

Skinny: Bear Creek tries to defend its title. The Sea-Tac League champions are led by midfielder Caroline Bridgwater (six goals, 21 assists), the league player of the year. … Napavine has been the hard-luck finals’ loser the past three seasons. The Tigers lost 1-0 to Bear Creek in last year’s title game. Sweeper Josie Dekoker was the SWW 1A’s co-defensive

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Track & Field: 1A, 2B, 1B state meet recap

A few months away from taking off to the University of Wisconsin on a football scholarship, Tacoma Baptist’s Walker Williams could have laid low this spring.

But that is not how the big man rolls.

You see, he loves his school. He is sensitive to his surroundings. And, heck, winning another Class 2B discus title would not be a bad incentive, either.

Williams dominated the discus Saturday at the state meet. His throw of 161 feet, 5 inches won him back-to-back state titles.
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4A Fastpitch: Jefferson is lone South Sound team in semifinals

SPOKANE – The best fastpitch softball teams usually rely heavily on dominant pitching, but the Jefferson Raiders are doing their best to change that way of thinking.

“Our thing is all about outscoring teams,” Jefferson coach Chad Fahnlander said after the Raiders opened the State 4A tournament with a pair of high-scoring wins Friday at the Dwight Merkel Sports Complex.

The Raiders (26-4), the only area team that remained undefeated after the first day of the two-day, double-elimination tourney, beat Central Valley of Spokane Valley 7-4 and Monroe 10-8.
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4A soccer: Bellarmine tops Puyallup, advances to state semifinals

Contributing Writer

Nursing a 1-0 lead with two minutes to go until halftime, Bellarmine Prep boys soccer coach Joe Waters was making plans to talk about a conservative game plan for his team in the second half of its Class 4A state quarterfinal game against Puyallup.

His players had other ideas. They wanted to stay aggressive.

And Cooper Doxon’s goal in the 38th minute hammered the point home.

The Lions took advantage of the halftime lead and added two more goals in the second half, running away with a 4-1 quarterfinal win over the Vikings Saturday night at Harry Lang Stadium.

Bellarmine (14-1-2) will play Narrows League 4A champion Central Kitsap at 7 p.m. Friday in the state semifinals at Sparks Stadium. It will be the Lions’ seventh semifinal appearance under Waters.
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