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Tag: State


4A baseball: Beamer, Kentwood, Puyallup advance to state semifinals

Where’s the best Class 4A baseball played in Washington?

That’s easy – the South Puget Sound League.

Three SPSL teams – traditional powers Puyallup and Kentwood, plus upstart Beamer – punched tickets to the state semifinals Saturday.

“Three SPSL teams in the final four,” Beamer coach Jerry Peterson said, “that’s pretty exciting.”
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Boys Soccer: First-round roundup

Some first-round games in the boys soccer state tournaments were played Tuesday night and the rest will be completed tonight.

Here’s a brief rundown of how South Sound teams fared:

Franklin Pierce defender Terell McDonald scored with 10 seconds left
, vaulting the Cardinals ahead of Sehome 3-2, and into the Class 2A quarterfinals.

Washougal’s bus broke down on the way to Sunset Chev Stadium to take on Fife. Once the Panthers arrived, the Trojans made quick work, beating Washougal 6-0.

Emerald Ridge took Central Valley to a shootout in the first round of the 4A state

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Boys Basketball: Recapping Friday’s regional round, looking ahead to state

Well, that didn’t go so well for West Central District teams.

Of the 11 4A and 3A WCD teams that advanced to the regional round, only Bellarmine Prep , Mount Rainier and Kennedy Catholic won on Friday night.

In 4A, Curtis, Olympia, Federal Way and Kentwood lost, as did 3A teams, Lincoln, Foss, Wilson and Decatur.

Here are the 4A, 3A game stories:
Bellarmine Prep 75, Snohomish 54

Union 58, Curtis 47

Mountlake Terrace 77, Decatur 62
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Basketball: Statewide regional tournament schedule for all classifications

Below are schedules for boys and girls basketball regional tournaments for all classifications. You can see the matchups on the WIAA site here.

Also, the WIAA will webcast the state tournament draws on Sunday. I think it’s great that the public will have the opportunity to view the draw. The procedure and process is always a hot topic in the days leading up to and following the draw. Now

As someone who’s attended a few draws, I think most people that watch will fall into one of two categories. You’ll be fascinated by the process or bored out of your skull. Either way, it should be informative.


All games will be played Friday, Feb. 24

All games are winner-to-Tacoma Dome, loser-out

At Juanita HS
Game 1: Issaquah (14-9) vs. Mount Rainier (17-10), 6 p.m.
Game 2: Kentwood (18-7) vs. Garfield (18-5), 8 p.m.

At Kent-Meridian HS
Game 1: Federal Way (16-8) vs. Jackson (18-5), 6 p.m.
Game 2: Snohomish (17-6) vs. Bellarmine Prep (22-3), 8 p.m.

At Auburn HS
Game 1: Bothell (16-9) vs. Olympia (20-5), 6 p.m.
Game 2: Union (17-7) vs. Curtis (20-6), 8 p.m.
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Girls Basketball: 4A, 3A, 2A Regional Round Matchups

Pairings for the regional rounds of the girls basketball state tournaments are beginning to take shape. We’ll know much more on Monday after the West Central/Southwest Bi-District tournaments conclude. The bracket will be complete after a couple district crossover games on Tuesday.

Until then, here’s a peek at the pairings.

All games will be played Saturday, Feb. 25
All games are winner-to-Tacoma Dome (3A, 4A), winner-to-Yakima SunDome (2A), loser-out


At Juanita HS
Game 1: Eastlake (14-9) vs. Rogers (13-11), 4 p.m.
Game 2: Emerald Ridge (19-5) vs. Woodinville (21-2), 6 p.m.

At Kent-Meridian HS
Game 1: Skyview (23-3) vs. Lake Stevens (22-1), 4 p.m.
Game 2: Jackson (19-4) vs. Kentwood (21-5), 6 p.m.
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