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Tag: Tournament


4A soccer: Bellarmine tops Puyallup, advances to state semifinals

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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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Baseball: Roundup of first-round district tournament action

Here’s a look at what happened in the first round of the baseball bi-district tournaments on Tuesday. Links to updated brackets are included, too.

Class 4A West Central/Southwest Bi-District
Tahoma stunned Narrows League champion Olympia 8-7, and here’s a photo gallery from the game, too.

Kentwood routed Gig Harbor 11-0 in five innings.

In other games, Beamer ended the 11-game winning streak of GSHL champion Skyview, beating the Storm 6-0. Titans pitcher Matt Bower struck out 10 and walked one, while Lawyer Braun went 4-for-4 with a triple and two doubles. … Puyallup beat South Kitsap and will meet Kentwood in the semifinals in a rematch of the SPSL title game. … Stadium, Rogers, Auburn Riverside and Kentridge won loser-out games.
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Baseball: West Central District tournament brackets

The official West Central District baseball tournament brackets have not been updated here, but here’s what they’ll look like.

The tournaments begin Tuesday at various sites.

4A West Central/Southwest Bi-District Tournament
First Round, Tuesday
At Russell Road

Game 1: Stadium vs. Emerald Ridge, 7 p.m. (loser out)
Game 3: Graham-Kapowsin vs. Rogers, 4 p.m. (loser out)
At Propstra
Game 2: Beamer vs. GSHL No. 1, 5 p.m.
At Curtis HS
Game 4: Tahoma vs. Olympia, 4 p.m.
At Heritage Park
Game 5: GSHL No. 2 vs. Auburn Riverside, 4 p.m. (loser out)
Game 6: Kentwood vs. Gig Harbor, 7 p.m.
At Kent Memorial
Game 7: Kentlake-GHSL No. 3 vs. Kentridge, 4 p.m. (loser out)
Game 8: South Kitsap vs. Puyallup, 7 p.m.
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Baseball: (UPDATE) Narrows 4A tournament called off; 3A rained out, too

UPDATE (10 a.m. Thursday): Steady, heavy rain has forced the cancellation of the Narrows League 3A tournament title game today. Based on the teams’ finish in the league standings, they will be seeded to the bi-district tournament in this order: Timberline, Yelm and Capital.

The Narrows League 4A tournament was called off Wednesday night. Here’s my story regarding that:

There won’t be a winner of the Narrows League 4A baseball tournament.

Rain washed away the first-round games on Tuesday, pushing those contests back to Wednesday. The delay meant the finals would not be played on Thursday, as originally scheduled.

“We couldn’t get all the games in,” Portenier said, “so there’s no sense playing after the loser-out games.”
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Boys Basketball: Regional round updates

I’ll be updating results from boys basketball regional games today. I’ll post them here.

You can also follow tonight’s action on my Twitter page here.


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

At Juanita HS
Mount Rainier 82, Issaquah 72 – Final
Garfield 63, Kentwood 59 – Final

At Kent-Meridian HS

Jackson 50, Federal Way 45 – Final
Bellarmine Prep 75, Snohomish 54 – Final

At Auburn HS
Bothell 63, Olympia 54 – Final
Union 58, Curtis 47- Final

At Spokane Falls CC
Central Valley 76, Richland 63 – Final
Davis 69, Vancouver Evergreen 46 – Final
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