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Jefferson outlasted Puyallup in the SPSL 4A title match Wednesday night, winning the game in a shootout, 1-0.
Raiders goalkeeper Luis Roman made two saves in the shootout — he also scored on a PK — and you can watch his game-winning save, preserving Jefferson’s 4-3 win in the shootout, and ensuing celebration below.
Here’s a link to my game story, which also includes a write-up on Emerald Ridge’s thrilling 3-2 win over Tahoma in the meeting of the SPSL North and South divisions’ third-place teams. Luke Munizza scored two goals on headers in the final four minutes, including the game winner with 3.2 seconds left.
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Assuming the wireless signal is strong enough in the performing arts center at Lakes High, we’ll stream video live of Zach Banner’s college announcement. The news conference is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. Monday.
If the connection speed is fast enough, I’ll fire up the feed a couple minutes before 2:30 p.m.
Here’s a story, with comments from Zach, previewing the announcement.
The feed works. It will be dark until I start it, which will be at 2;30 pm Pacfiic.
Here’s video of Joshua Garnett picking between Stanford and Michigan. The video begins as he’s talking about Michigan…
And here’s my story for Friday’s newspaper:
Eight T-shirts, all sporting the logo of a major college football team that offered a scholarship to Joshua Garnett, hung in the commons at Puyallup High.
One by one, the highly-touted offensive lineman pulled down the T-shirts until only two – Michigan and Stanford – remained.
Then, before an audience of more than 200 people Thursday afternoon, Garnett called to the podium twin sister Rachel, who carried with her a backpack. Garnett reached inside and pulled out a crimson hat, declaring himself committed to Stanford.
Garnett said the decision to pick Stanford over Michigan was close.
“I definitely could have went to either school and made the right decision,” he said. “I felt like in my heart, Stanford was the place for me to be at.”
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According to Athletic.net, seven of the eight fastest times in the 100 and nine of 10 fastest times in the 200 have been run by girls at the 4A bi-district meet. That makes for some loaded prelims.
I spoke with sprinters Sarah Hartwell of Bellarmine Prep and Federal Way’s Marjerae Gates and both said they viewed the bi-district meet for what it is, a state-qualifying meet. Sure, they’re racing to win, but they know all they need to do to advance to state is to place among the top eight to here.
The finals in the 4A girls 100 and 200 should be just as competitive, maybe more, than what we’ll see next week.
Here’s video of the first heat of the 4A girls 100-meter race, won by Curtis High School’s Kennadi Bouyer.
Crazy ending to a high school football game in Ohio.
Click on the link above to view video of Lakes’ 42-14 win over Peninsula. I’m getting used to this new blog software and trying to find a way to embed the video player here.
Here’s video of Curtis’ 27-23 win over Bethel from Friend of the Prep Blog Chris Eagan of King-5.