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Tag: WesCo

Feb.
8th

Basketball: Road to the Tacoma Dome, Class 4A edition

Gonzaga Prep held off Curtis and DaVonte Lacy (center) in the finals of the Class 4A boys basketball state tournament in 2011.

Just as I did during football season, I’ll break down how teams can qualify for the basketball state tournaments. Because the current state tournament format has been used only once, here’s a brief primer.

For instance, when I refer to the “regional round of the state tournament,” I mean the games that will be played on Feb. 24-25. These games will be played at sites around the state and you can see the venues for each classification here. Teams will not play in the Tacoma Dome, Yakima SunDome or Spokane Arena, depending on their classification, until the quarterfinals of the state tournament, which begin on Thursday, March 1.

That out of the way, here’s how teams will qualify for state:

ROAD TO THE TACOMA DOME

CLASS 4A: Boys Basketball

WESCO
Teams to state: Two, plus one to pigtail game with KingCo
Lowdown: The double-elimination tournament begins Wednesday (tonight). The top four teams from WesCo North and top four teams from WesCo South qualified. Two teams from this tournament will receive automatic berths to the regional round of the state tournament, while the third-place team will host KingCo No. 3 in a winner-to-state game on Feb. 21.
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Sep.
29th

Prep Football: Trip Around the State

Here is the second edition of “Trip Around the State,” with football news from all corners of Washington and everywhere in between.

The odds are good that at least a couple 4A South Sound football teams will match up against a WesCo team in the preliminary round of the state playoffs. So, here’s a Week 5 primer on the league in the form of Power Rankings from Purple and Gold Pigskin.

Staying in WesCo, Marysville-Pilchuck running back Austin Denton has reeled off more than 200 rushing yards in four straight games.

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