Follow us:

High School Sports Blog

The latest news and analysis on high-school sports around the Seattle area

March 20, 2008 at 10:22 AM

Former local prep stars in NCAA Tournament

Of course, March Madness began this morning. I hope you all filled out your brackets, found some sleepers and joined an office pool or two — not that I condone slacking on work or gambling.

I wanted to pass along some information that ran in Monday’s paper on the local high school athletes that are participating in the NCAA Tournament.

Here they are in alphabetical order:

Player, Year, Pos., College (High School)

Garrison Carr, Jr., G, American (Issaquah)

Kyle Coston, So., F, Portland State (Lynden Christian)

Micah Downs, Jr., G, Gonzaga (Juanita)

Will Foster, So., C, Gonzaga (White River)

Steven Gray, Fr., G, Gonzaga (Bainbridge)

Justynn Hammond, Fr., G, Portland State (Garfield)

Ben Haynes, Jr., G, Oral Roberts (Pullman)

Josh Heytvelt, Jr., F, Gonzaga (Clarkston)

Mitch Johnson, Jr., G, Stanford (O’Dea)

Nathan Lozeau, Fr., C, San Diego (Marysville-Pilchuck)

Zack Moritz, Fr., C, Boise State (Columbia River)

Conor Mullen, Jr., G-F, Cornell (O’Dea)

Matt Nelson, Sr., F, Boise State (Skyline)

Aaron Osgood, Fr., F-C, Cornell (Overlake)

David Pendergraft, Sr., G, Gonzaga (Brewster)

Mickey Polis, Jr., G, Portland State (Mark Morris)

Andrew Sorenson, Jr., G, Gonzaga (Olympia)

Rodrick Stewart, Sr., G, Kansas (Rainier Beach)

Curtis Terry, Sr., G, UNLV (Curtis)

Alex Tiefenthaler, So., F, Portland State (Bethel)

Terrence Williams, Jr., F, Louisville (Rainier Beach)

Note: Players who appear on rosters but who have not played this season are not listed.

Any surprises? How about Mark Morris and Overlake with players dancing?

Gonzaga is the clear leader with six Washington players on the team. Two Metro powers, O’Dea and Rainier Beach, have two alumni apiece with national title hopes.

Whose a former Washington prep hoops star that you’re rooting for?

Morning stars

1. Metro bombers — West Seattle’s Tyler Cherin had two home runs and seven RBI in a loss to Bainbridge, and Andy Bethel of Seattle Prep had two home runs, including a grand slam, in the Panthers’ win.

2. Robbie Ryan, Juanita baseball — The sophomore southpaw threw a no-hitter against Garfield to go to 2-0 on the year. He retired the first 18 batters before a lead-off walk in the seventh kept him from perfection.

3. Melissa Becker, Graham-Kapowsin softball — Becker gave G-K its first win of the season with a game-winning RBI triple in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Comments

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►