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April 12, 2010 at 5:03 PM

High-school softball rankings — Week 3

Now that we are done with the various spring breaks, we should see more softball action this week — if the weather cooperates.

We have a little movement in both polls today. That doubleheader between Walla Walla and Southridge, then 2-3 in Class 4A, went Walla Walla’s way. Then Southridge split with Wenatchee. So the Suns fall to No. 10 and Tahoma makes its first-ever appearance in the state rankings, coming in at No. 9.

This is a program that really struggled not so many years ago, and coach Tom Milligan (a former Tahoma baseball player) has done a really nice job with the Bears. They are 7-0 in SPSL 4A North play and have handed Kentlake its lone loss. The only blemish on Tahoma’s record is a 2-0 loss back in mid-March.

Jackson remains next in line at 6-0.

In 3A, Sedro-Woolley lost to Burlington-Edison, a very good 2A team, while Everett fell to 4A Marsyville-Pilchuck. So both drop a bit in this week’s poll. East Valley of Spokane dropped three in a row to fall to 2-6, so is out of the poll. Shadle Park (4-4) looks like the 3A team to beat over in the GSL, but the Highlanders remain on the watch list.

Prairie also drops out after a loss to Battle Ground (4A), so West Valley of Yakima and Kennedy Catholic jump in the top-10. Kennedy should be playing No. 8 Mount Rainier right now, so I’ll be anxious to hear how that one goes.

I think we’ll know more about a lot of teams after this week, and please feel fee to share your thoughts about these:

Records through April 10

Class 4A

1. Kelso (5-0)

2. Walla Walla (9-0)

3. Woodinville (5-0)

4. Mead (Spokane) (9-0)

5. Rogers (Puyallup) (7-0)

6. Stadium (Tacoma) (8-0)

7. Stanwood (6-1)

8. University (Spokane) (7-1)

9. Tahoma (Maple Valley) (10-1)

10. Southridge (Kennewick) (8-3)

Others to watch (listed alphabetically) — Bellarmine Prep (Tacoma), Cascade (Everett), Central Valley (Spokane), Eastlake (Sammamish), Inglemoor (Kenmore), Jackson (Mill Creek), Jefferson (Federal Way), Kamiakin (Kennewick), Kentlake, Kentridge, Mountain View (Vancouver), Marsyville-Pilchuck, Mountlake Terrace, Newport (Bellevue), Puyallup, Redmond, Wenatchee, Wilson (Tacoma).

Class 3A

1. Union (Vancouver) (7-0)

2. Bainbridge (7-1)

3. Holy Names (7-0)

4. Juanita (6-2)

5. Bonney Lake (9-1)

6. Sedro-Woolley (6-1)

7. Everett (6-2)

8. Mount Rainier (Des Moines) (5-3)

9. West Valley (Yakima) (7-2)

10. Kennedy Catholic (7-1)

Others to watch (listed alphabetically) — Auburn Mountainview, Camas, Columbia River, East Valley (Spokane), Enumclaw, Franklin Pierce (Parkland), Glacier Peak (Snohomish), Kennedy (Burien), Lynnwood, Meadowdale (Lynnwood), Mount Spokane, Prairie (Brush Prairie) Shadle Park (Spokane) West Seattle.

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