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April 19, 2011 at 11:51 AM

The ninth-annual WIBCA/WIAA state basketball showcase

The ninth-annual WIBCA/WIAA state basketball showcase is set for Bellevue College April 30-May 1.

Here is a list of some of the players who will be participating:

Brendan Westendorf – Kentridge

Brett Boese – Shadle Park

Landon Rushton – North Thurston

Justin Pedley – Kamiakin

Nick Price – Issaquah

Marcus Colbert – Post Falls

Dominique Jordan – Curtis

Ty Egbert – Lake Roosevelt

Jaron Heck – Kentlake

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April 19, 2011 at 11:19 AM

Eastside Catholic baseball players help at Special Olympics

The Eastside Catholic baseball program stepped away from the field Saturday to volunteer at the Washington State Special Olympics King County and Northwest Regions swim meet, which was held at the King County Aquatic Center. “The Special Olympics always puts on an incredible program, and the volunteers did a phenomenal job,” said…

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April 19, 2011 at 10:53 AM

Another take on high-school baseball rankings

Here is the third installment of the washingtonbaseballpoll.com rankings. Click here for the website link.

Records heading into play Monday, April 18.

Class 4A

1. Richland (11-2)

2. Redmond (12-3)

3. Jackson (11-2)

4. Edmonds-Woodway (10-2)

5. Kentwood (8-2)

6. Puyallup (12-2)

7. Ferris (12-1)

8. Tahoma (10-1)

9. Emerald Ridge (8-2-1)

10. Newport (10-4)

Class 3A

1. Camas (11-0)

2. Southridge (10-1)

3. Shorewood (10-2)

4. Enumclaw (8-1)

5. Mountain View (13-1)

6. Eastside Catholic (11-1)

7. Mount Si (10-1)

8. Kennewick (10-2)

9. O’Dea (8-5)

10. Kamiakin (10-2)

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April 19, 2011 at 9:26 AM

High-school boys soccer highlights from Monday

Here is a look back at Monday’s high-school boys soccer highlights. Only two games were reported. Shorecrest 6, Mountlake Terrace 0 — Glenn Paden scored twice, Joe Schober scored two goals and Ian Adams had a goal and two assists for Shorecrest. Sam Schober recorded the shutout. Seattle Academy 5, Friday Harbor 0 — Alexander Barsher scored three goals and…

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April 19, 2011 at 8:57 AM

High-school baseball highlights from Monday

Here is a look back at Monday’s high-school baseball highlights.

Kentridge 13, Kent-Meridian 2

Kyle Leady went 2 for 4 with a homer and two runs scored. Carl Derline finished 3 for 4 with two RBI and a run scored, while Joe Wainhouse went 2 for 3 with three RBI.

Federal Way 15, Spanaway Lake 3

Darien Moran went 3 for 3 with two doubles, three RBI and three runs scored, while Austin Weber finished 3 for 5 with two RBI and two runs scored.

Evan Elliott struck out eight during a complete-game victory. Dustin Bracy homered for Spanaway Lake.

Auburn 11, Kentwood 5

— Auburn’s Justin Burns led the Trojans, finishing 4 for 4 with a double and two RBI.

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April 18, 2011 at 4:50 PM

Class 4A and 3A boys soccer rankings — Week 5

By MATT MASSEY

Special to The Seattle Times

Bellarmine Prep continues on its winning ways and remains on top in the Class 4A rankings with two solid victories last week.

The Lions are ranked No. 5 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll and No. 12 in the ESPN Rise Powerade Fab50 rankings. They beat a good Central Kitsap team 1-0 on the road on Tuesday and then hammered Shelton 6-2 on Thursday.

A pair of wins by a combined 9-1 count easily kept Glacier Peak atop the Class 3A rankings. Goalkeeper Andrew Weakley combined with Jesus Mendoza for the team’s seventh shutout of 2011 in a 5-0 triumph over Lynnwood on Thursday in WesCo 3A action.

No. 2 Shorecrest kept pace in Wesco 3A play and then some with three victories last week. The Scots, whose only loss of the season came to the No. 1 Grizzlies, outscored three foes 14-0 last week and now own 12 shutouts this season.

Shorecrest thumped Oak Harbor 6-0 on Tuesday, Meadowdale 4-0 on Thursday and Lynnwood 4-0 on Saturday.

With its second loss of the season, Stadium dropped from No. 4 in the ranking to No. 8 in Class 4A. The defending state champions fell 2-1 to Gig Harbor on Tuesday.

Jackson improved to 10-0-0 and moved into the No. 4 spot with two wins, including a hard-fought 3-2 win over Lake Stevens on Tuesday. Guy Shively tallied in the 83rd minute for the Timberwolves for the decisive goal.

Marysville-Pilchuck, with its lone loss to Jackson, also moved up one spot to No. 5 with one win last week.

It will be a decisive week for Mead of Spokane after the move into the No. 2 spot, switching places with Greater Spokane League (GSL) rival Ferris. It will be difficult for the Panthers to stay there with GSL showdowns at Gonzaga Prep (10-1-0) on Wednesday and No. 3 Ferris (8-2-0) on Friday.

Washington has six teams in the ESPN Rise Powerade Fab50 rankings. Bellarmine leads the way at No. 12, Glacier Peak comes in at No. 16, followed by Beamer at No. 18, Jackson at No. 19, Shorecrest at No. 34 and Stadium at No. 48. Here’s the ESPN Rise rankings.

The NSCAA poll follows with five Washington schools amid the top 20 (Bellarmine No. 5, Glacier Peak No. 11, Shorecrest No. 15, Stadium No. 19 and Beamer No. 20). Click here.

Here are The Seattle Times rankings for Class 4A and 3A for Week 5:

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April 18, 2011 at 4:37 PM

2011 Emerald City Kickoff Classic schedule announced

One other piece of news came out of the WIAA’s Executive Board meeting Monday. The schedule for the 2011 Emerald City Kickoff Classic at Qwest Field was announced. The event will be held Sept. 3. Blaine vs. Hazen at 9:30 a.m. Oroville vs. Darrington at noon North Mason vs. W.F. West at 3 p.m. Coeur d’Alene vs. Moses Lake…

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April 18, 2011 at 4:15 PM

Football University coming to Bonney Lake High School

Here is a press release that came in Monday:

“Football University” (FBU), a national, invitation-only training camp run by former NFL players and coaches, heads to the Seattle May 20-22 at Bonney Lake High School and one of its top local-area coaches will be on the sidelines. Bonney Lake High School’s Chad Barrett will be part of the first-class coaching staff of former NFL players and coaches for the FBU camp that will train more than 200 of the region’s elite high school and youth players (6th-11th grades).

Barrett was the named the District III Assistant Coach of the Year in both 2007 and 2008 as the defensive coordinator for Skyline High School, where he coached for five years. Skyline won back-to-back state championships in 2007 and 2008, led by Barrett’s top-ranked defense that allowed just 3.7 points per game over that span. Barrett is a native of Puyallup and played football at Rogers High School before becoming a three-year letterman for Linfield College. In addition to coaching at Skyline and Bonney Lake, Barrett spent a season coaching the offensive line at Kentwood High School.

In addition, Barrett will also be on the sidelines in January in San Antonio as an assistant coach at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, the nation’s premier high school football all-star game.

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April 18, 2011 at 11:33 AM

Class 4A and 3A high-school baseball rankings — Week 5

After spending a week on the beach in Florida, I’m back. I tried to bring some of that sun back, so teams can get some games in. However, it didn’t seem to work very well. I was drenched at two track meets late last week.

There isn’t much to report in the rankings this week. The top five in Class 4A – Richland, Redmond, Kentwood and Jackson – remain the same.

Ferris, at 12-1, jumped from the bubble up to No. 6. Tahoma moves up to No. 9, while Newport falls to No. 10 after going 2-2 over its last four games.

In 3A, the top five – Camas, Shorewood, Enumclaw and Southridge – also remains intact. Mount Si jumps to No. 6, while Kamiakin falls to No. 8. Kennewick, at 10-2, enters the rankings for the first time this season.

O’Dea, the defending 3A champion, slips to the final spot in the rankings this week.

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