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March 8, 2014 at 9:29 PM

Rainier Beach wins third straight Class 3A state title in a thriller

The Rainier Beach Vikings won their third straight Class 3A state championship with a thrilling 47-45 win against Eastside Catholic on Saturday. The Vikings trailed for the early portion of the fourth quarter, but Djuan Piper hit a mid-range jumper with five seconds left that gave Beach a 47-45 lead. Eastside Catholic’s Mandrell Worthy rushed the…

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March 8, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Garfield wins first boys state basketball title since 1998

TACOMA — The Garfield Bulldogs held on for a 68-59 win in Saturday’s Class 4A state title game, snapping a state title drought for the proud basketball school that dated back to 1998. It is Garfield’s 12th state basketball title, the most in state history. Tramaine Isabell led the Bulldogs with 34 points, including 22 before halftime….

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March 7, 2014 at 1:57 PM

4A boys basketball state tournament recaps: day 2

FINAL: Garfield 61, Issaquah 59 Garfield sophomore Jashaun Agosto hit two free throws with 19 seconds left to break a tie and send his team to the Class 4A state championship game. With 19 seconds left, Agosto attempted an open 3-pointer. The shot missed but Agosto was fouled on his follow through on a close call. Issaquah struggled…

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March 6, 2014 at 5:23 PM

4A state tournament quarterfinals: boys basketball recaps

FINAL: Richland 78, Wenatchee 49 Richland struggled to shoot the ball well in its quarterfinal matchup with Wenatchee. Luckily for the Bombers, Jacob DeVries seemingly couldn’t miss. DeVries matched Wenatchee’s first-half total with 22 points before intermission en route to a game-high 33 points in Richland’s 78-49 win. Almost more impressive than the point total was the efficiency…

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June 7, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Skyline and Bellevue football to play in Emerald City Kickoff Classic

The game everyone wanted to see last year will happen this year as high-school football powers Skyline and Bellevue will play at Husky Stadium on Sept. 7 in the Emerald City Kickoff Classic. Skyline of Sammamish went undefeated last season in capturing the Class 4A state championship game. The Spartans were led by current USC quarterback…

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May 30, 2013 at 7:20 PM

Longtime Seattle Prep baseball coach Ed Paulter retires

Seattle Prep baseball coach Ed Paulter has retired, the school announced Thursday. The news signals the end of a long and storied coaching career in the area. Paulter spent the last 28 years as the head baseball coach at Prep and posted a career record of 415-202. He won five Metro League titles, made 13 state…

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May 25, 2013 at 7:28 PM

Auburn Mountainview captures school’s first baseball title

PASCO – Auburn Mountainview pitcher Shawn Guinn limped around the field after the game, an ice pack bulging from his back pocket.

He had pitched so well, but in the bottom of the seventh inning he took a line drive off his hip, and now he had to deal with the pain setting in.

It was the story of his season: Bruised, yes, but not broken.

Guinn pitched six stellar innings in leading Auburn Mountainview (26-3) to a 7-1 win against West Seattle (21-6) in the Class 3A state championship game. It’s the first state title in the eight-year history of the Mountainview baseball program.

“I’m perfectly fine with it,” Guinn said, smiling. “It’s a war scar, a battle scar.”

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May 25, 2013 at 3:14 PM

Kentridge rallies from tough loss to take third in 4A

PASCO — Kentridge coach John Flanigan didn’t have any doubts that his team would rebound. But that still shouldn’t diminish what Kentridge had to rally from.

The Chargers took a 10-0 loss to Skyview on the chin in Friday’s Class 4A semifinal, but they quickly regrouped to beat rival Kentwood 4-3 on Saturday for third place.

“We’ve had a classy group of guys all year long that have shown a lot of pride,” Flanigan said, “and I knew we would come out and fight.

“It just shows a lot of heart, a lot of pride.”

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