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April 9, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Extra Bases: Luton’s versatility, Interlake’s hot start, analyzing the rankings

Jake Luton is pretty good at tossing the football. Good enough to lead Marysville-Pilchuck to a top-5 ranking heading into last year’s playoffs after throwing for 818 yards and completing 53 of 101 attempts during the regular season. Those stats came in an offense that featured Washington commit and dynamic running back Austin Joyner. Luton was…

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March 28, 2014 at 11:21 AM

Eastside Catholic football schedules Bishop Alemany

The Eastside Catholic football team has added Bishop Alemany (Calif.) to its 2014 schedule. The game is set for an 8 pm kickoff on Sept. 5. Bishop Alemany finished the 2013 season 10-3, falling to St. John Bosco in the playoffs, and were No. 90 in the final HSFB100 rankings. The Crusaders are the defending Washington state…

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March 27, 2014 at 4:16 PM

Shaqquan Aaron headlines AP all-state boys basketball teams

BOYS State player of the year, all classes _ Shaqquan Aaron, sr., Rainier Beach. ___ CLASS 4A Player of the year _ Tramaine Isabell, sr., Garfield. First team _ Tramaine Isabell, sr., Garfield; Jason Todd, sr., Jackson; Nathan Streufert, sr., Richland; Josh Martin, sr. Bothell; Bogdan Bliznyuk, sr., Beamer. Honorable mention _ Cody Benzel, sr., Ferris; Robert Franks, jr., Evergreen. ___ CLASS 3A Player…

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March 26, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Extra Bases: Summerville’s pitching repertoire, DI talent

Welcome to Extra Bases, which we will put on this space each Wednesday during the baseball season. If you know of any outstanding individuals, teams or performances that deserve to be written about, please feel free to let me know by email (jliebeskind@seattletimes.com) or on Twitter (@jlieb24). ***** We’ve already discussed Lakeside pitcher Andrew Summerville and his…

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March 26, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Bellevue football adds tough out-of-state opponent

Bellevue has established itself as the premier football team in the northwest. The Wolverines have reached unprecedented marks with six straight state titles — and 11 out of 13 — and 54 consecutive games won. During that span, though, Bellevue has never shied away from a challenge. Following that theme, the 2014 schedule just got a lot…

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March 24, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Lynnwood names Keauntea Bankhead football coach

Lynnwood has tabbed co-interim head coach Keauntea Bankhead for the full-time position running the Royals football team, according to the Everett Herald. Former coach Adam Fermstad was relieved of his duties by the third game last season and Bankhead, 28, took over with fellow assistant Danny Hawkins. “He just impressed us with the way he took…

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March 24, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Rainier Beach to open practice to community

The Rainier Beach basketball team will open its practice on Wednesday to the community and wants to welcome all at 3:30 pm in the high school gymnasium. The Vikings are participating in the Dick’s Sporting Goods High School National Tournament next week in New York City, which unofficially decides a national champion. Rainier Beach will offer community…

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March 21, 2014 at 8:57 AM

Todd repeats as Gatorade POY

Jason Todd has been named the Washington Gatorade Player of the Year, becoming the first ever in the state to win the prestigious award twice. The senior guard helped Jackson to a fourth-place finish and was also named to the Star Times, The Seattle Times all-state first team and Mr. Basketball by the Washington Interscholastic Basketball…

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