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August 20, 2014 at 8:32 AM

Here we go — opening day of prep football practices

Wednesday marks the opening day of official high-school football practices in Washington, as sanctioned by the WIAA. Some teams go early. Others go late. A few go early and late with two-a-days (many teams prefer to wait until they can pad up for those). I’m headed out to three practices today, and Solange Reyner will hit another…



June 27, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Hollingsworth takes over Cleveland girls hoop program; other coaching hires

Joy Hollingsworth heads the list of recent coaching hires by Seattle Public Schools. She is taking over the highly successful girls basketball program at Cleveland, where Stephenie Wheeler-Smith led teams to three Class 3A state championships over the past five years. Wheeler-Smith resigned in May to become the Director of Operations for the University of Oregon women’s…


Comments | More in Girls basketball | Topics: Cleveland, Joy Hollingsworth

June 26, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Sparks takes over Garfield football program from Stewart

Derek Sparks is the new head football coach at Garfield, becoming the school’s fifth mentor over the past five years. He succeeds Mark Stewart, who resigned after one season for personal reasons, according to Eric McCurdy, executive director of athletics for Seattle Public Schools. Stewart, who also was head coach at Garfield in 1992 and ’93, had…


Comments | More in Football | Topics: Derek Sparks, Garfield, Mark Stewart

June 26, 2014 at 8:19 AM

Kickoff Classic moves to Seattle Memorial Stadium

The annual WIAA Emerald City Kickoff Classic has a new home. This year’s event will be at Seattle Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 6. Four games are scheduled, but the teams involved have not yet been announced. The lineup for the Emerald City Volleyball Invitational, to be played the same weekend at a yet-to-be-determined site, will…


Comments | More in Football, Volleyball, WIAA | Topics: Kickoff Classic

June 24, 2014 at 8:28 AM

Cronin steps down as Cascade football coach

Joe Cronin has resigned as head football coach after two successful seasons at Cascade High School, due to family circumstances. According to athletic director Robert Polk, Cronin is electing to spend more time at home after his daughter was recently born two months premature and is currently in the neonatal intensive care unit at the University…


Comments | More in Football | Topics: Cascade, Eric Dinwiddie, Joe Cronin

June 23, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Coaching changes at Tahoma, AR and Auburn Mountainview

Tahoma, Auburn Riverside and Auburn Mountainview recently announced some coaching changes. The most prominent change at Tahoma is in cross country and boys track, where Gary Conner has stepped down after 20 years. His cross country teams have been consistently among the best in the area, and state, and they’ve had some long winning streaks in…



June 20, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Cleveland’s Jayde Christopher picks Kansas

Point guard Jayde Christopher, who helped lead Cleveland to the past two Class 3A state girls basketball championships, has made an oral commitment to the University of Kansas. The 5-foot-8 Christopher averaged better than nine assists per game as a junior last season and scored around six points as well on a team that had plenty…



June 20, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Cunliffe, Efraimson headline fast field at PR Invitational Saturday

Typically, we don’t feature out-of-season high-school events here, because there are so many of them. But this one is pretty big, and close, so I want to make sure you know about it. The Brooks PR Invitational track and field meet is this Saturday at Renton Memorial Stadium, and it features some of the fastest high-school athletes…



June 19, 2014 at 3:05 PM

All-State boys soccer MVPs include Lakeside’s Wallis Lapsley

Junior goalkeeper Wallis Lapsley, who helped key Lakeside’s run to a state championship last month, has been voted MVP of the Class 3A All-State boys soccer team, which was released this week. Lakeside’s Mark Szabo is the 3A Coach of the Year, while the 4A coaching honors went to Dan Pingrey of Snohomish. Selections are made by…



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