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September 16, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Former Sealth star Nia Jackson joins LMU staff

Nia Jackson, a former standout guard at Chief Sealth High School who went on to star at the University of Oregon, has been added to the staff of the Loyola Marymount women’s basketball program as Director of Operations. Here is the story from the team’s website: LOS ANGELES – Former University of Oregon standout Nia Jackson joins the…


Comments | More in Girls basketball | Topics: Nia Jackson

September 16, 2014 at 7:46 AM

Highline AD Terri McMahan announces retirement plans

Terri McMahan, athletic director for the Highline School district, has announced her plans to retitre at the end of the 2014-15 school year. McMahan came to Highline in 2010 and has been a key part of several positive changes within the district and the Seamount League. Earlier in her career, she was the Edmonds School District…


Comments | Topics: Highline School District, Terri McMahan

September 15, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Class 4A, 3A and 2A state volleyball rankings — Week 2

Sometimes, volleyball tournaments help you get a better handle on state rankings. Other times, not — and that’s because of the pool-play formats (two sets only) and best-of-three in bracket play as well as the fact that most tourneys include teams from a variety of classifications. In putting together this week’s rankings for 4A, 3A and 2A,…


Comments | More in Rankings, Volleyball | Topics: Fife, Holy Names, Kennedy Catholic

September 11, 2014 at 10:17 AM

“The Right Stuff” Volleyball Blog: Tourney time

I’m back with The Right Stuff, my weekly volleyball notebook, for another season and it will be posted here each Thursday. We are shortening up our blog posts this year in hopes of keeping your interest, so I’ll get right to it. This is a big tournament weekend on both sides of the state, with at least…


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September 8, 2014 at 3:55 PM

Class 4A, 3A and 2A state volleyball rankings — Week 1

Below you’ll find The Seattle Times’ first state volleyball rankings of the season for Class 4A, 3A and 2A. Rankings are always a crap-shoot in my book, no matter how many coaches I connect with. One call or e-mail leads to another and in the end I’m forever second-guessing myself. Of course we all know the only…



August 27, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Bothell, Bellevue top AP preseason football polls

The Associated Press has released the preseason prep football rankings, based on votes by a panel of sports reporters from across the state. Bothell is No. 1 in 4A, drawing six of the 11 first-place votes (No. 3 Skyline and No. 4 Federal Way each received one). Graham-Kapowsin sits at No. 8 and Lake Stevens is…



August 27, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Bellevue plummets from 9th to 22nd in one MaxPreps poll

We received another MaxPreps poll today — this one the latest “Regional Computer” rankings. I teased Jim Stout, the Media Manager for the Eastern U.S., about the number of rankings he sends out and he teased back saying, “We only release rankings on days that end in ‘y’.” The biggest thing that caught my eye in More


August 26, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Emerald Ridge, Bellarmine make top-100

Who is the preseason favorite to win the 4A state volleyball championship this season? According to John Tawa of, it’s Emerald Ridge of Puyallup. I might have to agree with him, although I am just starting to work on The Seattle Times’ state rankings (likely to debut here on Sept. 8). The Jaguars sit at No….



August 26, 2014 at 2:27 PM

In yet another MaxPreps poll, Bellevue ranks 22nd

MaxPreps certainly goes the distance when it comes to cranking out prep football rankings. The latest is what they call a “Composite” poll, which averages where teams rank in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25, Prep Nation, USA Today and the MaxPreps Computer rankings. Bellevue falls in at No. 22 there. The Wolverines are 16th in the MaxPreps Xcellent…



August 25, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Bellevue still No. 16 in MaxPreps national poll

Some high-school football teams across the country kicked off the season over the weekend, which caused MaxPreps to generate updated Xcellent 25 rankings. There was even some movement for teams that haven’t played yet, but Bellevue is still at No. 16. And the Wolverines’ first opponent, Serra (Gardena, Calif.), remains at No. 19. You can find the…



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