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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…



August 22, 2014 at 11:09 AM

Bellevue No. 9 in MaxPreps West regional rankings

MaxPreps is out with another round of rankings, this time the West regional, which includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Hawaii, Alaska and Colorado. Bellevue sits at No. 9, followed at No. 10 by Serra — the Wolverines’ opening opponent. You can find the full West regional rankings here.



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

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