The Sweet Sixteen! Four more victories! That’s all it takes for one girls basketball team to win it all. And I’ll devote this edition of my weekly girls basketball blog to my thoughts on just who those teams might be in Class 4A, 3A and 2A. I’ll be posting game-by-game regional preview capsules tomorrow (which is partly why…More
We’re getting closer and closer to knowing the 16-team fields for the regional basketball tournaments. Some teams have already clinched their berths, while a precious few others remain up for grabs. So, I’m devoting this edition of Post-Ups, my girls basketball blog notebook, to taking a look at how things are shaping up in 4A, 3A and…More
Post-season girls basketball play is in full swing, so I want to devote this edition of my weekly blog to some of the key playoff matchups. Before I go any further, you’ve got to remember to bookmark this site, where you can find brackets for pretty much all of the tournaments state-wide. Josh Liebeskind was at…More
If you’re a girls basketball fan and a Seattle Seahawks fan, as I am, you must think Dori Monson has two dream jobs. He thinks so. And those are on top of his pretty cool gig as an afternoon talk-show host on KIRO Radio. Monson is also part of the Seahawks Radio Network and hosts the team’s pre-…More
With the regular season winding down, I thought I’d devote this edition of Post-Ups to the top-ranked teams in 3A (Cleveland) and 4A (Lynnwood). About time, right? I decided to take the closer look using a Q & A format with each head coach – Stephenie Wheeler-Smith at Cleveland and Everett Edwards at Lynnwood. Some of the questions…More
I think it’s time to show some love to a couple of girls basketball programs enjoying great seasons in the smaller classifications. So, in this edition of Post-Ups, my weekly blog notebook, we’ll look at the success teams are enjoying at King’s (ranked No. 6 in 1A) and Bear Creek (No. 3 in 2B). Both have…More
Sometimes, I pick a girls basketball game to cover that I expect to be a dandy, and it turns out to be a dud.
And then there are nights like Wednesday, when I ventured out to Liberty of Renton for the first time in several years to see the Pats take on second-ranked Juanita in what turned out to be a dynamite Class 3A showdown.More
Since we are about halfway through the regular season in girls basketball (can you believe it??), I thought I’d focus this edition of Post-Ups to take a look at some of the area league races in 4A and 3A. Mind you, while most teams have played between 9-11 games overall (out of the 20 allotted, 21…More
Happy holidays and welcome to the second edition of Post-Ups, my weekly blog notebook dedicated to high-school girls basketball.
This will be an abbreviated version and will have to get you through until Thursday, Jan. 9, when I’ll have the next installment as I am taking a few days off next week. There will be no new rankings until after the New Year as well. You can look for those on Monday, Jan. 6.
But you certainly don’t have to go through any hoop withdrawals between now and then. Sure, some teams are traveling to out-of-town tournaments. But there are several girls events on the docket in the area, including the massive Rebel Challenge at Juanita, which starts tomorrow.
There are tournaments at Snohomish and Kennedy Catholic as well. And you can check The Times website to find all kinds of games over the next week and a half.More
I wasn’t sure exactly how I would start the first edition of my girls basketball notebook, which I started last season with the tag “Post-Ups” and will run on the prep blog Thursday’s throughout the season. Then Juanita Agosto went off for 47 points last night – FORTY SEVEN! – to lead young Garfield to a…More