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Category: Post-Ups
March 13, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Post-Ups: A final look back (and ahead) in girls basketball

Are you going through prep girls basketball withdrawals after those great state tournaments last week? Well, I’m here to give one last fix for 2013-14 with a bonus edition of my weekely blog notebook (I’m sure you figured out why there was no volume of “Post-Ups” last Thursday, since that marked the opening day of the…


Comments | Topics: Cleveland, Lynnwood, Mount Rainier

February 27, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Post-Ups: Gander and guesses for girls hoop regionals

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…


Comments | More in Girls basketball, Post-Ups | Topics: Clevelend, Lynnwood, Regionals

February 20, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Post-Ups: Update on girls hoop playoffs

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…


Comments | More in Girls basketball, Post-Ups | Topics: Regionals

February 13, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Post-Ups: It’s bracket-mania time in girls hoops

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…


Comments | More in Girls basketball, Post-Ups | Topics: Beamer, Bellevue, Juanita

February 6, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Post-Ups: How Monson juggles Shorecrest girls hoops & Seahawks

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-…


Comments | More in Girls basketball, Post-Ups | Topics: Dori Monson, Shorecrest

January 30, 2014 at 3:10 PM

Post-Ups: Q & A with Cleveland, Lynnwood girls hoop coaches

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…


Comments | More in Girls basketball, Post-Ups | Topics: Cleveland, Everett Edwards, Lynnwood

January 23, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Post-Ups: Girls basketball notes on King’s, Bear Creek

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…


Comments | More in Girls basketball, Post-Ups | Topics: Bear Creek, King's

January 16, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Post-Ups: A closer look at two girls hoop upsets

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.


Comments | More in Girls basketball, Post-Ups | Topics: Arlington, Juanita, Kamiak

January 9, 2014 at 1:58 PM

Post-Ups: A ‘mid-season’ look at some girls basketball races

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…


Comments | More in Girls basketball, Post-Ups | Topics: Beamer, Bellevue, Cleveland

December 26, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Post-Ups: A brief guide to some local holiday girls hoop events

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.


Comments | More in Girls basketball, Post-Ups | Topics: Everett, Jackson, Juanita

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