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December 18, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Scott Bliss leaves a wrestling legacy

Scott Bliss spent just five seasons as head wrestling coach at Auburn High School (1992-93 through 1996-97), but he left an indelible mark.

Five seasons, four state trophies, five top-six finishes — including the Trojans’ only team championships, in 1994 and ’96.

But he will be remembered for for more in the wrestling community. Bliss died Dec. 12 in Othello, his home town, after a long illness. He was just 56.

I remember him as a passionate, caring coach, and I am not alone.


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August 28, 2013 at 5:16 PM

Great American Rivalry Series includes local prep football games

For the second straight year, and fourth time over the past seven seasons, the Bothell-Inglemoor football game will be part of the Great American Rivalry Series. Hoquiam vs. Aberdeen and Auburn vs. Kent-Meridian — Washington’s longest prep football rivalries — are also part of the 10th annual Series.

Not familiar with the program?

I admit I wasn’t, either, until I received a press release about it today, which I’ll share with you below. The focus in this release is on the Hoquiam-Aberdeen game, because it comes first, on Sept. 14. I’ve been told we’ll receive similar details when the other two local games near. They are actually scheduled back-to-back, with the Auburn/K-M game on Oct. 17 and Bothell/Inglemoor on Oct. 18.

The Hoquiam/Aberdeen rivalry is the longest in the state and is being featured for the second straight season. Auburn and K-M play for the Taylor Trophy, No. 2 in the state, and is in the Series for the first time. The Bothell-Inglemoor rivalry was first included in 2007, then again in 2009 and a third time last year.


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