What do you do when No. 1 beats No. 10 by more than 30 points — twice in the same week? That was one of my dilemmas as I went to work on this week’s state girls basketball rankings in Class 4A. My answer: Do nothing. I think No. 1 Lynnwood is that good, so I’ve left Jackson…More
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All in all, it was a relatively quiet week across the state for prep girls basketball, at least in terms of what would be considered big “upsets” involving ranked teams. Oh, there were some ranked teams that lost, and a couple actually dropped out of the top-10 (Arlington in 4A and Wilson in 3A). I’m more excited…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
OK, so I got the dart board out and managed to come up with the first state high-school volleyball rankings of the season for 4A, 3A and 2A.
When all is said and done, we’ll see if I managed a bulls eye or two, although I very well might miss the board in a lot of areas.
Last year, I correctly pegged the 3A and 2A champions in Prairie and West Valley of Yakima, but was off-target in 4A, where I went with Jackson over Mead and Bellarmine Prep. Instead, they finished in reverse order as Bellarmine beat Mead in the title match and Jackson finished third.More
Ashley Allen is following her dream to coach volleyball at the collegiate level. She has resigned her position at Jackson High School to become an assistant at Nicholls State University, a Division I school in Thibodaux, Louisiana. You can read the Nicholls State announcement here. Allen had an impressive three-year run as head coach for the Timberwolves,…More
After 10 seasons, Jeannie Boyer has resigned as head girls basketball coach at Jackson High School. Boyer said she and her husband, Joel, hope to have children and foresees a potential conflict in time commitments. “I didn’t think I could be a good enough coach and a good enough mom, with the amount of hours you have…More