2017 Dream Team’s
St. Patrick’s Day Classic

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2017 Dream Team’s St. Patrick’s Day Classic

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Top competitive teams come together in Vancouver over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Boys and girls 10U-14U teams from around the Pacific Northwest will battle it out for a chance to be called Champions.

Here’s your chance to participate in a great event in SW Washington Saturday, March 18th and Sunday, March 19th. To secure your spot, simply fill out the Registration Form for the 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Classic. The Tournament Directors will contact you after you submit your registration request.

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West Seattle Bounces Back From Metro Final with SeaKing Stunner

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West Seattle Bounces Back From Metro Final with SeaKing Stunner
By Steve Dion

Tuesday- February 14th 2017 Girls 3A SeaKing
Bellevue College 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Garfield 22 12 9 20 63
West Seattle 13 14 13 24 64

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West Seattle Sophomore Jenna McPhee

SeaKing tournament play at Bellevue College started with a clash of state title contenders West Seattle & Garfield. Following their 62-46 defeat in the Metro League Championship game to undefeated Bishop Blanchet on Friday, Darnell Taylor’s ability to refocus his young Wildcats squad was an interesting storyline heading into the ballgame.

Garfield’s potent attack was evident early with Juanita Agosto racking up tough points in the paint and quick-draw Sam Tolliver firing from beyond the arc. West Seattle slowly clawed back from the early deficit as the first half wore on including a deep three at the 2nd quarter buzzer by Izzy Turk. This cut a ten point lead by the Lady Bulldogs to a manageable 7 heading into the locker room.

The Wildcats clamped down on defense in the third frame and set themselves up for a late run by allowing only 9 points in the quarter while bringing score within a single field goal heading into the fourth. A back-and-fourth final eight minutes featured an offensive explosion by Jenna McPhee & Jasmine Gayles for the Wildcats who netted 7 apiece while being countered by 10 from Tolliver. West Seattle grabbed the lead for the first time since the infant stages of the game heading into the final minutes of the game.

Leading by one with under 5 seconds remaining, the Wildcats simply needed a successful inbound pass to either run out the clock or draw a foul. Garfield’s Tamia Mobley picked off the inbound and promptly hoisted a three-point attempt which was corralled by Jayla Howard. The buzzer sounded as Howard went up for the uncontested putback which fell through the hoop, but a moment too late. West Seattle breathed a huge sigh of relief as they advance in the winner’s bracket of the SeaKing playoff bracket.

The Final Score
West Seattle 64, Garfield 63

Top Performers:
West Seattle
Jenna McPhee- 20 points

Garfield
Samaiyah Tolliver- 25 points

Blanchet Repeats as Metro Champs, Remains Undefeated

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Blanchet Repeats as Metro Champs, Remains Undefeated
By Steve Dion

Friday- February 10th 2017 Girls 3A Metro Championship
Chief Sealth High School 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Bishop Blanchet 8 19 18 17 62
West Seattle 15 12 9 10 46

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Bishop Blanchet Braves – Metro League Champions

The first of two Metro title games at Chief Sealth HS on Friday night was a rematch of a year ago as the top-seeded Bishop Blanchet Braves looked to defend their title against the West Seattle Wildcats. Following their tough win against Garfield on Wednesday night in the semifinal round, Blanchet Head Coach Brett Hecko stated, “West Seattle is the most talented team in Metro”, high praise from the man behind the helm of the top-ranked team in the state. Could the young Wildcats hand the Braves their first loss of the season in the league championship round?

For a team playing its third game in four nights, West Seattle jumped out to a hot start by forcing turnovers and attacking the bucket. It caught the Braves off balance who were unable to establish a rhythm until late in the second quarter. Grace Sarver & Jenna McPhee highlighted a relentless defensive performance that yielded the pair double-digit scoring outputs in the first half alone.

However, the Braves found their groove as the first half wore on. Jadyn Bush used her strength in the paint against a smaller Wildcats squad to log 16 points as part of a game-high 27 on a night where the Harvard-bound senior was honored as a first-team Metro selection in addition to Defensive Player of the Year.

As the game wore on, so did the fatigue of the Wildcats which Blanchet capitalized on to ultimately claim the victory. Katie Merrywell tacked on some daggers from beyond the arc to go with more offensive output by Bush. Sarver’s valiant attempt to carry the load for West Seattle came up short for the young challengers, and when the fourth quarter elapsed, Blanchet was able to celebrate their back-to-back league championship with a still unblemished record to boot.

As the playoffs continue to unfold, look for a replay of these two exciting teams!

The Final Score
Bishop Blanchet 72, West Seattle 59

Top Performers:
Bishop Blanchet
Jadyn Bush- 27 points

West Seattle
Grace Sarver- 21 points

Bush Steers Blanchet to Metro Championship Game

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Bush Steers Blanchet to Metro Championship
By Steve Dion

Wednesday- February 8th 2017 Girls 3A Metro Semifinals
Alaska Airlines Arena 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Garfield 17 14 11 13 55
Bishop Blanchet 18 12 19 14 63

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The second Metro girls semifinal game at Alaska Airlines Arena featured the undefeated top-ranked Bishop Blanchet Braves and a surging Garfield squad.

It was a neck-and-neck ballgame throughout the first half with both teams’ primary playmakers finding the cup. Blanchet’s rock down low Jadyn Bush recorded 15 of her game-high 29 in the first two quarters. On the other side, Lady Bulldogs guard Juanita Agosto thrived on transition opportunities as she is accustomed to. Leading by a point at the break, could Garfield hand the Braves their first loss of the season?

Bush picked up where she started by cobbling together a tremendous third quarter that propelled them into the late stages of the game. However, Garfield wasn’t finished. Sam Tolliver knocked down some big three pointers to trim the lead, but the clock quickly became the enemy and Blanchet’s lead held to send them to yet another Metro League Championship game on Friday night against West Seattle.

The Final Score
Bishop Blanchet 63, Garfield 55

Top Performers:
Bishop Blanchet
Jadyn Bush- 29 points

Garfield
Juanita Agosto- 14 points

Metro League Semifinals move to Alaska Airlines Arena at UW

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2017 Metro League Tournament just got Bigger!

ANNOUNCEMENT

The Metro League announced their plans to move their semifinal basketball match-ups to Alaska Airlines Arena on Wednesday, February 8th.  The Boys and Girls final four teams will go head-to-head as part of the Metro League Tournament.

Former Garfield Bulldog and current Nathan Hale coach, Brandon Roy, was interviewed by KJR personalities Mitch Levy and Dick Fain about the Raiders upcoming game against his Alma Mater Garfield this Friday Night at Garfield High School.

This battle of #1 Nathan Hale vs. #2 Garfield has received unprecedented coverage and includes live broadcasts on both ESPNU-TV and Sports Radio 950 KJR-AM. This is the first game televised Live from Garfield High School since Roy was a senior for Garfield back in 2002.

Mitch and Dick of Sports Radio KJR then broke the news that the Metro League Playoffs will move its semifinal games to Alaska Airlines Arena on Wednesday, February 8th.  This will allow all fans an opportunity to see in person what experts are saying is the toughest league in Washington state history, if not the toughest league in the country.


“Metro Athletics represents quality student athletes from public and private schools in all sports,” stated Eric McCurdy, Executive Director of Athletics of Seattle Schools. “We are proud to have Varsity Hoops Live and theFinalScore.TV produce this event as they continue to positively impact high school students through events and programs on and off the court.”



Game and Broadcast Schedule

2017 Metro League Tournament Semifinals schedule of events:

• Winner #6 Metro vs #3 Metro Play-in vs. Metro #2 seed – Girls 3:30pm*
• Winner #5 Seattle Prep vs #4 West Seattle Play-in vs. Nathan Hale – Boys 5:30pm*
• Winner #5 Metro vs #4 Metro Play-in vs. Bishop Blanchet – Girls 7:00pm*
• Winner #6 Metro vs #3 Rainier Beach Play-in vs. Garfield – Boys 8:30pm**

* Varsity Hoops Live Broadcast on www.theFinalScore.TV
** Varsity Hoops Live Broadcast on Sports Radio 950 KJR-AM

The event has several media partners including Sports Radio 950 KJR-AM, POWER 93.3-FM and www.theFinalScore.TV.

All games will be carried via a live audio broadcast over the internet or on radio.

“Our hope is to celebrate great teams in a great venue. We look to showcase amazing high school students on and off the court throughout the day! We are excited to produce the event while broadcasting the games live over the web,” stated Randy Novak, President of ZUMA Media.

 

Ticket Information

Tickets are available for general admission seating and good for all four games. Tickets will be available the day of the event ONLY beginning at 3:00pm at the HUSKY STADIUM Box Office located on the westside of the Stadium.

Once fans enter Alaska Airlines Arena for the event, they can stay for all four games. However, they will not be able to re-enter the event if they leave. Ticket prices are as folllows:

Adults/students without ASB: $10
Students with ASB: $ 7
Kids K-8: $ 5
Seniors 62yrs +: $ 5

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Rainier Beach Lady Viks Survive Prep Rally

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Rainier Beach Lady Viks Survive Prep Rally
By Steve Dion

Friday- January 20th 2017 Girls 3A Metro
Rainier Beach High School 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Seattle Preparatory 9 18 9 16 52
Rainier Beach 15 25 9 6 55

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Rainier Beach Junior Grace Williams

Friday night at Rainier Beach served as the site of a crucial Metro League contest for the host Lady Viks and Seattle Prep Panthers who are amidst a logjam in the league standings.

Beach jumped out front early and were able to hold the lead for the duration of the contest. Grace Williams put together a tremendous first half logging 18 of her game high 20 in the first two quarters. Additionally, NiRae Petty & Dalaylah Daniels set the tone on defense containing Prep’s interior attack. Could the Panthers surmount a double digit lead in the second half.

Prep head coach Michelle Hall said before the game her team is recovering from a bug that hit several players and it seemed to subside in the second half as they chipped away at the Vikings lead gradually. Lone senior Chinwe Ezeonu knocked down some tough buckets in key moments and also was helped by Marie Hauck & Bea Franklin who also scored in double figures.

In the final minute, Rainier Beach’s lead was cut down to a single possession, but a desperation three-point shot on Prep’s final possession missed the mark and Beach held on for a close win.

The Final Score
Rainier Beach 55, Seattle Preparatory 52.

Top Performers:
Rainier Beach
Grace Williams- 20 points

Seattle Preparatory
Marie Hauck- 15 points

Roosevelt Sinks Ballard in Crosstown Rivalry Rematch

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Roosevelt Sinks Ballard in Crosstown Rivalry Rematch
By Steve Dion

Tuesday- January 17th 2017 Boys 3A Metro
Ballard High School 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Roosevelt 15 13 10 15 53
Ballard 5 16 15 14 50

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Roosevelt Junior Asaph Brumer

Rivalry night at Ballard HS featured the host Beavers and visiting Roosevelt Rough Riders. These teams are both fighting to maintain their position in the thick of the Metro League standings.

Roosevelt’s precision offense was firing on all cylinders in the early stages of the game working the ball to their number of scoring options including Nick Blume who knocked down eight quick points of his game-high 21. Additionally, the Riders were able to hold the Beavs to only 5 first quarter points.

As the first half wore on, Fresh Ausur ignited Ballard who were on a mission to play catch up throughout the ballgame. Ausur attacked the bucket and was able to convert at will. Roosevelt still maintained a healthy lead heading into the second half.

When play resumed, Ballard’s comeback continued with Sam Heikell showing his range with four from downtown in the game in addition to more Ausur stepping up.

However, as the clock wound down, Roosevelt relied on its senior leaders Thomas Doyle and Clayton Moore to knock down the big shots to seal the deal for the green and gold.

The Final Score
Roosevelt 53, Ballard 48.

Top Performers:
Roosevelt
Nick Blume- 21 points

Ballard
Fresh Ausur- 17 points

Statement Win for Nathan Hale Over Oak Hill Academy


Statement Win for Nathan Hale Over Oak Hill Academy
By Nic Beckman

Monday- January 16th 2017 Boys 3A Hoophall Classic
Springfield College 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Oak Hill Academy (VA) 19 19 17 22 77
Nathan Hale 17 26 20 17 80

The #8 team in the country travelled to Springfield, Massachusetts on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr holiday to play in the Spalding Hoophall Classic against perennial high school powerhouse Oak Hill Academy out of Virginia, ranked #7 this year. Michael Porter Jr after sitting out their game on Friday in their metro league game against Bishop Blanchet, that the Raiders won 83-48, came out ready to play! The undefeated Raiders played with confidence and energy and didn’t let the loaded Oak Hill Academy squad led by McDonald’s All American Billy Preston intimidate them. Senior Michael Porter Jr and his junior brother Jontay Porter got the first 8 points for Hale, 4 apiece to get an early lead over Oak Hill. But the very talented Oak Hill team rallied to get up by 6 at 14-8 halfway though the first. The back an forth action had Oak Hill up by two after one 19-17.

The transition game sparked Brandon Roy’s Raiders in the second period after Oak Hill opened on an 8-4 run extending their lead to 6 at 27-21. The Porter brothers hit back to back threes and Sophomore PJ Fuller with a right hand tomahawk jam on a Keegan Crosby lob in transition, then a pull up three on the next trip cut the lead to 2 at 34-32 with just over three minutes in the half. Tied at 34 with 2:58 left, the Raiders closed the half on an 9-4 run of their own and went into the locker room up five, 43-38. Michael Porter Jr tallied 20 first half points on 8-14 field goal attempts.

The second half was much of the same great basketball with contributions from Jontay Porter, PJ Fuller and Fred Brown III, tied at 51 with just under 4 minutes played in the third, Michael Porter Jr hit his third 3 (3-6 3’s) and a goal tend by Oak Hill had the Raiders back up by 5. As the clock ran out in the 3rd, PJ Fuller with a launch from the free throw line in back court, hit nothing but net and the 80 foot bomb put Nathan Hale up 63-55 heading into the final period. Fred Brown III deep three from the right corner gave Nathan Hale their largest lead of the game in the fourth quarter at 72-62.

The very talented Oak Hill team would battle back, getting the game within a single possession, behind the leadership of Lindell Wigginton who would finish with 22. Three other players getting double digit performances Billy Preston with 17, Matt Coleman and Ty-shon Alexander each with 15. But that wasn’t enough to overcome the Raiders. Michael Porter Jr. making a statement for the #1 player in the nation overall, finished with 36 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals. Sophomore PJ Fuller finished with 17 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal and Junior Jontay Porter got 13 points to go with 7 rebounds, 4 blocks and a steal. Nathan Hale with a fantastic effort from start to finish would hold on to win as a last second desperation three for the tie hit the front of the rim as the buzzer sounded. The Raiders remain undefeated with the 80-77 win over Oak Hill Academy on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr holiday.

The Final Score
Nathan Hale 80, Oak Hill Academy (VA) 77.

Top Performers:
Nathan Hale
Michael Porter Jr.- 36 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals
P.J. Fuller- 17 points, 4 rebounds
Jontay Porter- 13 points, 7 rebounds, 4 blocks

Lady Bulldogs Edge Rainier Beach in Pivotal League Win

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Lady Bulldogs Edge Rainier Beach in Pivotal League Win
By Steve Dion

Friday- January 13th 2017 Girls 3A Metro
Garfield High School 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Rainier Beach 15 8 20 16 59
Garfield 9 22 11 20 62

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Garfield Sophomore Samaiyah Tolliver

A packed Garfield gym for a Friday night hoops quadruple-header featured a crucial varsity girls league matchup between the host Lady Bulldogs and visiting Rainier Beach Vikings. After a tough loss to West Seattle last Friday night, Garfield was hungry for the opportunity to pick up a big win against a top team jockeying for league position. The ever-improving Viks were ready for the challenge.

Beach took the early lead in the first frame with NiRae Petty leading the charge who led all scorers with 23 points. Talented freshman for the Vikings Dalayah Daniels was guarded tightly by the Bulldogs defense and earned all 10 points she recorded. After falling behind early, Garfield put together a high-octane second quarter which was sparked by Tamia Mobley. Also in the mix was guard Juanita Agosto whose athleticism was on display on the glass grabbing 10 rebounds. At the break, the Bulldogs leapfrogged Beach to a 31-23 lead.

Rainier Beach composed themselves at halftime and emerged in the second half poised to make a comeback. Xerina Walker was a critical component to a run in which the Vikings regained the lead heading into the final quarter.

Samaiyah Tolliver took the ballgame into her hands in the fourth quarter leading the charge for the home team knocking down tough buckets in the paint and showing her range. Coach Adams has emphasized the importance of making “game-winning plays” this season and how the ability to execute late in ballgames will hinge on his team’s success. Tolliver’s clutch plays allowed Garfield to pick up a pivotal victory to give them sole possession of fourth place in the league standings.

The Final Score
Garfield 62, Rainier Beach 59.

Top Performers:
Garfield
Samaiyah Tolliver- 18 points

Rainier Beach
NiRae Petty- 23 points

West Seattle Escapes Lady Bulldog Rally

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West Seattle Escapes Lady Bulldog Rally
By Steve Dion

Friday- January 6th 2017 Girls 3A Metro
West Seattle High School 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Garfield 15 14 12 17 58
West Seattle 17 17 15 13 62

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West Seattle Sophomore Jenna McPhee

Two teams jockeying for position near the top of the Metro League standings met at West Seattle HS on Friday night as the host Wildcats welcomed the Garfield Lady Bulldogs. A critical victory was on the line as the sprint to the playoffs has begun.

Defensive intensity defined the course of this game with as Garfield utilized a full-court press throughout and West Seattle was opportunistic in their zone. Samaiyah Tolliver of Garfield and West Seattle’s Meghan Fiso led their teams in the first half with 9 and 15 points respectively in a close contest with several lead changes. As Bulldogs coach Lee Adams pointed out in our pregame interview, execution down the stretch and the ability to make game winning plays is critical.

As the third quarter progressed, West Seattle jumped out front and the depth on the roster Darnell Taylor pointed out was becoming more evident. Jasmine Gayles started to impose her will by attacking the basket and growing the WS lead.

Garfield rallied in the fourth behind the leadership of Juanita Agosto who was able to connect on some crucial runners in the paint. In the waning moments, Jenna McPhee saved her best for last on a backbreaking bucket, her first of the game, that propelled the home team to a victory.

The Final Score
West Seattle 62, Garfield 58.

Top Performers:
West Seattle
Meghan Fiso- 18 points

Garfield
Juanita Agosto- 25 points

Beach comes Roaring back after the Holiday Break

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Beach comes Roaring back after the Holiday Break
By Staff

Tuesday- January 3rd 2017 Boys 3A Metro
Blanchet High School 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Rainier Beach 28 9 12 29 78
Bishop Blanchet 8 11 10 17 46

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Rainier Beach Junior Nehemie Kabeya rings in the New Year

Mike Bethea and the Rainier Beach Vikings were hungry to get back to league play after the holiday break. The Vikings jumped out to a quick 20-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back against the Bishop Blanchet Braves.

Beach took the energy out of the crowd early and played a conservative game after the first frame. Bethea used this game as a teachable moment and had the chance to give each of his players some meaningful minutes on the court. The Braves never gave up but the Vikings had full control of the game from the outset.

Rainier Beach junior Kevin Porter led all scorers with 29. He hit from everywhere on the court as he dropped in 4 three pointers. Fred Roberson also finished with a strong 17 on the night.

The Beach will host cross town rivals Franklin Friday Night starting at 8:30pm. Be sure to get to the gym early for this high energy match-up between the Quakers and Vikings.

The Final Score
Rainier Beach 78, Bishop Blanchet 46.

Top Performers:
Rainier Beach
Kevin Porter, Jr. – 29 points
Fred Roberson – 17 points
Khalil Shabazz – 9 points

Bishop Blanchet
Maui Sze- 15 points

Wilson Survives Franklin Rally in Tournament of Champions Semifinal Game

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Wilson Survives Franklin Rally in Tournament of Champions Semi
By Steve Dion

Thursday- December 29th 2016 Boys Semifinal Tournament of Champions
Franklin High School 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Franklin 19 14 34 15 82
Wilson 24 20 19 22 85

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Wilson Junior Emmitt Matthews Jr.

In a classic battle of Tacoma & Seattle, Wilson travelled north to Franklin to take on the Quakers on their home floor in the Tournament of Champions semi matchup with a final against Cleveland on the line.

Anthony Stokes jumped out of the game red-hot from beyond the arc knocking down five triples in the first half prompting a Quaker timeout. Emmitt Matthews Jr. joined the fun by attacking the rim using his length in the pain on offense and defense.

Crafty point guard Marquan Williams kept Franklin within striking distance by scoring in a variety of ways and dishing the ball to his teammates. At the break, the Rams held a double-digit lead at 44-33.

As the second half progressed, the Quakers started finding their groove from the perimeter knocking down 11 from the Space Needle to not only even the score, but take the lead in the closing moments. However, Dave Alwert was able to rally his troops and guide Wilson to make the necessary plays down the stretch to survive by three points, which was nearly eclipsed on a desperation flurry of Franklin heaves. The Wilson Rams punched their ticket to the Tournament of Champions final in an unorthodox way, but ultimately accomplished the goal.

The Final Score
Wilson 85, Franklin 82.

Top Performers:
Wilson
Anthony Stokes- 24 points

Franklin
Marquan Williams- 29 points

2017 Coach Interview
Franklin
Head Coach Wes Williams

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Varsity Hoops Live Coach Interview
Franklin – Head Basketball Coach
Wes Williams

Franklin Quakers Head Coach Wes Williams is preparing to coach his team to play in the Tournament of Champions this week as a girls bracket has been added this year to the tourney. Listen as Coach Williams talks about improvement he is looking forward to on his Quakers team this season and the importance of fan support for girls Metro League hoops!

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Franklin Head Coach Wes Williams

To catch the complete interview with Franklin Coach Williams,
simply click on the PLAY BUTTON below.


 

Hoops Overview:
WesCo
Steve Dion & Steve Willits


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Hoops Overview presented by theFinalScore.TV

Steve Willits from Sound Live Sports Network joins Steve Dion to break down WesCo hoops this season. Who are the top teams in 3A & 4A and which players should you keep an eye on all season? We’ll break it down for you!

Listen to our league overview of the WesCo League by clicking on the PLAY BUTTON below.


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Be sure to visit SoundLiveSportsNetwork.com and follow Steve’s high school hoops coverage all season long including the ‘Prep Chatter’ podcast at www.theHawkeye.org!


2017 Coach Interview
Cleveland
Head Coach Jerry Petty

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Varsity Hoops Live Coach Interview
Cleveland – Head Boys Basketball Coach
Jerry Petty

Coming off a 6th place finish in state last season and winners of the 2015 Tournament of Championship which they will look to defend their crown this week at Franklin High School, Cleveland Eagles Head Coach Jerry Petty joins Steve Dion to discuss this year’s squad and how his team is focused on battling against the great competition in the Metro League this year.

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Cleveland Head Coach Jerry Petty

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Head Coach Interview – Michelle Hall (Seattle Prep)

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Varsity Hoops Live Coach Interview
Seattle Prep – Head Basketball Coach
Michelle Hall

Longtime head coach of the Lady Panthers Michelle Hall joins theFinalScore.TV to talk about her young and talented squad this season that has jumped out to a 4-0 start heading into the holiday break. Seattle Prep will head south to California for tournament play to test themselves before jumping back into league play. She also discusses the high level of competition in the Metro League this season.

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Seattle Prep Head Coach Michelle Hall

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VIDEO -Varsity Hoops Live
Metro League Clash
Rainier Beach vs. West Seattle

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2016 Varsity Hoops Live – Metro League Clash
Saturday, December 18, 2016

Video – 2016 copyright ZUMA Media

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Head Coach Interview – Mike Bethea (Rainier Beach)

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Varsity Hoops Live Coach Interview
Rainier Beach Vikings – Head Baskeball Coach
Mike Bethea

Dick Fain catches up with 8-time state championship head coach Mike Bethea from Rainier Beach to talk about what is shaping up to be another exciting Metro League season. He talks about this year’s Vikings squad and the tough tests his team will face this year.

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NFLPA- Seattle Chapter President Dana Sanders Joins
‘The Barbershop’ on KJR

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Sports Radio 950 KJR On-Air Interview
‘The Barbershop’ Show
Guest: NFLPA- Seattle Chapter President Dana Sanders

On Wednesday’s episode of “The Barbershop” on Sports Radio 950 KJR, Terry Hollimon & Marcus Trufant catch up with NFLPA- Seattle Chapter President Dana Sanders to talk about life after professional sports and the positive impact the Seattle NFLPA chapter achieves for its members and the community. They discuss the scholarship fund created for local high school students which will award $2,500 to a young man and woman to help with college tuition.

To catch the complete on-air interview with NFLPA- Seattle Chapter President Dana Sanders, simply click on the PLAY BUTTON below.




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The National Football League’s Player Association has announced the Professional Athletes Foundation Student Scholarship application for current seniors in high school. The President of the Seattle’s Chapter of the NFLPA, Dana Sanders, stated “The Seattle Chapter is excited to offer this scholarship opportunity for girls and boys. One girl and one boy from Washington state will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship to college for the 2017-18 school year. We are proud to help young adults reach their dreams.”

The application deadline is Friday, February 10, 2017. All applications must be postmarked by Friday, February 10th to be considered.

High school students interested in applying for this unique opportunity can download the application here.

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2016 Christmas Classic
Schedule and Standings

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The 2016 Christmas Classic takes place December 10th & 11th in Vancouver, Washington.  This is your complete guide to the tournament, please visit this page all weekend long for scores and updated standings.

Special thanks to Beaches Restaurant, John Jackson of State Farm Insurance and The Barbers for their tremendous support of this community event.

Court Locations
Courts 1 and 2
ABA Courts
16311-C NE 15th Street
Vancouver, WA 98684

Courts 3, 4, 5, and 6
Mountain View High School
1500 SE Blairmont Drive
Vancouver, WA 98683

Complete Saturday Schedule
Boys Schedule
2016 Christmas Classic Schedule – Saturday

Girls Schedule
2016 Christmas Classic Schedule – Saturday

Event Standings
Boys Pools
2016 Christmas Classic- 10U Platinum – Pool A

2016 Christmas Classic- 11U Platinum – Pool B

2016 Christmas Classic- 12U Platinum – Pool C

2016 Christmas Classic- 13U Platinum – Pool D

2016 Christmas Classic- 11U Gold – Pool G

2016 Christmas Classic- 12U Gold – Pool H – Blazer Division

2016 Christmas Classic- 12U Gold – Pool H – Warrior Division

2016 Christmas Classic- 13U Gold – Pool J

2016 Christmas Classic- 14U Platinum – Pool K

2016 Christmas Classic- 14U Gold – Pool L

Girls Pools
2016 Christmas Classic- 12U Pool N

2016 Christmas Classic- 13U Pool P

2016 Christmas Classic- 14U Pool R


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2016 Christmas Classic
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Top Teams Square off on Saturday, December 10th and Sunday, December 11th

A special holiday basketball tournament will take place in Vancouver, Washington December 10th and 11th.  Local venues will host the top club and school boys/girls teams from around the Pacific Northwest at the 2016 Christmas Classic. These 10U-14U teams will go head-to-head all weekend long for the right to be named Champion on Sunday.

The 2016 Christmas Classic brings teams together from Portland, Vancouver and Seattle-Tacoma for hoops and more. “Our hope is that the Christmas Classic is a way to bring people together who wouldn’t normally get to play each other,” said DeLano Morgan. “Vancouver is an amazing community and it has embraced this event supporting local non-profits with strong support from community partners. We feel fortunate to have community leaders, business partners, and friends support our initiative to bring families and communities together.”

A special guest speaker will be joining us at 10am to address the teams and fans in attendance. The weekend should prove to be a great basketball weekend while enjoying the best of SW Washington. Christmas Classic is proud to benefit Evergreen School District, Seton Catholic Boosters and the Share House with a portion of the proceeds.

1st Game
Team 1st Game Schedule – Click Here

Complete Weekend Schedule will be posted at 11PM Friday Night.

Team Registration
Step 1: Complete Registration Form
Tournament Registration – Click here

Step 2: Once your team is a confirmed participant:
If the Tournament Director has confirmed your team’s participation in the Christmas Classic, all team registration payments are due by Friday, December 2, 2016.

All checks are made payable to Team Impact:

Team Impact
Attn: Christmas Classic
13215 SE Mill Plain Blvd. C8 #229
Vancouver, WA 98684

Event Rules
Tournament Rules – Click here

Ticket Information
General Admission $6 – Good for All Day
Students 18 & under $5 – Good for All Day
Children (5 & under) and (Veterans) – Free
Doors open 15 minutes prior to the start of the first game. Entry fee is good as an all-day pass for both facilities.

A special discount will be given to fans who bring a new bath towel or new pair of socks to the event.
We are proud to support the Share House in Vancouver!
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2016 Gridiron Classic
Football Brackets


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2016 4A Gridiron Classic

Click here for the 4A Championship Bracket

 

2016 3A Gridiron Classic

Click here for the 3A Championship Bracket

 

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2016 Coach Interview
Kamiakin
Head Coach Scott Biglin

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2016 Coach Interview
Kamiakin – Head Football Coach
Scott Biglin

The Kamiakin Braves have reached the quarterfinal round of the 3A state football bracket under Head Coach Scott Biglin and are getting set for a big game against Bonney Lake on Saturday in Kennewick. Listen as Steve Dion catches up with Coach Biglin to reflect on their season and discuss the culture of the program that has led to its success over many years.

To catch the complete interview with Kamiakin Coach Scott Biglin,
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2016 Coach Interview
Ellensburg
Head Coach Randy Affholter

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2016 Coach Interview
Ellensburg – Head Football Coach
Randy Affholter

The Ellensburg Bulldogs have advanced to the quarterfinal round of the 2A football tournament with Coach Randy Affholter at the helm and the Sedro-Woolley Cubs on tap. He talks about the identity of the program he has built and the adversity his team has overcome this season. He also previews the matchup versus Dave Ward’s tough Cubs squad and how the 2A bracket has shaped up.

To catch the complete interview with Ellensburg Coach Randy Affholter,
simply click on the PLAY BUTTON below.

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Kelso vs. Meadowdale
Audio Game Recap
Dick & Steve Varsity Football Live

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Varsity Football Live – Game Recap – Steve Willits

Kelso vs. Meadowdale

Listen to Dick and Steve Willits break down a thrilling playoff battle between the Hilanders & Mavericks.
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Catch Steve Willits’ game of the week every Friday on SoundLiveSportsNetwork.com

Raymond vs. La Conner
Audio Game Preview
Dick & Kaleb on Varsity Football Live

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Varsity Football Live – Game Preview – Kaleb Hart
Raymond vs. La Conner

Dick and Varsity Football Live guest Kaleb Hart preview Saturday’s playoff game between Raymond & La Conner.
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Catch Kaleb Hart’s game of the week every Friday Night on KAPSradio.com

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Graham-Kapowsin vs. Camas
Audio Game Recap
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Varsity Football Live – Game Recap – Paul Valencia
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Dick and Paul Valencia bring us this playoff wrap-up of the Eagles and the Papermakers.
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Read Paul Valencia’s full article at Columbian.com