2A State Rankings
Football Week #3

WASHINGTON STATE RANKINGS WEEK #3

 

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2A LIVE 5! Football Week #3
# School League Record
1 Archbishop Murphy Cascade 3-0
2 Tumwater Evergreen 3-0
3 Prosser CWAC 3-0
4 Burlington-Edison Northwest 3-0
5 Ellensburg CWAC 2-1


2A IN THE HUNT Football Week #3
# School League Record
6 Sedro-Woolley Northwest 2-1
7 Lynden Northwest 2-1
8 West Valley-Spokane Great Northern 3-0
9 River Ridge South Puget Sound 3-0
10 Franklin Pierce South Puget Sound 2-1


2A ON THE BUBBLE Football Week #3
# School League Record
- Fife South Puget Sound 3-0
- Clarkston Great Northern 2-1
- North Kitsap Olympic 3-0
- WF West Evergreen 3-0
- Liberty KingCo 3-0

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3A State Rankings
Football Week #3

WASHINGTON STATE RANKINGS WEEK #3


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3A LIVE 5! Football Week #3
# School League Record
1 Eastside Catholic Metro 3-0
2 O'Dea Metro 3-0
3 Squalicum Northwest 3-0
4 Ferndale Northwest 3-0
5 Peninsula South Sound 3-0


3A IN THE HUNT Football Week #3
# School League Record
6 Oak Harbor WesCo 3-0
7 Bellevue KingCo 0-1
8 Lynnwood WesCo 3-0
9 Garfield Metro 3-0
10 Interlake KingCo 3-0


3A ON THE BUBBLE Football Week #3
# School League Record
- Bonney Lake Pierce Country 2-1
- Lincoln Pierce County 2-1
- Kamiakin Mid-Columbia 2-1
- Timberline South Sound 2-1
- Mount Tahoma Pierce County 2-1

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2A State Rankings
Football Week #2

WASHINGTON STATE RANKINGS WEEK #2


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2A LIVE 5! Football Week #2
# School League Record
1 Archbishop Murphy Cascade 2-0
2 Tumwater Evergreen 2-0
3 Prosser CWAC 2-0
4 Clarkston Great Northern 2-0
5 Burlington-Edison Northwest 2-0


2A IN THE HUNT Football Week #2
# School League Record
6 WF West Evergreen 2-0
7 Lynden Northwest 1-1
8 Hockinson Greater St. Helens 2-0
9 West Valley-Spokane Great Northern 2-0
10 Ellensburg CWAC 1-1


2A ON THE BUBBLE Football Week #2
# School League Record
- Blaine Northwest 2-0
- River Ridge South Puget Sound 2-0
- Fife South Puget Sound 2-0
- North Kitsap Olympic 2-0
- Sedro-Woolley Northwest 1-1

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3A State Rankings
Football Week #2

WASHINGTON STATE RANKINGS WEEK #2


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3A LIVE 5! Football Week #2
# School League Record
1 Eastside Catholic Metro 2-0
2 Kamiakin Mid-Columbia 2-0
3 O'Dea Metro 2-0
4 Squalicum Northwest 2-0
5 Ferndale Northwest 2-0


3A IN THE HUNT Football Week #2
# School League Record
6 Lynnwood WesCo 2-0
7 Peninsula South Sound 2-0
8 Oak Harbor WesCo 2-0
9 Kelso Greater St. Helens 2-0
10 Mount Tahoma Pierce County 2-0


3A ON THE BUBBLE Football Week #2
# School League Record
- Interlake KingCo 2-0
- Yelm South Sound 2-0
- Mountain View Greater St. Helens 1-1
- Gig Harbor South Sound 1-1
- Bellevue KingCo 0-0

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2A State Rankings
Football Week #1

WASHINGTON STATE RANKINGS WEEK #1


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2A LIVE 5! Football Week #1
# School League Record
1 Archbishop Murphy Cascade 1-0
2 Prosser CWAC 1-0
3 Tumwater Evergreen 1-0
4 Lynden Northwest 1-0
5 Clarkston Great Northern 1-0


2A IN THE HUNT Football Week #1
# School League Record
6 Ellensburg CWAC 0-1
7 Sedro-Woolley Northwest 1-0
8 Hockinson Greater St. Helens 1-0
9 Burlington-Edison Northwest 1-0
10 North Kitsap Olympic 1-0


2A ON THE BUBBLE Football Week #1
# School League Record
- WF West Evergreen 1-0
- River Ridge South Puget Sound 1-0
- Franklin Pierce South Puget Sound 0-1
- Black Hills Evergreen 0-1
- West Valley-Spokane Great Northern 1-0

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3A State Rankings
Football Week #1

WASHINGTON STATE RANKINGS WEEK #1

 

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3A LIVE 5! Football Week #1
# School League Record
1 Eastside Catholic Metro 1-0
2 Bellevue KingCo 0-0
3 Squalicum Northwest 1-0
4 Kamiakin Mid-Columbia 1-0
5 O'Dea Metro 1-0


3A IN THE HUNT Football Week #1
# School League Record
6 Mountain View Greater St. Helens 1-0
7 Lakes Pierce County 0-1
8 Peninsula South Sound 1-0
9 Ferndale Northwest 1-0
10 Gig Harbor South Sound 0-1


3A ON THE BUBBLE Football Week #1
# School League Record
- Bonney Lake Pierce County 0-1
- Kennewick Mid-Cloumbia 0-1
- Lincoln Pierce County 0-1
- Southridge Mid-Columbia 1-0
- Juanita KingCo 0-1

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3A State Rankings
Basketball

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WASHINGTON STATE RANKINGS – January 17, 2017

 

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3A LIVE 5!
# School
1 Nathan Hale
2 Garfield
3 Rainier Beach
4 Lincoln
5 West Seattle


3A IN THE HUNT
# School
6 Seattle Preparatory
7 Shorecrest
8 Stanwood
9 Cleveland
10 Shadle Park

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3A LIVE 5!
# School
1 Blanchet
2 Kamiakin
3 Lincoln
4 Seattle Preparatory
5 Garfield


3A IN THE HUNT
# School
6 Stanwood
7 Bellevue
8 Snohomish
9 Shorewood
10 Gig Harbor

Hoops Preview: Northwest League

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Coach Interview with Sedro-Woolley’s Dave Ward-State Finals Preview

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2014 Varsity Football Live Playoff Interview
Sedro-Woolley Cubs – Head Football Coach
Dave Ward

In his third year as head coach of the Cubs, Dave Ward has brought a middle-of-the-pack Northwest League team in 2012 to the 2A state championship game in 2014. His team will face familiar opponent Lynden who defeated the Cubs 33-30 earlier this season.

“We gave up six huge plays…That wasn’t typical of our defense…We’re going to bend and not break…”

The entire community of Sedro-Woolley will shut down according to Ward and get down to the Tacoma Dome via buses and trains to see their Cubs compete for a state title. He is confident in the leaders on his roster to take home the hardware from the 2014 Gridiron Classic!

To catch the complete radio interview with Sedro-Woolley Coach Dave Ward, simply click on the PLAY BUTTON below.

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Sedro-Woolley Dominates 2A State Title Game

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Saturday Dec. 6 2014 2A Boys Football
Tacoma Dome 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Sedro-Woolley 7 7 14 14 42
Okanogan 0 6 7 0 13

Game Recap below

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Sedro-Woolley Dominates 2A State Title Game
By Colin Caruso

The Sedro-Woolley Cubs suffered one loss this season on October 24th to the defending state champion Lynden Lions. They met that same Lynden Lions club in the state finals at the Tacoma Dome, and the result was much different.

A second half to remember for the Cubs, who outscored Lynden 28-7 on their way to a 42-13 route over a team that had won four of the last six 2A state titles.

After Lynden scored at the end of the third quarter to close the lead to 28-13, the Cubs sidelined quieted down, knowing that their best season ever was within striking distance. The Lions then forced a turnover on Sedro-Woolley’s next drive, causing more fear in the hearts of the massive Cubs crowd. But Carter Crosby saved the day, literally. He intercepted Sterling Somers, Somers’ third interception thrown, and returned it 21 yards for a Cubs touchdown.

The score propelled the lead to 35-13 early in the fourth, and the entire town of Sedro-Woolley could feel the victory. They would add another score on a Quinn Carpenter run, his second of the game, to amount the blowout win.

The story of the game, however, was the Cubs defense. Allowing just 264 total yards and intercepting Lynden quarterbacks five times, propelled Sedro-Woolley to lifting the state championship trophy.

The FinalScore – Sedro-Woolley 42, Lynden 13.

Top Performers:
Sedro-Woolley
Quinn Carpenter – 17 carries for 88 yards and 2TD
Carter Crosby – 11 carries for 68 yards and 1TD, Interception TD

Lynden
Scooter Hastings – 7 catches for 78 yards, TD pass

Sedro-Woolley Faces off Against Lynden for 2A State Final

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Sedro-Woolley Faces off Against Lynden for 2A State Final
By Steven Dion

The 2A final appears to have the best chance of becoming an instant classic. The interesting storylines heading into this game are seemingly endless. Lynden has won the last 3 titles including six of the previous 8 whereas Sedro-Woolley is in rare territory playing December football. Both teams hail from the highly competitive Northwest League that produce hotly contested games in the regular season. They squared off at Lynden on October 24th and the home team escaped with a 33-30 victory. I caught up with Dave Ward this week and he said Lynden’s ability to create a half-dozen big plays was a key factor in the first go-around and will be a point of emphasis on Saturday. Based on the quarterfinal and semifinal games, expect an enormous sea of blue in support of S-W and likewise for the Lions.

The playmakers that are bound to make a splash in this contest include Sterling Somers (QB) and his favorite targets Jordan Wittenberg and Scooter Hastings who stands 6’7”. The Lynden defense has been slightly more porous than in recent years allowing opponents to push them including a rare loss against Ferndale in mid-December. The Cubs boast a dynamic offensive weapon in Mason Elms who appears to play every position on the field. If he and fellow tailback Carter Crosby can tally over 80 yards on the ground and find the end zone, the Cubs have a good shot.

The strength of Sedro-Woolley is their linebacking corps. The speed and tenacity of Chad Wilburg, Jacob Farrell, and Jay Burger has the ability to hold talented offenses like Lynden, but will they put it together on Saturday to take down the champ? The action takes place on Saturday at 1pm at the Tacoma Dome.

1A State Finals Preview, Colville vs. Cascade Christian

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1A State Finals Preview, Colville vs. Cascade Christian
By Steven Dion

Saturday will mark the fifth time since 2008 that Cascade Christian has played for a 1A state title with the Cougs from the Puyallup Valley claiming the hardware in ’10. The senior class for CCHS is loaded and appears to have the pieces to overturn the close-calls in recent years. Colville will present a hefty challenge though as the Indians have had an impressive run in ’14 en route to their first state championship appearance. There was a 4 game stretch midway through the season where Randy Cornwell’s team outscored opponents 191-7! Colton Vining’s ability to run the ball against a Cougar defense unit which packs a punch in addition to its speed with the likes of Mason Tobeck and Riley Ramos will be an interesting matchup.

The ability of Colville to stop the rushing attack of Zach Bartolome and Robert Terhune who tallied 310 yards on the ground last week will also dictate the outcome of this contact. I talked to CCHS head coach Randy Davis this week and he mentioned how his team used last year’s overtime loss in the semis as motivation to get in the weight room to take care of unfinished business in 2014. Quarterback Jaelin Goldsmith is playing his best football when it matters most and has his sights set on repeating a similar performance as last week when he threw for 235 yards and 4 touchdowns. So far, the extra work has paid dividends, but he also said in his few game tapes of Colville understands the challenge ahead of his team Saturday morning. A long road trip across the state and a chance to grab the first state title in school history is certainly enough motivation for a hungry Colville squad.

3A State Finals Preview, Bellevue vs. Eastside Catholic Round 3

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3A State Finals Preview, Bellevue vs. Eastside Catholic Round 3
By Colin Caruso

The Bellevue Wolverines have won 67 straight games, a streak that goes back to 2010 when Mat Taylor’s Skyline Spartans topped them in a regular season contest. They routinely schedule games against the top teams out of state, this year against Serra (CA), and routinely pull off convincing victories. They are dominate, fast, big and strong. The Wolverines are in search of their 7th consecutive state title, and standing in their way is the Eastside Catholic Crusaders.

Eastside showed their grit last year in advancing past the O’Dea Fighting Irish to the state finals, to meet the Wolverines in a 425 clash. The game wasn’t much of a contest, coinciding with the Wolverines season, and ended in a 52-20 route. This year will prove to be much closer than that. One of the states finest running backs, Brandon Wellington, is now a junior and is playing the best football of his life. Junior quarterback Harley Kirsch is also a year older, more mature, and is prepared for a matchup against one of the finest teams in the nation.

The big question at hand, are the Wolverines vulnerable? They showed hints of vulnerability last week against Marysville-Pilchuck. Can the Cru’ end the streak? I don’t think it’s in the cards just yet, but hey, it has to happen sometime, right?

Sedro-Woolley Marches to State Final

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Saturday Nov. 29 2014 2A Boys Football
Tacoma Dome 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Tumwater 0 7 14 6 27
Sedro-Woolley 7 7 7 7 28

Game Recap below

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Sedro-Woolley Marches to State Final
By Colin Caruso

When taking on a Tumwater Thunderbird squad with Sid Otten at the helm, the winning-est coach in Washington state history, you know you need to bring your ‘A’ game in order to contend. Strangely enough in this game, it was the team with the fewer mistakes that was able to prevail. An unbelievable 7 turnovers in the first half, seemingly no one wanted the football, led to a 14-7 lead for the Sedro-Woolley Cubs going into the half.

Finally the teams settled down, took care of the football, and we saw some of the finest high school football of the season in the second half. Sid Otten called a fake punt early in the third quarter that led to a Ian Saner touchdown run on the next play, his second of three on the day, to tie the game up at 14. But the Cubs answered quckly. A 4 play march, topped off by a Quinn Carpenter 35 yard run, put the Cubs back on top, 21-14.

Ian Saner wouldn’t let it stay at that score, and punched in another touchdown late in the third to tie the game back up at 21. After a series of punts, Mason Elms, a quarterback/wide receiver/running back/wing back for the Cubs stormed down the far sideline for a 24 yard score. About the score, Elms mentioned, “I wasn’t planning on scoring.” But he did, and he put his team ahead midway through the fourth quarter.

Tumwater would answer with a Griffin Shea score, but the kick missed left, and Tumwater found themselves trailing 28-17 with under 3 minutes to play.

The T-birds forced a 3 and out and drove down to the Cubs 22 yard line. There they set up for a 39 yard field goal. The Cubs line broke through the Thunderbird line on the attempt, and Elijah Hill’s kick was blocked with less than 20 seconds remaining. The Cubs recovered, kneeled out the clock, and advanced to the state finals.

A GREAT game back and forth between two deserving teams. Congratulations to Sedro-Woolley for advancing to the Gridiron Classic.

The FinalScore – Sedro-Woolley 28, Tumwater 27.

Top Performers:
Tumwater
Ian Saner – 18 carries for 91 yards and 3 TD

Sedro-Woolley
Carter Crosby – 82 rush yards and 1 TD
Mason Elms – 80 rush yards and 1 TD

2014 KBRC Radio Football
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Week 1

Friday, September 5- Nooksack Valley vs. Anacortes, 7pm
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Week 2
Friday, September 12- Cedarcrest vs. Burlington-Edison, 7pm
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Week 3
Friday, September 19- Lake Stevens vs. Mount Vernon, 7pm
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Week 4
Friday, September 26- Squalicum vs. Sedro-Woolley, 7pm
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Week 5
Friday, October 3- Ferndale vs. Anacortes, 7pm
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Week 6
Friday, October 10- La Conner vs. Concrete, 7pm
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Week 7
Friday, October 17- Jackson vs. Mount Vernon, 7pm
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Week 8
Friday, October 24- Anacortes vs. Burlington-Edison, 7pm
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Week 9
Friday, October 31- Sedro-Woolley vs. Ferndale, 7pm
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Week 1

Friday, September 5- Burlington-Edison vs. Mount Vernon, 7pm
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Week 2
Friday, September 12- Mount Vernon vs. Sedro-Woolley, 7pm
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Week 3
Friday, September 19- Sedro-Woolley vs. Burlington-Edison, 7pm
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Week 4
Friday, September 26- Burlington-Edison vs. Ferndale, 7pm
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Week 5
Friday, October 3- Mount Vernon vs. Snohomish, 7pm
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Week 6
Friday, October 10- Lynden vs. Burlington-Edison, 7pm
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Week 7
Friday, October 17- Anacortes vs. Sedro-Woolley, 7pm
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Friday, October 24- Lynden vs. Sedro-Woolley, 7pm
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Week 9
Friday, October 31- Monroe vs. Mount Vernon, 7pm
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Blaine Cruises Past Eatonville in District Matchup

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Thursday Feb 20th 2014 1A Girls Basketball
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Blaine 14 18 19 9 60
Eatonville 7 8 12 17 44

Blaine Cruises Past Eatonville in District Matchup
By Steven Dion

Game two of three in the slate of girls Tri-District matchups on Thursday night at Lynnwood High School was a meeting between the Cruisers of Eatonville and a clever name for the school that essentially sits between the United States and Canada, the Blaine Borderites. These schools are separated by a few hundred miles so it would be interesting how unfamiliar opponents from different districts would match up with one another.

The Borderites caught EHS on their heels early as a handful of opening possessions led to easy buckets in the Cruiser zone. This forced an early timeout called by Davina Serdahl to wake up her team. When play resumed, Blaine kept their foot on the pedal as Eatonville was trailing 14-3 to start the game. Alexis McElwain and Taylor D’Vovec eached scored a dozen in the first half which outscored the entire EHS scoring output by nine points. Cruiser senior Lauren Pate countered with aggressive play by scoring all but two of Eatonville’s second quarter points. At halftime, Blaine grabbed a commanding lead at 29-15.

Down by double digits with sixteen minutes of play remaining, the Cruisers needed to go on a big run to climb back into the contest. Kaelyn Voss answered the call to an extent by commanding the EHS attack. She was able to notch seventeen of her team’s 29 second half points, including three from downtown. However, McElwain and Mandy Hayes kept their scoring output rolling down the stretch to preserve the Blaine lead. The Borderites’ ability to collapse into the interior when Eatonville attacked the rim prevented and disrupted many scoring opportunities. Credit the Cruisers for hanging tough despite giving up a big lead early and Blaine for not wavering after grabbing the initial momentum. When the buzzer sounded, Blaine earned a 60-44 victory.

Top Performers:
Blaine
Alexis McElwain-24 points

Eatonville
Kaelyn Voss-22 points

Lynden Lions Follow Lynden Christian Win With a Victory of Their Own

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Saturday Dec 21st 2013 2A Boys Basketball
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Lynden 10 4 17 12 43
Sumner 5 13 7 15 40

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Lynden Lions Follow Lynden Christian Win With a Victory of Their Own
By Steven Dion

The northerly town of Lynden had two teams represented at the ShoWare Shootout on Saturday in Kent. After Lynden Christian defeated Cedar Park Christian, it was the Lions’ turn to keep the Lynden train rolling. Their recent playoff run in football leading to another state championship has certainly affected the quick transition to basketball, a team composed of many football players. Brett McDaniel and his Sumner team were eager to spoil the two hour trip north for their opponent Saturday afternoon.

Consistency was an issue for both squads in this game as momentum swings were abundant. Sumner was only able to put up five points in the first eight minutes. Fortunately for the Spartans, Lynden was only able to notch ten of their own. The tides turned in the next eight as Sumner’s full court press forced turnovers in the Lynden side of the floor. The absence of an undersized, ball-handling specialist on the big Lions roster was a weakness Sumner picked apart. A four-point second quarter by Lynden led to a lead change and a 18-14 Spartan lead at the break.

The third quarter proved to be a pivotal turning point in the game as Sumner was unable to protect their lead, conceding seventeen points to their opposition while only scoring seven. Sumner was going to need to stage a comeback in the final quarter to pull out a victory. The Spartans high energy offense provided ample opportunities to knock down shots. However, shots were challenged by the likes of Scooter Hastings and Jaremy Martin. Even though Sumner won the fourth quarter, they were unable to win the ballgame as 5 and 7 point first and third quarters dug a hole for the Spartans they could not dig themselves out of. At the final buzzer, Lynden won 43-40.

Top Performers:
Lynden
Sterling Somers – 16 points (6/15 FG’s, 4/8 3pt), 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals

Lynden Christian and Cedar Park Christian Come Down to the Wire

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Saturday Dec 21st 2013 1A Boys Basketball
ShoWare Center 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Lynden Christian 12 12 16 19 59
Cedar Park Christian 7 19 13 15 54

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Lynden Christian and Cedar Park Christian Come Down to the Wire
By Steven Dion

The 2PM game of Saturday’s ShoWare Shootout featured a pair of 1A schools: Lynden Christian from the Northwest League and Cedar Park Christian from the Nisqually League. Cedar Park dressed a handful of players that did not enter the game. Only seven Eagles players logged minutes in the contest, so CPC starters were relied on for long minutes in this game. The Lyncs had the luxury of a much deeper bench and a more prominent post presence in Logan Carlson. However, none of these factors would prevent this contest from being decided in the final minute.

Lynden Christian took control of the game early by building a double digit lead early into the second quarter. They were able to take advantage of second chances by turning them into points. This hustle yielded thirteen more shot attempts throughout the contest. Cedar Park responded to the early deficit by closing the second half strong. The Eagles buried six triples in the half. Shockingly, Cedar Park had a high shooting percentage from the perimeter than the field. By halftime, the Eagles not only erased the deficit, but took the lead 26-24.

The third quarter remained close as a handful of the ten lead changes took place in the frame. Only four Eagles players scored in the game, so the pressure was on Trey Drechsel and the other limited scoring options to match the Lyncs output. Cedar Park either led or trailed by one possession in the final minutes and put themselves in a good position to win by shooting lights out from the free throw line and maintaining efficient three-point shooting. However, late turnovers led to Lynden Christian points and opened the window for the Lyncs to finally put the game away. At the final buzzer, Lynden Christian was victorious 59-54.

Top Performers:
Cedar Park Christian
Trey Drechsel – 25 points (7/15 FG’s, 6/6 FT’s), 15 rebounds

Lynden Lions Win 3rd Straight 2A State Title; Fifth Title in Six Seasons

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Saturday Dec 7th 2013 2A Boys Football
Tacoma Dome 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Lynden 14 14 7 3 38
Tumwater 7 6 0 15 28

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Lynden Lions Win 3rd Straight 2A State Title; Fifth Title in Six Seasons
By Colin Caruso

You know you have a battle on your hands when you have the two time defending champion Lynden Lions playing last year’s runner up and 2010 champion, the Tumwater Thunderbirds. Both teams began the game undefeated and brought monstrous fan sections for support.

Lynden jumped all over the Thunderbirds early, as the Lions forced an early fumble, recovered by Blake Browning and returned for a 40 yard touchdown. The Lions also capitalized on a short punt on Tumwater’s next possession and two plays later scored on a 57 yard touchdown pass to Scooter Hastings to take a 14-0 lead.

Tumwater needed a response, and junior running back Trevor Davis answered with a beautiful cutback run for a 47 yard score to close the Lynden lead to 14-7 at the end of the first quarter.

The Davis touchdown didn’t slow the Lions one bit, they responded with an 11 play, 83 yard drive capped off by a Sterling Somers 1 yard run. Both teams would add another score before the half, and Lynden had a strong 28-13 lead going into the locker room.

After a punt from each team to start the second half, Lynden put together a five play 67 yard drive, finished off by another Jaremy Martin rushing TD. The Lions took a commanding 35-13 lead with five minutes remaining in the third quarter.
Following Martin’s touchdown, the Thunderbirds were able to put together a quality drive of their own to give some life to their team. The drive was capped off by a quarterback keeper that was fumbled but recovered by tight end Nick Foerstel for a one yard score. With a successful two point try, the lead was again just 14 for the Lions, 35-21.

After a snap that quarterback Lions quarterback Sterling Somers was not prepared for, the Thunderbirds jumped on the loose ball and took possession on their own 48 yard line, down 14 with under nine minutes to play. They turned that possession into a five minute scoring drive, to cut the Lion lead to just seven with 4:26 on the clock.

Tumwater lined up for the onside kick and they just missed recovering, and the Lions received possession and drove down for a game clinching Alex Otano-Guenther 30 yard field goal. Congratulations to the Lynden Lions for winning three straight 2A state finals!

Top Performers:
Lynden
Sterling Somers – 16/21 263 yards and 1TD, 10 carries for 31 yards and 1TD
Jaremy Martin – 12 carries for 90 yards and 2TD

Tumwater
Jayden Croft – 11 carries for 24 yards and 2TD

The Scotties take the 1A State Crown to Freeman

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Saturday Dec 7th 2013 1A Boys Football
Tacoma Dome 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Mount Baker 6 7 0 0 13
Freeman 7 12 6 6 31

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The Scotties take the 1A State Crown to Freeman
By Colin Caruso

The Washington state 1A football state final saw two teams both vying for their first ever state championship. The Freeman Scotties had made one trip to the championship game back in 2004, and this was the Mount Baker Mountaineers first ever trip to the finals.

Freeman started the game about as well as you can, with Marcus Goldbach returning the opening kickoff 85 yards for a score. Mount Baker responded with an eight minute touchdown drive of their own, capped by a 1 yard run from Liam Short. Their PAT was missed, and Freeman took a 7-6 lead into the second quarter.

Both teams put together scoring drives early in the second quarter, with Mount Baker blocking the point after from Freeman’s second score to keep the game tied at 13.

The Scotties were at it again after Mount Baker’s score. A five play 84 yard drive finished by a 2 yard run from Max Laib, his second on the day, gave Freeman a 19-13 lead that they rode into halftime after another missed PAT.

Mount Baker received the second half kickoff and was forced to punt the ball back to the Scotties. Freeman made great use of their possession again, compiling a 10 play 91 yard drive ending in another Marcus Goldbach touchdown, taking the lead 25-13. Mount Baker drove into the red zone on their next possession, but Freeman held strong on a fourth down and took the ball back on downs.

Goldbach struck again early in the fourth, this time from four yards out, gathering his third touchdown of the day. His score put the game effectively out of reach, with the Scotties ahead 31-13. Neither team was able to break free from the other’s defense, and the Scotties captured their first state title with a 31-13 win over Mount Baker!

Top Performers:
Mount Baker
Liam Short – 17 carries for 104 yards and 1TD
Izaiha Schwinde – 18 carries for 80 yards and 1TD

Freeman
Marcus Goldbach – 23 carries for 170 yards and 2TD, 85 yard kickoff return for TD
Max Laib – 20 carries for 72 yards and 2TD

Mount Baker Captures First Ever State Finals Berth

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Saturday Nov 30th 2013 1A Boys Football
Tacoma Dome 1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Final
Mount Baker 14 7 0 7 3 31
Cascade Christian 7 7 0 14 0 28

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Mount Baker Captures First Ever State Finals Berth
By Colin Caruso

The first Saturday game in the Tacoma Dome hosted the one loss Mount Baker Mountaineers against the undefeated Cascade Christian Cougars for a trip to the 1A state finals on December 7th. The first half saw back and forth action, with Mount Baker capitalizing on two fumbles by the Cougars and turning those into 14 points.

Mount Baker looked to be the more aggressive and energetic side early on, but Cascade Christian stuck to their game plan and continued to execute on deep passing plays to keep the game within a touchdown after the first half. Mount Baker led 21-14 at halftime on the back of two rushing touchdowns from Izaiha Shwinde.

Defense was seemingly the focal point for both coaches at half because the defenses on both sides heated up in the third quarter. No score from either team allowed Mount Baker to hold their seven point lead going into the fourth.

The Mountaineers struck early in the fourth quarter on another Shwinde run, his third of the contest, to take a comfortable 28-14 lead with just under 11:30 to play in the contest. But Cascade Christian wasn’t done yet; on their heels and needing a score, quarterback Jaelin Goldsmith rushed five yards up the middle for his second rushing touchdown on the day, putting his team within one score of the Mountaineers.

The Cougar defense held strong and forced a punt from Mount Baker, getting the ball back with 89 yards to go and just under six minutes to play. Cascade Christian put together a spectacular drive, marching all 89 yards and scoring on a Hunter Austin 5 yard run to tie the contest with 1:39 remaining, and ultimately sending the game to overtime.

Cascade Christian got the ball first in the extra frame but could not crack the stingy Mount Baker defense who forced a turnover on downs. Mount Baker started their possession from the 25 yard line, needing any score to win the game. After a big 11 yard Andrew Zender rush on their first play, Mount Baker was in field goal range. After three downs that resulted in no gain, Alex Tyska stepped up for a 28 yard field goal and smashed it through the uprights for the win. Mount Baker will now play in the Washington state 1A final on Saturday, December 7th.

Top Performers:
Mount Baker
Andrew Zender – 23 carries for 106 yards, TD
Izaiha Schwinde – 15 carries for 71 yards, 3TD

Cascade Christian
Jaelin Goldsmith – 14/27 for 179 yards, 1TD. 7 carries for 32 yards, 2TD

Prosser Holds on after Late Sedro-Woolley Charge

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Saturday Nov 16th 2013 2A Boys Football
Sedro-Woolley High School 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Prosser 7 7 7 7 28
Sedro-Woolley 6 0 0 19 25

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Prosser Holds on after Late Sedro-Woolley Charge
By Colin Caruso

In the second contest of the afternoon at Sedro-Woolley High School, the home team Cubs took on the Prosser Mustangs for a trip to the state quarterfinal. Prosser is accustomed to playing games of this magnitude, with a state title under their belt in 2007 and a couple of second place finishes in the 2000’s. But the Cubs weren’t afraid of the Mustang history, and came out strong with their first possession in front of their unbelievably large fan base.

Senior Shawn Kennedy for the Cubs ran in his first touchdown of the day from 11 yards out on their first possession, but the Cubs failed to make the point after, leading 6-0 early in the first. And then the drought began for the home side Sedro-Wooley club. The Cubs could not break into the strong Prosser defense for almost thirty minutes of football, held scoreless until early in the fourth quarter. Meanwhile, Prosser didn’t slow down offensively, with quarterback Mason Schutt running for one TD and passing for two more to lead 21-6 entering the fourth.

The Cubs fans did not let their team go down quietly, as Sedro-Woolley began to put their foot on the gas in the final quarter of play. Senior running back Clayton Johnson began the Cub comeback with a 14 yard run to cut the lead to 21-13. But the Mustangs responded with another TD pass from Schutt, his third of the day to bump the lead to 28-13 with less than 9 minutes to play. And Shawn Kennedy answered the call for the Cubs. Two more scores in the next three minutes of play cut the Prosser lead to just three, 28-25 with just over five minutes remaining.

But Sedro-Woolley couldn’t break into the Prosser defense any further, and a late interception by the Mustangs sealed the victory on the road, 28-25.

Top Performers:

Prosser
Mason Schutt – 4 total TD, 3 passing, 1 rush

Sedro-Woolley
Shawn Kennedy – 3 rushing TDs of 41, 13, and 11 yards

theFinalScore.tv Rankings

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theFinalScore.tv Football Pre-Playoff Rankings
 

4A:
1. Camas
2. Graham-Kapowsin
3. Skyline
4. Chiawana
5. Ferris
6. Union
7. Edmonds-Woodway
8. Curtis
9. Richland
10. Bothell

3A:
1. Bellevue
2. O’Dea
3. Marysville-Pilchuck
4. Mount Si
5. Shadle Park
6. Eastside Catholic
7. Lincoln
8. Mt. Spokane
9. Glacier Peak
10. Blanchet

2A:
1. Tumwater
2. Lynden
3. Sumner
4. Ellensburg
5. Lakewood
6. WF West
7. Lindbergh
8. Mark Morris
9. RA Long
10. Othello

Lynden Avenges Only Loss from Last Season

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Saturday Sept. 7 2013 4A-3A Boys Kickoff Classic
Husky Stadium 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
King's 0 0 0 6 6
Lynden 7 7 0 0 14

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Lynden Avenges Only Loss from Last Season
By Colin Caruso

In the second contest at Husky Stadium for the Emerald City Kickoff Classic the King’s Knights took on the Lynden Lions. Lynden won the 2A state championship last season but suffered one loss on the year, to these Knights.

King’s received the kickoff and put together a long opening series drive, taking over 6 minutes off the clock, but fell inches short on a fourth down run to turn the ball over on downs. Lynden responded with a 4:30 drive of their own and an excellent touchdown pass from Lucas Petersen to Jalani Phelps to take the lead 7-0. Lynden continued to drive the football offensively, giving their kicker a field goal opportunity later in the second quarter, but it missed just left. The Lions kept up the defensive pressure as well, not allowing King’s to find any cohesiveness on offense in the first half.

Lynden forced a three and out late in the second quarter and capitalized at the end of their ensuing drive with a 2 yard touchdown run by junior Trent Postma to go ahead 14-0 at half.

The Knights began to move the ball with more efficiency in the second half, putting together longer drives and scoring opportunities. Their first legitimate scoring chance came early in the fourth, where they earned a first down inside the Lynden 20 yard line. But Lynden’s defense held tight again, and forced another turnover on downs. King’s found another opportunity in the waning moments of the contest and converted a ten yard touchdown pass from Corey Kispert to Jordan Turner, but it was too little too late, as the Lions avenged their loss from last season and won the opener 14-6.

Top Performers:
Lynden
Lucas Peterson – 11/21 1TD, 1INT passing and 13 carries for 50 yards

2013 Kickoff Classic Preview:
King’s vs. Lynden



Kickoff Classic Preview: King’s vs. Lynden
By Colin Caruso

The second contest in the Emerald City Kickoff Classic will be between the defending 2A champions the Lynden Lions and the only team that took them down in the regular season in 2012, the King’s Knights.  Lynden has dominated the 2A classification recently, winning five of the last seven state titles with head coach Curt Kramme at the helm.  The Lions will be looking to avenge their only regular season defeat last year, which came to the 1A King’s Knights.  King’s made a great run in 2012, reaching the state quarterfinals but losing to the eventual champion Montesano.

These series of games in the Kickoff Classic will be the second set of games in newly renovated Husky Stadium following the Husky opener last Saturday, Aug 31st, in the Dawg’s rout over Boise State. The Lynden – King’s game will take place at 1pm, Saturday Sept 7th. Tickets are $15 at the door and $10 for seniors and students. This will be a great matchup between two teams looking to make a deep run in state in their respective classifications in 2013!

2013 Emerald City Kickoff Classic

 

2013 Kickoff Classic

Event At A Glance – League Record
Kickoff Classic W L
Cascade 2A/1A 0 1
Northwest 3A/2A/1A 1 0
Metro 3A 0 1
Kingco 3A/2A 1 0
Kingco 4A 2 1
Out of State 0 1

 

Seattle Prep vs. Roosevelt Game 1
Husky Stadium- FINAL 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Seattle Prep 0 0 0 0 0
Roosevelt 0 7 0 0 7



 

King's vs. Lynden Game 2
Husky Stadium – FINAL 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
King's 0 0 0 6 6
Lynden 7 7 0 0 14

 



 

Coeur d'Alene (ID) vs. Bothell Game 3
Husky Stadium – FINAL 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Coeur d'Alene (ID) 8 22 7 6 43
Bothell 7 7 16 14 44

 



 

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Skyline vs. Bellevue Game 4
Husky Stadium – FINAL 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Skyline 0 0 0 7 7
Bellevue 14 21 3 7 45


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Girls 3A Scoreboard

Thursday- February 28 3A Girls
Tacoma Dome – 9:00am 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Kamiakin 9 10 16 4 39
Seattle Prep 9 15 10 12 46

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Thursday- February 28 3A Girls
Tacoma Dome – 10:30am 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Wilson 15 8 13 12 48
Mercer Island 11 6 7 13 37

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Thursday- February 28 3A Girls
Tacoma Dome – 12:15pm 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Cleveland 10 13 21 16 60
University 17 6 12 15 50

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Thursday- February 28 3A Girls
Tacoma Dome – 2:00pm 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Glacier Peak 8 10 8 13 39
Bellevue 9 11 6 24 50

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Boys 3A Scoreboard

Thursday- February 28 3A Boys
Tacoma Dome – 3:45pm 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Franklin 17 14 31 2 64
Timberline 11 15 15 7 48
Thursday- February 28 3A Boys
Tacoma Dome – 5:30pm 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Rainier Beach 10 14 17 19 60
Seattle Prep 16 10 9 17 52
Thursday- February 28 3A Boys
Tacoma Dome – 7:15pm 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Lincoln 16 20 16 16 68
Mountlake Terrace 9 12 12 14 47
Thursday- February 28 3A Boys
Tacoma Dome – 9:00pm 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
University 11 12 12 13 48
Lakeside 19 21 21 8 69