Metro League Semifinals move to Alaska Airlines Arena at UW


2017 Metro League Tournament just got Bigger!


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


Knight Leads Lakeside in Neighborhood Battle with Rams

Knight Leads Lakeside in Neighborhood Battle with Rams
By Steve Dion

Tuesday- January 24th 2017 Boys 3A Metro
Lakeside High School 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Ingraham 12 5 3 20 40
Lakeside 6 12 19 25 62


Tuesday night at Lakeside HS was a neighborhood affair with nearby Ingraham in the building for Metro League action.

The visiting Rams took advantage of their length in the defensive side of the floor early as Saxen Mitchell gave the Lions a big challenge in the paint. Mason Lyng drained a three at the first quarter buzzer to give his team a half-dozen lead after one.

However, the Lions responded with a strong second quarter by Max Knight who helped his team take a one point lead in the break 18-17.

Lakeside took control in the third quarter and never looked back. They outscored the Rams 19 to 3 heading into the final quarter thanks to contributions from Knight and sophomore Robert Breyer.

Despite a valiant effort to climb back in the ballgame from Ben Sutton who scored 9 tough points in the fourth frame, it wasn’t enough to cut into the Lakeside lead. When the dust settled, the home Lions walked away victorious.

The Final Score
Lakeside 62, Ingraham 40.

Top Performers:
Max Knight- 20 points

Ben Sutton- 15 points

Hale Prevails in Three Point Shootout With Ingraham


Friday Jan 3rd 2014 3A Boys Basketball
Ingraham High 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Nathan Hale 13 9 17 25 64
Ingraham 20 7 6 17 50

See game recap below

Hale Prevails in Three Point Shootout With Ingraham
By Steven Dion

The first Friday of 2014 delivered several quality hoops matchups; one of which a showdown between Nathan Hale and host Ingraham. Both teams are jockeying for position in the highly competitive Metro League. Marques Chinn’s Ram squad is undersized, but fortunately makes up for it with an active guard duo of Jovan Owens and D’Olajuwon Swanks. The Raiders also boast a strong pair of guards in Tim Iwuhoa and Gadisa Margarsa that have size and athleticism.

Ingraham shot out of the gates with a 10-0 run sparked by Owens’ perimeter shooting. Hale cut into the deficit with a pair of triples by Steven Shpreyregin, but Owens struck back in a big way by draining a half-court shot at the buzzer to close out the first quarter with a 20-13 lead. The second quarter was a coach’s nightmare for both sides as poor shot selection and unnecessary fouls plagued both sides. The Raiders cut into the Ram lead marginally in the second quarter by edging the home team out 9-7 in the second frame. At the half, Ingraham led 27-22.

Nathan Hale certainly received a stern halftime talk by coach Chris Weakley for a relatively sloppy first half because the Raiders put together an impressive second sixteen minutes. Ingraham’s inability to score in the paint from their forwards extended a scoring drought into the third frame as the Rams only netted six points. NHHS started knocking down jumpers in transition through superior ball distribution by Tim Iwuhoa. The fourth quarter featured a shooting spree from Hale guards Shpreyregin and Nate Hartman as both seniors drained two from downtown. Ingraham could not recover from the deficit despite a late surge by Raymond Horne who scored twelve of his eighteen in the final quarter. Final score: Nathan Hale 64 Ingraham 50.

Top Performer:
Nathan Hale
Steven Shpreyregin – 23 points (7/10 FT’s, 4 3 pt. FG’s)

Cleveland Jumps to Big Lead and Holds off Ingraham


Friday Sept. 20 2013 3A Boys Football
Memorial Stadium 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Ingraham 0 0 0 18 18
Cleveland 12 14 8 0 34

See game recap below

Cleveland Jumps to Big Lead and Holds off Ingraham
By Colin Caruso

Even an 18-0 splurge in the fourth quarter by the Ingraham Rams was not enough to upset the bigger Cleveland Eagles. In the first contest of the night at Memorial Stadium in Seattle, Cleveland jumped out to a comfortable 34-0 lead through three quarters and coasted to a 34-18 victory. The game began with an onside kick by Cleveland, recovered by the Eagles in Rams territory. The Rams forced a turnover on downs, but fumbled the ball two plays later on their own 3 yard line to give Rachaun McConico an easy rushing touchdown on the next play, his first of two on the day. Unfortunately for the Eagles, McConico had to leave the game after his second touchdown later in the first quarter due to a shoulder injury. But that didn’t stop the Cleveland, who continued to attempt onside kicks and put pressure on the Rams special teams. Rams turnovers didn’t help their cause in the first half either, with another fumble and an interception Cleveland was able to jump out to a 26-0 lead at half.

Another Ingraham fumble on their first possession of the second half allowed then Eagles QB Gartiez Darden to throw a touchdown to Dale Daniels, Daniels’ second score of the game. Ingraham was unable to put together a promising drive in the third quarter, and trailed 34-0 going into the fourth.

With Cleveland’s first string still on the field early in the fourth, Ingraham began their comeback. Senior Nate Han was able to punch in a rushing touchdown, and Ryan Kyle threw a touchdown pass to Louie Richardson to cut the lead to 34-12. Sophomore Emmery Porter added another rushing TD for Ingraham later in the fourth, but at this point the game was securely in the hands of Cleveland, who took the contest 34-18.

Top Performers:
Rachaun McConico – 2 rushing TD
Gartiez Darden – 1 rushing TD, 1 passing TD, INT
Dale Daniels – 2 receiving TD