WASHINGTON STATE RANKINGS WEEK #2
|4A||LIVE 5!||Football||Week #2|
|1||Sumner||South Puget Sound||2-0|
|2||Camas||Greater St. Helens||2-0|
|3||Graham-Kapowsin||South Puget Sound||2-0|
|4A||IN THE HUNT||Football||Week #2|
|6||Bellarmine Preparatory||Sound Puget Sound||2-0|
|10||Skyview||Greater St. Helens||1-1|
|4A||ON THE BUBBLE||Football||Week #2|
|-||Battle Ground||Greater St. Helens||2-0|
|-||Olympia||South Puget Sound||2-0|
|-||Union||Greater St. Helens||2-0|
Eastside Catholic Fends Off Skyview in Memorial Classic Finish
By Steve Dion
The 3rd Annual Memorial Classic concluded with a dandy of a matchup between two of the top teams in the state: defending back-to-back 3A champs Eastside Catholic and 4A up-and-comer Skyview from Vancouver. Could the Storm end the in-state win streak held by the Crusaders which dates back to 2014?
Eastside opened the scoring on a roll-out by Ze’Shaun Lewis who found his favorite target Hunter Bryant dashing toward the endzone. Bryant was forced to sit the majority of the contest after getting banged-up on a kickoff shortly thereafter. Hayden Froeber responsed with a four yard punch-in to tie the game back up.
The second frame was big for the Crusaders who tacked on ten more points courtesy of a Chris Lefau touchdown and Ben Petersen field goal. Could the Storm rally in the second half?
Skyview answered the call in similar fashion when Tavis Chunphakvenn-Pinkney broke multiple tackles to find pay dirt and swing the momentum back in the Storm’s favor. The fate of the game was in the balance heading into the final frame with EC up by a single point at 17-16.
Thielbahr’s Cru responded with one of their pillars of success over the past few seasons which is ‘Finish’. Tyler Folkes put Eastside up by eight on a goal line blast early in the fourth which set preceded a Lewis pass to Gee Scott moments later to put the nail in the coffin. Skyview put up a tremendous fight, but Eastside’s composure was an impressive display of their continued success.
The Final Score:
Eastside Catholic 31, Skyview 16.
Ze’Shaun Lewis- 2 passing TDs (18,42)
Tavis Chunphakvenn-Pinkney- 8 yard receiving TD
WASHINGTON STATE RANKINGS WEEK #1
|4A||LIVE 5!||Football||Week #1|
|1||Sumner||South Puget Sound||1-0|
|2||Graham-Kapowsin||South Puget Sound||1-0|
|3||Gonzaga Preparatory||Greater Spokane||0-1|
|4||Camas||Greater St. Helens||1-0|
|4A||IN THE HUNT||Football||Week #1|
|9||Skyview||Greater St. Helens||1-0|
|4A||ON THE BUBBLE||Football||Week #1|
|-||Battle Ground||Greater St. Helens||0-1|
|-||Bellarmine Preparatory||Sound Puget Sound||1-0|
|-||Kennedy Catholic||North Puget Sound||1-0|
3rd Annual Memorial Football Classic 2016
Friday, September 10th & Saturday, September 11th at Memorial Stadium in Seattle
The Third Annual Memorial Football Classic is a special two-day event to celebrate Seattle high school athletes, to raise money for all Seattle public high school athletics, and to build support for the Metro League.
Media day for the Memorial Classic was held at Ballard High School Tuesday afternoon to meet coaches and players from the participating schools for a Q&A session. Also, speakers at the event included Seattle City Council President Bruce Harrell (Garfield & University of Washington alum), former Seattle Seahawks Paul Johns & Edwin Bailey, and Seattle Public Schools Director of Athletics Eric McCurdy.
Additionally, founder of the event Joey Thomas (Garfield head coach, Kennedy Catholic alum, NFL veteran) has selected Monte Kohler for the “Icon Award” from his long and distinguished coaching career at O’Dea and “Legends of the Game Award” to Terry Metcalf (Franklin alum, NFL veteran) for his outstanding coaching tenure locally.
Schedule of Events
Friday, September 9, 2016
5:00 pm – Archbishop Murphy vs. Bishop Blanchet
7:30 pm – Shelton vs. O’Dea
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Noon – Kennewick vs. Cleveland
2:30 pm – Juanita vs. Garfield
5:30 pm – Roosevelt vs. Ballard
8:00 pm – Skyview vs. Eastside Catholic
League Preview presented by theFinalScore.TV
Steve Dion and Paul Valencia breakdown the Greater St. Helens League. The reclassifications have impacted the number of playoff teams coming out of this tough league.
In the 4A GSHL – Can Union make a run with their new coach? Will Skyview push their way to the top? Or will Camas hang on to their strangle hold of league dominance? Who will represent SW Washington at the end of the season?
The 3A and 2A leagues have also seen major changes, we’ll break it down for you.
Listen to our league preview of the GSHL by clicking on the PLAY BUTTON below.
Be sure to visit columbian.com and follow Paul’s high school football coverage all season long!
Final 4A Girls Power Rankings
By Steve Dion
With the 2015-2016 season in the books, here are the final top ten rankings for the 4A Girls classification!
1) Central Valley (28-0):
It is scary to think how good this team will be the next two seasons after a 28-0 record and a championship trophy with a team primarily composed of freshmen and sophomores.
2) Snohomish (22-4):
After starting 0-3, the Panthers rattled off 22 straight wins to propel themselves to the title game as the best representative to challenge the Bears.
3) Moses Lake (25-1):
It’s a shame the Chiefs met eventual 4A champ Central Valley in the quarterfinals riding an undefeated record. However, a fourth place finish in the state is nothing to be disappointed with.
4) Bothell (24-3):
The Cougs’ consistency earned them a trip to the final four and a strong sense of optimism heading into next season.
5) Todd Beamer (25-3):
The Titans did a remarkable job to retool after losing key pieces from the previous season to play basketball in March.
6) Lewis & Clark (18-7):
The battle-tested Tigers held their own in a loaded GSHL and were one of a small group to take Central Valley to the wire.
7) Skyview (20-6):
Perennial GSHL powerhouse added to their run of quality seasons falling just shy of 20 wins; a clear indication of their top ten recognition.
8) Kentlake (21-7):
The sharpshooting Falcons posting a 21-7 record was validated by a trip to Tacoma with a handful of gutsy wins the ticket to get them there.
9) Bellarmine Prep (17-8):
The thrill of advancing to the sweet sixteen was met with a tough departure in the regional round. A league title and a deep playoff run earn the Lions the ninth spot.
10) Chiawana (21-3):
The Riverhawks are worthy of including in the top ten in 4A given their ability to make the best teams in the classification earn everything against them.
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Todd Beamer Escapes Past Skyview in Quarterfinals
By Steve Dion
|Thursday- March 3rd||2016||Girls||4A||State|
Todd Beamer took control of the contest from the tip scoring in double figures before Skyview could register any points. Nia Alexander and Bria Rice led the charge with turnovers in Skyview’s back-court leading to easy buckets. Skyview eventually cobbled together a response to cut the lead down and give themselves a chance to talk things over at halftime and make a run down the stretch.
The Storm did exactly that by controlling the glass and challenging Beamer’s field goal attempts in the paint. The trio of Ashlee Comastro, Madison Lord, and Riley Friauf willed Skyview within one possession until Nia Alexander put the game on ice. Beamer’s leading scorer buried a three with the shot clock expiring pushing the Titans lead out of reach. Beamer advances to the semis on Friday.
The Final Score
Todd Beamer 40, Skyview 35.
Nia Alexander- 11 points
Ashlee Comastro- 10 points, 7 rebounds
4A State Girls Basketball Rankings
By Steve Dion
As league play is in its final weeks and the playoffs are on the horizon, here at the top ten rankings for the 4A girls classification!
1) Central Valley: 15-0 (13-0)
The Bears have won all games by double digits with the exception of their meeting with Lewis & Clark; also in the top 10.
2) Moses Lake: 16-0 (8-0)
Leaders of the Big 9 once again which may be the strongest league in the state top to bottom.
3) Bothell: 16-1 (12-1)
Edged Woodinville in a thriller on Friday night to maintain breathing room in the race for the KingCo Crown.
4) Todd Beamer: 15-2 (6-0)
Put the Lynnwood loss behind themselves quickly with two wins in the next four days.
5) Skyview: 12-4 (8-0)
The GSHL will hinge on what the second round with Camas next Tuesday. Storm took round one 51-40!
6) Camas: 15-2 (8-1)
7) Lewis and Clark: 12-3 (12-1)
Hot on the heels of top ranked Central Valley are the sneaky Tigers.
8) Kentlake: 13-4 (5-0)
A Kent team inevitably finds itself within the top 10. The Falcons have taken the torch as the town representative.
9) Chiawana: 14-2 (9-0)
Have strung together an 11-game win streak after a few bumps in the road in early December.
10) Inglemoor: 12-4 (9-3)
Can still surpass Bothell for a league title with a strong finish and some help from other teams.
On the Bubble