Colton’s run of success over the past decade has been so impressive, so dominant, it is almost difficult not to discredit the Wildcats to some degree.
A Cinderella state tournament run and a dramatic championship game comeback fell just short for the St. Maries boys basketball team.
There’s a new state title hopeful for Class 3A state boys basketball, and it’s a team outside the Metro League. In fact, it’s on the other side of the state.
Mylo Jones’ layup between two defenders with 24 seconds left completed Yakama Tribal’s furious comeback to defeat Almira/Coulee-Hartline 55-53 in the semifinals of the State 1B boys basketball tournament at the Arena.
Kaylee Bishop scored 22 points, Jacinta Buckley added 15 and third-seeded Lewis and Clark (22-3) beat second-seeded Kentridge 64-55 in a State 4A semifinal game at the Tacoma Dome on Friday.
After finishing third (twice), fifth and sixth since 2013, East Valley’s lengthy quest for that most elusive of trophies has just one step left.
This was the small-ball world when Mike Colbrese took on the job as executive director of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association 25 years ago. Lots of things were simpler then, for schools big and little.
In the closing seconds of the biggest game of her life, Maisie Burnham stood in a familiar spot: the free-throw line.
As time expired, St. George’s junior Dan Rigsby tossed the ball in the air, caught it and squeezed it tightly, screaming. Rigsby held it for a few more seconds as the Dragons celebrated their semifinal victory over the Life Christian Academy Eagles at the Arena, showing little desire to let it go.
Beset by foul trouble and unable to find any offensive rhythm, the Post Falls Trojans fell out of state title contention with a 65-48 loss to Madison on Friday at the Ford Idaho Center.
Liam Lloyd scored 21 points and second-seeded Gonzaga Prep outslugged and outlasted Federal Way 61-53 their State 4A semifinal showdown at the Tacoma Dome on Friday.
Neah Bay’s future is as bright as any, but it was no match for Colton’s present. The upstart Red Devils found few answers to contend with the reigning state champions’ balanced offense, and Colton pulled away for an 83-38 victory in the State 1B girls basketball semifinals Friday at the Arena.
Aspyn Adams scored 16 points, Jayda Noble added 12 and second-seeded Mt. Spokane (24-1) beat third-seeded Garfield 52-46 in a State 3A semifinal at the Tacoma Dome on Friday.
After two wins where opponents offensive problems allowed the Cardinals to work through their own difficulties Medical Lake’s struggle Friday were compounded by an opponent whose offensive proficiency forced them to play from behind.
Anika Chalich scored a season-high 15 points and fourth-seeded Central Valley (22-4) outlasted seventh-seeded Inglemoor (21-8) in a State 4A consolation round game at the Tacoma Dome on Friday.
Jerry Twenge scored 20 points and second-seeded Mt. Spokane beat ninth-seeded Capital 71-60 in a State 3A quarterfinal at the Tacoma Dome on Thursday.
One of the B-est things still remaining about the B tournament is taking a look across the court and being unable to tell if the guy with the probing gaze standing tall in front of the bench is the coach or a wheat farmer.
What the Liberty Lancers lacked in tournament experience, they more than made up for in height.
Anyone hoping Sunnyside Christian’s run of consecutive state titles would end at two might be suffering a case of wishful thinking.
Jacinta Buckley scored 17 points with nine rebounds and three steals and third-seeded Lewis and Clark held off fifth-seeded Glacier Peak in a State 4A quarterfinal 48-38 at the Tacoma Dome on Thursday.