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East Valley In While Others Are Scrambling

The only thing for certain about next week’s postseason playoffs is that East Valley has guaranteed itself a playoff spot. Past that, anything can happen.

EV’s record is 12-4, Colville is 11-5 while Clarkston, Cheney and West Valley are 10-6.

In key doubleheader matchups Saturday beginning at noon, West Valley is at East Valley, Pullman visits Cheney and Clarkston travels to Colville.

As far as the playoffs go, on Tuesday, at the site of the second-place seed, No. 3 will play No. 4 at 1 p.m., with the winner scheduled to play No. 2 afterward.

The winner of the second game will advance for the right to take on the league champ in a best-of-three series scheduled to start May 10 on the champ’s field.

In the event a third game is necessary, it would be played at the No. 1 site on May 14.

On the fast track

We told you about Jill Pimley, who scored enough points by herself to get Class A Goldendale a team trophy at the Pasco Invitational.

Just wait for the State A/B meet at Eastern Washington on Memorial weekend.

Megan Franza of Class A Cascade/Leavenworth won the 100 hurdles (15.08 seconds), high jump (5 feet, 8 inches) and was second in the 300 hurdles (45.3) and long jump (18-0) at the big Lake Washington girls meet last weekend. Cascade finished first with 36 points, one ahead of Mead.

Her loss to Mead’s state leader Autumn Wood in the 300 hurdles was the first in her career in that event.

The ninth annual Strandberg Invitational Twilight Meet at Central Valley on Saturday is one of the last big meets of the season.

The meet, which starts at noon, includes 24 teams. Featured events are the Masters of Flight javelin and the true mile, run under the lights.

Ben Lindsey of Lynwood won the discus at Shoreline with a throw of 202-5, matching his own state record.

JaWarren Hooker of Ellensburg ran a wind-aided 10.34 in the 100 semifinals at Shoreline. The state record is 10.54. He came back to run 10.57 in the finals, the second-fastest legal time in state history.

Net gain

Seven GSL players and one from the Frontier League are on the East roster for the 1996 East/West Dairy Farmers All-State Volleyball Series.

The series is an East-West two-day doubleheader with an AAA/AA game and an A/B game in Spokane and Fife.

The Spokane games are at North Central. The Fife games are two days later. Game times are 5 p.m. for the A/B matchup, 7 p.m. for the AAA/AA.

Aimee Wilson and Tamara VanEngelen of state champion NC head the East team, along with Brandy Barratt of league champion Gonzaga Prep, K.C. Richards and Molly Jones of regional champion Ferris and Sarah Hiss and Ingrid Lindeblad of state runner-up Lewis and Clark.

Crystal Poskey of Clarkston is the the Frontier League representative and Molly Jean Fisher of Pullman is an alternate.

Jessica Martin and Holly Arden of State B champion Wilbur Creston are on the A/B East team. Other players include Leah Wiiest of Deer Park, Katie Hyndman of Freeman, Marci Smith of Odessa and Christine Petersen of Almira/Coulee-Hartline.

Brent Ronner of Reardan is an alternate.

The East AAA/AA coaches are Digger Graybill of Walla Walla and Charlotte Throgmorton of Ephrata. For the A/B team is Ken Davis of Freeman and Linda Haptonstall of Newport.

News and notes

Central Valley three-sport athlete Carrie Sanders has signed to play basketball at Yavapai College, a two-year school in Prescott, Ariz. … Kasay Ahrens, a standout basketball player at Riverside, will continue his career at Community Colleges of Spokane.

, DataTimes



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