From the Associated Press:
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City School District has
canceled all remaining sporting events in 2016 with a nearby school
district after students from one of the district’s schools reported
being taunted with racial slurs.
The school district announced Thursday that Lincoln College
Preparatory Academy reported fans from Lone Jack yelled
inappropriate and racial slurs during a girls soccer game last
Lone Jack officials said an investigation that included
interviewing coaches, students, fans and game supervisors found no
evidence of anyone using racial slurs at the game. The district,
about 25 miles southeast of Kansas City, said it was saddened that
someone felt uncomfortable at an event it hosted.
In response, Kansas City decided to cancel all sporting events
with Lone Jack through this calendar year.
Mat Classic Schedule
Where: Tacoma Dome
Friday: Doors open to public (8:45 a.m.); First
session (10 a.m.-2 p.m.); Second session (3:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.)
Saturday: Doors open to public (8:45 a.m.);
Third session, including placing matches (10 a.m.-2:15 p.m.);
Championship matches (5 p.m.)
Brackets: Link to WIAA
West Sound qualifiers
106—Clayton Brooks (27-12).
113—Deion Anderson (33-6); Devin Gentz (23-6).
120—Ashton Schessler (29-10).
132—Sebastian Robles (33-4).
138—Brandon Forster (34-1).
152—Angelo Trujillo (31-9); Devonn Keyes (23-10).
160—Cole Craner (13-9). 170—JJ
Leota (23-14). 195—Kenny Close (26-9).
Olympic High senior Adia Roberts won’t have to go far from home
for her first year of college softball.
The Trojans catcher/infielder signed her letter of intent to play
for Olympic College next spring.
Roberts led the Trojans with 11 home runs and 36 RBIs, a batting
average of .603 and a slugging percentage of 1.245 and on-base
percentage of .587.
Here’s a few other OC signings:
Klahowya’s Jakob Wittig and Central Kitsap’s Eric Halvorson will
Kingston’s Audree Gormanson will play volleyball.
Here’s the schedule for West Sound girls basketball teams
starting in district tournament play this week.
Class 4A West Central District
Who: South Kitsap (10-9) vs. Todd Beamer
When: Thursday, 7 p.m. at Todd Beamer HS
Outlook: SK, which placed fifth in the Narrows
4A, returns to the district tournament with an eye on securing one
of six berths to regionals. … Beamer won the SPSL title.
Class 3A West Central/Southwest
Who: Central Kitsap (13-7) vs. Columbia River
When: Thursday, 7 p.m. at Central Kitsap HS
Outlook: CK, the third-place team from the
Narrows 3A, is hoping to garner one of six regionals berths. The
Cougars have to do it without all-league senior Starr Rodenhurst,
who suffered a knee injury two weeks ago and is done for the
playoffs. … The Chieftains finished second in the four-team Greater
St. Helens League.
Here is a list of West Sound athletes who’ll be sending in
letters of intent Wednesday on national signing day:
Football: Keith Moore, Olympic (Eastern Washington
University), Alberto Castorena, Olympic (Arizona Western College),
Kendal Yaegle, Central Kitsap (Central Washington University), Sean
Crowell, North Kitsap (Northwestern College)
Girls Soccer: Alyssa Beach, Bremerton (Central
Washington University), Michaela Wallitner, Central Kitsap (Central
Washington University), Mel Johnson, Central Kitsap (University of
Redlands), Kalie Nation, Crosspoint (Pacific University)
Baseball: Aki Buckson, Central Kitsap (Bellevue
College), Griffin McCormick, Central Kitsap (Bellevue College),
Nolan Wiler, Central Kitsap (University of Puget Sound)
Softball: Elise Freund, Central Kitsap (Pacific
South Kitsap senior basketball standout Eric Wattree is going
to fly like an eagle next season.
Wattree committed to Eastern Washington University on Monday
after a visit from Eagles head coach Jim Hayford. Wattree announced
his decision at the conclusion of South Kitsap’s practice Tuesday
Wattree, a 6-foot-3 guard, has been the Wolves’ leading scorer
the past two season. He is averaging 25 points this winter as South
Kitsap (7-9) tries to stay in the playoff hunt in the Narrows
League 4A. The Wolves (2-6 league) host Yelm on Wednesday.
The Washington Posts posits that maybe they are, citing
pressure, signing kids up for expensive club sports and
Check it out here.
Lots of updates from around the state:
Southwest Washington: The Greater St. Helen’s
League is still sorting itself out and could include Capital, which
is far away from Mount St. Helen’s.
Olympia: Olympia High is the only 4A school in
our state’s capital.
South Sound: Bethel, Spanaway Lake decide
driving to Olympia, Port Orchard not worth staying 4A for.
Bellingham: Squalicum, which has been a 2A
power, is moving up to 3A, pending a possible appeal.
Everett: Glacier Peak lands as smallest 4A
Longview: GSHL 3A could be growing.
Tri-Cities: New Class 2B league could be in
Yakima: Stasis for Eastern Washington 4As.
You can find those here.
No big surprises this morning. Few things to point out:
Klahowya is the second biggest 1A school, which keeps the Olympic
League 1A in tact.
Crosspoint moves up to 2B, but it’s staying in the Sea-Tac
Bainbridge, again, has 2A numbers, but it is opting up to 3A.
South Kitsap, as always, has the highest classification number
(counted in grades 9-11).
This numbers will be finalized in the WIAA’s Jan. 24-25
The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association is banning
chants you hear at most basketball games these days, such as “You
can’t do that” and “Scoreboard.”
You can read about that here.
That reminds me of a few years back when our WIAA, the Washington
Interscholastic Activities Association, tried to ban booing.