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Kingston Wins at State

It seems like forever since Kingston couldn’t win a game. Now it seems like they can’t lose.

Blake Conley showed up on the scene a couple of years ago when Kingston may not hae even won a basketball game. Now, it’s back to back years in the state tournament. This year, they have an opening round win and a chance to advance to the championship game with a win today.

Kudos to Blake Conley and his staff. Kudos to athletic director Dan Novick. And big kudos to the players and parents. This is a great story no matter what happens tonight. A big win over a perennial power would be icing on the cake!

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News & Notes

Couple items to discuss. Looking for feedback…

1 – The Kingston Buccaneers draw Anacortes for their first game at the State Basketball Tournament in Yakima. Being from Oak Harbor, I know Anacortes has always had an excellent program. I don’t know anything about them, but I’m guessing Blake Conley’s team will have all they can handle with the Seahawks. Wish I could attend, but I’m out of town. Hey Bucs fans…what do you think about your team and their chances?

2 – Huskies hoops comes from behind to beat Washington State in Pullman last night. Huge game as pertains the the Pac-12 title and getting into to Big Dance. Two games left on the road at UCLA and USC. I think they need to win out to seal their spot in the tournament. Do you agree?

3 – Huskies football gets a chance to show how far they’ve come with a game at LSU early in the season. After that, they open Pac-12 play at Oregon and home against USC. How do Dawg fans feel about the schedule?

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Kingston High Football Improving

I know I’m a little late this week….the “almost” Daily Dan…

I went to the Kingston-Port Angeles football tilt last Friday. It was my first trek to Buccaneer Field. The field is very nice, the lights are terrific, and the poor stadium announcer needs a new home so he won’t get wet when it rains!

The Kingston football program has struggled for wins since its inception in 2007. This year, I think they have something going on. Coach Dan Novick’s squad lost to PA 14-9, however it was one of those games that they would have won without a few mistakes.

Port Angeles scored its first touchdown after a special teams breakdown on a Kingston punt that gave the Roughriders the ball inside the Buccaneer 20 yard line. The second touchdown came on the next Buccaneer possession when Sam Byers was intercepted and the return was for a TD. That’s it. The Kingston defense was tremendous and PA never sniffed the end zone again. Unfortunately, neither did Kingston as a late game drive was snuffed out again by an interception that went off a receiver’s hands.

Here’s my take on Kingston:

– They play aggressive, physical defense. That will win games.

– I really like their QB, Sam Byers. He has a strong arm, is only a junior, and moves well for a guy 6’4. His receivers drop way too many passes, and if that changes, watch out.

– They have a strong running game behind Lou Hecker. He is a tough runner with deceptive speed.

I like how the team has come around. It’s been a long time coming but the patience is paying off. The Bucs are 2-2 and I see more wins in their future.

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Friday Night Lights

There is nothing like Friday night in September in America.

All over the country, high schools (big, medium, and small) are kicking off the pigskin in front of family, friends, and community. The weather is turning colder and you can feel football in the air.

I’m heading out to Buccaneer Field in Kingston tonight to get my first look at the Kingston High Buccaneers play Port Angeles. I’ve not been to their new field with lights and I’m excited to see it and them. I will add Twitter comments throughout the night and recap tomorrow.

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