Photos by Kurt Howard
Alumni Basketball Game - Tyee @ Evergreen

SLIDESHOW: Evergreen tops Tyee in fundraiser

By Tim Clinton
SPORTS EDITOR

Good natured fun dominated the day as Evergreen edged Tyee, 72-71, in a staff/alumni fundraiser basketball game Friday.

Such was the case even after the show in the Evergreen gymnasium ended.
"We got the win," quipped Evergreen athletic director Chris Dubois while cleaning up along with Tyee athletic director John Yellam. "A dominating win."

"One point on a ghost technical, right," responded Yellam.
The "ghost" technical foul Yellam was referring to came with 1:16 to play in the game and turned a 69-68 Evergreen lead to 70-68 on 1-for-2 free throw shooting.

Evergreen added two more free throws in the waning seconds of the game, then Tyee closed the final score to 72-71 on a three-point shot with one second left.

To the winner went a silver trophy to keep for a year until the next meeting.

But this game was not so much about the game or the trophy as it was about raising funds for the athletic programs at both schools.

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Sportswatch for the week of Nov. 19-25

Sports events worth keeping an eye on

For the week of Nov. 19-25

By Tim Clinton
SPORTS EDITOR

High schools
Winter sports
Practices for all Winter high school sports in the state of Washington opened Monday and will continue the next two weeks.
The first day of any competition will be Saturday, Nov. 29.

Pros and colleges
Seahawks
The defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks face this year's NFC West leaders Sunday when they host the Arizona Cardinals for a 1:05 p.m. game.
The action at CenturyLink Field will be shown on Channel 13 TV.

Sounders
Seattle opens the Western Conference finals Sunday when they visit Los Angeles for a 2 p.m. game.
ESPN cable will carry the action live.

Thunderbirds
Seattle hosts Spokane for 7:35 p.m. Western Hockey League action at Showare Center in Kent Friday before entertaining the Everett Silvertips at 7:05 p.m. Saturday.

Husky football
Washington hosts Oregon State for 7:30 p.m. action Saturday on the Pac-12 network.

Cougar football

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Photos by Ed Shepherd
​Warriors Isabella Responte dribbling the soccer ball in a game against Meridian of a 1A state tournament game at French Field in Kent Tuesday.

SLIDESHOW: Kennedy Catholic girls' soccer stay at state is short

By Ed Shepherd
SPORTS CORRESPONDENT

BELLEVUE--It wasn't sweet, and it was short.

The young and willing Kennedy Catholic girls soccer team found itself against a ready, experienced, talented, Bellevue squad, as the Lancers' traits failed to quite match the Wolverines'. Consequently their season came to a close in a 3-0 loss in the first round of the WIAA 3A state tournament at Bellevue High School Tuesday.

"They are a very talented team," said Lancers coach, Doug Stamnes. "They've been together for awhile."

Kennedy's season came to a close with an 11-8 mark while the Kingco 3A champion Wolverines, who took third place at state last year and sport a 17-0 record now, move on to a second round quarterfinal Saturday.
The Wolverines carried eight seniors into the game, and it's tough to play against that reality when underclassmen littered the Lancers' roster, with the kicker being that the Wolverines' state experience is huge with their team having made it to the semifinal of the 3A tourney last season.

"We started nine freshmen and a sophomore," said Stamnes.

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