Two players fight for position on a rebound.

Wolverines topple Tyee to keep trophy

By Tim Clinton

This traveling trophy isn't going anywhere for at least another year.

Evergreen High School has kept the hardware for the Tyee vs. Evergreen Staff/Alumni Basketball Game since its inaugural clash three years ago, including an 87-80 Wolverines victory over the Totems on Friday.
"It hasn't needed to travel," said Tyee athletic director John Yellam. "The first time Tyee lost by about 10, last year it was by two, and this year it was by seven."

Even though Yellam and the Totems would have liked to have nabbed the trophy for the first time, they weren''t complaining.

"It was good, it was fun," said Yellam of the game. "At an event like this everyone wins."

"It was another successful night," agreed Evergreen athletic director Chris DuBois.

This year the event raised between $300 and $400 for the Kenney Bui Memorial Scholarship Fund, which honors the Wolverines football player who died after sustaining a head injury this fall.

Aside from gate receipts, the fund also increased by way of frequent raffles of prizes throughout Friday's game.

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Sportswatch for the week of Nov. 25-Dec. 1

By Tim Clinton

High schools

Girls basketball
The winter season tips off Saturday, with Kennedy Catholic playing in the Auburn Jamboree at 3 p.m. and Chief Sealth hosting a jamboree starting at 4:30 p.m.
Highline travels to Ingraham for a 7 p.m. full game on Monday.
At 7 p.m. Tuesday Seattle Christian is at home playing Evergreen as Mount Rainier hosts Interlake and West Seattle entertains Evergreen of Vancouver.
Chief Sealth gets an 8 p.m. visit from Foster that day.

Boys basketball
Mount Rainier plays in the Garfield tournament Saturday, then at 6 p.m. Monday the Foster team participates in the Mercer Island Jamboree.
Highline hosts Ingraham at 7 p.m. Monday, then Foster visits Chief Sealth at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Tyee travels to Overlake at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Highline participates in the Roosevelt tournament starting at 10 a.m. Saturday.



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Keeping Track for 11-23-15

By Tim Clinton

McPherson makes academic team

Kennedy graduate Jennica McPherson earned a spot on this year's Greater Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) all-academic team for volleyball.

The senior at Western Washington University has a grade point average of 3.26 while majoring in Kinesiology.

On the court, McPherson had 20 digs in a 3-0 victory at Seattle Pacific University on Thursday to go with three kills and one block.

The opposite side hitter also had 12 digs, nine kills and two blocks as the Vikings defeated Saint Martin's University Saturday, 3-0.

Both matches were played on the road, completing a 10-0 Western Washington University season as the visitors.

Ugwoaba also honored for GPA

Highline's Uche Ugwoaba recorded a 3.26 grade point average in Computer Science at Western Washington University to make the GNAC men's soccer academic team.

Ugwoaba is originally from Nigeria.

McCluskey now a Tacoma Star

Vince McCluskey, a Kennedy graduate, was recently signed on as a member of the Tacoma Stars indoor soccer team.

Gandy scoring big for Western

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