Meg Wochnick writes The Olympianís South Sound Sports blog, covering the area high school and college sports scene, and community activities. She can be reached at: email@example.com.
Assistant Sports Editor
YELM The calendar might read Jan. 25, but the Yelm Tornados cant help but look whats on the horizon come Feb. 8, their the 4A Narrows League regular-season finale with Bellarmine Prep.
The winter postseason begins Friday and Saturday with district tournaments for girls bowling and the 4A and 3A Narrows League boys swimming championships.
Olympia High School football coach Bill Beattie will be one of four new members inducted into the Washington State Football Coaches Associations Hall of Fame Saturday in Everett.
Gaylord Strand is the only boys wrestling head coach Yelm High School has known since 1975 and never before has there been so much excitement and drama attached to a dual match.
Updated girls league-by-league basketball standings for 4A and 3A Narrows, 2A Evergreen Conference, 1A SWW Evergreen and Pacific 2B League.
Updated boys league-by-league basketball standings for 4A and 3A Narrows, 2A Evergreen Conference, 1A SWW Evergreen and Pacific 2B League.
U.S. Rep. Denny Heck gave his first floor speech today in the House, and he used his time to ask for support for Olympia High School baseball coach and English teacher Todd McDougall, who was diagnosed last month with an inoperable brain cancer. Heck is an Olympia Democrat in the states new 10th Congressional District.
Staff writer Meg Wochnick's top local sports events to attend this week:
LACEY -- If theres something to be learned from playing the No. 3-ranked team in the country thats also the defending NCAA Division II national champions, Saint Martins forward Roger ONeill and the rest of the Saints hope to be a build its program to that caliber.
LACEY -- Theres certainly things that the Timberline Blazers can take away from its 3A Narrows League contest with the top-ranked Lincoln Abes Friday night.
Ralph Kinne had offers to play college football from smaller schools for better scholarships, but ultimately, playing in the Pacific-12 Conference for what he called his dream school was too good to pass up.
Here are the Week 2 Associated Press statewide boys and girls basketball rankings, as voted on by sports writers and editors from across Washington.
David Padilla didnt hesitate to rate meeting Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson as one of the top moments of his young life.
What started as single tweets and posts on the social media website Twitter and Facebook Saturday night with a hashtag #PadillaNeedsTheDanger has turned into a nationwide plea to get Seattle Seahawks rookie quarterback Russell Wilson to meet Timberline High School senior David Padilla.
Between the first and second quarters during Friday's Olympia-Bellarmine boys basketball game, the high school held a brief ceremony for Todd McDougall.
As soon as coach Luke Salme and his Olympia High School boys basketball team heard the news about Bears baseball coach Todd McDougall, their thoughts instantly turned to “What can we do?”
SEATTLE (AP) How a state panel of sports writers statewide rates Washington high school basketball teams in the weekly Associated Press poll of 2013, by WIAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):
A pair of Saint Martin's University basketball players -- Roger O'Neill and Chelsea Haskey -- earned the Great Northwest Athletic Conference's men's and women's basketball players of the week honors after their performances last weekend.
For the first time since the late 1980s, Mary M. Knight High School will field a baseball team starting this spring.
TENINO -- Sometimes, slow starts and sloppiness are inevitable. But when youre atop the standings of the 1A Southwest Washington Evergreen Division and as red hot as the Tenino Beavers are, finding ways to blast through them comes a little easier.
Updated boys basketball standings from the 4A and 3A Narrows, 2A Evergreen, 1A SWW Evergreen and 2B Pacific. NOTE: Coastal 1B standings not shown since league disbanded and schools went independent Jan. 1.
Updated girls basketball standings from the 4A and 3A Narrows, 2A Evergreen, 1A SWW Evergreen and 2B Pacific. NOTE: Coastal 1B standings not shown since league disbanded and schools went independent Jan. 1.
LACEY -- It mightve only been the opening minutes of its Great Northwest Athletic Conference womens basketball game against Seattle Pacific, but Saint Martins sophomore guard Angela Gelhar and the Saints could already sense a victory.
OLYMPIA -- Up until the final minute of Evergreens Cascade Collegiate Conference womens basketball game against visiting Concordia, guard Dela Jones was scoreless on just three shot attempts.
Randy Swilley planned on being Yelm High School’s football coach for 2013 and possibly beyond. He was even looking forward to the challenge of coaching the team without his son, running back Jacob, who capped off his four-year career with 1,686 rushing yards and 25 touchdowns as well as numerous school rushing records.
Did you know Washington Redskins quarterback and 2011 Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III spent part of his childhood in Olympia? He did in the mid-1990s and attended Hansen Elementary School.
SEATTLE (AP) The 2012 Associated Press Washington all-state football team list. Voting done by sports writers around the state, including The Olympian, and organized by the Yakima Herald-Republic.
Olympia High School baseball coach Todd McDougall is in the intensive care unit at Seattles Virginia Mason Hospital after doctors found a brain tumor late last week. McDougall, 42, the week of Dec. 3, and a CT-scan at Olympias Providence St. Peter Hospital revealed the 3- to 4-centimeter tumor located in the center of his brain.
Tumwater High School senior Andrew Brown gave a verbal commitment to the University of Washington for track and field, he announced on Twitter Sunday night.
But if Friday nights 93-82 victory over River Ridge in the teams 2A Evergreen Conference boys basketball showdown mean anything in mid-December, its that the Cougars should be considered league title contenders.
Donaven Dorsey is certain about one thing he doesnt plan to make a decision on where hell play in college any time soon. The Timberline High School junior has another agenda items he wants to tackle.
Case in point was junior Sarah McGee, who not only had a game-high 16 points for the Wolves in their 68-47 2A Evergreen Conference victory over Centralia Thursday night, but also had a team-best eight steals as the Wolves forced 29 Tiger turnovers.
The Saint Martin's women's basketball team is hosting its SMU Classic two-day tournament Friday and Saturday at Marcus Pavilion.
League-by-league outlooks and capsules for 4A and 3A Narrows League, 2A Evergreen Conference, 1A Southwest Washington Evergreen Division and B schools.
Perhaps no bowler has had a hotter starter to her season than North Thurston sophomore Cortnie Brathovd. After averaging at 159 as a freshman, she currently ranks second in the 3A Narrows with a 178 average through 14 games.