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Changes are afoot. And for the girls soccer teams that now comprise the re-shuffled South Puget Sound League North Division, the numbers can be both daunting and inspiring at the same time.
• Favorites: Kentwood, Auburn Riverside.
Kama Frank can hardly wait to get started. Especially now that he’s the starting quarterback at Jefferson High School. “I’ve been ready and waiting for it. I just have to get my chance,” said Frank, a 6-foot-1, 185-pound senior who got some playing time at the controls as a freshman, then played in other spots the past two years while now-graduated All-South Puget Sound League North Division standout Taylor Stark ran the show. “Sophomore year and junior year, there was a lot of practice and mental reps.
For Gallyn Mitchell, it was another one of those weekends.
They’re ba-a-ack. But if the other South Puget Sound League North Division football teams don’t recognize Auburn Riverside, the Ravens understand totally. Simply put, this program is far removed from the one that went 2-6 in league play in 2005, and was a combined 8-24 in league, 11-37 overall from 2001 to ’05 before leaving the 4A ranks.
He says he might like to teach and coach someday. If he does, Darius Elliott-Free says he’d have no problem plucking a kid out of the school hallway to play for the team, even if the kid was only, say, 5 1/2 feet tall and barely tipped the scale at 150 pounds.
Fear No Evil and Gallon, who have danced every dance in the 3-year-old division this season at Emerald Downs, are among nine sophomores nominated to the $100,000 Emerald Derby.
The mention of his incarcerated father immediately brings an emotional sting and a surge of motivation for Jeff Gouveia.
The search to replace Adam Barrett as head coach of the two-time defending state champion Auburn Riverside High girls basketball team is officially in progress.
Dave Villwock gets to keep his Seafair Chevrolet Cup hydroplane trophy.
In saving his best strides for last, Wasserman came home with another first. Matter of fact, he came home with three of ’em. A first for jockey Jennifer Whitaker. A first for trainer Howard Belvoir. And first in the Longacres Mile.
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