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UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 11:50 p.m.

State 2B boys: Brock Ravet, Kittitas claim third straight title with win over St. George’s

Once again the Kittitas Coyotes proved they are more than just their Gonzaga-bound senior guard. Though Brock Ravet sure was good on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 11:49 p.m.

State 2B girls: Behind young core, Tri-Cities Prep tops Liberty, earns first title in school history

Tri-Cities Prep called a timeout with 26.6 seconds left to clear its bench at the end of a championship game it never trailed, substituting in five players who were no …


UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 11:47 p.m.

State 1B boys: Sunnyside Christian tops Yakama Tribal to win third consecutive title

Kyler Marsh’s fateful decision to turn out for basketball three years ago never would have come to fruition if not for his brothers’ peer pressure.


UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 11:53 p.m.

State 1B girls: Colton surges back in second half to topple Pomeroy for title

Colton’s run of success over the past decade has been so impressive, so dominant, it is almost difficult not to discredit the Wildcats to some degree.


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 11:50 p.m.

State 1B boys: Yakama Tribal rallies in fourth quarter to top Almira/Coulee-Hartline in semifinals

Mylo Jones’ layup between two defenders with 24 seconds left completed Yakama Tribal’s furious comeback to defeat Almira/Coulee-Hartline 55-53 in the semifinals of the State 1B boys basketball tournament at …


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 11:06 p.m.

John Blanchette: Balancing act driving changes for state hoops tournaments

This was the small-ball world when Mike Colbrese took on the job as executive director of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association 25 years ago. Lots of things were simpler then, …


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 11:54 p.m.

State 2B girls: Liberty holds off late push from Wahkiakum to earn spot in title game

In the closing seconds of the biggest game of her life, Maisie Burnham stood in a familiar spot: the free-throw line.


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 11:53 p.m.

State 2B boys: St. George’s storms back, earns return to championship game

As time expired, St. George’s junior Dan Rigsby tossed the ball in the air, caught it and squeezed it tightly, screaming. Rigsby held it for a few more seconds as …


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.

State 1B girls: Colton, Pomeroy set stage for another title-game showdown

Neah Bay’s future is as bright as any, but it was no match for Colton’s present. The upstart Red Devils found few answers to contend with the reigning state champions’ …


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 9:48 a.m.

John Blanchette: Carl Crider harvests new memories in Oakesdale

One of the B-est things still remaining about the B tournament is taking a look across the court and being unable to tell if the guy with the probing gaze …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 11:57 p.m.

State 2B girls: Liberty downs Davenport to earn spot in semifinals

What the Liberty Lancers lacked in tournament experience, they more than made up for in height.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 11:51 p.m.

State 1B boys: Sunnyside Christian slows down Ryan Moffet, Odessa in quarterfinals

Anyone hoping Sunnyside Christian’s run of consecutive state titles would end at two might be suffering a case of wishful thinking.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 11:55 p.m.

State 2B boys: St. George’s overcomes sluggish shooting to advance to semifinals

Despite shooting 37 percent from the field, the third-seeded Dragons clamped down on defense late to close out a 53-44 win over the fifth-seeded Toutle Lake Ducks, advancing to the …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 11:53 p.m.

State 1B girls: Almira/Coulee-Hartline girls shake off flu bug, top Mount Vernon Christian

Almira/Coulee-Hartline encountered adversity at the State 1B girls basketball state tournament before its first game had tipped off Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 2:18 p.m.

John Blanchette: Odessa’s Ryan Moffet serves up State B’s first must-see moment with 48-point outburst

But just as college basketball has managed to go on without Zion, the B tournament doesn’t stop just because Brock Ravet of Kittitas hasn’t laced up his shoes yet – …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 11:25 p.m.

State 1B boys: Odessa eliminates Neah Bay behind Ryan Moffet’s record-breaking night

Odessa’s Ryan Moffet set an individual scoring record Wednesday night at the State 1B boys basketball state tournament, finishing with 48 points to lead his Tigers to an 81-73 opening-round …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 11:25 p.m.

State 2B girls: St. George’s uses second-quarter surge to top Ilwaco, advance to quarterfinals

Two years ago, a round further into the State 2B tournament, St. George’s had a halftime lead against Ilwaco, only to lose in overtime.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 7:35 p.m.

State 1B girls: Sunnyside Christian downs Inchelium, advances to quarterfinals

The youngest sibling of three, there is little Sydney Banks can do on a basketball court that her older sisters didn’t accomplish during their respective prep careers at Sunnyside Christian.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 7:18 p.m.

State 2B boys: Lake Roosevelt puts defensive clamps on Liberty to advance to quarterfinals

Eighth-seeded Lake Roosevelt found enough of a rhythm on offense, and its defense held ninth-seeded Liberty to its lowest point total of the year Wednesday at the Spokane Arena to …


State B girls capsules: Davenport hopes to improve on last year’s runner-up finish

Capsules for all State B area girls basketball qualifiers.


State B boys capsules: St. George’s seeking to dethrone Kittitas and Brock Ravet

Capsules for all State B area boys basketball qualifiers.


State 2B preview: St. George’s boys ready for challenge of taking on Brock Ravet, Kittitas

St. George’s lost to Kittitas and Brock Ravet 65-50 in the State 2B title game at the Spokane Arena last season, its only loss of last season.