Author: paulb

Girls Hoops: Wolves big early lead too much for the Tigers

1/10/18 Black Hills 50, Centralia 31 (Tumwater, WA) The Black Hills Wolves were expected to challenge WF West for the league Championship but after losing big to the Bearcats in the league opener they are now focused on running the table until they get to host Chehalis in the 2nd go-round of league play. They made quick work of Centralia who was undefeated in league play when the night began. The Wolves went on a 10-4 run to start the game with each starter, Megan River, Lindsey Nurmi, Alexa Bovencamp, Natania Serhan and Jordyn Bender all scoring a 2-point...

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Boys Hoops: Tumwater holds off Rochester for big EVCO 2A win

1/9/18 Tumwater 58, Rochester 50 (Tumwater, WA) The Warriors were looking for their 1st league win and the T-Birds trying to bounce back from their 1st league loss when these two met at Tumwater on Tuesday night. Rochester came out flying high hitting long ball shots to push an early 9-4 lead with 5:32 to play in the quarter. Stephen Robinson hit 2 of those while Keegan Goldrick drained the other. Tumwater’s defense then triggered a 9-0 run and held the Warrior’s scoreless for 5 straight minutes. Robinson would hit Rochester’s first 2-point shot with 32-seconds to go cutting...

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Boys Hoops: Tigers honor longtime Coach with impressive win over T-Birds

1/6/18 Centralia 73, Tumwater 55 (Centralia, WA) It was a special night and no doubt the pressure was on the home team Centralia Tigers. It was Ron Brown night a retirement ceremony had taken place prior to the JV game with Tumwater in the school’s classitorium. Several guest speakers relayed their experiences either playing for, coaching with or coaching against Brown who spent 56 years as the Tigers Head Basketball Coach. There was a planned halftime recognition ceremony also scheduled so the last thing the Tigers wanted to do under new coach Kyle Donahue was then lose the game...

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Boys Hoops: North Thurston digs deep for 11 straight win holds off Capital

1/6/18 North Thurston 67, Capital 60 (Olympia, WA) The North Thurston Rams came into this season with a ton of experience with 10 players on varsity, 9 Seniors including 4 starters. They knew this was the year so using a poker analogy they have gone “all in” and last night they continued their winning ways with their 11th straight win to go 11-0 and 6-0 in the South Sound Conference. Capital began the game fast taking a 10-4 lead over the Rams led by Dawson Landers with half of those points including a 3-pointer. North Thurston countered with an...

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Legendary Centralia Coach Ron Brown set to be Honored on Saturday

1/5/18 (Centralia, WA) Kyle Donahue was hired this year as the new permanent Head boys basketball Coach at Centralia. It’s the 1st time a Centralia Athletic Director has had to fill that position since 1961, in fact current AD Scott Chamberlain wasn’t even born when the Tigers last filled this position. Ron Brown was hired in 1961 as the Head Coach and held that position for 56 years amassing 722 wins which is 3rd on the all-time wins list in State history. He won 2 State Titles and his teams went to the State Tournament 16 teams with numerous...

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