Highlights, scores and observations of all things sports. Welcome to life on the bench with Ben Watanabe.
It’s never too early for sports writers to look ahead to the next season. This caught my eye while looking at Washington’s ranked boys basketball players.
Zach Taylor, a senior guard at Cedarcrest, made the group as a non-ranked player for SB Seattle. He was voted the Cascade Conference MVP last season.
South Whidbey’s football players are out selling the Falcon cards, The players will sell them through the weekend to help fund the team with gear, uniforms, camps and travel, which increased this season because of a reclassification to a 1A program.
The South Whidbey Little League 11- and 12-year-old All-Stars survived a 5-3 game against Anacortes. …Read the rest of this post
The Wildcats swept through their conference opponents, the South Whidbey Falcons included, en route to a 14-0 record. Archbishop Murphy’s defense had allowed only two goals to conference foes (South Whidbey had one), but allowed four in a 4-3 loss to Cheney in the state tournament. The Wildcats rebounded to blank Tumwater 2-0 for third place.
South Whidbey’s conference rival Archbishop Murphy continues to roll in the state 2A boys soccer tournament.
Archbishop Murphy defeated Mark Morris 2-0 last week, then blanked Bellingham 1-0 Friday. Both matches were on home turf at Everett Memorial Stadium. The AMHS Wildcats remain undefeated this season and take on the Cheney Blackhawks on Friday, May 25 at Sunset Chev Stadium in Sumner.
Bellingham eliminated South Whidbey from postseason play and barred the Falcons from the state tournament.
The Wildcats swept South Whidbey this season, including a 4-1 drubbing on the Falcons’ Senior Night.