High School Sports Newsletter


Out of the shadow: Matt Johnson replaces older brother as Foss football coach

Pat Johnson is moving to Virginia so that his wife can take on the Army’s offer for free nursing education in a graduate program at the University...

Matt Johnson, below, will be taking over as football coach at Foss High School for his older brother, Pat, above, who spent three years at the helm.

Coaches release high school all-state baseball teams

Some of the area’s top players were also named to the 2015 all-state baseball teams.

Pitcher Jordan Jones of Kentwood was named to the first-team 4A all-state team by area coaches.

Mariners pick Yelm’s Parker McFadden in 20th round; Justin Marsden, Brendan Illies also drafted

He had to wait a couple days, but McFadden picked by Mariners. Marsden goes in 22nd round to Rays and Illies in the 33rd to Mets.

Yelm pitcher Parker McFadden faces the North Thurston Rams in Lacey March 16.

Prep Focus: Olympia hires John Kiley, Jackie Robinson as head basketball coaches

John Kiley is coming home.

South Kitsap’s Mac McCarty among selections for this weekend’s All-State Baseball Series

South Kitsap’s Mac McCarty, The News Tribune’s All-Area Baseball Player of the Year, among those selected to play in the senior All-State Series this weekend in Yakima. McCarty won’t play because of a family conflict, South Kistap...