At the annual Zeke-End basketball tournament, local NBA star Isaiah Thomas, the host, is met by the masses. They are mostly welcoming the former Curtis High School standout home after a long season with the Boston Celtics.
Tahoma's Ginny Mehl was a standout track and field, volleyball and basketball player in her four years — earning 12 varsity letters. She's heading to UW for track as The News Tribune's senior female athlete of the year.
Mount Rainier senior J.J. Young was dominant on the football field, basketball court and in three state-bound events in track and field. Not bad for the former 1B wonder. He has earned The News Tribune's 2016-17 senior male athlete of the year.
Tahoma senior Ginny Mehl, who is committed to compete in track and field at the University of Washington, won her second 4A state shot put championship on Saturday. She also finished second in the javelin and second in discus while playing four years of basketball and four years of volleyball.
Todd Beamer's Mark Filimonov, Austin Stafford and JJ Allen talk with coach Joel Lindberg about becoming the first team, in any sport, to win a state title for Beamer High School of Federal Way. The Titans beat Pasco, 2-1, on Saturday at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup.
Gig Harbor senior pitcher Avery Jones shut down Edmonds-Woodway in the 3A state semifinals as the Tides reached the championship match with the win at Safeco Field. Jones struck out 10 batters in a complete-game shutout.