OK, let’s do something a little different this week.
Next weekend is Memorial Day weekend, which means it’s championship weekend for high school spring sports.
Snohomish County will be well represented at all of the championships, especially in the team sports, where by my count there are 12 local teams that will be competing for state titles beginning on Friday.
So which of those teams has the best chance of lifting a trophy?
Let’s start with the three local teams that are defending state champions. There’s Archbishop Murphy boys soccer, which is going for its third straight 2A state title, has essentially all of its team back from last year, has a perfect record and has outscored its opponents 96-5. Then there’s Snohomish softball and Meadowdale softball, which claimed 4A and 3A state titles last year, respectively, but must now compete against one another as the Panthers dropped down to 3A this year. Those three teams may be at the top of the contenders for winning titles the coming weekend.
But there’s plenty of other candidates. Here’s the full list of local teams, along with their records and district finishes:
Edmonds-Woodway, 19-6, first at district
Glacier Peak, 15-4-1, first at district
Snohomish, 17-3, second at district
Archbishop Murphy, 20-0, first at district
Mountlake Terrace, 16-6, second at district
Jackson, 20-3, first at district
Monroe, 19-5, second at district
Meadowdale, 18-4, first at district
Snohomish, 21-2, second at district
Everett, 16-8, third at district
Edmonds-Woodway, 14-10, fourth at district
Mountlake Terrace, 18-4, first at district.
So which team do you think has the best chance of coming home with a championship? Unfortunately, Twitter only allows four options in polls, so I decided the defending titlists would get their own lines. But feel free to vote “Other,” and if you do please mention which team either by responding to the tweet or commenting below:
POLL: Which Snohomish County prep team is most likely to win a state title this weekend? Full context here: https://t.co/rYDnOvXuJh
— Nick Patterson (@NickHPatterson) May 22, 2017