Boys Basketball Capsules

WESCO4A SOUTH

  • Coach: Daun Brown, fourth season.

  • 1999-2000: 4-11, fourth place in Wesco 4A South; 6-12 overall.

  • Leading players: Brian Doty, 6-2 senior forward; Adam Zitzmann, 5-10 senior guard.

  • Outlook: Edmonds-Woodway should improve from last year, but its lack of depth and size will be a weakness.

  • Coach: Jeff Leary, second season.

  • 1999-2000: 11-4, second place in Wesco 4A South; 17-8 overall.

  • Leading players: Jeff Knudson, 6-6 senior forward; Scott Szalay 6-7 senior center; Mike Boyle, 5-11 senior guard; Dwayne Baines, 5-10 senior guard; Scott Haight, 6-2 senior forward.

  • Outlook: Kamiak has the size, the experience, and the athleticism. The Knights should walk away with the South Division, but will definitely be looking over their shoulders for Mountlake Terrace.

  • Coach: Dexter Griffen, third season.

  • 1999-2000: 0-15, last place in Wesco 4A South; 1-19 overall.

  • Leading players: David Williams, 6-1 senior forward; Brian Elrod, 6-3 senior forward; Scott Grondahl, 6-4 junior center.

  • Outlook: Mariner should improve from last season, but the Maruders are still very inexperienced and young and could be in for some growing pains.

  • Coach: Nalin Sood, first season.

  • 1999-2000: 15-0, first place in Wesco 4A South; 23-2 overall, 1-2 in the state tournament.

  • Leading players: Roger Russaw, 6-2 senior guard; Dan Boxley, 6-2 junior guard; Cameron Rowland, 6-3 senior forward; Mike Hedgecock, 6-2 senior forward.

  • Outlook: Mountlake Terrace could repeat in the South Division if they can find an inside game after the graduation of center Seamus Boxley. The Hawks will be very strong at the guard position, and will give Kamiak a run for its money in the division.

  • Coach: Lucas Davis, first season.

  • 1999-2000: 2-13, fifth place in Wesco 4A South; 4-17 overall.

  • Leading players: Alan Christov, 6-3 senior forward; Jess LaCasse, 6-6 senior center.

  • Outlook: Shorecrest should improve on its record from last season, and could surprise other teams with its inside game.

  • Coach: Gail Pintler, fifth season

  • 1999-2000: 6-9, third place in Wesco 4A South; 9-13 overall.

  • Leading players: Nick Krismunando, 6-0 senior guard; John Butterfield, 6-2 senior forward; Cary Tutmarc, 6-6 senior center.

  • Outlook: Shorewood has a very good shot at making the bi-district tournet. The Thunderbirds have good size and a good guard tandem which should bode well for them.

    WESCO4A NORTH

  • Coach: Jerry Koester, seventh season.

  • 1999-2000: 10-4, second place in Wesco 4A North; 18-7 overall.

  • Leading players: Matt Konsmo, 6-3 senior guard; Carson Hill, 6-6 senior center; Marcus Hansen 6-3 junior guard.

  • Outlook: Cascade should challenge Sehome in the North Division. The Bruins bring back a lot of experience and should make the playoffs.

  • Coach: Mike Lowery, 19th season.

  • 1999-2000: 6-8, fourth place in Wesco 4A North; 10-10 overall.

  • Leading players: Derek Lindstrom, 6-5 senior center; Cody Bradt, 6-5 senior forward; Chris McLeod, 6-0 senior guard.

  • Outlook: Marysville-Pilchuck has size and experienced guard play, which could mean a spot in the bi-district tourney this season.

  • Coach: Frank Hunter, second season.

  • 1999-2000: 4-10, fifth place in Wesco 4A North; 7-12 overall.

  • Leading players: Chad Riepma, 6-3 senior forward; Josh Brown, 6-3 senior forward.

  • Outlook: Oak Harbor will have a hard time this season competing in the North Division, but the experience at the forward position could help the Wildcats.

  • Coach: Pat Fitterer, 11th season.

  • 1999-2000: 13-1, first place in Wesco 4A North, fourth at state; 24-4 overall, 3-1 in the state tournament.

  • Leading players: Kyle Jackson, 5-10 senior guard; Mike Harvie, 5-11 senior guard; Brad Rhoades, 6-5 senior center.

  • Outlook: Sehome looks strong and should battle Cascade for the North Division title.

  • Coach: Len Bone, sixth season.

  • 1999-2000: 9-5, third place in Wesco 4A North; 12-11 overall.

  • Leading players: Mike Kingsberry, 6-3 senior forward; Ian Hill, 6-1 senior forward; Ryan Sommer, 5-9 junior guard.

  • Outlook: Snohomish has a nice nucleus, and should compete for a district berth.

    WESCO3A

  • Coach: Dan Rauch, eighth season.

  • 1999-2000: 4-10, seventh place in Wesco 3A; 7-12 overall.

  • Leading players: Nick Yoney, 6-4 senior forward; Zach Marzolf, 6-6 senior center; Kevin McCormack, 6-1 junior guard; PJ Swesey, 6-4 senior forward.

  • Outlook: Arlington has talent, and could make a playoff run, but its youth needs to contibute.

  • Coach: Darrell Olson, second season.

  • 1999-2000: 12-2, first place in Wesco 3A, seventh place at state; 20-7 overall, 2-2 in the state tournament.

  • Leading players: Reggie Limar, 6-4 senior forward; Josh Daniels, 6-1 senior guard; DJ Missall, 6-4 senior forward.

  • Outlook: Everett will challenge for the league title. The Seagulls will weigh heavily on senior Reggie Limar’s leadership.

  • Coach: Eddie Mascari, second season.

  • 1999-2000: 8-6, third place in Wesco 3A; 10-12 overall.

  • Leading players: Jason Arango, 6-4 senior forward; Craig Chambers, 6-4 sophomore guard; Adam Engel, 6-2 senior forward.

  • Outlook: Jackson has the heighth to challenge for a playoff spot,and its experience could help it land a top-four finish in league.

  • Coach: Norm Lowery, 12th season.

  • 1999-2000: 6-8, fifth place in Wesco 3A; 7-13 overall.?

  • Leading players: Lance Barton, 6-7 senior center; Nolan Perkl, 6-2 senior forward.

  • Outlook: Lake Stevens could surprise people. Finishing in the top four in league is achievable. The Vikings pose a threat with their size down low.

  • Coach: Landon Porter, first season.

  • 1999-2000: 2-12, last place in Wesco 3A; 5-15 overall.

  • Leading players: Dan Erickson, 6-4 senior center; Antwoine Toussaint, 6-3 senior forward; Steve Palmer, 6-2 junior forward; Anthony Porter, 5-10 junior guard; Bobby Hinnenkamp, 5-10 junior guard.

  • Outlook: Lynnwood should improve from last season and will surprise a lot of people, but will probably fall short of finishing in the top half of the league.

  • Coach: Troy Parker, fourth season.

  • 1999-2000: 5-9, sixth place in Wesco 3A; 7-13 overall.

  • Leading players: Sean Johnson, 6-5 senior forward; Tyler Chamberlin, 6-0 senior guard; Zach Steit, 6-0 senior guard; Winfred Smith, 6-1 senior guard; Jason Yeager, 6-3 senior forward; Justin Dennis 6-4 junior forward.

  • Outlook: Meadowdale is about nine deep and should make districts this season. The Mavericks’ guards are very good ball handlers and have game experience which will help them finish in the upper half of the league.

  • Coach: Dave Brekke, 10th season.

  • 1999-2000: 7-7, fourth place in Wesco 3A; 9-13 overall.

  • Leading players: Alex Pagon, 6-3 senior forward; Dan Walters, 6-2 senior guard; Travis Piland, 6-5 senior center.

  • Outlook: Monroe has a lot of leadership and pretty decent size.The Bearcats could battle for a league title and should be in the district playoffs.

  • Coach: Nate DuChesne, third season.

  • 1999-2000: 12-2, second place in Wesco 3A; 17-6 overall.

  • Leading players: Ryan Appleby, 6-3 sophomore guard; Marcus Steele, 6-7 junior center; Garrett Parks, 6-4 senior forward.

  • Outlook: Stanwood is the favorite to win league, and has a great inside-outside attack which gives it an excellent chance to challenge Mount Vernon for the district title and a spot at state.

    NORTHCASCADES

    CONFERENCE2A

  • Coach: Keith Johnson, fifth season

  • 1999-2000: 2-14, last place in North Cascades 2A; 4-16 overall.

  • Leading players: Buddy Krom, 6-0 senior guard; Shawn Ingraham, 5-9 senior guard; Chris Garcia, 6-1 senior center.

  • Outlook: Granite Falls should be better then last season and will have more size.

  • Coach: Ron Thorvilson, 15th season.

  • 1999-2000: 4-12, tied for seventh place in North Cascades 2A; 6-14 overall.

  • Leading players: Mike Work, 6-1 senior forward; Jake Poeschel, 6-6 junior center; Ryan Peterson, 6-3 senior forward.

  • Outlook: Lakewood has the size to compete for a bi-district playoff berth. The Cougars will rely on some young guards who will be their ticket to the playoffs.

  • Coach: Brian Kissinger, second season.

  • 1999-2000: 4-12, tied for seventh place in North Cascades 2A; 5-15 overall.

  • Leading players: Josh Nepf, 6-2 senior forward; Brett Perkins, 5-11 senior guard.

  • Outlook: South Whidbey will probably be a middle of the league finisher. With good guard play the Falcons could compete for bi-district.

  • Coach: Jamie Rowe, third season.

  • 1999-2000: 5-11, sixth place in North Cascades 2A; 6-13 overall.

  • Leading players: Drew Davison, 6-3 junior center; Bryan Nelson, 6-1 senior guard; Kris Kropp, senior forward.

  • Outlook: Sultan should improve on last season’s record because of its depth and experience.

    KINGCO4A

  • Coach: Ron Bollinger

  • 1999-2000: 9-4, second place in Kingco 4A Lake Division; 14-7 overall.

  • Leading players: Ryan Rourke, 6-6 junior forward; Daylen Haines, 6-5 junior forward; Matt Bonorden, 6-3 senior guard.

  • Outlook: Bothell should be competitve in the Kingco 4A, and battle for a playoff spot. The Cougars have good size at all positions.

    NORTHWESTA

  • Coach: Jerry Zander, first season.

  • 1999-2000: 0-12, last place in Northwest A; 2-18 overall.

  • Leading players: Young Kim, junior guard; Rich Albo, junior; Kurt Tompkins, junior.

  • Outlook: Archbishop Murphy is young and small but scrappiness could help the Wildcats win more games this season then last season.

  • Coach: Randy King, eighth season

  • 1999-2000: 10-2, second place in Northwest A; 12-11 overall..

  • Leading players: Pat Bennett, 6-4 senior center; Ty Blouin, 5-8 senior guard; Chris Good, 6-2 junior forward.

  • Outlook: Coupeville can challenge for a league title with good experience coming back.

  • Coach: Jeff Bryson, 10th season.

  • 1999-2000: 11-1, first in Northwest A; 20-7 overall, 0-2 in the state tournament.

  • Leading players: Scott Hall, 5-10 senior guard; Oak Rankin, 6-0 senior center; Daniel Bogart, 6-2 senior forward; Derek Bryson, 5-11 senior guard.

  • Outlook: Darrington looks strong again and should challenge for a league title this season.

    NORTHWESTB

  • Coach: Jon Shaw, fourth season.

  • 1999-2000: 5-5, fourth place in Northwest B; 11-10 overall.

  • Leading players: Aaron Norton, 6-1 senior guard; Ryan Andrews, 6-1 junior guard.

  • Outlook: Grace Academy has experience and should improve over last season.

  • Coach: Mike Madison

  • 1999-2000: 10-0, first place in Northwest B; 18-4 overall.

  • Leading players: Tim Groen, 6-6 senior center; Jeff House, 6-0 senior guard.

  • Outlook: Shoreline Christian should be at or near the top of the league once again.The Crusaders have the size to dominate the league.

  • Coach: Duane Hodges, fourth season.

  • 1999-2000: 7-3, second place in Northwest B; 12-12 overall.

  • Leading players: Elias Carlson, 6-3 senior forward; Jeremiah Ripley, 5-11 junior guard; Keith Hodges, 6-4 senior center.

  • Outlook: The Lions return four starters to a team which came within six points of a state berth. They will challenge Shoreline Christian for the league title.

    CHINOOKLEAGUE

  • Coach: John VanDyke, third season.

  • 1999-2000: 11-2, first in Chinook League, third-place finish at state; 22-6 overall, 3-1 in the state tournament.

  • Leading players: Craig Roosendaal, 6-6 senior forward; Mark Freise, 6-5 senior center; Kyle Trautmann, 5-10 senior guard.

  • Outlook: King’s will be strong and it have the size to win another league title.
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