Prep hot tickets: Dec. 19-Dec. 23

Here are a few high school sports events to keep an eye on this week.

Here are four local prep events to keep an eye on this week:

1. Girls basketball: Glacier Peak at Snohomish, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday. A non-conference matchup between these two schools in any sport is usually a good one, but this particular contest could be better than most. Both squads are off to strong starts this season and have their sights set on returning to their respective state tournaments. Another subplot in this contest revolves around Grizzlies coach Brian Hill, who served as an assistant at Snohomish under coach Ken Roberts before taking the Glacier Peak job. The programs know each other well and have a lot of respect for each other.

2. Girls basketball: Edmonds-Woodway at Kamiak, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday. The Warriors haven’t let their youth get in the way of a successful start — they’ve won six of their first seven games. They have a developing nucleus of key players that includes Ingrid Fosberg, Adrienne Poling, Bekah Dasalla-Good and AJ Martineau. The Knights (2-4) also have a new core cast of leaders, and have played a difficult early-season schedule.

3. Boys basketball: South Whidbey at Oak Harbor, 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. Last season the Falcons went 9-15. This year they’ve already won five contests. Are they for real? A decent showing against the 3A Wildcats in this game might go a long way toward answering that question.

4. Boys wrestling: South Kitsap at Lake Stevens, 6 p.m. Thursday. The Wolves are ranked No. 1 in the 4A state rankings on The Vikings, ranked No. 3, are trying to get back to statewide prominence after a down year (for them) in 2016-17. As far as early-season non-conference dual meets go, this is about as good as it gets. The potential matchup at 106 pounds is especially noteworthy: Lake Stevens’ Jacob Bennett, No. 1 in the 4A state rankings, could go against South Kitsap’s Xavier Eaglin, ranked No. 2.

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