Prep notebook: 8 locals to play in boys hoops all-state games

The Jackson softball team is ranked No. 24 in the nation, and two local wrestlers are nationally ranked.

Eight local boys basketball players were selected to participate in the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association’s senior all-state games Saturday at Curtis High School in University Place.

The Jackson duo of Ben Olesen and Christian Liddell (4A), Glacier Peak’s Fletcher Douglas (4A), Marysville Pilchuck’s RaeQuan Battle (3A), Arlington’s Anthony Whitis (3A), the King’s duo of Nate Kleppe and Hunter Reeves (1A) and Tulalip Heritage’s Paul Shay Jr. (1B) were each named to their respective classification’s all-state team.

The 2B vs. 1B game tips off at 2 p.m., followed by the 2A vs. 1A contest at 4 p.m. and the 4A vs. 3A game at 6 p.m. Doors open at 1 p.m.

Jackson softball nationally ranked

The Jackson softball team is ranked No. 24 in the nation in this week’s MaxPreps Xcellent 25 softball rankings, which are determined by staff writers.

Led by two-way standout Iyanla Pennington, the defending Class 4A state champion Timberwolves are off to a 3-0 start and have outscored opponents by a 36-4 margin.

2 local wrestlers nationally ranked

Two local wrestlers are listed in the most recent national girls high school wrestling rankings.

Lake Stevens junior Kiley Hubby is ranked 10th in the nation at 164 pounds. She was the 170-pound state runner-up at last month’s Mat Classic, one year after winning the 145-pound state title while wrestling for Glacier Peak.

Stanwood junior Chanel Siva is ranked 12th in the nation at 225 pounds. She claimed the 235-pound state title at last month’s Mat Classic.

The rankings are published throughout the year by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, USA Wrestling and FloWrestling. The most recent rankings, released March 13, were the fourth installment of the year.

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