The Cascade High School girls bowling team took fourth place at the Class 4A state championships Saturday in University Place to cap coach Ron Hicks’ four-decade coaching tenure.
The Bruins finished fourth out of eight teams with a total score of 6,730 pins. Cascade senior Jessie Brambach led the way with a sixth-place individual finish, posting a six-game 1,094 series.
It was the eighth top-five state finish for the Bruins since 1999, when bowling transitioned from a club sport to a varsity sport. Hicks is stepping down after 40 seasons as Cascade’s bowling coach.
Darrington boys clinch share of league title
The Darrington boys basketball team has clinched at least a share of the Northwest 2B/1B League title. The Loggers can claim the conference crown outright with a win over La Conner in Tuesday night’s regular-season finale.
Darrington (15-4, 7-2 Northwest 2B/1B) holds a one-game lead over second-place Friday Harbor in the league standings, with one conference game remaining for both teams. Darrington and Friday Harbor split their regular-season series.
It’s been a massive turnaround for the Loggers over the past two seasons. Prior to last year’s 15-win campaign, Darrington hadn’t won more than four games in a season since 2008-09.
Grace Academy girls claim 2nd straight league crown
The Grace Academy girls basketball team earned its second consecutive Northwest 1B League title. The Eagles (15-4, 10-2 Northwest 1B) finished tied atop the league standings with Lummi Nation, but swept the Blackhawks in their two regular-season matchups.
Local wrestling teams win sub-regional titles
The Lake Stevens boys wrestling team cruised to the 4A District 1 sub-regional crown, finishing with 467 points and more than doubling the score of second-place Glacier Peak.
The Snohomish boys claimed the 3A District 1 North sub-regional title with 285 points. The Panthers finished 39.5 points ahead of runner-up Stanwood.
The Edmonds-Woodway boys rolled to the 3A District 1/2 South sub-regional crown with 262 points, finishing 63 points ahead of second-place Shorewood.
The Everett girls took first place in a sub-regional at Chief Sealth High School with 152 points, edging runner-up Chief Sealth by 14 points.