Puget Sound Best

Date archives December 2017

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No. 6 Hudson Catholic hoops led by Big 3, eyeing big prize

Hudson Catholic flew nearly 1,300 miles last season to have its run in the City of Palms Classic end in the quarterfinals by a team located a little more than 10 miles from the Jersey City, New Jersey, school.
Hillside (N.J.) Patrick School proved to be the measuring stick for the Hawks in the City of Palms and later in the New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association Non-Public B final where they were beaten by double digits each time.
With a strong senior class that includes two top-25 recruits and a top-100 recruit, No

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Emmitt Williams returns for City of Palms Classic shrouded in silence after rape arrest

This could have been the celebrated, hometown return of the most heralded high school basketball player from Lee County in 20 years.
Instead, it has been shrouded in silence.
Fort Myers native Emmitt Williams V, considered a top-20 college basketball prospect, returns to Southwest Florida with Orlando Oak Ridge for the 45th Annual Culligan City of Palms Classic. The Pioneers open play at 6 p.m

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Panthers LB Thomas Davis pays for N.C. school's first football state title rings in six decades

When Harding University High in Charlotte captured the North Carolina Class 4A football title it was a breakthrough. The school hadn’t won a state football title in 64 years and badly wanted to celebrate, but the student athletes couldn’t afford the $400 rings traditionally used to commemorate the accomplishment.
Cue Thomas Davis.
As reported by the Charlotte Observer, among other outlets, the Panthers linebacker stepped up Friday and donated $15,000 to cover the remainder of $20,000 tag needed to pay for the rings after $5,000 was raised by a GoFundMe campaign.
Davis’ gesture was just the capper to a remarkable, too-good-to-be-true story of Harding’s season

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Allen rolls past Cedar Ridge, will face Lake Travis in Texas state final

WACO, Texas—The Allen Eagles have won four state titles since 1999 and will now have a chance for their fifth as the Eagles soared past Cedar Ridge 28-7 at McLane Stadium in Baylor.
Allen (15-0) entered the game with Cedar Ridge (13-2) riding a 14-game win streak and outscoring opponents 603-213. However, it was one of the toughest challenges the Eagles had all season long.
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Allen will play Lake Travis for the 6A D1 State Championship Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas

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Casey Clausen returning to coach alma mater

The Casey Clausen era has ended at Calabasas (Calif.) High.
The head football coach who engineered the Coyotes’ stunning turnaround from area doormat to consecutive Southern Section championships, announced Friday he has accepted the coaching position at Alemany (Los Angeles) High.
He said the decision to leave Calabasas after four successful seasons was anything but easy.
“No, not at all,” he said