08-09 Chelan Sports

State Basketball





























It's State Basketball Time and Chelan is there

by Richard Uhlhorn


We are one night away from the opening tip-off in the WIAA 1A State Basketball Championships in Yakima's Sun Dome. On Wednesday morning at 9 a.m., March 4, Chelan's Lady Goats (20-5) will take the court against Connell (21-2) in a bid to reach the final game on Saturday evening.


"It's a good draw for Chelan," said Dave Spanjer, who will be broadcasting the play-by-play over GoLakeChelan.com. "We won't have to play Lynden Christian until the semi-final game."


Lynden Christian is the defending state champion at 21-3. The other tough team is thought to be Seattle Christian who lost an earlier game to Lynden Christian by only one point. Both Lynden Christain and undefeated Freeman (23-0) are in the other bracket.


Connell, while tough (any team making it to the state tourney is tough), should be a good game for Chelan to open with.


All the girls have to do is bring their "A" game to the court and we'll be listening to them on Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the trophy round.


It's been a good first year for Coach Tom Robinson.


The Chelan Goats (22-4) enter the State Tournament as the number one seed out of our Region. They will tip off at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, against Naches Valley (16-7). This is also a good draw for Chelan.


In Chelan's bracket, the only team that seems to have the record to threaten Chelan would be Port Townsend (20-2), a team that placed sixth last year in the 2A state championship.


Of course, everyone is saying that Vashon Island is the team that should take it all home and they are in the other bracket, so some Chelan fans are thinking the boys could possibly make it all the way to the championship game.


It will take the entire team to produce if they expect to make it into the final day.


For more information, which will be available soon, go to: www.tourneytown.com which will have a preview of the 1A WIAA State Basketball Championships.


Don't forget to listen to Dave Spanjer on GoLakeChelan beginning at 9 a.m. and then again at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 4.


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