Despite school being canceled in the Tri-Cities, the District 8 4A and 3A basketball tournament will be played Friday, Feb. 15, at various venues around the Mid-Columbia. The tournament start at 3:30 p.m.
Kennewick School District will hire Ellensburg coach Randy Affholter as the new head football coach for the Kennewick High School Lions to replace Bill Templeton. He also will teach health and fitness classes.
Chiawana High graduate Delaney Hodgins is a star rookie for professional basketball team Espoo in Finland. Her sister Braydey Hodgins at Boise State is the Mountain West Conference women’s player of the week.
No high school basketball playoffs were held in the state because of the snowstorm. The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) extended the deadline for district tournaments to Monday, Feb. 18.
Chiawana senior AJ Vongphachanh, Mid-Columbia Conference’s Defensive Player of the Year, says he will play football at Utah State University next fall. Postseason basketball tournaments begin this week.
Friday marks the final night of Mid-Columbia Conference basketball before the prep playoff season begins in the Tri-Cities region. The top 3A boys seed and the 4A girls district host are still up in the air.
Sports columnist Jeff Morrow says the 1979 Richland High Bombers basketball team was the best high school team ever in the Tri-Cities and now a new website 1979bomberhoops.org honors that winning season.
The News Tribune’s annual presentation of the Northwest Nuggets features the top high school football recruits from the region, who are projected to make big impacts in college, and perhaps eventually the NFL.