News and notes, 12-29

Riley gets some TV time, but Portland falls on road
It was a rough night in the conference opener for the University of Portland Pilots men’s basketball team, as they were blown out last night on the road at Gonzaga.

The Zags won 90-51 in Spokane. Sophomore Tanner Riley, 2010 Mount Si grad from North Bend, saw 17 minutes of action off the bench in the regionally televised game for the Pilots, and scored five points.

Valley high school hoops in action
A couple of Valley high school basketball teams were in action last night. Both Cedarcrest’s boys and Mount Si’s girls picked up wins. We will hopefully have more on the Wildcats’ win later, but in the interim, we have stories on both games for you from the Everett Herald.

Red Wolves defeat Mount Vernon

Wildcats win first game at holiday tournament

More reclassification news
Another school district has made a decision on sports league membership based on dollars and cents. Last week, Port Townsend’s district superintendent, citing travel costs, decided to keep his high school in their existing league alignment despite the wishes of many players, parents and coaches who were seeking a move to another league for competitive balance issues. The Peninsula Daily News has more on this controversy. Port Townsend’s decision comes on the heels of the decision we told you about over in eastern Washington to divide the CBBN league on geographical lines in an effort to reduce travel costs.

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Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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