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>Saturday news and notes……

>Our Mount Si-Sammamish girls game report soon, but we have news and notes. BTW, if you are a hockey fan, CBC (Comcast ch. 99) is airing “Hockey Day in Canada” all day and night today, this is a must watch if you want to learn more about the cultural aspects of the game north of the border. Three good games as well, including the Canucks against the Leafs in Toronto at 4:00 this afternoon.

Now to the news and notes:

From the cooler, we have a few for you.

-This story from Massachusetts is talking about what that state is doing to address the concussion issues in high school sports.

-A district in Northern California, in the town of Woodland, is dealing with potential cuts to high school sports to address budget concerns.

-The Houston Chronicle has a good feature article today on the Houston Yates HS boys basketball team, top-ranked nationally and whose 170-35 win over a rival school earlier this season triggered a national firestorm of criticism.

-The Baton Rouge Advocate reports of two big changes for Louisiana high school sports – one, kids now have to have a C average to play, and two, home school students are now banned from participating in athletics at schools who are members of the LHSAA, the high school sports association in that state. Smell a lawsuit here on that one? Possibly, we’ll see. A couple of other major proposals passed at their annual meeting yesterday as well, those pertained to shortening sports seasons and changes in the state high school basketball tournaments.

Now to college action:

-Spring sports officially started yesterday. Yes, yesterday. Pima Community College’s softball team, from Tucson, AZ, opened its season in a tournament down in Las Vegas, and bagged a pair of wins, over North Idaho and Southern Idaho. Former Wildcat outfielder, and fan and coach favorite, Melissa Webster (Fr/Ames Lake) is playing for Pima this season. PCC will play a total of six games over this weekend in Nevada. Would expect her mom and dad, Jeff and Anita, are down in Nevada watching the proceedings, so if they are, we hope they are enjoying themselves.

-Meanwhile, basketball continues, and Humboldt State escaped another spirited upset attempt, this time by CSU Dominguez Hills. Humboldt (Caitie Richards/Fr/Snoqualmie) wins 74-69 and Richards scored three points.

Game report on tap.

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Written by Rhett Workman

January 30, 2010 at 4:52 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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