LAS VEGAS — Arizona is the top seed and is ranked at No. 4. UCLA is seeded second and was ranked for good parts of the season, while Arizona State and California will each get a bye for the opening round.
PEORIA, Ariz. — Willie Bloomquist isn’t a player who gets introduced at a news conference. He doesn’t have Jay Z rapping about him or trying to be his agent. He can’t even return home — as a much-improved player, mind you — without some Mariners fans mocking the move.
Alex Ludeman, 17, a multi-class driver from Waterville, may remain humble about his racing career, and non-committal about his future in the sport, for now, but don’t tell the folks around him – because they’re getting excited. He’s turned heads in the Legends class, racing with the Columbia River Legends, a travelling class that makes a few stops every year at Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval – where Ludeman is a regular in the local Mini Super Stocks class.
YAKIMA — Even at breakfast the following morning, the Cashmere girls basketball team’s players were still emotionally struggling with their Friday loss to Lynden Christian in a 1A Hardwood Classic semifinal contest.