High-SchoolWashington: Five Days of List-Mas

Five Days of List-Mas: Wild Card Edition!

December, 16, 2011
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Whether you’re putting together a grouping of best quarterbacks or worst albums, or you’re making that special list for Santa, there’s nothing quite like a good list. So in honor of the holiday season we’re bringing you lists all week long — Merry List-Mas!
Today: The best mascots in Washington high school sports.

Any school can be a mascot like the Hawks or the Bulldogs. It takes a creative school to come up with something that is a little more exciting. And some of the Washington schools have some awfully creative mascots. But which schools made our top five? Read below, and let us know if you think your school should have made the cut.

5. Kalama Chinooks

4. Gonzaga Prep Bullpups

3. Lincoln Abes

2. Blaine Borderites

1. Camas Papermakers

Honorable Mention: Clarkston Bantams, Evergreen Plainsmen, Decatur Golden Gators, Sammamish Totems

The Five Days of List-Mas: NBA Players from Washington

December, 15, 2011
12/15/11
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Whether you’re putting together a grouping of best quarterbacks or worst albums, or you’re making that special list for Santa, there’s nothing quite like a good list. So in honor of the holiday season we’re bringing you lists all week long — Merry List-Mas!

Today: The five best NBA players ever to come out of Washington.

Anrio Adams, Sekou Wiggs and Zach LaVine are all standout basketball recruits who are headed to D-I colleges — and possibly beyond. Washington has a long history of sending top high school players to the NBA. But who’s been the best? Here’s our list of the five best players from the Evergreen State to play in the NBA.
5. Jamal Crawford
Credentials: The 1999 Rainier Beach grad is a fearless shooter and was named Sixth Man of the Year in 2009-10. Crawford averaged a career-high 20.6 points as a member of the Knicks in 2007.

4. Doug Christie
Credentials: The 1988 Rainier Beach graduate became one of the best defenders in the league and keyed Sacramento’s rise to prominence in the early 2000s.

3. Brandon Roy
Credentials: The Garfield alum (2002) appeared to be headed toward elite status at the two-guard spot before knee injuries derailed his career. The former UW star was taken sixth in the 2006 Draft and made two All-Star games before retiring earlier this month.

2. Jason Terry
Credentials: The 1995 Franklin grad is one of the league’s premier shooters and in the annual discussion for Sixth Man of the Year (won in 2008-09). A career 16.2 point scorer, Terry won an NBA title with the Mavs last June.

1. John Stockton
Credentials: The Gonzaga Prep alum (1980) is arguably the best point guard in NBA history. He was a 10-time All-Star and is the NBA's all-time assists leader with 15,806 dimes. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2009.

Tomorrow: Wild Card! Check back tomorrow to find out what our list is.

Rainier Beach slides into first in Week 1 hoop rankings

December, 14, 2011
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After games ending Wednesday, Dec. 13

Seattle Prep's loss to Rainier Beach bumped our preseason No. 1 from its perch and elevated Beach to the top spot. Rainier should have some staying power after taking out No. 2 O'Dea behind a 25-point effort by Kansas recruit Anrio Adams. Oak Harbor dropped two games and fell out of the top 10, allowing undefeated Evergreen to make its way into the rankings. Bubble teams Bellarmine Prep, Lewis & Clark and Issaquah are likely candidates to move up next week should another ranked team struggle.

1. Rainier Beach (4-0)

2. O'Dea (3-1)

3. Seattle Prep (3-1)

Click here for the rest of the POWERADE Washington Weekly Rankings.

Five Days of List-Mas: WA's underclass football stars

December, 13, 2011
12/13/11
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Whether you’re putting together a grouping of best quarterbacks or worst albums, or you’re making that special list for Santa, there’s nothing quite like a good list. So in honor of the holiday season we’re bringing you lists all week long — Merry List-Mas!

Today: The top underclassmen in high school football.

The state championships are over and the Class of 2012 had a great run, but it’s never too early to start looking at the impressive players in the Class of 2013 and beyond. Who’s going to rule the gridiron in Washington next season? We give you the early rundown of who to watch for.

5. Peyton Pelluer (JR), Skyline, LB
Credentials: Recorded 122 solo stops and added a pair of sacks for state champs, KingCo 4A Defensive Player of the Year

4. Sefo Liufau (JR), Bellarmine Prep, QB
Credentials: Completed 60 percent of his passes, passed for 2,254 yards and 22 touchdowns, added 241 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground

3. Tatum Taylor (JR), O'Dea, RB/DB
Credentials: Breakaway speed helped him record eight scores of 50 or more yards, All-Metro Offensive Player of the Year, holds a slew of offers from BCS schools, also a track standout

2. Sean Constantine (JR), Bellevue, LB/TE
Credentials: Tackling machine anchored Class 3A champ's stifling unit, All-KingCo first-teamer

1. Max Browne (JR), Skyline, QB
Credentials: Gatorade State Player of the Year passed for 4,034 yards and 45 TDs to lead Spartans to 4A crown, completed 70 percent of his passes, had three five-plus TD games

Click here to check out some of the other states in our Five Days of List-Mas.

Tomorrow: The POWERADE Washington Weekly Basketball Rankings.
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Whether you're putting together a grouping of best quarterbacks or worst albums, or you're making that special list for Santa, there's nothing quite like a good list. So in honor of the holiday season we're bringing you lists all week long — Merry List-Mas!

Today: Washington A-Listers

What is an A-Lister? In Hollywood, it's the George Clooney and Julia Roberts crowd. In the NFL, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers are A-Listers. In the NBA, it’s LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. The A-List is the best of the best. So which athletes can be considered A-Listers in Washington this year? That’s where today’s list comes in. Regardless of sport, here’s our list of the top five A-List athletes in the state.

Max Browne, Junior
Skyline, Football
Credentials: Gatorade State Player of the Year tossed a pair of scores to lead the Spartans to the Class 4A title; finished season with 45 touchdown passes.

Anthony Armstrong, Senior
Kamiakin, Cross Country
Credentials: Won Class 3A individual race with a blistering time of 14:58; placed seventh at Nike Cross Nationals.

Anrio Adams, Senior
Rainier Beach, Basketball
Credentials: Immense scoring ability and deep range make Adams the state's top senior hoop recruit; committed to Kansas.

Jordan Rogers, Senior
Mead, Wrestling
Credentials: Rated nation's No. 10 senior grappler by InterMat; went 48-0 and captured his second state crown last year as a junior.

Clint Coulter, Senior
Union, Baseball
Credentials: Projected first-rounder was one of the standouts of this summer's Area Code Baseball Games presented by New Balance; batted over .500 and crushed five homers last year.

Click here to check out some of the other states in our Five Days of List-Mas.

Tomorrow: The top underclassman football players from Washington.

Think we missed an athlete who should be on the A-List? Holla at me on Twitter (@ESPNHSAuguste) and let me know.

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