State football title games change

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association’s Executive Board voted earlier this month to no longer hold the state football championship games at the Tacoma Dome.

“Ultimately, the Executive Board needed to evaluate whether holding the Gridiron Classic in the Tacoma Dome made sense for the association, student-participants and fans,” WIAA executive director Mike Colbrese said in the release. “Costs of renting the facility (about $70,000) have continued to increase.”

No determination has been made as to where the championship games, usually held the first weekend in December, will be held. The WIAA said they will survey sites and make a decision in the fall, though it’s likely the single-site era for the title games has come to an end.

The Tacoma Dome hosts the Class 4A and 3A state boys and girls basketball tournaments and the state wrestling tournament.


Spartan JV girls hoops wins tourney

Stanwood girls basketball team won the 32-team JV bracket at this weekend’s Edmonds Summer Shootout at Edmonds-Woodway High.

Stanwood edged Tahoma 54-50 to claim the title after winning four games to reach the championship.


Spartan basketball camp is soon

The Stanwood Athletic Booster Club is offering a basketball camp for boys and girls June 17-20 at the high school gym. While registration the day of the camp is allowed, it is recommended athletes sign up earlier. 

The registration form and instructions on how to pay and where to mail the information is available for download with this story at 

Due to construction at the high school, fewer youth sports camps were offered this year. Volleyball and tennis already held camps. Track and soccer will not have a camp this year. 

Basketball camp info: Players entering grades 7 and 8 runs 3-5 p.m.; players entering grades 2-6 runs 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cost: $70, includes T-shirt. Details: Individuals learn basic fundamentals and the basic skills necessary for successful team play. To inquire, call 360-629-1300, ext. 5332.


Stanwood boy wins another golf event

Conrad Chisman won a 36-hole golf event June 3 in Twin Falls, Idaho, to qualify for the IMG Academy Junior World Golf Championships.

Chisman birdied his final hole to win the event, his third tournament victory this spring. 

The Stanwood Middle School student shot a 4-over 148 (75-73) to secure an invite to prestigious annual event July 8-12 at Torrey Pines in San Diego, California — which features 1,200 golfers in six age groups.

Past boys’ champions include Notah Begay III, Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson, Corey Pavin, Nick Price, Craig Stadler, David Toms and Tiger Woods. 

On June 8-9, Chisman won the Rocky Mountain Junior Tour’s Battle in Bellingham with a 5-over 149 (76-73).

Contact reporter Evan Caldwell at and follow him on Twitter @Evan_SCN for updates throughout the week and on Instagram @evancaldwell.scn for more photos.

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