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Girls 3A state swim and dive championships

November 15th, 2011 at 10:47 am by Chad Coleman

Ciara Hu, of Oak Harbor High School, swims in the final heat of the 200-yard individual medley event during the WIAA 3A girls state swim and dive championship at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way on Saturday, November 12, 2011. I have covered state swimming for many years now at the King County Aquatic Center, and this is only the second time I have been allowed access to the underwater viewing tunnel. I tried for – and was denied – access to the catwalk above the pool for a fresh angle, but don’t worry, I’ll ask again next time… “Pretty please, with sugar on top.” More photos from the meet after the jump…

Baseball and Softball | Washington State Tournament 2011

May 31st, 2011 at 2:44 pm by Chad Coleman

The Mount Si High School Wildcats celebrate two early runs after Trevor Lane (2) beat a throw to the plate during the WIAA 3A state baseball championship game at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, May 28, 2011. Mount Si beat Shorewood 5-4 for the state title.

It was prep spring sports state tournament time this past weekend, and I covered baseball at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, and softball at the Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey. Here are some of my favorite images and moments from the weekned. More photos after the jump…

Basketball 3A State Tourney | Bellevue and Mercer Island

March 18th, 2010 at 12:34 pm by Chad Coleman

A quick photo recap of the Bellevue boys and Mercer Island girls tournament runs at the Washington State 3A Basketball championships at the Tacoma Dome last week. Above, Bellevue’s Will Locke flying high for two points against Glacier Peak. More photos after the jump…

Basketball 4A State Tourney | Days 1 & 2

March 5th, 2010 at 4:09 pm by Chad Coleman

It’s WIAA state basketball tournament time, and I spent the last two days at the Tacoma Dome following several 4A teams from the Eastside — Skyline boys, Newport girls and Lake Washington boys. Lots of  action, but I still try to vary my shooting postion or style to keep it from getting to look to uniform. Enjoy these and I’ll add some more posts as the 3A tournament kicks into gear next week. More images after the jump…

Swim and Dive | State Championships 2010

February 22nd, 2010 at 4:01 pm by Chad Coleman

The 2A/3A boys swim season finale was held at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way on Saturday. I’ve covered this event for many years now and watched as Mercer Island High School claimed their fifth consecutive 3A team state title. I did have the pleasure of *finally* shooting from the underwater viewing tunnel. NOTE: I’ll be adding more caption info, descriptions and links to the associated stories soon, but wanted to get this posted as they are fresh. More images from above and below water after the jump…