Preps -- Top Players To Meet In Basketball Series

Many of the top high-school senior boys basketball players in the Puget Sound area will play in a four-team tournament Friday and Saturday at Renton High School.

The South King County boys will play a KingCo Conference team at 6 p.m. and Metro will play WesCo at 7:30.

Saturday, the losers will play at 6 p.m. and the winners at 7:30.

This is the third year of the tournament, sponsored by Shoreline AAU and Nike.

Adult tickets cost $5 a night or $8 for a two-day pass. Student tickets are $3 a day or $5 for two days.

Two players will receive $500 scholarships based on performance, community involvement and grade-point average.

Sponsors also plan a one-day, four-team girls event Saturday, April 5 at Shorewood High School. WesCo AAA will play WesCo AA at 6 p.m. and KingCo will play Metro-South King County at 8.

The girls event has been a WesCo-only affair in past years.

Plans call for awarding two $500 scholarships to girls players. Tickets to the girls event are $5 and $3.

BOYS ROSTERS Metro - Coach Keith Cooper, Decatur; Jason Robbins, Franklin; Tim Coleman, Eastside Catholic; David Emslie, Seattle Prep; Charlie Wellnitz, Blanchet; Clyde Travis, Cleveland; Kyle Kiang, Roosevelt; Shane Makanani, O'Dea; Kerry McDonnell, O'Dea.

KingCo - Coach Andre Barashkoff, Sammamish; Brian Trofholz, Bothell; Jeff Nelson, Bothell; Al Minahan, Inglemoor; Tim VanWieringen, Lake Washington; Tim Wahlquist, Eastlake; Jason Heide, Issaquah; Alex Carter, Newport; Bryan Brown, Mercer Island.

South County - Coach Mike Albrecht, Kent-Meridian; Sean O'Brien, Rogers; Demond Howard, Lakes; Aaron Bellessa, Decatur; Jay Glover, Clover Park; Micah Axton, Federal Way; Casey Cavalry, Bellarmine; Ben Addink, White River; Jon Madison, Port Angeles.

WesCo - Coach Jerry Koester, Cascade; Ryan Bender, Shorewood; Antwon Jones, Shorewood; Trever Tillman, Mountlake Terrace; Nic Lind, Mount Vernon; Kyle Felmley, Sehome; Rian Cool, Lake Stevens; Zach Miller, Jackson; Joe Morris, Kamiak; Aaron Milner, Shorecrest; Cliff Reilly, Monroe.

GIRLS ROSTERS KingCo - Coach Sandy Schneider, Lakeside; Lauren Ashbaugh, Redmond; Jen Babin, Bothell; Brooke Ingalls, Eastlake; Meghan Geddes, Lake Washington; Shennae McNairy, Lake Washington; Syesha Thomas, Interlake; Jennifer Kutz, Juanita; Amie Karkainen, Interlake; Kim Sorenson, Eastlake; Anna Sturing, Lake Washington.

WesCo - Coach Rich Burns, Lynnwood; Heather Ludwig, Shorewood; Jesse Hughes, Edmonds-Woodway; Beth Hoiby, Kamiak; Keri Alexander, Snohomish; Jill Stevenson, Cascade; Michelle Evans, Marysville-Pilchuck; Anne Moore, Mount Vernon.

Metro - Holly Millard, Blanchet; Anne Evans, Holy Names; Megan Gould, Lakeside; Alyssa Pagon, Blanchet; Rickesha Beavers, Franklin; Erica Williams, Eastside Catholic; Jessica Stafford, Auburn; Melanie Tipps, Sumner; Nesha Thomas, Federal Way. WesCo AA - Coach Jo Levin, Everett; Sarah Duncan, Lake Stevens; Lisa Morgan, Meadowdale; Megan Allen, South Whidbey; Kristen Stringer, Monroe; Quinn Olson, Monroe; Amy Skillen, Monroe; Kristen Beckman, Arlington; LeeAnn May, Lynnwood.

Shorewood coach named

Tom Bainter, offensive coordinator at Mount Si High School in Snoqualmie the past three years, has been named Shorewood High's new football coach.

The selection was announced after a three-month search, said Sue Walker, Shorewood vice principal and athletic director. Ten coaches interviewed for the position.

Bainter will become Shorewood's sixth head football coach since the Shoreline school opened in 1975. He will replace Michael Sherry, who resigned three months ago after coaching the Thunderbirds to two consecutive 2-7 seasons.

Bainter, previously an assistant coach at Inglemoor for two years, was named Seamount League assistant coach of the year in 1994. He is a 1984 graduate of Evergreen High School in Burien and played free safety on the Western Washington University football team.


-- Scott Knight, baseball coach at Stanwood High the past 10 years, got his 300th career victory when the Spartans beat Blaine 9-0 yesterday. Three Stanwood pitchers combined on a four-hitter. This is Knight's 20th year as a high-school head coach.