Teleport yourself pack in time to February 2017... just a little more than 12 months ago. At that point in time, the Newport Grizzly Boys basketball team had not been to State in 36 years! Fast forward to the present, and the Grizzly Boys have played in the 1A Boys Washington State Basketball Tournament two years in a row!
The Grizzly boys once again traveled to Yakima, WA this year and competed in the State 1A Basketball Tournament. Unfortunately, they ran into a buzz-saw and were eliminated after their 59-47 loss to the King's Knights.
The Grizzlies finished with a season mark of 17 wins and 8 losses. They finished 2nd in the Northeast "A" League and 3rd in the District 7 Tournament.
Numerous highlights could be found in this year's season, including an inter-District battle where the Grizzlies literally traveled all day through a snowstorm to Omak, WA to defeat the Pioneers on their home court in front of a packed house of raucous Pioneer fans!
The Grizzlies also qualified three players to First Team Northeast "A" All-League honors - Koa Pancho, Danny Bradbury, and Owen Leslie (Koa Pancho finished 2nd in the NEA Most Valuable Player voting).
Students and Teacher of the Month