It's March, Let's Dance
It is state championship time around a handful of states in the Northwest Region this week, and a number of the Northwest’s top prospects, as well as those recently making a name for themselves, propelled their teams to their respective state tournaments behind some big-time performances.
The question still remains on how they will do once they are on the big stage, but none shied away from the moment leading up to this postseason run.
Check out the latest edition of the News and Notes below to get caught up on all the action. And if you missed last week's News and Notes, check it out by clicking here.
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Capital’s Cameron Godney enjoyed a double-double performance 10 points and 11 rebounds while handing out 4 dimes in their win over Timberline.
Caldwell’s George Tarlas posted a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds in a close win against Skyview.
Skyview’s Kyle Pierce had a double-double in the loss to Caldwell, Pierce scored 14 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.
Caldwell’s Forrest Smith netted 28 points in his team’s win over Mountain Home.
Kellogg’s Chase Jerome scored 25 points as his team clipped Bonners Ferry in the championship game of the 3A District 1 boys tournament.
Fruitland’s Dex Hershey posted a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds in win over Weiser.
Parma’s Tanner Kramer went for a double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds in a victory over Emmett in the 3A District III
Ambrose’s Travis Yenor netted 28 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished out six assists in lopsided win over Liberty Charter in the 1A Division 1 District III championship game.
Post Falls’ Max McCullough hit for 36 points as his team defeated Coeur d’Alene to earn a spot in the state play-in game.
Coeur d’Alene’s Brody Lundblad had 28 points behind six 3-pointers despite his team slipping to Post Falls.
Highland’s Connor Harding finished with a double-double 17 points and 10 rebounds in their win over Hillcrest to punch a ticket to the State tournament.
Valley’s Ben Taylor drained seven 3-pointers to end with 30 points as his team topped Glenns Ferry.
Capital’s Justin Saunders had a game-high 26 points in their win over Post Falls in the 5A state play-in game.
Squalicum’s Damek Mitchell finished with 25 points as his team dropped their game to River Ridge.
Bellarmine Prep’s Malachi Flynn finished his career at Prep with a 28 point effort in his team's loss to Union.
Clarkston’s Trevon Allen ended with 25 points as his team defeated Renton.
Kentwood’s Rayvaughn Bolton went for 25 points including five 3-pointers as his team got past Cascade.
Life Christian’s Luke Lovelady stuffed the stat sheet with 15 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks in their win over Napavine.
Federal Way’s Ferron Flavors splashed home 31 points including seven 3-pointers to lift his team past Woodinville.
Mark Morris’ Will Burghardt scored a game-high 32 points, but it was not enough as his team slipped to Ellensburg.
Peninsula’s JaQuori McLaughlin led all scorers with 32 points, but his team fell to Cleveland in what will be his final game for Peninsula.
Desales’ Cole Miedema posted a double-double 25 points, 10 rebounds in their loss to Mossyrock.
Lind-Ritzville/Sprague’s Dallas Killian added a double-double 10 points and 10 rebounds to his team’s win over Warden.
Ridgeview’s Garret Albrecht had a career-best 38 points, 23 rebounds and three blocks as his team cruised past Hood River Valley. Teammate George Mendazona knocked down five 3-pointers to end with 25 points, 9 rebounds, 8 assists, and six steals.
Bend’s Mario Mora paced his team with 31 points as they topped Redmond.
Mountain Crest’s Jaxon Brenchley had 27 points, but it wasn’t enough as his team fell to Fremont.
Sky View’s Jake Hendricks finished with 28 points to lead his team in scoring, but his team ultimately came up short in overtime to Weber.
Davis’ Ben Rigby notched a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds in their win over Viewmont.
Syracuse’s Kalvin Mudrow tallied another double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds in his team’s win over West.
Bear River’s Gunner Sorenson registered 27 points in the scoring department as his team ousted Snow Canyon.
Logan’s Rylan Jones put in 26 points on three 3-pointers, but his team ultimately fell to Dixie.
East’s Dacien Spotted Elk tallied a double-double despite his team falling to Kearns in the 4a playoffs, Spotted Elk had 18 points and 10 rebounds, while also adding four steals and four assists.
Corvallis’ Jacob Geary pulled down 15 rebounds and scored nine points in his team’s loss to Columbia Falls.
Hamilton’s Carter Kearns hit the 30-point mark behind six 3-pointers as his team knocked off Frenchtown. Kearns scored 31 points in a loss to Polson.
Hot Springs’ Trevor Paro led the way with 34 points as his team slipped past White Sulphur Springs.
Havre’s Dane Warp put in 25 points as the Carroll College signee and his team defeated Laurel. Warp paced his team again going for 30 points in their win over Billings Central. Warp did it once more, going for 34 points in his team’s win over Hardin.
Frenchtown’s Austin Menas had a double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds in their loss to Corvallis.
Loyola Sacred Heart’s Parker Davis cashed in 25 points as his team topped Thompson Falls. Davis guided his team past Deer Lodge to reach the third place game in Western B action as he finished with a double-double 21 points and 10 rebounds.
Libby’s Jonny Cielak netted three 3-pointers and finished with 26 total points as his team edged Anaconda.
Choteau’s Dylan Pannabecker had 26 points as his team cruised to victory over Glasgow.
Culbertson’s Chris Azure finished with 25 points in his team’s win over Lustre Christian.
Lustre Christian’s Michele Capasso scored 31 points as his team fell by one-point to Culbertson. Capasso dropped a 40 point performance in a win over Frazer. Capasso led his team with 28 points in a loss to Richey-Lambert.
Reed Point-Rapelje’s Cade Bare knocked in 35 points while teammate Tervor Herzog added 25 points in a win over Northern Cheyenne. Bare hit for 31 points in their win over Plenty Coups.
Northern Cheyenne’s Donald Bishop had 25 points in his team’s loss to Reed Point-Rapelje.
Broadview-Lavina’s Scott Bymaster contributed 26 points as his team moved past Jordan.
Valley Christian’s Zach Baugher had a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds in a win over Hot Springs.
Hot Springs’ Zach Osborne tallied a double-double with a game-high 19 points and 13 rebounds despite his team falling to Valley Christian. Osborne recorded another double-double with 21 points and 13 rebounds in win over Plains.
Florence’s Dan Mickelson drained home 26 points to lead his team past Loyola.
Arlee’s Tyler Tanner scored a game-high 27 points while teammate Phillip Malatare stuffed the stat sheet with 14 points, 9 steals and eight assists in their win over Ennis. Tanner ended with a game-high 30 points including four 3-pointers as his team took home the Western C Divisional title over Manhattan Christian in the final.
Plains’ Ryan Ovitt had 25 points in a loss to Hot Springs.
Browning’s Tristen Red Horn dropped in 25 points as his team beat Belgrade.
Stevensville’s James Fry put in 28 points as his team fell to Corvallis.
Poplar’s Conor Ogle scored 31 points en route to a victory over Harlem.
Richey-Lambert’s Ian Fatzinger hit the 30 point mark in a win over Lustre Christian.
Jordan’s Ty Stanton led the way with 29 points in a win over Park City.
Sunburst’s Tim Jarvis scored a team-high 25 points in their win over Chester-Joplin-Inverness.
Chester-Joplin-Inverness’ Troy Harmon had 26 points in his team's loss to Sunburst.
Box Elder’s Brandon The Boy scored 25 points as his team defeated Belt.
Dillon’s Nate Simkins led his team with 25 points as they topped Polson in the Western A Divisional title game.
Polson’s Julian Jones forced overtime with a buzzer-beating layup and finished with 26 points, but was still short on the victory against Dillon.
Butte Central’s Nate McGree posted a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds in his team’s win over Corvallis.
Ennis’ Jack Knack had a nifty double-double with 21 points and 16 rebounds as his team got past Hot Springs who ended their season.
Bozeman’s Aaron Weidenaar hit the 30-point mark as his team won against Billings Senior.
Great Falls’ Brendan Howard poured in 32 points, but they were not enough as his team fell to Billings Skyview.
Billings Central’s Jacob Hadley ended with 25 points in their win over Laurel. Hadley hit for 30 points in his team’s close win over Browning.
Choteau’s Derrek Durocher had 26 points in his team’s large victory over Conrad.
Shelby’s Aaron White registered 27 points as his club defeated Poplar.
Broadview-Lavina’s Rod Schaff led his team in scoring with 29 points as they cruised past Northern Cheyenne.
Plenty Coups’ Lando Stewart had 25 of his team’s 87 points in their win over Jordan.
Natrona’s Logan Harbaugh went for 26 points and nine rebounds in his team’s loss to Rock Springs.
East’s Elijah Oliver had 27 points in their win over South.
Jackson’s Henry Geraci tallied 33 points and 11 rebounds in his team’s overtime loss to Star Valley.
Star Valley’s Chase Erickson had a big double-double with 16 points and 16 rebounds in their win over Green River.
Worland’s Hoyt Nicholas registered another double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds as his team took down Buffalo.