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More Saints commit

Interlake head coach Sheldon Cross confirmed Monday that three Saints have committed to play college football.

Fullback Alan Lampe committed to play at the University of Puget Sound, while lineman Richard Silva and safety Blake Jones both committed to play for Iowa Wesleyan. Tackle David Slingwine committed to Western Washington earlier this year.

All-Star Wolverine

Jenika Swanson represented Bellevue, playing in the Baden All-State High School Roundball Classic Saturday at Cleveland High School.

Swanson, a 5-foot-10 senior guard, averaged 12.2 points per game for the Wolverines this season. Bellevue finished 21-7 overall and 14-2 in the KingCo 3A Conference and won the conference tournament.

WIAA approves changes

After two years of playing in Seattle, the 3A state basketball tournament is heading back to the Tacoma Dome.

Citing rising expenses and falling attendance, the WIAA announced the executive boards decision Friday at the WIAA Representative Assembly in Renton.

The four-day 3A tournament drew 3,000 fewer spectators than last season. Tacoma also presents an advantage, as both the boys and girls games can be played at the same venue, the Tacoma Dome, whereas recent games were split between Key Arena and Hec Edmundson Pavilion in Seattle.

The WIAA also approved a new transfer rule that will force all athletes who transfer within their school district to meet the WIAA transfer guidelines. The WIAA rules previously applied only to athletes transferring form one school district to another.

An amendment to make girls lacrosse a WIAA-sanctioned sport also failed, with only seven of 53 voters supporting it.

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