Eastside Catholic’s Harley Kirsch commits to Cornell

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Kirsch was 218 for 307 passing last season with a 71 percent completion rate.

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Local baseball players named to Area Code team

Local baseball players Eli Wilson, Tyler Haselman, Danny Sinatro, Ryan Shaw, Morgan McCullough, Jake Mulholland, Christian Jones, Jordan Jones, Aiden Huschle and Brendan Ecklebarger will represent the Pacific Northwest for the Kansas City Royals in the 2015 Area Code Baseball Games. The games will take place in Long Beach. Calif., from Aug. 3-10.

National high school football rankings (medium schools)

Is it football season already? Apparently, we're getting close, as MaxPreps has released its preseason medium schools national football rankings. Three Washington schools (Eastside Catholic, Sedro-Woolley and Bellevue) were included in the top 25.

Prep basketball players in the Seattle Pro-Am

Jamal Crawford's highly anticipated Seattle Pro-Am tips off tonight at Key Arena as the second half of a doubleheader with the Storm. The schedule, which runs through the championship contest on August 30, gives locals plenty of opportunities to watch area prep players.

The David Douglas girls basketball team poses for a picture during its anual trip to the Oregon Coast in 1992. (Courtesy Jen Guzman)

No question, Title IX has made an impact, but work remains

Opportunities afforded by the landmark legislation have shaped millions of girls. One example is the David Douglas (Ore.) High girls basketball team, class of 1993, particularly Ami (Niiya) Brown, who became one of the first female firefighters in the Clackamas Fire District No. 1.

Bishop Blanchet sports penalized for violations

Sanctions have been levied on Bishop Blanchet by the Metro League for violations of Washington Interscholastic Activities Association rules. As a result, the girls basketball program will vacate the past two seasons, including second- and third-place finishes at the state tournament, and the football team will forfeit the past season.