• BY Wire Service
  • Thursday, February 19, 2009 8:33pm
  • Sports


• WHEN: Friday and Saturday.

• WHERE: Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall.

• ADMISSION: One-day pass – Students with ASB, $10; Adults $14; Elementary school students $10; Senior citizens $10. Two-day pass – Students with ASB, $16; Adults $22; Elementary school students $16; Senior citizens $16.

• AT STAKE: Individual titles.

• FAVORITES: Defending state champs Woodinville posted a 181.90 team score at the Sea-King 4A district meet. Also in the mix should be Puyallup and Kentlake.

• NOTABLE: Woodinville’s Hailey Wells finished fourth at the meet last year. She posted a 37.875 all-around at the Sea-King 4A district meet this past Saturday. Puyallup’s Katie Bubnich and Emerald Ridge’s Whitney Sidor both placed in the top-ten all-around at last year’s championship meet. Kent-Meridian’s Nora Keith and Kentlake’s Brianne Gould were the area’s top placers in 2008, finishing 34th and 35th respectively. This year’s state meet will be the first for Kentlake’s Kayla Shira, who turned out for the high school for the first time this season. Shira is a Level 10 gymnast with Auburn Gymnastics.

— Shawn Skager/The Reporter

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