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The SBLive Washington podcast is a weekly news and conversation podcast that covers the top high school sports stories across the Evergreen State. Hosted by SBLive reporter Andy Buhler with co-host NBA vet and former Washington high school and college basketball standout Dan Dickau and SB Live senior reporter Todd Milles.

The SBLive Washington podcast is a weekly news and conversation podcast that covers the top high school sports stories across the Evergreen State. Hosted by SBLive reporter Andy Buhler with co-host NBA vet and former Washington high school and college basketball standout Dan Dickau and SB Live senior reporter Todd Milles.

Location:

United States

Description:

The SBLive Washington podcast is a weekly news and conversation podcast that covers the top high school sports stories across the Evergreen State. Hosted by SBLive reporter Andy Buhler with co-host NBA vet and former Washington high school and college basketball standout Dan Dickau and SB Live senior reporter Todd Milles.

Twitter:

@SBLiveWA

Language:

English

Contact:

503-747-8936


Episodes

Basketball at the fairgrounds, burnout among football coaches (with Adam Mathieson)

5/12/2021
Outdoor basketball is coming to the Washington State Fairgrounds in Pierce County and Todd Milles has the story of how a large group of administrators and even more man power set up three outdoor courts in a covered fairground showroom. Then, Mountain View coach Adam Mathieson joins (15:53 mark) to talk about the toll the condensed COVID season has taken on coaches, what the state coaches association can do to help coaches and how he's handling the grind of a three-season spring. Hosts:...

Duration:00:34:50

How O'Dea RHP Max Debiec became a high-level MLB prospect

5/6/2021
O'Dea's 6-foot-7 right-handed pitcher Max Debiec, the state of Washington's No. 2 prospect,talks about how he developed into a projected MLB Draft pick (5:58 minute mark) and Todd Milles and Andy Buhler break down how Gov. Jay Inslee's phasing news impacts high school sports across the state. Hosts: Todd Milles, Andy Buhler Producer: Andy Buhler Sponsor: Washington Federal Bank Download the SBLive Sports app on iPhone and Android, your national home for high school sports news and...

Duration:00:30:33

COVID backslides loom; Glacier Peak's Ryan Black joins

4/28/2021
As large pockets of Washington prepare to backslide in the state's reopening plan amid rising COVID numbers, Andy Buhler and Todd Milles discuss the potential impact on high school sports. Then, Glacier Peak running back Ryan Black joins (22:58 minute mark) to reflect on his dominant senior season, protective instincts and more. Hosts: Todd Milles, Andy Buhler Producer: Andy Buhler Sponsor: Washington Federal Bank Download the SBLive Sports app on iPhone and Android, your national home...

Duration:00:42:13

Why Tyler Linhardt committed to Mike Hopkins, Washington

4/21/2021
On the 100th episode (!!), King's 2022 forward Tyler Linhardt joined (19:10 minute mark) to break down his recent commitment to University of Washington, his development following in the footsteps of Gonzaga All-American Corey Kispert. But first, Todd Milles, Dan Dickau and Andy Buhler talk top storylines in Washington high school baseball/softball and Chiawana's Kobe Young committing to Boise State. Hosts: Andy Buhler, Dan Dickau, Todd Milles Producer: Andy Buhler Sponsor: Washington...

Duration:00:38:29

Tennessee-bound Nicola Simpson leaving a legacy in Garfield's softball program

4/14/2021
On this week's episode, the team discusses how Gov. Jay Inslee's announced rollback of three counties to Phase 2 due to a rise in COVID trends impacts high school sports and the tragic death of Colville football player Dale Martin stemming from a brain injury suffered in-game. Garfield senior pitcher, Tennesse signee Nicola Simpson joins (16:35 minute mark) to talk about how her athlete-laden family pushed her to continually improve, Garfield's improbable and historic 2019 3A softball state...

Duration:00:45:00

How Bothell's Gabe Johnson became one of the state's most feared defensive ends

4/7/2021
In the wake of Gonzaga's loss to Baylor in the NCAA national championship on Monday, former all-time Zag great Dan Dickau gave his reaction and parsed through the numerous participants on both sides who were once standout Washington high school athletes. Then, Bothell defensive end Gabe Johnson joined (18:33 minute mark) to reflect on the Cougars' 4-0 spring season, 2019 playoff run and how he developed a love for the sport in high school and became one of the state's most feared defensive...

Duration:00:49:02

Referee shortages, Shantay Legans' recruiting footprint, Seattle Prep's Braeden Smith

3/31/2021
Seattle Prep junior Braeden Smith joined (12:15 minute mark) to talk about the Panthers' historic football run, whether his future is on the basketball court or football field and more. Also discussed: how basketball referees are responding to a 40% drop in numbers in the pandemic, whether Shantay Legans' recruiting footprint in Washington will continue at Portland and a new Past & Present segment. Hosts: Andy Buhler, Todd Milles Producer: Andy Buhler Sponsor: Washington Federal...

Duration:00:38:42

Sam Huard is set to break the state passing record. He has Brett Rypien's blessing.

3/26/2021
5-star QB Sam Huard joined (11:57 mark) to relive how he ended up at Kennedy Catholic, growing up the son of a two-time Super Bowl winning QB, what he's looking forward to stepping onto campus at Washington and how he views the passing record he's set to break, which is currently held by Denver Broncos quarterback Brett Rypien (hint: Rypien makes an appearance in the episode). Hosts: Andy Buhler, Todd Milles Producer: Andy Buhler Sponsor: Washington Federal Bank Download the SBLive...

Duration:00:38:29

Tobias Merriweather talks sibling competitiveness, kick returns, recruiting buzz

3/23/2021
Reporters Todd Milles and Andy Buhler discuss why state contenders see season ends to be anticlimactic without playoffs. Then Union standout wide receiver and rising national football recruit Tobias Merriweather joins (18:15 minute mark) to discuss the spring season, why he thinks kicking to him is a "mistake" and the competitive mentorship he has with his older sisters, six-time WIAA state track champions Dai'lyn and Jai'lyn Merriweather. The episode also concludes with the Past & Present...

Duration:00:49:27

When Steilacoom asks, Arizona-bound athlete DJ Fryar answers

3/17/2021
What does the move to Phase 3 means for high school sports? What has Camas learned from its COVID flare-up involving members of its football team? And NCAA tournament storylines involving former Washington high school standouts on both the men's and women's side. Then, Steilacoom safety/wideout/linebacker, Arizona -bound DJ Fryar joins (18:23 minute mark) to talk about his versatility, the reasons behind Steilacoom's 3-0 start and how the Sentinels have adjusted since 5-star wideout Emeka...

Duration:00:41:35

Cooper Christensen's family helped establish Royal City. He's channelling their legacy of hard work on the football field.

3/10/2021
Royal star WR/DB Cooper Christensen joined this week's episode (19:00 minute mark) to explain the importance of Royal football in Royal City, his grandparents' role in helping establish the town's farming community and how he's built himself into an all-time program great. The episode also touches on outdoor high school stadium capacity in Washington, the status of high risk indoor sports like basketball and wrestling and a new segment called "Past and Present." Washington moving to Phase...

Duration:00:51:41

Quarterback Luke Holcomb gives insight into Puyallup's hot start

3/3/2021
This week's SBLive Washington podcast take a look at a new bill passed by the Kentucky state senate that would allow high school seniors to return for a fifth year and retain one more year of athletic eligibility as a result of lost in-person school and athletic seasons in the pandemic. The episode also previews Friday's Mertro League football showdown between No. 1 O'Dea versus No. 2 Eastside Catholic. Puyallup senior quarterback Luke Holcomb joined (14:12 mark) to talk about Puyallup's 2-0...

Duration:00:31:58

Who decides who gets to attend high school football games? Tim Thomsen breaks it down.

2/24/2021
High school football is underway across the state of Washington, but attendance is limited to 200 people total — including players, referees and personnel. So who gets in? How is that decided? And will the attendance cap increase? Sumner-Bonney Lake School District athletic director and WIAA executive board president Tim Thomsen joins (16:21 mark) to answer those questions, and give a peek behind the curtain into how those decisions are made. Hosts: Andy Buhler, Todd Milles and Dan...

Duration:00:38:06

Ryan McKenna was once Gonzaga Prep's ball boy. Now he's the star quarterback.

2/18/2021
As bigger classification high school football seasons start to begin on the west side of the state Friday, the SBLive Washington podcast talks about the challenges teams face of preparing for a season on the fly. Gonzaga Prep quarterback Ryan McKenna joined (13:56 minute mark) to discuss the return of football, how he's preparing for the season and how he balances playing competitive hockey. McKenna, a junior, skated with Bobby Ryan of the Detroit Red Wings in Idaho over the summer. Hosts:...

Duration:00:27:16

Episode 89: How Gabarri Johnson is preparing to be Lincoln's quarterback

2/11/2021
Todd Milles, Dan Dickau and Andy Buhler talk about what the high school football season will look like, when it will return amid a winter storm and the group's favorite college basketball players who played high school basketball in Washington. Lincoln of Tacoma sophomore quarterback Gabarri Johnson holds off five offers and he's never started a high school game under center. Johnson joins (19:58 mark) details how he's preparing for his first start, his outlook on Lincoln's season and...

Duration:00:35:34

Episode 88: Why 'mythical state champ' should return, Wisconsin golf signee Graham Moody

2/4/2021
Until the WIAA's postseason formats were formed in the 1970s, state football champions were crowned by The Associated Press. Coaches refer to this era as the "mythical state championships." This episode explores why most active football coaches polled are in favor that format returning in a pandemic-shortened season with no traditional postseason. Plus, Mountain View senior and Wisconsin golf signee Graham Moody joins (15:21 minute mark). Moody won a 3A state championship as a freshman,...

Duration:00:31:25

Episode 87: Kentlake QB Nate Beck and the fued with Kent School District

1/28/2021
Kentlake QB Nate Beck joins (19:42 mark) to talk about a rally he helped organize Wedenesday at the Kent School District office that drew hundreds advocating against KSD's decision to tie the return of sports to in-person learning. First, Dan Dickau, Todd Milles and Andy Buhler talk Hailey Van Lith and Talia Von Oelhoffen making big contributions in college, masks in cross country and Hermiston football's intra-state pickle. Statewide high school sports coverage:...

Duration:00:33:18

Episode 86: Where the return of high school sports fit into the state's effective COVID-19 response. Plus, Clay Millen of Mount Si joins.

1/21/2021
Washington state ranks 44th in deaths per capita and has a better handle on the coronavirus than most states in the U.S. If the rest of the country achieved the same death rate, "about 220,000 fewer people would be dead," according to The New York Times. Can the state continue to be among the national leaders in case rate and deaths per capita while allowing for a safe return of high school sports? Should it? Then, Mount Si quarterback Clay Millen joins the podcast (17:08 minute mark) to...

Duration:00:38:08

Episode 85: How the high school sports world is organizing for a return to play

1/14/2021
Dan Dickau, Todd Milles and Andy Buhler discuss the myriad ways the high school sports world is preparing for a potential return to play. Plus, Saint George's School athletic director, head boys basketball coach and COVID coordinator joins (11:15 mark) to talk about how feasible a return-to-play is under the state's new reopening plan. Story:WIAA optimistic about return-to-play after meeting with state officials. Statewide high school sports coverage:...

Duration:00:31:07

Episode 84: WIAA moved Fall sports to front of the line. What's next?

1/7/2021
A day after Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced a new two-phased plan to reopen part of the state during the coronavirus pandemic, The WIAA Executive Board voted to move traditional fall sports like football and volleyball back to first in line, starting as early as February. That will only happen in regions that reach Phase 2 of the governor's Healthy Washington plan. While plenty of questions remain, the SBLive Washington podcast recapped what the events over the last two days mean for...

Duration:00:25:33