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Resolution to honor Bulldogs planned

A Washington State Senate resolution honoring the state championship Montesano High School football team is scheduled to be introduced Feb. 1.

Senators Jim Hargrove, D-Hoquiam, and Brian Hatfield, D-Raymond, will sponsor the resolution, slated to be introduced at 10 a.m. in the Senate Chambers. A reception honoring the Bulldogs will follow in the Senate Rules Room.

The Bulldogs overcame two early season losses and a fire that destroyed their stadium to win 11 consecutive games and the state 1A championship last month. Montesano also captured the state 1A academic football title.

Coaches recognized at state clinic

Former Elma High School coach Bill Beattie and ex-North Beach coach Del Talley will be among those inducted into the Washington State Football Coaches Hall of Fame this weekend at Everett.

The longtime coach at Olympia High School, Beattie began his 25-year coaching career with seven years at Elma. His career record is 172-83. Talley owned a 113-68 mark in 19 years at North Beach, Mark Morris, Okanogan and Sunnyside.

Hall of Fame ceremonies are planned for Saturday night at the Holiday Inn in Everett.

Hoquiam High School defensive coordinator Rick Moore and Montesano’s Rob King will be honored as the District IV assistant and middle school coaches of the year, respectively. Camas’ Jon Eagle received the District IV head coach of the year. All will be honored in the Friday portion of the State Football Coaches Association winter clinic.

Raymond girls move up in poll

Raymond moved up one place to fourth in the Associated Press state Class 2B girls basketball poll released Wednesday.

Willapa Valley improved to seventh place and Raymond dropped to 10th in the Class 2B boys rankings.

Daily World staff reports