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2018-19 Team Preview: Ellensburg Bulldogs
Key Players
PG Steele Venters - Making the switch from wing to full time point guard. One of those rare players that could actually excel at all five positions. Is receiving heavy interest from several division II and division I programs...
2018-19 Team Preview: Moses Lake Chiefs
Key Players
Even Mclean - One of the most elite defenders in the entire Big Nine. The six foot forward will be leaned on more this year to produce big point totals.
Cory Kunjara - High energy senior point guard. Charismatic playing style that can makes defenders look silly...
2018-19 Team Preview: Wenatchee Panthers
With only one team representing the Big Nine at state this year, Wenatchee is going to have to play every game like their season is on the line. Injuries absolutely can’t happen to this group.
2018-19 Team Preview: Sunnyside Grizzlies
Key Players
SF Derrick Escamilla - Above all else, Escamilla will be looked at as a team leader this season. He’s one of just a handful of seniors, and is the only returning All League performer. Just like on the football field, Escamilla plays defense at an elite level...
2018-19 Team Preview: Richland Bombers
The Richland Bombers are no doubt this is the team to beat still in the Mid-Columbia conference. They might seem undersized with the loss of Riley Sorn, but don’t let that deceive you.
2018-19 Team Preview: Selah Vikings
The Selah Vikings going to be challenged early; both internally and with their opponents. The Herting point guard experiment is wide open for results, especially because this will bump Pepper out to shooting guard.
2018-19 Team Preview: Zillah Leopards
There is one huge target on Zillah’s back this season. They could very well be the team to beat. The top player at the 1A level may resides in Lynden Christian with 6-7 Michigan commit Cole Bajema. But one through eight, this team is as deep as you’ll find.
Ike’s Pacheco is The Big Nine Rushing King
Yakima (Wash.) Eisenhower RB Damien Pacheco is one of the most intriguing stories in the Big Nine this season.

Right now he’s leading the conference in rushing with 1,381 yards. This Friday he has a favorable matchup against cross-town rival Davis (1-8).
Eastmont Is a Dark Horse Contender
There is only one team that will represent the Big Nine in the state tournament. Eastmont is making the case it should be them.
Powered by their lead running back Carson Talley and a stout defense, the talent is absolutely there to make it happen...
Reggie Harris is West Valley’s Workhorse
2019 West Valley (Wash.) running back Reggie Harris is having a career year in his final season with the Rams.
Right now he’s leading the entire Big Nine conference in total yardage with 1,234. The next closest is over 200 yards behind him with 1,031...

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