ILWACO - The last Trico League game was played Saturday evening, but the final standings of both the girls and boys divisions weren't decided until two coin flips occurred Sunday afternoon at a league meeting and both tosses involved Ilwaco teams.
Paul Jarrett, whose squad had to win their final two basketball games to finish tied with Kalama for second place on the boys side, won the toss and will play Rainier at Kelso Thursday at 8 p.m. Ned Bittner, whose girls team tied with Castle Rock for third, lost the toss and will begin District IV play at Centralia against Forks Wednesday at 8 p.m.
Other boys games on February 14 are Castle Rock against Tenino at 6:30 p.m. in Kelso and Toledo against Kalama and Winlock against Rochester in Chehalis. Other girls pairings February 13 include Onalaska against Castle Rock at 6:30 p.m. in Centralia and LaCenter against the winner of a playoff between Winlock and Rainier and White Salmon against Toledo at Mark Morris in Longview.
The boys will play the winner of the Winlock and Rochester game on Saturday in Chehalis and the girls will play either White Salmon or Toledo on Friday. The tournament continues through February 22 for the girls and February 23 for the boys and will qualify three teams in each division for the state tournament. State will be at the Sun Dome in Yakima from February 27 through March 1.
To keep up on the district tournaments for all classifications in Washington, go to www.wiaa.com and click on the desired tournament. Ilwaco is in the 1A classification and Naselle is class 2B. For next-day coverage of all Ilwaco district tournament games go to www.chinookobserver.com and click on the story in the "New Updates" section at the top of the Web page.