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By Andrew Christiansen

Mixed team to take the court for Glenwood varsity basketball


Andrew Christiansen

MIXING IT UP: Glenwood basketball players went through footwork drills in practice last week. Two girls are on the varsity boys' team.

The Greater Columbia Gorge League will have a new entry in varsity basketball this year with Glenwood stepping up after a year as a junior varsity team. The thing that is generating discussion is the fact that the team will be a mixed team with two girls playing on the varsity boys' club. While it might raise eyebrows in some quarters, there is a rational reason for the mixed club and head coach Ryan Webb is all for it.

When Trout Lake and Glenwood went their separate ways in 2013, Glenwood was left with just one girl interested in playing basketball and a handful of boys. Glenwood had joined with Klickitat that fall for volleyball and it appeared to be an option for basketball. The girl,...

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