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By Jaryd Cline
Sports editor 

Goldendale hoops coach Ted Wilkins steps down after nearly 30 years


December 6, 2017

John Longfellow

Ted Wilkins instructs a group of players after a time out during one of his many years of leading the Goldendale boys junior varsity squad.

There was something a little different about the Goldendale boys basketball team when it took the court against the Mabton Vikings on Saturday in Goldendale.

For as long as anyone can remember, years before anyone on the current Timberwolves hoops team was born, one man has paced the sidelines inside the Goldendale High School gym during the winter months. However, this will be the first time in over 25 years that Ted Wilkins won't be coaching any of the Goldendale boys basketball teams.

Earlier this year, Wilkins decided to hang up the clipboard and whistle, and won't be lacing up his purple and white British Knights for basketball practices anymore.

"That first game is going to be di...

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