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Tuesday’s swimming results

*-State Qualifying timeLiberty 97, Interlake 79200 medley relay — Interlake (Maddi Hagen, Vivian Hisiao, Andrea Price, Larissa Nakatsu) 2:06.81. 200 free — Nicole Lecoq, L,… Continue reading

The Comeback Kids

Daryl Gonyea claimed he couldn't take credit for the win. His Sammamish boys soccer team, 1-0 in conference play, were being outplayed, out-hustled and outscored… Continue reading

Newport pitchers Cole Wiper, Jared Fisher sign National Letters of Intent | Prep Baseball

Newport baseball coach Hal DeBerry knows he's a lucky man. He was reminded of it Wednesday afternoon, as he watched two of his senior pitchers, Jared Fisher and Cole Wiper, sign National Letters of Intent to play Pac-10 baseball next season. "To be able to have one player in your program who can do that is very fortunate as a coach, but to be able to have two, that is something that is very special," DeBerry said. "That speaks to the ability that these guys have." Fisher, a 6-foot-4 right-handed pitcher, signed with the University of Washington, while Wiper, also a 6-foot-4 righty, signed with the University of Oregon.

Interlake coach Sheldon Cross accepts coaching position at WSU

Interlake football coach Sheldon Cross has accepted a coaching position with the Washington State University football team. Cross, 28, confirmed to the Reporter Wednesday morning that he was offered a graduate assistant coaching position with the Cougars, which he has accepted. He will leave Interlake after the Christmas holidays and begin working with WSU in January. "For a while now, it's something that I've considered and something that I've wanted to do," Cross said on a cell phone from Atlanta, where he is traveling to watch the Illinois State-Northern Iowa football game on Saturday. "But I wanted to make sure I took the right opportunity and not jump at the first thing that became available."

Football: ’08 Bellevue grad Altomare walks on at Idaho

Taylor Altomare, a 2008 graduate of Bellevue High School, has walked on to the University of Idaho football team.

Bellevue Christian girls win team title; Wolverines pick up two individual titles | State Track and Field

The Bellevue Christian girls track and field team repeated as state champions at the 1A state championship meet at Eastern Washington University. Key to the Vikings win was the performance of junior Mackenzie Altig, who won the triple jump with a leap of 34-10.50. Altig also finished second in the 300 meter hurdles and long jump and took third in the 100 meter hurdles. Her 32 points scored on the day accounted for over half of Bellevue Christian's 63 team points.

Interlake’s Hsiao sets 2A boys state swim record; Saints, Wolverines each finish second

Saturday was a banner day for area swimming, as both Interlake (2A) and Bellevue (3A) earned second place team finishes at the 2010 state swim… Continue reading

Bellevue home to ‘Fittest Woman Over 50’

Bellevue is now home to the "Fittest Woman Over 50." Laurie Carver, a soon-to-be 51-year-old Bellevue woman recently captured that title with a gold medal at the 2010 CrossFit Games in California. Carver, a coach at Northwest CrossFit in Bellevue, came in first after finishing well in three separate workouts. Carver explained the CrossFit Games as a "ramped-up version" of each different CrossFit gym. "It's an awesome energy with great people," she said. "It's super difficult stuff."

Last second effort lifts Interlake girls basketball

Sarah Anderegg was the only one on her team who could understand the shouts, the yelling, the defensive calls of the opposing team.

All-Bellevue Reporter football team

The All-Bellevue Reporter football team is selected by the editorial staff of the Bellevue Reporter Player of the Year - Brett Kirschner, InterlakeOffensive Player of… Continue reading

Newport wins KingCo league meet, ends regular season undefeated | Prep Swimming

In the ever-competitive KingCo swimming circuit, it takes a strong team to rise above all others. Newport, this year, is showing itself to be the class of the conference. The Knights, led by strong performances from every class, swept through the regular season undefeated and capped things off with a win at the KingCo League Meet last weekend at the University of Washington pool.

Bellevue woman will be oldest female in Sunday’s Big Climb

When 6,000 participants begin to ascend the 1,311 stairs that make up the Columbia Center's Big Climb on Sunday, Bellevue resident Shirley Lansing will be among the field. Lansing, 80-years-old, enters the event as the oldest woman in the field.

Newport swimmers best Issaquah | Boys Swim

Newport 99.5, Issaquah 80.5100 yard medley relay - Newport (Ben Allen, Alex Peterson, Dehlan Gwo, Sebastian Bury), 1:45.79. 200 yard free - Allen, Newport, 1:50.55.… Continue reading

Bellevue Athletes of the Year: Collin Bennett, Jenika Swanson

Just call Collin Bennett the Swiss Army Knife. The Newport senior can do it all.

Sammamish grad Jennifer Cromwell ends summer with NCAA, world championships in rowing

To call Jennifer Cromwell's summer a whirlwind would be an understatement. Cromwell, a 2006 Sammamish graduate, kicked off her summer by helping the University of Virginia women's rowing team capture their first NCAA Championship on May 30 in Gold River, Calif. Rather than let the achievement sink in, Cromwell was off just two days later to try out for the United States Under 23 National Team, a process that culminated Sunday when her women's Varsity Eight boat won gold at the Under 23 World Rowing Championships in Brest, Belarus. Combine the rush of graduation with the thrill of a national title and the pride of a world championship and it's understandable why Cromwell just wants to take a few days for herself now that she's back home.

KingCo 3A team capsules: Bellevue Wolverines

Coach: Butch Goncharoff, 8th year (87-8 record)

Bellevue Junior Football wins big

The Bellevue Wolverines Junior football system crowned champions in four of the six division championships played during the Greater Eastside Junior Football Championships on Saturday, Nov. 14. The Wolverines won championships in the Cub, Sophomore, Junior Varsity and Senior divisions; in the Cub and Sophomore divisions, both teams playing were from the Wolverine system.

End of Western football leaves area players out in the cold | Two former area preps members of recently-dropped Western football team

Last week's sudden announcement of the dropping of Western Washington University's football program has left players reeling, including a pair of former area standouts in… Continue reading

Bellevue wins big, not satisfied against Rainier Beach

Most teams would be thrilled with a 34-0 victory.But for Bellevue, a team that is as used to state playoff victories as they are with… Continue reading

Interlake boys win districts Saints make history; will race for state next weekend

With a seven-point win over Sequim High School, the Interlake Saints boys cross country team won the Westside District Class race last Saturday and qualified for the 2A state cross country meet this weekend in Pasco.