Joel Willits

Little League day at Sammamish slated for April 28

The Sammamish and Interlake High School softball teams are welcoming all Bellevue East Little Leaguers and all other little leaguers to come out to Sammamish High on April 28 for Little League day at the ballpark. Sammamish coach Jessica Cabales called the event, which begins at 4:30 p.m. for the game between the Totems and Saints, an attempt to "create a marriage" between the two high schools and Bellevue East Little League, which feeds into Sammamish and Interlake.

A showcase of Washington baseball talent | Joel Willits

If you like baseball, I can’t encourage you enough to head out to either BCC or Bannerwood Park this weekend.

Reporter Newspapers basketball poll | Week 10

Class 4A boys1. Federal Way (19-1)2. Gonzaga Prep (17-1)3. Curtis (19-1)4. Richland (16-3)5. Jackson (16-2)6. Walla Walla (16-3)7. Kamiakin (15-4)8. Skyline (15-3)9. Garfield (14-4)10. Lake… Continue reading

Akana wins Brian Hill wrestling title

Cameron Akana, a Sammamish senior, won the 215-pound weight class at the Brian Hill Invite, held at Eastside Catholic High School on Dec. 27.

New-look Newport ready for season

One thing's for sure – this year's Newport squad isn't going to look like the Knights teams of the past. Newport, usually a traditional Wing-T offense, will feature a new look this year thanks to the athleticism and speed of the players in the backfield. "Last year we were a team that, once we got to the second level, we were not able to break the long run," said Newport coach Mike Miller. "We've improved in that area and our skill guys are better. That's the nice thing about this year; we're going to have some speed and we'll be able to work in the pass. This will not be your typical Newport team." Helming that passing attack will be returning starter Ross Quarre, whose improvement in the offseason is the key to the new look, Miller said.

Bellevue College women’s tennis wins sixth-straight NWAACC championship

BC women's tennis earns sixth-straight NWAACC championship The Bellevue College women's tennis team earned their sixth consecutive NWAACC championship with a nine point victory over second-place Green River, the closest margin in any of BC's titles. Sophomore Vanessa Estes beat Mona Tefesh of Green River 6-3, 6-3 to earn the No.6 singles championship, while Kendra Maeser and Nicole Smith earned the No.2 doubles title. Erica Leong's third place finish in the No.1 singles gave Bellevue enough points to pass Green River in the team title hunt.

Interlake runners eye school history

When Interlake's cross country team hits the course, success begins and ends with a team concept. That theory - the idea that yes, even cross country incorporates teamwork - has hit hard with this year's version of the Saints squad and has them looking to make school history. "It's probably weird for people to think that in cross country there is teamwork," said Max Crowell, the Saints No.1 runner and one of its captains. "But it's really just knowing that everyone has your back that pushes you."

Prep Roundup: Sept. 23-28

SwimmingSept. 25*-state qualifying timeGarfield 112, Sammamish 68200 medley relay — Sammamish (Brianna Moore, Sammi Simas, Carmen Wai, Lynden Kuwada) 2:01.15; 200 free — Maddy Morgan,… Continue reading

Without Kate Bennett, can Wolverines come together?

It doesn't take long for Bellevue coach Jon Anderson to pinpoint what his team will need to do this season to be successful. "It has to be teamwork," said Anderson. "That's what is going to make us successful." It's going to be especially important this season as Kate Bennett - a senior who scored 21 goals in her first two seasons - will miss the entire season after suffering an ACL tear in late June with the U.S. Youth National team. Bennett played in Bellevue's first two preseason games a year ago before leaving to train with the Crossfire boys program in order to train for the National team's final tryout.

Lakeside finishes fourth in tourney

Perhaps it was just fatigue from playing their sixth game in six days. Or maybe it was the hot bats of the Bankers Baseball Club, or the weary Lakeside pitching.

From the Sidelines: Thoughts on the 3A draw

A quick glance at the bracket for the 3A state tournament made me see the seemingly inevitable: Franklin and Bellevue look to be on a… Continue reading

Gray’s stoppage time goal lifts Sammamish over Mercer Island | Boys Soccer

On Monday night, Joshua Gray passed the time by watching highlight goals from Lionel Messi, the dynamic Argentine footballer who makes a living with his sizzling play for Barcelona. Tuesday night, it was Gray who used inspiration from the 22-year-old dynamo to help his Sammamish soccer club to a stunning victory over KingCo 3A/2A's No. 1 team.

Totems girls soccer plays in state game tonight

The Sammamish girls soccer team returns tonight at 7 p.m. to the class 3A state tournament for the first time since 1997, taking on Sumner High School at Sunset Chev Stadium in Sumner.

Parthemer to play at Cornell University

TJ Parthemer, a left-handed starting pitcher for Bellevue College, has committed to play at Cornell University next season. Parthemer is speculated by coach Mark Yoshino to be the first NWAACC baseball player to play at an Ivy League school.

Bellevue boys jump to 2nd in latest XC coaches ranking

The Bellevue boys cross country has moved up to second in Class 3A in the latest Washington State Cross Country coaches rankings. The Bellevue Christian… Continue reading

Bob Albo to be honored by Newport with April 30 “Coach Albo Day”

Newport High School baseball will honor former coach Bob Albo on Friday, April 30 with "Coach Albo Day" at the ballpark during the Knights game… Continue reading

Errors cost Knights KingCo win

Newport made five errors and Lake Washington senior Erik Folkers hit two home runs as the Kangs beat the Knights 10-5.

Hawks fans face a tough choice in Super Bowl XLIII

Come Feb. 1, I'll have to make a impossible decision. That day, I'll have to make a choice between two teams that I cannot possibly… Continue reading

Eastside Sports Chat

Join Eastside sports reporters to discuss the fall sports season.… Continue reading

Packed house loves Lasorda

Louis and Georgia Watanabe were among the Dodger fans who packed the house for Tommy Lasorda's Jan. 23 speech at Bellevue Community College.The Bellevue couple… Continue reading