Joel Willits

Katy shuts down Bellevue in Texas showdown | Slideshow

There were no moral victories for Bellevue Saturday night. The Wolverines didn't come to Texas to compete with the Katy Tigers - they came to win. So after their 35-17 loss to Katy, players weren't interested in any of the praising talk that came with hanging with one of the nation's top teams for the majority of the game.

Oliveira lands with Kitsap Pumas

Vini Oliveira, former Bellevue College player and a Sammamish alum, has signed with the Kitsap Pumas soccer team. Oliveira won the Sounders SuperSearch contest but was cut soon after entering training camp.

Lider will kick at West Virginia

Josh Lider, former WWU kicker and Sammamish alum, has signed to play football next season at West Virginia University. Lider had to find a new school after Western dropped football.

The state of (Washington) football

Tomorrow marks the start of 23 weeks of madness.

Bellevue boys, girls kick off basketball season with wins

BoysBellevue 60, Bellevue Christian 36Bellevue kicked off its season with a bang, as Stanford-bound Aaron Bright scored 25 points and the Wolverines knocked off Bellevue… Continue reading

Bellevue’s Jimmy Trull earns All-American wrestling honors

Bellevue's Jimmy Trull placed seventh in the nation in at the USAW Cadet Freestyle National Championships last week in Fargo, N.D. Trull's top-eight finish at 215-pounds earns him All-American honors as well as a "stop sign" - the trophies named for their resemblance to the road signs. Trull also finished 10th at the USAW Cadet Greco-Roman National Championships.

Kentwood drops Newport in state opener

Newport basketball coach Travis Whitaker could only shake his head looking over the stat sheet after his team's opening round game against defending champion Kentwood.

Prep Roundup | Oct. 15

SwimmingOct. 13*state qualifying timeSammamish 93, Liberty 92200 medley relay — Liberty (Nicole Lecoq, Elise Tinseth, Caitlin Duffner, Hannah Blue) 2:02.36. 200 free — Brianna Moore,… Continue reading

Bellevue boys win track title | KingCo Track and Field Championship

Bellevue captured the the boys 3A KingCo title with 189 points as the KingCo league meet wrapped up Friday at Eastlake High School. Bellevue topped Liberty, which scored 167 points. Mount Si won the girls title with 177 points.

Girls Basketball: Bellevue topples No. 4 Mercer Island 59-57

Natalie Anderson scored only four points for the Wolverines Wednesday night against Mercer Island. While the junior didn't score at all in the second half, she may have made the biggest impact of any Wolverine on the court.

KingCo 3A team capsules: Sammamish Totems

Coach: Edd Webb, 2nd year (1-9 record)

Metro All-Stars beat KingCo All-Stars 14-5

Colby Morse of Bainbridge sparked a 10-run seventh inning with a grand slam that helped the Metro 3A All-Stars knock off the KingCo All-Stars 14-5… Continue reading

Bellevue goes 2-0 at city wrestling meet | Prep Wrestling

With 19 of Bellevue's 26 wrestlers being freshmen and sophomores, the Wolverine grapplers have had to learn quickly this season.With the regular season coming to… Continue reading

Interlake arrives with 50-28 win over Mount Si

Interlake coach Sheldon Cross wanted to be brief with his team once Thursday night's game was over. So he gathered them quickly, sat them down on their knees and said three words. "Welcome," he said to the squad, "We've arrived."

Bellevue’s Atofau commits to WSU

Bellevue safety Jamal Atofau has made an oral commitment to play football at Washington State University.Atofau, a 5-foot-10, 185 pound senior, also plays running back… Continue reading

All-KingCo 4A soccer teams

KingCo 4A All-League SoccerPlayer of the Year: Emily Hurd, EastlakeCoach of the Year: Don Braman, SkylineTeam of the Year (Sportsmanship): Lake WashingtonFirst TeamGoalkeeper - Nicole… Continue reading

Saints soccer makes state for first time in 23 years

Interlake made the state tournament for the first time in 23 years with a 3-0 shutout of Fife.

Franklin, Siva down Bellevue; Wolverines will play Foster Wednesday at 3 p.m.

It lived up to the hype.For four quarters, the standing-room-only gym at Bellevue Community College watched Franklin and Bellevue, the top two teams in 3A,… Continue reading

Area athletes sign letters of intent

Ever since middle school, Newport senior Betsy Kingma has dreamed of playing basketball for Seattle Pacific University. Her uncle Gregg was an All-American basketball player at Seattle Pacific. Her aunt Gail, Gregg's wife, was a cross country athlete for the Falcons. She had numerous cousins attend the school, and viewing SPU women's basketball games has been a staple in the Kingma house for years. So when it came time to sign on the dotted line, and Kingma officially committed to play basketball at SPU, it was a dream come true.


Ask a baseball player how many home runs he’s clubbed and he’ll give you a quick, decisive answer. Ask a football player how many touchdowns he’s scored and you’re sure to get a accurate account. In this statistical world, numbers are the rule and gauge of which an athletes accomplishments are assessed.