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                                Newport 285-pound senior Charlie Baumann pins Emerald Ridge sophomore Jonah Mains in the first round of the Mat Classic Class 4A 285-pound tournament on Feb. 16. Baumann caught Mains in one of his favorite moves, the head and arm.

Baumann rises to the occasion at Mat Classic

Newport Knights senior 285-pound wrestler Charlie Baumann has a motor that never stops in all facets of his athletic life. Baumann, who will play football… Continue reading

 

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                                Newport Knights senior Vanessa Hsia, who is one of three team captains, battled for position for a rebound with a Skyline player in a loser-out playoff game on Feb. 15 at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland. Skyline defeated Newport 72-57. The Knights finished the 2017-18 season with an overall record of 14-7.

Spartans defeat Knights in loser-out playoff game

The Newport Knights girls basketball team’s resiliency and determination was on display in the final game of their memorable 2017-18 season. Skyline captured a 72-57… Continue reading

 

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                                Bellevue Wolverines guard Kara Choi, middle, hit clutch shots from the perimeter throughout the KingCo 3A tournament title game against the Redmond Mustangs on Feb. 7 at Newport High School in Factoria.

Wolverines conquer Mustangs in KingCo 3A tournament championship game

Bellevue Wolverines senior girls basketball player Annika Prins wasn’t fazed by the pressure as she meandered toward the free-throw line with the opportunity to seal… Continue reading

 

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                                Bellevue Wolverines senior forward Andrew Kenny unleashes a three-point attempt against the Juanita Rebels in the KingCo 3A title game on Feb. 7 at Newport High School in Factoria.

Wolverines win KingCo 3A basketball tournament

Things looked bleak for the Bellevue Wolverines boys basketball team in the early stages of the first quarter of the KingCo 3A championship game against… Continue reading

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                                Bellevue Wolverines senior forward Andrew Kenny unleashes a three-point attempt against the Juanita Rebels in the KingCo 3A title game on Feb. 7 at Newport High School in Factoria.
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                                Newport Knights senior wrestler Charlie Baumann pinned Issaquah’s Brandon Lee in the Class 4A KingCo 285-pound championship match on Feb. 3 at North Creek High School.

Interlake, Newport grapplers perform admirably at KingCo 3A/4A tournament

Interlake Saints 132-pound wrestler Aidan Campana is completely focused on advancing to the Mat Classic 3A state wrestling tournament this February at the Tacoma Dome.… Continue reading

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                                Newport Knights senior wrestler Charlie Baumann pinned Issaquah’s Brandon Lee in the Class 4A KingCo 285-pound championship match on Feb. 3 at North Creek High School.
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                                Newport senior Alexa Hsia dribbles the ball upcourt against the Eastlake Wolves on Feb. 1. Hsia is one of the Knights three team captains.

Wolves defeat Knights in KingCo 4A girls hoops contest

A matchup between two of the best girls basketball teams in the KingCo Conference was dominated by the Eastlake Wolves. Eastlake cruised to a 61-22… Continue reading

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                                Newport senior Alexa Hsia dribbles the ball upcourt against the Eastlake Wolves on Feb. 1. Hsia is one of the Knights three team captains.

Wolverines get back on track with victory against Juanita

A surprising loss to the Mercer Island Islanders last week woke up the Bellevue Wolverines girls basketball team. Bellevue recovered from the nine-point defeat (50-41… Continue reading

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                                Newport junior guard Nicole Chan scored a game-high 23 points and hit five three-pointers in the win. Newport is currently tied for second place in the KingCo 4A Conference.

Third quarter surge propels Newport to victory

Newport Knights girls basketball head coach Travis Whitaker wasn’t worried before his team took the floor for the third quarter against the Issaquah Eagles. Issaquah,… Continue reading

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                                Newport junior guard Nicole Chan scored a game-high 23 points and hit five three-pointers in the win. Newport is currently tied for second place in the KingCo 4A Conference.
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                                Newport senior guard Elliot Thompson (left) dove for a loose ball against the Issaquah Eagles on Jan. 26 at Newport High School in Factoria. Thompson scored 22 points against Issaquah.

Knights dominate Eagles on senior night

A mere 13 days made all the difference for the Newport Knights boys basketball team against the Issaquah Eagles. The Knights lost to the Eagles… Continue reading

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                                Newport senior guard Elliot Thompson (left) dove for a loose ball against the Issaquah Eagles on Jan. 26 at Newport High School in Factoria. Thompson scored 22 points against Issaquah.

Wolverines boys hoops team wins eighth consecutive contest

Over the past several years the Bellevue Wolverines boys basketball team has exuded a propensity for peaking at the right time. The Wolverines, who haven’t… Continue reading

‘Over the Top’ is one of the most underrated sports movies of all time

There is just something about 1980s sports movies that has me hook, line and sinker. It doesn’t matter if it’s “Rocky IV,” “The Karate Kid,”… Continue reading

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                                Sammamish Totems senior Tao McClinton, center, makes a move up the field after making a catch against the Ingraham Rams on Sept. 29. McClinton will continue his football career at Sacramento State University.

McClinton attains a childhood dream on gridiron

Ever since Sammamish Totems senior football player Tao McClinton set foot on the football field as a freshman in the fall of 2014, he dreamed… Continue reading

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                                Sammamish Totems senior Tao McClinton, center, makes a move up the field after making a catch against the Ingraham Rams on Sept. 29. McClinton will continue his football career at Sacramento State University.

Totems girls basketball team nearly completes comeback against Islanders

The Sammamish Totems girls basketball team dominated the fourth quarter against Mercer Island. Sammamish, who trailed Mercer Island by 12 points at the end of… Continue reading

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                                Bellevue senior guard Annika Prins, who scored a game-high 21 points, drives to the basket while being guarded by a Mercer Island player on Jan. 3 at Bellevue High School.

Wolverines girls basketball team dominates Mercer Island in rivalry matchup

Stingy defense propelled the Bellevue Wolverines girls basketball team to a convincing victory against Mercer Island. Bellevue, who surrendered just nine field goals throughout the… Continue reading

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                                Bellevue senior guard Annika Prins, who scored a game-high 21 points, drives to the basket while being guarded by a Mercer Island player on Jan. 3 at Bellevue High School.
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                                Bellevue junior guard Jalen Love drives to the hoop against the Mercer Island Islanders. Love, who scored 15 points in the game, hit a crucial three-pointer with 5.6 seconds left in regulation.

Love seals Bellevue victory with clutch three-pointer

It wasn’t the way Bellevue Wolverines boys basketball head coach Chris O’Connor drew it up in the huddle, but the end result couldn’t have been… Continue reading

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                                Bellevue junior guard Jalen Love drives to the hoop against the Mercer Island Islanders. Love, who scored 15 points in the game, hit a crucial three-pointer with 5.6 seconds left in regulation.
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                                Bellevue Bulldogs sophomore guard Jaden Vollmen, who graduated from Puyallup High School in 2016, is one of the leaders of a squad that has compiled an overall record of 9-3 thus far during the 2017-18 season.

Vollmen is a steadying influence on the floor for the Bulldogs

Bellevue Bulldogs sophomore basketball player Jaden Vollmen is the epitome of an even-keeled individual. While a multitude of collegiate athletes typically have an intense persona,… Continue reading

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                                Bellevue Bulldogs sophomore guard Jaden Vollmen, who graduated from Puyallup High School in 2016, is one of the leaders of a squad that has compiled an overall record of 9-3 thus far during the 2017-18 season.
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                                The Bellevue Wolverines girls swim dive team earned the Class 3A state championship on Nov. 11 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. The Wolverines, who compiled a total of 281 team points, won a state title for the first time since the 2006 season. Bellevue athletes Elena Acevedo, Eleanor Casey, Katie Duff, Delora Li, Janelle Rudolph, Rylee Siripipat, Aneta Wyzga, Rachel Jin and Sarah Walsh competed at the state meet. The Wolverines were coached by Andy Hay, Lisa Van Loben Sels, Mckenzie Schroder, Oey Chang and Ale Fuentes.

Bellevue 2017 sports year in review

JANUARY Baker announces he will enter NFL Draft: University of Washington Huskies safety Budda Baker, who is a 2014 graduate of Bellevue High School, announced… Continue reading

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                                The Bellevue Wolverines girls swim dive team earned the Class 3A state championship on Nov. 11 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. The Wolverines, who compiled a total of 281 team points, won a state title for the first time since the 2006 season. Bellevue athletes Elena Acevedo, Eleanor Casey, Katie Duff, Delora Li, Janelle Rudolph, Rylee Siripipat, Aneta Wyzga, Rachel Jin and Sarah Walsh competed at the state meet. The Wolverines were coached by Andy Hay, Lisa Van Loben Sels, Mckenzie Schroder, Oey Chang and Ale Fuentes.
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                                Interlake Saints 2016 graduate Dejhion Parrish had 41 carries for 618 rushing yards and eight touchdowns during his sophomore season with the Arizona Western College football team. Parrish averaged a whopping 15.1 yards per carry this past season. Arizona Western lost to East Mississippi 31-28 in the NJCAA National Championship game on Dec. 3.

Parrish puts up big numbers at Arizona Western

Arizona Western sophomore running back Dejhion Parrish was one of the most electrifying players in the world of junior college football during the 2017 season… Continue reading

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                                Interlake Saints 2016 graduate Dejhion Parrish had 41 carries for 618 rushing yards and eight touchdowns during his sophomore season with the Arizona Western College football team. Parrish averaged a whopping 15.1 yards per carry this past season. Arizona Western lost to East Mississippi 31-28 in the NJCAA National Championship game on Dec. 3.
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                                Newport Knights senior guard David Combs, right dribbles along the baseline against the Eastlake Wolves. Newport improved its overall record to 3-0 with a 43-39 win against Eastlake on Dec. 8 at Newport High School in Factoria.

Knights come through in the clutch against Wolves

Clutch free throw shooting down the stretch propelled the Newport Knights boys basketball team to their third consecutive victory of the 2017-18 season. Newport senior… Continue reading

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                                Newport Knights senior guard David Combs, right dribbles along the baseline against the Eastlake Wolves. Newport improved its overall record to 3-0 with a 43-39 win against Eastlake on Dec. 8 at Newport High School in Factoria.
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                                Newport Knights junior guard Nicole Chan, center, scored a game-high 21 points against the Eastlake Wolves on Dec. 8 at Newport High School in Factoria. Eastlake defeated Newport 70-52.

Knights lose to Wolves in KingCo girls hoops 4A matchup

Newport Knights girls basketball head coach Travis Whitaker was proud of his team’s performance against one of the most formidable basketball squads in the Class… Continue reading

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                                Newport Knights junior guard Nicole Chan, center, scored a game-high 21 points against the Eastlake Wolves on Dec. 8 at Newport High School in Factoria. Eastlake defeated Newport 70-52.