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                                Newport Knights baseball head coach Brad Files, who graduated from Newport High School in 1988, has coached the varsity baseball program since the 1997 season. The Knights have compiled a 12-4 overall record thus far during the 2018 season.

Knights are competing for the top spot in KingCo 4A division on the diamond

Seasoned pitching staff leads Knights.

 

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                                Bellevue Christian ace pitcher Eric Kats, left, and infielder Daniel Teramato, right, are looking to lead their team to the Class 1A state baseball tournament this May.

Vikings are dominating on the diamond in 2018

Bellevue Christian is having a breakthrough season on the diamond.

 

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                                Mercer Island player Alex Platou, left, and Interlake defender Charlie Myhran, right, battle for possession of the ball in the first half of play on April 11 at Interlake High School in Bellevue. Mercer Island defeated Interlake 2-1 in the contest.

Islanders defeat Saints in rivalry showdown on the soccer field

Interlake nearly ties the game in the closing seconds.

 

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                                Bellevue Wolverines junior badminton player Melinda Guo is one of the team captains in 2018. Guo captured second place at the 2017 KingCo singles badminton tournament.

Guo hopes to lead Wolverines to back-to-back KingCo tournament titles

Bellevue junior earned second place in KingCo singles tournament in 2017.

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                                Bellevue Wolverines junior badminton player Melinda Guo is one of the team captains in 2018. Guo captured second place at the 2017 KingCo singles badminton tournament.
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                                Interlake Saints senior forward Owen Gortner will continue his soccer career at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles in 2019.

Gortner leads Saints soccer squad

Interlake senior forward will play collegiate soccer in Los Angeles.

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                                Interlake Saints senior forward Owen Gortner will continue his soccer career at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles in 2019.
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                                Bellevue Bulldogs sophomore Griffin McCormick currently is batting .308 at the plate through 23 games thus far during the 2018 season. The Bulldogs have an overall record 7-16.

McCormick is the epitome of a team player

Injury in 2017 didn’t derail McCormick on the diamond.

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                                Bellevue Bulldogs sophomore Griffin McCormick currently is batting .308 at the plate through 23 games thus far during the 2018 season. The Bulldogs have an overall record 7-16.
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                                Bellevue Bulldogs freshman infielder Megan Marino is dominating at the plate thus far during the 2018 season. Marino is batting .540 and has 21 RBI in 12 games played during the season. The Bulldogs currently have an overall record of 16-1.

Marino is making a sizable impact in first season with Bulldogs

Bellevue Bulldogs softball team is dominating its opponents in early season action.

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                                Bellevue Bulldogs freshman infielder Megan Marino is dominating at the plate thus far during the 2018 season. Marino is batting .540 and has 21 RBI in 12 games played during the season. The Bulldogs currently have an overall record of 16-1.
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                                Bellevue sophomore Jed Michael, right, and Mercer Island midfielder Luca Mtskhetadze, left, battle for possession of the ball. Bellevue and Mercer Island battled to a 0-0 tie on March 23 in Bellevue.

Wolverines, Islanders battle to a stalemate on the soccer field

Rivalry showdown ends in a draw.

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                                Bellevue sophomore Jed Michael, right, and Mercer Island midfielder Luca Mtskhetadze, left, battle for possession of the ball. Bellevue and Mercer Island battled to a 0-0 tie on March 23 in Bellevue.
Interlake Saints senior pitcher Nick Bentsen will anchor his team’s pitching staff during the 2018 season. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Senior leadership exuded by the Saints baseball squad

Interlake softball team focused on taking the next step

Interlake Saints senior pitcher Nick Bentsen will anchor his team’s pitching staff during the 2018 season. Shaun Scott/staff photo
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                                Mary Catherine Tolbert, Kama Boswell and Montana Jones are the team captains for the Bellevue Wolverines softball team.

Martin is the new Wolverines softball head coach

Bellevue baseball team is focused on making a postseason run

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                                Mary Catherine Tolbert, Kama Boswell and Montana Jones are the team captains for the Bellevue Wolverines softball team.
Sammamish Totems senior catcher Noah Shaw earned Class 2A all-state honors as a junior during the 2017 season. Shaw, who played third base last season, will be the Totems’ starting catcher this spring. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Totems baseball team is focused on the fundamentals

Sammamish youthful softball squad is focused on continued improvement.

Sammamish Totems senior catcher Noah Shaw earned Class 2A all-state honors as a junior during the 2017 season. Shaw, who played third base last season, will be the Totems’ starting catcher this spring. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Shortstop Lexsi Barashkoff, senior Taylor Woodey, senior Bridget Johnson and senior Elliet Bradshaw will be four key players during the 2018 season for the Newport Knights. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Mamon to lead Knights softball program

Knights baseball squad is looking to take the next step.

Shortstop Lexsi Barashkoff, senior Taylor Woodey, senior Bridget Johnson and senior Elliet Bradshaw will be four key players during the 2018 season for the Newport Knights. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Bellevue Christian seniors Annie Whitton, Katie Pippel, Jasmine Hathaway and Celine LaBossier are striving to bring home a trophy from the Class 1A state tournament in their final year of high school softball. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Vikings softball team wants to place at the Class 1A state tournament

Bellevue Christian softball team is led by strong senior class.

Bellevue Christian seniors Annie Whitton, Katie Pippel, Jasmine Hathaway and Celine LaBossier are striving to bring home a trophy from the Class 1A state tournament in their final year of high school softball. Shaun Scott/staff photo
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                                Bellevue Wolverines head football coach Mark Landes announced his resignation in early March after leading the program for the past two seasons. Landes had an overall record of 16-3 during his two-year tenure. Bellevue lost to the O’Dea Fighting Irish 34-33 in double overtime in the Class 3A state semifinals on Nov. 25, 2017.

Bellevue High School head football coach resigns

Bellevue Wolverines head football coach Mark Landes made one of the toughest decisions of his entire life in early March. Landes, who graduated from Bellevue… Continue reading

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                                Bellevue Wolverines head football coach Mark Landes announced his resignation in early March after leading the program for the past two seasons. Landes had an overall record of 16-3 during his two-year tenure. Bellevue lost to the O’Dea Fighting Irish 34-33 in double overtime in the Class 3A state semifinals on Nov. 25, 2017.

Taiwo earns first place in Heptathlon at USA Indoor Track and Field Championships

Newport Knights alumnus Jeremy Taiwo is undeniably one of the best athletes to emerge from the Eastside region. Taiwo, who captured 11th place in the… Continue reading

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                                Bellevue Wolverines senior Aubrey Baker (No. 22), right, tries to block a shot against the Bethel Braves in the first round of the Class 3A state playoffs on Feb. 28 at the Tacoma Dome. Bethel defeated Bellevue 55-41 in a loser-out, winner-to-quarterfinals playoff matchup. The Wolverines finished the 2017-18 season with an overall record of 21-6.

Braves defeat Wolverines in first round of state playoffs

Bellevue Wolverines girls basketball head coach Noah Wulbert couldn’t have been more proud following the final game of the 2017-18 season. The Wolverines saw their… Continue reading

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                                Bellevue Wolverines senior Aubrey Baker (No. 22), right, tries to block a shot against the Bethel Braves in the first round of the Class 3A state playoffs on Feb. 28 at the Tacoma Dome. Bethel defeated Bellevue 55-41 in a loser-out, winner-to-quarterfinals playoff matchup. The Wolverines finished the 2017-18 season with an overall record of 21-6.

Super Bowl Sunday tradition lives on

For the 11th consecutive year I hosted a Super Bowl shindig at my apartment. Super Bowl Sunday is one of my favorite days of the… Continue reading

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                                The Bellevue Christian Vikings boys basketball team will face Mount Baker at 12:15 p.m. on Feb. 28 at the Yakima SunDome in the first round of the Class 1A state tournament

Vikings attain a coveted aspiration

Bellevue Christian to face Mount Baker at Class 1A state tournament Feb. 28.

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                                The Bellevue Christian Vikings boys basketball team will face Mount Baker at 12:15 p.m. on Feb. 28 at the Yakima SunDome in the first round of the Class 1A state tournament
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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 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.
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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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                                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.