Shaun Scott

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.
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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 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.
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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.