Shaun Scott

The Bellevue Christian Vikings boys basketball team earned sixth place at the Class 1A state basketball tournament on March 2 at the Yakima SunDome. Photo courtesy of Brandon Kats

Bellevue Christian boys hoops team earns sixth place at state tourney

Senior-laden Vikings bring home hardware from Yakima.

The Bellevue Christian Vikings boys basketball team earned sixth place at the Class 1A state basketball tournament on March 2 at the Yakima SunDome. Photo courtesy of Brandon Kats
A view from the bleachers at the Mat Classic state wrestling tournament on Feb. 15, 2019. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Mat Classic is an amazing spectacle

A simply special experience at the Tacoma Dome.

A view from the bleachers at the Mat Classic state wrestling tournament on Feb. 15, 2019. Shaun Scott, staff photo
Bellevue Christian Vikings senior Andy Moyer (No. 22) soars to the rim against the Seton Catholic Cougars in a loser-out, regional playoff game on Feb. 23. The Vikings defeated the Cougars 58-48. Moyer, who finished with 12 points, scored nine points in the fourth quarter of play. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Vikings clinch a berth in the 1A state hoops tournament

Bellevue Christian senior Ken West scores a team-high 23 points.

Bellevue Christian Vikings senior Andy Moyer (No. 22) soars to the rim against the Seton Catholic Cougars in a loser-out, regional playoff game on Feb. 23. The Vikings defeated the Cougars 58-48. Moyer, who finished with 12 points, scored nine points in the fourth quarter of play. Shaun Scott, staff photo
Bellevue Christian defenders Sophia Bold, center, and Molly Olson, left, converge on a Meridian senior Alexis Groen, right, in the first quarter of a regional playoff game on Feb. 23 at Issaquah High School. Meridian defeated Bellevue Christian 40-26. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Trojans defeat Vikings in regional playoff game

Bellevue Christian will have chance to redeem itself at state tourney.

Bellevue Christian defenders Sophia Bold, center, and Molly Olson, left, converge on a Meridian senior Alexis Groen, right, in the first quarter of a regional playoff game on Feb. 23 at Issaquah High School. Meridian defeated Bellevue Christian 40-26. Shaun Scott, staff photo
Bellevue Wolverines junior Kara Choi, center, controls the ball while being defended by Holy Names Academy Cougars players Bria Stokes, right, and Stefanie Hale, left. Holy Names earned a 49-48 victory against Bellevue in a loser-out game on Feb. 14 at Bellevue High School. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Cougars defeat Wolverines in loser-out contest

Wolverines girls basketball team finishes season with 11 victories.

Bellevue Wolverines junior Kara Choi, center, controls the ball while being defended by Holy Names Academy Cougars players Bria Stokes, right, and Stefanie Hale, left. Holy Names earned a 49-48 victory against Bellevue in a loser-out game on Feb. 14 at Bellevue High School. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography
Bellevue Wolverines senior Hunter Hansen, right, and Bishop Blanchet’s Cade Prinizivalli, left, battle for a rebound in the paint on Feb. 14 at Bellevue High School. Hansen scored a team-high 17 points for the Wolverines. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Wolverines conquer Braves in loser-out hoops contest

Bellevue senior Hunter Hansen scores a team-high 17 points in the win.

Bellevue Wolverines senior Hunter Hansen, right, and Bishop Blanchet’s Cade Prinizivalli, left, battle for a rebound in the paint on Feb. 14 at Bellevue High School. Hansen scored a team-high 17 points for the Wolverines. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography
Interlake Saints players mob sophomore center Derek Kramer, right, following their dramatic 51-50 win against the Lake Washington Kangaroos in a loser-out playoff game on Feb. 6 at Newport High School in Factoria. Kramer hit two free throws with 5.7 seconds left in the game, giving his team a 51-50 lead. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Saints prevail in loser-out playoff game against Kangaroos

Interlake sophomore Derek Kramer knocks down game-winning free throw.

Interlake Saints players mob sophomore center Derek Kramer, right, following their dramatic 51-50 win against the Lake Washington Kangaroos in a loser-out playoff game on Feb. 6 at Newport High School in Factoria. Kramer hit two free throws with 5.7 seconds left in the game, giving his team a 51-50 lead. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Bellevue Wolverines sophomore Sara Bowar, left, boxes out a Lake Washington player while trying to grab a rebound in the 3A KingCo tournament championship game on Feb. 6 at Newport High School in Factoria. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Wolverines lose to Kangaroos in 3A KingCo title contest

Bellevue guard Kara Choi scores a team-high 21 points.

Bellevue Wolverines sophomore Sara Bowar, left, boxes out a Lake Washington player while trying to grab a rebound in the 3A KingCo tournament championship game on Feb. 6 at Newport High School in Factoria. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography
Bellevue Wolverines senior Jalen Love, left, dribbles down the court while being covered by Mercer Island guard Nigel Seda, right, during the 3A KingCo tournament championship game on Feb. 6. Love scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half of play. Mercer Island defeated Bellevue 44-41. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Mercer Island defeats Bellevue in 3A KingCo title game

Bellevue fourth-quarter comeback bid falls just short.

Bellevue Wolverines senior Jalen Love, left, dribbles down the court while being covered by Mercer Island guard Nigel Seda, right, during the 3A KingCo tournament championship game on Feb. 6. Love scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half of play. Mercer Island defeated Bellevue 44-41. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography
Newport Knights senior 113-pound wrestler Josh Lee defeated Bothell’s Kai Smith in the 4A KingCo 113-pound title match on Feb. 2 at North Creek High School. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Lee earns first place at 4A KingCo wrestling tournament

Newport senior attains an elusive goal on the mat.

Newport Knights senior 113-pound wrestler Josh Lee defeated Bothell’s Kai Smith in the 4A KingCo 113-pound title match on Feb. 2 at North Creek High School. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Bellevue Christian Vikings seniors Molly VandenBrink, left, and Molly Olson, right, are two of the Vikings five seniors on the varsity roster. Bellevue Christian currently has an overall record of 17-0. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Dynamic duo leads Vikings on the basketball court

Bellevue Christian is undefeated thus far during the 2018-19 season.

Bellevue Christian Vikings seniors Molly VandenBrink, left, and Molly Olson, right, are two of the Vikings five seniors on the varsity roster. Bellevue Christian currently has an overall record of 17-0. Shaun Scott, staff photo
Bellevue Wolverines senior guard Kara Choi (pictured) takes the ball to the hoop while being covered by Lake Washington defenders Zaria Opara, left, and Rosa Smith, right, in a 3A KingCo matchup on Jan. 23 in Kirkland. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Ault Justus

Kangaroos defeat Wolverines in 3A KingCo girls hoops contest

Lake Washington cements victory in the second half of play.

Bellevue Wolverines senior guard Kara Choi (pictured) takes the ball to the hoop while being covered by Lake Washington defenders Zaria Opara, left, and Rosa Smith, right, in a 3A KingCo matchup on Jan. 23 in Kirkland. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Ault Justus
Interlake Saints junior Ibrahim Ibrahim, right, scored a team-high 10 points in a loss against the Mercer Island Islanders on Jan. 22. Mercer Island defeated Interlake 63-46. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Saints lose to Islanders on senior night on the hardwood

Interlake displays tenacity in final three quarters.

Interlake Saints junior Ibrahim Ibrahim, right, scored a team-high 10 points in a loss against the Mercer Island Islanders on Jan. 22. Mercer Island defeated Interlake 63-46. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography
Bellevue Christian Vikings senior Ken West is the leading scorer and rebounder for his basketball team. West, who averages 19 points and seven rebounds per game, is determined to lead his team to the Class 1A state tournament in Yakima this March. Shaun Scott, staff photo

West is proficient on the perimeter

Bellevue Christian senior is poised to lead his squad on a deep playoff run.

Bellevue Christian Vikings senior Ken West is the leading scorer and rebounder for his basketball team. West, who averages 19 points and seven rebounds per game, is determined to lead his team to the Class 1A state tournament in Yakima this March. Shaun Scott, staff photo
Newport Knights senior post player Sophia Dominitz, center, looks for a teammate to pass the ball to in a matchup against Mount Si Wildcats. Newport defeated Mount Si, 43-37, on Jan. 16 in Snoqualmie. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Knights earn win on the road against Wildcats

Newport defeats Mount Si for the second time during the 2018-19 season.

Newport Knights senior post player Sophia Dominitz, center, looks for a teammate to pass the ball to in a matchup against Mount Si Wildcats. Newport defeated Mount Si, 43-37, on Jan. 16 in Snoqualmie. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography
Bellevue Bulldogs freshman Kai Warren is averaging 17 points per game through 13 games during the 2018-19 season thus far. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Warren is dominating on the hardwood

North Kitsap High School 2018 graduate is making a sizable impact with the Bulldogs.

Bellevue Bulldogs freshman Kai Warren is averaging 17 points per game through 13 games during the 2018-19 season thus far. Shaun Scott, staff photo
Sportswriter Shaun Scott and his friends Brian Walker and Tony Walker met NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal at Big Chicken restaurant in Las Vegas, Nevada on Nov. 24. Courtesy photo

A memorable Vegas trip

Sportswriter Shaun Scott meets one of the best NBA players to ever lace up sneakers.

Sportswriter Shaun Scott and his friends Brian Walker and Tony Walker met NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal at Big Chicken restaurant in Las Vegas, Nevada on Nov. 24. Courtesy photo
Sammamish Totems sophomore Tia Robinson (No. 40) battles for a rebound against Franklin Pierce sophomore Paradise Dorrough, left, in a non-league matchup on Jan. 3 in Bellevue. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Totems dominate Cardinals in non-league contest

Sammamish girls hoops squad continues to climb the ladder.

Sammamish Totems sophomore Tia Robinson (No. 40) battles for a rebound against Franklin Pierce sophomore Paradise Dorrough, left, in a non-league matchup on Jan. 3 in Bellevue. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography
Sammamish Totems junior Adama Drammeh (No. 10) takes the ball to the hoop against the Franklin Pierce Cardinals in a non-league contest on Jan. 3 in Bellevue. Drammeh finished with a total of nine points in the loss. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Cardinals cruise past Totems on the hardwood

Franklin Pierce junior Claudell Quinland scores a game-high 33 points.

Sammamish Totems junior Adama Drammeh (No. 10) takes the ball to the hoop against the Franklin Pierce Cardinals in a non-league contest on Jan. 3 in Bellevue. Drammeh finished with a total of nine points in the loss. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography
Former Bellevue Wolverines wrestling head coach Jim Richards (pictured in center with state championship trophy) is pictured with the Bellevue Wolverines 1963 state championship wrestling team. Bill Strickland (heavyweight), Noel McMurtry (135) and Roy Brewster (106) are pictured in the above photo.Image courtesy of Jim Richards.

Simply legendary

Former coach Jim Richards will be inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame this June.

Former Bellevue Wolverines wrestling head coach Jim Richards (pictured in center with state championship trophy) is pictured with the Bellevue Wolverines 1963 state championship wrestling team. Bill Strickland (heavyweight), Noel McMurtry (135) and Roy Brewster (106) are pictured in the above photo.Image courtesy of Jim Richards.