Shaun Scott

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.
Bellevue Bulldogs men’s basketball player Curtis Walker drives to the basket in a game earlier this season. Walker is averaging 13 rebounds per game through eight games. Photo courtesy of Kwame Kang

Walker is thriving during his freshman season with the Bulldogs

Garfield High School graduate dominates the boards in the Northwest Athletic Conference.

Bellevue Bulldogs men’s basketball player Curtis Walker drives to the basket in a game earlier this season. Walker is averaging 13 rebounds per game through eight games. Photo courtesy of Kwame Kang
The Interlake Saints girls tennis team earned the Class 3A state championship on May 26 in Kennewick. The Saints, who compiled 41 team points, dominated the entire tournament. Seattle Prep earned second place with 20 team points. Photo courtesy of Matthew Perlman

2018: The year in sports in the Bellevue region

Bellevue athletes/teams dominate in 2018.

The Interlake Saints girls tennis team earned the Class 3A state championship on May 26 in Kennewick. The Saints, who compiled 41 team points, dominated the entire tournament. Seattle Prep earned second place with 20 team points. Photo courtesy of Matthew Perlman
Newport Knights senior guard Anateya Sommerville, left, drives to the hoop while being defended by Mount Si Wildcats senior Savanna Samuelson, right, in a 4A KingCo contest on Dec. 14 at Newport High School. The Knights earned a comeback 45-36 victory against the Wildcats. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Knights attain comeback victory

Newport girls basketball team displays its toughness against a formidable foe.

Newport Knights senior guard Anateya Sommerville, left, drives to the hoop while being defended by Mount Si Wildcats senior Savanna Samuelson, right, in a 4A KingCo contest on Dec. 14 at Newport High School. The Knights earned a comeback 45-36 victory against the Wildcats. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography
Newport Knights center Braeden Splaine, left, looks to make a pass while being covered by Mount Si senior Brett Williams, right, in a 4A KingCo matchup on Dec. 14 in Factoria. Mount Si defeated Newport, 66-44, in the contest. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Second-half surge propels Mount Si to a victory against Newport

Mount Si outscores Newport 36-22 in the second half of play.

Newport Knights center Braeden Splaine, left, looks to make a pass while being covered by Mount Si senior Brett Williams, right, in a 4A KingCo matchup on Dec. 14 in Factoria. Mount Si defeated Newport, 66-44, in the contest. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography
Bulldogs sophomore Ting-Jhao Jian, who is the only returning starter from the 2017-18 season, is averaging 22 points per game through the first five games of the 2018-19 season. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Sensational sophomore is a dominating force for the Bulldogs

Proficient shooting has propelled Ting-Jhao Jian to success in early season games.

Bulldogs sophomore Ting-Jhao Jian, who is the only returning starter from the 2017-18 season, is averaging 22 points per game through the first five games of the 2018-19 season. Shaun Scott, staff photo
Newport Knights senior guard Nicole Chan drives to the hoop against the Issaquah Eagles in a game during the 2017-18 season. Chan, who is one of six seniors on the varsity roster during the 2018-19 season, wants to see her squad advance to the Class 4A state tournament at the Tacoma Dome in March of 2019. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Chan delivers clutch buckets for the Knights

Newport Knights girls basketball team is poised for a breakthrough season.

Newport Knights senior guard Nicole Chan drives to the hoop against the Issaquah Eagles in a game during the 2017-18 season. Chan, who is one of six seniors on the varsity roster during the 2018-19 season, wants to see her squad advance to the Class 4A state tournament at the Tacoma Dome in March of 2019. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Bellevue Wolverines spotter Jay Honda (center with #64 jersey on) was honored for 20 years of volunteer service to the Bellevue Wolverines football program prior to the start of the Wolverines/Yelm Tornados Class 3A state quarterfinal matchup on Nov. 17 at Bellevue Memorial Stadium. The 2018 season was Honda’s final season as the Wolverines spotter in the press box. Photo courtesy of the Bellevue Wolverines football program Twitter feed

Honda displayed dedication to the Bellevue football program

Tireless work ethic defined Jay Honda’s role with Wolverines for two decades.

Bellevue Wolverines spotter Jay Honda (center with #64 jersey on) was honored for 20 years of volunteer service to the Bellevue Wolverines football program prior to the start of the Wolverines/Yelm Tornados Class 3A state quarterfinal matchup on Nov. 17 at Bellevue Memorial Stadium. The 2018 season was Honda’s final season as the Wolverines spotter in the press box. Photo courtesy of the Bellevue Wolverines football program Twitter feed
Bellevue Wolverines senior running back Drew Fowler (pictured) scored four rushing touchdowns against the Yelm Tornados in the Class 3A state quarterfinals on Nov. 17 at Bellevue Memorial Stadium. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Ault-Justus

Wolverines advance to Class 3A state semifinals

Bellevue dominates Yelm in the final three quarters.

Bellevue Wolverines senior running back Drew Fowler (pictured) scored four rushing touchdowns against the Yelm Tornados in the Class 3A state quarterfinals on Nov. 17 at Bellevue Memorial Stadium. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Ault-Justus
The Bellevue Wolverines girls swim team won the Class 3A state championship for the second consecutive season on Nov. 10 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. Photo courtesy of Lisa Van Loben Sels

Wolverines win second consecutive state swim title

Bellevue dominates the Class 3A state swim meet in Federal Way.

The Bellevue Wolverines girls swim team won the Class 3A state championship for the second consecutive season on Nov. 10 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. Photo courtesy of Lisa Van Loben Sels
Interlake Saints volleyball head coach Eduardo Guerrero earned the KingCo 3A/2A coach of the year award for the 2018 season. Interlake finished the 2018 season with a 10-7 overall record and advanced to the district playoffs for the second consecutive season. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Guerrero earns a coveted honor

Interlake second-year head coach Eduardo Guerrero earns KingCo 2A/3A coach of the year award.

Interlake Saints volleyball head coach Eduardo Guerrero earned the KingCo 3A/2A coach of the year award for the 2018 season. Interlake finished the 2018 season with a 10-7 overall record and advanced to the district playoffs for the second consecutive season. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Bellevue Wolverines junior running back Alex Reid breaks free for a long gain against the Snohomish Panthers. Reid had two rushing touchdowns in Bellevue’s 66-33 victory against the Panthers on Nov. 9 at Bellevue Memorial Stadium. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Ault Justus

Wolverines advance to Class 3A state quarterfinals

Bellevue offensive line dominates against Snohomish.

Bellevue Wolverines junior running back Alex Reid breaks free for a long gain against the Snohomish Panthers. Reid had two rushing touchdowns in Bellevue’s 66-33 victory against the Panthers on Nov. 9 at Bellevue Memorial Stadium. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Ault Justus
Bellevue Wolverines senior Katie Sorrell (pictured) delivers a kill at the net against the Bishop Blanchet Braves on Nov. 8 at Sammamish High School in Bellevue. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Braves earn comeback win against Wolverines

Bellevue loses to Bishop Blanchet in first round of 3A SeaKing playoffs.

Bellevue Wolverines senior Katie Sorrell (pictured) delivers a kill at the net against the Bishop Blanchet Braves on Nov. 8 at Sammamish High School in Bellevue. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography