Shaun Scott

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
Interlake Saints junior setter Katie Thomas wants to lead her team to the Class 3A state volleyball tournament this November. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Thomas runs the show for the Saints

Interlake junior setter Katie Thomas is the undisputed leader of her volleyball team.

Interlake Saints junior setter Katie Thomas wants to lead her team to the Class 3A state volleyball tournament this November. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Bellevue Christian Vikings running back John Kim, center, battles for extra yardage against the Klahowya Eagles in the season finale on Nov. 3 at Sammamish High School in Bellevue. The Eagles defeated the Vikings 21-0, eliminating the Vikings from playoff contention. Photo courtesy of Rick Edelman/Rick Edelman Photography

Eagles shut out Vikings with playoff berth on the line

Bellevue Christian finishes the 2018 season with five victories.

Bellevue Christian Vikings running back John Kim, center, battles for extra yardage against the Klahowya Eagles in the season finale on Nov. 3 at Sammamish High School in Bellevue. The Eagles defeated the Vikings 21-0, eliminating the Vikings from playoff contention. Photo courtesy of Rick Edelman/Rick Edelman Photography
Bellevue Wolverines running back Alex Reid, right, celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Mercer Island Islanders on Oct. 26. Bellevue defeated Mercer Island 47-0 in the regular season finale. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Wolverines are peaking at the right time

Bellevue defense pitches a shutout against Mercer Island.

Bellevue Wolverines running back Alex Reid, right, celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Mercer Island Islanders on Oct. 26. Bellevue defeated Mercer Island 47-0 in the regular season finale. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Bellevue Christian Vikings defensive end/offensive tackle Jack Sirich hopes to lead his team to the playoffs this November. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Wondrous work ethic drives Sirich

Bellevue Christian defensive end/offensive tackle hopes to lead his team to playoffs.

Bellevue Christian Vikings defensive end/offensive tackle Jack Sirich hopes to lead his team to the playoffs this November. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Undefeated Wolverines are battle tested

Bellevue will face Mercer Island in rivalry showdown in regular season finale.

Bellevue Wolverines senior Jenna Keenan serves in a matchup against the Lake Washington Kangaroos on Oct. 18. Bellevue defeated Lake Washington 3-0 (26-24, 25-19, 25-22) on senior night. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Wolverines sweep Kangaroos on senior night

Bellevue captures 14th victory of the 2018 season.

Bellevue Wolverines senior Jenna Keenan serves in a matchup against the Lake Washington Kangaroos on Oct. 18. Bellevue defeated Lake Washington 3-0 (26-24, 25-19, 25-22) on senior night. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography
Bellevue Christian Vikings senior goalie Emilie Groeschel wants to see her team advance deep into the postseason this November on the soccer pitch. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Groeschel is prolific between the posts

Last line of the Vikings defense embraces leadership role.

Bellevue Christian Vikings senior goalie Emilie Groeschel wants to see her team advance deep into the postseason this November on the soccer pitch. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Sammamish Totems senior quarterback Coby Akana is in the midst of his second season as his team’s starting quarterback. The Totems, who currently have an overall record of 0-6 thus far, are still looking to earn their first victory of the 2018 season. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Akana’s mental toughness is evident on the gridiron

Totems signal caller maintains a positive attitude despite bevy of losses.

Sammamish Totems senior quarterback Coby Akana is in the midst of his second season as his team’s starting quarterback. The Totems, who currently have an overall record of 0-6 thus far, are still looking to earn their first victory of the 2018 season. Shaun Scott/staff photo