Shaun Scott

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

Concession stands purchases are the norm

Sportswriter Shaun Scott enjoys consuming food at the Newport High School stadium concession stand.

Bellevue Wolverines junior setter Meghan Weber sets up an opportunity for one of her teammates to score a point against the Mercer Island Islanders in a rivalry matchup on Oct. 2. Bellevue earned a comeback 3-2 victory against Mercer Island. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Wolverines are pulverizing their opponents on the volleyball court

Bellevue volleyball team remains undefeated thus far.

Bellevue Wolverines junior setter Meghan Weber sets up an opportunity for one of her teammates to score a point against the Mercer Island Islanders in a rivalry matchup on Oct. 2. Bellevue earned a comeback 3-2 victory against Mercer Island. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography
Bellevue Christian Vikings head coach Todd Green, center, addresses his team on the field at Sunset Chev Stadium in Sumner following their 45-7 loss to the Cascade Christian Cougars on Sept. 29. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Cougars cruise to victory against Vikings

Bellevue Christian plucks four interceptions against Cascade Christian.

Bellevue Christian Vikings head coach Todd Green, center, addresses his team on the field at Sunset Chev Stadium in Sumner following their 45-7 loss to the Cascade Christian Cougars on Sept. 29. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Juanita senior Allyson Ingersoll, left, and Bellevue freshman midfielder Kendall Serres, right, battle for possession of the ball. The Rebels defeated the Wolverines 1-0 on Sept. 27 at Juanita High School in Kirkland. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Ault Justus

Stingy defense propels Rebels to a victory against the Wolverines

Bellevue unleashes a bevy of shots on goal in loss to Juanita.

Juanita senior Allyson Ingersoll, left, and Bellevue freshman midfielder Kendall Serres, right, battle for possession of the ball. The Rebels defeated the Wolverines 1-0 on Sept. 27 at Juanita High School in Kirkland. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Ault Justus
The McKnight family is fully immersed in the world of wake surfing. The trio traveled to Utah in early September for the 2018 Centurion World Wake Surfing Championships. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Competitive nature is the mantra of the McKnight family

The McKnight family dominates in the world of wake boarding.

The McKnight family is fully immersed in the world of wake surfing. The trio traveled to Utah in early September for the 2018 Centurion World Wake Surfing Championships. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Newport Knights running back Trey Wikstrom battles for extra yardage against the Skyline Spartans defense. Skyline defeated Newport 50-21 on Sept. 21 at Newport High School in Factoria. Photo courtesy of Jim Nicholson

Skyline cruises to victory against Newport on the gridiron

Knights score three rushing touchdowns in loss against Spartans.

Newport Knights running back Trey Wikstrom battles for extra yardage against the Skyline Spartans defense. Skyline defeated Newport 50-21 on Sept. 21 at Newport High School in Factoria. Photo courtesy of Jim Nicholson
Interlake Saints girls soccer team senior defender Olivia Benson juggles the soccer ball on the sidelines prior to the start of practice on Sept. 12 at Interlake High School in Bellevue. Benson relishes being a senior leader on the soccer pitch for her team. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Benson shuts down opposing teams’ offenses

Interlake senior Olivia Benson expects her team to be competitive in 2018.

Interlake Saints girls soccer team senior defender Olivia Benson juggles the soccer ball on the sidelines prior to the start of practice on Sept. 12 at Interlake High School in Bellevue. Benson relishes being a senior leader on the soccer pitch for her team. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Bellevue players celebrate after scoring a goal against the Lake Washington Kangaroos. Bellevue trailed Lake Washington 2-0 at halftime but scored two goals in the second half to tie the game. After two-five minute overtime sessions, the game ended in a 2-2 draw on Sept. 13 at Bellevue High School. Photo courtesy of Rick Edelman/Rick Edelman Photography

A stalemate on the soccer field

Bellevue overcomes two-goal deficit in second half.

Bellevue players celebrate after scoring a goal against the Lake Washington Kangaroos. Bellevue trailed Lake Washington 2-0 at halftime but scored two goals in the second half to tie the game. After two-five minute overtime sessions, the game ended in a 2-2 draw on Sept. 13 at Bellevue High School. Photo courtesy of Rick Edelman/Rick Edelman Photography
Bellevue Christian Vikings junior Sam Tefft is one of the most dominating lineman in the Class 1A division. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Tefft is a towering presence in the trenches

Bellevue Christian lineman dominates on both sides of the ball.

Bellevue Christian Vikings junior Sam Tefft is one of the most dominating lineman in the Class 1A division. Shaun Scott/staff photo
The view from the Little Si hiking trail summit. Photo courtesy of James Martin

Aspiring for the pinnacle on the trail

Sportswriter Shaun Scott goes hiking on Labor Day weekend.

The view from the Little Si hiking trail summit. Photo courtesy of James Martin
Interlake Saints head coach Justin Peterson will be in his second season leading the girls soccer program during the 2018 season. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Saints are led by their superb defense on the soccer field

Interlake goalie Jordan Jenkins dominates between the posts.

Interlake Saints head coach Justin Peterson will be in his second season leading the girls soccer program during the 2018 season. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Newport Knights head football coach Drew Oliver addresses his team following their convincing 42-7 win against the Interlake Saints in the season opener on Aug. 31 at Newport High School in Factoria. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Knights overpower Saints in season opener

Newport’s potent rushing attack propels them to a victory.

Newport Knights head football coach Drew Oliver addresses his team following their convincing 42-7 win against the Interlake Saints in the season opener on Aug. 31 at Newport High School in Factoria. Shaun Scott/staff photo