Shaun Scott

Bellevue Christian assistant coach Zeus Aguilera leads offensive/defensive lineman through drills during a Saturday afternoon practice session on Aug. 18 in Clyde Hill. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Bellevue Christian looking to have breakthrough season

Vikings senior quarterback Mick Larson is the leader of his squad.

Bellevue Christian assistant coach Zeus Aguilera leads offensive/defensive lineman through drills during a Saturday afternoon practice session on Aug. 18 in Clyde Hill. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Sammamish Totems quarterback Coby Akana (pictured) will be in his second season as the starting quarterback. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Totems are looking to take the next step

Sammamish will be an experienced squad in 2018.

Sammamish Totems quarterback Coby Akana (pictured) will be in his second season as the starting quarterback. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Interlake Saints head coach Shawn Hartline will be in his first season as a head coach at the high school level this fall. Hartline replaces his brother Brian, who coached the Saints for the past two seasons. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Determination drives the Saints on the football field

Shawn Hartline is in his first season as Saints head coach.

Interlake Saints head coach Shawn Hartline will be in his first season as a head coach at the high school level this fall. Hartline replaces his brother Brian, who coached the Saints for the past two seasons. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Wolverines quarterback Joey Echigoshima rumbles for yardage against the Mercer Island Islanders in October of 2017. Echigoshima will be in his second season as the starting quarterback this fall. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Wolverines will be tested by formidable schedule

Michael Kneip lands head coaching job at his alma mater.

Wolverines quarterback Joey Echigoshima rumbles for yardage against the Mercer Island Islanders in October of 2017. Echigoshima will be in his second season as the starting quarterback this fall. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Newport Knights quarterback Tre Louis, left, throws a seam route to a wide receiver during an evening practice session on Aug. 17 at Newport High School in Factoria. Knights head coach Drew Oliver, right, snapped Louis the ball on the play. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Newport’s identity never wavers on the gridiron

Accountability is the theme of the Knights football program.

Newport Knights quarterback Tre Louis, left, throws a seam route to a wide receiver during an evening practice session on Aug. 17 at Newport High School in Factoria. Knights head coach Drew Oliver, right, snapped Louis the ball on the play. Shaun Scott/staff photo
The Eastside Lions varsity rugby squad (pictured) earned third place at Nationals in Kansas City this past May. Photo courtesy of Hugh Gladner

Eastside Lions rugby club is thriving on the Eastside

Lions varsity squad earns third place at nationals.

The Eastside Lions varsity rugby squad (pictured) earned third place at Nationals in Kansas City this past May. Photo courtesy of Hugh Gladner
Bellevue Bulldogs baseball player Griffin McCormick connects on a base-hit during the 2018 season. McCormick, who finished with a team best .346 batting average this season, will continue his baseball career at Sacramento State University. Photo courtesy of Rich Dworkis

Sensational sophomore season pays off

Central Kitsap High School 2016 graduate will play baseball at the Division-1 level.

Bellevue Bulldogs baseball player Griffin McCormick connects on a base-hit during the 2018 season. McCormick, who finished with a team best .346 batting average this season, will continue his baseball career at Sacramento State University. Photo courtesy of Rich Dworkis
Bellevue Bulldogs infielder Grant DeLappe will continue his baseball career at Washington State University. DeLappe committed to the Cougars in October of 2017. Photo courtesy of Rich Dworkis

Perseverance propels DeLappe to the Palouse

Lifelong WSU fan will get to play baseball for his dream school.

Bellevue Bulldogs infielder Grant DeLappe will continue his baseball career at Washington State University. DeLappe committed to the Cougars in October of 2017. Photo courtesy of Rich Dworkis
Bellevue Bulldogs pitcher Eli Herrick, who had a 1.15 earned run average during his sophomore season in 2018, will continue his baseball career at Duke University. Herrick moved Durham, North Carolina (city where Duke University is located) on July 1. Photo courtesy of Rich Dworkis

Hard-throwing hurler attains Division-1 dream

Puyallup High School 2016 graduate will play baseball at Duke University.

Bellevue Bulldogs pitcher Eli Herrick, who had a 1.15 earned run average during his sophomore season in 2018, will continue his baseball career at Duke University. Herrick moved Durham, North Carolina (city where Duke University is located) on July 1. Photo courtesy of Rich Dworkis
Bellevue Bulldogs baseball player Brennen Hancock prepares to swing the bat in a game during the 2018 season. Hancock, who graduated from Cascade High School in Everett in 2016, will continue his baseball career at the University of Hawaii. Photo courtesy of Rich Dworkis

Hancock will play baseball at the University of Hawaii

Prolific sophomore season pays off.

Bellevue Bulldogs baseball player Brennen Hancock prepares to swing the bat in a game during the 2018 season. Hancock, who graduated from Cascade High School in Everett in 2016, will continue his baseball career at the University of Hawaii. Photo courtesy of Rich Dworkis
Sound Publishing sportswriter Shaun Scott poses for a quick picture with members of the Bellevue Christian Vikings football team following a weight training session on July 19 at Bellevue Christian School in Bellevue.
                                Photo courtesy of Todd Green

An undoubtedly memorable experience

Working out with the Bellevue Christian Vikings football squad was a formidable test.

Sound Publishing sportswriter Shaun Scott poses for a quick picture with members of the Bellevue Christian Vikings football team following a weight training session on July 19 at Bellevue Christian School in Bellevue.
                                Photo courtesy of Todd Green

Going outside of the comfort zone

Sound Publishing sportswriter Shaun Scott discusses his affinity for hot yoga.

Bellevue Christian Vikings senior guard Andy Moyer, left, and Vikings head coach Brandon Kats, right, hope to lead the Vikings to the Class 1A state tournament for the second year in a row during the 2018-19 season.
                                Shaun Scott, staff photo

Moyer to embrace senior leadership role

Vikings looking to continue ascent on the hardwood.

Bellevue Christian Vikings senior guard Andy Moyer, left, and Vikings head coach Brandon Kats, right, hope to lead the Vikings to the Class 1A state tournament for the second year in a row during the 2018-19 season.
                                Shaun Scott, staff photo
Chris O’Connor (center) resigned as head coach of the Bellevue Wolverines boys basketball program in May of 2018. O’Connor said he resigned to spend more time with his family. O’Connor coached the Wolverines varsity basketball program for 12 seasons.
                                Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Pillar of the Wolverine community resigns his coaching position

Chris O’Connor built a winner during his 12-year tenure on the sidelines.

Chris O’Connor (center) resigned as head coach of the Bellevue Wolverines boys basketball program in May of 2018. O’Connor said he resigned to spend more time with his family. O’Connor coached the Wolverines varsity basketball program for 12 seasons.
                                Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Eastside Bulldogs quarterback Kyle Tief plans on being more of a vocal leader on the gridiron in 2018. Tief finished the 2017 season as the Bulldogs starter under center.
                                Shaun Scott, staff photo

Tief is the leader of the Bulldogs on the gridiron

Bulldogs signal caller is confident his team will get back on track.

Eastside Bulldogs quarterback Kyle Tief plans on being more of a vocal leader on the gridiron in 2018. Tief finished the 2017 season as the Bulldogs starter under center.
                                Shaun Scott, staff photo
Eastside Bulldogs head coach Kevin Bouwman talks to his team during a practice session on June 26 at Bellevue High School. The Bulldogs, who captured back-to-back Northwest Junior College Football League (NWJCFL) titles in 2015 and 2016, finished with an overall record of 5-4 during the 2017 season.
                                Shaun Scott, staff photo

Bulldogs are looking to return to form in 2018

Eastside football program is focused on conditioning during spring drills.

Eastside Bulldogs head coach Kevin Bouwman talks to his team during a practice session on June 26 at Bellevue High School. The Bulldogs, who captured back-to-back Northwest Junior College Football League (NWJCFL) titles in 2015 and 2016, finished with an overall record of 5-4 during the 2017 season.
                                Shaun Scott, staff photo
Interlake Saints running back/cornerback Austin Hourn is looking forward to his senior season on the football field. Hourn is a huge fan of new head coach Shawn Hartline’s mode of operation in spring practice sessions. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Hourn packs a powerful punch on the football field

Diminutive senior Austin Hourn plays with heart and intensity.

Interlake Saints running back/cornerback Austin Hourn is looking forward to his senior season on the football field. Hourn is a huge fan of new head coach Shawn Hartline’s mode of operation in spring practice sessions. Shaun Scott, staff photo
Interlake Saints head football coach Shawn Hartline, center, makes a point to one of his players during a spring practice session on June 19 at Interlake High School in Bellevue. Hartline, who will be in his first season as head coach of the Saints this fall, was an assistant on the Saints staff during the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Saints football team is focused on the fundamentals

Shawn Hartline is Interlake’s new head football coach.

Interlake Saints head football coach Shawn Hartline, center, makes a point to one of his players during a spring practice session on June 19 at Interlake High School in Bellevue. Hartline, who will be in his first season as head coach of the Saints this fall, was an assistant on the Saints staff during the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Shaun Scott, staff photo
Newport Knights head football coach Drew Oliver, center, encourages one of his players during footwork drills on the first day of spring football practice sessions on June 11 at Newport High School in Factoria. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Youthful Knights football team is focused on the fundamentals

Competition is the mantra of Newport spring practice sessions.

Newport Knights head football coach Drew Oliver, center, encourages one of his players during footwork drills on the first day of spring football practice sessions on June 11 at Newport High School in Factoria. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Newport Knights senior Tre Louis will be one of the leaders on the gridiron for his team during the 2018 season. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Louis will lead Knights football squad

Newport senior leads by example with selfless mode of operation.

Newport Knights senior Tre Louis will be one of the leaders on the gridiron for his team during the 2018 season. Shaun Scott, staff photo