Shaun Scott

Coby Akana unleashes a pass deep down the sideline to one of his receivers during a spring football practice session on June 8 at Sammamish High School in Bellevue. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Totems football program is steadily improving

Sammamish junior Coby Akana will be in his second season as the starting quarterback.

Coby Akana unleashes a pass deep down the sideline to one of his receivers during a spring football practice session on June 8 at Sammamish High School in Bellevue. Shaun Scott, staff photo
Bellevue Christian Vikings senior quarterback Mick Larsen (pictured) will be in his third season as the starting signal caller on the gridiron this fall. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Vikings look to build on last season’s strong finish

Senior Mick Larsen will be in his third season as starting quarterback for Bellevue Christian.

Bellevue Christian Vikings senior quarterback Mick Larsen (pictured) will be in his third season as the starting signal caller on the gridiron this fall. Shaun Scott/staff photo
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                                The Sammammish Totems girls golf team (pictured) earned the Class 2A girls golf state championship. The Totems, who compiled 143 total team points, dominated the entire tournament. Bellingham finished in second place with 97.5 points.

Totems earn Class 2A state golf title

Total team effort propels Sammamish to a golf championship.

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                                The Sammammish Totems girls golf team (pictured) earned the Class 2A girls golf state championship. The Totems, who compiled 143 total team points, dominated the entire tournament. Bellingham finished in second place with 97.5 points.
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                                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.

Soaring Saints tennis program earns state championship

Interlake dominates the Class 3A state tennis tournament.

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                                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.
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                                Newport players mob Ariana Arnone at the plate after she connected on two-run home-run in the top of the second inning against the Woodinville Falcons in a winner-to-state, loser-out district playoff game on May 17 in Kenmore. Newport defeated Woodinville 9-1 in the contest.

Knights conquer Falcons with a berth at the state tournament on the line

Newport head coach Parris Mamon leads his team to a pinnacle achievement.

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                                Newport players mob Ariana Arnone at the plate after she connected on two-run home-run in the top of the second inning against the Woodinville Falcons in a winner-to-state, loser-out district playoff game on May 17 in Kenmore. Newport defeated Woodinville 9-1 in the contest.
Photo courtesy of Annette LaBissoniere
                                The Sammamish Totems girls golf team captured first place at the Class 2A District 1 girls golf tournament on May 15 in Snohomish. It was the second consecutive season the Totems earned a district tournament title.

Totems girls golf team earns district championship

Sammamish golfer Mikaela Ikeda finishes at the top of the leaderboard.

Photo courtesy of Annette LaBissoniere
                                The Sammamish Totems girls golf team captured first place at the Class 2A District 1 girls golf tournament on May 15 in Snohomish. It was the second consecutive season the Totems earned a district tournament title.
Photo courtesy of Matthew Perlman
                                The Interlake Saints girls tennis team (pictured) will compete at the Class 3A state tennis tournament on May 25-26 in Kennewick.

Saints dominate district tennis tournament

Seven Interlake Saints girls tennis players will compete at state tourney.

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                                The Interlake Saints girls tennis team (pictured) will compete at the Class 3A state tennis tournament on May 25-26 in Kennewick.
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                                Interlake Saints players mob Nainoa Loschky (No. 6) after he scored the first goal of the game in the 35th minute of play. Interlake defeated the O’Dea Fighting Irish 3-1 in a winner-to-state, loser-out KingCo 3A playoff matchup on May 12 at Interbay Stadium in Seattle.

Saints earn berth in Class 3A state soccer tournament

Interlake wins third straight loser-out playoff game.

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                                Interlake Saints players mob Nainoa Loschky (No. 6) after he scored the first goal of the game in the 35th minute of play. Interlake defeated the O’Dea Fighting Irish 3-1 in a winner-to-state, loser-out KingCo 3A playoff matchup on May 12 at Interbay Stadium in Seattle.
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                                Interlake Saints midfielder James Sullivan, left, tries to get to the ball before a Lake Washington player in the first half of a loser-out, KingCo 3A playoff game. Interlake defeated Lake Washington 4-1 on May 8 at Interlake High School in Bellevue.

Saints surge past Kangaroos on the soccer pitch

Interlake senior Owen Gortner records a hat trick against Lake Washington.

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                                Interlake Saints midfielder James Sullivan, left, tries to get to the ball before a Lake Washington player in the first half of a loser-out, KingCo 3A playoff game. Interlake defeated Lake Washington 4-1 on May 8 at Interlake High School in Bellevue.
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                                Interlake Saints singles player Addie Eklund, left, won the KingCo 3A singles tournament at Mercer Island High School on May 4. The doubles duo of Olivia Sun (center) and Sylvia Eklund (right) captured the KingCo 3A doubles tournament championship.

Saints win KingCo 3A tennis tournament championship

Interlake tennis team finishes regular season with undefeated record.

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                                Interlake Saints singles player Addie Eklund, left, won the KingCo 3A singles tournament at Mercer Island High School on May 4. The doubles duo of Olivia Sun (center) and Sylvia Eklund (right) captured the KingCo 3A doubles tournament championship.

Wolverines lose to Mustangs in loser-out KingCo 3A baseball playoff game

Redmond scored three runs in the top of the sixth.

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                                Newport Knights slugger Alexis Bradshaw (pictured) connected on a grand slam home run in the top of the second inning, giving the Knights a 6-1 lead. Newport defeated Mount Si 10-7 on April 25 in Snoqualmie.

Knights fend off Wildcat rally to preserve a victory

Newport softball team captures 12th win of the 2018 season.

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                                Newport Knights slugger Alexis Bradshaw (pictured) connected on a grand slam home run in the top of the second inning, giving the Knights a 6-1 lead. Newport defeated Mount Si 10-7 on April 25 in Snoqualmie.
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                                Bellevue Wolverines senior girls water polo player Natasha Schmid is one of the Wolverines team captains this season. Schmid wants to lead the Wolverines to the state championship game this May.

Schmid is a superstar in the pool

Bellevue senior has transformed herself into a top scorer.

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                                Bellevue Wolverines senior girls water polo player Natasha Schmid is one of the Wolverines team captains this season. Schmid wants to lead the Wolverines to the state championship game this May.

Witnessing a historic sports moment was a memorable experience

A quick weekend trip to California was unforgettable.

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                                Newport Knights baseball head coach Brad Files, who graduated from Newport High School in 1988, has coached the varsity baseball program since the 1997 season. The Knights have compiled a 12-4 overall record thus far during the 2018 season.
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                                Newport Knights baseball head coach Brad Files, who graduated from Newport High School in 1988, has coached the varsity baseball program since the 1997 season. The Knights have compiled a 12-4 overall record thus far during the 2018 season.
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                                Bellevue Christian ace pitcher Eric Kats, left, and infielder Daniel Teramato, right, are looking to lead their team to the Class 1A state baseball tournament this May.

Vikings are dominating on the diamond in 2018

Bellevue Christian is having a breakthrough season on the diamond.

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                                Bellevue Christian ace pitcher Eric Kats, left, and infielder Daniel Teramato, right, are looking to lead their team to the Class 1A state baseball tournament this May.
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                                Mercer Island player Alex Platou, left, and Interlake defender Charlie Myhran, right, battle for possession of the ball in the first half of play on April 11 at Interlake High School in Bellevue. Mercer Island defeated Interlake 2-1 in the contest.

Islanders defeat Saints in rivalry showdown on the soccer field

Interlake nearly ties the game in the closing seconds.

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                                Mercer Island player Alex Platou, left, and Interlake defender Charlie Myhran, right, battle for possession of the ball in the first half of play on April 11 at Interlake High School in Bellevue. Mercer Island defeated Interlake 2-1 in the contest.
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                                Bellevue Wolverines junior badminton player Melinda Guo is one of the team captains in 2018. Guo captured second place at the 2017 KingCo singles badminton tournament.

Guo hopes to lead Wolverines to back-to-back KingCo tournament titles

Bellevue junior earned second place in KingCo singles tournament in 2017.

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                                Bellevue Wolverines junior badminton player Melinda Guo is one of the team captains in 2018. Guo captured second place at the 2017 KingCo singles badminton tournament.
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                                Interlake Saints senior forward Owen Gortner will continue his soccer career at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles in 2019.

Gortner leads Saints soccer squad

Interlake senior forward will play collegiate soccer in Los Angeles.

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                                Interlake Saints senior forward Owen Gortner will continue his soccer career at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles in 2019.
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                                Bellevue Bulldogs sophomore Griffin McCormick currently is batting .308 at the plate through 23 games thus far during the 2018 season. The Bulldogs have an overall record 7-16.

McCormick is the epitome of a team player

Injury in 2017 didn’t derail McCormick on the diamond.

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                                Bellevue Bulldogs sophomore Griffin McCormick currently is batting .308 at the plate through 23 games thus far during the 2018 season. The Bulldogs have an overall record 7-16.