Shaun Scott

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
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
Photo courtesy of Wesley Newton
                                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.

Photo courtesy of Wesley Newton
                                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.
Photo courtesy of Matthew Perlman
                                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.

Photo courtesy of Matthew Perlman
                                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 Dale Garvey
                                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.

Photo courtesy of Dale Garvey
                                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.

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.
Photo courtesy of Rick Edelman/Rick Edelman Photography
                                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.

Photo courtesy of Rick Edelman/Rick Edelman Photography
                                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.