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Newport swim team remains undefeated

Sports Roundup BOYS SWIMMING Newport remains undefeated in the pool The Newport Knights boys swim team registered a 94-89 win against the Issaquah Eagles on… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2018

 

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                                Sammamish Totems senior Tao McClinton, center, makes a move up the field after making a catch against the Ingraham Rams on Sept. 29. McClinton will continue his football career at Sacramento State University.

McClinton attains a childhood dream on gridiron

Ever since Sammamish Totems senior football player Tao McClinton set foot on the football field as a freshman in the fall of 2014, he dreamed… Continue reading

 

Totems girls basketball team nearly completes comeback against Islanders

The Sammamish Totems girls basketball team dominated the fourth quarter against Mercer Island. Sammamish, who trailed Mercer Island by 12 points at the end of… Continue reading

 

Bellevue Christian boys hoops team captures 10th victory

SPORTS ROUNDUP BOYS BASKETBALL Bellevue Christian collects 10th victory of the 2017-18 season The Bellevue Christian Vikings improved their overall record to 10-1 courtesy of… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2018
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                                Bellevue senior guard Annika Prins, who scored a game-high 21 points, drives to the basket while being guarded by a Mercer Island player on Jan. 3 at Bellevue High School.

Wolverines girls basketball team dominates Mercer Island in rivalry matchup

Stingy defense propelled the Bellevue Wolverines girls basketball team to a convincing victory against Mercer Island. Bellevue, who surrendered just nine field goals throughout the… Continue reading

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                                Bellevue senior guard Annika Prins, who scored a game-high 21 points, drives to the basket while being guarded by a Mercer Island player on Jan. 3 at Bellevue High School.
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                                Bellevue junior guard Jalen Love drives to the hoop against the Mercer Island Islanders. Love, who scored 15 points in the game, hit a crucial three-pointer with 5.6 seconds left in regulation.

Love seals Bellevue victory with clutch three-pointer

It wasn’t the way Bellevue Wolverines boys basketball head coach Chris O’Connor drew it up in the huddle, but the end result couldn’t have been… Continue reading

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                                Bellevue junior guard Jalen Love drives to the hoop against the Mercer Island Islanders. Love, who scored 15 points in the game, hit a crucial three-pointer with 5.6 seconds left in regulation.

Wolverines girls basketball team is on a winning streak

GIRLS BASKETBALL Wolverines win fourth straight contest The Bellevue Wolverines cruised to a 64-30 victory against the Bonney Lake Panthers in a non-league contest on… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2018
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                                Bellevue Bulldogs sophomore guard Jaden Vollmen, who graduated from Puyallup High School in 2016, is one of the leaders of a squad that has compiled an overall record of 9-3 thus far during the 2017-18 season.

Vollmen is a steadying influence on the floor for the Bulldogs

Bellevue Bulldogs sophomore basketball player Jaden Vollmen is the epitome of an even-keeled individual. While a multitude of collegiate athletes typically have an intense persona,… Continue reading

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                                Bellevue Bulldogs sophomore guard Jaden Vollmen, who graduated from Puyallup High School in 2016, is one of the leaders of a squad that has compiled an overall record of 9-3 thus far during the 2017-18 season.
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                                Bellevue resident Kevin Doyle captured the E2 Class win at National Auto Sports Association’s renowned 25 hours of Thunderhill presented by Hawk Performance on Dec 2-3. The race, which took place at Thunderhill Raceway Park in California, had more than 50 amateur and professional race teams throughout the United States. Doyle’s KD Motorsports team turned 664 laps on a 3-mile long road course, logging 1,992 miles during the endurance race. “We lost every gear but fourth (gear),” Doyle said. “We had oil pressure issues. We were down to our backing plates on the rear brakes, so it was metal on metal on the back. We were getting everything we could.”

KD Motorsports wins formidable race in California

Bellevue resident Kevin Doyle captured the E2 Class win at the National Auto Sports Association’s renowned 25 hours of Thunderhill presented by Hawk Performance on… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2018
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                                Bellevue resident Kevin Doyle captured the E2 Class win at National Auto Sports Association’s renowned 25 hours of Thunderhill presented by Hawk Performance on Dec 2-3. The race, which took place at Thunderhill Raceway Park in California, had more than 50 amateur and professional race teams throughout the United States. Doyle’s KD Motorsports team turned 664 laps on a 3-mile long road course, logging 1,992 miles during the endurance race. “We lost every gear but fourth (gear),” Doyle said. “We had oil pressure issues. We were down to our backing plates on the rear brakes, so it was metal on metal on the back. We were getting everything we could.”
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                                Bellevue Bulldogs sophomore volleyball player Averi Dyer was named a first-team All-American for two-year colleges by the American Volleyball Coaches Association on Dec. 8. Dyer, who played outside hitter for the Bulldogs during the 2017 season, led her team to a second place finish at the 2017 NWAC Championships. The Bulldogs finished the season with an overall record of 38-14.

Bulldogs’ volleyball star earns a coveted honor

Bellevue Bulldogs sophomore volleyball player Averi Dyer was named a first-team All-American for two-year colleges by the American Volleyball Coaches Association on Dec. 8. Dyer,… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2017
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                                Bellevue Bulldogs sophomore volleyball player Averi Dyer was named a first-team All-American for two-year colleges by the American Volleyball Coaches Association on Dec. 8. Dyer, who played outside hitter for the Bulldogs during the 2017 season, led her team to a second place finish at the 2017 NWAC Championships. The Bulldogs finished the season with an overall record of 38-14.
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                                The Bellevue Wolverines girls swim dive team earned the Class 3A state championship on Nov. 11 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. The Wolverines, who compiled a total of 281 team points, won a state title for the first time since the 2006 season. Bellevue athletes Elena Acevedo, Eleanor Casey, Katie Duff, Delora Li, Janelle Rudolph, Rylee Siripipat, Aneta Wyzga, Rachel Jin and Sarah Walsh competed at the state meet. The Wolverines were coached by Andy Hay, Lisa Van Loben Sels, Mckenzie Schroder, Oey Chang and Ale Fuentes.

Bellevue 2017 sports year in review

JANUARY Baker announces he will enter NFL Draft: University of Washington Huskies safety Budda Baker, who is a 2014 graduate of Bellevue High School, announced… Continue reading

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                                The Bellevue Wolverines girls swim dive team earned the Class 3A state championship on Nov. 11 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. The Wolverines, who compiled a total of 281 team points, won a state title for the first time since the 2006 season. Bellevue athletes Elena Acevedo, Eleanor Casey, Katie Duff, Delora Li, Janelle Rudolph, Rylee Siripipat, Aneta Wyzga, Rachel Jin and Sarah Walsh competed at the state meet. The Wolverines were coached by Andy Hay, Lisa Van Loben Sels, Mckenzie Schroder, Oey Chang and Ale Fuentes.
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                                The Newport Knights earned a 60-54 win against the North Creek Jaguars on Dec. 12. Newport guard Elliot Thompson (pictured) drives to the hoop against North Creek. The Knights improved their overall record to 4-1 with the victory.

Knights defeat Jaguars in KingCo 4A matchup

The Newport Knights earned a 60-54 win against the North Creek Jaguars on Dec. 12. Newport guard Elliot Thompson (pictured) drives to the hoop against… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2017
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                                The Newport Knights earned a 60-54 win against the North Creek Jaguars on Dec. 12. Newport guard Elliot Thompson (pictured) drives to the hoop against North Creek. The Knights improved their overall record to 4-1 with the victory.
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                                Interlake Saints 2016 graduate Dejhion Parrish had 41 carries for 618 rushing yards and eight touchdowns during his sophomore season with the Arizona Western College football team. Parrish averaged a whopping 15.1 yards per carry this past season. Arizona Western lost to East Mississippi 31-28 in the NJCAA National Championship game on Dec. 3.

Parrish puts up big numbers at Arizona Western

Arizona Western sophomore running back Dejhion Parrish was one of the most electrifying players in the world of junior college football during the 2017 season… Continue reading

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                                Interlake Saints 2016 graduate Dejhion Parrish had 41 carries for 618 rushing yards and eight touchdowns during his sophomore season with the Arizona Western College football team. Parrish averaged a whopping 15.1 yards per carry this past season. Arizona Western lost to East Mississippi 31-28 in the NJCAA National Championship game on Dec. 3.
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                                Bellevue Wolverines senior running back Isaiah Ifanse was named Washington’s 2017-18 Gatorade Washington Football Player of the Year. Ifanse rushed for 2,485 yards and 44 touchdowns this past season. Bellevue, which advanced to the Class 3A state semifinals, finished with an overall record of 11-2. Ifanse (pictured) rumbles for yardage against the Mercer Island Islanders in a rivalry matchup on Oct. 13.

Ifanse wins Gatorade player of the year honors

Bellevue Wolverines senior running back Isaiah Ifanse was named Washington’s 2017-18 Gatorade Washington Football Player of the Year. Ifanse rushed for 2,485 yards and 44… Continue reading

  • Dec 12, 2017
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                                Bellevue Wolverines senior running back Isaiah Ifanse was named Washington’s 2017-18 Gatorade Washington Football Player of the Year. Ifanse rushed for 2,485 yards and 44 touchdowns this past season. Bellevue, which advanced to the Class 3A state semifinals, finished with an overall record of 11-2. Ifanse (pictured) rumbles for yardage against the Mercer Island Islanders in a rivalry matchup on Oct. 13.
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                                Newport Knights senior guard David Combs, right dribbles along the baseline against the Eastlake Wolves. Newport improved its overall record to 3-0 with a 43-39 win against Eastlake on Dec. 8 at Newport High School in Factoria.

Knights come through in the clutch against Wolves

Clutch free throw shooting down the stretch propelled the Newport Knights boys basketball team to their third consecutive victory of the 2017-18 season. Newport senior… Continue reading

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                                Newport Knights senior guard David Combs, right dribbles along the baseline against the Eastlake Wolves. Newport improved its overall record to 3-0 with a 43-39 win against Eastlake on Dec. 8 at Newport High School in Factoria.
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                                Newport Knights junior guard Nicole Chan, center, scored a game-high 21 points against the Eastlake Wolves on Dec. 8 at Newport High School in Factoria. Eastlake defeated Newport 70-52.

Knights lose to Wolves in KingCo girls hoops 4A matchup

Newport Knights girls basketball head coach Travis Whitaker was proud of his team’s performance against one of the most formidable basketball squads in the Class… Continue reading

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                                Newport Knights junior guard Nicole Chan, center, scored a game-high 21 points against the Eastlake Wolves on Dec. 8 at Newport High School in Factoria. Eastlake defeated Newport 70-52.
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                                The Lake Hills Soccer club U-14 United boys recreational division soccer team, which is coached by Rick Waedekin and Allen Salmieri, won the district II championship in its division two weeks ago. The U-14 United soccer team will compete in the Washington Youth Soccer Recreational Cup semi-finals on Saturday, Dec. 9 at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila. If they are victorious in the semi-finals, the team will compete in the championship game on Sunday, Dec. 10 in Tukwila.

Lake Hills soccer squad to compete in state semifinals

The Lake Hills Soccer club U-14 United boys recreational division soccer team, which is coached by Rick Waedekin and Allen Salmieri, won the district II… Continue reading

  • Dec 5, 2017
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                                The Lake Hills Soccer club U-14 United boys recreational division soccer team, which is coached by Rick Waedekin and Allen Salmieri, won the district II championship in its division two weeks ago. The U-14 United soccer team will compete in the Washington Youth Soccer Recreational Cup semi-finals on Saturday, Dec. 9 at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila. If they are victorious in the semi-finals, the team will compete in the championship game on Sunday, Dec. 10 in Tukwila.

Wolverines girls basketball team dominates Kangaroos

SPORTS ROUNDUP GIRLS BASKETBALL Wolverines dominate Kangaroos The Bellevue Wolverines cruised to a 76-29 victory against the Lake Washington Kangaroos on Dec. 1. Bellevue (1-1)… Continue reading

  • Dec 5, 2017
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                                Newport Knights 2013 graduate Isaac Dotson had seven tackles (three solo tackles) for the Washington State Cougars football team against the University of Washington Huskies in the Apple Cup on Nov. 26. The Huskies defeated the Cougars 41-14. Dotson (right), chased Huskies running back Myles Gaskin, left, in the above picture.

Dotson unveils solid performance in Apple Cup

Newport Knights 2013 graduate Isaac Dotson had seven tackles (three solo tackles) for the Washington State Cougars football team against the University of Washington Huskies… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2017
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                                Newport Knights 2013 graduate Isaac Dotson had seven tackles (three solo tackles) for the Washington State Cougars football team against the University of Washington Huskies in the Apple Cup on Nov. 26. The Huskies defeated the Cougars 41-14. Dotson (right), chased Huskies running back Myles Gaskin, left, in the above picture.
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                                University of Washington Huskies tight end Drew Sample (No. 88) had one catch for five yards in the Apple Cup on Nov. 26 at Husky Stadium in Seattle. The Huskies defeated the Washington State Cougars 41-14. Sample is a 2014 graduate of Newport High School in Factoria.

Newport 2014 grad part of victorious Huskies squad in Apple Cup

University of Washington Huskies tight end Drew Sample (No. 88) had one catch for five yards in the Apple Cup on Nov. 26 at Husky… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2017
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                                University of Washington Huskies tight end Drew Sample (No. 88) had one catch for five yards in the Apple Cup on Nov. 26 at Husky Stadium in Seattle. The Huskies defeated the Washington State Cougars 41-14. Sample is a 2014 graduate of Newport High School in Factoria.