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Bellevue Christian Vikings senior Andy Moyer (No. 22) soars to the rim against the Seton Catholic Cougars in a loser-out, regional playoff game on Feb. 23. The Vikings defeated the Cougars 58-48. Moyer, who finished with 12 points, scored nine points in the fourth quarter of play. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Vikings clinch a berth in the 1A state hoops tournament

Bellevue Christian senior Ken West scores a team-high 23 points.

Bellevue Christian Vikings senior Andy Moyer (No. 22) soars to the rim against the Seton Catholic Cougars in a loser-out, regional playoff game on Feb. 23. The Vikings defeated the Cougars 58-48. Moyer, who finished with 12 points, scored nine points in the fourth quarter of play. Shaun Scott, staff photo
Bellevue Christian defenders Sophia Bold, center, and Molly Olson, left, converge on a Meridian senior Alexis Groen, right, in the first quarter of a regional playoff game on Feb. 23 at Issaquah High School. Meridian defeated Bellevue Christian 40-26. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Trojans defeat Vikings in regional playoff game

Bellevue Christian will have chance to redeem itself at state tourney.

Bellevue Christian defenders Sophia Bold, center, and Molly Olson, left, converge on a Meridian senior Alexis Groen, right, in the first quarter of a regional playoff game on Feb. 23 at Issaquah High School. Meridian defeated Bellevue Christian 40-26. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Bellevue-area gymnasts go big at state meets

Newport takes third in 4A team competition.

Auburn Riverside defenders bring down Kennedy Catholic’s Junior Alexander during North Puget Sound League Mountain Division action in Oct. 2018 at Auburn Memorial Stadium. Photo by Rachel Ciampi/Auburn Reporter

Lawmakers push concussion awareness and best practices in sports

SB 5238 requires University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center to compile research data

  • Feb 22, 2019
Auburn Riverside defenders bring down Kennedy Catholic’s Junior Alexander during North Puget Sound League Mountain Division action in Oct. 2018 at Auburn Memorial Stadium. Photo by Rachel Ciampi/Auburn Reporter
The Newport Knights girls gymnastics team won a district championship on Feb. 15 in Factoria. The Knights, who tallied 175.350 team points, edged out second-place Woodinville (173.300) by just 2.05 points. Photo courtesy of Stacy Nemcher-Rendon

Knights gymnastics team wins district title

The Newport Knights gymnastics team won a district title for the first time since 2012 on Feb. 15 at Newport High School in Factoria. Newport… Continue reading

  • Feb 18, 2019
The Newport Knights girls gymnastics team won a district championship on Feb. 15 in Factoria. The Knights, who tallied 175.350 team points, edged out second-place Woodinville (173.300) by just 2.05 points. Photo courtesy of Stacy Nemcher-Rendon

Bellevue-area swimmers shine at state championships

Newport takes third in 4A steam standings.

Flying through the pool

Mount Si junior Nathan Harris competes in the 100 butterfly B final at the 4A state meet on Saturday at the King County Aquatics Center… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2019
Bellevue Wolverines junior Kara Choi, center, controls the ball while being defended by Holy Names Academy Cougars players Bria Stokes, right, and Stefanie Hale, left. Holy Names earned a 49-48 victory against Bellevue in a loser-out game on Feb. 14 at Bellevue High School. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Cougars defeat Wolverines in loser-out contest

Wolverines girls basketball team finishes season with 11 victories.

Bellevue Wolverines junior Kara Choi, center, controls the ball while being defended by Holy Names Academy Cougars players Bria Stokes, right, and Stefanie Hale, left. Holy Names earned a 49-48 victory against Bellevue in a loser-out game on Feb. 14 at Bellevue High School. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Soccer and hockey take center stage on vacation / Sports Scene

When you’re on vacation, you might as well pack as many vital activities into your schedule as you can, right? Sometimes, the docket lengthens as… Continue reading

Bellevue Wolverines senior Hunter Hansen, right, and Bishop Blanchet’s Cade Prinizivalli, left, battle for a rebound in the paint on Feb. 14 at Bellevue High School. Hansen scored a team-high 17 points for the Wolverines. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Wolverines conquer Braves in loser-out hoops contest

Bellevue senior Hunter Hansen scores a team-high 17 points in the win.

Bellevue Wolverines senior Hunter Hansen, right, and Bishop Blanchet’s Cade Prinizivalli, left, battle for a rebound in the paint on Feb. 14 at Bellevue High School. Hansen scored a team-high 17 points for the Wolverines. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography
Interlake Saints players mob sophomore center Derek Kramer, right, following their dramatic 51-50 win against the Lake Washington Kangaroos in a loser-out playoff game on Feb. 6 at Newport High School in Factoria. Kramer hit two free throws with 5.7 seconds left in the game, giving his team a 51-50 lead. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Saints prevail in loser-out playoff game against Kangaroos

Interlake sophomore Derek Kramer knocks down game-winning free throw.

Interlake Saints players mob sophomore center Derek Kramer, right, following their dramatic 51-50 win against the Lake Washington Kangaroos in a loser-out playoff game on Feb. 6 at Newport High School in Factoria. Kramer hit two free throws with 5.7 seconds left in the game, giving his team a 51-50 lead. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Bellevue Wolverines sophomore Sara Bowar, left, boxes out a Lake Washington player while trying to grab a rebound in the 3A KingCo tournament championship game on Feb. 6 at Newport High School in Factoria. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Wolverines lose to Kangaroos in 3A KingCo title contest

Bellevue guard Kara Choi scores a team-high 21 points.

Bellevue Wolverines sophomore Sara Bowar, left, boxes out a Lake Washington player while trying to grab a rebound in the 3A KingCo tournament championship game on Feb. 6 at Newport High School in Factoria. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography
Bellevue Wolverines senior Jalen Love, left, dribbles down the court while being covered by Mercer Island guard Nigel Seda, right, during the 3A KingCo tournament championship game on Feb. 6. Love scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half of play. Mercer Island defeated Bellevue 44-41. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Mercer Island defeats Bellevue in 3A KingCo title game

Bellevue fourth-quarter comeback bid falls just short.

Bellevue Wolverines senior Jalen Love, left, dribbles down the court while being covered by Mercer Island guard Nigel Seda, right, during the 3A KingCo tournament championship game on Feb. 6. Love scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half of play. Mercer Island defeated Bellevue 44-41. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography
Newport Knights senior 113-pound wrestler Josh Lee defeated Bothell’s Kai Smith in the 4A KingCo 113-pound title match on Feb. 2 at North Creek High School. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Lee earns first place at 4A KingCo wrestling tournament

Newport senior attains an elusive goal on the mat.

Newport Knights senior 113-pound wrestler Josh Lee defeated Bothell’s Kai Smith in the 4A KingCo 113-pound title match on Feb. 2 at North Creek High School. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Bellevue Christian Vikings seniors Molly VandenBrink, left, and Molly Olson, right, are two of the Vikings five seniors on the varsity roster. Bellevue Christian currently has an overall record of 17-0. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Dynamic duo leads Vikings on the basketball court

Bellevue Christian is undefeated thus far during the 2018-19 season.

Bellevue Christian Vikings seniors Molly VandenBrink, left, and Molly Olson, right, are two of the Vikings five seniors on the varsity roster. Bellevue Christian currently has an overall record of 17-0. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Basketball playoffs tip off for 4A KingCo boys and girls

The 4A KingCo girls basketball tournament tipped off Thursday night. In girls’ action, North Creek (7-6) beat Mount Si (5-8), 71-50, and Issaquah (6-7) beat… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2019
The Bellevue Wolverines girls basketball team earned a 47-44 victory against the Liberty Patriots on Jan. 30. The Wolverines improved their overall record to 9-10 with the win. Bellevue senior Montana Jones, left, prepares to make a pass down the court while being chased by Liberty shooting guard Grace Moawad during the matchup between KingCo rivals. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Ault Justus

Wolverines conquer Patriots in KingCo matchup on the basketball court

The Bellevue Wolverines girls basketball team earned a 47-44 victory against the Liberty Patriots on Jan. 30. The Wolverines improved their overall record to 9-10… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2019
The Bellevue Wolverines girls basketball team earned a 47-44 victory against the Liberty Patriots on Jan. 30. The Wolverines improved their overall record to 9-10 with the win. Bellevue senior Montana Jones, left, prepares to make a pass down the court while being chased by Liberty shooting guard Grace Moawad during the matchup between KingCo rivals. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Ault Justus
Former Bellevue School District track/cross country coach Cliff Nixon passed away on Jan. 22. A celebration of life for Nixon will take place from 2-6 p.m. on Feb. 10 at the Newport High School Performing Arts Center. Photo courtesy of Pat Ann Robinson

A celebration of life for a coaching legend

Former Bellevue School District track/cross country coach Cliff Nixon passed away on Jan. 22. Nixon, who began his coaching career with the Bellevue Wolverines track/cross… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2019
Former Bellevue School District track/cross country coach Cliff Nixon passed away on Jan. 22. A celebration of life for Nixon will take place from 2-6 p.m. on Feb. 10 at the Newport High School Performing Arts Center. Photo courtesy of Pat Ann Robinson

Give it your all in the playoffs and appreciate the moment / Sports Scene

Athletes and coaches have unveiled their best performances in the regular season, and now the postseason is upon us. Strap in tight and prepare for… Continue reading

Bellevue Wolverines senior guard Kara Choi (pictured) takes the ball to the hoop while being covered by Lake Washington defenders Zaria Opara, left, and Rosa Smith, right, in a 3A KingCo matchup on Jan. 23 in Kirkland. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Ault Justus

Kangaroos defeat Wolverines in 3A KingCo girls hoops contest

Lake Washington cements victory in the second half of play.

Bellevue Wolverines senior guard Kara Choi (pictured) takes the ball to the hoop while being covered by Lake Washington defenders Zaria Opara, left, and Rosa Smith, right, in a 3A KingCo matchup on Jan. 23 in Kirkland. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Ault Justus