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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

Thunder Sports Network takes the sports world by storm

Rich Hallstrom and Chris Brown co-authored Thunder Sports Network, but it’s friendship that counts.

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

Baseball camps are on the horizon

FirstSwing Foundation continues its tradition of baseball/softball camps The FirstSwing Foundation is hosting the 12th annual Bellevue baseball/softball camp from Aug 13-17 at the Medina… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2018
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
St. Madeleine Sophie Catholic School students surround gymnast Frannie Ronan, center, after she learned of her selection to compete at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. Courtesy photo

Frannie Ronan is set for gymnastics action at the Special Olympics

Kirkland resident attends school at St. Madeleine Sophie Catholic School in Bellevue

St. Madeleine Sophie Catholic School students surround gymnast Frannie Ronan, center, after she learned of her selection to compete at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. Courtesy 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