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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

Baseball/softball camps are on the horizon

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  • Jun 13, 2018

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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
The Sammamish Totems girls tennis doubles team consisting of sophomores Nina Vongsaly and Katrina Kuntz captured the Class 2A state title on May 26 at the Nordstrom Tennis Center. The duo of Vongsaly/Kuntz defeated Sequim’s doubles squad of Kalli Wiker/Jessica Dietzman 2-0 (6-3, 6-3) in the championship match.
                                Photo courtesy of Wesley Newton

Sammamish doubles team wins the Class 2A state tennis title

Totems sophomores Nina Vongsaly and Katrina Kuntz dominate the state tournament.

  • Jun 6, 2018
The Sammamish Totems girls tennis doubles team consisting of sophomores Nina Vongsaly and Katrina Kuntz captured the Class 2A state title on May 26 at the Nordstrom Tennis Center. The duo of Vongsaly/Kuntz defeated Sequim’s doubles squad of Kalli Wiker/Jessica Dietzman 2-0 (6-3, 6-3) in the championship match.
                                Photo courtesy of Wesley Newton
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
The Interlake Saints girls golf team earned second place at the Class 3A state golf tournament on May 23 at Indian Canyon Golf Course in Spokane.
                                The Saints, who compiled 90 team points, finished just 1.5 points behind first place Bellevue (91.5 team points). Interlake’s Samantha Na captured fifth place overall individually with a total of 153 strokes at the two-day tournament. Katie Kester registered a sixth place finish with 154 strokes. Bronte Polette finished in 21st place overall individually as well.
                                Photo courtesy of Douglas Calvert

Saints girls golf team captures second place at Class 3A state tournament

Interlake golfer Samantha Na earns fifth place individually.

  • Jun 5, 2018
The Interlake Saints girls golf team earned second place at the Class 3A state golf tournament on May 23 at Indian Canyon Golf Course in Spokane.
                                The Saints, who compiled 90 team points, finished just 1.5 points behind first place Bellevue (91.5 team points). Interlake’s Samantha Na captured fifth place overall individually with a total of 153 strokes at the two-day tournament. Katie Kester registered a sixth place finish with 154 strokes. Bronte Polette finished in 21st place overall individually as well.
                                Photo courtesy of Douglas Calvert
The Newport Knights girls tennis doubles team consisting of senior Teagan Mach and sophomore Evelyn Wong captured second place at the Class 4A state tennis tournament on May 26 at the Columbia Basin Racquet Club in Richland. The duo had an overall record of 3-1 at the two-day tournament.
                                Photo courtesy of Patrick Nam

Newport doubles tennis team earns second place at Class 4A state tournament

Knights athletes Teagan Mach and Evelyn Wong capture second place at tourney.

  • Jun 4, 2018
The Newport Knights girls tennis doubles team consisting of senior Teagan Mach and sophomore Evelyn Wong captured second place at the Class 4A state tennis tournament on May 26 at the Columbia Basin Racquet Club in Richland. The duo had an overall record of 3-1 at the two-day tournament.
                                Photo courtesy of Patrick Nam
The Bellevue Wolverines boys lacrosse team (pictured) celebrates in the immediate moments following their 8-6 victory against the Mercer Island Islanders in the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association 3A state title game on May 26 at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila. Bellevue finished the 2018 season with an overall record of 17-2. The Islanders finished with an overall record of 16-7. Photo courtesy of Rick Edelman/Rick Edelman Photography

Wolverines defeat Islanders in rivalry contest in championship game

Bellevue finishes the 2018 season with 17 victories.

  • May 31, 2018
The Bellevue Wolverines boys lacrosse team (pictured) celebrates in the immediate moments following their 8-6 victory against the Mercer Island Islanders in the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association 3A state title game on May 26 at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila. Bellevue finished the 2018 season with an overall record of 17-2. The Islanders finished with an overall record of 16-7. Photo courtesy of Rick Edelman/Rick Edelman Photography
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.
Bellevue Wolverines senior Carlie Gilbert captured first place in the javelin with a toss of 127 feet, 7 inches at the Class 3A state track meet on May 24 at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.
                                Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Gilbert earns first place in javelin at Class 3A state meet

Bellevue senior wins state title in javelin.

  • May 30, 2018
Bellevue Wolverines senior Carlie Gilbert captured first place in the javelin with a toss of 127 feet, 7 inches at the Class 3A state track meet on May 24 at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.
                                Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
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 the Newport Knights softball program
                                The Newport Knights girls softball squad finished with a record of 3-2 at the Class 4A state tournament on May 25-26 in Spokane. The Knights finished the tournament tied for fifth place. Newport earned victories against the Rogers Rams, Puyallup Vikings and Tahoma Bears in the tourney. The Knights lost to the Camas Papermakers and the Central Valley Bears. The Knights finished the 2018 season with an overall record of 21-8.

Knights display heart and determination at state softball tournament

Newport defeats Rogers, Puyallup and Tahoma.

  • May 27, 2018
Photo courtesy of the Newport Knights softball program
                                The Newport Knights girls softball squad finished with a record of 3-2 at the Class 4A state tournament on May 25-26 in Spokane. The Knights finished the tournament tied for fifth place. Newport earned victories against the Rogers Rams, Puyallup Vikings and Tahoma Bears in the tourney. The Knights lost to the Camas Papermakers and the Central Valley Bears. The Knights finished the 2018 season with an overall record of 21-8.
Photo courtesy of Sharon Hamilton
                                The Bellevue Christian Vikings softball team defeated Coupeville 14-1 in the 2018 West Central District III Class 1A championship game on May 18 at the Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey.
                                The Vikings, who have put together an overall record of 17-5 this season, have won 13 consecutive games. The Vikings will face the Cle Elum-Roslyn Warriors in the first round of the Class 1A state tournament at 10 a.m. on May 25 at Columbia Playfield in Richland.

Vikings softball squad wins district title

Bellevue Christian will face Cle Elum in first round of the Class 1A state tournament.

  • May 21, 2018
Photo courtesy of Sharon Hamilton
                                The Bellevue Christian Vikings softball team defeated Coupeville 14-1 in the 2018 West Central District III Class 1A championship game on May 18 at the Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey.
                                The Vikings, who have put together an overall record of 17-5 this season, have won 13 consecutive games. The Vikings will face the Cle Elum-Roslyn Warriors in the first round of the Class 1A state tournament at 10 a.m. on May 25 at Columbia Playfield in Richland.
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
                                The Bainbridge Island Spartans defeated the Bellevue Wolverines 18-4 in the Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association (WSLA) state semifinals on May 15 at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila.
                                Bellevue finished the 2018 season with an overall record of 12-3. Bellevue player Vanessa Rubel, left, carried the ball down the field against Bainbridge Island in the season finale.

Bainbridge defeats Bellevue in state lacrosse semifinals

Bellevue girls lacrosse team finishes the 2018 season with 12 victories.

  • May 18, 2018
Photo courtesy of Rick Edelman/Rick Edelman Photography
                                The Bainbridge Island Spartans defeated the Bellevue Wolverines 18-4 in the Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association (WSLA) state semifinals on May 15 at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila.
                                Bellevue finished the 2018 season with an overall record of 12-3. Bellevue player Vanessa Rubel, left, carried the ball down the field against Bainbridge Island in the season finale.