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                                Newport Knights senior wrestler Charlie Baumann pinned Issaquah’s Brandon Lee in the Class 4A KingCo 285-pound championship match on Feb. 3 at North Creek High School.

Interlake, Newport grapplers perform admirably at KingCo 3A/4A tournament

Interlake Saints 132-pound wrestler Aidan Campana is completely focused on advancing to the Mat Classic 3A state wrestling tournament this February at the Tacoma Dome.… Continue reading

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                                Newport Knights senior wrestler Charlie Baumann pinned Issaquah’s Brandon Lee in the Class 4A KingCo 285-pound championship match on Feb. 3 at North Creek High School.
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                                Newport senior Alexa Hsia dribbles the ball upcourt against the Eastlake Wolves on Feb. 1. Hsia is one of the Knights three team captains.

Wolves defeat Knights in KingCo 4A girls hoops contest

A matchup between two of the best girls basketball teams in the KingCo Conference was dominated by the Eastlake Wolves. Eastlake cruised to a 61-22… Continue reading

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                                Newport senior Alexa Hsia dribbles the ball upcourt against the Eastlake Wolves on Feb. 1. Hsia is one of the Knights three team captains.

Wolverines get back on track with victory against Juanita

A surprising loss to the Mercer Island Islanders last week woke up the Bellevue Wolverines girls basketball team. Bellevue recovered from the nine-point defeat (50-41… Continue reading

Vikings basketball squad is dominating on the hardwood

SPORTS ROUNDUP BOYS BASKETBALL Vikings win close game against Northwest The Bellevue Christian Vikings improved their overall record to 15-2 courtesy of a 42-40 win… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2018
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                                Newport junior guard Nicole Chan scored a game-high 23 points and hit five three-pointers in the win. Newport is currently tied for second place in the KingCo 4A Conference.

Third quarter surge propels Newport to victory

Newport Knights girls basketball head coach Travis Whitaker wasn’t worried before his team took the floor for the third quarter against the Issaquah Eagles. Issaquah,… Continue reading

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                                Newport junior guard Nicole Chan scored a game-high 23 points and hit five three-pointers in the win. Newport is currently tied for second place in the KingCo 4A Conference.
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                                Newport senior guard Elliot Thompson (left) dove for a loose ball against the Issaquah Eagles on Jan. 26 at Newport High School in Factoria. Thompson scored 22 points against Issaquah.

Knights dominate Eagles on senior night

A mere 13 days made all the difference for the Newport Knights boys basketball team against the Issaquah Eagles. The Knights lost to the Eagles… Continue reading

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                                Newport senior guard Elliot Thompson (left) dove for a loose ball against the Issaquah Eagles on Jan. 26 at Newport High School in Factoria. Thompson scored 22 points against Issaquah.

Wolverines boys hoops team wins eighth consecutive contest

Over the past several years the Bellevue Wolverines boys basketball team has exuded a propensity for peaking at the right time. The Wolverines, who haven’t… Continue reading

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                                The Newport Knights boys swim team registered a 118-57 win against the Woodinville Falcons in a Class 4A KingCo matchup on Jan. 18. The Knights improved their overall record to 7-0 with the victory.

Perfect season in the pool continues for Knights

The Newport Knights boys swim team registered a 118-57 win against the Woodinville Falcons in a Class 4A KingCo matchup on Jan. 18. The Knights… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2018
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                                The Newport Knights boys swim team registered a 118-57 win against the Woodinville Falcons in a Class 4A KingCo matchup on Jan. 18. The Knights improved their overall record to 7-0 with the victory.
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                                The Space Needle U-17 boys volleyball team registered a third-place finish at the Northern California Volleyball Association Far Western Bid tournament on Jan 6-7 in San Mateo, California. The U-17 team finished with an overall record of 6-2. Players on the roster from the Bellevue region consisted of Evan Dragich, Jeremy Lim, Daniel Lim and Theodore Lin.

Volleyball squad earns third place at tournament

The Space Needle U-17 boys volleyball team registered a third-place finish at the Northern California Volleyball Association Far Western Bid tournament on Jan 6-7 in… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2018
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                                The Space Needle U-17 boys volleyball team registered a third-place finish at the Northern California Volleyball Association Far Western Bid tournament on Jan 6-7 in San Mateo, California. The U-17 team finished with an overall record of 6-2. Players on the roster from the Bellevue region consisted of Evan Dragich, Jeremy Lim, Daniel Lim and Theodore Lin.

‘Over the Top’ is one of the most underrated sports movies of all time

There is just something about 1980s sports movies that has me hook, line and sinker. It doesn’t matter if it’s “Rocky IV,” “The Karate Kid,”… Continue reading

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

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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.

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.