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At long last, Edgar Martinez’s waiting game is over. Photo by clare_and_ben/Flickr

Edgar Martinez finally makes the Hall of Fame

In his last year on the ballot, the Mariner legend and greatest designated hitter of all time gets the Cooperstown call.

At long last, Edgar Martinez’s waiting game is over. Photo by clare_and_ben/Flickr
Interlake Saints junior Ibrahim Ibrahim, right, scored a team-high 10 points in a loss against the Mercer Island Islanders on Jan. 22. Mercer Island defeated Interlake 63-46. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Saints lose to Islanders on senior night on the hardwood

Interlake displays tenacity in final three quarters.

Interlake Saints junior Ibrahim Ibrahim, right, scored a team-high 10 points in a loss against the Mercer Island Islanders on Jan. 22. Mercer Island defeated Interlake 63-46. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography
The Space Needle U16 volleyball team, which has Bellevue residents Daniel Lim, Matthew Lucas and David Moran on the team roster, captured second place at the Northern California Volleyball Association bid tournament on Jan. 13 in San Mateo, California. The second-place finish ensured the team a berth in the 2019 Junior National Championships this June in Dallas, Texas. Photo courtesy of Greg Lim

Volleyball squad earns second place at tourney in California

The Space Needle U16 volleyball team, which has Bellevue residents Daniel Lim, Matthew Lucas and David Moran on the team roster, captured second place at… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2019
The Space Needle U16 volleyball team, which has Bellevue residents Daniel Lim, Matthew Lucas and David Moran on the team roster, captured second place at the Northern California Volleyball Association bid tournament on Jan. 13 in San Mateo, California. The second-place finish ensured the team a berth in the 2019 Junior National Championships this June in Dallas, Texas. Photo courtesy of Greg Lim
Bellevue Christian Vikings senior Ken West is the leading scorer and rebounder for his basketball team. West, who averages 19 points and seven rebounds per game, is determined to lead his team to the Class 1A state tournament in Yakima this March. Shaun Scott, staff photo

West is proficient on the perimeter

Bellevue Christian senior is poised to lead his squad on a deep playoff run.

Bellevue Christian Vikings senior Ken West is the leading scorer and rebounder for his basketball team. West, who averages 19 points and seven rebounds per game, is determined to lead his team to the Class 1A state tournament in Yakima this March. Shaun Scott, staff photo
Newport Knights senior post player Sophia Dominitz, center, looks for a teammate to pass the ball to in a matchup against Mount Si Wildcats. Newport defeated Mount Si, 43-37, on Jan. 16 in Snoqualmie. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Knights earn win on the road against Wildcats

Newport defeats Mount Si for the second time during the 2018-19 season.

Newport Knights senior post player Sophia Dominitz, center, looks for a teammate to pass the ball to in a matchup against Mount Si Wildcats. Newport defeated Mount Si, 43-37, on Jan. 16 in Snoqualmie. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography
Bellevue Bulldogs freshman Kai Warren is averaging 17 points per game through 13 games during the 2018-19 season thus far. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Warren is dominating on the hardwood

North Kitsap High School 2018 graduate is making a sizable impact with the Bulldogs.

Bellevue Bulldogs freshman Kai Warren is averaging 17 points per game through 13 games during the 2018-19 season thus far. Shaun Scott, staff photo
Sportswriter Shaun Scott and his friends Brian Walker and Tony Walker met NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal at Big Chicken restaurant in Las Vegas, Nevada on Nov. 24. Courtesy photo

A memorable Vegas trip

Sportswriter Shaun Scott meets one of the best NBA players to ever lace up sneakers.

Sportswriter Shaun Scott and his friends Brian Walker and Tony Walker met NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal at Big Chicken restaurant in Las Vegas, Nevada on Nov. 24. Courtesy photo
Sammamish Totems sophomore Tia Robinson (No. 40) battles for a rebound against Franklin Pierce sophomore Paradise Dorrough, left, in a non-league matchup on Jan. 3 in Bellevue. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Totems dominate Cardinals in non-league contest

Sammamish girls hoops squad continues to climb the ladder.

Sammamish Totems sophomore Tia Robinson (No. 40) battles for a rebound against Franklin Pierce sophomore Paradise Dorrough, left, in a non-league matchup on Jan. 3 in Bellevue. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography
Sammamish Totems junior Adama Drammeh (No. 10) takes the ball to the hoop against the Franklin Pierce Cardinals in a non-league contest on Jan. 3 in Bellevue. Drammeh finished with a total of nine points in the loss. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Cardinals cruise past Totems on the hardwood

Franklin Pierce junior Claudell Quinland scores a game-high 33 points.

Sammamish Totems junior Adama Drammeh (No. 10) takes the ball to the hoop against the Franklin Pierce Cardinals in a non-league contest on Jan. 3 in Bellevue. Drammeh finished with a total of nine points in the loss. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography
Former Bellevue Wolverines wrestling head coach Jim Richards (pictured in center with state championship trophy) is pictured with the Bellevue Wolverines 1963 state championship wrestling team. Bill Strickland (heavyweight), Noel McMurtry (135) and Roy Brewster (106) are pictured in the above photo.Image courtesy of Jim Richards.

Simply legendary

Former coach Jim Richards will be inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame this June.

Former Bellevue Wolverines wrestling head coach Jim Richards (pictured in center with state championship trophy) is pictured with the Bellevue Wolverines 1963 state championship wrestling team. Bill Strickland (heavyweight), Noel McMurtry (135) and Roy Brewster (106) are pictured in the above photo.Image courtesy of Jim Richards.

Fowler earns USA TODAY honor

USA TODAY High School Sports named Bellevue senior linebacker Drew Fowler to its 2018 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Washington Football Team. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Wolverine… Continue reading

  • Dec 31, 2018

Goucher to conduct a baseball camp in January

Steve Goucher, a former professional baseball player who has been a baseball instructor in the Seattle area for the past two decades, will host a… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2018
Bellevue Bulldogs men’s basketball player Curtis Walker drives to the basket in a game earlier this season. Walker is averaging 13 rebounds per game through eight games. Photo courtesy of Kwame Kang

Walker is thriving during his freshman season with the Bulldogs

Garfield High School graduate dominates the boards in the Northwest Athletic Conference.

Bellevue Bulldogs men’s basketball player Curtis Walker drives to the basket in a game earlier this season. Walker is averaging 13 rebounds per game through eight games. Photo courtesy of Kwame Kang
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 Matthew Perlman

2018: The year in sports in the Bellevue region

Bellevue athletes/teams dominate in 2018.

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 Matthew Perlman
Newport Knights senior guard Anateya Sommerville, left, drives to the hoop while being defended by Mount Si Wildcats senior Savanna Samuelson, right, in a 4A KingCo contest on Dec. 14 at Newport High School. The Knights earned a comeback 45-36 victory against the Wildcats. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Knights attain comeback victory

Newport girls basketball team displays its toughness against a formidable foe.

Newport Knights senior guard Anateya Sommerville, left, drives to the hoop while being defended by Mount Si Wildcats senior Savanna Samuelson, right, in a 4A KingCo contest on Dec. 14 at Newport High School. The Knights earned a comeback 45-36 victory against the Wildcats. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography
Newport Knights center Braeden Splaine, left, looks to make a pass while being covered by Mount Si senior Brett Williams, right, in a 4A KingCo matchup on Dec. 14 in Factoria. Mount Si defeated Newport, 66-44, in the contest. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Second-half surge propels Mount Si to a victory against Newport

Mount Si outscores Newport 36-22 in the second half of play.

Newport Knights center Braeden Splaine, left, looks to make a pass while being covered by Mount Si senior Brett Williams, right, in a 4A KingCo matchup on Dec. 14 in Factoria. Mount Si defeated Newport, 66-44, in the contest. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography
The Bellevue Wolverines earned a 44-37 victory against the Interlake Saints in a 3A KingCo basketball matchup on Dec. 7 at Interlake High School in Bellevue. Bellevue improved its overall record to 2-1 with the win while Interlake dropped to 1-2 with the loss. Interlake forward Myles Chandler, right, blocks Bellevue player McCallum Mead’s shot during the matchup between rival schools. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Wolverines conquer Saints in basketball battle

The Bellevue Wolverines earned a 44-37 victory against the Interlake Saints in a 3A KingCo basketball matchup on Dec. 7 at Interlake High School in… Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 2018
The Bellevue Wolverines earned a 44-37 victory against the Interlake Saints in a 3A KingCo basketball matchup on Dec. 7 at Interlake High School in Bellevue. Bellevue improved its overall record to 2-1 with the win while Interlake dropped to 1-2 with the loss. Interlake forward Myles Chandler, right, blocks Bellevue player McCallum Mead’s shot during the matchup between rival schools. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
The Bellevue Wolverines registered a 52-47 win against the Interlake Saints on Dec. 7 at Interlake High School in Bellevue. The Wolverines improved their overall record to 2-2 with the win while Interlake dropped to 0-5. Bellevue junior guard Kara Choi (pictured) takes the ball to the hoop against the Interlake Saints. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Bellevue earns win on the road against Interlake

The Bellevue Wolverines registered a 52-47 win against the Interlake Saints on Dec. 7 at Interlake High School in Bellevue. The Wolverines improved their overall… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2018
The Bellevue Wolverines registered a 52-47 win against the Interlake Saints on Dec. 7 at Interlake High School in Bellevue. The Wolverines improved their overall record to 2-2 with the win while Interlake dropped to 0-5. Bellevue junior guard Kara Choi (pictured) takes the ball to the hoop against the Interlake Saints. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
A Bellevue-based tennis squad captured eighth place at the 2018 USTA Junior Tennis Team 18U National Championships on Nov. 11 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida. The Pacific Northwest 18U Advanced roster consisted of Evelyn Wong, Luciana Sobrino, Tessa Tapmongkol, Bryan Le, Richard Jia and Connor Scott. The team is coached by Connie Wong and Eric Le. Photo courtesy of the United States Tennis Association

Local tennis team captures eighth place at nationals

A Bellevue-based tennis squad captured eighth place at the 2018 USTA Junior Tennis Team 18U National Championships on Nov. 11 at the USTA National Campus… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2018
A Bellevue-based tennis squad captured eighth place at the 2018 USTA Junior Tennis Team 18U National Championships on Nov. 11 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida. The Pacific Northwest 18U Advanced roster consisted of Evelyn Wong, Luciana Sobrino, Tessa Tapmongkol, Bryan Le, Richard Jia and Connor Scott. The team is coached by Connie Wong and Eric Le. Photo courtesy of the United States Tennis Association
Bulldogs sophomore Ting-Jhao Jian, who is the only returning starter from the 2017-18 season, is averaging 22 points per game through the first five games of the 2018-19 season. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Sensational sophomore is a dominating force for the Bulldogs

Proficient shooting has propelled Ting-Jhao Jian to success in early season games.

Bulldogs sophomore Ting-Jhao Jian, who is the only returning starter from the 2017-18 season, is averaging 22 points per game through the first five games of the 2018-19 season. Shaun Scott, staff photo