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The Mercer Island Islanders girls soccer team earned a 1-0 win against the Bellevue Wolverines in the regular season finale for both teams on Oct. 25. Bellevue finished the 2018 regular season with an overall record of 6-7-2. Bellevue senior Izzy Buck, right, tries to take the ball away from a Mercer Island player Abby Berman. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Ault Justus

Bellevue loses to Mercer Island in regular season finale on the soccer field

Wolverines lose by one goal to Islanders.

  • Oct 29, 2018
The Mercer Island Islanders girls soccer team earned a 1-0 win against the Bellevue Wolverines in the regular season finale for both teams on Oct. 25. Bellevue finished the 2018 regular season with an overall record of 6-7-2. Bellevue senior Izzy Buck, right, tries to take the ball away from a Mercer Island player Abby Berman. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Ault Justus
Bellevue Wolverines running back Alex Reid, right, celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Mercer Island Islanders on Oct. 26. Bellevue defeated Mercer Island 47-0 in the regular season finale. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Wolverines are peaking at the right time

Bellevue defense pitches a shutout against Mercer Island.

Bellevue Wolverines running back Alex Reid, right, celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Mercer Island Islanders on Oct. 26. Bellevue defeated Mercer Island 47-0 in the regular season finale. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Bellevue Christian Vikings defensive end/offensive tackle Jack Sirich hopes to lead his team to the playoffs this November. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Wondrous work ethic drives Sirich

Bellevue Christian defensive end/offensive tackle hopes to lead his team to playoffs.

Bellevue Christian Vikings defensive end/offensive tackle Jack Sirich hopes to lead his team to the playoffs this November. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Undefeated Wolverines are battle tested

Bellevue will face Mercer Island in rivalry showdown in regular season finale.

Bellevue Wolverines senior Jenna Keenan serves in a matchup against the Lake Washington Kangaroos on Oct. 18. Bellevue defeated Lake Washington 3-0 (26-24, 25-19, 25-22) on senior night. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Wolverines sweep Kangaroos on senior night

Bellevue captures 14th victory of the 2018 season.

Bellevue Wolverines senior Jenna Keenan serves in a matchup against the Lake Washington Kangaroos on Oct. 18. Bellevue defeated Lake Washington 3-0 (26-24, 25-19, 25-22) on senior night. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography
A women’s tennis team from Bellevue, which represented the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Pacific Northwest Section, earned second place at the USTA League Adult 18 Over 2.5 National Championships on Oct. 14 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida. The Bellevue squad lost to a team from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico 2-1 in the championship match. The Bellevue team, which competes at the Robinswood Tennis Center, was coached by Jason Chapman. Players on the team included Jun Liu, Jingjing Cai, Shannen Wyman, Elena Harnish, Fan Xiang, Jennifer Israel and Jenny Sia. Photo courtesy of Manuela Davies/USTA

Bellevue tennis team earns second place at national championships

Local tennis squad advances to championship matchup.

  • Oct 18, 2018
A women’s tennis team from Bellevue, which represented the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Pacific Northwest Section, earned second place at the USTA League Adult 18 Over 2.5 National Championships on Oct. 14 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida. The Bellevue squad lost to a team from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico 2-1 in the championship match. The Bellevue team, which competes at the Robinswood Tennis Center, was coached by Jason Chapman. Players on the team included Jun Liu, Jingjing Cai, Shannen Wyman, Elena Harnish, Fan Xiang, Jennifer Israel and Jenny Sia. Photo courtesy of Manuela Davies/USTA

Wolverines conquer Patriots in overtime on the gridiron

Sports roundup for the Bellevue region.

  • Oct 14, 2018
Bellevue Christian Vikings senior goalie Emilie Groeschel wants to see her team advance deep into the postseason this November on the soccer pitch. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Groeschel is prolific between the posts

Last line of the Vikings defense embraces leadership role.

Bellevue Christian Vikings senior goalie Emilie Groeschel wants to see her team advance deep into the postseason this November on the soccer pitch. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Committed to CrossFit

Jump puts her skills to the test at The Cascade Classic

Sammamish Totems senior quarterback Coby Akana is in the midst of his second season as his team’s starting quarterback. The Totems, who currently have an overall record of 0-6 thus far, are still looking to earn their first victory of the 2018 season. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Akana’s mental toughness is evident on the gridiron

Totems signal caller maintains a positive attitude despite bevy of losses.

Sammamish Totems senior quarterback Coby Akana is in the midst of his second season as his team’s starting quarterback. The Totems, who currently have an overall record of 0-6 thus far, are still looking to earn their first victory of the 2018 season. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Wolverines dominate Saints in battle on the gridiron

Bellevue football team captures sixth victory of the 2018 season.

  • Oct 7, 2018

Concession stands purchases are the norm

Sportswriter Shaun Scott enjoys consuming food at the Newport High School stadium concession stand.

Bellevue Wolverines junior setter Meghan Weber sets up an opportunity for one of her teammates to score a point against the Mercer Island Islanders in a rivalry matchup on Oct. 2. Bellevue earned a comeback 3-2 victory against Mercer Island. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Wolverines are pulverizing their opponents on the volleyball court

Bellevue volleyball team remains undefeated thus far.

Bellevue Wolverines junior setter Meghan Weber sets up an opportunity for one of her teammates to score a point against the Mercer Island Islanders in a rivalry matchup on Oct. 2. Bellevue earned a comeback 3-2 victory against Mercer Island. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Wolverines remain undefeated on the gridiron

Bellevue wins low scoring game against Lake Washington.

  • Oct 1, 2018
Bellevue Christian Vikings head coach Todd Green, center, addresses his team on the field at Sunset Chev Stadium in Sumner following their 45-7 loss to the Cascade Christian Cougars on Sept. 29. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Cougars cruise to victory against Vikings

Bellevue Christian plucks four interceptions against Cascade Christian.

Bellevue Christian Vikings head coach Todd Green, center, addresses his team on the field at Sunset Chev Stadium in Sumner following their 45-7 loss to the Cascade Christian Cougars on Sept. 29. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Seahawks legend Steve Largent: ‘Football was a life-saving event’

Q&A with the Hall of Fame wide receiver

Juanita senior Allyson Ingersoll, left, and Bellevue freshman midfielder Kendall Serres, right, battle for possession of the ball. The Rebels defeated the Wolverines 1-0 on Sept. 27 at Juanita High School in Kirkland. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Ault Justus

Stingy defense propels Rebels to a victory against the Wolverines

Bellevue unleashes a bevy of shots on goal in loss to Juanita.

Juanita senior Allyson Ingersoll, left, and Bellevue freshman midfielder Kendall Serres, right, battle for possession of the ball. The Rebels defeated the Wolverines 1-0 on Sept. 27 at Juanita High School in Kirkland. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Ault Justus
The McKnight family is fully immersed in the world of wake surfing. The trio traveled to Utah in early September for the 2018 Centurion World Wake Surfing Championships. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Competitive nature is the mantra of the McKnight family

The McKnight family dominates in the world of wake boarding.

The McKnight family is fully immersed in the world of wake surfing. The trio traveled to Utah in early September for the 2018 Centurion World Wake Surfing Championships. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Newport Knights running back Trey Wikstrom battles for extra yardage against the Skyline Spartans defense. Skyline defeated Newport 50-21 on Sept. 21 at Newport High School in Factoria. Photo courtesy of Jim Nicholson

Skyline cruises to victory against Newport on the gridiron

Knights score three rushing touchdowns in loss against Spartans.

Newport Knights running back Trey Wikstrom battles for extra yardage against the Skyline Spartans defense. Skyline defeated Newport 50-21 on Sept. 21 at Newport High School in Factoria. Photo courtesy of Jim Nicholson
The Interlake Saints girls soccer squad earn a 2-0 win against the Sammamish Totems on Sept. 20 in Bellevue. Interlake improved to 2-4-1 overall with the victory. The Totems dropped to 2-3 with the loss. Interlake senior Phennah Reid, left, battles with Totems sophomore Kate Wilken, right, for possession of the ball. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Saints defeat Totems in rivalry soccer contest

Interlake earns second victory of the 2018 season.

  • Sep 21, 2018
The Interlake Saints girls soccer squad earn a 2-0 win against the Sammamish Totems on Sept. 20 in Bellevue. Interlake improved to 2-4-1 overall with the victory. The Totems dropped to 2-3 with the loss. Interlake senior Phennah Reid, left, battles with Totems sophomore Kate Wilken, right, for possession of the ball. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography