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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
Newport Knights senior guard Nicole Chan drives to the hoop against the Issaquah Eagles in a game during the 2017-18 season. Chan, who is one of six seniors on the varsity roster during the 2018-19 season, wants to see her squad advance to the Class 4A state tournament at the Tacoma Dome in March of 2019. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Chan delivers clutch buckets for the Knights

Newport Knights girls basketball team is poised for a breakthrough season.

Newport Knights senior guard Nicole Chan drives to the hoop against the Issaquah Eagles in a game during the 2017-18 season. Chan, who is one of six seniors on the varsity roster during the 2018-19 season, wants to see her squad advance to the Class 4A state tournament at the Tacoma Dome in March of 2019. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Bellevue player McCallum Mead, left battles Juanita’s Nathan Robertson in the paint during a 3A KingCo contest on Dec. 4 at Juanita High School in Kirkland. The Wolverines defeated the Rebels 61-48 to improve their overall record to 1-1. Andy Nystrom, staff photo

Wolverines defeat Rebels in 3A KingCo basketball matchup

Bellevue player McCallum Mead, left battles Juanita’s Nathan Robertson in the paint during a 3A KingCo contest on Dec. 4 at Juanita High School in… Continue reading

  • Dec 5, 2018
Bellevue player McCallum Mead, left battles Juanita’s Nathan Robertson in the paint during a 3A KingCo contest on Dec. 4 at Juanita High School in Kirkland. The Wolverines defeated the Rebels 61-48 to improve their overall record to 1-1. Andy Nystrom, staff photo
A Bellevue-based 2018 USTA 18U junior tennis team captured eighth place at the USTA Junior Team Tennis 18U National Championships on Nov. 11 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida.
                                The Pacific Northwest 18U intermediate roster consisted of Dylan Bard, Edward Xin, Jonah Eggers, Ben Zhang, Ryan Cho, Kaitlyn Ye, Kylie Choi, Annie Hoang and Daphne Chau. The team was coached by Russ Bucklin and Amelia Kwok.

Local tennis squad captures eighth place at national championships

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

  • Nov 30, 2018
A Bellevue-based 2018 USTA 18U junior tennis team captured eighth place at the USTA Junior Team Tennis 18U National Championships on Nov. 11 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida.
                                The Pacific Northwest 18U intermediate roster consisted of Dylan Bard, Edward Xin, Jonah Eggers, Ben Zhang, Ryan Cho, Kaitlyn Ye, Kylie Choi, Annie Hoang and Daphne Chau. The team was coached by Russ Bucklin and Amelia Kwok.
Bellevue Wolverines spotter Jay Honda (center with #64 jersey on) was honored for 20 years of volunteer service to the Bellevue Wolverines football program prior to the start of the Wolverines/Yelm Tornados Class 3A state quarterfinal matchup on Nov. 17 at Bellevue Memorial Stadium. The 2018 season was Honda’s final season as the Wolverines spotter in the press box. Photo courtesy of the Bellevue Wolverines football program Twitter feed

Honda displayed dedication to the Bellevue football program

Tireless work ethic defined Jay Honda’s role with Wolverines for two decades.

Bellevue Wolverines spotter Jay Honda (center with #64 jersey on) was honored for 20 years of volunteer service to the Bellevue Wolverines football program prior to the start of the Wolverines/Yelm Tornados Class 3A state quarterfinal matchup on Nov. 17 at Bellevue Memorial Stadium. The 2018 season was Honda’s final season as the Wolverines spotter in the press box. Photo courtesy of the Bellevue Wolverines football program Twitter feed
Front, left to right: Michele Lalime, Pat Tuton, Kitty Hubbard, Zhe Li, Shawn Thornsberry, Tracy Qi and Calvin Vu; back, left to right: Zheng Mu, Shu Shen, Daniel Chua, Rajesh Singh and Jeetu Thakur. The team designed its own gold logo, complete with the Space Needle, Mount Rainier, the Columbia Center and Smith Tower. Courtesy photo

Eastside adult tennis squad takes second at nationals

Mixed doubles squad features Bellevue residents.

Front, left to right: Michele Lalime, Pat Tuton, Kitty Hubbard, Zhe Li, Shawn Thornsberry, Tracy Qi and Calvin Vu; back, left to right: Zheng Mu, Shu Shen, Daniel Chua, Rajesh Singh and Jeetu Thakur. The team designed its own gold logo, complete with the Space Needle, Mount Rainier, the Columbia Center and Smith Tower. Courtesy photo