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Collin Bennett and Jenika Swanson are the Bellevue Reporter’s Athletes of the Year.

Bellevue Athletes of the Year: Collin Bennett, Jenika Swanson

Just call Collin Bennett the Swiss Army Knife. The Newport senior can do it all.

Collin Bennett and Jenika Swanson are the Bellevue Reporter’s Athletes of the Year.
Huston Middlesworth hopes to earn one of the 13 final spots on the U.S. Junior National Water Polo team.

Bellevue’s Middlesworth looks to make a splash on U.S. Junior National team

While many students are busy this weekend celebrating the end of school for the year, Huston Middlesworth has one final exam he hopes to ace.

Huston Middlesworth hopes to earn one of the 13 final spots on the U.S. Junior National Water Polo team.

After all these years, Junior is still The Kid…and the man

He was The Kid with the backwards hat and the big smile, our hero with the smooth swing and the sweet glove.

Participants in the 2008 Seafair Marathon will get the rare chance to cross the 520 floating bridge by foot. According to Dan Wartelle

Seafair Marathon runners will cross 520 bridge on foot this year

If you plan on running in this years Seafair Marathon on June 29, don’t forget sunscreen, good running shoes, and perhaps a life jacket. Participants in this years installment of the Seafair Marathon will receive a rare treat — a chance to cross the 520 floating bridge on foot, something that hasn’t been done in a race since 1984.

Participants in the 2008 Seafair Marathon will get the rare chance to cross the 520 floating bridge by foot. According to Dan Wartelle

Husky Corner: UW loses Bellevue’s Savannah to off-field arm injury

After rebounding from missing half of spring practices due to what head coach Ty Willingham called “a failure to live up to the responsibilities of the football team”, Bellevue’s E.J. Savannah has found himself on the sideline again.

Bellevue sees four of its own selected in MLB draft

The Major League Baseball draft is a marathon, not a sprint.

Sports Briefs

More Saints commit

Eastsie Catholic’s Matt Boyd

Flawless Crusaders march on

Eastside Catholic baseball coach Curt Towey may need to hang a few warning signs around the Crusader’s baseball field, because at the rate his team is hitting the ball over the fence, they’re bound to strike someone soon.

Eastsie Catholic’s Matt Boyd
Bellevue’s Merielle Moffatt scores one of her three goals against Snohomish.

Snohomish too much to handle Holy Names 15, Sammamish 14 Overlake 7, Eastside Catholic 5

Rick Nemyre said Snohomish would be a tough game for his Bellevue girl’s lacrosse team.

Bellevue’s Merielle Moffatt scores one of her three goals against Snohomish.
Nikole Novikova has never lost a singles tennis match in her career at Bellevue High School.

Undefeated

Ask a baseball player how many home runs he’s clubbed and he’ll give you a quick, decisive answer. Ask a football player how many touchdowns he’s scored and you’re sure to get a accurate account. In this statistical world, numbers are the rule and gauge of which an athletes accomplishments are assessed.

Nikole Novikova has never lost a singles tennis match in her career at Bellevue High School.

Bellevue Christian baseball wins title

Thanks to solid contributions from a quartet of seniors, Bellevue Christian captured its third-straight Emerald City League title with a 6-1 win over Overlake on May 1.

Interlake takes second at KingCo golf championships

Jessica Parker, Gabe Barnow and McKenzie Ballod all finished in the top-10, helping Interlake finish in second place to Mercer Island at the 2008 KingCo golf championships at Snohomish Golf Course.

Newport goalkeeper Adam Dootson goes up to stop a shot from Skyline on Tuesday

Newport, Bellevue end with losses

Three Bellevue teams battled in the first round of the KingCo 3A soccer playoffs, with only Sammamish High School coming out unscathed after a rally that left Bellevue stunned and eliminated.

Newport goalkeeper Adam Dootson goes up to stop a shot from Skyline on Tuesday

Novikova cruises to districts

Nikole Novikova of Bellevue claimed the KingCo 3A singles title for the second time in her high school career, defeating Anissa Bryant-Swift of Sammamish 6-0, 6-3 in the championship match held at Skyline High School on May 5.

Jorn Peterson learns the Dominican game from local player as Craig Peterson and Arthur McCray look on.

Bridging the gap with baseball

Baseball is a universal language.

Jorn Peterson learns the Dominican game from local player as Craig Peterson and Arthur McCray look on.
Newport’s Will Pierce reaches out to tag Issaquah’s Kyle Sutherland (16) at Bannerwood Park on May 8.

Top-ranked Eastside Catholic falls

Fresh off a two-game sweep over former-No.1 ranked Bishop Blanchet to end the regular season and a 21-2 victory over Chief Sealth in the opening game of the Metro Tournament, Eastside Catholic was knocked out with two-consecutive losses, including a 8-6 loss to West Seattle on Friday at Chief Sealth High School.

Newport’s Will Pierce reaches out to tag Issaquah’s Kyle Sutherland (16) at Bannerwood Park on May 8.

When colleges come calling, how young is too young?

It used to be that the only thing high school underclassmen athletes had to worry about was getting a ride home after practice from an older teammate.

Fumiko Yarita / Bellevue Reporter Newport’s Kielie Hillard waits for the ball as an Issaquah player reaches the bag.

Issaquah tops Newport, again

Another Issaquah-Newport softball match-up, another Issaquah win by the slimmest of margins.

Fumiko Yarita / Bellevue Reporter Newport’s Kielie Hillard waits for the ball as an Issaquah player reaches the bag.
Beka James makes contact during the Knights win over Bishop Blanchet on May 15 at Marymoor Park in Redmond.
Beka James makes contact during the Knights win over Bishop Blanchet on May 15 at Marymoor Park in Redmond.

Trouble abound for athletes in the limelight

All over the sports landscape, closets threaten to overflow with skeletons and dirty laundry.