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Saints RB Jordan Todd (22) breaks free for a long gain in the second half at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland on Friday.

Interlake loses to Lake Washington 34-13 | Prep Football

The Interlake Saints lost 34-13 on the road to the Lake Washington Kangaroos in Kirkland on Friday.

Saints RB Jordan Todd (22) breaks free for a long gain in the second half at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland on Friday.
Saints WR Ryan Turman (4) races to the endzone for a first quarter touchdown against Sammamish at Interlake on Friday. Interlake won the annual Crossroads Cup 41-14.

Interlake reflects on Crossroads Cup victory, looks towards Lake Washington Friday

For the first time this season, Interlake coach Jason Rimkus saw what his team is capable of during a game when hitting on all cylinders.With… Continue reading

Saints WR Ryan Turman (4) races to the endzone for a first quarter touchdown against Sammamish at Interlake on Friday. Interlake won the annual Crossroads Cup 41-14.
Wolverine DB Tyler Hasty (1) makes an interception late in the fourth quarter to seal a 21-14 Bellevue victory at Juanita on Friday.

No.1 Bellevue fends off No.5 Juanita 21-14 | Slideshow

The touchdown that wasn't turned into the touchdown that won it. An inadvertent whistle wiped out a 55-yard touchdown run by Bellevue's Kendrick Van Ackeren, but the No.1 Wolverines recovered and continued their drive, scoring 12 plays later for the decisive touchdown in a 21-14 victory over No.5 Juanita. Although senior Tyler Hasty officially ended Juanita's comeback bid with an over-the-shoulder interception with just 1:16 to play, it was Latrelle Dukes' 4-yard touchdown run with 7:29 left after the blown call that gave Bellevue (5-1, 4-0 KingCo 3A/2A) the final advantage. "I came back to the huddle, I was the one who scored in the first place, and I said 'guys, we're good, we're going to score anyway,'" said Van Ackeren. "Keep pushing, go hard and we'll be fine."

Wolverine DB Tyler Hasty (1) makes an interception late in the fourth quarter to seal a 21-14 Bellevue victory at Juanita on Friday.
Tyler Allen finished fifth at Richard Petty's Driver Search II.

Tyler Allen reflects on Driver Search experience

Although Tyler Allen didn't win Richard Petty's Driver Search II, a racing competition held deep in NASCAR country, the Interlake graduate and promising race car driver says he came away from the September event with plenty. He came away with seat time in several cars. He drove new tracks, including Charlotte Motor Speedway. He filmed commercials like a real NASCAR star. And he made several connections that might just jump-start his career in professional racing. "I take away a much fatter resume," said Allen, who finished fifth at the competition. "I just added five racetracks and four race cars to my resume. I've tripled my experience."

Tyler Allen finished fifth at Richard Petty's Driver Search II.
A pedestrian struck by a car is moved on a backboard by Bellevue firefighters at the intersection of 120th Avenue NE and Bel-Red Road in Bellevue on Monday morning.

Woman hit by car at intersection of Bel-Red Road and 120th Avenue Northeast

A middle-aged woman was hit by a car crossing the intersection of Bel-Red Road and 120th Avenue Northeast this morning. The woman, an employee at a nearby business, was hit by a Ford Taurus heading eastbound while she crossed the road.

A pedestrian struck by a car is moved on a backboard by Bellevue firefighters at the intersection of 120th Avenue NE and Bel-Red Road in Bellevue on Monday morning.
Newport defensive back Kevin Martin can't stop 6-foot-6 Eastlake wide receiver Colin Nelson from hauling in a 25-yard touchdown pass from Keegan Kemp. The Wolves won 34-21.

Eastlake drops Newport 34-21 | Football

Newport coach Mike Miller was somewhat at a loss for words following the Knights loss to Eastlake Friday night. "I don't have much to say, just that I'm totally disappointed," Miller said. "I thought we could beat this team."

Newport defensive back Kevin Martin can't stop 6-foot-6 Eastlake wide receiver Colin Nelson from hauling in a 25-yard touchdown pass from Keegan Kemp. The Wolves won 34-21.

Golf controversy could affect KingCo 3A title | Update

UPDATE: The KingCo athletic directors ruled in favor of Sammamish. The Totems have been awarded the win over Mercer Island. Later today, a panel of… Continue reading

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Reporters from the Bellevue, Mercer Island, Kirkland and Renton Reporter newspapers will chat Eastside prep sports at 2:30 p.m.… Continue reading

Interlake golfer ties KingCo record; team sets school mark

Interlake sophomore Andrew Kennedy tied a KingCo record and the team notched a school record in a Sept. 22 match against Liberty at Maplewood Golf… Continue reading

Wolverine boys win Bellevue Invitational | Cross Country

Bolstered by top performances in several flights, the Bellevue boys cross country team captured the Bellevue Invitational team title at Lake Sammamish State Park on Saturday. Bellevue scored 51 points to top second place Richland (91) by a big margin. Bellevue's John Fowler helped the Wolverines by capturing first place in the varsity 3-4 race, while Addison Woolsey took first for Bellevue in the varsity 5-6 race with a time of 17:17. "It didn't necessarily surprise me that they ran as strong as they did because they have been preparing since last season," said Bellevue coach John Hill. "But it never gets old to see that kind of result."

Newport swims past KingCo 4A competition | Swimming

Newport beat Redmond and Garfield handily in Saturday's KingCo 4A dual meet.The Knights beat Redmond 123-52 and Garfield 118-57 and had the fast time in… Continue reading

Totem QB Andrew Engles (12) is hit by Rebel LB Sitiveni Tamaivena (43) while trying to recover a fumbled snap at Sammamish on Friday

Mistakes snowball in Sammamish’s 58-0 loss to Juanita

Nothing went right in the first half for Sammamish Friday night. They snapped a ball over their quarterbacks head for a turnover. They allowed a blocked punt. They had a field goal attempt blocked and returned for a touchdown. Yes, things went off the rails early for Sammamish against Juanita. All the early game troubles carried over to the second half, and Juanita won running away, 58-0

Totem QB Andrew Engles (12) is hit by Rebel LB Sitiveni Tamaivena (43) while trying to recover a fumbled snap at Sammamish on Friday

Eastside Sports Chat

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Wolverines DL Marcus Henry (72) was called for a facemask penalty on this play at Interlake on Friday.

Bellevue beats injury-depleted Interlake 42-0

One of the staple's of Bellevue's success this decade, coach Butch Goncharoff says, is the team's ability to practice like they play. To show the same intensity in practice that they do in the games. Early Friday night, the state's Class 3A No.1 team played like they practiced this week: not well.

Wolverines DL Marcus Henry (72) was called for a facemask penalty on this play at Interlake on Friday.

Eastside Football Live Chat | Week 3

Join Bellevue Reporter sports editor Joel Willits, Issaquah/Sammamish sports editor Kevin Endejan and Mercer Island/Kirkland sports editor Megan Managan as they discuss the high school… Continue reading

Skyline WR Kasen Williams (3) hauls in a touchdown reception against Bellevue at Memorial Stadium in Seattle on Saturday. The Spartans won 28-21.

Skyline rallies to beat Bellevue 28-21 | Slideshow

As his defense sought to shut down one final Bellevue drive, Skyline quarterback Max Browne stood behind the rest of his team on the sideline, staring at the game clock and swaying side to side as his team clung to a seven point lead. The time couldn't pass fast enough for the 6-foot-5 sophomore. "That was the longest three minutes of my life," Browne said. "I looked up at the clock and I was just pacing. I have all the confidence in my defense but that was a crazy game."

Skyline WR Kasen Williams (3) hauls in a touchdown reception against Bellevue at Memorial Stadium in Seattle on Saturday. The Spartans won 28-21.
Knights RB James Dupar (9) runs past the Islander defense for a first quarter touchdown at Mercer Island on Friday. Newport outlasted the Islanders 28-21.

Newport outlasts Mercer Island 28-21 | Slideshow

Friday night was a case study in an opportunistic defense. Newport brushed past a shaky start and took advantage of Mercer Island miscues in a hard-fought 28-21 win over the Islanders that came down to the final drive. Knights senior linemen Lee Stoops and Matt Murray combined to sack standout Islanders quarterback Jeff Lindquist with less than five seconds to play to seal the victory for Newport.

Knights RB James Dupar (9) runs past the Islander defense for a first quarter touchdown at Mercer Island on Friday. Newport outlasted the Islanders 28-21.

Complete Bellevue Reporter Football Preview

Sports Editor Joel Willits recently rolled out the 2010 Bellevue Reporter Football Preview. Here are links to all the stories.Team PreviewsNewport to debut new offense… Continue reading

Area team capsules | Reporter Football Preview

Interlake Saints2009: 8-4, 3-3 league, lost to Mark Morris in Class 2A quarterfinalsCoach: Jason Rimkus (1st year)Returning starters: Offense 4, Defense 3Key losses: RB/S Brett… Continue reading

Lucky 13: Players to Watch in KingCo 4A | Reporter Football Preview

WR Kasen Williams, Sr., SkylineWilliams (6-foot-2, 195-pounds) is one of the most highly recruited wide receivers in the nation. A state high-jump champion, with deceptive… Continue reading