Shaun Scott

Sammamish Totems running back Benja Cook (pictured) goes through a set of drills during a spring practice session on June 5 at Sammamish High School in Bellevue. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Totems are focusing on the fundamentals during spring sessions

Sammamish football program will continue to build in Rylen Akana’s third season on sidelines.

 

Seattle Mariners legend Edgar Martinez, left, and Seattle Times columnist Larry Stone, right, collaborated on a book titled, “Edgar: An Autobiography.” Martinez and Stone attended a book signing on June 12 at Barnes Noble in Bellevue. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Legendary Mariner meets a plethora of fans

Edgar Martinez visits Bellevue Barnes & Noble to promote his book.

 

Bellevue Christian Vikings senior offensive lineman Sam Tefft runs full speed ahead before destroying a tackling dummy during a spring football practice session on June 4. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Vikings are striving for excellence on the gridiron

Sophomore Samuel Cornett will be the Vikings’ new signal caller this fall.

 

Tillman to lead the Totems boys basketball program

Familiar face returns to the bench for Sammamish basketball program.

Bellevue Wolverines senior midfielder Alex Miller, left, and Lakeside senior defender Benjamin Brown, right, fight for a loose ball in the 3A state championship soccer game on May 25 at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup. Lakeside defeated Bellevue 2-0. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Ault Justus

Lions defeat Wolverines in 3A state soccer championship matchup

Bellevue finishes the 2019 season with an overall record of 16-1-3.

Bellevue Wolverines senior midfielder Alex Miller, left, and Lakeside senior defender Benjamin Brown, right, fight for a loose ball in the 3A state championship soccer game on May 25 at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup. Lakeside defeated Bellevue 2-0. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Ault Justus
The Wolverines added an insurance goal courtesy of Carson Wachter’s header goal (pictured) off of a corner kick from Ryan Tobin in the 71st minute, extending the lead to 2-0. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Ault Justus

Wolverines conquer Saints in the state 3A soccer semifinals

Bellevue defeats Interlake for the fourth time during the 2019 season.

The Wolverines added an insurance goal courtesy of Carson Wachter’s header goal (pictured) off of a corner kick from Ryan Tobin in the 71st minute, extending the lead to 2-0. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Ault Justus
The Sammamish Totems girls golf team won the Class 2A state golf championship for the second consecutive year on May 22 at the MeadowWood Golf Course in Liberty Lake. Photo courtesy of Annette LaBissoniere

Totems earn second consecutive state title on the links

Sammamish golf program displays its dominance in final tournament of 2019.

The Sammamish Totems girls golf team won the Class 2A state golf championship for the second consecutive year on May 22 at the MeadowWood Golf Course in Liberty Lake. Photo courtesy of Annette LaBissoniere
Bellevue Wolverines players mob goalie Jackson Buck after he stopped Peninsula’s Evan Dayton’s penalty shot during the overtime shootout. Buck’s save clinched a Wolverines 2-1 victory. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Ault Justus

Wolverines prevail against Seahawks in first round of state soccer playoffs

Bellevue conquers Peninsula in overtime shootout.

Bellevue Wolverines players mob goalie Jackson Buck after he stopped Peninsula’s Evan Dayton’s penalty shot during the overtime shootout. Buck’s save clinched a Wolverines 2-1 victory. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Ault Justus
Lake Washington players mob sophomore Maddie Miller after she connected on a two-run home run in the top of the sixth inning. Lake Washington defeated Bellevue, 12-5, in the 3A KingCo tournament championship game on May 10 at Inglemoor High School in Kenmore. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Kangaroos conquer Wolverines in 3A KingCo tournament title game

Lake Washington redeems itself in championship contest.

Lake Washington players mob sophomore Maddie Miller after she connected on a two-run home run in the top of the sixth inning. Lake Washington defeated Bellevue, 12-5, in the 3A KingCo tournament championship game on May 10 at Inglemoor High School in Kenmore. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography
Newport Knights senior softball player Noelle Thomas enjoys watching the 1980s classic “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” when she is away from the softball field. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Thomas’ gregarious personality propels Knights

Newport senior outfielder is enjoying her senior softball season.

Newport Knights senior softball player Noelle Thomas enjoys watching the 1980s classic “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” when she is away from the softball field. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Bellevue Wolverines forward Jed Michael, left, scored two goals against the Juanita Rebels on April 25. Bellevue defeated Juanita 2-0 to improve its overall record to 10-0-3. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Ault Justus

Wolverines remain undefeated on the soccer pitch

Jed Michael scores two goals against Juanita.

Bellevue Wolverines forward Jed Michael, left, scored two goals against the Juanita Rebels on April 25. Bellevue defeated Juanita 2-0 to improve its overall record to 10-0-3. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Ault Justus

Knights softball team dominates on senior day

Newport junior pitcher Hanako Hirai tosses a no-hitter in home finale.

Interlake Saints third baseman Charlie Galanti throws a Mercer Island runner out after fielding a ground ball. Mercer Island defeated Interlake, 11-0, on April 17 in Bellevue. Photo courtesy of Jim Nicholson

Saints lose to Islanders on the diamond

Mercer Island continues its hot streak.

Interlake Saints third baseman Charlie Galanti throws a Mercer Island runner out after fielding a ground ball. Mercer Island defeated Interlake, 11-0, on April 17 in Bellevue. Photo courtesy of Jim Nicholson

Simply sensational!

Tiger Woods’ improbable victory resonates across America.

Bellevue Christian Vikings senior boys basketball player Ken West announced on Twitter on April 1 that he will continue his basketball career at Azusa Pacific University. Azusa Pacific is a Division II University that is located 27 miles from downtown Los Angeles. Shaun Scott, staff photo

West will continue hoops career on West Coast

Bellevue Christian basketball star announces his commitment.

Bellevue Christian Vikings senior boys basketball player Ken West announced on Twitter on April 1 that he will continue his basketball career at Azusa Pacific University. Azusa Pacific is a Division II University that is located 27 miles from downtown Los Angeles. Shaun Scott, staff photo
Mount Si Wildcats alumnus Maddy Trout is thriving in her sophomore season with the Bellevue Bulldogs softball program. Trout is batting .407 and has scored 22 runs in 27 games during the 2019 season thus far. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Trout is thriving on the softball field

Mount Si graduate is pulverizing the ball at the plate.

Mount Si Wildcats alumnus Maddy Trout is thriving in her sophomore season with the Bellevue Bulldogs softball program. Trout is batting .407 and has scored 22 runs in 27 games during the 2019 season thus far. Shaun Scott, staff photo
The Bellevue Wolverines girls badminton team has put together a formidable overall record of 7-0 during the 2019 season thus far. The Wolverines, who have won the KingCo badminton tournament in early May for the past two consecutive seasons, want to win the KingCo tourney for the third year in a row this May. Photo courtesy of Ben Puariea

Wolverines badminton squad is thriving

Bellevue is dominating at the net.

The Bellevue Wolverines girls badminton team has put together a formidable overall record of 7-0 during the 2019 season thus far. The Wolverines, who have won the KingCo badminton tournament in early May for the past two consecutive seasons, want to win the KingCo tourney for the third year in a row this May. Photo courtesy of Ben Puariea
The Newport Knights girls golf team has an overall record of 4-1 during early season action. Photo courtesy of Jeff Kent

Knights golf team is a contender in the 4A KingCo Conference

Newport starts off 2019 season with four consecutive victories.

The Newport Knights girls golf team has an overall record of 4-1 during early season action. Photo courtesy of Jeff Kent
Bellevue Wolverines senior Montana Jones attempts to lay down a bunt against the Mercer Island Islanders in the top of the second inning on April 3. Jones finished the game with four hits against the Islanders. Bellevue earned a 35-0 victory against Mercer Island. Photo courtesy of Jim Nicholson

Wolverines dominate Islanders in rivalry contest

Bellevue captures 10th victory of the 2019 season.

Bellevue Wolverines senior Montana Jones attempts to lay down a bunt against the Mercer Island Islanders in the top of the second inning on April 3. Jones finished the game with four hits against the Islanders. Bellevue earned a 35-0 victory against Mercer Island. Photo courtesy of Jim Nicholson
Bellevue Bulldogs sophomore Tatum Dow has 10 home runs and 46 RBIs and is batting .554 through 25 games during the 2019 season thus far. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Dow delivers in the clutch for the Bulldogs

Issaquah 2016 grad is thriving on the softball field at Bellevue College.

Bellevue Bulldogs sophomore Tatum Dow has 10 home runs and 46 RBIs and is batting .554 through 25 games during the 2019 season thus far. Shaun Scott/staff photo