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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.

 

The Newport Knights girls water polo squad captured fifth place at the state tournament on May 25 in University Place. Photo courtesy of Melissa Golan

Knights girls water polo team earns fifth place at state tournament

Newport brings home hardware from final tourney of 2019.

  • Jun 13, 2019

 

Newport Knights senior Ashleigh Helms (pictured) earned first place in the pole vault at the 4A state track meet on May 24 at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma. Photo courtesy of Kerste Helms

Helms earns first place in pole vault at 4A state track meet

Newport senior captures an individual title.

  • Jun 13, 2019

 

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.

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

Two Eastside baseball players are selected in the Major League Baseball draft

Newport High School alumnus AJ Block, who currently is a pitcher on the Washington State University baseball team, was selected in the 17th round (502nd… Continue reading

  • Jun 7, 2019
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.

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

Goucher to host summer baseball camp

Baseball camps will take place at Hidden Valley Park.

  • Jun 6, 2019
The Bellevue Wolverines boys golf team earned first place at the 3A state golf tournament on May 22 in Lacey. Pictured from left to right: Christian Lee, Dylan Bear, Ian Siebers, Saum Sabetian and coach Erik Monahan. (Missing from photo: Thomas Huang.) Photo courtesy of Don Siebers

Wolverines boys golf team wins 3A state championship

Bellevue dominates on the links.

  • Jun 6, 2019
The Bellevue Wolverines boys golf team earned first place at the 3A state golf tournament on May 22 in Lacey. Pictured from left to right: Christian Lee, Dylan Bear, Ian Siebers, Saum Sabetian and coach Erik Monahan. (Missing from photo: Thomas Huang.) Photo courtesy of Don Siebers
Newport Knights senior pitcher Hanako Hirai (pictured) earned first-team, all-league honors for her dominating performances in the pitching circle throughout the 2019 season. Andy Nystrom/staff photo

Knights softball players garner recognition for stellar 2019 season

Newport ace pitcher Hanako Hirai earns first-team, all-league honors.

  • May 30, 2019
Newport Knights senior pitcher Hanako Hirai (pictured) earned first-team, all-league honors for her dominating performances in the pitching circle throughout the 2019 season. Andy Nystrom/staff photo

Tillman to lead the Totems boys basketball program

Familiar face returns to the bench for Sammamish basketball program.

The Interlake Saints girls tennis team consisting of Charlize Yeh, Sylvia Eklund, Olivia Sun, Addie Eklund, Angel Le and Abby Nash won the 3A state tennis championship, tallying 35 team points on May 25 at the Tri-City Court Club in Kamiakin. Seattle Prep finished in second place with a total of 19 points. The Saints girls tennis squad was coached by Matthew Perlman and Michael Fritz. Photo courtesy of Matthew Perlman

Saints win 3A state tennis championship

Interlake dominates the competition at state tournament.

  • May 30, 2019
The Interlake Saints girls tennis team consisting of Charlize Yeh, Sylvia Eklund, Olivia Sun, Addie Eklund, Angel Le and Abby Nash won the 3A state tennis championship, tallying 35 team points on May 25 at the Tri-City Court Club in Kamiakin. Seattle Prep finished in second place with a total of 19 points. The Saints girls tennis squad was coached by Matthew Perlman and Michael Fritz. Photo courtesy of Matthew Perlman
Sammamish Totems sprinter Antoinette Stubbfield (No. 3) leaps into the air after crossing the finish line in first place in the 100 at the 2A state track meet on May 25 at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Stubbfield sprints to first-place finish in the 100

Sophomore sprinter earns an individual title.

  • May 30, 2019
Sammamish Totems sprinter Antoinette Stubbfield (No. 3) leaps into the air after crossing the finish line in first place in the 100 at the 2A state track meet on May 25 at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
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

Bellevue competes at 3A state softball tournament

Bellevue’s Kelly Treves throws to first for an out during the Wolverines’ 10-0 loss to Snohomish at the 3A state softball tournament on May 24… Continue reading

  • May 26, 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

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
Interlake Saints girls tennis athletes Charlize Yeh, Addie Eklund, Sylvia Eklund, Angel Le, Abby Nash and Olivia Sun led their team to the 2019 3A Sea-King district tennis title on May 15 in Seattle. Photo courtesy of Matthew Perlman

Saints win district tennis championship

Interlake continues to dominate on the tennis court.

  • May 20, 2019
Interlake Saints girls tennis athletes Charlize Yeh, Addie Eklund, Sylvia Eklund, Angel Le, Abby Nash and Olivia Sun led their team to the 2019 3A Sea-King district tennis title on May 15 in Seattle. Photo courtesy of Matthew Perlman

Saints soccer team clinches berth in the 3A state semifinals

Interlake has won four consecutive games.

  • May 19, 2019

Newport’s softball season ends at district tournament

Knights finish campaign with 14-10 overall record.

The Sammamish Totems girls golf team won a district championship for the third consecutive season on May 14 at the Skagit Golf and Country Club. Photo courtesy of Annette Labissoniere

Totems girls golf squad wins district title

Sammamish golf team continues to dominate.

  • May 15, 2019
The Sammamish Totems girls golf team won a district championship for the third consecutive season on May 14 at the Skagit Golf and Country Club. Photo courtesy of Annette Labissoniere