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Bellevue Wolverines junior Kara Choi, center, controls the ball while being defended by Holy Names Academy Cougars players Bria Stokes, right, and Stefanie Hale, left. Holy Names earned a 49-48 victory against Bellevue in a loser-out game on Feb. 14 at Bellevue High School. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Cougars defeat Wolverines in loser-out contest

Wolverines girls basketball team finishes season with 11 victories.

 

Soccer and hockey take center stage on vacation / Sports Scene

When you’re on vacation, you might as well pack as many vital activities into your schedule as you can, right? Sometimes, the docket lengthens as… Continue reading

 

Bellevue Wolverines senior Hunter Hansen, right, and Bishop Blanchet’s Cade Prinizivalli, left, battle for a rebound in the paint on Feb. 14 at Bellevue High School. Hansen scored a team-high 17 points for the Wolverines. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Wolverines conquer Braves in loser-out hoops contest

Bellevue senior Hunter Hansen scores a team-high 17 points in the win.

 

Interlake Saints players mob sophomore center Derek Kramer, right, following their dramatic 51-50 win against the Lake Washington Kangaroos in a loser-out playoff game on Feb. 6 at Newport High School in Factoria. Kramer hit two free throws with 5.7 seconds left in the game, giving his team a 51-50 lead. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Saints prevail in loser-out playoff game against Kangaroos

Interlake sophomore Derek Kramer knocks down game-winning free throw.

Interlake Saints players mob sophomore center Derek Kramer, right, following their dramatic 51-50 win against the Lake Washington Kangaroos in a loser-out playoff game on Feb. 6 at Newport High School in Factoria. Kramer hit two free throws with 5.7 seconds left in the game, giving his team a 51-50 lead. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Bellevue Wolverines sophomore Sara Bowar, left, boxes out a Lake Washington player while trying to grab a rebound in the 3A KingCo tournament championship game on Feb. 6 at Newport High School in Factoria. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Wolverines lose to Kangaroos in 3A KingCo title contest

Bellevue guard Kara Choi scores a team-high 21 points.

Bellevue Wolverines sophomore Sara Bowar, left, boxes out a Lake Washington player while trying to grab a rebound in the 3A KingCo tournament championship game on Feb. 6 at Newport High School in Factoria. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography
Bellevue Wolverines senior Jalen Love, left, dribbles down the court while being covered by Mercer Island guard Nigel Seda, right, during the 3A KingCo tournament championship game on Feb. 6. Love scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half of play. Mercer Island defeated Bellevue 44-41. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Mercer Island defeats Bellevue in 3A KingCo title game

Bellevue fourth-quarter comeback bid falls just short.

Bellevue Wolverines senior Jalen Love, left, dribbles down the court while being covered by Mercer Island guard Nigel Seda, right, during the 3A KingCo tournament championship game on Feb. 6. Love scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half of play. Mercer Island defeated Bellevue 44-41. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography
Newport Knights senior 113-pound wrestler Josh Lee defeated Bothell’s Kai Smith in the 4A KingCo 113-pound title match on Feb. 2 at North Creek High School. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Lee earns first place at 4A KingCo wrestling tournament

Newport senior attains an elusive goal on the mat.

Newport Knights senior 113-pound wrestler Josh Lee defeated Bothell’s Kai Smith in the 4A KingCo 113-pound title match on Feb. 2 at North Creek High School. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Bellevue Christian Vikings seniors Molly VandenBrink, left, and Molly Olson, right, are two of the Vikings five seniors on the varsity roster. Bellevue Christian currently has an overall record of 17-0. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Dynamic duo leads Vikings on the basketball court

Bellevue Christian is undefeated thus far during the 2018-19 season.

Bellevue Christian Vikings seniors Molly VandenBrink, left, and Molly Olson, right, are two of the Vikings five seniors on the varsity roster. Bellevue Christian currently has an overall record of 17-0. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Basketball playoffs tip off for 4A KingCo boys and girls

The 4A KingCo girls basketball tournament tipped off Thursday night. In girls’ action, North Creek (7-6) beat Mount Si (5-8), 71-50, and Issaquah (6-7) beat… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2019
The Bellevue Wolverines girls basketball team earned a 47-44 victory against the Liberty Patriots on Jan. 30. The Wolverines improved their overall record to 9-10 with the win. Bellevue senior Montana Jones, left, prepares to make a pass down the court while being chased by Liberty shooting guard Grace Moawad during the matchup between KingCo rivals. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Ault Justus

Wolverines conquer Patriots in KingCo matchup on the basketball court

The Bellevue Wolverines girls basketball team earned a 47-44 victory against the Liberty Patriots on Jan. 30. The Wolverines improved their overall record to 9-10… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2019
The Bellevue Wolverines girls basketball team earned a 47-44 victory against the Liberty Patriots on Jan. 30. The Wolverines improved their overall record to 9-10 with the win. Bellevue senior Montana Jones, left, prepares to make a pass down the court while being chased by Liberty shooting guard Grace Moawad during the matchup between KingCo rivals. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Ault Justus
Former Bellevue School District track/cross country coach Cliff Nixon passed away on Jan. 22. A celebration of life for Nixon will take place from 2-6 p.m. on Feb. 10 at the Newport High School Performing Arts Center. Photo courtesy of Pat Ann Robinson

A celebration of life for a coaching legend

Former Bellevue School District track/cross country coach Cliff Nixon passed away on Jan. 22. Nixon, who began his coaching career with the Bellevue Wolverines track/cross… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2019
Former Bellevue School District track/cross country coach Cliff Nixon passed away on Jan. 22. A celebration of life for Nixon will take place from 2-6 p.m. on Feb. 10 at the Newport High School Performing Arts Center. Photo courtesy of Pat Ann Robinson

Give it your all in the playoffs and appreciate the moment / Sports Scene

Athletes and coaches have unveiled their best performances in the regular season, and now the postseason is upon us. Strap in tight and prepare for… Continue reading

Bellevue Wolverines senior guard Kara Choi (pictured) takes the ball to the hoop while being covered by Lake Washington defenders Zaria Opara, left, and Rosa Smith, right, in a 3A KingCo matchup on Jan. 23 in Kirkland. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Ault Justus

Kangaroos defeat Wolverines in 3A KingCo girls hoops contest

Lake Washington cements victory in the second half of play.

Bellevue Wolverines senior guard Kara Choi (pictured) takes the ball to the hoop while being covered by Lake Washington defenders Zaria Opara, left, and Rosa Smith, right, in a 3A KingCo matchup on Jan. 23 in Kirkland. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Ault Justus
At long last, Edgar Martinez’s waiting game is over. Photo by clare_and_ben/Flickr

Edgar Martinez finally makes the Hall of Fame

In his last year on the ballot, the Mariner legend and greatest designated hitter of all time gets the Cooperstown call.

At long last, Edgar Martinez’s waiting game is over. Photo by clare_and_ben/Flickr
Interlake Saints junior Ibrahim Ibrahim, right, scored a team-high 10 points in a loss against the Mercer Island Islanders on Jan. 22. Mercer Island defeated Interlake 63-46. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Saints lose to Islanders on senior night on the hardwood

Interlake displays tenacity in final three quarters.

Interlake Saints junior Ibrahim Ibrahim, right, scored a team-high 10 points in a loss against the Mercer Island Islanders on Jan. 22. Mercer Island defeated Interlake 63-46. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography
The Space Needle U16 volleyball team, which has Bellevue residents Daniel Lim, Matthew Lucas and David Moran on the team roster, captured second place at the Northern California Volleyball Association bid tournament on Jan. 13 in San Mateo, California. The second-place finish ensured the team a berth in the 2019 Junior National Championships this June in Dallas, Texas. Photo courtesy of Greg Lim

Volleyball squad earns second place at tourney in California

The Space Needle U16 volleyball team, which has Bellevue residents Daniel Lim, Matthew Lucas and David Moran on the team roster, captured second place at… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2019
The Space Needle U16 volleyball team, which has Bellevue residents Daniel Lim, Matthew Lucas and David Moran on the team roster, captured second place at the Northern California Volleyball Association bid tournament on Jan. 13 in San Mateo, California. The second-place finish ensured the team a berth in the 2019 Junior National Championships this June in Dallas, Texas. Photo courtesy of Greg Lim
Bellevue Christian Vikings senior Ken West is the leading scorer and rebounder for his basketball team. West, who averages 19 points and seven rebounds per game, is determined to lead his team to the Class 1A state tournament in Yakima this March. Shaun Scott, staff photo

West is proficient on the perimeter

Bellevue Christian senior is poised to lead his squad on a deep playoff run.

Bellevue Christian Vikings senior Ken West is the leading scorer and rebounder for his basketball team. West, who averages 19 points and seven rebounds per game, is determined to lead his team to the Class 1A state tournament in Yakima this March. Shaun Scott, staff photo
Newport Knights senior post player Sophia Dominitz, center, looks for a teammate to pass the ball to in a matchup against Mount Si Wildcats. Newport defeated Mount Si, 43-37, on Jan. 16 in Snoqualmie. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Knights earn win on the road against Wildcats

Newport defeats Mount Si for the second time during the 2018-19 season.

Newport Knights senior post player Sophia Dominitz, center, looks for a teammate to pass the ball to in a matchup against Mount Si Wildcats. Newport defeated Mount Si, 43-37, on Jan. 16 in Snoqualmie. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography
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