Athletes of the Week



Jordan Heide, Newport

Senior, Water polo

HIGHLIGHT: Heide was a force for Newport during the Siesta Tournament earlier this month, scoring 17 goals in the final two days of the April 4-6 competition at the King County Aquatic Center. Heide’s six goals in the third-fourth place game helped the Knights rebound from an earlier defeat to beat the Storm of Canada 9-3.

Favorite class: Journalism

Favorite athletic moment: Winning the state championship for girls water polo last year was amazing. We (Newport) dominated our opponent throughout the duration for the game, maintaining incredulous intensity and displaying unrequited effort.

Favorite athlete: Senior women’s water polo National Team member Natalie Golda is an amazing athlete. She has demonstrated amazing focus and determination throughout her career.

Dream profession: I would love to be an international reporter, as I would be allowed the opportunity to see the world while pursuing my passion of writing.

Personal file: Two things people probably don’t know about me is that I was selected as a 1st team All-American for water polo last year. I was also selected to the Youth National Training team, which is the feeder program to the Olympic team.


Spenser Payne, Eastside Catholic

Senior, Baseball

HIGHLIGHT: Payne hit a two-run homerun in Eastside Catholic’s 10-2 victory over Moscow (Idaho) High School on April 10 in a game played at Washington State University. The third baseman has been a steady performer for the 13-1 Crusaders this season.

Favorite class: History, PE

Favorite athletic moment: Winning the 2007 Metro Championship because we got to show everyone that we were the best team.

Favorite athlete: Alex Rodriguez because he is the best baseball player in the world.

Dream profession: Playing baseball in the Major Leagues because baseball is what I love.

Personal file: I’m uncommitted and have been on honor roll for four years.