‘Great’ jobs in sports | Joel Willits

Can’t get enough sports? Want to be closer to the action? Boy, do I have the job for you. Many, in fact. All it takes is a little searching.

  • Jul 19, 2008

Don’t overlook this critical part of golf swing | Steve Wozeniak

What’s the most important part of any golf swing?

  • Jul 19, 2008

Lakeside finishes fourth in tourney

Perhaps it was just fatigue from playing their sixth game in six days. Or maybe it was the hot bats of the Bankers Baseball Club, or the weary Lakeside pitching.

Second-half MLB predictions | Joel Willits

It’s All-Star break time in Major League Baseball, so there’s no better time to lay out some bold predictions for the second-half of the season.

Totems tab Blake as next girls basketball coach

Ashley Blake, who helped lead Lakes High School to a fourth-place finish in state last season, has been hired as Sammamish High School’s girls basketball coach.

  • Jul 15, 2008

Wade to take over as cross country coach at BCC

Bellevue Community College Athletic Director Bill O’Connor has named former assistant coach Karly Wade as the new head of the Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Program, replacing Jenn Marsh who stepped down in May.

  • Jul 15, 2008

Lakeside squeezes into third/fourth place game

After a pair of tough losses in which they could not find a way to mount an offensive attack, the Lakeside Recovery American Legion Baseball club found itself with its back against the wall on the last day of the Brandy Pugh Memorial Tournament.

Video necessary to learn the correct golf swing | Steve Wozeniak

Golf is in high gear right now. Have you gotten your swing on video lately?

Brandy Pugh: The man behind the name

After enduring a 33-month battle with leukemia, Brandy Pugh died March 15, 1999 at Swedish Medical Center, where he was born in 1966. Pugh was well-known in Eastside baseball circles.

  • Jul 11, 2008

A showcase of Washington baseball talent | Joel Willits

If you like baseball, I can’t encourage you enough to head out to either BCC or Bannerwood Park this weekend.

Lakeside Recovery defeats Honda in first game of Brandy Pugh tourney

What looked to be a sure victory quickly turned into a scare for the Lakeside Recovery Senior Legion baseball team in its first game of the Brandy Pugh Memorial Tournament.

Forget eagles and birdies — Bellevue golfer hits albatross

For the record, Benjamin Titus didn’t even know what an albatross was until two weeks ago. But, thanks to two perfect swings of a golf club, both Titus and his father, Bud, know all about albatrosses and the odds against obtaining them. An albatross is perhaps the most rare event in golf. Also known as a double eagle, an albatross occurs when a golfer shoots 3-under par on a hole. That’s what Titus did June 23 on the second hole at the Bellevue Municipal Golf Course.

Thunderbird Huskies win wild title game

The Thunderbird Huskies girl softball team defeated the Thunderbird Wildcats 18-15 in a wild, extra-inning game to claim the Mercer Island, Issaquah and Bellevue City Championship for the Majors Division LL softball league on June 16.

  • Jul 8, 2008

Rec Cal

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  • Jul 8, 2008

Kudos to Fourth and fireworks

Finally, a sport that doesn’t disappoint.

West Bellevue little leaguers dominate in annual City Tournament

Bellevue West Little League ended the season with two championships in this year’s three-division City Tournament. Both the AAA and AA Bellevue West Diamondbacks beat out the AAA Bellevue Thunderbird Tigers and the AA Bellevue East A’s to take the title of their respective divisions. The Mercer Island Tigers won the majors division.

  • Jul 3, 2008

A generation of memories gone

For once in my life, I’m speechless. So I’ll make this brief, because each word typed out on this keyboard makes me sick to write.

Novices find rowing requires more than just some muscle

In the quiet, early morning hours, oars slip cleanly in and out of Lake Sammamish. A team of master rowers powerfully propels a shell across the water.

  • Jul 3, 2008