All-State softball squad includes 2 from Holy Names

Emily Nordhoff, an Eastside resident and Holy Names Academy graduate, was named to the Class 3A All-State softball team as an infielder. Nordhoff’s teammate Candy Button, a junior, earned honorable mention honors as an outfielder.

  • Jul 2, 2008

Nate Robinson to host Mercer Island basketball camp

New York Knicks guard and former University of Washington star Nate Robinson will host his first-ever “Nate Robinson Basketball Camp” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 29-Aug. 1 at Mercer Island’s Community Center at Mercer View.

  • Jul 2, 2008

Seafair Marathon’s start leaves 400 runners stranded

The sun was shining, the runners were trained and ready, but due to a organizational snafu, some participants in the Virginia Mason Team Medicine Seafair Marathon were left out of the race.

Bellevue grad plans basketball camp in tribute to fallen UW classmate

Alexa Linger wanted to do more. The Bellevue High grad and UW freshman had been volunteering with the Seattle Union Gospel Mission since November of 2007, and was looking for a way to do something bigger for the Mission, but struggled to figure out what that might be. After tragedy rocked both the Bellevue and University of Washington communities, Linger realized she could wait no longer. When Chase Anderson, an ex-boyfriend and friend of Linger’s from Bellevue High School, was tragically killed April 25 while longboarding on the university’s campus, it changed the way Linger approached life.

U.S. lacrosse team stomps Northwest college all-stars

The popularity of lacrosse in the Northwest has led to more and more high school players going on to play in college. That popularity brought Team USA’s U-19 national team to Mercer Island Sunday for a clinic and an exhibition game against the Northwest college All-Stars.

  • Jul 2, 2008

Bellevue parks programs begin

Registration is under way for the Bellevue summer parks programs.

  • Jul 1, 2008

Bellevue East Blaze wins championship

The Bellevue East Blaze recently finished its season 19-1, winning the Little League Juniors Baseball Division Bellevue East, Bellevue West, Bellevue Thunderbird Division Championship.

  • Jun 26, 2008

Local athletes earn All-state sports honors

The All-state selections for baseball, softball and boys soccer, as voted upon by a poll of the state’s reporters, have been released.

  • Jun 26, 2008

Bellevue skaters win gold medals

Bellevue roller skating champion Katarina DeMello continued her winning ways by earning three gold medals at the Northwest Regional Championships in Portland, Ore.

  • Jun 26, 2008

Parks lists sports, fitness programs

Ages 7-12

  • Jun 26, 2008

Bellevue Blue lacrosse sticks it to East Coast competition

When the Bellevue Blue 7/8 lacrosse team traveled to Philadelphia last week, they were able to taste some authentic Philadelphia cuisine in addition to the competition of a large East Coast lacrosse tournament.

Newport’s Lints blazes new trail in triathlon

After swimming a quarter mile, biking for 14 miles and finishing up with a 5-kilometer run, Blaine Lints had only one feeling - regret.

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  • Jun 24, 2008

No worries WSU fans: all is well with Paul Wulff

I thought it was time to throw a bone to the West-side Cougars.

Bellevue Christian alum makes mark with WNBA’s Liberty

Cathrine Kraayeveld’s basketball career boils down to an opportunity. Or, more specifically, making the most of that opportunity.

  • Jun 21, 2008

Mariners clean house, hard part will be replenishing it | Column

A lot of boxes were packed in a three-day span at Safeco Field last week. With the Mariners sitting dead-last in the majors, the powers-that-be announced General Manager Bill Bavasi had been relieved of his duties early in the week. On Thursday, Seattle canned manager John McLaren, who had led the club to a lackluster 68-84 record since taking over for Mike Hargrove last season.

Weight matters with clubs

One of the big benefits to golfers in the quest for greater distance has been the arrival of lightweight graphite shafts that can withstand the stress of high club head speeds.

Wolverines to key Qwest Field event

Bellevue High School can’t get enough of the state of California.

  • Jun 20, 2008

BCC assistant will coach Skagit Valley

Bellevue Community College assistant Dani Baird has resigned to take a head coaching position at Skagit Valley Community College. Baird served as an assistant coach for BCC the past two years, helping to lead the Bulldogs to a school-best record of 42-6 this past season.

  • Jun 20, 2008

Three BCC MLB draftees sign contracts with teams

Three of the four current and former BCC baseball players selected in the 2008 Major League Baseball draft have signed with their teams, according to BCC head coach Mark Yoshino.