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By JOEL WILLITS
Thanks to solid contributions from a quartet of seniors, Bellevue Christian captured its third-straight Emerald City League title with a 6-1 win over Overlake on May 1.
Newport used a 2-1 win over Mount Si to finish in third place in KingCo 3A, one point ahead of Skyline and one point below Sammamish.
Mikenzie Voves pitched a four-hitter as Issaquah (16-0, 16-0 KingCo 3A) defeated Newport 1-0 on May 1 to finish off an undefeated regular season and claim the KingCo title.
Lara Sidhu and Eliza Cady each picked up hat tricks that helped Nathan Hale hold on for a wild 9-8 win over Eastside Catholic on May 2.
Jeremy Taiwo swept all three jumping events at the Bellevue city meet on May 1, winning the high jump, long jump and triple jump.
Level 9 and 10 Region II Championships 2008
Aaron Iseman, the 2007 long jump state champion, won that event and the 100, headlining a fantastic day of performances for the Bellevue Christian Vikings at the MacGregor Twilight Special at West Seattle Stadium.
Jessica Parker, Gabe Barnow and McKenzie Ballod all finished in the top-10, helping Interlake finish in second place to Mercer Island at the 2008 KingCo golf championships at Snohomish Golf Course.
Three Bellevue teams battled in the first round of the KingCo 3A soccer playoffs, with only Sammamish High School coming out unscathed after a rally that left Bellevue stunned and eliminated.
Symetra Financial will present the 12th Annual Benefit for Hope fundraiser to benefit Esperanza, a foundation founded by former Mariners catcher Dave Valle to help those in need in the Dominican Republic.
Everyone who plays golf has heard of club fitting and how important it is. However, most people have not known much about ball fitting. This is just as important as using the proper clubs.
Nikole Novikova of Bellevue claimed the KingCo 3A singles title for the second time in her high school career, defeating Anissa Bryant-Swift of Sammamish 6-0, 6-3 in the championship match held at Skyline High School on May 5.
At Bellevue High School
Baseball is a universal language.
Fresh off a two-game sweep over former-No.1 ranked Bishop Blanchet to end the regular season and a 21-2 victory over Chief Sealth in the opening game of the Metro Tournament, Eastside Catholic was knocked out with two-consecutive losses, including a 8-6 loss to West Seattle on Friday at Chief Sealth High School.
It used to be that the only thing high school underclassmen athletes had to worry about was getting a ride home after practice from an older teammate.
Another Issaquah-Newport softball match-up, another Issaquah win by the slimmest of margins.
Kyle Anderson, Mitchell Kim and Riley McCoy all scored to help Skyline down Sammamish 3-0 to eliminate the Totems from post-season play.
Jeremy Taiwo of Newport won the high jump (6-4), long jump (21-8 1/2) and the triple jump (47-3) at the 2008 KingCo Track Championships on Friday, May 9 at Liberty High School.