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Archive for September 2008

>Scoreboard for Monday, September 29

>Two games yesterday, both soccer. First, men and Western Washington played a wild one with Regis (CO) yesterday in Denver. Fall City’s Gibson Bardsley (WWU) found the back of the net once more, but Regis won the game 5-4. Bardsley’s goal came in the 53rd minute off a pass from teammate (and former high school rival) Michael Ricci. Ricci was a star at Newport HS in Bellevue.

Bardsley played about half the game, he was subbed out in both the first and second halves, and had a total of six shots and a yellow card.

In Hawaii, BYU-Hawaii’s Kirsten Mills (North Bend) DNP as BYUH fell 1-0 to Mesa State in women’s soccer action. Mills hasn’t played in a game since scoring a late goal in the game against Academy of Art on September 13.

One game tonight, and it is indoors, with Northwest U’s volleyball team going down to Olympia for a conference clash with Evergreen State. 7:00 pm first serve as NWU’s Alisha Larion (North Bend) looks to continue a solid freshman season, she has put together some good numbers throughout her first games as a collegian.


Written by Rhett Workman

September 30, 2008 at 2:00 pm

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>Bellevue Community College Bulldogs update

>Earlier this season, we told you that there were four local athletes playing ball this fall at BCC, and we have been so busy with four-year colleges we seem to have forgotten here that they are in action, too.

Well, to them and their parents SnoValleySports apologizes for that very dumb omission on our part, and to make it up to them and you, we offer a short update on their progress and what’s ahead for them.

First, with women’s soccer, both Mount Si products, Krista Niklason and April Saffell, have found their way onto the stat sheet. Niklason, a converted goalie turned forward, has scored six goals already this season for BCC, who is 7-1-1 as of this writing. Half of those came in one game, September 16 in a win over Green River. She also has three assists. Saffell, too, has found the back of the net once, infact last Saturday in a win over Edmonds. Nice job to both of them.

Volleyball has just started as well, as the team is 2-1 in league play. Sophomore Amanda Frost has 1 ace and 21 digs through the first three matches, while freshman Danielle Rehm has seven digs, 19 kills, 1 assist and 3 aces in the trifecta of contests. Again, nice job!!!

Here’s their remaining schedules:

10/1 Skagit Valley
10/3 @ Shoreline
10/6 @ Everett
10/8 vs Edmonds
10/13 vs Whatcom
10/15 @ Olympic (Bremerton)
10/24 @ Skagit Valley (Mt. Vernon)
10/29 vs Shoreline
11/5 vs Everett
11/8 @ Edmonds
11/12 @ Whatcom (Bellingham)

10/1 @ Olympic (Bremerton)
10/4 @ Shoreline
10/8 Tacoma
10/11 @ Skagit Valley (Mt. Vernon)
10/15 @ Green River (Auburn)
10/18 Everett
10/22 @ Lower Columbia (Longview/Kelso)
10/29 Highline
11/1 @ Whatcom (Bellingham)
11/5 @ Edmonds
11/8 Shoreline

Times can be found by consulting their respective schedules on the NWAACC website,

Written by Rhett Workman

September 29, 2008 at 4:18 pm

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>Scoreboard for Sunday, September 28

>Two local college soccer goalkeepers in action today, and both were on short ends of 2-1 decisions.

First, Gonzaga’s men fell to the UW by that score. Gonzaga’s Scott Barnum (Fall City) started in net, made 4 saves in loss.

Eastern’s women also fell to Gonzaga by that same tally, but it was in double OT. Jess Blessard (North Bend) got the call for EWU in net and made 9 saves and held tough until the 106th minute when the Zags scored the winner.

Two more soccer games tomorrow, as Western Washington’s men travel to Regis (CO), and BYU Hawaii’s women return home after a long mainland road swing to host another Colorado school, Mesa State. Might see Kirsten Mills (North Bend) in action for BYU-Hawaii; she did not play any of the games on the BYUH trip. In the WWU-Regis matchup, WWU’s Gibson Bardsley (Fall City) looks to score some goals, his offensive firepower has been heating up, but he as of yet hasn’t translated that into goals; he only has one on the season.

Should be an interesting Monday on the college pitch. Mount Si fans should know BTW there’s volleyball and soccer on tap-volleyball @ Juanita (7:00pm) and soccer at home against Interlake (7:30pm). I will be at the volleyball game.

Written by Rhett Workman

September 28, 2008 at 11:41 pm

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>Scoreboard for Saturday, September 27

>As mentioned in yesterday’s post, there were 17 events of note. Here’s the rundown:

CWU over SPU 25-22, 20-25, 25-27, 25-20, 15-12
Maggie Olson (CWU/North Bend): 5 games, 2 kills, 46 a’s, 3 aces, 9 digs, 2 blks

Vanguard (CA) over HIU 25-19, 25-20, 25-22
Sine Schirmer (HIU/North Bend): 1 game, 1 blk

WWU over NW Nazarene (ID) 20-25, 25-19, 19-25, 25-17, 15-12
Marissa Hill (WWU/North Bend): 3 games, 4 kills, 1 dig

Arizona State over WSU 25-10, 25-14, 25-18
Faith Hutcherson (WSU/Ames Lake): DNP
-This game is on Fox Sports tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m.

Coll of Idaho over NWU 25-22, 25-16, 25-16
Alisha Larion (NWU/North Bend): 3 games, 3 kills, 3 digs, 1 blk

Holy Names (CA) over Bethany 25-18, 18-25, 25-23, 15-12
Emily White (BU/Fall City): 4 games, 1 ace, 16 digs (team high)

EWU over Idaho State 45-31
Alex Smart/Dexter Moetului (EWU/both North Bend): No stats recorded for either

Whitworth over Chapman (CA) 41-35
Dan Reeves (Whit/North Bend) DNP

Stanford over UW 35-28
Brandon Yakaboski (UW/Duvall/MSHS ’06): DNP

Coll of San Mateo vs West Valley, no report
CSM went 3-0 in first three games of play
Cary Purchase (CSM/Fall City): No stats

WSU @ Roy Griak Invite, Minneapolis
Drake daPonte (WSU/North Bend): DNP

SPU @ Stanford Invite
Jane Larson (SPU/Fall City): 28th, 22:13 (out of 278 entrants)

Men’s Soccer:
WWU ties 1-1 w/Colo-Colorado Springs
Gibson Bardsley (WWU/Fall City): 12 shots, six on goal (WWU outshot CUCS 37-13)

SPU over NW Nazarene 2-0
Jace Derwin (SPU/North Bend): DNP

Women’s Soccer:
Coll of Idaho over Northwest 3-1
Chelsea Miller (NWU/Snoqualmie): Started, No stats recorded

BYUH over NDNU (CA) 2-0
Kirsten Mills (BYU-H/North Bend): DNP

Simon Fraser (BC) over Carroll 4-1
Jordan Tipton (CAR/North Bend): DNP

It calms down today with just a pair of soccer games. Gonzaga men in Seattle vs Washington, and Eastern women at home as well.

Written by Rhett Workman

September 28, 2008 at 4:25 pm

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>Scoreboard for Friday, September 26

>Friday night was a busy one for local college soccer players, especially if they played in goal.

On the men’s side, Gonzaga beat Portland 2-1. Fall City’s Scott Barnum made two saves to record the win in net for the Zags, who rallied from behind after Barnum allowed a first-half goal.
On the women’s side, Eastern Washington beat Idaho 1-0 on a late goal. North Bend’s Jessica Blessard picked up the shutout in net for EWU, making seven saves. Also, Snoqualmie’s Chelsea Miller logged her first offensive point of the season, assisting on the game’s lone goal as her Northwest University team beat Eastern Oregon 1-0.

It was also busy for volleyball as well. North Bend’s Alisha Larion continues to make a solid contribution to her Northwest U. team, but NU fell to Eastern Oregon, and Fall City’s Emily White contributed her efforts to a win by her Bethany team in a tight one over conference rival Mills in California.

Here are the volleyball scores:

Arizona over WSU 25-23, 25-20, 25-19
Faith Hutcherson (WSU/Ames Lake): DNP
E Oregon over NWU 25-16, 25-22, 22-25, 25-26
ALarion (NWU/North Bend): 4 games, 7 kills, 2 aces, 1 dig, 1 blk
Bethany over Mills (CA) 25-13, 25-22, 27-25, 27-25, 15-6
EWhite (BU/Fall City): 5 games, 1 ace

Saturday has up to 17, yes 17, athletic events involving teams with competitors from our community. Pretty good stat there, don’t you think? You as a resident of this community should be pleased with that, since it shows that our athletes can compete with the best anywhere. The growth of youth sports, whether it be Mount Si HS or local club/rec, is producing more kids each year who will be able to succeed at the college level. 10-15 years ago, I don’t know if we could be saying that.

Quick reminder on TV coverage of events:

UW’s football game with Stanford (UW RB Brandon Yakaboski, Duvall/MSHS ’06) is LIVE tonight at 7:00 p.m. on Fox Sports Net NW (Comcast channel 30 in Valley)
EWU’s football game with Idaho State (EWU QB Alex Smart and DL Dexter Moetului, both North Bend) is LIVE at 12:30 today on Altitude. This Denver-based channel is not on Comcast cable locally, it’s only on satellite. Those of you with DirectTV or Dish should check your listings for channel number.
WSU’s volleyball game with Arizona State (WSU DS Faith Hutcherson/Ames Lake area) is being filmed for tape-delay broadcast Monday night on FSN.

Internet broadcasts of these, and several other events, likely available, check with respective school athletic websites for more information.

Written by Rhett Workman

September 27, 2008 at 1:17 pm

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>Your weekend college preview

>Week six in the college sports season already, and it’s a busy one, so here’s the schedule:

Today: Bethany VB (Emily White, Fall City) vs Mills (California), 7:00pm
EWU WSoc (Jess Blessard, North Bend) vs Idaho, Cheney, 7:00pm
NWU WSoc (Chelsea Miller, Snoqualmie) vs E Oregon, Kirkland, 7:00pm
NWU VB (Alisha Larion, North Bend) vs E Oregon, Kirkland, 7:00pm
WSU VB (Faith Hutcherson, Ames Lake) @ Arizona, 7:00pm
GONZ MSoc (Scott Barnum, Fall City) @ Portland, 7:00pm

Note that WSU’s game is being webcast tonight, go to the WSU volleyball website for more info.
Also, Gonzaga’s game probably is on a webcast as well, check with Gonzaga’s website for more.

Tomorrow: WSU MXC (Drake da Ponte, North Bend) @ Roy Griak Invite, Minneapolis, 10:15am
EWU FB (Alex Smart and Dexter Moetului, both North Bend) vs Idaho State, Cheney, 12:30pm-Satellite subscribers can see this game on Altitude TV out of Denver, both Direct TV and Dish carry this channel, if you have this channel in your package check their lineups for channel number. Why the Big Sky is aligned with these guys when the station isn’t even carried in half the markets I have no clue. They ought to get a deal with Comcast Sportsnet NW as well.
CSM FB (Cary Purchase, Fall City) vs West Valley (California), 1:00pm
SPU WXC (Jane Larson, Fall City) @ Stanford Invite, Palo Alto, 1:00pm
BYUH WSoc (Kirsten Mills, North Bend) @ Notre Dame de Namur (CA), 1:30pm
NWU WSoc vs College of Idaho, Kirkland, 2:00pm
WSU VB @ Arizona State, 3:00pm – Game on FSN television (Delay to Monday night)
Carroll WSoc (Jordan Tipton, North Bend) @ Simon Fraser (BC), 5:00pm
WWU MSoc (Gibson Bardsley, Fall City) @ Colorado-Colo Springs, 6:00pm
WWU VB (Marissa Hill, North Bend) @ NW Nazarene, 6:00pm
CWU VB (Maggie Olson, North Bend) @ SPU, Seattle, 7:00pm
Whitw FB (Dan Reeves, North Bend) @ Chapman (CA), 7:00pm
Bethany VB vs Holy Names (California), 7:00pm
UW FB (Brandon Yakaboski, Duvall/Mount Si ’06) vs Stanford, Husky Stadium, Seattle, 7:00pm – Game on FSN television, live
HIU VB (Sine Schirmer, North Bend) vs Vanguard (California), 7:00pm
NWU VB vs College of Idaho, Kirkland, 7:00pm
SPU MSoc (Jace Derwin, North Bend) vs NW Nazarene (ID), Interbay Stadium, Seattle, 7:30pm

Sunday: EWU WSoc @ Gonzaga, Spokane, 1:00pm
GONZ MSoc @ UW, Seattle, 2:30pm

See you tonight at Bellevue Memorial Stadium.

Written by Rhett Workman

September 26, 2008 at 2:22 pm

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>Preview and prediction for tonight’s Mount Si-Bellevue football game

>Week 4 in the high school football season sees Mount Si travel to state 3A power Bellevue for a conference clash tonight at 7:00 p.m.

This is the capper on what has been a tough month for the Wildcats, as they have gone 1-2 falling to a couple of very good 4A teams in Eastlake and Issaquah. The team though has steadily improved, so Mount Si should be at their best skill-wise as they face off against a Wolverine team that not only is beating people locally, but has also beat teams from Oregon and California.

We’re told that the receiving corps will be a bit depleted tonight, due to a couple of injuries, so 99% of the offensive load will be carried by one Mr. Sean Snead, with a little help from Brandon Smith among others. Snead should be up to the task, as he chewed up the Interlake Saints last week to the tune of over 200 yards. If he has even a 100-150 yard game tonight, and can keep those numbers the rest of the season, I see him playing in college next year.

A big issue for Bellevue, like Mount Si, has been penalties. Mount Si will need to play smart and get rid of unnecessary penalties in order to have a chance. Players seem to think they have a good shot of winning, but will need to play well mentally and be aware at all times.

Bellevue will be led by QB’s Cam Warren and Tommy Castle, and by RB Peter Nguyen. Mount Si’s D-line will need to work hard to stop the so-called “Wing-T” offense that Bellevue is known for under their longtime coach Butch Goncharoff.

If there is one team that can beat Bellevue at home, it would be Mount Si. That said, if they aren’t able to win, if they play hard and keep things close, Wildcat fans should be OK with that despite what will become a 1-3 record. This schedule has been probably the toughest schedule of anyone in the state in this first month.

Should be a fun game tonight. I’m going to pick Bellevue, but it might be a little closer shave than they would like.


Written by Rhett Workman

September 26, 2008 at 2:11 pm

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