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Archive for October 2008

>News about Idaho State softball (Kandis Clesson/North Bend)

>More news this week about Idaho State U softball, and no, it’s not about the coaching staff, this time it’s about their future schedules.

Idaho State this week was admitted into the Pacific Coast Softball Conference for the 2010 season, along with five other schools; these other five include Seattle University, so Wildcat fans will have a guaranteed chance to see Clesson in action in Seattle as a senior since both Seattle U and ISU will be in the same division. Kandis is a junior this season.

The six expansion teams will join six original members, all California-based with the exception of Portland State, in the conference. ISU played a number of these schools last season, so they will be ready to play these teams in conference action.

Great news for local softball fans.


Written by Rhett Workman

October 31, 2008 at 3:30 pm

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>Your weekend college planner

>Here is the weekend schedule, it’s week 11 already, yikes!!!!!

Gonzaga (Chelsie Eddings/North Bend), WSU Women’s Rowing (Karin and Amy Brevick/Fall City), @ Head of the Snake, 8:00am
WWU Men’s Soccer (Gibson Bardsley/Fall City @ MSU Billings, 2:30pm-Live webcast, see below)
EWU Women’s Soccer (Jess Blessard/North Bend) vs Montana, Cheney, 3:30pm
NWU Volleyball (Alisha Larion/North Bend) @ College of Idaho, 6:00pm
WSU Volleyball (Faith Hutcherson/Ames Lake) @ Cal, 7:00pm
Gonzaga Men’s Soccer (Scott Barnum/Fall City) @ Santa Clara (CA), 7:00pm

1-Miami (FL) Women’s Rowing (Tara Eddings/North Bend) vs Barry (FL), Nova Southeastern (FL) 5:00am
Carroll Women’s Soccer (Jordan Tipton/North Bend) vs Great Falls, 12n
UW Football (Brandon Yakaboski/Duvall/Mount Si ’06) @ USC, 3:30pm-Game is live on FSN television
Coll of San Mateo Football (Cary Purchase/Fall City) @ San Francisco CC, 1:00pm
Whitworth Football (Dan Reeves/North Bend) @ PLU, Puyallup, 1:30pm
EWU Football (Alex Smart and Dexter Moetului/both North Bend) vs Sacramento State, Cheney, 2:00pm
SPU Men’s Soccer (Jace Derwin/North Bend) vs CSU Los Angeles, Interbay Stadium, Seattle, 7:00pm
CWU Volleyball (Maggie Olson/Snoqualmie) vs WWU Volleyball (Marissa Hill/North Bend), Ellensburg, 7:00pm
Bethany (CA) Volleyball (Emily White/Fall City) vs Menlo, 7:00pm
HIU (CA) Volleyball (Sine Schirmer/North Bend) @ Vanguard, 7:00pm
NWU VB (Larion) @ E Oregon, 7:00pm
2-WSU VB (Hutcherson) @ Stanford, 1:00pm
Gonzaga MSoc (Barnum) @ San Francisco, 2:00pm

TV note on the UW/USC game: FSN live coverage with their top Pac-10 broadcast team of Barry Tompkins and Petros Papadakis calling the action.

Also, WWU’s men’s soccer game today is on the web, a free webcast is available at, click on “live broadcasts.” MSU Billings is doing this for the first time, so there may be glitches in the stream, be patient if you are viewing it.

Written by Rhett Workman

October 31, 2008 at 3:00 pm

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

>The final week of the regular season is here, everyone, and the matchup everyone has circled since the start of the season is here. Mount Si travels to Liberty for a shot at a home game next week.

You all know by now what Mount Si has in its arsenal, and it’s pretty good. Sean Snead had another big effort of over 200 yards last week, so once again Snead will be counted on to lead the way. His QB, Tyson Riley, also can get it done, he did just that last week as well, as Mount Si blasted Juanita on homecoming.

One issue that Mount Si will need to address if they want to be successful: penalties. They know that if they keep the penalties down in a big game, they have a chance, see Mount Si @ Bellevue back at the end of September.

As for Liberty, it is their Senior Night, and three of the Class of 2009 look to lead the way: QB Taylor Hamann, RB John Kirksey and WR Richard Crespo. Mount Si’s defense will be pretty busy with these three all night, but this defense has gotten it done all year, so look for that once again tonight.

Liberty played tough with Bellevue last week, falling 24-7.

The TV cameras will be on hand, as it’s likely both KCPQ and KING will be on hand, so the pressure of bright lights is real. But both of these teams know the stakes, and will keep focus. The team who commits the fewest penalties probably should be favored, and it is with that, albeit in the narrowest of picks, I’m going to have to favor Liberty here.


Written by Rhett Workman

October 31, 2008 at 2:30 pm

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>Scoreboard for Thursday, October 30 and a note about today’s WWU soccer games

>Two games. First, BYU Hawaii’s women’s soccer team won a big game with HI-Hilo, 1-0, last night. No Kirsten Mills (BYUH/North Bend) in the lineup though. Meanwhile, on the volleyball floor, North Bend’s Marissa Hill (WWU) had six kills and a pair of digs in four games as Western Washington beat SPU 25-27, 25-14, 25-15, 27-25.

Weekend schedule coming up, but a note about today (Ben Tomlisson, I hope you are reading this…..).

WWU’s soccer games @ MSU Billings are live on the web today. Women first at 12 noon, then the men, featuring Fall City’s Gibson Bardsley, are at around 2:30.

The webcast is free, and is accessible by going to the MSU Billings website at and clicking on “live broadcasts”. These webcasts are the first in school history, so there will likely be bugs and bumps in the stream, be patient with it as you watch.

Written by Rhett Workman

October 31, 2008 at 2:00 pm

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>Bethany U volleyball vs UC Santa Cruz, and some other items….

>First, just one game on the local college athlete ledger last night, and it was Bethany University (CA) playing at UC Santa Cruz. Fall City’s Emily White had 12 digs and an ace in three games played, but it was not enough as the Bruins fell in three, 25-15, 25-20, 26-24 to UCSC. Bethany is next at home Saturday night, one of 11 events on the Saturday schedule involving local collegians.

Now to the other items:
-With their victory last night (more in next week’s Valley Record) Mount Si volleyball automatically made it into the district tournament, nice job. Road at districts to be pretty tough, though……

-Both KIRO-TV and KCPQ-TV have designated Mount Si’s football game Friday at Liberty as one of their high school “Game(s) of the Week”. Both stations are conducting respective web polls, here are the links: – KIRO, go to “High School Football” – KCPQ, go to “Sports”, in drop-down menu, click “Q it Up Sports”

Both polls end today most likely, so get out and vote!!!!!!

-Speaking of TV, if you can get home early enough, and have a dish (DirectTV or Dish), Bothell is at Skyline for the Kingco 4A title tonight at 5:00 p.m. Good luck to former Mount Si assistant Tom Bainter, who is the coach at Bothell. Game is on ESPNU, ESPN’s college sports channel.

Preview and prediction of MS @ LIB plus weekend schedule tomorrow.

Written by Rhett Workman

October 30, 2008 at 2:15 pm

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>Scoreboard for Tuesday, October 28

>Two scores from last night. First, from women’s soccer, as BYU-Hawaii took care of Hawaii Pacific 5-1. BYU-H’s Kirsten Mills, of North Bend, came off the bench to wrap things up for her team in the 77th minute, and was able to get a shot off, which went wide in the 82nd. Mills has seen sporadic action this season for the Seasiders, but has two goals on the campaign. Meanwhile, on the volleyball floor, it was another tough night at the office for North Bend’s Sine Schirmer and her Hope Int’l team, as they fell 25-21, 25-21, 25-12 to a very good Biola team last night.

On the schedule today, is a game involving Fall City’s Emily White and her Bethany (CA) team as they roll on down the road to Santa Cruz, CA, for a date with UC Santa Cruz.

Speaking of which:

Here on Blogger is a blog written by Bethany’s coach Reed Duffus. He is doing a nice job on this second edition of his blog (his first, also here on Blogger, no longer is up, it was replaced by this second one). There is a video at right underneath the archive listings, it is a season highlight package, and there are numerous shots of Emily in the video. She is wearing #4, and as the libero will be wearing the opposite color jersey (white) from her teammates (maroon). It’s about six minutes long and is well worth the viewing.

One item to ask of all of you who read the blog: I am in need of some knowledge: I’m looking for local players who are playing college basketball or are wrestling in college this winter. I am familiar with hoopsters Rachel (Travis) Mitchell at NWU, and Kyle Clearman at PLU, but I have to believe there are others, if you know of any let me know by emailing me at or posting a comment in the comments section below this post. Thanks.

Written by Rhett Workman

October 29, 2008 at 2:00 pm

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>SPU men’s soccer 2, Grand Canyon 1 (2OT)

>Falcons win in second overtime in Phoenix, no Jace Derwin (North Bend) again in lineup for SPU; he has been used sparingly this season by coach Mark Collings.

Written by Rhett Workman

October 28, 2008 at 3:00 pm

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