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>PLU baseball @ George Fox

>A wild doubleheader yesterday for the two teams in Newberg, OR, but none of the locals-PLU’s Brandon Sales (Snoqualmie) or Jake Handy (Fall City), or GFU’s Derek Aldrich (North Bend) saw any playing time. That said, each team picked up a win. GFU won game one 4-3 while the Lutes took the nightcap 9-7.

No action now until Friday, so let’s have some fun watching scarlet and gray. The schedule for today:

Today-Softball vs Seattle Prep, 4:00. Mount Si faces Fall City pitcher Jessica Bladow, expected to start for SP, where she has been since she was a freshman. I believe she’s a junior this year if not a senior. This will be an interesting game to be sure.

Soccer @ MI, 7:30. Key early test for MS as they take on early season league favorite. Mount Si on 2-game win streak.


Written by Rhett Workman

March 31, 2009 at 11:45 am

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>Sunday volleyball board

>With this, we’ll be taking off from covering the volleyball scene for a couple of weeks. The KJ clubs throughout April will all be doing qualifiers, both locally and around the country (Minneapolis, Dallas, Reno), while the rest of the teams with Mount Si presence, well, we’ll have to check and let you know. We won’t have a real full deal here until Memorial Day weekend when the big Memorial Day tournament takes place in Seattle.

Spokane scores from Sunday
KJ 18 Baden (Miranda Pratt, Mount Si senior and ex-Cat junior Summer Nash)
Won all three matches Sunday to finish 7-2 overall, 7th place

KJ 17 Baden (Asst Coach-Mount Si C team coach/varsity asst Callie Wesson)
Won both matches Sunday to finish 3-5 overall, 13th place

KJ 16 Baden (Mount Si soph’s Aubrey Larion, Baylee Sinner, Zoe Gogan)
Fell to Idaho team Sunday to finish 4-3 overall, 15th place

Sudden Impact 17 Storm (Mount Si junior Shelagh Macaulay)
2-5 finish netted them tie for 7th with team from northern California

Island Thunder 18 (Mount Si junior Robyn Schirmer)
Split Sunday matches to finish 3-5, 14th place

We have no idea about how many finishers qualified to move to other events, but if you are a KJ 18 or SIVC 17 fan (even though they finished 2-5 there), you should be pleased with the results.

Written by Rhett Workman

March 30, 2009 at 4:00 pm

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>Sunday scores

PLU vs Willamette, doubleheader
Game 1-PLU falls 14-2 to WIL
Game 2-PLU wins 3-2
Katie Shaw (PLU/Tolt Hill) DNP either game

CWU vs WWU, doubleheader
Game 1-WWU 10-9
Game 2-CWU 14-10
CWU: Kyleen Sweepe (North Bend (RS))

PLU @ George Fox
Game 1-PLU 2-1
Brandon Sales (PLU/Snoqualmie) 1-1
Top 2-Double, adv to third on Corey Moore groundout

Game 2-GFU 8-4
Sales 1-3, RBI
Top 2-Single, scored Ryan Aratani
Jake Handy (PLU/Fall City), Derek Aldrich (GFU/North Bend) DNP either game

Boise State women @ Mountainview Collegiate
Katie Somers (BSU/Issaquah/Mount Si ’08) DNP
BSU last among all teams, top golfer was tied for 76th overall

Today GFU and PLU wrap up their series in baseball, then we’re off until the weekend. How nice is that????

Written by Rhett Workman

March 30, 2009 at 1:00 pm

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>Volleyball board

>A lot of Mount Si presence at this weekend’s Pacific Northwest Qualifier girls youth club volleyball tournament in Spokane. Mixed results as well for the local teams. Full board below:

KJ 18 Baden (Miranda Pratt, Mount Si senior and ex-Cat junior Summer Nash)
4-2 in Friday and Saturday matches, faces Idaho team today

KJ 17 Baden (Asst Coach-Mount Si C team coach/varsity asst Callie Wesson)
1-5 in Friday and Saturday matches, only win yesterday against Edmonds team, play Alpine Attack from Portland area today

Sudden Impact 17 Storm (Mount Si junior Shelagh Macaulay)
2-5 in event, placing unknown
-Storm and KJ met Friday, with Storm winning 25-19, 27-25; matches best of three)

KJ 16 Baden (Mount Si soph’s Aubrey Larion, Baylee Sinner, Zoe Gogan)
4-2 Fri/Sat, on four game winning streak which includes win over Texas team in tight three-game match, play later today against Idaho or Oregon team

Island Thunder 18 (Robyn Schirmer, Mount Si junior)
2-4 Fri/Sat, plays Olympia team today

As the season wears on, and these teams – and others with local talent – continue to march around the country to regional and national events, some of them might face a team from the Houston/Galveston, TX, area that is generating some media buzz:

Out of the Galveston Daily News comes a feature story today about a new volleyball academy called the Absolute Volleyball Academy. According to the story, the academy formed out of a merger between two local volleyball clubs, and, says the story, “The merger has led to two club teams comprised of Houston-area girls who this season are knocking the knee pads off opponents all across the United States.” Ouch.

This is a club team that might be worth an eye for you local volleyball fans who pay even the remotest attention to how the national competition looks.

Written by Rhett Workman

March 29, 2009 at 4:31 pm

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>The Saturday scoreboard

>There’s snow out there this morning in the Valley, and it’s spring already. Wow. Anyway, it was a BUSY Saturday for local college athletes, as teams featuring over a dozen locals were in action, some with our Valleyites, others not.

There were a number of headliners. First, in women’s rowing, where North Bend’s Katie Woolsey (WWU) rowed with the varsity eight for the Vikings in the Daffodil Regatta yesterday, and that boat won the race there in a time of 7:29.10, beating U of Puget Sound’s boat by over a second. Nice start for a freshman who initially was expected to turn out for track in Bellingham this season.

Also, Fall City’s Karin and Amy Brevick were likely rowing for WSU yesterday as their women faced North Bend’s Chelsie Eddings and Gonzaga. WSU swept all five races in the meet, with Eddings not competing for the Zags and as for the Brevicks, no report on whether they rowed, but since both are seniors, it’s likely they did.

To track, where both Valleyites on Northwest University’s women’s team took top-10 finishes in events yesterday. Snoqualmie’s Chelsea Miller finished second in both the 100 and 200m, while North Bend’s Alisha Larion scored a fourth in the shot put to go along with an eighth in the discus.

Today features another battle of locals, as PLU baseball, with both Brandon Sales from Snoqualmie and Jake Handy from Fall City, taking on George Fox, and North Bend’s Derek Aldrich, in a doubleheader this afternoon in Newberg, OR. Yesterday’s games were rained out. Sales is the only one expected to see time, as both Handy and Aldrich have been used sparingly this season by their respective teams.

The full totals:
WWU women @ Daffodil Regatta, Lakewood (American Lake)
Katie Woolsey (WWU/North Bend): Rowed with 1st Varsity 8 boat, who won that
race, 7:29.10, beat Puget Sound by over a second

WWU schedule
4/4 @ NCRC Invite, Vancouver, WA
4/11 WWU Invite, Bellingham
4/18 @ NCRC Championships, Lake Stevens
5/2-3 @ WIRA Championships, Gold River, CA
5/16 @ NCAA D-II Regionals, Gold River, CA
5/29-31 @ NCAA Nationals, Camden, NJ

WSU women @ Gonzaga
WSU sweeps all races and wins meet
WSU-Karin & Amy Brevick, Fall City
GONZ-Chelsie Eddings, North Bend (DNP)

Charleston Southern over Presbyterian 3-2
Amy Trenkamp (CSU/North Bend) 1-3, triple, run, 2RBIs
Bot 3-Triple scored Brittany Giannini and Melissa Adams; scored on Megan Hall single

Idaho State @ BYU tournament
ISU @ Utah Valley, doubleheader
Game 1-ISU wins 8-2
Kandis Clesson (ISU/North Bend) CG, 6H, 2ER, 3K

Game 2-ISU falls to UVU 11-2
Clesson: 3 2/3 IP, 9ER, 7H

Central Wash vs Western Wash, doubleheader
CWU wins both games, 7-6, 6-4
CWU-Kyleen Sweepe (North Bend (RS))

PLU @ George Fox, doubleheader, ppd, rain
PLU-Brandon Sales (Snoqualmie), Jake Handy (Fall City)
GFU-Derek Aldrich (North Bend)

Northwest U women @ CNW Spring Break Invite
Chelsea Miller (NWU/Snoqualmie): Part of 4X100 relay team, won event, 53.82 sec
2nd in 100m, 13.16, .01 sec behind winner Alyssa Lout (Seattle U)
2nd in 200m, 27.21, .15 sec behind winner Elizabeth Wolf (SU)
Alisha Larion (NWU/Snoqualmie): 8th in discus, 25.16m
4th in shot put, 9.93m

SPU men
Jace Derwin (North Bend), competing in shot put and discus
2/15 @ UW meet, 24th in shot put
2/28 @ SPU meet, 9th in both shot put and discus

SPU track schedule rest of season
4/4 @ Joe Peyton Invite, Tacoma
4/9-11 @ UCLA Invite, Los Angeles
4/10 @ Ralph Vernaccia Team Classic, Bellingham
4/18 @ Spike Arlt Invite, Ellensburg and PLU Invite, Tacoma
4/20-21 @ GNAC Conference meet, Monmouth, OR
4/24 @ WWU meet, Bellingham
4/24-25 @ Oregon Relays, Eugene
5/1-2 @ GNAC outdoor championships, Monmouth, OR
5/9 @ Ken Foreman/Ken Shannon Invite, Seattle
5/21-23 @ NCAA outdoor championships, San Angelo, TX

Boise State women @ Mountainview Collegiate tournament, Tucson, AZ
Katie Somers (BSU/Issaquah/Mount Si ’08) DNP

Later, a rundown on youth volleyball……

Written by Rhett Workman

March 29, 2009 at 4:08 pm

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>Friday college scoreboard

>Not much on the docket yesterday at the college level. Headliner in Orem, UT, where North Bend’s Kandis Clesson (Idaho State) did it both with her arm and her bat in a 10-2 ISU win over North Dakota, who understandably might have been suffering from a lack of focus, what with all the flooding affecting their state, especially the large cities of Grand Forks and Fargo. Clesson threw four solid innings of relief, and also singled to score a run, then scored herself.

The rest of the totals:

ISU @ BYU tournament

Game 1-ISU 10, North Dakota 2
Kandis Clesson (ISU/North Bend) 4IP in relief, 3 H 1 ER, 1 BB, 2K; 1-2, run, RBI
Top 4-Single scored Brittany Olsin, adv to second on Krista Armstrong single, adv to third on Caitilin McGrath single, scored on UND wild pitch

Game 2-BYU 4, ISU 0
Clesson: 6IP, 8H, 3ER, 3K

Charleston Southern vs Presbyterian, doubleheader
Game 1-CSU wins 9-0
ATrenkamp (CSU/North Bend) 1-4
Bot 1-Single, adv to second on Gail Matsushima walk, adv to third on Jamie Wellons fielder’s choice

Game 2-CSU wins 4-0
Trenkamp 2-3, run
Bot 3-Single, scored from first on Megan Hall triple
Bot 5-Double, forced out at third trying to stretch it into triple (out RF/SS/3B, or 9-6-5 if you are scoring at home)

Trenkamp is hitting .286 with 13 RBI coming into today.

Update on today’s game
CSU 3 (T6)
Trenkamp – triple, 2RBIs

Final later on.

Also, we should mention SPU men’s soccer player Jace Derwin (North Bend) is now SPU track athlete Jace Derwin. He told us last night that he is competing on the track team, and we checked and that is correct, infact he has already competed in a couple of events this spring for the Falcons. Results from those events in our next scoreboard along with a schedule of his team’s remaining events.

Written by Rhett Workman

March 28, 2009 at 6:25 pm

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>Mount Si boys soccer vs. Bellevue

>Since there’s no soccer article planned for this upcoming week, let me give you the rundown on last night’s contest against Bellevue.

The Mount Si boys’ soccer team made it to 2-2 on the season, but it took a little more time than expected.

Doug Silvius scored the game’s lone goal in overtime, and Cody Tipton made several spectacular saves to help the Wildcats to a 1-0 league opening win over the Bellevue Wolverines last night at Mount Si.

“An overtime win is always good. When it’s early in the season like that, I love them,” said Mount Si coach Darren Brown. “Because what happens is, later on down the season, the boys know what it’s like to play in overtime and know what it’s like to win in overtime, and overtime’s all about heart.”

Silvius scored on a free kick from just outside the Bellevue penalty area in the 82nd minute, then the Wildcat defense held on the rest of the way to get the victory.

The game, especially in the second half, was very physical, with referees assessing several yellow cards to players from both teams. That said, officiating was excellent in the contest, calling things very tight and fair for both sides.

Mount Si faces MI Tuesday and Liberty Friday, with both games on the road. Game times are 7:30 p.m.
A quick note as well: After the game, one of the most bizarre things that I have seen in 7 1/2 years of covering sports for this newspaper happened. The Bellevue team did not have a bus to take them back to their school after the game – they all had to find alternate transportation or go home with their parents. Never before in my time doing this have I seen this, but you know, with the economy being what it is for districts, this may be one thing we may see much more of in coming months and years. As for this, we’ll follow up and see what was up there, and as to the overall issue of who should be responsible for school athletics transport, let’s discuss.

Written by Rhett Workman

March 28, 2009 at 5:57 pm

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