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Archive for March 2009

>On this Friday…..

>A couple of things.

First, out of West Virginia, where a local school board there has enacted maybe the toughest high school sports transfer rule in the entire country, and one that falls along my line of thinking about how transfers should be handled. Thoughts?

Also, a busy weekend for collegians, starts today, so good luck to all of them.


Written by Rhett Workman

March 27, 2009 at 1:35 pm

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>Today’s scoreboard

>All softball today. Headliner is in Charleston, SC, where Charleston Southern’s Amy Trenkamp hit a triple to help lead her Bucs to a win in the first game of a doubleheader with Coastal Carolina. In that first game she also scored two runs and added an RBI. Here’s the full totals.

Central Washington @ NW Nazarene, doubleheader
CWU wins both games, 14-3 and 13-4
CWU-Kyleen Sweepe (North Bend (RS))

Charleston Southern vs Coastal Carolina, doubleheader
Game 1-CSU wins 5-2
Amy Trenkamp (CSU/North Bend) 1-2, 2 runs, RBI
Bot 1-Walk, stole second base, scored on Gail Matsushima triple
Bot 3-Triple, scored on Megan Hall single
Bot 4-Groundout scored Brittany Giannini

Game 2-CSU falls 4-3 to CCU
Trenkamp: 2-4
Bot 3-Single, adv to second on Hall groundout
Bot 4-Single, adv to second on Hall single

PLU @ Cal Lutheran, doubleheader
Cal Lutheran wins both games, 3-2 and 4-1
Katie Shaw (PLU/Tolt Hill) DNP

By the way, it appears this blog will be down during the afternoon tomorrow for a few minutes, so don’t be alarmed. Hopefully you’ll all either be at the Mount Si games or watching the NCAA hoops tournament on TV so this really will mean nothing to any of you.

We’ll see you all on Friday.

Written by Rhett Workman

March 26, 2009 at 1:10 am

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>Tuesday college scoreboard

>Our busiest Tuesday of the spring thus far, with several events taking place. Headliner is in McMinnville, Oregon, where PLU trackster Colin Alexander (North Bend) finished second in the 1500m at the Linfield decathlon meet, and that strong showing propelled him to an 11th place finish overall after the second and final day of competiton there.

Alexander’s individual event results:
20th in 110m hurdles, 20.65 sec
13th in discus, 26.91m/88-03
T-12 in pole vault, 3.35m/10-11.75
16th in javelin, 37.02m/121-05
2nd in 1500m, 4:46.02

Nice work Colin.

The rest of the scores:

Charleston Southern @ North Carolina State
NC State wins 9-0
Amy Trenkamp (CSU/North Bend) 1-2, single in 4th

Central Washington @ NW Nazarene, doubleheader
Game 1-CWU 9-1
Game 2-NNW 3-2
CWU: Kyleen Sweepe (RS), North Bend

Pacific Lutheran @ Redlands, doubleheader
Game 1-Redlands 9-0
Game 2-PLU 3-0
Katie Shaw (PLU/Tolt Hill) DNP

George Fox (Derek Aldrich/North Bend) vs Corban, ppd, scheduling conflicts (School website reports they postponed this game to make room for a possible doubleheader today with conference rival Willamette which was previously rained out.)

As we just noted there, today’s going to be busy as well, and then we take the day off tomorrow then crank it back up on Friday for more action.

A note by the way. Friday, the Idaho State softball game (Kandis Clesson/North Bend) @ BYU will be available on graphics-based CSTV Gametracker webcast, visit, click on “Softball” and click on “Schedule” for more information. Game is supposed to start at 3:00 pm. Guess here is that Clesson will pitch in this game.

Written by Rhett Workman

March 25, 2009 at 1:30 pm

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>Monday scoreboard

>A couple of events yesterday, the headliner was in McMinnville, Oregon, where North Bend’s Colin Alexander competed for PLU’s men’s track team in a meet hosted by Linfield. It was a decathlon, and Alexander finished 10th overall, led by a second place finish (51.64 sec) in the 400m. He took eighth in the long jump, tied for 13th in the high jump, 14th in the 100m, and 17th in the shot put. Full results:

Alexander’s individual event results (according to Linfield website):
14th in 100m, 12.45 sec
8th in long jump, 6.23m/20-05.25
17th in shot put, 8.63m/28.03-75
T-13th in high jump, 1.60m/5-03.00
2nd in 400m, 51.64 sec

Also, PLU’s softball team was swept in a doubleheader by California’s Whitter College yesterday, 4-1 and 4-3. No Katie Shaw (PLU/Tolt Hill) in the games for the Lutes.

From the fields of play to the courtroom:

Hopefully, the ISJ won’t take this down later like they did before, but the jist of this is that ex-Idaho State softball coach Larry Stocking pleaded not guilty to a charge of felony grand theft in an arraignment before district court Judge Stephen Dunn yesterday, and had his trial set for May 19. Stocking is alleged to have misused some $26,000 of softball program cash. There is an interesting nugget in this story though, so if the link still works later on, read and discuss.

A quick note incase you are asking yourself “Hey, wait a minute, hasn’t he already been arraigned?” Well, yes, but in Idaho there are two stages to criminal offenses, the first is magistrate court, then the district courts. He has already completed the magistrate phase.

A good read to understand how their court system works is: It’s a 27 page read, the criminal courts part starts on page 16.

Also, for the water cooler, read and discuss

Huge student walkout in Connecticut showing support for a high school sports coach who is in danger of losing his coaching gigs. The students were suspended from school, and now some of their parents plan to protest the discipline.

Out of the Twin Cities comes a story, part of a series of stories in the St. Paul Pioneer Press, about the effect of the economy and competition on youth and high school sports in Minnesota.

Written by Rhett Workman

March 24, 2009 at 2:00 pm

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>In the news……

>Some interesting news today.

This from Des Moines, Iowa, where a radio station DJ looks like he may be in a little trouble after some rather choice words slipped out on air during what was supposed to be a commercial break. Over what? Credentials to a high school state tournament. (Parents: the quotes in question as noted in the story are a little colorful, so you may not want your kids looking at this link…..)

A state tournament basketball game in Illinois gets enveloped in a bit of a controversy, over uniforms on one of the teams. Read the thing for yourself and comment on whether there should even be uniform regs in the first place……

Also today, another hearing in the matter of State of Idaho v. Stocking, that being the criminal case against ex-Idaho State (Kandis Clesson/North Bend) softball coach Larry Stocking, an item we have been following here on the blog. Nothing yet, but we’ll be sure to let you know what happened today…..

Written by Rhett Workman

March 23, 2009 at 11:00 pm

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>Sunday volleyball results

>Our first weekend of youth volleyball coverage is done, with mixed results for local players. Here’s the wrapup.

KJ 18 Baden (Mount Si senior Miranda Pratt and ex-Cat junior Summer Nash)
At Anaheim, wrapped up tournament with two wins yesterday, finished event in 17th place

KJ 17 Baden (Mount Si C-team coach Callie Wesson is asst coach with team)
At Anaheim, finished tournament with loss to Tacoma team, finished 19th

NWJ 16 Storm (Mount Si soph Paige Dahlberg)
At PNW tournament in Spokane, finished event with loss to Portland team, finished 43rd

SIVBC 17 Storm (Mount Si junior Shelagh Macaulay)
At Denver tournament, Storm beats teams from suburban Denver and Washington, D.C. to take 33rd place

Everyone flew back last night or this morning, and they will be back on the road this weekend, with most of them going to Spokane for the second weekend of the PNW event.

By the way, a quick link to pay attention to, for all your volleyball news and info about MSHS volleyball, go to This is the official team site for the Wildcat volleyball program.

Written by Rhett Workman

March 23, 2009 at 3:30 pm

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>Sunday scoreboard

>Busy Sunday for local collegians. The headliner is in Moraga, CA, where North Bend’s Kandis Clesson was quite the busy young lady pitching two games yesterday for her Idaho State softball team at the St. Mary’s College tournament. She did well in both, giving up just three earned runs in a Bengals loss to Canisius 4-3, then in the nightcap, she fired a two hitter to help ISU beat the host team St. Mary’s 3-1. The school writeup notes that she had a no-hitter going in this one for 5 2/3 innings. Nice.

The week stays busy as spring break events continue for schools, primarily PLU. Keep it here and we’ll keep you up to date.

The board:

PLU vs Willamette, doubleheader
Game 1-PLU wins 7-6
Brandon Sales (PLU/Snoqualmie) 2-4, run, RBI
Bot 5-Single, scored Jordan Post, adv to second on double play (3B/C/1B), adv to third on wild pitch
Bot 7-Single, scored on Sammy Davis double to end game

Game 2-PLU wins 2-0
Sales 1-1, run, RBI
Bot 2-Walk, stole second base, scored on Matt Akridge single
Bot 4-Single, scored Post

Jake Handy (PLU/Fall City) DNP either game

George Fox vs CSU-East Bay
Saturday doubleheader
Game 1-GFU wins 9-8
Derek Aldrich (GFU/North Bend) DNP
Game 2-GFU falls 8-6 to CSUEB
Aldrich DNP
Sunday-GFU wins 11-10
Aldrich DNP

Idaho State @ St. Mary’s tournament
Game 1-ISU falls to Canisius 4-3
Kandis Clesson (ISU/North Bend) 6IP, 3ER, 2K, gave up winning run in bottom of 7th inning
Game 2-ISU wins over St. Mary’s 3-1
Clesson CG, 2H, 0ER, 3 Ks, had a no-hitter for 5 2/3 IP

CWU (Kyleen Sweepe/North Bend (RS)) vs MSU Billings
Game 1-CSU falls 3-1 to MSUB
Game 2-CSU wins 3-2

Gonzaga women vs Oregon State
Chelsie Eddings (GU/North Bend) DNP

Written by Rhett Workman

March 23, 2009 at 2:30 pm

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