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Archive for May 2009


>We’ll have more on this in the Valley Record, since we will be doing this in print, maybe next week’s issue, but we wanted to give you the very good news first here on the blog.

North Bend freshman Katie Woolsey’s remarkable run of success in rowing this spring came to a sparkling conclusion just about 35 minutes ago (7:10am when we wrote this) as she helped her Western Washington women’s rowing team to a victory in the eights final of the D-II women’s national championships in Cherry Hill, NJ, with a time of 6:52.60. Western got it appears a bit of a slow start, but blasted past initial leader Mercyhurst (PA) between the 500m and 1000m marks to take the lead, then held it with consistency the rest of the way.

Comments and more in the Valley Record.


Written by Rhett Workman

May 31, 2009 at 2:09 pm

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>A nice one for 400 posts….

>We told you briefly yesterday the Valley is home to state champions, now the Valley may be on the verge of being home to a national champion.

North Bend’s Katie Woolsey, rowing for Western Washington, helped her Viking varsity women’s eight boat blast their way into the finals of the NCAA D-II women’s rowing championships on Sunday. Western won their qualfiying heat today by over 20 seconds over Dowling (NY) and Nova Southeastern (FL) at the championships, being held in New Jersey.

This will be a big story to watch. Good luck to Katie and crew in New Jersey.

Written by Rhett Workman

May 29, 2009 at 11:10 pm

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>As we noted already, won’t get into the nitty gritty here because we want you to see it in print next week, bu the fact is WE WANT YOU TO PICK UP A COPY, BECAUSE………


Congrats to them from both this blog and the Valley Record and we’ll have more in next week’s paper and online, which you can connect to through our links section at right.

Written by Rhett Workman

May 29, 2009 at 11:36 am

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>Baseball week

>It’s been a busy week for local club baseball teams as they get their seasons started.

First, big win for Toyota U18s last night. The team with a half-dozen Mount Si players or coaches rallied for a 5-4 win over Honda of Bellevue in 10 innings at Eastlake HS. One of those Wildcats proved to be key, according to their website game report, as Tim Proudfoot scored the tying run from first with one out in the seventh on a Kelby McCorkle double. A single in the 10th with a man on second base proved to be the game winner for TOB. Others on TOB include players Taylor Campbell, Dustin Breshears, Danny Cavanaugh, Rossco Castagno and coach Chaz Carr.

Also, Chaffey U18 continues on a roll, having won two games this week by the combined count of 15-3 over teams from Kent and Seattle. Frank Tassara, Mount Si pitcher, plays for this team.

Written by Rhett Workman

May 29, 2009 at 11:28 am

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>Golf update

>For those interested, we are unable to really get into the nitty gritty since we have to save it for print, but suffice it to say, Mount Si’s boys golf team held its own today in round one of the state 3A boys golf tournament in Kennewick. So if the guys improve a little bit tomorrow, maybe a big headliner in next week’s paper. We shall see.

Written by Rhett Workman

May 28, 2009 at 12:42 am

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>A postscript on the Emerald City Classic

>We have placings now for all five teams we were following with Mount Si connections at this past weekend’s ECC volleyball tournament in Seattle.

As we reported already, KJ 18’s, with ex-Cats Miranda Pratt and Summer Nash, took runner-up in the 18 Open division, but a couple of other teams had very impressive finishes. KJ’s 17’s won the 18 Club division, and on their coaching staff is Mount Si “C” team coach Callie Wesson. SIVC’s 17 Storm, with Mount Si senior-to-be Shelagh Macaulay, grabbed a share of fifth in the 18 Open division, and this is after they struggled a bit in the pool rounds. Nice job Sudden Impact. ITVC 18’s with Mount Si senior-to-be Robyn Schirmer struggled mightily and finished tied for 29th in the 18 Open division. KJ’s 16’s, with the Mount Si threesome of Aubrey Larion, Baylee Sinner and Zoe Gogan took a share of ninth in the 16 Open division.

Nice work all of you young ladies. Even the ITVC crew; although they struggled, they gave their best efforts.. You have a lot to be proud of, all of you.

Written by Rhett Workman

May 28, 2009 at 12:35 am

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>Monday board

>Volleyball again leading things off today as all of you come back from the holiday break.

The Emerald City Classic is over, and while the final placings have yet to be announced, we can tell you that KJ 18 Baden, with ex-Mount Si players Miranda Pratt and Summer Nash, took second in the 18 Open tournament after a loss to UPVBC in the final game. The third and deciding set went 18-16 in favor of the team from University Place in Pierce County. The loss was the only one by KJ in the entire tournament. KJ is getting hot at the right time, as nationals are just a few weeks away, and we will be sure to cover that for you here.

Also, Shelagh Macaulay’s (Mount Si sr.) SIVC Storm made the 18 Open Gold bracket, as a #5 seed after winning their crossover game early yesterday, but their time there was short-lived as they fell in their first-round match.

An interesting note-KJ’s team reffed the SIVC match; with the SIVC loss, they reffed the KJ match which took place right afterward. Don’t know how that works in the club scene, but one thing’s for certain and that is Pratt and Macaulay got to spend a few final moments together on a volleyball floor before Pratt graduates and heads to Idaho in the fall.

In 18 Club action, KJ’s 17’s team (coach Callie Wesson, Mount Si ass’t) made the finals of the Gold bracket, and were scheduled to face off with the same Bonney Lake team which beat KJ on Sunday to hand them their only loss of the event thus far. No results yet, we’ll update later.

1n 16 Open action, KJ’s 16’s won their crossover match in a nail-biter over WVBA to earn the #10 seed in the Gold bracket, but fell in their first round match.

Still no results from the NW Juniors tournament, hopefully an update later as well.

Baseball, too, and the Toyota team with Mount Si players Tim Proudfoot, Rossco Castagno, Dustin Breshears, Danny Cavanaugh and Taylor Campbell and coach Chaz Carr, had a busy weekend, going 3-3. Their three wins came in Port Angeles over the weekend, as they took three of four from Port Angeles’ Wilder team. Toyota came back to Seattle yesterday and was swept in a doubleheader by Chaffey, who has Mount Si’s Frank Tassara this year on their pitching staff. Tassara infact, according to their website, pitched the first three innings of the first game yesterday against Toyota. Chaffey with those two wins on top of two from Sunday over Auburn has a 4-0 start to the season. We’ll be sure to keep an eye on Chaffey for you as well.

Maybe sometime this week, a commentary about the Wildcat softball program that may be the most difficult piece of writing that I may have ever done regarding a Mount Si sports team. Because sometimes the truth hurts, and in this case, it does, deeply.

Written by Rhett Workman

May 26, 2009 at 1:30 pm

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