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Archive for September 2009

>Tuesday scoreboard

>A couple of items from the college board for you.

Volleyball is first on deck as Hope International got an 11 kill, one ace, six dig effort from Sine Schirmer (HIU/So/North Bend) but it was not enough as they fell to Point Loma Nazarene 25-16, 25-22, 25-14, to drop to 5-13 on the season.

Also, soccer, as Fairfield fell 1-0 to Princeton. As noted before, no Nikki Stanton (FAIR/Fr/North Bend) for Fairfield, as she is recovering from a summer knee injury. The lone goal was scored on a penalty kick by Princeton.

Women’s golf rounds it out as Boise State finished eighth at their tournament in Corvallis; as we reported earlier this week the Broncos did not use Katie Somers (BSU/So/Issaquah/Mount Si ’08) for action this week.


Written by Rhett Workman

September 30, 2009 at 2:00 pm

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>From the cooler….

>Interesting item out of Portland this afternoon. According to the Oregonian, school officials in the Rose City have forced out the head coach of Lincoln High School’s football team, and two of his assistants, over an incident which took place following a mixed martial arts event at the Rose Garden late last month. The decision was made following an investigation and review of the matter by the school district.

Two of the coaches, according to the story, were cited by police for disorderly conduct, but have since had that wiped off their record. The third was not charged with anything as a result of the incident.

The question for discussion here is whether its appropriate to get rid of these coaches in the middle of the season, or was the district right? You make the call.

Written by Rhett Workman

September 29, 2009 at 11:59 pm

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>The silly season in Washington high school sports is here…..

>What is better known as reclassification of Washington high schools for purposes of league alignment happens every two years, and we are in one of those years this fall. Numbers will come out in December, and we will know after that what schools Mount Si will be playing against next year.

While the Kingco may wait for the numbers, folks down in the Narrows League decided to not wait, admitting four Thurston County schools into the league for next school year, according to this story in the News Tribune.

As for Kingco, the rumor that we have heard is that the three schools – Skyline, Issaquah and Newport – which moved up to 4A on the last cycle may move back down to 3A. However, the way the reclassification works now is by percentage of schools in given class – 28% of all schools have to be in x class, another 28% in y, so on so forth. With these schools, Bellevue, and maybe now even Mount Si, on the bubble, it’s possible that there may be more 4As again in the league next year than 3As. Or the flip side of that.

But a wild card may develop as a result of something else that is mentioned in this story, and that is what happens to Mount Rainier HS in Des Moines, currently in the Seamount League. If the Rams get shifted to 4A, they would leave Seamount and join a 4A league, leaving the Seamount with a lot of small 3A schools, many of whom are 2As playing up in the 3A. This could, and we say this for speculation only, open a can of worms which could affect both Metro and Kingco. Like we say in the title, the “silly season”.

So we will continue to watch the developments, in the meantime, do your own brainstorming. Who would you like to see Mount Si play in the future from a league standpoint? Post in the comments.

Written by Rhett Workman

September 29, 2009 at 4:15 pm

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>Mount Si boys golf vs Issy, 9-28-09

>Mount Si’s boys golf team continued on its regular season run of success, beating the Issaquah Eagles yesterday.

Bradley Harrelson carded a medalist round of 32 on the par 36 Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course layout to help the Wildcats win 178-185 (lower score wins). Jack Kelly aided things with a 35 for Mount Si, while Bryce Karalus and Matt Prewett each fired 36s and Mitchell Gardunia shot a 37 to pace the Wildcat efforts. Issaquah was led by the 34 of Chris Batt, while Derek Wilson and Kevin Moon each shot 37 to pace the Eagles.

Mount Si’s depth is increasingly showing up in these matches – their top six (including those previously mentioned and Brandon Snyder) all have previous WJGA summer tournament experience. Issaquah also had quite a bit of that as well in Moon, Wilson, Ben Halter and Nick Brothers among others, so for Mount Si to be doing very well against this solid competition speaks volumes. Their depth will carry them a long, long way. There may not be a team in this state at the 3A level right now that’s deeper than this one. And this also makes coach Mike Johnston’s job easier, since guys can coach themselves and coach one another, they’re that good and knowledgable about the game.

Written by Rhett Workman

September 29, 2009 at 1:30 pm

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>College golf update

>Quick update this morning on the two local college golfers.

First, on the men’s side, and North Bend senior Kevin Englund, of PLU. The Lutes finished third as a team at the Linfield tournament over the weekend in McMinnville, OR. Englund carded rounds of 78 and 83 over two days to total 161, 17 over par, good for a tie for 15th. Rounds were Saturday and yesterday.

Meanwhile, today starts the Giustina tournament hosted by Oregon State in Corvallis. Boise State’s women (Katie Somers/So/Issaquah/Mount Si ’08) are there, but Somers is not competing once again this week, according to the school preview notes. Next chance for her to compete is Oct. 12-14, in a tournament in Las Cruces, NM.

Written by Rhett Workman

September 28, 2009 at 4:00 pm

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>Sad news from east of the mountains

>Tough morning for the folks in Spokane, specifically at Valley Christian High School, as one of their own, a football player, passed away overnight from injuries sustained in a game Friday night. Story here.

Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. This incident is the second time in several days where a player suffered a serious head injury during the course of a game; the first was last Wednesday during a C-team game up at Cedarcrest; a Red Wolves player had to be airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after suffering what was later determined to be a severe concussion as a result of a tackle during the game. He survived his injuries and was expected to be back in class today or tomorrow.

These incidents, especially in the light of the new Lystedt concussion law in Washington, will continue to be newsmakers as schools, coaches, doctors, parents and players adjust to the new law.


Written by Rhett Workman

September 28, 2009 at 2:39 pm

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>Mount Si XC at Bellevue Invite, 9-26-09

>Good Monday morning. We did the college stuff for yesterday’s games yesterday so we have high school cross country this morning. No room for this in our item we’ll have for next week – and yes, we will have an item on the team in next week’s paper, since they are running at home Wednesday – so we have it here.

This past Saturday, the Wildcat teams went to Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah to run the Bellevue Invite, competing against schools from all over Washington – and one from Oregon – including Bellevue, MI, Cedarcrest and Interlake.

The girls finished 19th overall, with 265 team points, led by the ninth place finish by Jesserah Helm in the junior varsity race. Helm, a senior, ran the course in a time of 22:10.84. Megan Past and Alex Rudd both finished 15th in their specific races; Past earned her spot in the varsity 3-4 race (21:04.26) and Rudd got hers in the varsity 1-2 (19:52.58).

The boys finished 22nd overall, with 332 team points. Richard Carmichael’s 23rd place finish in the varsity 7-8 (18:16.22) was the lead showing for Mount Si. Brett Duncan clocked a 25th place time of 18:19.57 in the junior varsity race. Ben Houldridge got 31st in the varsity 5-6 event with a time of 18:17.20.

Eisenhower won the girls team title, while the Wolverines scored the boys team crown. Cedarcrest finished second as a team in the girls event.

Their race on Wednesday is not the only event of the week, this weekend, they head to Yakima for the Sunfair Invite. Races are all day and with the construction on I-90 getting over there, it wouldn’t be too big of a surprise if they left Friday and spent the night over there.

Results from this past weekend are here.

Written by Rhett Workman

September 28, 2009 at 2:30 pm

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