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>Mounsey and Baysinger tear up the slopes at Mission Ridge

>One last thing we have for you from the weekend and it is on the slopes, where the Valley’s two young skiing stars took to the hill in one of their final races of the year.

And it was a great weekend for both Linnea Baysinger, of North Bend, and Anna Mounsey, of Snoqualmie, as the two of them did very well in the USSSA races, held at Mission Ridge ski area outside of Wenatchee.

The highlight of the weekend was on Sunday, when Mounsey took home the slalom title in the event (1:32.59). But all was not lost for Baysinger, as she took top-five finishes in the other two events: a super-G held last Friday, and a giant slalom held last Saturday. But Mounsey, too, had top fives in both of those races as well, so as we stated before, a great weekend for both young ladies. We’ll try to get you some photos from the weekend and have those for you later.

Here’s the board.

USSSA/PNSA Race @ Mission Ridge-J3

Baysinger T-5th, 1:06.34, tied w/Makenzie Norwill
Mounsey 7th, 1:07.07

Giant Slalom
Baysinger 2nd, 2:15.07
Splits-1:08.76 (1)/1:06.31 (2)
Mounsey 4th, 2:18.39
Splits-1:10.87 (1)/1:07.52 (2)

Baysinger DNP
Mounsey wins, 1:32.59
Splits-43.58 (1)/49.01(2)


Written by Rhett Workman

March 31, 2010 at 1:00 pm

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>Here’s the board…..


CWU softball @ Tournament of Champions, Turlock, CA
CWU over Notre Dame de Namur 11-0
Kyleen Sweepe (CWU/RFr/North Bend) DNP

CWU over CSU Monterey Bay 5-0
Sweepe 0-0, played CF late in contest

CWU over CSU East Bay 11-5
Sweepe 0-0, pinch ran and scored run in 7th on Keilani Cruz HR

Idaho State @ Oregon
Game 1-ISU falls 19-0
Kandis Clesson (ISU/Jr/North Bend) 3IP, 8ER, 9H, 0K
Game 2-ISU falls 13-0
Clesson 1IP, 12ER, 10H, 0K

Boise State women @ Mountain View Collegiate
BSU 18th after Friday round
Katie Somers (BSU/So/Issaquah/Mount Si ’08) +26 (86-84=170)

MO Western vs NW Missouri State
Game 1-MOW wins 11-5
Ian Atkinson (MOW/Jr/North Bend) 3-3, 2 runs
Bot 1-Single, adv to second on Bill Waldman groundout to P, did not score
Bot 3-Walk, out at second on Waldman FC
Bot 5-Single, adv to second on WP, scored on Waldman double
Bot 6-Bunt single, adv to second on Waldman FC, adv to third on Dillon Powell
single, scored on Isaac Rome single

Game 2-MOW wins 2-0
Atkinson 2-4
Bot 3-Single, adv to second on WP, did not score
Bot 5-Bunt single, adv to second on Waldman DP, did not score


Idaho State @ Oregon State
Game 1-ISU falls 8-0
Kandis Clesson (ISU/Jr/North Bend) 4 2/3IP, 8ER, 4K
Game 2-ISU falls 12-2
Clesson 3/2/3IP, 7ER, 5BB

CWU softball @ Tournament of Champions, Turlock, CA
CWU falls to UCSD 1-0
Kyleen Sweepe (CWU/RFr/North Bend) 0-0, played CF late in contest

CWU falls to CSUSB 10-4
Sweepe DNP

SPU women @ Stanford Invite
Womens 1500m
Jane Larson (SPU/Sr/Fall City) wins her section, 4:23.05

SPU men, Northwest women @ CNW Spring Break Open, Shoreline
Womens 200m
Chelsea Miller (NWU/Jr/Snoqualmie) 5th, 26.62 sec

Women’s 4×400 relay
Northwest (Miller) 2nd, 4:19.91

Men’s Javelin
Jace Derwin (SPU/Jr/North Bend) 4th, 50.40m

Boise State women @ Mountain View Collegiate, Tucson, AZ
BSU finishes 18th overall, 964 (+100)
Katie Somers (BSU/So/Issaquah/Mount Si ’08) fired 81, finished +35 (251)

PLU men @ Tacoma Invite
Kevin Englund (PLU/Sr/North Bend) round of 80

WWU women @ Daffodil Regatta, Tacoma
WWU varsity 8 (Katie Woolsey/So/North Bend) 1st in varsity 8 race, 6:57.01
WWU novice 8 (Marya Nash/Jr/North Bend) wins novice 8 race, 7:08.43

PLU men @ Peyton Invite, Tacoma
Men’s Hammer
Ryan Ransavage (PLU/Fr/North Bend) Wins event, 146’9″, 44.72m

Men’s Discus
Ransavage 4th, 120’11”, 36.87m

Men’s Shot Put
Ransavage 3rd, 42’8″, 13.00m
Colin Alexander (PLU/So/North Bend) 8th, 29’5.5″, 8.98m

Men’s High Jump
Alexander T-2nd, 5’4.5″, 1.64m (tied with PLU teammate Taylor Astel)

Men’s 400m
Alexander wins, 51.43 sec

George Fox vs Whitman
Game 1-GFU wins 21-3
Derek Aldrich (GFU/Jr/North Bend) 1-3, run
Bot 8-Singled, adv to second on fielding error by WHIT 2B on Jay Kirchhofer ground ball, adv
to third on Sam Stahl single, scored on John Mountz HBP with bases loaded

Game 2-GFU wins 23-2
Aldrich 1-3
Bot 5-Singled, adv to second on Curtin single, adv to third on Kirchhofer flyout, did not score


MO Western vs NW MO State
Game 1-MOW falls 11-8
Ian Atkinson (MOW/Jr/North Bend) 0-3, run
Bot 3-Walked, adv to second on Danny Conners single, adv to third on Dillon Powell DP, did not score
Bot 6-Hit by pitch, adv to second on on Conners walk, adv to third on Powell walk, scored on Isaac Rome single

Game 2-MOW wins 9-7 (10)
Atkinson 3-5, 4 RBI
Bot 2-Single scored Nate Jones, did not adv beyond first base
Bot 6-Single scored Jason Solma and Jones, adv to second on WP, did not score
Bot 8-Single scored Solma; in attempt to extend to second Atkinson was thrown out there 9-6 (RF/SS)

George Fox over Whitman 13-4
Derek Aldrich (GFU/Jr/North Bend) DNP

CWU softball @ Tournament of Champions, Turlock, CA
CWU over Chico State 4-2
Kyleen Sweepe (CWU/RFr/North Bend) 0-1

CWU over Hawaii Pacific 3-0
Sweepe: First college start (RF), 0-3

CWU falls in title game to Sonoma State 11-1
CWU finishes runner-up
Sweepe: Started in RF, 0-2

PLU men @ Tacoma Invite
Kevin Englund (PLU/Sr/North Bend) fires 82, total 162, +18 for tournament, last among PLU golfers, PLU as team finished third, 611 (+35)

Written by Rhett Workman

March 31, 2010 at 1:04 am

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>Now the college stuff from this past weekend….

>…and there’s a ton of it, so we’ll run the full board in a separate post. Some highlights (and lowlights):

-Kyleen Sweepe, a redshirt freshman outfielder for Central Washington’s softball team from North Bend, made her first-ever college starts on Sunday, as she started in right for the Wildcats against both Hawaii Pacific and Sonoma State in the playoffs at the Tournament of Champions, a big college tournament in Turlock, CA. CWU split the pair, beating HPU but falling to Sonoma to finish runner up in the tournament. Sweepe went a combined 0-5 in the two games.

-It was a tale of extremes in Oregon for two teams with local players. George Fox’s baseball team (Derek Aldrich/Jr/North Bend) trashed league rival Whitman in a three-game series over the weekend, outscoring the Missionaries a combined 57-9 in the three games in Newberg; meanwhile, down Highway 99 in both Corvallis and Eugene, Idaho State’s softball team made their way through the Oregon schools over the weekend. It was not a fun time for North Bend’s finest, ISU jr. P Kandis Clesson, and her teammates, as the Bengals were whacked by both the Ducks and Beavers to the tune of 52-2 over the four games. Ouch. And as if that weren’t enough, their games tomorrow with the U. of Great Falls were postponed until next week because of bad weather.

-Missouri Western State baseball is getting good production from a transfer infielder from North Bend. Junior Ian Atkinson, who rolled into that program off a stellar two years in Spokane at the CC there, had a pair of big games over the weekend – a 3-3, two run scored effort in a 11-5 Griffon win over NW Missouri State last Friday, then last Sunday, he went 3-5 and drove in 4 RBIs in a 9-7 10 inning win for MO Western against that same NW Missouri squad.

– On the water, a couple of winning boats for Western Washington women’s rowing with local names aboard: sophomore Katie Woolsey (North Bend, varsity 8) and junior Marya Nash (North Bend, novice 8) both helped their respective boats to wins in the Daffodil Regatta in Pierce County over the weekend.

-And some winners on the track as well – Fall City’s Jane Larson (SPU senior) won her division in the women’s 1500m down at the Stanford Invite, and both Ryan Ransavage (PLU/Fr/North Bend, men’s hammer) and Colin Alexander (PLU/So/North Bend, men’s 400m) won events at the Peyton Invite in Tacoma.

The board is on its way….

Written by Rhett Workman

March 31, 2010 at 12:48 am

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>Another rainout…..

>For your information, everyone, today’s makeup from yesterday’s rainout for Mount Si baseball has too been washed out, game rescheduled for Thursday. Tomorrow the Wildcats host Juanita at 4:00 p.m.

Written by Rhett Workman

March 30, 2010 at 9:42 pm

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>1,000 posts and counting, dateline Spokane…….

>Our 1,000th post is the beginning of getting caught up after our weekend computer trouble. We head to Spokane for this one, where over the weekend, the big Pacific Northwest Qualifier volleyball tournament was held, and it was a mixed bag for the several teams with Mount Si athletes. We’ll give you a team-by-team rundown of what happened.

18 Open
KJ 18s (Aubrey Larion, MSHS jr., and former MSHS player Summer Nash) finished ninth in the event, with a 3-4 match record. Their three wins came against teams from Hawaii and Oregon, but they fell to teams from Texas, California and Colorado.

SIVBC 18s (Shelagh Macaluay, MSHS sr.) took 17th after also getting a 3-4 record. Their three wins came in a string midway through the event, with one being over ITVC (Robyn Schirmer, MSHS sr.). ITVC 18s, for their part, took 20th after a 2-6 record. In that head-to-head match between the two teams, SIVBC won the contest in two games, 25-19, 27-25. ITVC’s wins came against teams from Seattle and Oregon.

17 Open
KJ 17s (Amanda Gates, MSHS jr.) started out well enough, with two straight wins, but lost their last five matches to finish 2-5. Likely no excuses from this group, but one would have to admit their slate of games was tough, with most of the losses coming against good teams from California. They did, however, end up seventh, so they still had a nice showing nonetheless.

WVBA 17s (Zoe Gogan, MSHS jr.) took 11th after a 3-4 record which would have been way better if it weren’t for an 0-2 record in three-game matches (one to ITVC 17s, and another to a team from Colorado).

17 Club
NWJ Elite (Molly Hitch, Baylee Sinner, Erika Clark, all MSHS jrs.) had the best record of the teams with Wildcat entrants in the event, 4-3. This earned them a ninth place finish. Their strength came early in the tournament, with a three-match win streak which catapulted them into the gold bracket, where they fell in their first round contest.

Where the Elite were doing good, it was completely the opposite result for the NWJ Thunder (Stephanie Rehm, MSHS jr.), who did not win a single match in the tournament, and if you look at their scores on the tournament website, you’ll see that none of them were really close, either. A very difficult time for those ladies; hopefully they can bounce back and do better as the season winds on.

16 Open
SIVBC 16s (Sarah McDonald, MSHS so.) struggled to a 2-5 match record and finished 27th. SIVBC beat teams from Idaho and Oregon.

We don’t know if any of these results earned the teams berths into the nationals, but if any of them did, please let us know by emailing us at

We’ll try to catch up on the college stuff today or tomorrow.

Written by Rhett Workman

March 30, 2010 at 1:45 pm

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>BREAKING NEWS: Baseball, tennis and soccer….

>We have a couple of breaking items this afternoon before we get a chance to get to the stuff we missed from this past weekend due to our computer problems.

-Baseball today against Liberty has been rained out and is rescheduled for tomorrow @ 4:00 p.m. weather permitting. Tennis as well has been washed out and is rescheduled for Wednesday. Second time their meet with Bellevue has been postponed due to Mother Nature; their originally scheduled contest last Thursday was also rained out.

-News today from Wildcat boys’ soccer. Senior D/GK Sam Evans has made his college choice. Evans turned down three offers from D-I schools (Colorado, Colorado State and Gonzaga) and instead has signed with D-II Chico State, down in Chico, CA. Evans becomes the second Mount Si senior athlete in the last several days to announce their college choice; girls’ cross country star Alex Rudd last week chose Southern Oregon, also a D-II school, for her college education this fall and will run with their XC team. More on this in an upcoming issue of your Valley Record.

Written by Rhett Workman

March 29, 2010 at 8:38 pm

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>From Friday…..

>First, apologies for no coverage throughout the weekend. We had a computer problem which prevented us from getting any info to you, but there is a ton of it from the weekend and we will try and get that all to you over the next couple of days or so. In the meantime, a couple of scores for Mount Si from Friday night…..

-Soccer won 2-0 at Bellevue, for their first league win, and
-Baseball got a big one at Liberty. 15-6 the final and we have video proof right now, thanks again to Steve Helm, Wildcat parent, for these clips.

This last one is of Mount Si P Cooper Helm making a nice play on a ground ball back to him; he throws to first for the “1-3” putout on Liberty. 1-3 is how that would be scored at home, with 1 being the pitcher and 3 being the first baseman. For more info on how to score at home, email us at

Again, we’ll get caught up on a busy last three days for you over the next couple of days since there is a ton of stuff to catch up on.

Written by Rhett Workman

March 28, 2010 at 11:18 pm

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