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Archive for April 2010

>You softball people will love this….

>Great story about a classic high school game in North Carolina, a classic in more ways than one. Find here. It’s quite the wonderful read, so enjoy.

Written by Rhett Workman

April 30, 2010 at 11:21 pm

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>Video from Wednesday’s Mount Si win over Juanita on baseball field

>Time now for more video from Wildcat baseball, again courtesy of Steve Helm, who we thank as always for providing us this for your viewing pleasure.

And to top it off, Helm with his last of 8 K’s in the two-hit, complete game shutout. If you look up Steve’s Youtube page (search Mount Si baseball, and look for videos by “mrstevehelm” you’ll see all 8 of them plus other great stuff featuring Cooper.

Enjoy on your lunch break, everyone, and we will see you at the field later this afternoon.

Written by Rhett Workman

April 30, 2010 at 5:07 pm

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>On the plate this Friday…..

>Don’t forget there’s a ton of action today at Mount Si, so let’s quickly preview everything for you:

Wildcat baseball vs. Interlake, 4:30 (FREE admission) – Mount Si has won three straight games dating back to last Saturday, and considering Wildcats walloped Saints twice earlier this season, this should be winnable today. Look for Mount Si #2 starter Josh Kimborowicz to get the call today; “Kimbo” is among tops in Kingco among pitchers.

Wildcat softball vs. MI, 4:30 (FREE admission) – Mount Si beat Islanders 18-0 earlier this season, and this has been an opponent which in past seasons coach Larry White has used a lot of JV players against in order to get them experience. Hard to tell if that will be the case today; it wasn’t in the previous game since JV had a scheduled game as well that day. Look for as much substituting as is possible for White, as he will try to keep it respectable against perennial cellar-dweller in Kingco.

Wildcat soccer vs. Sammamish, 7:30 ($6 adults, youths with team jerseys on get in free with paying adult) – Mount Si and Sammamish in battle for what could end up being the league title provided there is a winner tonight and that team then wins out the rest of their games. Mount Si won 4-0 Tuesday at Liberty behind Dyson Fowler pair. Watch D Sam Evans. Evans has played well as of late, and scored in win against Patriots. If defense does their job and creates good transition play, this could be a good night for Mount Si, with senior offensive attack led by Fowler and Doug Silvius. Crowd could be a big factor, too, as coach Darren Brown and team boosters have heavily advertised this game throughout the school and community.

Weather should be nice, and concessions should be open after 5:30 or so, so come on out and support your local young athletes after work.

Written by Rhett Workman

April 30, 2010 at 4:43 pm

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>Mount Si track rolls into Redmond to meet Mustangs

>EDITOR’S NOTE: No track in print next week, so we have for you here.

Mount Si’s track teams tuned up for the big Shelton invitiational this weekend with a tough test yesterday at Redmond.

Wildcat boys fared best in throwing events, as is usually the custom for Mount Si. Senior Dylan Woll won both the shot put (47’2″) and discus (133’7″) as Mount Si dominated those events. The top eight finishers in the shot put were Wildcats, and the top twelve placers in discus were Wildcats. This list included Brian Copeland, Kasey Channita, Cameron Hilsmann, Kolton Auxier, Jordyn Buyers, Doc Derwin, and Tino Paophavihanh. Mount Si also had a top-six sweep in the javelin, led by Bradly Stevens’ victory (144’1″). Buyers, Derwin and A.J. Brevick also were part of this dominant performance.

Shelby Williams had a pair of wins as well – in the 100m (10.9 sec) and as part of the Wildcat 4×100 relay (45.7). Evan Ellington won the long jump (18’1.25″) and Nick Beck took the triple jump (37′.9.25″). Joe Farmer rounded things out with a win in the high jump (5’8″).

Throwing events were also the strongest suit for the girls, as Corina Linder’s win in the discus (94’11”) was the highlight. Linder, a senior, has been out the last few weeks after injuring her ankle, and this meet was her first since the injury. Molly Meyers, who took second in that event, won the shot put (35′ 7.5″) and was part of a top five sweep in the javelin by the Wildcats, led by Kelly Besmer’s winning effort of 116′. Others in that group included Emily Ferree, Leslie Stevens and Aubrey Larion.

Hannah Hasbun led the sprinting efforts with a win in the 200m (26.2 sec) while Lindsay Kirby rolled in the 400m to a win (1:03.7). Alex Rudd took the 3200m (11:54.1) and Georgia Reynolds won the pole vault (11’3″). Rounding out the winners for Mount Si was Stevens in the triple jump (33’0.5″). Ashley Jackson as well carded a win in the 300m hurdles (50.3 sec.).

Mount Si travels to Shelton this weekend for the Shelton Invite.

Written by Rhett Workman

April 30, 2010 at 4:41 pm

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>Wildcat baseball braves rain and speeds past Juanita

>EDITOR’S NOTE: We will not be featuring the baseball in print next week, so we run this here for you.

Mount Si’s baseball team has been on a roll lately, starting off with their win last Saturday at Safeco Field. It appeared, though, that yesterday’s game with Juanita was going to get rained out, as a huge shower drenched the field just before game time. But the rain left just in time, and the skies cleared enough to allow a Mount Si junior to go to work and make quick work of the Rebels.

Cooper Helm fired a complete game two-hit shutout, striking out eight, as the Wildcats dispatched the Rebels 4-0 to take two of three from Juanita, the team which beat Mount Si in round one of last year’s Kingco Tournament ending the Wildcats’ season. And Helm was quick, too: the game only lasted an hour and 20 minutes.

Wildcat coach Chaz Carr praised Helm. “That’s the kind of pitcher he is,” Carr said. “He gets in a rhythm and he throws a lot of strikes.”

Mount Si scored twice in the bottom of the third. Dustin Breshears doubled, then scored as the result of a throwing error on Juanita’s catcher on a ground ball hit by Rossco Castagno. Castagno reached second on the error, then after a wild pitch which allowed him to get to third base, the senior scored on a groundout by Matt Bankston.

The Wildcats got lucky for their third run. In the fourth, Robb Lane singled, then later reached second base. The Mount Si junior got himself in a rundown between second and third, but the rundown was blown by the Rebels’ shortstop, and Lane reached third. Ryan Atkinson singled to score Lane, and the inning could have been much bigger, but Castagno grounded into a double play to end the inning.

A two-out single in the sixth by Breshears scored Max Brown for the final Wildcat run of the game. From there, Helm took care of the rest, and got the job done. The junior was concentrating on one key element. “I really just focused on throwing first pitch strikes and staying ahead in counts, getting my offspeed (pitch) over the plate,” Helm said.

With games remaining against league cellar-dwellers Interlake and Sammamish, the Wildcats are expected to win the remainder of their games and finish 14-4 in league, 16-4 overall. But Carr isn’t taking anything lightly. “We’ve got to finish up strong,” Carr said. “In this league nobody’s a gimme so we’ve got to come to play and end on a high note.”

Mount Si plays the Saints tomorrow at 4:30.

Written by Rhett Workman

April 29, 2010 at 11:45 pm

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>More on the lacrosse item from earlier…..

>We got a request from a reader who wanted to know more about the team, so we mentioned the article in the comments of that post. However, for those who haven’t seen that thread, and haven’t seen our recent print story on the team, we link it here for you so you can get more info about the team.

Written by Rhett Workman

April 29, 2010 at 7:35 pm

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>Mount Si lacrosse falls to Liberty

>Tough one for the boys, but the team, which was featured in a recent Valley Record, made the bigtime in the process, see here.

Speaking of lacrosse, incase you missed it, the WIAA last week chose not to sanction lacrosse as an official high school sport in Washington, so these boys will have to wait another year before this is brought up again. Also, the association, during its representative assembly, changed the state basketball tournament formats and insituted a mercy rule for basketball using a running clock.

Written by Rhett Workman

April 29, 2010 at 2:48 pm

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