6 September 2012
Looking to replace some key losses from last year’s team, Wilson Rams head coach Jenna Elliott may have found them – namely Spanaway Lake transfer Sojournah Channel – as Wilson would come up with a hard fought 3-1 win over the Yelm Lady Tornadoes in their season opener on Sept. 4.
“We need to work on finishing…
29 August 2012
Despite graduating several playmakers last year – including Wisconsin recruit Walker Williams – the Crusaders will look to senior quarterback Taylor Martindale to lead them back to the playoffs.
“I really think you’re going to see a breakout year for Taylor,” said Crusaders…
15 August 2012
Tom Larsen has seen everything in the world of football there is to see. From sixth grade Catholic Youth Organization football to a tryout with the Kansas City Chiefs, Larsen done it all.
“It’s been a great ride and I’ve met some great people a long the way,” he said.
After not playing in his freshman…
9 August 2012
Success has followed Pat Johnson everywhere in life, both on and off the gridiron.
“I've learned from some of the best at every level that I've coached at and it's really paid off to this point,” said Johnson, who was recently named the new head coach at Foss, replacing Ken Baker. “Dave Miller and Dick Zatkovich…
2 August 2012
Coming off of the 2011 women’s singles title at the Pacific Northwest Open, Gail Brodsky had only one mission – defend that title. Never mind the stress fracture in her right ankle that sidelined her for two months, Brodsky cruised to a 6-2, 6-4 straight sets win over Dasha Ivanova, a 15-year-old sophomore from Beaverton,…
25 July 2012
One thing was clear right from the outset of the four-day Lakes Passing League at Harry Lang Stadium on July 23 – while the talent level from last year’s event was very good, the 2012 version was even better from every angle, from the playing field to the sidelines.
“With the rules in place favoring the offense,…
12 July 2012
While looking to add some extra games to their schedule several years back, Foss High School baseball coach Roy Young came up with a novel and great idea to give the summer 17U American Legion team some extra work. The idea was to start a tournament and memorialize coaches and players from past years who are no longer with…
5 July 2012
So close and yet so far. The overtime loss in the 4A state semifinals to Davis of Yakima still haunts Lucas Meikle, but thinking about it also motivates him with the cast of returning starters that Bellarmine Prep will bring back next year.
“Losing David (Smith) will be some big shoes to fill, but I think we’ll…
28 June 2012
With a mini-monsoon drenching the Tacoma area on June 23, the rescheduling of Pony League tournament games would have to be condensed into an all-day affair for June 24. The recipe for success was good weather and good baseball, and they both showed up on Sunday and when it was all said and done, a sigh of relief could be…
21 June 2012
Mark McLaughlin never did things the easy way. From his early upbringing in San Francisco the first three years of his life to his early years in the Kenmore and Bothell areas, he always kept things interesting.
“My maturation process did not begin until enrolling at Seattle University to play college basketball,”…
14 June 2012
With an outstanding field of 16 high school basketball teams set to do battle last weekend at Bellarmine, the stage was set for some great summer action. And great action there was, with the host Lions coming away with the title. But, as each coach would tell you, winning was not the sole purpose for being at the 2012 “Hoops…
31 May 2012
With plenty of momentum built up after the quarterfinal win over Puyallup and the opening round triumph over top-seeded Snohomish, the Bellarmine Prep Lions were primed for the semi’s against a familiar foe, the Narrows League champion Central Kitsap Cougars. With the early-season tie and the heartbreaking loss at home…
10 May 2012
The term “the schedule maker got it right” is often misused in the sporting world. But after 80 minutes of fast and furious soccer action on May 4 at Bellarmine Memorial Stadium, Bellarmine and Central Kitsap left it all on the field, as Central would squeak out a 2-1 win over the Lions and put themselves in the driver’s…
25 April 2012
Facing a chance to grab a key league win in the wide open Narrows 3A halfway through the season, neither Foss nor Lincoln could separate themselves, as both teams struck late in the first half to settle for a 1-1 draw on April 19.
“They played well, I’m pleased with their output,” said Foss head coach Mark Kramer…
25 April 2012
Sunshine, blue skies, and 74-degree weather were things not seen over too many Narrows League parks this spring. And if that was not enough, a good ballgame ensued as Bellarmine junior left-hander Marcus Lane outdueled Stadium’s sophomore southpaw Jake Vieth as the Lions held on in the end for a 4-3 win over the Tigers…
19 April 2012
The big question coming into the softball matchup between Pacific Lutheran and Puget Sound last weekend was if the Lady Lutes would be overconfident against the struggling Lady Loggers. That question would be answered early, as PLU coasted to an early 5-0 lead, after two innings and would close out the Lady Lutes by a score…
29 March 2012
Twelve Stadium hitters came to the plate in the bottom of the first – as seven would score – and when the smoke had cleared at the end of four-and-a-half innings, the Tigers would come away with a 22-0 win over Mount Tahoma on March 26.
First baseman Jake Vieth would lead the Tigers’ attack, going 2-for-2 with…
29 March 2012
Long-time American historians recall with fondness the way General Dwight D. Eisenhower directed the allied troops’ effort during World War II as supreme allied commander. A similar commanding effort of another kind took place on March 25 on the PLU diamond, as senior right-hander Nathan Eisenhauer threw a complete-game…
22 March 2012
Three Stadium pitchers scattered five hits over six innings as the Tigers beat Foss by a score of 11-1 on March 19 at Foss Field in a game shortened by the 10-run rule.
“Our three pitchers threw real well. It was great to finally get a game in,” said Stadium head coach Chuck Peterson, who saw his team improve…