10 October 2012
First-year coach Jon Kitna has Lincoln playing at a high level right now, but mistakes at key times have proven to be costly and resulted in a 1-3 league record so far. And mistakes reared their ugly head again on Oct. 5, as Lincoln came up short against unbeaten Shelton by a score of 34-28 on a 22-yard touchdown pass from…
3 October 2012
Injuries, illnesses and overconfidence were three factors Bellarmine head coach Tom Larsen had to think about before his squad’s game against a reeling Stadium team on Sept. 28. But before too long, those worries would be laid to rest as the Lions would score 42 unanswered first half points, rolling to a 58-7 win to stay…
26 September 2012
The stage was set for a very special night at Lincoln High School on Sept. 21. The weather was beautiful, the Abes were off to a 3-0 start before their home opener, and the unveiling of the Lawyer Milloy weight room and a halftime ceremony to retire his Lincoln jersey were all part of the excitement. The North Thurston Rams…
19 September 2012
All was going well for Wilson on Sept. 14 in Shelton for a little over two quarters. But leading 18-7 early in the third, Rams quarterback Moses Lewis lost a pitch deep in Wilson territory, and the High Climbers would recover and go on to score 21 consecutive points en route to a 35-25 win in the Narrows 3A openers for both…
12 September 2012
No local game in recent memory had this kind of buildup and actually lived up to it, until Sept. 7 at Bellarmine's Memorial Field. New home side bleachers, 80-degree plus weather and talent galore had fans of both schools talking for weeks leading up to the game pitting Bellarmine Prep against Lakes. When it ended, no opinions…
6 September 2012
WILSON DOMINATES DECATUR
Questions abounded for the Wilson Rams entering the 2012 season, but after all was said and done, coach Don Clegg had several of them answered on Aug. 31 as Wilson cruised to a 45-14 win over the Decatur Gators at Stadium Bowl.
“We were hoping for a decent start and…
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…