I took a call last night with one of the most impressive individual performances I’ve ever seen.
Emerald Ridge goalkeeper Kevin Weeks did it all.
Through 80 minutes of regulation and 10 minutes of overtime, Weeks stopped 20 shots by Kentlake for his seventh shutout. But that’s not all. In the subsequent penalty-shootout, he stopped four of the Falcons’ five attempts.
But again, there’s more.
Weeks, a senior, also converted a penalty shot of his own. Which turned out to be the game-winner as the Jaguars advanced in the SPSL 4A playoffs.
But there have been other amazing feats this spring: Kentridge senior Spencer Graham recently had a 3-homer, 7-RBI day. Ryan Prentice ran an amazing sub-9 minute 3200 at the Shoreline Invitational. Brittany Allen from Archbishop Murphy threw an 11-inning no-hitter and had 25 strikeouts!
What have been some of the most performances you can remember from this season?
Morning stars (the non-Weeks edition)
1. Seattle Prep baseball — The Panthers stunned top-ranked Eastside Catholic with four runs in the top of the seventh in a 10-6 win to qualify for the state tournament. Prep was led by John Humphrie, who hit a two-run home run and got the win on the mound, Paul Twining (4-for-5, triple) and Mike Buckley, who doubled and drove in three runs.
2. Other Metro state qualifiers — Adam McNaghten booked Bishop Blanchet’s ticket to state with a 2-out RBI double in the bottom of the seventh after the Braves blew a 1-0 lead in the top half of the inning. Nathan Hale and Lakeside’s boys soccer teams qualified for state with 2-0 wins.
3. Hallie Martin, Roosevelt girls tennis — Despite losing her first set, Martin battled back to defeat Inglemoor’s Coco Bater in the KingCo 4A girls singles championship, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2.