Normally, this is Tom’s gig, but he’s on vacation until April 20, so Josh and I are filling in. Today, Morning Stars are on my plate, and I learned just how difficult it can be to single out three performances (so I’ll cheat a little, like Tom sometimes does, and group a couple of them together).
1. Israel Robles and Alan Soto, Evergreen boys soccer. Robles scored the only goal of the game off a feed from Soto in the 76th minute as the Wolves upset eighth-ranked Kennedy, 1-0. None of the Evergreen coaches can remember the last time Evergreen beat powerhouse JFK in the sport. Keeper Erick Hernandez gets a nod for recording the shutout. The Wolves improved to 2-3-0 with the victory. Their three losses have been by a combined four goals. And while we’re at it, let’s give a shout out to Henok Yazie from Tyee, who nailed a pair of unassisted goals in a 3-1 win over Highline, another Seamount upset.
2. Head-turners in track. We’re starting to see better and better marks as the weather warms up a bit. Some that caught my eye, on the boys side: Markeem Adams, West Seattle, 10.8 in the 100 (second fastest time in the state); Maxim Bryson, Arlington, 6-6 in the high jump; Alec Fellows, Edmonds-Woodway, 44-6 ½ in the triple jump; and on the girls side: Taylor Anderson, Rainier Beach, 45.80 in the 300 hurdles (third fastest in the state); Megan Batty, Eastlake, 2:19.10 in the 800 (second fastest).
3. Narumi Watanabe and Kristina Owen, Redmond girls tennis. While there were some very star-worthy performances in both baseball and softball, as it always seems, I’m going to round out the stars with this tennis duo. The two won their singles matches against Lake Washington, then teamed up for a three-set win in doubles as the Mustangs earned a 5-4 team victory.