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June 22, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Bellevue athlete Reuben Mwehla commits to Idaho

The list of college football commitments at Bellevue High School is piling up. When Reuben Mwehla announced Thursday he will play at Idaho, he became the third Wolverines standout to give a verbal commitment to a Division I university, joining linebackers Myles Jack (UCLA) and Sean Constantine (Washington). “It’s really family based,” Mwehla said. “Their staff is…

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June 22, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Mark Peterson to take over as Juanita’s baseball coach

Juanita athletic director Steve Juzeler announced Friday that Mark Peterson has been hired to coach baseball. Peterson played baseball at the school and was part of the Rebels’ state championship team in 1987. He played college baseball at Portland State and spent time in the minor leagues, making it as far as Class AAA.

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June 22, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Juanita hires Patrick Monson to coach girls swimming

Juanita athletic director Steve Juzeler announced Friday that Patrick Monson has been hired to coach girls swimming at the high school. Monson, who has also accepted a teaching position in the school’s special education department, worked as an assistant under longtime coach Dawn Maurer.

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June 22, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Mount Si’s Cameron Van Winkle on 2012 U.S. Under-19 National Team

Mount Si kicker Cameron Van Winkle is a member of the 2012 U.S. Under-19 National Team. According the press release, Van Winkle, who has given a verbal commitment to the University of Washington, is one of 45 high-school football players from across the country who are in Austin, Texas to compete in the 2012 International Federation…

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June 21, 2012 at 9:21 AM

Early look at Bellevue vs. Trinity (Euless, Texas) — football

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It might not seem like it, but football season is right around the corner. This press release was sent in this week and provides details on one of the biggest events of the 2012 high-school football season.

A rare event is happening Aug. 30 in Seattle. One of Texas’ top high school football programs is leaving the Lone Star State to travel to Seattle to face the nine-time defending state champion Bellevue Wolverines.

Both teams are ranked near the top of the national polls for 2012 with Bellevue listed as high as No. 5 in MaxPreps national ranking.

The Trinity Trojans from Euless, Texas field another talented team full of D-I recruits. Trinity is known for their 300-pound linemen, relentless defense and the “Haka” war dance they perform pre- and post-game.

The “Haka” has been featured on various news casts on ESPN, CNN and the CBS evening news with Katie Couric.

Trinity plays in the Texas 5A Division I football which is the largest classification in the State. They have a rich football history which includes three state titles in the past six seasons (2005, 2007 and 2009). Trinity was ranked No. 1 in the nation for much of 2010 before losing in the state finals to Pearland. The 2012 Trojans return the bulk of their defensive line, which includes massive defense ends — Samiuela Tevi (6’6, 268 lbs) and Gaius Vaenuku (6’5, 244 lbs).

Also returning is Hafoka Olie (6′, 260lbs), who is heralded as one of the top junior interior defensive linemen in the country.

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June 21, 2012 at 9:18 AM

WIBCA announces 2012 Hall of Fame inductees

Here is a press release I wanted to pass along: The Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association will induct six new members to their Hall of Fame at the Kennewick Red Lion Inn on July 24 and at the Tacoma Elks Pavillion (Allenmore Golf Course) on July 26. The Kennewick banquet will honor head coach Don Schumacher (Kamiakin)…

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June 20, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Bothell point guard Zach LaVine commits to UCLA

Seattle Times photo by Jim Bates Bothell point guard Zach LaVine, the state’s top prospect in the Class of 2013, gave a verbal commitment to UCLA Wednesday. “It just seemed like the best fit,” LaVine said. “It’s a home away from home for me. It just seemed like the right time.” The 6-foot-3 standout, who plays…

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