October 25, 2013 at 6:32 PM
Woodinville announced Friday the hiring of new head baseball coach Alan Dillman.
Dillman replaces head coach Terry Agnew, who retired last spring after 22 seasons as Woodinville’s head baseball coach.
Coach Dillman was promoted after working with Coach Agnew as the Woodinville assistant coach for the past 13 years.
June 20, 2013 at 10:10 AM
Marcus Chambers of Foss has been selected as this year’s Gatorade Washington Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year.
Earlier this week, Alexa Efraimson from Camas was chosen Washington’s Girls Track & Field winner.
We typically post full press releases for only the local winners. Since Foss is just down the road in Tacoma, I thought I’d share this one in its entirety:
“CHICAGO (June 20, 2013) — In its 28th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, today announced Marcus Chambers of Henry Foss High School as its 2012-13 Gatorade Washington Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year. Chambers is the first Gatorade Washington Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year to be chosen from Henry Foss High School.
The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the track, distinguishes Chambers as Washington’s best high school boys track & field athlete. Now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year award to be announced in June, Chambers joins an elite alumni association of state award-winners in 12 sports, including Ryan Hall (1999-01, Big Bear HS, Calif.), Meb Keflezighi (1993-94, San Diego HS, Calif.), Derek Jeter (1991-92, Kalamazoo HS, Mich.), Candace Parker (2001-02, Naperville Central HS, Ill.), Mark Sanchez (2004-05, Mission Viejo HS, Calif.) and Lolo Jones (1997-98, Roosevelt HS, Ia.).
The 5-foot-10 senior won two individual state championships for a second straight year at the Class 3A state meet this spring and led the Falcons to an 11th-place finish as a team. Chambers won the 400-meter dash in 46.36 seconds and the 200-meter dash in 21.30, which ranked as the nation’s No. 4 and No. 40 performances respectively, among prep competitors in 2013 at the time of his selection. He also won the 400 at the Arcadia Invitational.
Chambers has maintained a 3.66 GPA in the classroom. A member of the Christian Students United club at Henry Foss High, he has volunteered locally at a homeless shelter and food bank and has donated his time as a teacher’s aide in special education classes at Foss.
“What makes Marcus so exceptional is his poise and composure on the track,” said John Hill, head coach of Bellevue High. “He is obviously very talented and has worked hard, and his demeanor in how he prepares to race is calm and focused.”
Chambers has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete in track and field on scholarship at the University of Oregon this fall.
The Gatorade Player of the Year program annually recognizes one winner in the District of Columbia and each of the 50 states that sanction high school football, girls volleyball, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, baseball, softball, and boys and girls track & field, and awards one National Player of the Year in each sport. The selection process is administered by the Gatorade high school sports leadership team in partnership with USA TODAY High School Sports, which work with top sport-specific experts and a media advisory board of accomplished, veteran prep sports journalists to determine the state winners in each sport.
Chambers joins recent Gatorade Washington Boys Track & Field Athletes of the Year Marcus Dickson (2011-12, White River High School), Kasen Williams (2010–11, Skyline High School), Derek Eager (2009-10, Tahoma), Shane Moskowitz (2008–09, Central Kitsap), Miles Unterreiner (2007-08, Gig Harbor), and Jordan Stray (2006-2007, Centralia) among the state’s list of former award winners.
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June 19, 2013 at 12:16 PM
We had a story today about the deal Kentwood’s Reese McGuire signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates, but the Post-Gazette version is more detailed, and you can read it here.
It will be fun to follow his progress in their system. He had a great high-school career and I enjoyed the chance to watch him play this season.
June 19, 2013 at 12:10 PM
The Washington State Baseball Coaches Association has released its 2013 All-State teams. Here they are:
|3A ALL-STATE TEAM|
|PLAYER NAME||HIGH SCHOOL||POS.||GRADE|
|Sam Hellinger||West Seattle||P||12|
|Michael McCann||Columbia River||C||12|
|Tyler Huck||Mt. Spokane||INF||12|
|Joe Boyer||Eastside Catholic||P||12|
|Tyler Ridgway||North Thurston||P||12|
|Nick Brooks||Auburn Mountainview||INF||12|
|Evan Johnson||Mt. SI||DH||11|
|Dominic DeMeiro||Mountlake Terrace||P||11|
|Brice McCulloch||Auburn Mountainview||C||12|
|Brian Woolley||Mt. Si||INF||12|
|Evan Douglass||Shadle Park||INF||11|
|Drew Rassmussen||Mt. Spokane||P||11|
|Oscar Goldberg||Columbia River||OF||12|
|Stuart Fairchild||Seattle Prep||INF||11|
|Michael Grettler||Bonney Lake||INF||11|
|Jake Luton||Marysville Pilchuck||P||11|
|Jeff Kepple||Eastside Catholic||C||12|
|Kyle Nobach||Marysville Pilchuck||INF||12|
|3A PLAYER OF THE YEAR:||Sam Hellinger- West Seattle High School|
|3A COACH OF THE YEAR:||Glen Walker- Auburn Mountainview|
|4A ALL-STATE TEAM|
|PLAYER NAME||HIGH SCHOOL||POS.||GRADE|
|Kort Skoda||Emerald Ridge||OF||12|
|Brandon Kelliher||Lake Stevens||P||11|
|Ky Dye||Cascade (Everett)||P||11|
|Justin Bratner||Gonzaga Prep||P||11|
|Trenton Dupre||AC Davis||OF||12|
|Michael Mazza||Cascade (Everett)||C||12|
|Michael Wood||South Kitsap||P||12|
|Ian Humphrey||Battle Ground||Utility||12|
|Max Graves||Gonzaga Prep||P||12|
|Zach Bonneau||Gonzaga Prep||C||12|
|Jared Prather||Todd Beamer||OF||12|
|4A Player of the Year||Ian Hamilton- Skyview|
|4A Coach of the Year||Eric Estes- Skyview & Todd McDougall- Olympia HS|
|2A ALL -TATE TEAM|
|PLAYER NAME||HIGH SCHOOL||POS.||GRADE|
|Cole Johnson||White River||P||12|
|Jace Vandebrake||West Valley Yakima||INF||11|
|Hunter Hanson||East Valley Yakima||INF||12|
|Brad Wallace||River Ridge||OF||12|
|Brady Calkins||WF West||P||12|
|Trevor Morrison||Archbishop Murphy||SS||12|
|Shane Crowell||North Kitsap||P||12|
|Ryan Littlefield||Mark Morris||Utility||12|
|Dugan Shiree||WF West||OF||12|
|Jackson Conn||Sedro Woolley||C||11|
|Hunter Wells||West Valley Spokane||INF||12|
|Derek Mahlum||Archbishop Murphy||P||12|
|Tanner Williams||White River||INF||12|
|Austin Schuetzle||Sedro Woolley||DH||12|
|Alex Galgano||Archbishop Murphy||C||12|
|Adam Meyer||Black Hills||INF||12|
|Tanner Gueller||WF West||INF||11|
|Matt Fisher||North Kitsap||INF||12|
|Zander Clouse||Archbishop Murphy||P||12|
|Dylan Peters||West Valley Yakima||P||11|
|Collin Hannan||Sedro Woolley||P||11|
|Riley McKean||North Mason||INF||12|
|2A Player of the Year||Brock Carpenter- Fife HS|
|2A Coach of the Year||Jeff Weible- North Kitsap|
|1A-B ALL-STATE TEAM|
|PLAYER NAME||HIGH SCHOOL||GRADE|
|Koleman Johns||Naches Valley||12|
|Adam Paulsen||Medical Lake||12|
|Justin Hunt||Odessa Harrington||11|
|Tyler Howlett||La Conner||12|
|Nate Mondou||Charles Wright||12|
|John Haas||Riverside Christian||12|
|Kasey Kelly||Medical Lake||12|
|Jacob Kushan||Cascade Christian||12|
|Richard Carlile||Lake Quinault||12|
|Tanner Cyr||La Conner||12|
|Ryan Oliver||Toutle Lake||12|
|1A-B Player of the Year||Layne Bruner-Montesano|
|1A-B Coach of the Year||Kim Cox-Desales|
April 25, 2013 at 8:10 AM
The premier all-girls track and field meet in the state — the 37th annual Lake Washington Invitational — is this Saturday at Lake Washington High School.
Ten of the 19 events are expected to feature an athlete ranked No. 1 in the state.
“This is going to be one of the best meet we have ever had,” Juanita coach Neil Kells wrote in an e-mail. “Every event has many of the top 10 in all classifications competing. The 1500 could be the race of the year. We could possibly see several meet records broken.”
That 1500 features Amy-Eloise Neale from Glacier Peak and Katie Knight from North Central of Spokane, among the state’s all-time best distance runners.
You can find the complete heat sheets here.
Events begin at 9:30 a.m. Tickets are $5. Children under 6 are free.
April 24, 2013 at 5:21 PM
The 34th annual Shoreline Invitational, the largest all-boys meet in the Northwest, is expected to draw more than 1,000 athletes from 78 schools to Shoreline Stadium Saturday. Events begin at noon.
Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students with ASB and $4 for seniors and children.
Here is some info provided in a press release:
34 years strong: Shoreline Stadium will again host many of the best Boys track and field teams and individuals from around the state in the 34th Annual Shoreline Invitational scheduled for Saturday, April 27. Field events are scheduled to begin at 12 noon, while the first running event is slated for 1 p.m. 77 teams and over 1,000 athletes are expected in the biggest all-boys invitational in the Northwest.
Great History in Shoreline: This year’s meet is dubbed as the 34th annual meet. The meet first began in 1974 and continued through 1982. With the closing of Shoreline High School, the meet shut down from 1983-88. In 1989, the meet started up again under the name Thunderbird Invitational and has been going strong since. The name was changed back to Shoreline Invitational in 1994, with both Shoreline high schools (Shorecrest and Shorewood) supporting the meet.
Can Federal Way get the Triple?: In 33 previous years, no school has been more than a two-time champion: AC Davis (98,99) Blanchet (74,75), Cascade (96,97), Federal Way (2011,12) Lynnwood (78,93), Mariner (81,92), North Central (09,10), and O’Dea (95,04). Federal Way returns as the defending team champion, two years running, and looks to be the first team to win three team titles not to mention pull off the three-in-a-row trifecta. Bellevue, Kentridge, North Central, O’Dea, and Wenatchee will give Federal Way a run for the hardware, as on paper all have a great chance of winning this year. It truly could be any team’s meet since many teams have the potential of placing multiple athletes in the same event. As mentioned, Federal Way dominated last year with 92 points, topping Bellevue (51) Liberty (34) and Skyline and O’Dea (29). All of last year’s top 10 teams return (Federal Way, Bellevue, Liberty, Skyline, O’Dea, North Central, Bothell, Kamaikin, Snohomish and Eastlake).
State’s Best Enter Here: Of the 17 events that exist on the athletic.net state leader board, eight of the state leaders will be in attendance, in addition multiple events include 3 or more of the states top 10. A hot event to keep an eye on is the pole vault that includes the state’s top 3 participants with marks all over 15-6, led by Nathan Hales Lev Marcus, with a states best 15-7. In addition, the boys 200 should be entertaining with 6 of the states top 10 including state leader Isaiah Brandt-Sims from Wenatchee with an entry mark of 21.33. Two more to keep an eye on are the Triple Jump with three of the states top four entered and the meet ending 1600 relay with the states top four teams in Shoreline. Other events with notable top 10 marks are here: 100 (1,10), 200 (1,5,7,8,9,10), 800 (1,2,6,8,9) 110H (4,7,8,10), 300H (4,10) 4×100 (2,3,5,9,10), 4×400 (1,2,3,4,8) Shot Put (2,6,7,8,9) Discus (2,4,7,8), High Jump (1,2,3,5), Pole Vault (1,2,3,7,8,9), Long Jump (2,6), and Triple Jump (1,2,4,9). In addition, the meet includes a few non-traditional events (Distance Medley, Sprint Medley), and adds its own flavor as the only meet in the area with a scored Frosh/Soph 1,600 meter run.
March 27, 2013 at 3:03 PM
The Shorecrest and Shorewood baseball and softball teams are playing in the second annual “Blue Day/Pink Night” event this Saturday to raise money for the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
Here is the press release:
Shoreline, WA- (March 30, 2013)- This year Shorecrest baseball and softball teams will be taking on cross-town rivals, Shorewood in the second annual “Blue Day/Pink Night” to knock cancer out of the park. All proceeds from ribbon sales, drawings, cupcake sales, along with donations received by players will, for the second year, be donated to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
“We are excited about the chance to play for a cause,” said Jackie Berg, Shorecrest softball coach. “This cause is near and dear to our teams’ hearts as cancer in its numerous forms has affected players on all teams. Shorecrest and Shorewood coaches and players are excited to raise money to find a cure.”
SCCA unites the physicians and scientists from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine and Seattle Children’s in a world-class treatment center that provides advanced diagnostic approaches, treatments and clinical studies for cancers and related diseases. Patients who come to SCCA receive the latest research-based therapies under the excellent, patient-focused care of our caregivers and staff. SCCA also offers a number of programs and resources that support patient and family needs. Learn more about Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at www.seattlecca.org/
“We would like to thank the participants of “Blue Day/Pink Night” at the Shorewood/Shorecrest softball and baseball games for, once again, choosing Seattle Cancer Care Alliance as its beneficiary,” said Ericka Sisolak, Annual Giving and Stewardship Officer at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. “Community events like these help SCCA to support patients and families through the difficult journey through cancer treatment.”
Amanda Eshelman, a senior at Shorecrest High School on the varsity softball team, is putting on this event as her senior project. “Blue Day/Pink Night” is an event based around the baseball and softball games of Shorecrest and Shorewood. The event is open to the public and will be held at Merdian Park Fields located at 1900 N 170th Street Shoreline, WA. First pitch at 12 PM with boys JV, 2:30PM for girls varsity, ending with boys varsity at 5PM.
March 12, 2013 at 3:08 PM
The Highline School District has annouced several new coaches in a variety of spring sports.
Here is the list and a little information about each coach provided by Terri McMahan, district AD:
Evergreen High School
Annette Cook – Girls Tennis: Annette has 24 years of experience teaching physical education and coaching numerous sports in the Yakima School District, where she was named “Teacher of the Year” in 2008 for her work at Eisenhower High School. She has relocated to our area and is serving the district as a guest teacher (substitute) while seeking teaching positions.
Highline High School
Rod Pierce – Softball: Rod has played softball for over 25 years. He has 13 years combined as a high school and college coach (four years head coach at West Seattle, three years head coach at Cleveland, two years assistant at Seattle University, four years assistant at University Prep). Rod is a local attorney.
David Johnson – Baseball: David has previous experience as head coach at Renton High School (1994-97 and 2006-07) and assistant coach at Hazen High School (1998-01). He played baseball for Blanchet High School, Yakima Valley College and one year for the University of Washington. David is a high school coordinator for Everest College in Renton.
Mount Rainier High School
Bob Odegard – Baseball: Bob has been with the program as an assistant for 14 years and works locally as a property manager. He is a graduate of Mount Rainier and four-year letterman in baseball. He began as an assistant to Dave Cook and stayed on in 2001 when Darren Rawie assumed the head coach position. Rawie stepped down to focus on his duties as building athletic director.
Steve Mohn – Soccer: Steve was a standout player at Thomas Jefferson High School. He went on to play one year each at Pacific Lutheran University and Highline Community College before being recruited to play at the University of Washington. He played one year for the Huskies before a broken leg ended his college career. Once rehabilitated, he went on to play for the Kitsap Pumas and for the past five years has been assistant to Jason Prenevost at Highline Community College.
Tyee High School
Allen Rider – Soccer: Allen grew up playing soccer and played for four years at Tyee. For the past five years, Allen has worked as the junior varsity coach, most recently under John Yellam. Yellam has stepped down to focus on his duties as Building Athletic Director. Allen works for Target.
Cindy Akana – Softball: Cindy grew up playing fastpitch in California and has continued to play through her adult years. She currently works on the Tyee campus as a para-educator and also serves as Highline High School’s head volleyball coach and head coach for the Highline-Evergreen-Tyee Boy’s Swim and Dive Co-Op.
June 11, 2009 at 10:43 AM
I’m keeping a running count today of the players from local high schools and colleges that have been selected in the MLB Draft:
3rd (106)/Kyrell Hudson, OF, Evergreen HS/Philadelphia
4th (134)/Darrell Ceciliani, OF, Columbia Basin CC/Mets
5th (167)/Matt Way, LHP, Washington State/Philadelphia
7th (219)/Kyle Conley, OF, Washington (Richland HS)/St. Louis
8th (244)/Braden Tullis, RHP, Skagit Valley College (Timberline HS)/Texas
9th (269)/Brian Pearl, RHP, Washington (Cascade HS)/Cincinnati
10th (306)/Tyson Van Winkle, C, Gonzaga (Hudson’s Bay HS)/Arizona
10th (321)/Jake Locker, OF, Washington (Ferndale HS)/Angels
11th (335)/Kirk Wetmore, LHP, Bellevue CC (Tahoma HS)/Cleveland
13th (395)/Jeremy Johnson, RHP, Washington State (Centralia HS)/Cleveland
17th (504)/Jorge Reyes, RHP, Oregon State (Warden HS)/San Diego
17th (517)/Steven Ames, RHP, Gonzaga (Hudson’s Bay HS, Columbia Basin College)/Dodgers
18th (559)/Jake Partridge, LHP, Rogers HS-Spokane/Tampa Bay
22nd (670)/Matt Fields, RHP, Gonzaga (Lake Stevens HS)/Toronto
24th (715)/Jason Erickson, RHP, Washington (White River HS)/Pittsburgh
24th (717)/Alex Burg, C, Washington State (Mount Rainier HS)/San Francisco
25th (762)/Tony Bryant, RHP, Kennewick HS/Minnesota
27th (818)/Nate Simon, 2B, Pepperdine (Redmond HS)/Florida
27th (820)/Brian Justice, RHP, St. Mary’s (Issaquah HS)/Toronto
28th (842)/Eric Peterson, 1B, Liberty HS/Kansas City
30th (900)/James Robbins, 1B, Shorecrest HS/Detroit
32nd (971)/Greg Peavey, RHP, Oregon State (Hudson’s Bay HS)/Houston
34th (1024)/Jared Prince, OF, Washington State (North Kitsap HS)/Texas
35th (1052)/Levi Cartas, CF, Marysville-Pilchuck HS/Kansas City
38th (1135)/Jake Lamb, SS, Bishop Blanchet HS/Pittsburgh
38th (1137) AJ Proszek, RHP, Gonzaga (Jenkins HS)/San Francisco
40th (1193)/Jorden Merry, RHP, Washington (Pasco HS, Lower Columbia)/Mariners
40th (1199)/Mike Robertson, CF, Bellevue CC (Jackson HS)/Cincinnati
42nd (1253)/Stephen Hagen, 3B, Eastern Oklahoma State JC (Peninsula HS)/Mariners
42nd (1266)/Zach Hendrix, 2B, Emerald Ridge HS/Arizona
43rd (1286)/Brad Decater, SS, Cuesta College (Skyline HS)/Baltimore
43rd (1306)/Kyle Dhanani, 3B, Thompson Rivers (Blaine HS)/Milwaukee
44th (1323)/A.J. Huttenlocker, LHP, Missouri Western State College (White River HS, Edmonds CC)/Oakland
May 30, 2009 at 8:05 PM
At Safeco Field
Championship: O’Dea 10, Bainbridge 3
Third place: West Valley 5, Timberline 3
Championship: Richland 4, Puyallup 3
Third place: Tahoma 7, Newport 6
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