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August 7, 2014 at 6:23 PM

Lynden 3rd in the MaxPreps Preseason Small Schools Rankings

Lynden, the reigning WIAA state champs in Class 2A, ranks third in the CBS MaxPreps Preseason Small Schools Rankings. Ellensburg, runners-up in 2A in 2013, is 23rd on the list. Trinity Christian Academy of Jacksonville is first with Kingfisher of Oklahoma second. Lynden beat Tumwater, 38-28, in the 2A championship game last season. Jordan Wittenberg, a sophomore then, caught nine passes…


Comments | More in Football | Topics: ellensburg, football, King's

August 7, 2014 at 4:22 PM

Eastside Catholic 24th on MaxPreps Top 25 Non-Public Teams List

Eastside Catholic of Sammamish ranks 24th on the MaxPreps Preseason Top 25 Non-Public Teams list, released last week. The Crusaders went 11-3 last season, losing to Bellevue 52-20 in the Class 3A finals. Eastside Catholic starts its season Sept. 5 at home vs. Enumclaw. Game time is 7 p.m. The full list: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas…


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August 7, 2014 at 3:57 PM

2 Holy Names rowers competing in World Rowing Junior Championships

Holy Names Academy rising seniors Marlee Blue and Katy Gillingham are competing in Germany at the 2014 World Rowing Junior Championships as members of the U.S. Junior National Team. The event runs from August 6-10. Blue, rowing in the Women’s 4-, helped her squad on Thursday advance to the semifinals. Gillingham competed in the Women’s 8+ Thursday and her…


Comments | More in Rowing | Topics: germany, Holy Names, junior world championships

August 7, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Bellevue forward Klimes commits to Army

Bellevue senior Gunther Klimes, a 6-6 forward, on Wednesday verbally committed to play college basketball for Army. His father, Dennis Klimes, confirmed the news early Thursday. Gunther Klimes helped the Wolverines finish  third in Class 3A last season, contributing 12 points and eight rebounds in the runner-up game. He averaged 12 points per game last year,…


Comments | More in Boys basketball | Topics: army, basketball, Bellevue

August 6, 2014 at 4:51 PM

2014 WIAA Emerald City Kickoff Classic match-ups finalized

The annual WIAA Emerald City Kickoff Classic, being held at the Seattle Memorial Stadium on Sept. 6, will feature seven in-state schools including Roosevelt of Seattle.  Games start at 10 a.m. and tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Children under 5 are free. The schedule: Bridgeport vs. Darrington, 10 a.m. Mt. Spokane vs. West…


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August 5, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Bellevue football ranked third in the nation

Bellevue, state champs in Class 3A in 2013, is third in the nation in the CBS MaxPreps Preseason Top 25 Medium School Football Rankings. The list was released on August 5. The medium category includes schools in the 1,000-2,000 student range. Two Florida schools rank ahead of Bellevue: American Heritage of Plantation and Booker T. Washington…


Comments | More in Football | Topics: Bellevue, cbs, football

August 5, 2014 at 4:51 PM


Me. Hi. I’m Solange Reyner, the new preps editor/desk editor at the Seattle Times. I’ll be coordinating our high school coverage, beefing up our social media efforts and editing stories on the sports desk. I’ll be posting to this blog, too, at times. I’m from Florida, a Miami girl at heart. I’ve heard about all the rain Seattle…



July 24, 2014 at 4:00 AM

MI boys soccer coach to lead U12 team on trip to China

A group of 16 young soccer players from Mercer Island will experience the trip of a lifetime when they embark upon an 11-day stay in China, starting later this week by mixing soccer and a cultural experience. The trip, which begins Friday and runs through Aug. 4, is the brainchild of part-time Mercer Island resident Wei Zhang,…


Comments | More in Soccer | Topics: Colin Rigby, Mercer Island, youth soccer

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