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Thunder Sports Network takes the sports world by storm

Rich Hallstrom and Chris Brown co-authored Thunder Sports Network, but it’s friendship that counts.

 

Flame fastpitch team wins national championship

Issaquah-based softball team finishes 2018 season with 73 victories.

 

Members of the Issaquah Little League 11U all-star baseball team celebrate after winning the state championship on July 21 at PacWest Little League fields in SeaTac. Photo courtesy of Mike Leaird

State championship attained on the diamond

Issaquah Little League 11U all-star team finishes the 2018 season undefeated.

 

Sound Publishing sportswriter Shaun Scott poses for a quick picture with members of the Bellevue Christian Vikings football team following a weight training session on July 19 at Bellevue Christian School in Bellevue. Photo courtesy of Todd Green

An undoubtedly memorable experience

Working out with the Bellevue Christian Vikings football team was a formidable test.

Sound Publishing sportswriter Shaun Scott poses for a quick picture with members of the Bellevue Christian Vikings football team following a weight training session on July 19 at Bellevue Christian School in Bellevue. Photo courtesy of Todd Green
The Eastlake Little League Juniors softball all-star team, which is made of players from 13-14 years of age, competed at the Western Regional Championship tournament in Tucson, Arizona. The Snow Canyon Little League all-star softball team defeated Eastlake 12-2 in the Western Regional Championship game on July 19. Photo courtesy of Ken Cardwell

Eastlake softball team loses to Snow Canyon in regional championship game

Eastside squad finishes one game shy of reaching the Junior Softball World Series in Kirkland.

The Eastlake Little League Juniors softball all-star team, which is made of players from 13-14 years of age, competed at the Western Regional Championship tournament in Tucson, Arizona. The Snow Canyon Little League all-star softball team defeated Eastlake 12-2 in the Western Regional Championship game on July 19. Photo courtesy of Ken Cardwell

Eastlake football camp is a staple of Sammamish

Current Wolves players lead the way at annual camp.

Comes notches national fencing title in St. Louis

Athlete trained at Issaquah academy

Longtime Issaquah Little League volunteer Terry Dodd, right, earned the Little League International Volunteer of the Year on June 13. Dodd will fly to Williamsport, Pennsylvania for the Little League World Series this August.
                                Photo courtesy of Jay Clark

Dodd attains a coveted honor

Avid volunteer earns an achievement of a lifetime.

Longtime Issaquah Little League volunteer Terry Dodd, right, earned the Little League International Volunteer of the Year on June 13. Dodd will fly to Williamsport, Pennsylvania for the Little League World Series this August.
                                Photo courtesy of Jay Clark
The Sammamish Little League 10U all-star team defeated the North Bothell all-stars 5-0 in state championship game on July 14.
                                Photo courtesy of Edward Goldthwait

10U all-star baseball team wins a state championship

Sammamish Little League squad finishes the summer with an undefeated record.

The Sammamish Little League 10U all-star team defeated the North Bothell all-stars 5-0 in state championship game on July 14.
                                Photo courtesy of Edward Goldthwait

Going outside of the comfort zone

Sound Publishing sportswriter Shaun Scott discusses his affinity for hot yoga.

The Eastlake High School boys basketball youth camp took place from July 9-12 at Eastlake High School in Sammamish.
                                Photo courtesy of Eastlake Wolves boys basketball program

Eastlake boys basketball camp is a tradition in Sammamish

Current players mentor future Wolves on the hardwood.

The Eastlake High School boys basketball youth camp took place from July 9-12 at Eastlake High School in Sammamish.
                                Photo courtesy of Eastlake Wolves boys basketball program
The opening weekend of the Washington State District 9 Little League all-star baseball tournament, which is for players between 11 and 12 years of age, took place at Beaver Lake Park in Sammamish from July 7-8.
                                The event, which is hosted by Sammamish Little League, has 14 teams from Eastside communities partaking in the tournament. The tournament will continue this weekend and will conclude on either Monday, July 16 or on Tuesday, July 17 (if necessary). Games this week during weeknights will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday games begin at 10 a.m. and Sunday games will kick off at noon. For more information about the schedule of games, please visit www.washdist9.org. Eastside Little League programs participating in the tournament include Bellevue East, Bellevue Thunderbird, Bellevue West, Eastlake, Falls, Issaquah, Kirkland American, Kirkland National, Mercer Island, Redmond North, Redmond West, Sammamish, Snoqualmie Valley and Snoqualmie Valley North.
                                Photo courtesy of Ryan Alvis

Opening weekend of district baseball tournament takes place in Sammamish

Summer baseball tourney is a tradition on the Eastside.

  • Jul 10, 2018
The opening weekend of the Washington State District 9 Little League all-star baseball tournament, which is for players between 11 and 12 years of age, took place at Beaver Lake Park in Sammamish from July 7-8.
                                The event, which is hosted by Sammamish Little League, has 14 teams from Eastside communities partaking in the tournament. The tournament will continue this weekend and will conclude on either Monday, July 16 or on Tuesday, July 17 (if necessary). Games this week during weeknights will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday games begin at 10 a.m. and Sunday games will kick off at noon. For more information about the schedule of games, please visit www.washdist9.org. Eastside Little League programs participating in the tournament include Bellevue East, Bellevue Thunderbird, Bellevue West, Eastlake, Falls, Issaquah, Kirkland American, Kirkland National, Mercer Island, Redmond North, Redmond West, Sammamish, Snoqualmie Valley and Snoqualmie Valley North.
                                Photo courtesy of Ryan Alvis
Eastlake Wolves 2018 graduate Emma Bickford will play softball at Santa Clara University this coming school year.
                                Shaun Scott, staff photo

Competitive nature propels Bickford on the softball field

Eastlake shortstop will play collegiate softball at the Division-1 level.

Eastlake Wolves 2018 graduate Emma Bickford will play softball at Santa Clara University this coming school year.
                                Shaun Scott, staff photo
Eastlake Wolves girls basketball player Keeli Burton, who was part of the 2018 Adidas Girls USA Select Team, competed in the Adidas All-American Camp from June 5-16 in Italy.
                                Shaun Scott, staff photo

An unforgettable trip to Italy

Eastlake Wolves girls basketball star Keeli Burton travels overseas.

Eastlake Wolves girls basketball player Keeli Burton, who was part of the 2018 Adidas Girls USA Select Team, competed in the Adidas All-American Camp from June 5-16 in Italy.
                                Shaun Scott, staff photo
Skyline Spartans wrestler Jacob Inton, who will be a sophomore during the 2018-19 school year, was a representative of Team Washington on the National Cadet dual wrestling team at the USA Wrestling Cadet National Duals from June 12-16 at the Spokane Convention Center in Spokane. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Inton competes in coveted wrestling competition in Spokane

Skyline wrestler is prepared for his sophomore season on the mat.

Skyline Spartans wrestler Jacob Inton, who will be a sophomore during the 2018-19 school year, was a representative of Team Washington on the National Cadet dual wrestling team at the USA Wrestling Cadet National Duals from June 12-16 at the Spokane Convention Center in Spokane. Shaun Scott, staff photo
The doubles team of Emily Day (Torrance, California) and Betsi Flint (Phoenix, Arizona) earned a comeback 2-1 (19-21, 21-19, 18-16) victory against April Ross/Caitlin Ledoux in the women’s AVP Seattle Beach Open championship match on June 25 at Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah.
                                “It has been an amazing experience here in Seattle and having a win early in the season feels great,” Flint said in a press release. “And winning against April Ross, who is the best in the game is just a special feeling.”
                                Day concurred with her teammate’s sentiment.
                                “Today’s win feels great, it’s nice to have the experience of having a championship under our belt,” Day said in a press release. “April is one of the best players in the world and she and Caitlin played great all weekend, so it was definitely a battle on the court.”
                                Photo courtesy of Rick Edelman/Rick Edelman Photography

Day/Flint win AVP Open women’s volleyball tournament

Epic comeback triumph in the title match.

  • Jun 26, 2018
The doubles team of Emily Day (Torrance, California) and Betsi Flint (Phoenix, Arizona) earned a comeback 2-1 (19-21, 21-19, 18-16) victory against April Ross/Caitlin Ledoux in the women’s AVP Seattle Beach Open championship match on June 25 at Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah.
                                “It has been an amazing experience here in Seattle and having a win early in the season feels great,” Flint said in a press release. “And winning against April Ross, who is the best in the game is just a special feeling.”
                                Day concurred with her teammate’s sentiment.
                                “Today’s win feels great, it’s nice to have the experience of having a championship under our belt,” Day said in a press release. “April is one of the best players in the world and she and Caitlin played great all weekend, so it was definitely a battle on the court.”
                                Photo courtesy of Rick Edelman/Rick Edelman Photography
The doubles team consisting of Taylor Crabb (Honolulu, Hawaii) and Jake Gibb (Bountiful, Utah) earned first place in the men’s AVP Seattle Beach Open volleyball championship match on June 25 at Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah. The duo of Crabb/Gibb, which were the No. 3 seed coming into the tourney, defeated the No. 1 seeded squad of Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena 2-0 (21-16, 21-19) in the finals.
                                “It’s a huge feat to play in the finals, especially against a team like Nick and Phil, who are one of the greats,” Gibb said in a press release. “It was a solid match and we tried to remain calm and be consistent throughout it.”
                                Photo courtesy of Rick Edelman/Rick Edelman Photography

Crabb/Gibb win AVP Open men’s volleyball tournament

Doubles duo wins 2-0 (21-16, 21-19) in the finals.

  • Jun 25, 2018
The doubles team consisting of Taylor Crabb (Honolulu, Hawaii) and Jake Gibb (Bountiful, Utah) earned first place in the men’s AVP Seattle Beach Open volleyball championship match on June 25 at Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah. The duo of Crabb/Gibb, which were the No. 3 seed coming into the tourney, defeated the No. 1 seeded squad of Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena 2-0 (21-16, 21-19) in the finals.
                                “It’s a huge feat to play in the finals, especially against a team like Nick and Phil, who are one of the greats,” Gibb said in a press release. “It was a solid match and we tried to remain calm and be consistent throughout it.”
                                Photo courtesy of Rick Edelman/Rick Edelman Photography
Eastside Catholic Crusaders tight end DJ Rogers, left, gets tackled against the Garfield Bulldogs in the Class 3A state quarterfinals on Nov. 17, 2017. The Crusaders finished the 2017 season with an overall record of 10-1. Photo courtesy of Rick Edelman/Rick Edelman Photography

Eastside Catholic powerhouse football program is looking to return to the mountaintop

Starting quarterback spot still hasn’t been decided at this juncture.

Eastside Catholic Crusaders tight end DJ Rogers, left, gets tackled against the Garfield Bulldogs in the Class 3A state quarterfinals on Nov. 17, 2017. The Crusaders finished the 2017 season with an overall record of 10-1. Photo courtesy of Rick Edelman/Rick Edelman Photography
The Issaquah Baseball Club conducted its fourth annual Slugfest baseball tournament. The event, which featured 45 teams between the ages of 8 and 12 years of age, took place on June 16-17 at various locations throughout Issaquah.
                                The teams who won titles in their respective divisions consisted of PSP Baseball Club (8U), Issaquah Baseball Club (Purple Division-9U), West Seattle Navy (Gold Division-9U), Falls Little League All-Stars (Gold Division-10U), Issaquah Little League All-Stars (Purple Division-10U), Redmond West (Gold Division-11U), Issaquah Little League All-Stars (Purple Division-11U), Renton All-Stars (Gold Division-12U) and Edmonds Pacific (Purple Division-12U). Hudson Carvallo (pictured swinging the bat) was a member of the Issaquah Little League All-Stars 11U squad. Photo courtesy of Beth Miller

Issaquah Baseball Club hosts fourth annual Slugfest tournament

Champions are crowned on the diamond in Issaquah.

  • Jun 22, 2018
The Issaquah Baseball Club conducted its fourth annual Slugfest baseball tournament. The event, which featured 45 teams between the ages of 8 and 12 years of age, took place on June 16-17 at various locations throughout Issaquah.
                                The teams who won titles in their respective divisions consisted of PSP Baseball Club (8U), Issaquah Baseball Club (Purple Division-9U), West Seattle Navy (Gold Division-9U), Falls Little League All-Stars (Gold Division-10U), Issaquah Little League All-Stars (Purple Division-10U), Redmond West (Gold Division-11U), Issaquah Little League All-Stars (Purple Division-11U), Renton All-Stars (Gold Division-12U) and Edmonds Pacific (Purple Division-12U). Hudson Carvallo (pictured swinging the bat) was a member of the Issaquah Little League All-Stars 11U squad. Photo courtesy of Beth Miller
The Issaquah Gunners FC women’s soccer team, which competes in the WPSL, earned a 2-1 win against the Eugene Timbers FC Azul on June 16 at Issaquah High School. The Gunners improved their overall record to 2-0-1 with the victory. Natasha Baptiste, left, controls the ball against the Timbers. Photo courtesy of Rick Edelman/Rick Edelman Photography

Gunners capture second victory of the 2018 season

The Issaquah Gunners FC women’s soccer team, which competes in the WPSL, earned a 2-1 win against the Eugene Timbers FC Azul on June 16… Continue reading

  • Jun 21, 2018
The Issaquah Gunners FC women’s soccer team, which competes in the WPSL, earned a 2-1 win against the Eugene Timbers FC Azul on June 16 at Issaquah High School. The Gunners improved their overall record to 2-0-1 with the victory. Natasha Baptiste, left, controls the ball against the Timbers. Photo courtesy of Rick Edelman/Rick Edelman Photography