New Eastside Catholic girls soccer head coach Scott Brayton has high hopes for his team as they enter the 2009 season.
There is no erasing the gut-wrenching thoughts.
Visions of what could have been still loom in the minds of Issaquah’s returning football players. But, instead of dwelling on the negative, the Eagles hope to use their 20-15 class 4A state championship loss to rival Skyline — a game they led until the 3-minute mark of the fourth quarter — as motivation for the 2009 season.
Gene Dales knows there was no reason for his Eastlake football team to get down on itself.
Finishing third in the KingCo Crest, a division that sent its No. 1 and No. 2 teams to the 4A state championship last season, isn’t shabby.
The Junior Softball World Series (JSWS) ended in a loss for the Redmond/Eastlake All-Stars, but the chance to play against the world’s best was an opportunity of a lifetime, according to coaches and players.
It was just another run in the park for Johnna Koenig — sort of.
The 29-year-old Sammamish resident claimed her first Beaver Lake Triathlon victory in three tries on Saturday morning, winning the overall female competition in 1 hour, 18 minutes and 23 seconds.
Crossfire Premier soccer coach Dick McCormick held tryouts for his girls under 11 A-team in 2002 not knowing what to expect. As he ran drills, timed runs and scrimmaged teams, he hoped to find his best players for the coming year. Jotting down jersey numbers and mixing up lineups, McCormick began to see a team form.
Playing in an opponent’s home town, in front of more than 1,500 fans, presented a significant obstacle for Lakeside Recovery in Monday night’s American Legion AAA Northwest Regional Championship.
The 12U Washington Hurricanes Girls 96′ fastpitch softball team completed their 2009 season on July 23 with a win in the NSA Western Worlds Championship 12A competition, edging out teams from Nevada, California, British Columbia and all over Washington.
Li Wang of Sammamish defeated Tyler Salsbury of Enumclaw in a playoff last weekend to claim the Washington Junior Golf Association State Championship for the Boys 14-15 division at Bellevue’s Glendale Country Club.
The hardest part is the waiting.
There are 31 days in between the conclusion of the District 9 Junior Softball All-Star Tournament and the beginning of the Junior Softball World Series, and Mark Gransee’s Redmond/Eastlake Little League team has nothing to do but practice, and wait. And wait. And wait.
The weather wasn’t the only thing scorching this week.
A combination of blazing hot bats, and arms, lifted the Lakeside Recovery Senior baseball team to four straight wins, and into tonight’s American Legion Senior State Championship against the Yakima Pepsi Pak.