Fists raised in the air and index fingers pointed skyward, the Eastlake 10- and 11-year-old all star baseball team rushed the mound to form a huddle at Auburn’s Sunset Park on Saturday afternoon. For the second straight year, the group from Sammamish celebrated a state title, this time coming from behind to down South Kitsap Western, 9-7.
The Lakeside-Issaquah Junior American Legion claimed the District 11 championship July 24, downing Enumclaw 3-2 in the championship game. The victory earned the team a No. 1 seed in the state tournament, which begins at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 2 against Burlington in Selah.
When it comes to wakeboarding, Issaquah resident Bret van den Hueval has pretty much seen it all. He’s won national championships, he’s made a number of pro teams, and with dozens of competitions under his belt, van den Hueval doesn’t even get the jitters before competitions anymore.
Tired, worn down, out of gas.
However Lakeside Senior American Legion coach Rob Reese wanted to word it, there was no denying his pitching staff didn’t have much left after last weekend’s Region 1 tournament at Bellevue’s Bannerwood Park.
Tryouts for Sandy Koufax 13U, 14U and 15U Mickey Mantle teams will be held soon for the 2009 season. Tryout times are posted on www.premierbaseballclub.com. Contact Steven Schaefer at 425-457-6622 or Steven@premierbaseballclub.org.
George Crowder officially resigned from his position as Eastlake High School’s head softball coach last week after 16 years at the helm. He is moving on to teach history at Lake Washington High School next fall.