The Overlake School’s baseball pitching ace Michael Curtis may not have had his best stuff on Tuesday afternoon when his Owls took on 1A Emerald City League rival Cedar Park Christian at Marymoor Park. But the loaded offense behind him packed plenty of punch as Overlake cruised past the Eagles, 11-2, the Owls’ sixth straight win.
After watching Wednesday night’s dominating pitching and powerful hitting by Redmond’s Dylan Davis, it’s hard to believe he is only a sophomore in high school.
Behind Davis’ complete-game gem and two-run home run, Redmond beat Bothell, 4-1, in a 4A Kingco baseball showdown at Hartman Park.
One is a thrill-seeking junior with state-medal aspirations. The other is a determined senior with Olympic bloodlines, hoping to end his high school career on a high note.
Both of the athletes from The Bear Creek School have the same goal.
Redmond senior pitcher Erika Hendron, who guided the Mustangs’ fastpitch team to a third place finish at the Class 4A state tournament last spring, looked like a battle-tested veteran when she took the mound Wednesday night against defending state champion Eastlake.
And she pitched like one, too.
Hendron struck out the first 13 Wolves that came to the plate during the Mustangs’ home opener en route to a 3-0 shutout in the 4A Kingco contest.
The red-hot Redmond baseball team continued to dominate Monday night.
Led by the strong pitching of senior southpaw Mack Acker, the Mustangs beat league rival, Eastlake, 5-2, Tuesday night at Hartman Park.
With 62 athletes turning out this spring, the Redmond girls’ track and field team looks to be as strong as ever, led by a talented senior class loaded with state returners and complemented with a crop of young sophomores poised to become the future of the program.
“We’re looking really good,” said head girls’ coach Denis Villeneuve. “We got 60 girls on the team, so it’s a bigger team than what we’ve had in a few years. There’s some good young talent plus our returners.”
Once Overlake coach Bill Armstrong’s tennis players make it to the Class 1A state tournament, they generally do very well. Keith Wilkes, a 2008 graduate, is the perfect example. Wilkes advanced all the way to the championship match before being losing in the finals to Tyson McGuffin of Chelan.
But the problem in the past has been getting Owl players to state.
Overlake’s league, perhaps the toughest in the state, contains tennis juggernaut University Prep along with a number of other competitive schools vying for four state spots.
To notch 58 consecutive league wins in any high school sport seems unfathomable.
But that’s until you realize just how good the Redmond girls’ golf team is.
With 38 athletes hitting the links at tryouts this year, the Class 4A defending champion Mustangs have a deeper talent pool than many schools have for their football or basketball teams. That is the culture that has been established for the program many call unbeatable in 4A Kingco.
Redmond boys’ soccer coach Pat Scheibe lost a lot of senior talent last spring to graduation.
But for a program coming off a solid 11-2-1 season, including winning seven straight to close out the regular season before losing 2-0 to Bothell in the first round of the one-and-done 4A Kingco tournament, Scheibe relishes the challenge to start fresh.
The Redmond High School (RHS) dance team is small but mighty.
Just eight members strong, the team placed first in Hip-Hop and third in Pom at the District 2 Dance and Drill competion on March 7.
Now Lisa Heard, Stacey Townsend, Haley Gusich, Kelly O’ Donnell, Maddie Ebi, Sarah Coburn, Rashmi Sathe and Imani Steiner are headed to the state competition, March 28 at the Sun Dome in Yakima.
If there was a feel-good, Cinderella story last spring in Redmond High School sports, it would have had to be the fastpitch team’s unbelievable run at the Class 4A state tournament in Tacoma.
Last year’s team had to battle through a number of adversities, including losing its staff ace to an injury after just four starts before barely sneaking into the state tournament by winning three straight loser-out games.
With his senior season winding down, Chris Harrington made sure that it had a storybook ending.
Harrington delivered in the clutch on the biggest stage as the Redmond boys’ basketball team survived two overtimes in against Lake Stevens to win 70-64, securing fifth place at Saturday’s Class 4A state tournament at the Tacoma Dome.Redmond boys’ basketball team survived two overtimes in against Lake Stevens to win 70-64, securing fifth place at Saturday’s Class 4A state tournament at the Tacoma Dome.
The Redmond boys’ basketball team fulfilled their quest to bring a Class 4A state trophy back to Redmond High School with a 42-38 victory over Mariner in a state consolation matchup Friday morning at the Tacoma Dome.
The Redmond boys basketball team got some redemption Thursday morning at the Tacoma Dome.
The Mustangs kept their season alive, beating state rookie Todd Beamer of Federal Way, 63-46, in a loser-out Class 4A state consolation game. Redmond opened the tournament with a 66-36 loss to Federal Way on Wednesday, but bounced back in a big way on Thursday.
“We did not want it to end,” said Chris Harrington, who led the Mustangs with 19 points and seven rebounds. “We felt like we were a better team (than against Federal Way).