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The Bear Creek boys’ basketball won a second straight Sea-Tac 2B title on Monday. From left: Assistant Coach Scott Nelson

Grizzlies win back-to-back league titles

If there was any doubt about who deserves the Sea-Tac 2B Most Valuable Player Award, Bear Creek junior guard Jamie Meyer may have just settled the discussion once and for all. The shooting phenom poured in 28 points during the Grizzlies’ 55-43 win in the league championship game over Tacoma Baptist at Chief Leschi school in Puyallup Monday night. It was the Grizzlies’ second straight Sea-Tac 2B title.

The Bear Creek boys’ basketball won a second straight Sea-Tac 2B title on Monday. From left: Assistant Coach Scott Nelson

Prep Report: Overlake ousted from playoffs

With its top scorer still sidelined with an injury, the Overlake boys’ basketball team fell to Cedar Park Christian 52-45, in a first-round, loser-out 1A Emerald City League playoff game Tuesday night.

  • Feb 19, 2009
Three-time WNBA MVP Sheryl Swoopes watches students play during the First Annual Sheryl Swoopes Basketball Clinic at The Overlake School earlier this week.

Swoopes clinic a big hit

Three-time WNBA MVP Sheryl Swoopes watches students practice their skills during the First Annual Sheryl Swoopes Basketball Clinic at The Overlake School earlier this week.… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2009
Three-time WNBA MVP Sheryl Swoopes watches students play during the First Annual Sheryl Swoopes Basketball Clinic at The Overlake School earlier this week.
Redmond's Marissa Pratt (No. 44) goes up for a shot against Eastlake's defense during the game at Redmond High School on Friday night. Eastlake won over the Mustangs 66-55

Stangs down and out

It was do-or-die for the Redmond girls’ basketball team last Friday night. After a tough 58-50 loss to Skyline on Wednesday night dropped Redmond from sixth to eighth in the 4A Kingco standings, the Mustangs faced a must-win situation against arch rival Eastlake.

Redmond's Marissa Pratt (No. 44) goes up for a shot against Eastlake's defense during the game at Redmond High School on Friday night. Eastlake won over the Mustangs 66-55

Prep Report: Kelly makes history for Redmond wrestling

In a weekend filled with great storylines, three of the six Redmond wrestlers who competed at last weekend's regional competitions achieved their goals of making it to this weekend's Mat Classic XXI at the Tacoma Dome.

Portelance, Klassen lead charge to state

The Redmond boys’ swimming and diving team put together a strong fourth-place performance at Saturday’s Sea-King District championships at Juanita High School in Kirkland, finishing with 157 points.

  • Feb 16, 2009

Owls earn “bittersweet win”

You can’t miss it. The big yellow sign held up at every Overlake boys’ basketball game that says “No. 24 Danny Poplawski for MVP.” The hot-shooting senior forward gave the home crowd plenty of reasons to cheer Tuesday night as he scored 23 points, including five straight 3-pointers, to lead the Owls past Emerald City League rival Cedar Park Christian School, 54-50.

Prep Report: Overlake girls slip past Eagles 45-43

The Overlake girls’ basketball overcame a rough start to finish off Cedar Park Christian, 45-43, in a 1A Emerald City League contest on Tuesday.

  • Feb 12, 2009
Redmond guard Will Ellis charges around Garfield’s Des’Juan Newton during second quarter action of Friday’s home game against Garfield. The game was called with 5:26 to go in the fourth quarter.  KATHERINE GANTER  Redmond Reporter

SPORTS Heated rivalry turns into basket-brawl

For the first three quarters, Friday night’s 4A Kingco boys’ basketball matchup between the visiting Garfield Bulldogs and the Redmond Mustangs at Reiger Gymnasium was like any other heated league rivalry.

Redmond guard Will Ellis charges around Garfield’s Des’Juan Newton during second quarter action of Friday’s home game against Garfield. The game was called with 5:26 to go in the fourth quarter.  KATHERINE GANTER  Redmond Reporter

Prep Report: Lady Stangs sneak past Bulldogs

Lady Stangs hold on against Bulldogs It was a fight to the finish, but the Mustangs held on to a slim fourth-quarter lead in front of a packed house at Redmond's Reiger Gymnasium and beat Garfield 56-50 for their third-straight win.

  • Feb 9, 2009

Prep Report: Alexander stays hot, leads Mustangs past Ballard

Led by another strong performance by senior forward Justin Alexander the visiting Redmond boys’ basketball team beat Ballard, 49-43, in a 4A Kingco contest Tuesday night.

  • Feb 5, 2009
Overlake’s Allison Havran

Vikings cool off red-hot Overlake

Her team hadn’t lost a game in nearly one month. But Sara Wilcox, Overlake’s first-year head girls’ coach, knew they were in for a battle against Bellevue Christian, the squad that handed the Owls their most recent defeat back on Jan. 13. Unfortunately, the Vikings arrived for combat with far superior weapons and armor, handily defeating the Owls 66-36 in their 1A Emerald City League matchup on Tuesday night in Bellevue and snapping Overlake’s eight-game winning streak.

Overlake’s Allison Havran

Redmond’s Gilbertson to walk on at WSU

David Gilbertson, who earned second-team 4A Kingco honors during his senior season as the starting quarterback for the Redmond Mustangs football team, announced that he will walk on to play at Washington State University this fall.

  • Feb 5, 2009
Bear Creek's Lucas Fernandez (No. 33) is guarded by Seattle Lutheran's Brian Simmons (No. 33) and Beau Severson (No. 14) as he heads to the basket during a game at Seattle Lutheran High School on Fri.

Grizzlies take down Saints: Bear Creek wins fourth straight

The Bear Creek School's head basketball coach Scott Moe knows he has kids who can shoot the basketball. On Friday during his team's Sea-Tac 2B league matchup against Seattle Lutheran, he called for the three-point shot early and often, as the Grizzlies used the long ball and stellar defense to pull out a 44-33 victory over the Saints.

Bear Creek's Lucas Fernandez (No. 33) is guarded by Seattle Lutheran's Brian Simmons (No. 33) and Beau Severson (No. 14) as he heads to the basket during a game at Seattle Lutheran High School on Fri.

No. 4 Garfield nips Stangs in double OT

In its most challenging test of the season, the Redmond boys basketball team pushed fourth-ranked Garfield to double overtime before falling short, 67-66, in a 4A Kingco showodwn at Garfield High last Saturday night.

  • Feb 2, 2009

Prep Report: Lady Stangs bounce back with win over Garfield

After losing to the Newport Knights 59-55 in a 4A Kingco matchup on Friday night, the Redmond girls' basketball team bounced back Saturday night with a 52-44 win against Garfield.

  • Feb 2, 2009

Overlake girls grind out seventh straight win

Overlake girls grind out seventh straight win

  • Feb 2, 2009
Redmond guard Chris Harrington drives in for two of his 10 points while Roosevelt's Louis Voorhees defends. The Mustangs had their six-game win streak snapped on Tuesday by the Roughriders

Roosevelt halts Redmond win streak: Free throw shooting the difference in 54-51 loss

Offensively, the Redmond Mustangs' boys basketball team did not play the first three quarters of Tuesday night's home 4A Kingco matchup against the Roosevelt Roughriders like a team riding a six-game winning streak. But when the whistle sounded to begin the fourth quarter, a revived Mustang team stepped onto the court at Reiger gymnasium, setting up a wild and frantic finish. In the end, Redmond could not bounce back from their sluggish start and the Roughriders converted clutch free throws down the stretch to seal a 54-51 win.

Redmond guard Chris Harrington drives in for two of his 10 points while Roosevelt's Louis Voorhees defends. The Mustangs had their six-game win streak snapped on Tuesday by the Roughriders
Scott Macartney

Local skier injured; could lose out on next Olympics

Local World Cup and two-time Olympic downhill skier Scott Macartney returned home to Kirkland Jan. 26 after an injury knocked him out of competitive racing for the second straight year.

Scott Macartney
Forest Ridge’s Tanya Shah (No. 14) applies some defensive pressure to Overlake’s Jessica Elliott during second-quarter action of the Owls’ 46-24 win last Friday night. Elliott scored a season-high 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as Overlake won its fourth straight game.

Overlake girls continue winning ways

The Overlake girls basketball team went on the road and continued their winning ways against a shorthanded Forest Ridge School in 1A Emerald City contest Friday night, claiming their fourth straight victory with a 46-24 blowout of the Ravens.

Forest Ridge’s Tanya Shah (No. 14) applies some defensive pressure to Overlake’s Jessica Elliott during second-quarter action of the Owls’ 46-24 win last Friday night. Elliott scored a season-high 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as Overlake won its fourth straight game.