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Prep Report – Streaking Mustangs win sixth straight

A sour start to the season has turned sweet for the Redmond boys’ basketball team. The streaking Mustangs knocked off a tough Issaquah team, 63-53, last Friday night and leapfrogged the Eagles into second place in the 4A Kingco Crest Division.

  • Jan 26, 2009
Redmond’s Kaitlyn Parrott (No. 33) guards Lake Washington’s Kasey Coffey (No. 35) during second quarter action of the game at Lake Washington High School. The Mustangs outscored the Kangaroos in the second quarter

Redmond girls roll past LW: Martin, Pratt lead the way

The Redmond girls’ basketball team proved to be unwelcome guests at Lake Washington High School Wednesday night as the Mustangs handled the Kangaroos, 62-53 in a 4A Kingco contest.

Redmond’s Kaitlyn Parrott (No. 33) guards Lake Washington’s Kasey Coffey (No. 35) during second quarter action of the game at Lake Washington High School. The Mustangs outscored the Kangaroos in the second quarter

Prep report: Redmond wrestlers pull off incredible comeback

Competing without one of its captains, the Redmond wrestling team pulled off a comeback for the ages during Tuesday’s 4A Kingco contest against Mount Si. The Mustangs, who will be without injured senior Jimmy Brookman for the rest of the season, finished the meet with four straight pins to squeak by the Wildcats, 35-33.

  • Jan 22, 2009
Redmond’s Nolan Thomas puts the clamp down on Newport’s Kevin Erickson during the Mustangs’ 51-24 win last Thursday. Thomas pinned Erickson in 49 seconds and improved to 14-3.

Redmond pins down win

The Redmond wrestling squad showed strength and purpose, handling Newport with ease, 51-24, in a 4A Kingco Conference win last Thursday at Redmond High. Redmond co-captain Nolan Thomas, who wrestled at 135 pounds, and heavyweight Esteban Herrera each recorded impressive pins in the win. Teammate Sean Holt, wrestling at 140 pounds, also earned a decisive first-round pin in 1 minute, 34 seconds.

Redmond’s Nolan Thomas puts the clamp down on Newport’s Kevin Erickson during the Mustangs’ 51-24 win last Thursday. Thomas pinned Erickson in 49 seconds and improved to 14-3.

Prep Report – Mustangs claim fourth straight victory

The Redmond boys’ basketball team went on the road last Friday and continued their winning ways, beating the Eastlake Wolves, 64-55 for its fourth straight… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2009
Overlake junior guard Hakan Yagiz drives to the basket during Tuesday's 68-54 loss to Bellevue Christian. Yagiz scored a team-high 12 points.

Owls fizzle in fourth quarter, fall to Bellevue Christian

The Bellevue Christian Vikings entered Tuesday's boys basketball game against Overlake as the team to beat in the 1A Emerald City League. The Vikings came to The Overlake School with only one league blemish in their five seasons of playing in the conference. Until the fourth quarter, the Owls had an excellent chance to pull off the upset. But the Vikings' amped-up defense and clutch shooting late in the game sealed the 68-54 victory.

Overlake junior guard Hakan Yagiz drives to the basket during Tuesday's 68-54 loss to Bellevue Christian. Yagiz scored a team-high 12 points.

Overlake’s Halverson out 4-6 weeks with broken tailbone

Overlake boys' basketball player Trent Halverson, a junior forward and the team's second-leading scorer, will miss 4-6 weeks with a broken tailbone after he went up hard for a rebound and fell awkwardly on his back during Tuesday's 68-54 loss to Bellevue Christian.

Katherine Ganter/Redmond Reporter Skyline’s Carlie Wolken guards Redmond senior forward Courtney Martin during second-quarter action. Wolken scored the winning layup as the Spartans won

Skyline steals win from Mustangs

Greg Bruns returned to Redmond High School Friday night and left with a “bittersweet,” last-second win against his former coaching mate and longtime buddy. Bruns, a former Redmond assistant girls’ basketball coach and first-year head coach at Skyline, guided the Spartans past the Mustangs, 45-44, in a thrilling 4A Kingco Crest Division contest.

Katherine Ganter/Redmond Reporter Skyline’s Carlie Wolken guards Redmond senior forward Courtney Martin during second-quarter action. Wolken scored the winning layup as the Spartans won

Redmond grad drills game-winning 75-foot shot for Saint Martin’s

Redmond High graduate Galen Squiers, class of 2007, now playing for the Saint Martin’s University Saints near Tacoma, pulled off the shot of a lifetime against Hawaii Hilo during a nonconference game last month.

  • Jan 13, 2009

Mustangs pull out another close win

The Redmond boys’ basketball team pulled out a second straight narrow 4A Kingco Crest Division win Friday night after slipping past Skyline, 52-46, in front of a packed house at Redmond High. Justin Alexander led the Mustangs with 15 points and Chris Harrington added 12.

  • Jan 13, 2009
Bear Creek senior forward Alexis Miller

Bear Creek falters in the fourth quarter, falls to Rainier Christian

In what has been a recurring theme this season, the Bear Creek girls’ basketball team lost another close game Tuesday night, wavering down the stretch while Rainier Christian came through with clutch shots as the visiting Mustangs pulled out a 38-33 Sea-Tac 2B league win.

Bear Creek senior forward Alexis Miller
Bear Creek girls’ basketball coach Alan Dickson recently overcame prostate cancer and now he hopes to build a winning tradition for the Grizzlies.

Bear Creek’s Dickson: The ultimate fighter

For all of his life, first-year Bear Creek girls’ basketball coach Alan Dickson has proven to be a fighter off the court as well as on it. While attending Mishawaka High School in Indiana at age 16, he was diagnosed with acute ulcerative colitis, which caused internal bleeding in the lower digestive tract.

Bear Creek girls’ basketball coach Alan Dickson recently overcame prostate cancer and now he hopes to build a winning tradition for the Grizzlies.

Alleva shines for WAVE team

Zach Alleva, a Bear Creek School ninth-grader who swims for Eastlake High, has been making major strides for WAVE Aquatics’ 14-and-under team.

  • Jan 8, 2009

Mustangs slip past Woodinville

The visiting Redmond boys basketball team got a much-needed 4A Kingco win on Tuesday night against Woodinville, sneaking away with a 41-40 victory.

  • Jan 8, 2009
Senior forward Courtney Martin drives to the hoop for two of her game-high 23 points in Tuesday’s 68-55 title-game loss to Colt’s Neck High of New Jersey.

Prep Report – Redmond girls win OT thrillers, finish 2nd in Orlando

The Redmond High girls’ basketball magical run at the Disney Wild World of Sports Tournament in Orlando fizzled in Tuesday’s championship game as Colt’s Neck High beat the Mustangs, 68-55. The Mustangs (3-3) won its first two tournament games in overtime, but fell short to Colt’s Neck of New Jersey, which led 36-25 at halftime.

  • Dec 31, 2008
Senior forward Courtney Martin drives to the hoop for two of her game-high 23 points in Tuesday’s 68-55 title-game loss to Colt’s Neck High of New Jersey.
Senior captain Sean 'Chewy' Shewey defends against a Northshore attacker during a league match last season.

Redmond Lacrosse Club teaches basics of growing sport

If your children are itching to try something new besides baseball or soccer, one of the city’s newest non-profit sports organizations may be just what they are looking for. Redmond Lacrosse Club (RLC) was formed just last year when the only youth lacrosse organization on the Eastside since the 1980s split and formed a Northshore division, fueling the need for local kids to get back onto the field.

Senior captain Sean 'Chewy' Shewey defends against a Northshore attacker during a league match last season.

Wintry blast puts hoops on hold

Due to recent weather conditions, all scheduled high school basketball games for Redmond High, The Overlake School and The Bear Creek School from Wednesday, Dec. 17 onward have been postponed until after the new year. The Reporter will provide updates with dates and times of rescheduled games as they become available.

  • Dec 26, 2008
Katherine Ganter/Redmond Reporter Redmond’s Philip Leland applies defensive pressure to Inglemoor forward Adam McElwee during the fourth quarter of the Mustangs’ 56-38 loss to the Vikings. Redmond failed to score a field goal in the second quarter as the Mustangs fell to 0-2 in 4A Kingco play.

Cold shooting dooms Stangs

The temperature at tipoff for Tuesday night’s 4A Kingco matchup between the visiting Inglemoor boys basketball team and the Redmond Mustangs was a bone-chilling 23 degrees. Unfortunately for the home squad, the Mustangs’ shooting efficiency went into a deep freeze as they fell to the Vikings, 56-38.

Katherine Ganter/Redmond Reporter Redmond’s Philip Leland applies defensive pressure to Inglemoor forward Adam McElwee during the fourth quarter of the Mustangs’ 56-38 loss to the Vikings. Redmond failed to score a field goal in the second quarter as the Mustangs fell to 0-2 in 4A Kingco play.

Prep report: Grizzlies blast Summit, 61-36, improve to 4-0

Led by another strong performance from junior guard Jamie Meyer, the Bear Creek boys basketball team blasted Summit 61-36 at home in a Sea-Tac 2B League contest Tuesday night.

  • Dec 18, 2008
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Panthers claim President’s Cup

The Lake Washington Youth Soccer Association Panthers 16-and-under team was recently crowned state champion of the Dairy Farmers of Washington President’s Cup, which took place last Saturday at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila.

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