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As with many district-tournament matchups featuring smaller schools, teams often have to travel a considerable distance to play a match, and the Overlake girls soccer team’s opponent in the first round of the 1A Tri-District tournament was no exception. The Redskins of Port Townsend High School traveled over two hours and nearly 70 miles to get to Sammamish High School in Bellevue on Wednesday for their playoff matchup against Overlake. Overlake’s speed was on display against the sluggish Redskins as the persistent Owls finally punched in goal in the second half to pull out the 1-0 victory.
After the first half ended in a 0-0 tie, the Owl scoring wave opened up in a big way with junior midfielder Devon Schmidt scoring an unassisted goal in the 49th minute. Malcolm Griffin then scored on an assist by Sky Tweedie-Yates in the 66th minute. Forward Hakan Yagiz scored his seventh goal of the season in the 72nd minute to cap the scoring. Yagiz is tied for fourth with Griffin in league scoring. With another shutout on Tuesday, George Dolack finished second in the league with eight shutouts and 16 saves on the season. The Owls (12-3-0) will get a bye in the opening round of the Emerald City League playoffs due to their second-place league finish behind Seattle Academy. Their first playoff game will be on Tuesday, Nov. 11 against an opponent and site to be determined. SOCCER: Bear Creek teams lose playoff openers The Bear Creek boys suffered a hard-fought loss to Mount Vernon Christian, 2-1, on Tuesday at home in the 2B/1B Tri-District playoffs. Mount Vernon took the lead in the 18th minute, but the Grizzlies clamped down the Hurricane offense for the next 57 minutes but Mount Vernon Christian scored again to take a 2-0 lead with five minutes to play. Bear Creek sophomore Tom Postings scored off of Kyle Blankenbeckler’s assist in the 78th minute to put the Grizzlies on the board. The Grizzly boys (12-3-1) continue their playoff run on Thursday against Lopez Island after the Reporter’s deadline in a loser-out game. The Grizzlies’ girls lost an overtime heartbreaker against Life Christian, 2-1, in their Tri-District tournament playoff opener at Life Christian School on Tuesday. Jenny Price scored an unassisted goal for Bear Creek, but the Eagles’ Kristen Rue scored the equalizer on an assist from Karisa Konsmo to force overtime. No goals were scored during the overtime period, so the playoff game had to be decided by a penalty-kick shootout which Life Christian won with four goals. The Grizzly girls’ team (7-7-1) played again on Thursday after the Reporter’s deadline at Mount Vernon Christian.
Redmond junior Mack Young used a killer kick at rain-soaked Lincoln Park in Seattle to pull out a thrilling win at Saturday’s 4A Kingco/Greater St. Helens Bi-District Cross Country Championships.
In a season full of hardships and tough breaks, the Redmond football team ended the year on a positive note, defeating the Lake Washington Kangaroos 34-7 at home on Halloween night last Friday.
Redmond Senior Sarah Lord won Saturday’s 4A Kingco/Greater St. Helens Bi-District cross country meet in convincing fashion, navigating the hilly, wet 3.1-mile course at Seattle Lincoln Park in a season-best time of 18 minutes, 25 seconds.
The Redmond girls swim team shined at Saturday’s 4A Kingco Championships, held at Mary Wayte Pool in Mercer Island.
For the second time this season, the Overlake Owl boys soccer team blanked Bellevue Christian, 4-0, in a Class 1A Emerald City League home game on Tuesday. Overlake’s Andrew Cunningham recorded a rare hat trick, scoring goals in the 12th, 15th and 31st minutes of the first half to vault the Owls to a 3-0 lead.
Playing without its motivational leader, The Bear Creek boys soccer team handled a tough King’s West squad with ease on Tuesday in a Sea-Tac 2B League contest at Owens Field, shutting out the Warriors 3-0.
When the name Sarah Lord is mentioned in cross country circles, a word that often comes to mind is “domination.” The talented Redmond runner smoked the field and defended her 4A Kingco League title, finishing the 3.1-mile course at Seattle’s Lincoln Park in a blazing 18 minutes, 34 seconds.
Redmond senior Aiden Irish tamed the hilly 3.1-mile course at Seattle’s Lincoln Park during Thursday’s 4A Kingco League boys meet in a personal-best time of 15 minutes, 23 seconds, edging out teammate, Mack Young, who crossed the finish line in 15:29.
The Redmond football team gave the homecoming crowd plenty to cheer about and coach Mike Plushcke was finally able to silence his doubters after the Mustangs pounded Garfield, 49-7, in 4A Kingco Crest Division matchup last Friday night.
With a tough schedule ahead for the Redmond girls’ soccer team, head coach Patrick Schiebe and his squad came in hungry for a win against the struggling Lake Washington Kangaroos on a frigid Tuesday night at LW High’s Mac Field. Instead, their offense was left starving as the Mustangs missed many opportunities — particularly in the second half — and had to settle for a 0-0 tie in the 4A Kingco contest.
Led by a stellar performance by senior team captain Alex Mroz, the Redmond Mustangs finished in second place behind two-time defending champion Eastlake at Tuesday’s Kingco 4A Medalist tournament at Snohomish Golf Club. Eastlake standout Kevin Penner fired a 3-under-par 69 to claim district medalist honors, followed by Woodinville’s Jarrett Foote with a 1-under 71 and third-place Mroz, who shot even-par 72.
The surging Bear Creek Grizzlies clawed out a thrilling win against King’s West in a Sea-Tac 2B League volleyball showdown last Thursday night at The Bear Creek School. The Grizzlies, playing without senior all-league player Katie Wolfram, who was on a college recruiting trip, won the match, 3-2, in the best-of-five format. Game scores were 25-11, 15-25, 25-18, 19-25, 15-11.
Although Redmond resident Meredith Teague stands just 5-foot-4-inches, she is a giant on the soccer field. Since 2005, the Seattle Pacific University senior has been a force at midfield for the NCAA II powerhouse Falcons, who went undefeated last season until the semifinals of the NCAA tournament, finishing with a record of 23-1.
The Overlake boys’ soccer continued their winning ways with an upset victory of 1A Emerald City League favorite Seattle Academy, 1-0, on Tuesday at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila.
The Overlake School boys’ soccer coach Bob Bristol knew going into the season that he had a great team. After all, the same core of players are back from last season when the Owls finished an amazing 10-1-1 in their last 12 games. Bristol figured this season’s squad seemed poised for success. So far, so good. The Owls’ dominating, aggressive style of play was on full display last Thursday as Overlake blanked the Cedar Park Christian Eagles, 3-0 — its third straight win — in an Emerald City League contest at The Overlake School.
The Redmond football team put forth one of its best efforts of the season, but it still wasn’t enough as Newport beat the Mustangs, 21-14, in a 4A Kingco Crest Division contest at Redmond High Friday night.
The Redmond boys and girls cross country teams took charge and each pulled out a win at a five-team 4A Kingco meet last Wednesday at Finn Hill Junior High
Redmond posted its best golf score of the season on Monday at the Mount Si Golf Club. Unfortunately for the Mustangs, so did Mount Si. The Wildcats slipped past Redmond by four strokes, 183-187, in a match many believe will decide the regular-season 4A Kingco champion.