Tim Lincecum, the baseball standout who led the Liberty High School Patriots to the 3A state baseball tournament in 2003, has won the National League’s Cy Young Award, as the best pitcher in baseball.
Just call them the fearsome foursome.
Going into Saturday’s Class 4A Sea-King District swim and dive meet at Juanita High Pool in Kirkland, the Redmond girls squad knew their strength was in the 200-yard medley relay.
After all, the combination of Becca Wyant, Heather Harper, Maureen Cardwell and Melodie Nagasawa, left the competition in their wake during last Friday’s preliminaries, winning the race in a rocket time of 1 minute, 50.66 seconds, nearly four seconds ahead of any other team.
Another race, another golden run for rising star Mack Young.
The Redmond High junior built upon his breakthrough victory at the boys cross-country bi-district championships on Nov. 1 with a thrilling, slam-dunk win at Saturday’s Class 4A state race.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.