Being that his offensive hitters average about 5-foot-10, Redmond volleyball coach Ross Johnson thought he had a tall team.
Until the Issaquah Eagles stepped onto the court.
Redmond resident Steven Toyoji, who is currently a senior attending Arizona State University, finished seventh in the men’s 400-meter final at the recent Beijing Paralympics (T52 division) with a time of 1 minute, 5.41 seconds.
In the often uncertain world of high school sports, one team that seems assured of success this year is the Redmond High boys’ golf team. Since taking over in 2006, Redmond head golf coach Chris Zimmerman has compiled a record of 20-1 and has worked with many of this year’s players since they were sophomores.
On paper, the Redmond football team looks as good as it’s been in years.
They return an excellent QB and team leader in David Gilbertson, a line averaging 265 pounds, and receivers John Martino and Cameron Sandquist will run routes and be targets for Gilbertson’s strong arm.
Maureen Cardwell, a talented, thrill-seeking swimmer from Redmond High School, hopes to strike more gold this fall.
Cardwell, who is battling shoulder injuries, hopes to overcome her pain and pin down another pair of Class 4A state gold medals.