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Above average temperatures greeted the 521 athletes who gathered at the 15th annual Beaver Lake Triathlon Saturday morning — the largest turnout since 2005, when 570 took to the course.
When you hear about high school basketball players walking on to prominent Division I basketball teams, most of the time they come from established high school programs that compete at the Class 3A or 4A level.
Officially, the Junior Softball World Series ended with just one winner — the West. With a 10-4 win over Latin America on August 16, the West team, Pusch Ridge Little League of Oro Valley, Ariz., took the title.
While the idea of a new children’s gym opening up in Redmond may not turn too many heads, the concept behind the city’s newest “gym,” Great Play, is unique and extraordinary.
In Ron “Tiger” Cole’s high school yearbook, he wrote, “I can’t wait to go to the World Championships and wrestle a Russian in Russia.”
Redmond’s Cara Linnenkohl is living proof that hard work and dedication to a sport will pay off in the long run.
Soccer players from the Pacific Northwest know that it’s quite difficult to enjoy their sport outdoors year-round. That’s where Arena Sports comes in. Founded in 1995, Arena Sports is a national leader in indoor sports facilities, whose main goal is to enhance the quality of life in local communities by providing fun and safe sports for people of all ages.
Fast. Tough. Reliable.
There are some who argue the validity of baton twirling as a sport. Emily Reyer is quick to tell them it’s not only a sport, but one of the toughest out there. “One of my friends got a couple of concussions, and that’s not rare,” she said. “I’ve seen a girl who did a higher spin trick and it came down on her eyebrow and she had to get stitches on her eyelid.”
Redmond High graduate Steven Toyoji is a man on a mission for gold. The 22-year-old University of Arizona senior will be traveling to China in early September to compete in track events of the Beijing Paralympics, a division of the Olympic Games reserved for the physically handicapped.
Twelve-year-old Laura Combs of Redmond has been ice skating for just two and a half years, and has already put together quite an impressive record.
Seattle Mariners pitcher Ryan Rowland-Smith will meet the public and sign autographs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, July 21 at the Woodinville TOP Food & Drug, 17641 Garden Way N.E.
When 45-year-old Paula Tomlinson was diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer in late 2003, the prognosis was not good. Studies have shown that anywhere from one-third to one-half of Stage III diagnoses don’t survive. Even facing the possibility that she may not live to see her 50th birthday, she was able to remain strong-willed and optimistic throughout the ordeal, as she knew her cancer could be beaten.
Anyone that has ever walked into their favorite restaurant or bar and been greeted on a first-name basis knows how great it feels to be part of a family. Anyone that has ever walked into their favorite restaurant or bar and been greeted on a first-name basis knows how great it feels to be part of a family. Many larger, national-chain gyms, however, operate by key card, where clients simply scan themselves into a system before beginning their workout. Very little interaction, with the gym staff is required, if at all, which may pose problems should an issue arise.
Mustang faithful that followed the excellent Redmond High girls’ basketball team in the early part of the decade may recall a flashy southpaw point guard with long braids and an undying tenacity on the court to get the job done. Ashley Graham, who graduated in 2003, enjoyed one of the most stellar prep careers of any Redmond athlete in recent memory.
Eleven-year-old Priya Rastogi of Redmond has been skating for almost as long as she can remember. Priya, and her sister Pooja, 8, trek up to the Marysville Skating Club several times a week to practice and train for figure roller skating competitions, the next of which will be the Roller Skating National Championships in Lincoln, Neb. later this month.
Some teams may hold car washes or make the rounds going door-to-door selling magazines, but the Redmond High School’s annual fund-raiser to help fund its travel-intensive basketball seasons goes back to their love of the game. Last week, hundreds of campers from grades three to nine met at the Redmond High gym for the boys’ and girls’ basketball camps, hosted by the high school head coaches as well as numerous varsity players and alumni.
For senior citizens living at Emerald Heights, staying in shape has never been so much fun. Most of the retirement community’s 400-plus residents have been working out regularly with fitness trainers in an assortment of classes to prepare for the annual Senior Fitness Games, a week-long event with different competitions scheduled each day.