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The road to the Class 4A state softball tournament was long and arduous for Redmond and particularly head coach Jackie Bloom, who took over the helm in 2006. In her first season as coach, the team ran a perfect 16-0 record before losing a heartbreaking winner-to-state, loser-out game against Inglemoor, 2-0. This year’s team also had its fair share of make-or-break moments, including three games during the 4A Kingco playoffs where Redmond’s season could have ended prematurely with a loss.
Twelve-year-old Brandon Burditt of the Redmond West Majors Phillies achieved one of the rarest feats in Little League baseball by pitching a perfect game last month against the Athletics.
At 6 feet and 165 pounds, Redmond senior Marcus Flynn is hardly the imposing type of pitcher that one would envision as the closer on a state-title contending baseball team. What Flynn may lack in size, however, he more than makes up for with his guts, determination and a will to win at any cost. Flynn’s competitive fire on the diamond and on the hardwood was unmatched and that is why he is the Reporter’s Male Athlete of the Year.
Redmond long-distance runner Anthony Ellis tuned up for his college career with a silver-medal performance and senior sprinter Allen Hall proved his worth at last weekend’s Class 4A boys state track and field meet at Edgar Brown Stadium in Pasco.
After the Mustang softball team won their first two games of the Class 4A state tournament at Southend Recreation Arena (SERA) in Tacoma last Friday, one phrase that was commonly heard circulating in the Redmond stands was “Cinderella story.” Indeed, some scouts and coaches may have been quick to dismiss Redmond, which entered the state tournament with a 17-10 record, as having any real chance go deep in the tournament, much less take home a trophy. But that’s exactly what Redmond did as it captured the third-place trophy, thanks to some dominating pitching and powerful hitting.
A listing of King County all-league teams for spring 2008 sports.
Many star athletes relish being in the limelight and enjoy reminiscing on their own achievements.
The Redmond Lacrosse Club (RLC) had five first-team selections and Overlake had one player make the first-team and one as a honorable mention when the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association (WHSBLA) announced its all-region teams.
Redmond junior Sarah Lord continued to build on her Star Track resume at last weekend’s Class 4A state track and field meet at Edgar Brown Stadium in Pasco.
The Overlake and Bear Creek Schools split the two singles matches, but Overlake swept the doubles matches in a nonleague boys tennis match as the Owls beat the Grizzlies, 4-1, Wednesday afternoon.
• Sport: Girls Lacrosse
Madison and Samantha Podlucky, two Redmond sisters, both won all-around gymnastics titles at the Washington State Gymnastics Championships in Auburn.
T he Overlake baseball team may play in Class 1A, but don’t think the small school is short on talent.
• Head Coach: Mike Davidson, seventh season
The Redmond baseball team bounced back from its first loss of the season with impressive back-to-back wins last week.
The Redmond High baseball team won its fourth straight game, including a pair this week against Bothell and Ballard, after suffering its first loss of the season last week.
Jim Verdier and his WAVE Aquatics swimmers are on the fast track to success.
Redmond would end up loading the bases in the seventh, but could not get the clutch hit, thanks in part to Spangler throwing out a would-be base stealer for the second out of the inning.