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TOP: Redmond’s Emily Squiers (No. 22) and the Mustangs shocked the state field

Redmond High Mustangs overcame adversity in ’08

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.

TOP: Redmond’s Emily Squiers (No. 22) and the Mustangs shocked the state field
Brandon Burditt

Redmond Little League player pitches perfection

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.

Brandon Burditt
Redmond High senior Marcus Flynn shined on the mound as the Mustangs closer this spring

Redmond pitcher, hoopster Flynn is Male Athlete of the Year

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 High senior Marcus Flynn shined on the mound as the Mustangs closer this spring

Redmond track stars place in top five at state meet

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.

Redmond’s Paige Mullins  slides safely into home during Redmond’s 10-0

Surprising Redmond fastpitch team takes third in state

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.

  • Jun 3, 2008
Redmond’s Paige Mullins  slides safely into home during Redmond’s 10-0
Alyson Peters averaged nearly nine points per game during the basketball season on the way to earning first-team

King County all-league teams revealed

A listing of King County all-league teams for spring 2008 sports.

  • Jun 3, 2008
Alyson Peters averaged nearly nine points per game during the basketball season on the way to earning first-team
Overlake senior Alyson Peters excelled in soccer

Peters: Talented and humble

Many star athletes relish being in the limelight and enjoy reminiscing on their own achievements.

Overlake senior Alyson Peters excelled in soccer

Five Redmond lacrosse players earn all-region, first-team honors

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.

  • May 30, 2008
Sarah Lord (No. 7) placed second in the 3

Lord captures silver, bronze medals

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.

Sarah Lord (No. 7) placed second in the 3

Overlake knocks off Bear Creek in tennis

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.

  • May 30, 2008

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

• Sport: Girls Lacrosse

  • May 30, 2008

SPORTS BRIEF

Madison and Samantha Podlucky, two Redmond sisters, both won all-around gymnastics titles at the Washington State Gymnastics Championships in Auburn.

  • May 30, 2008
Trevor Kowal

Over the top for Overlake?

T he Overlake baseball team may play in Class 1A, but don’t think the small school is short on talent.

  • May 30, 2008
Trevor Kowal

OVERLAKE BASEBALL AT A GLANCE

• Head Coach: Mike Davidson, seventh season

  • May 30, 2008

Mustangs blast Franklin, Eastlake

The Redmond baseball team bounced back from its first loss of the season with impressive back-to-back wins last week.

  • May 30, 2008

PREP CALENDAR

Baseball

  • May 30, 2008

Redmond baseball team back on winning track

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.

  • May 30, 2008
Olympic gold medalist Josh Davis keeps a close eye on swimmers during the recent WAVE Aquatics Breakout! clinic   at Juanita High.

Producing a WAVE of success

Jim Verdier and his WAVE Aquatics swimmers are on the fast track to success.

  • May 30, 2008
Olympic gold medalist Josh Davis keeps a close eye on swimmers during the recent WAVE Aquatics Breakout! clinic   at Juanita High.

LW SOFTBALL: Kangs show winning attitude

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.

  • May 30, 2008

Baseball

Baseball

  • May 30, 2008