Of all the high school teams in all the different sports this year, perhaps no team went through more than the Lake Washington baseball team.
The Redmond softball team will play Tuesday at 4 p.m. as the fifth seed in the eight-team 4A Kingco softball tournament at fourth-seeded Juanita.
Last year, Redmond teetered on the brink of elimination throughout the playoffs, winning three consecutive loser-out games to reach the Class 4A state baseball playoffs for the first time since 2000.
Erika Hendron led the Redmond Mustangs at the plate and on the mound as Redmond defeated playoff-bound Bothell 8-0 in a 4A Kingco softball game on Friday.
By virtue of going 17-2 in the regular season, which vaulted the Mustangs to be ranked No. 2 team in the Class 4A state baseball poll, Redmond won the regular-season Kingco baseball title and grabbed a first-round bye in the district playoff.
It’s been quite the turnaround for the Lake Washington soccer team this season. With a 3-0 shutout win over Bothell on April 30, the team secured a playoff spot and a winning record — two team goals set before the season.
Redmond High’s Amy Sturdivant posted a pair of personal-bests last Thursday in a 4A Kingco track and field meet against Lake Washington and Eastlake.
Despite tying for 4A Kingco’s best record with an 8-2 record and 24 points, the Redmond soccer team does not have a chance at winning the Kingco championship because it loses the tiebreaker with Juanita for the Mountain Division crown.
Justin Kopak went 3-for-5 with three doubles as Redmond defeated Franklin 14-3 in a five-inning 4A Kingco baseball game on Friday at Rainier Playfield in Seattle.
Hillary Barker has pitched in twelve games this season. She has struck out 144 hitters, nearly two strikeouts per inning compared to just four base on balls and 19 hits.
Matt Burrows pitched five strong innings and Marcus Flynn hit a key double as Redmond survived a scare from Juanita, beating the Rebels, 2-1, in a 4A Kingco baseball game on Wednesday.
Redmond sisters Lan Fen and Ira Kaplan each had several personal records at the Paralympic Trials in Minnesota April 3-5.
Josh Wilson from the Seattle Seahawks will be a special guest from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Fun to Be Fit Fair on Saturday, April 19.
Danny Gallagher scored two goals in the first six minutes and wound up with his first hat trick of the season as Redmond defeated Roosevelt 4-0 in a 4A Kingco boys soccer game on Tuesday.
The 4A Kingco softball league offers end of the season awards, like Most Valuable Player, Coach of the Year and a team sportsmanship award.