Mount Si High School graduate Danielle Massengill was named a Scholar-Athlete of the Month at Thiel College, where she plays softball. Massengill hit .436 (17-of-39) in 13 games for the Tomcats in March with 13 runs scored and six RBIs. Four of her hits went for extra bases, earning her a monthly .564 slugging percentage to go along with a .540 on-base percentage. She was a perfect seven-for-seven in stolen base attempts in March, helping the Tomcats to an overall record of 9-5 and 2-0 mark in the PAC.
Cedarcrest track athlete Logan Orndorf signed a letter of intent to run next fall at the University of Portland. He will run cross country and track and field, and is planning to study engineering. The University of Portland’s men’s squad has qualified for the last nine NCAA Division 1 national meets, three times placing in the top eight at the national meet. There is a small number of schools that have those kind of credentials, says Cedarcrest coach Bruce McDowell.
The Cedarcrest Lady Red Wolves golf team hosted the Archbishop Murphy Wildcats Thursday, April 10, at the Blue Heron Golf Course. Playing in great conditions, Cedarcrest won the match by a Stableford score of 91 to 62, on the par-35 nine-hole course.
The Mount Si baseball team’s early-season potential showed last Wednesday, April 9, as the Wildcat defense held the Sammamish Totems to a single run, on the road in Bellevue. Meanwhile, Mount Si’s hitters broke to a lead, then gradually added to the tally, led by junior Brock Johnson. Tanner Simpson pitched the first six innings for Mount Si, giving up few hits.
Tryout clinics for the 2014-2015 Mount Si Cheerleading program are 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 6. Cheer members perform on the sidelines, at assemblies and halftimes, compete and get involved in the community. Teens learn to dance, tumble, jump and do stunts. All ability levels are welcome.
After a grueling five weeks of competition in the 2014 Worldwide Reebok Crossfit Open, seven Valley athletes qualified for regionals in hope of making it to the 2014 Reebok World Crossfit Games, to be held this July in Carson, Calif. Heading to the 2014 Regional Crossfit games, the six-person team from Cascade Crossfit in Preston includes Silke von Saafeld, Melanie Deitch, Caitlyn Paus, Kyle Jacobson, Paul Zavaglia and Nick Martindale.
The Cedarcrest track team competed Saturday, April 5, at the Birger Solberg Invite, held at Civic Stadium in Bellingham. The Red Wolves’ highest placers on the day were the boys 4x800-meter relay team of Logan Orndorf, Ian Fay, Colton Green and Quinn Radbourne, who won their event.
Hannah Waskom is fast. In cold wind and rain Thursday, April 3, she broke the record for all Mount Si classes, as a freshman, in the mile. Her time of 5:17.53 broke the freshman, sophomore and junior records, as well as Jessica Scalzo’s senior record of 5:17.8 from back in 2001. She’s not stopping there. Waskom has here eye on hitting 5:15 in the mile this season, and knows she’s close. She’s also enjoying the atmosphere of track, enjoying the friendly sense of teamwork around her. Around Mount Si’s track and field, personal records were the goal last week.
Registration is open for the spring session of Kidz Love Soccer, an instructional program for girls and boys age 3 through 12. Sessions teach the fundamentals of soccer through skill demonstrations and practice, games, and instructional scrimmages always conducted in a non-competitive, recreational format. Classes run Tuesdays, April 22 through June 10, at Azalea Park, 6604 Azalea Way, Snoqualmie Ridge;
Abigail McLauchlin, a college rower and 2013 graduate of Mount Si High School, competed in the Longhorn Invitational over the weekend for the University of San Diego women’s rowing team. McLauchlin, who is a freshman, rowed in the First Varsity 4. Her team finished second at the event, six seconds behind first place Yale, who is ranked sixth in the country.
A new Rookies Indoor Kickball League for children begins Saturday, April 12, at the Snoqualmie Y. Children can learn age-appropriate kickball skills with an emphasis on teamwork, sportsmanship and fun. Parent volunteer coaches are needed for each team and parents/chaperones are encouraged to participate alongside their child. Teams are co-ed and they meet once a week for one hour, with practices taking place during the first half-hour, followed by a game.
Abigail McLauchlin, a college rower and 2013 graduate of Mount Si High School, competed in the Longhorn Invitational over the March 22 weekend for the University of San Diego Women’s Rowing Team. McLauchlin, who is a freshman, rowed in the First Varsity 4. Her team finished second at the event, six seconds behind first place Yale, who is ranked sixth in the country.
Cedarcrest’s varsity girls team received plentiful inclusion in their league’s All-Cascade team selections this winter. Senior guard Susan Kenney was chosen as most valuable player of the league, senior guard Kalee Fowler was picked for the first-team all league and junior guard Megan Ditore was selected for the second-team all league.
The Mount Si High School girls golf team got a taste of competition last week, competing in early-season jamborees. Mount Si won on Thursday, March 27, in a four-team round robin at Mount Si Golf Course. The Wildcats led on points, 240 to Interlake’s 265, Liberty’s 259 and Mercer Island’s 278. Sophomore Caitlin Maralack tied with senior Tabitha Dorn for a score of 43 on the par-36 nine holes. Bianca Backman shot a 47, Kara Murray shot a 48, Ashley Miller shot 59 and Rachel Warnke shot for 71.
Eastside Catholic High School student and Snoqualmie resident Maddie Racine signed her national letter of intent in February to play soccer at Seattle University. Racine played and started all four years at Eastside Catholic, as a defender, midfielder and forward.
For Cedarcrest High School senior Chris Cole, 14 years of hard work and a passion for soccer paid off in the most gratifying way Feb. 5, National Letter of Intent day. Cole has committed to play men’s soccer at Lenoir-Rhyne University, an NCAA Division II school in Hickory, N.C. He joins the Lenoir-Rhyne Bears, along with players from all over the United States and Europe.
A beaming Bruce Corrie was cheered off the field by teammates after making the key save at the net for Mount Si’s boys soccer team. With seconds left in the contest with 4A Bothell, it was all down to Corrie, the Wildcats’ junior goalkeeper, to prevent the tie. Facing him, Bothell was about to take a penalty kick.
The Cedarcrest High School track team opened its season Thursday, March 20, with a jamboree meet at Bothell High School. “We have quite a bunch of rookies, freshmen and others, this season,” said coach Bruce McDowell in an e-mail. “First meets are always a good opportunity to see what we got. For today’s meet, they certainly didn’t disappoint.”
After three seasons, senior Jesse Guyer knows how the athletes around her interact. “Every year, there are different groups of people, so you can expect different outcomes,” said the four-year Mount Si track athlete. Amid the big group taking the field in track, “you find your little group.”
“I want to rock it!” That’s what Caitlyn Maralack, Mount Si girls golfer, has in mind for this year. Maralack is one of the more talented girls to come through the program. She went to state as a freshman last year and took 11th. A golfer since age 8, Maralack knows she can improve on that score.