For two seasons, Carson Breshears has been one of the Mount Si baseball team’s secret weapons. The athletic Breshears was Mount Si’s second hitter in the lineup as a junior in 2012, and held down the shortstop position. A physical presence and a quiet leader, he confirmed in November a verbal commitment to the University of Oregon for college play. “I might have to become an Oregon fan,” said Mount Si coach Zach Habben. “It’s a great opportunity for him.”
State champion goaltender and former Marine Chris Castleberry has been hired to coach the Mount Si prep lacrosse program. Castleberry, 30, who earned All-State honors while leading Port Angeles High School to a 2001 Division II state lacrosse championship before spending six years and two overseas deployments in the U.S. Marine Corps, takes over as the club’s second coach.
The Cedarcrest boys took third as a team and won the school’s first state trophy, in cross country championships, held Saturday, Nov. 9, at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco. A number of Red Wolf runners stepped up, performing solid races. For the girls, Olivia Waterman ran a great race, moving up throughout the race, to finish in ninth place, with a spot on the podium. Amelia Anderson ran a good race to finish 34th place, which is her highest place at the state meet.
Feet flew as runners young and old raced through a brisk Turkey Trot, Saturday morning, Nov. 16, on Snoqualmie Ridge, helping raise money for Valley schools. The day included a children’s 1K run that had families cruising around Cascade View Elementary School, and a 5K that had runners winding around the Ridge. The race wasn’t without one hiccup.
Heather Vincent of Snoqualmie Cattle Company snapped this photo, at sunrise Wednesday, Oct. 30, of the ranch’s registered Texas Longhorn, Dolly (full name: SS Farlap Dolly). Next to her is Rio Nine Eleven, her two-year-old male calf, born on the tenth anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001.
Register now for the 2014 Falls Little League season, now through Friday, Jan. 31. The league is offering a discount to early bird registrations until the end of 2013.
The Mount Si football team won 40-7 against Oak Harbor on the road Saturday, Nov. 9. Now. fifth-ranked Mount Si (9-1) advances to the state playoffs to face second-ranked O’Dea (10-0) of Seattle, this Friday, Nov. 15, in Memorial Stadium at the Seattle Center. Game time is 7 p.m.
The sixth annual Snoqualmie Ridge Turkey Trot, a five-kilometer race and children's one-kilometer run, begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Cascade View Elementary School in Snoqualmie. A pancake breakfast follows at 9:30 a.m. The race is a benefit for all Snoqualmie Valley Elementary Schools. Each runner gets to designate which school his or her pre-registration dollars go to.
For the Mount Si girls volleyball team, the road to state ended last Saturday, Nov. 9, when the Wildcats fell in three matches to Seattle Prep, Holy Names and Bishop Blanchet. State was on the line. Two nights earlier, Mount Si learned, reacted and gutted out a hard-fought win in match six of the Sea-King volleyball tournament. The Mount Si girls used strong defense to a tough Bishop Blanchet team and used tactical kills to win in five on Thursday, Nov. 7. “It was pulling together as a team, doing our jobs, and doing it well,” that led to success Thursday, said senior Haley Holmberg.
It will always be one of the proudest moments of David Moses’ life. Half a world away from home, the Snoqualmie man got to carry the flag of the United States of America into the world championships of timber sports on Friday, Oct. 25. “That was awesome,” said Moses, who bore the banner in front a cheering crowd during the Stihl Timbersports Series World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany. There to chop and saw as part of the relay team, he was selected after placing third at nationals.
For the second week in a row, freshman Hannah Waskom has broken the record for the five-kilometer race for a Mount Si girl runner. She set it on Thursday, Oct. 24, running at 19:19 at Lake Sammamish State Park, then broke her own record with 19:05 on Halloween day at the Sea-King District meet, taking sixth Waskom’s goal was to break into the top 10 that day. She had hard workouts last Saturday and Monday, then took it easy the two days prior to the race.
After beating the Liberty Patriots at home on senior night, 32-14, Mount Si’s varsity football team moves further into the playoffs. Their next game is 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Oak Harbor High School Stadium, 1 Wildcat Way, Oak Harbor, on Whidbey Island.
Snoqualmie Valley Youth Soccer Association holds its first dinner and live and silent auction fundraiser, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, 36005 S.E. Ridge St., Snoqualmie. OrgThe benefit hopes to raise $100,00 to improve local soccer fields, paying for maintenance, lights and new field development.
The duo of Anna McCreadie and Lindsay Carr keep feeding off each other’s strengths. Last week, the junior-senior squad of outside hitter/setters led Mount Si to claim the league championship during tournament play at Juanita. Mount Si beat Mercer Island in the championship match, Saturday, Nov. 2 at Juanita. The Wildcats won in five sets, 25-21, 20-25, 23-25, 25-21, 15-12, with the whole team putting in work.
This year, Mount Si's offensive line benefits from decades of professional football experience in the person of Howard Mudd. A retired NFL player and longtime coach, Mudd has been working alongside the team since July. After "you've done something for a long time, know a lot about it, there's a need to give back," Mudd said. "That's what I'm doing. I give them some of my knowledge."
On the field, Deven Lalgee and Jon Proctor are a pair of predators. The quarterback is their prey, and their hunt lasts only a few seconds when two opposing sets of linebackers collide. If the opposing quarterback sees Proctor coming and reacts, chances are that Lalgee is waiting behind him. Or vice versa. Other times, the Wildcat line and tackles flush the prey toward the two defensive linemen, and “We reap the rewards,” said Lalgee.
Cedarcrest’s cross country squad competed Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Cascade Conference championships at South Whidbey High School. The girls squad won their sixth consecutive title in a close battle over Lakewood. Olivia Waterman finished second, with Amelia Anderson at third and Diana Carr fourth. All three girls were named to the Cascade Conference First Team due to their place on the day. Megan Brimley, at 15th, and Courtney Tobin, at 16th, rounded out the scoring five.
Mount Si’s varsity volleyball team beat Bellevue in home action, then fell to Mercer Island on the road last week. Against Bellevue, the team won in three sets, 25-21, 25-23, 25-20, on Monday, Oct. 21. Junior outside hitter Anna McCreadie had 10 kills, 18 assists, two aces and nine digs, while Lindsay Carr had 16 kills and 12 assists. Haley Holmberg had two kills, an ace and 10 digs. Liz Larson had three kills, an ace and seven digs.
Steve Goucher coaches a Skills and Drills baseball camp for local youth, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sundays, Nov. 3 to Dec. 12, at Si View Community Center in North Bend. Cost is $109, for ages 8 to 13. Goucher will work with children on basic fundamentals.
Michaela “KK” Wallace is a distributor—she’s all about sharing the ball. So she was understandably pleased with how the Mount Si varsity soccer team put away Sammamish, in last Tuesday’s road game. It wasn’t star power that led to the 6-0 win. Rather, six different Wildcats, fed by five teammates, made the net last Tuesday in a physical, rough-and-tumble match. “I love seeing a game where we have six people scoring,” said Wallace.