It was Wildcat weather. The rain rolled in from the south, cascading off the roof of Mount Si stadium and onto the visiting Issaquah Eagles and the homecoming-celebrating Wildcats. Mount Si beat Issaquah in a well-contested 20-14 game, and an important one for the Wildcats' playoff hopes. Wildcat sophomore running back Cory Cotto opened the action with a 55-yard run on the first play. Issaquah's defense held on the two yard line, repelling the Wildcat attack. So, Mount Si kicker Jake Ethington got on the boards first with a 36-yard field goal.
Cedarcrest High School's cross country squad hosted its only home meet of the season Thursday, Oct. 9, at Carnation's Blue Heron Golf Course. In spite of the fact that some athletes didn't run to heal from injury, the meet was the Red Wolves' most complete of the season, said coach Bruce McClellan.
Youth recreational basketball skill sessions begin in November the Valley, organized by Si View Metro Park. Skill sessions allow coaches to see the skill level of players, while youth can display their abilities before the basketball season begins.
The Cascade FC B-96 Boys Premier Soccer Team recently won the U-19 Championship at the 2014 Crossfire Premier Redapt Cup, which was held at the 60 Acres Complex in Redmond. This tournament, hosted by Crossfire, one of Washingtons largest soccer clubs, featured more than 200 teams. During the tournament, Cascade Premier went 5-0, with 16 goals scored for and only two goals scored against them.
Mount Si’s Anna McCreadie now shares the school record for most kills in a volleyball match. Against Bothell on Tuesday, Oct. 7, McCreadie tied the single match kill record of 37 set by Lindsay Carr in 2012 Sea-King Districts at Chief Sealth, vs. Eastside Catholic. Carr had set the prior record of 35 that September at home versus Lake Washington. The prior record holder, Sarah McDonald, set it with 33 in 2011.
Members of the Mount Si Sophomore White Junior Football team take the field as the sun rises over Mount Si at the Mount Si High School stadium Saturday, Oct. 4. According to head coach Brian Finney, Junior Wildcat football is off to a strong start this year, with most teams heading into the playoffs.
It was a busy Saturday, Oct. 4, for the Cedarcrest High School cross country squad. In the morning, boys and girls teams competed at the Sunfair Invite in Yakima. In the evening, it was the Homecoming dance for many of the cross country squad members. Spikes in the morning, dress shoes and high heels in the evening.
Fortune can be fickle. In the Mount Si girls soccer’s conference opener, at home Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 30, with Skyline, the game was in the Wildcats’ paws up until the final minute of regulation. Fate intervened during a close battle at the Mount Si net, and, down one player, Mount Si girls battled the Spartans to a 1-1 draw. Against Newport on Thursday, Oct. 2, Mount Si won, 1-0.
Mount Si's fleet-footed sophomore Hannah Waskom was in the lead—usually where you can find her in girls races this fall—but she wasn't done yet." At home against Redmond and Woodinville, she was in front of Lindsey Sydnor by a few seconds. Then she hit the gas. "At the end, I felt like I had a lot more in me," Waskom said. "I tried to go as hard as I could on the finish."
When Anna McCreadie goes up, volleyballs come down, hard, and often don’t come back up. The Santa Clara-signed senior has been raining hits for the Mount Si volleyball team, and the scores show that the outside hitter has come into her own this fall. Led by McCreadie, Mount Si volleyball is currently undefeated, beating all comers. The latest was Issaquah on Thursday, Sept. 25, Mount Si won in four sets, 25-23, 25-17, 16-25, 25-14.
Mount Si’s boys golf season is, as always, short, but this fall, it looks to be sweet as well. That’s because the Wildcats are led by a consistent group of seniors and juniors who are holding their own in 4A. The team has a 3-3 record, beating Inglemoor, Woodinville and Bothell, and losing to Issaquah, Skyline and Newport.
Mount Si senior outside hitter Anna McCreadie will bring her athleticism to Silicon Valley next fall. The local volleyball leader chose Santa Clara University, a private Catholic school in a San Francisco suburb, last May. She visited the campus, loved it, and will be signing her declaration of intent in November.
Snoqualmie Police Department will once again be participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The event is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at two locations:
On Saturday, Sept. 20, Cedarcrest's cross country squad ran through the orchards of Cowiche, Wash., in the Apple Ridge Run. It was the Red Wolves' second trip to this Central Washington meet, which is made up of three 3-mile races, of changing difficulty.
Mount Si knew it would take a complete effort to beat Skyline Friday in a matchup of unbeaten 4A KingCo teams in Snoqualmie. Instead, it was the Spartans flexing their muscle in all three phases of the game and leaving the Valley with a 49-27 win after building a 21-0 first quarter lead.
The Mount Si girls swim team hosted a big Bellevue team last Thursday, Sept. 18, trailing the visitors on points. But the aquatic Wildcats continued to build their skills and some shaved time off their records despite the chilly September weather. “It’s a lot better than last year,” said senior Emma Gieseke, who had her best time of the season Thursday in the 100 backstroke, cutting 13 and a half seconds off her prior week’s time, good for fourth.
It was a tough day at the office for the Mount Si boys tennis squad last week. Some squads got wins, other just got experience at the hands of strong players from Hazen and Sammamish last Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 10 and 11. The Wildcats narrowly fell to Sammamish at home Wednesday.
Hannah Waskom left all challengers behind, somewhere around the last mile of the wooded, sunny Lake Sammamish cross country course. The next person to cross the finish line was Lyndsey Sydnor, the fellow Mount Si High School runner who's been training with Waskom, current girls running record holder, all summer.
On Wednesday, Sept. 10, the Cedarcrest High School cross country squad competed at the conference preview meet at Lakewood High. All eight conference schools were in attendance, and the meet was a good chance for athletes to size each other up.
One year ago, junior safety Jojo Hillel had the best seat in the house to learn the art of quarterbacking. Now, the transition is natural, and the tall, 180-pound senior will be at the center of action under Mount Si’s Friday night lights.