The Mount Si High School stadium field received a makeover this summer. New synthetic artificial turf was installed in mid-July. It was the first time the playing surface at Mount Si High School had been replaced since 2005. Shaun Scott, staff photo

The Mount Si High School stadium field received a makeover this summer. New synthetic artificial turf was installed in mid-July. It was the first time the playing surface at Mount Si High School had been replaced since 2005. Shaun Scott, staff photo

2018: The year in sports for the Mount Si region

Athletic success is a staple of the Snoqualmie/North Bend community.

JANUARY

“Sprague ties for second in world CrossFit competition”: Valley man Patrick Sprague competed in the Wodapalooza CrossFit fitness Festival in Miami, Florida, Jan. 12-14, representing Cascade Cross Fit in the Preston area. Sprague finished the event tied for second place in his age division, Masters, ages 50 and up.

FEBRUARY

“Harrison earns fifth place at the Mat Classic”: Mount Si Wildcats 138-pound grappler Duncan Harrison captured fifth place in the Class 4A state tournament at the Mat Classic state wrestling tournament on Feb. 17 at the Tacoma Dome.

MARCH

“Wildcats conquer Cougars in extra innings”: Michael Collins and Spencer Marenco drove in runs in Mount Si’s 2-1, 11-inning win over Bothell on March 21. Collins’ walkoff double sealed the win. Marenco, Trace Halvorson and Troy Baunsgard all had two hits against the Cougars.

APRIL

“Mount Si soccer team dominates Bothell”: The Mount Si Wildcats boys soccer team earned a 7-0 win against the Bothell Cougars on April 20.

MAY

“Waskom earns first place in the 3200 at the Class 4A state meet”: Mount Si Wildcats junior Joe Waskom earned first place in the 3200 with a formidable time of 8:57.66 at the Class 4A state track meet on May 26 at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

JUNE

“Team unity drives the Wildcat football program”: The Mount Si Wildcats football team conducted its annual spring practices in preparation for the 2018 fall season.

JULY

“A brand-new playing surface at Mount Si”: Brand-new synthetic artificial turf was installed at the Mount Si High School Stadium over the summer. Work began on the installation following the final day of school in June and was completed in mid-July.

AUGUST

“Parel wins the 2018 Boeing Classic”: After a final round comeback that put him at nine-under-par, Michigan native Scott Parel claimed the win at the 2018 Boeing Classic in Snoqualmie. Parel ended the weekend at -18, a three-stroke lead over the runner up Kevin Sutherland.

SEPTEMBER

“Wildcats volleyball team earns comeback win”: The Mount Si Wildcats girls volleyball team didn’t let a setback in the first set derail them in a nonleague matchup against the Bishop Blanchet Braves. Mount Si registered a 3-1 (23-25, 25-17, 25-23, 25-17) comeback win against Bishop Blanchet on Sept. 6 at Mount Si High School in Snoqualmie.

OCTOBER

“Maralack snags Drive Chip and Putt Regional Championship”: Kasey Maralack will be hauling her clubs back to Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia for the third time. The Mount Si High freshman emerged victorious at the recent Drive Chip and Putt Regional Championship at Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place and will compete in another nationals event on April 7, 2019, the Sunday before the prestigious Masters Tournament.

NOVEMBER

“Wildcats dominate Rams in playoff opener on gridiron”: The Mount Si Wildcats football team cruised to a 42-0 victory against the Rogers Rams in a winner-to-state, loser-out playoff game on Nov. 3 in Snoqualmie. Mount Si senior quarterback Cale Millen had six touchdown passes in the contest.

DECEMBER

“Catching up with Kam”: Sportswriter Shaun Scott talks with Seahawks legend Kam Chancellor about his life away from football.

Mount Si Wildcats junior Joe Waskom earned first place in the 3200 with a formidable time of 8:57.66 at the Class 4A state track meet on May 26 at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma. Central Valley runner Ryan Kline finished in a distant second place with a time of 9:12.86. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Mount Si Wildcats junior Joe Waskom earned first place in the 3200 with a formidable time of 8:57.66 at the Class 4A state track meet on May 26 at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma. Central Valley runner Ryan Kline finished in a distant second place with a time of 9:12.86. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

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