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ill helps Western Washington win season opener
Outside hitter Marissa Hill, a 2005 graduate of Mount Si High School, had 11 kills, eight digs, five service aces and two blocks while helping the Western Washington University volleyball team open its season with a 27-30, 26-30, 30-20, 30-14, 18-16 come-from-behind victory over Cal State Dominguez Hills in first-day action at the University of California San Diego Invitational Tournament.
"For a young team, we did a good job of fighting back when we were down," said Western coach Diane Flick.
"Marissa played really consistently and she came up with some big serves for us at the end," said Flick.
After dropping the first two games, the Vikings got out to an 11-4 lead to take game three and evened the match with a 13-2 run in game four after trailing 13-7.
Trailing 10-6 in the fifth and deciding game, Western rallied to tie the score at 14-all and it was tied again at 16-16 after a kill by outside hitter Emily Castro. The Vikings got the last two points on attack errors by CSUDH.
Local golfers face top regional players
Several local youth golfers faced some of their top regional competition last week at the Pacific Northwest Golf Association regional youth amateur tournaments.
The region's top youth girls' players converged on Snoqualmie's Mount Si Golf Course for the PNGA girls event and the play did not disappoint. However, for local favorite Katie Somers, the results were mixed. Last Monday, Aug. 21, she shot an 80 in stroke play and missed the championship cut. She, however, won the fifth flight final in match play last Thursday, Aug. 24, beating Lauren Howell of Spokane 2 and 1.
Overall, East Wenatchee's Monika Graf won the title, defeating Mukilteo's Seo Hee Moon one up in their championship match, also last Thursday.
Three local boys struggled to varying degrees at the PNGA boys regional event, being held at Port Ludlow.
Snoqualmie's Bradley Harrelson shot an 11-over-par 155 in his two rounds of stroke play to lead the Valley contingent. Fellow Valleyites Kevin Ormiston (18-over-par 162) and Jon Larson (27-over-par 171) also played their best, but had trouble on the Port Ludlow layout. Harrelson missed the championship cut by just one stroke.
In round one of match play, last Wednesday, Aug. 23, Larson was the only winner, winning 3 and 2 over a Woodinville golfer. Ormiston and Harrelson fell in their first-round matches and were sent packing. Larson's winning ways were short-lived though, as he fell in a match last Thursday to a Vancouver, British Columbia, opponent and was eliminated. In match play, the golfer who completes a hole in the least amount of shots is the winner of that hole; whoever wins more holes wins the match, and matches can be called early if the margin of a lead exceeds the remaining number of holes in a regulation match. If the two players tie at the end of 18 holes, then it goes to sudden death.
Hole-in-one at Mount Si
James P Breznay made a hole-in-one at Mount Si Golf course recently. He made the shot on the 11th hole at a distance of 184 yards using a 2-iron.
HUB schedules tryouts, needs volunteers
Snoqualmie Valley Youth HUB is accepting applications for travel basketball coaches, board members and a uniform coordinator, as well as planning tryouts for its 2006-2007 Wildcat Travel Basketball season. Those interested in coaching one of the travel basketball teams are asked to contact/submits, an application or letter of interest to: Snoqualmie Valley Youth HUB, attention: Warren Sheldon, P.O. Box 1865, Snoqualmie, WA 98065.
Travel league tryouts are for all players (fifth- through eighth-grade boys and girls) living within the Snoqualmie Valley School District.
Tryouts will take place at the following locations:
* Saturday, Sept. 23, from 1-6 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 24, from 1-6 p.m. at Mount Si High School (MSHS).
* Monday, Sept. 25, from 5-9 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 5-9 p.m. at Snoqualmie Middle School (SMS).
Players should plan to attend all four tryout dates for their specific grade level with the following times:
Fifth-grade boys and girls - Saturday and Sunday from 2-3 p.m. at MSHS; Monday and Wednesday from 5-6 p.m. at SMS.
Sixth-grade boys and girls - Saturday and Sunday from 3-4 p.m. at MSHS; Monday and Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. at SMS.
Seventh-grade boys and girls - Saturday and Sunday from 4-5 p.m. at MSHS; Monday and Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. at SMS.
Eighth-grade boys and girls - Saturday and Sunday from 5-6 p.m. at MSHS; Monday and Wednesday from 8-9 p.m. at SMS.
There is a $10 tryout fee (nonrefundable) that is applied toward the season. A registration fee is required when a player makes a team.
For more information, contact the Snoqualmie Valley Youth HUB at (425) 831-5543, extension two; girls' director Melissa Kinnune at (425) 888-7688; boys' directors Eric Riley at (425) 888-9445 or Curtis Downer at (206) 295-6684; or basketball director Warren Sheldon at (425) 888-2748.