October 2, 2008 · Updated 9:50 PM
HUB Hot-Spot winners named
Snoqualmie Valley Youth HUB hosted their second annual
Hot-Spot competition last week. The competition gave local youth a chance to
show their basketball-shooting prowess.
The grade winners this year were first/second grade, Frank Tassara
and Sarah Williams; third/fourth grade, Ian Brown and Breanna Hobbs;
fifth/sixth grade, Adam Dalman and Corrin Kruse; and seventh/eighth
grade, Tyson Gmeiner.
The top four teams to raise the most money in the
Hot-Spot fundraiser and to receive a pizza party were first/second grade boys' team,
the Rockets, coached by Eric Jenson; fifth/sixth grade girls' team, the
Sting, coached by Rick Divers; fifth/sixth grade girls' team, the Liberty,
coached by Warren Sheldon; ;and third/fourth grade Celtics, coached by
Congratulations to all Hot-Spot winners and teams for a
Mike a Husky?
DUVALLCedarcrest's Mike Smith has decided to pass on an
opportunity to play football for the University of Oregon next fall, and is
currently leaning toward accepting the challenge of staying home and
playing for the University of Washington.
Smith was twice named as a first team wide receiver on the
all-KingCo team, despite playing for a team that had only two wins over the past
two years. He finished the 1999 season just short of his personal goal of
1,000 yards receiving for the year.
Smith plans to attend spring Husky practice late this month, but will
not be allowed to participate until he actually graduates high school and
enrolls at U of W. The 6-4 senior was true to his commitment to play for
a Division One college and turned down several opportunities to play both
football and basketball at smaller schools throughout the Northwest.
On April 6, Smith will join an elite group of 11 seniors from Eastside
high schools at a "Last Chance Senior (Basketball) Tournament" in Los
Angeles. There will be coaches from schools across the country looking for
players who have not yet signed letters of intent.