October 2, 2008 · Updated 9:50 PM
Local gymnast places in meet
North Bend resident, Cherise Athay placed first in the
11-year-old and up age group at the recently held Harbor Classic 200 gymnastics
meet. Her scores of 8.15 in the Vault, 8.10 on the Bars, 8.9 on the Beam and
7.9 on the Floor gave her a combined total of 33.05. Athay is a member
of Gymnastics East in Issaquah.
For more information on the programs offered, contact
Becky Maruhashi at (206) 230-0164.
Local star helps team in playoffs
Former Mount Si star Pam Lovely, now a junior at Western
Washington University, played a role in propelling the team into the elite eight of
the NCAA Division II playoffs. The Vikings defeated Cal State of
Pomona, 84-66 to earn a second seed position from the Western region. The
triumph means the Vikings, 26-3 overall and ranked NO. 13 in the NCAA
II coaches poll, move on to a national quarterfinal at Pine Bluff, Ark.,
on March 22 against Slippery Rock University, the East regional champion.
Cal Poly Pomona, ranked No. 10 nationally and the region's No. 1
seed, completed its season 26-3 and had a 17-game winning streak snapped,
as well as a 22-game home court string that began early in the 1998-99
Lovely, a 1997 graduate of Mount Si and guard for the Vikings, had
three points in the game as well as four rebounds.