College football reunion for ex-Wildcats: Josh Mitchell, Cameron Van Winkle compete in OSU-UW matchup

 Once they were all together on the football field playing for Mount Si, but on Nov. 22 at Husky Stadium, Cameron Van Winkle, left, represented the University of Washington, and Josh Mitchell, center, and Nick Mitchell, right, Oregon State University. - Photo by Jim Gibowski
  • Dec 12, 2014 at 2:59PM

Playing football in front of 2,000 screaming Mount Si fans on a Friday night is a thrill. Playing football in front of 60,000-plus noisy Pac-12 college fans is a dream. Mount Si grads Josh Mitchell and Cameron Van Winkle played out that dream on Saturday, Nov. 22 at Husky Stadium. Former Wildcat Nick Mitchell hopes to be joining them next season.


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Changing routine: Senior duo of Rogers, Johnson leads Mount Si gymnastics into new 4A era

  • Dec 12, 2014 at 2:50PM

Two seniors, an experienced sophomore, and some talented newcomers should make for a strong varsity eight for Mount Si gymnastics. Jenn Rogers and Hailey Johnson, the seniors, have started all four winters here. Rogers is a talented tumbler who is good in all events, and Johnson has been Mount Si’s go-to vaulter.

Quiet determination: Mount Si varsity wrestlers ready for 4A competition

  • Dec 12, 2014 at 2:40PM

The 4A competition may be new. The schools may be bigger. So what? “I don’t think it matters, as long as we wrestle our hardest the whole time,” asserts Mount Si wrestler Justin Edens.

Leave it all on the mat: Core of motivated wrestlers helm Red Wolves squad

  • Dec 12, 2014 at 2:38PM

Cedarcrest wrestling is a core of varsity experience leading a big group of younger grapplers. New head coach Mark Ward is still seeing things shake down. “I have some guys that, by the end of the season, will be doing some stuff,” he promised.

Here to compete: Young and scrappy Red Wolves girls squad set sights on all comers

  • Dec 12, 2014 at 2:35PM

“Compete” is the watchword for the Cedarcrest girls basketball team, to be led by three seniors, Megan Ditore, LuAnn Townley and Avery Rich. Ditore is the Red Wolves’ go-to shooter. Townley, who swung up her sophomore year, focused on defending (and getting Ditore the ball). Rich is at post. Like most Valley varsity returners, they are adjusting to being the leaders now—”It’s really weird to not have the seniors here,” Ditore said—yet they know what they need to do, and have been playing this game together since middle school. “We have each other,” Ditore said.

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