Sports briefs from Valley athletes and athletics.

  • Friday, October 3, 2008 12:45am
  • Sports

SVLL announces tournament schedules

Nine/10 Softball _ Coast: Sno-Valley plays North Issaquah at 3 p.m.

on July 1 at Everest Field in Kirkland.

Major Softball: Sno-Valley plays the winner of Kirkland National

and Issaquah at 1 p.m. on July 2 at Everest Field in Kirkland.

Junior Softball: Sno-Valley plays Bellevue Federal at noon on July 1

at Everest Field in Kirkland.

Nine/10 Baseball _ Coast: Sno-Valley plays Eastlake National at

noon on July 8 at Beaver Lake Park.

Major Baseball: Sno-Valley plays North Issaquah National at 6 p.m.

on July 5 at East Sammamish Field in Eastlake.

Junior Baseball: Sno-Valley plays Kirkland National at noon on July

7 at Big Finn Hill in Kirkland.

Mount Si announces basketball camp

The Mount Si girls basketball program is hosting a girls’ Summer

Basketball Camp from July 10 through July 13 at Mount Si High. Camp

times are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature skill development, games

and competition. It will also include daily and weekly awards. The

registration fee is $50 if postmarked prior to

June 30 and $55 after the deadline. Campers will need to bring basketball

shoes, athletic clothing, lunch and a water bottle. For more information,

call (425) 831-8172.

Guthrie qualifies for Junior Olympics

Weightlifting. For many athletes it is a means to improve their

performance in other sports. For Colin Guthrie, it is that and it is also a

competitive sport in which he excels.

Three years ago, Guthrie was introduced to Olympic lifting as a

way to get stronger for football. He learned the “snatch” and “clean and “jerk,”

two Olympic lifts, as a means to get more powerful. This year, Guthrie

also competed in two weightlifting competitions in which he took first

place and third place in his weight class.

At the Pacific Northwest Open held at Ballard High School in

January, he placed first in the men’s 85-kg weight class with a snatch of 67.5

kg (148.5 pounds) and clean and jerk of 95 kg (209 pounds). Guthrie and

his teammate Darren Carrido, who finished second in the 77-kg weight

class with lifts of 75 kg (165 pounds) and 85 kg (187 pounds) , got the

third- place team trophy at the tournament.

At the Washington State High School Weightlifting

Championship held at Auburn High School on June 3, Colin placed third in the

85-kg weight class with lifts of 75 kg (165 pounds) and 100 kg (220

pounds). This qualified him for the Junior Olympics to be held in Orlando,

Fla., this August.

Guthrie started weightlifting to be more effective in his role on

the Cedarcrest varsity football team. His hard work and dedication to lifting

has helped him as an athlete and a competitor. Even though he

started weightlifting merely as a means to an end, he has found a sport in which

he can compete at a high level.

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