Valley’s best teen golfers take on the region
Valley golf was well represented in one of the first big local youth golf tournaments of the season March 1-2.
Top Mount Si Wildcat boys’ player Bradley Harrelson got his season off to a good start this spring, winning his division at the Seattle Junior Open golf tournament, held at two courses in Snohomish County. The Mount Si sophomore fired a solid round of 70 at Echo Falls near Maltby on day one, but had a little tougher time on day two, shooting a round of 75 at Harbour Pointe in Mukilteo. His 145 total was good enough for top spot among all grade nine and ten golfers in the event. Harrelson finished three shots ahead of the second-place finisher, Kent’s Sean McMullen. Harrelson finished fifth overall in the entire high school portion of the event.
Mount Si freshman Jack Kelly also had a nice tournament, finishing fourth among the ninth-grade competitors, firing rounds of 78 (Echo Falls) and 88 (Harbour Pointe) for a total of 166. He finished tied for 36th overall in the event. Wildcat junior Mike Rutledge finished 41st overall with scores of 88 (Echo Falls) and 81 (Harbour Pointe) for a total of 169.
Wildcat senior girls’ player Katie Somers also competed in the tourney, and if her scores are any indication, look for a solid spring high school season. She finished third overall among all girls’ competitors in their tournament, with rounds of 77 (Echo Falls) and 76 (Harbour Pointe), for a total of 153.
Sammamish Rowing to hold open house
Drop in for a test row on beautiful Lake Sammamish Saturday, March 29 from noon to 3 p.m. to see what Sammamish Rowing is all about.
Adults and kids of all ages are welcome, but participants must be 13 years of age to go out in a boat. No experience is needed to enroll.
Sammamish Rowing Association is located at 5022 W. Lake Sammamish Blvd, Redmond (7/10 mile south of the entrance to Marymoor Park).
For more information, visit the association Web site at www.srarowing.com or call (425) 653-2583.
Local gymnasts do well
The Gymnastics East Junior Olympic Level 5 team took part in the Great West Gym Fest, held Friday, Feb. 22 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The team came in first place.
Madison Unson of Preston came in at eighth place overall with an all-around score of 36.275. On her individual events, she tied for fourth on vault with a 9.10, tied for 29th on bars with a score of 8.925, tied for second on beam with a score of 9.4, and placed 19th on floor with an 8.85.
Mackenzie Brown of Snoqualmie came in at 11th place overall with an all-around score of 35.95. On her individual events she tied for sixth on vault with a 9.05, tied for 21st place on bars with a 9.1, tied for 24th place on beam with an 8.9, and tied for 17th place on floor with an 8.9.
Hailey Johnson of North Bend tied for 13th place overall with an all-around score of 35.775. She came in first place on vault with a 9.5, tied for 33rd place on bars with an 8.8, tied for fourth place on beam with a 9.35, and tied for 47th place on floor with an 8.125.
Amanda Dumont of Preston tied for 27th place overall with a score of 34.575. She tied for 37th place on vault with an 8.4, came in 50th place on bars with an 8.45, tied for 21st place on beam with an 8.95, and tied for 20th place on beam with an 8.775.
Jessica Trotto of North Bend tied for 40th place overall with an all-around score of 33.975. She tied for 24th place on vault with an 8.65, tied for 66th place on bars with a 7.8, tied for 24th place on beam with an 8.9, and tied for 27th place on floor with an 8.625.
Nicole Young of Carnation came in at 43rd place overall with an all-around score of 33.575. She tied for 49th on vault with an 8.2, tied for 33rd place on bars with an 8.8, tied for 36th place on beam with an 8.7, and got 60th place on floor with a 7.875.
Many of the same gymnasts went on to compete in the Harley Davidson Battle, held Saturday, March 2, at the Seattle Convention Center. Girls from the Valley got the following scores:
Unson came in third in the Senior A division with an all-around score of 36.15. On her individual events, she placed second on vault with a 9.20, placed ninth on bars with an 8.475, placed first on beam with a 9.60, and placed fifth on floor with an 8.875.
Brown came in first in the Junior B division with an all-around score of 36.10. On her individual events, she placed first on vault with a 9.0, placed third on bars with an 8.65, placed second on beam with a 9.1 and placed first on floor with a 9.35.
Johnson placed fourth in the Junior A division with an all-around score of 36.175. She came in first place on vault with a 9.25, placed third on bars with a 9.15, placed seventh on beam with a 9.0, and placed sixth on floor with an 8.775.
Dumont placed fourth in the Senior A division with a score of 35.475. She placed sixth on vault with an 8.725, came in fifth place on bars with a 9.025, placed sixth on beam with a 9.05, and placed sixth on floor with a 8.675.
Trotto tied for fourth place in the Junior B division with an all-around score of 34.275. She placed fourth on vault with an 8.50, placed seventh on bars with a 8.425, placed third on beam with an 8.9, and placed sixth on floor with an 8.45.
Young took ninth place in the Junior A division with an all-around score of 32.225. She placed tenth on vault with a 7.9, placed ninth on bars with an 8.15, placed sixth on beam with an 8.375, and got tenth place on floor with a 7.8.
Mallory Fortier of Snoqualmie placed seventh in the Child B division with a score of 34.30. She placed fifth on vault with an 8.65, placed eighth on bars with an 8.15, tied for fifth place on beam with a 9.075, and placed seventh on floor with an 8.425.
Wildcat softball camp scheduled
The Mount Si High School softball program will hold its annual camp on Saturday, March 29, for local Little League players. Cost is $35, and a lunch is provided along with a T-shirt. The camp, which starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 1:30 p.m., will teach players the necessary skills on offense and defense in order to prepare them to be successful this softball season.
The camp will be held at the Mount Si softball field, but will be moved indoors to the gym if there is rain.
Registration forms are available by going to the Mount Si Softball Website at http://www.snoqualmie.k12.wa.us/schools/mshs/sports.htm and clicking on “Softball” in the menu.
Forms will also be available at both Snoqualmie Valley and Fall City Little League Websites. Players need to bring a glove, bat, and a pair of tennis shoes.
Soccer school scheduled
The Kidz Love Soccer program teaches boys and girls the fundamentals of soccer through a non-competitive, age-appropriate format. Classes meet once a week and are taught by professional staff.
The program for children ages two to 12 begins Wednesday, April 2 and continues through Wednesday, May 21. It will be held at Azalea Park.
This program is presented by the City of Snoqualmie Parks and Recreation Department and Kidz Love Soccer. The eight-week program costs $60.
For more information, call Snoqualmie Parks and Recreation at 425-831-5784.