Assistant Sports Editor
The ink had barely dried on the $2.369 million contract catcher Reese McGuire signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates when the recent Kentwood High School graduate demonstrated the type of poise that convinced the Pirates he was worth so much money.
Kenny Heo has been a staple in the midfield for North Thurston High School’s boys soccer team since his freshman year. But he’s also a team-first player, which is why he willingly changed positions this spring.
Quarterback Derrick Becker, who led Capital High School to the Class 2A state football semifinals last fall as a junior, will transfer and enroll at Olympia High School for his senior year, his father said Monday.
Nikki Schroeder’s versatility in fastpitch was visible all four years at Olympia High School, where she played catcher, pitcher and multiple infield positions. But her multi-dimensional skills were most evident against 4A Narrows League foe South Kitsap on April 1.
It is usually taboo to carry a phone into the varsity weight room at Bohler Gymnasium, but Washington State University outfielder Jason Monda was expecting a pretty important call Friday.
YAKIMA — As the Tumwater High School baseball players exited the visitors clubhouse at Yakima County Stadium, the sting of their Class 2A state championship loss fresh on their minds, the Thunderbirds were welcomed by rousing applause and congratulatory hugs.
Brooke Feldmeier and Andrew Brown have been teammates at Tumwater High School, training partners and friends for years, so it was only fitting the two embraced.
After a 3-2 semifinal victory over defending Class 2A champion Archbishop Murphy on Saturday, Tumwater High School will play for its first state baseball title at 1 p.m. Sunday at Yakima’s County Stadium.
Kamiakin was three outs away from missing its goal of consecutive state fastpitch championships.
Northwest Christian coach Mike Michael said the Navigators’ performance at the Class 1A/2B/1B state track and field championships in Cheney couldn’t have gone more perfectly.
Olympia fell short on defense at its first Class 4A state fastpitch tournament appearance in nine seasons, committing 11 errors in two games – both losses – to Central Valley, 8-5, and Lake Stevens, 6-4, to end its season at 20-8 overall.
Karen Bulger is used to breaking meet records in the girls javelin, and she did so once more on the first day of the Class 1A/2B/1B state track and field championships at Roos Field at Eastern Washington University.
LACEY — Rebecca Wright’s biggest fear was being the final out.
TACOMA — Tumwater High School’s David Durden came along at the wrong time.
The last time Olympia High School had a fastpitch team reach the state tournament – in 2004 – it was led by a standout pitcher who piled up wins.