Andy Nystrom

Andy posted 44 stories to Kirkland Reporter.
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Lake Washington boys soccer squad pounding the back of the net

Nobody’s perfect. That’s what Lake Washington High boys soccer coach Rod Smith…

  • Apr 27th, 2017 10:40am

Juanita’s Goodwin running strong in the distance races

As he began the final lap of his first 3,200-meter race of…

  • Apr 18th, 2017 3:30pm

Juanita, LW pole vaulters break records at track and field meet

As if it wasn’t enough that Lake Washington High junior Brittany Blaskovich…

  • Apr 18th, 2017 1:02pm

LW softballers have their hearts, bats and gloves in the right place

Marissa Ewald smiles when she says that all Lake Washington High’s softball…

  • Apr 12th, 2017 10:25am

LW scores two in bottom of seventh to beat Juanita, 2-1, in baseball action

Lake Washington and Juanita took their 3A KingCo baseball game down to…

  • Apr 7th, 2017 10:07am

Juanita High softball explosion: Home runs galore for returners and newcomers

Juanita High’s softball bats are exploding this season. The Rebels are stepping…

  • Apr 6th, 2017 1:30am

LW’s Bingham receives State Coaches Award

Derek Bingham thrives on helping build freshmen players into young men when…

  • Mar 31st, 2017 4:09pm

Kangs’ 3A state champs banner is up, players are ready to continue winning tradition

Excitement is at a premium over at the Lake Washington High baseball…

  • Mar 30th, 2017 10:38am

Juanita baseball starts out strong: ‘We’re just getting after it every day,’ senior leader says

Carter Rusch looks around the field, nods his head and notes that…

  • Mar 23rd, 2017 9:53am

Verizon names STEM High app team a Best in Nation winner

A seven-member Tesla STEM High School squad received a surprise on the…

  • Mar 1st, 2017 11:10am

DelBene discusses No Religious Registry Act and more with interfaith leaders

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene glanced around the table on Tuesday afternoon at the…

  • Jan 20th, 2017 9:08am

Police chiefs meet with community members at Eastside Muslim Safety Forum

As Eastside police chiefs and others gathered at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS) on Tuesday night, something was missing.

  • Jan 11th, 2017 12:43pm

Sen. Andy Hill remembered by hundreds during memorial in Redmond

Hundreds of people gathered at the St. Jude Parish church in Redmond…

  • Nov 15th, 2016 7:19am

45th District State Sen. Andy Hill dies of lung cancer

State Sen. Andy Hill, 54, of Redmond passed away this afternoon after a battle with lung cancer.

  • Nov 2nd, 2016 12:19am

45th District State Sen. Andy Hill dies of lung cancer

State Sen. Andy Hill, 54, of Redmond passed away this afternoon after a battle with lung cancer.

  • Nov 2nd, 2016 2:01pm

LWHS teen skateboarder seriously injured after being struck by vehicle in Redmond

A 16-year-old male — a former Lake Washington High School student — is in serious but stable condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after being involved in a vehicle-skateboard accident in Redmond on Sunday.

  • Sep 13th, 2016 11:34pm

USA rowing squad finishes fourth at Olympics

The United States men's 8 rowing squad snagged fourth place in today's final at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at Lagoa Stadium.

  • Aug 15th, 2016 4:40pm

Local rowers’ United States boat qualifies for Olympic final on Saturday

Olympic final, here they come.

  • Aug 11th, 2016 8:21pm

Sheriff seeks public help to find suspect in assault on Marymoor Park Trail

Six days after a male suspect attacked a 42-year-old Redmond woman on the Marymoor Park Trail, detectives from the Redmond Police Department (RPD) and the King County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) are working closely to locate the suspect.

  • Aug 11th, 2016 1:30pm

Row, row, row to the Summer Olympics: Munn and Struzyna start local, continue to the world’s biggest stage this weekend

Rob Munn, Hans Struzyna and their teammates were in the middle of a heated rowing battle last spring that would either propel them to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil elated or back to their training site in New Jersey crestfallen.

  • Aug 5th, 2016 1:30pm

Bear Creek School tennis star, Kirkland resident earns state title

Kirkland resident Caleb Ji is a strategist wherever his mind roams.

  • Jun 6th, 2016 6:38pm

Man linked to Kirkland car prowl, sentenced to 60 months in prison

Redmond police recently concluded a long investigation of a car prowler, who was sentenced on Dec. 18, 2015 in King County Superior Court.

  • Jan 11th, 2016 7:08pm

Medical Teams International’s Pinneo meets Syrian refugees during journey to Greece, Lebanon

Jeff Pinneo experienced an up-close glimpse into what Syrian refugees are going through in Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley and the Greek islands of Chios and Samos.

  • Jan 9th, 2016 4:00pm

LWSD honors community partners and celebrates student success during American Education Week

Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Superintendent Dr. Traci Pierce proudly displayed the button she and others were wearing, emblazoned with the district motto: “Growing together, serving our community.”

  • Nov 20th, 2015 5:44pm

Lake Washington teachers vote to walk out over state funding

Classes will be canceled on May 6 for Lake Washington School District (LWSD) students as teachers will participate in a walkout due to a Lake Washington Education Association (LWEA) strike against the Legislature to protest the lack of state education funding.

  • Apr 24th, 2015 11:05pm

Kirkland Police arrest man after brief highway pursuit out of Bellevue | Breaking News

With lights flashing, a group of police cars converged at the Napa Auto Parts store in the 11600 block of Slater Avenue Northeast in Kirkland at about 11 a.m. today and officers took a man into custody.

  • Jan 19th, 2015 8:40pm

Lawmakers attend OneRedmond’s 2014 Legislative Reception

OneRedmond’s 2014 Legislative Reception on Nov. 12 featured lawmakers — who were leading in the general election at press time — Cyrus Habib (state Senate, 48th District), Ross Hunter (state House, 48th District), Larry Springer (state House, 45th District) and Andy Hill (state Senate, 45th District). Joan McBride (state House, 48th District) sent a representative to the event and Roger Goodman (state House, 45th District) was invited but didn’t attend the event at Microsoft’s Cafe 34.

  • Nov 17th, 2014 8:03pm

45th Legislative District Senate race heats up between Hill and Isenhower

With general election voting set to close less than a week from now, the 45th Legislative District race for state senator continues to heat up.

  • Oct 30th, 2014 9:56pm

Former Green Bay Packer Driver shares his story of poverty and homelessness at Hopelink luncheon

Donald Driver doesn't hold anything back. When the former professional football player tells his story to people, they get the whole deal. It's an emotional and riveting ride dotted with harsh times — experiencing poverty and homelessness — that lead to victory in the end.

  • Oct 22nd, 2014 11:39pm

Crossfire prepares youth for college, pro ball — and life

Cheryl Manao and her son, Justin, sport the same facial expressions and inflection in their voices when reminiscing about when 2014 USA World Cup player DeAndre Yedlin honed his skills with the Crossfire Premier Soccer Club, which serves the Northshore area.

  • Aug 14th, 2014 5:00pm

Tragedies affect everyone | Editorial

I drove to work on Tuesday morning, but I don’t recall many details of what transpired on the way there.

  • Mar 21st, 2014 11:32pm

Running helps make your body and mind happy | Health and Wellness

Whether Kelsey Dunn is running on the rough terrain of a cross country course or the smooth surface of the track, she’s pleased with her surroundings.

  • Feb 28th, 2014 10:53pm

Kirkland therapist Liz Bruno grabs honor for hauling in 1,218 rebounds at Santa Clara University

Some kids shoot baskets into a hoop lodged onto their family’s garage door. Liz Bruno had the garage thing down, but no hoop.

  • Feb 14th, 2014 6:21pm

Niners lose, sadness wins — but we’ll be back next year | Nystrom

I remember waiting for the dreaded phone call from my schoolmate, Tony.

  • Jan 26th, 2014 10:00pm

Local 14-year-old will represent United States at Goodwill Series in Australia

Dean South knew that his son, Grant, would be a baseball player when he just 2 years old.

  • Dec 7th, 2013 12:19am

Gov. Inslee, community leaders hold Washington STEM Summit | Education

Brad Smith eyed the crowd, stretched his arms out, opened his hands and smiled.

  • Dec 6th, 2013 10:52pm

Redmond florist’s flowers bring smiles to Kirkland seniors

About 720 roses. Bear Creek Florist owner Lisa Aliment’s eyes opened wide when she thought of all those roses,

  • Jul 25th, 2013 5:42pm

Webster gives back to the game he loves

Thirty years after his LLWS triumph, he now teaches the game.

  • Aug 30th, 2012 7:18pm

Sikh community holds candlelight vigil in Bothell for shooting victims

They held candles, some placed their arms around each other and wrote notes on a sign that read, “Sikhs for Peace.” When darkness fell, all in attendance often bowed their heads and closed their eyes and listened intently to the speeches made in honor of the six people who were killed on Aug. 5 during a shooting rampage in Oak Creek, Wis.

  • Aug 13th, 2012 6:21pm

Former Kirkland resident returns home for LPGA Legends Swing for the Cure Golf Tournament

When JoAnne Carner started shaping her golf game back in the 1950s, Inglewood Golf Club and the old Juanita Golf Course were her stomping grounds. Carner, now 73, didn’t possess a bag of golf clubs at first, but a pair of deft hands used for ball hunting at Juanita with her brother, Bill Gunderson.

  • Jul 31st, 2012 7:26pm