Andy Nystrom

Central beats Kirkland, 7-1, in junior softball World Series final

Sometimes, big-time changes occur overnight. In the case of Kirkland’s all-star team, the girls who lost in Friday night’s semifinals found out this morning that… Continue reading

Kirkland wins second straight game at Junior League Softball World Series

Mackenzie Burke smiled and noted that her team is like her family. The Kirkland all-star pitcher wants to do her best for her teammates, and… Continue reading

Ghizila powers her way to junior sprint world canoe championships

Kirkland’s Andreea Ghizila is always on the move. Last week, she was canoeing along the Sammamish River in Bothell. Tomorrow, the 16-year-old sprint competitor will… Continue reading

Kirkland host team ready to step up to the plate at Junior Softball World Series

Local players are set for some serious softball action. Come Sunday, the Kirkland District 9 champs — a combined Kirkland American/Kirkland National All-Star team —… Continue reading

Kirkland all-star squad wins district, qualifies for Junior Little League Softball World Series

A month from now, the Kirkland junior softball all-stars will be at it again. The talented athletes — who recently won the District 9 championship… Continue reading

Lake Washington softball scores third place at state

Lake Washington went the hard road. After losing its first game in the 3A state softball tournament on Friday, the Kangs had to win five… Continue reading

LW softball takes fourth at district; state is next

Lake Washington softball placed fourth at the 3A SeaKing District tournament and is set for another state journey. The Kangs (17-6 overall) qualified for the… Continue reading

Juanita softball scores state berth

It came down to the wire, and Juanita’s softball team rose to the occasion. With a 4-2 victory over Kamiakin in a 3A crossover contest… Continue reading

Juanita baseball knocks off Redmond, advances in playoffs

Juanita scored one run in the top of the sixth inning and held on for a 1-0 victory over Redmond in a 3A KingCo baseball… Continue reading

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 stresses to his players each day on the pitch. If things aren’t going… Continue reading

Juanita’s Goodwin running strong in the distance races

As he began the final lap of his first 3,200-meter race of the season, Juanita High senior Adrian Goodwin clenched his teeth and then seemed… Continue reading

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

As if it wasn’t enough that Lake Washington High junior Brittany Blaskovich was a club gymnast for nine years. Then her mom placed a video… Continue reading

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 players have their hearts in the game. The Kangs can smash the ball… Continue reading

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 the wire on Thursday. Down 1-0 in the bottom of the seventh, LW… Continue reading

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

Juanita High’s softball bats are exploding this season. The Rebels are stepping up to the plate and smashing balls all over the field — and… Continue reading

LW’s Bingham receives State Coaches Award

Derek Bingham thrives on helping build freshmen players into young men when they leave the Lake Washington High baseball program as seniors. Each player is… Continue reading

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 diamond this spring. Last year, the Kangs notched their first ever baseball state… Continue reading

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 it’s finally time for Juanita High’s 10 seniors to shine on the baseball… Continue reading

Verizon names STEM High app team a Best in Nation winner

A seven-member Tesla STEM High School squad received a surprise on the morning of Feb. 15 during a school assembly. Verizon representative Scott Charlston named… Continue reading

DelBene discusses No Religious Registry Act and more with interfaith leaders

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene glanced around the table on Tuesday afternoon at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS) and told the eight interfaith leaders that… Continue reading