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Give it your all in the playoffs and appreciate the moment / Sports Scene

Athletes and coaches have unveiled their best performances in the regular season, and now the postseason is upon us. Strap in tight and prepare for… Continue reading

King Kotalas: Juanita’s wrestling royalty

Senior Rebel sports a 16-2 record at 126 pounds.

Bellevue Wolverines senior guard Kara Choi (pictured) takes the ball to the hoop while being covered by Lake Washington defenders Zaria Opara, left, and Rosa Smith, right, in a 3A KingCo matchup on Jan. 23 in Kirkland. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Ault Justus

Kangaroos defeat Wolverines in 3A KingCo girls hoops contest

Lake Washington cements victory in the second half of play.

Bellevue Wolverines senior guard Kara Choi (pictured) takes the ball to the hoop while being covered by Lake Washington defenders Zaria Opara, left, and Rosa Smith, right, in a 3A KingCo matchup on Jan. 23 in Kirkland. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Ault Justus
At long last, Edgar Martinez’s waiting game is over. Photo by clare_and_ben/Flickr

Edgar Martinez finally makes the Hall of Fame

In his last year on the ballot, the Mariner legend and greatest designated hitter of all time gets the Cooperstown call.

At long last, Edgar Martinez’s waiting game is over. Photo by clare_and_ben/Flickr

Lake Washington’s Pence makes an impact on the gymnastics scene

Kang shines on the floor and can quote ‘The Princess Bride.’

Sportswriter Shaun Scott and his friends Brian Walker and Tony Walker met NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal at Big Chicken restaurant in Las Vegas, Nevada on Nov. 24. Courtesy photo

A memorable Vegas trip

Sportswriter Shaun Scott meets one of the best NBA players to ever lace up sneakers.

Sportswriter Shaun Scott and his friends Brian Walker and Tony Walker met NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal at Big Chicken restaurant in Las Vegas, Nevada on Nov. 24. Courtesy photo

Blasting through the pool, racking up victories

Lake Washington swim and dive team shines in KingCo.

Kangs defeat Rebels in girls hoops showdown

Lake Washington and Juanita players battle for the ball in a 2A/3A KingCo girls basketball first-place showdown on Jan. 9. LW won, 43-36, and leads… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2019

Lake Washington defeats Juanita in boys hoops; local girls squads face off tonight

Torin Montgomery amassed 15 points and 17 rebounds to lead Lake Washington to a 63-44 boys basketball victory over Juanita on Tuesday night. Evan Liggett… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2019

Liesse helps lead LW to hot hoops start

Kang sophomore possesses an all-around game.

Intong leads tight-knit Juanita team to success

Rebel senior jumps into her fourth year on the squad.

Amberly Melendez: Walking the long road

Northwest University graduate shines on the world racewalking scene

  • Jan 7, 2019

Plenty of basketball on tap in the new year

As the local basketball squads jump into the new year, Lake Washington and Juanita’s girls lead the 2A/3A KingCo Conference with identical 4-1 records. LW… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2019

2018: The year in sports for the Kirkland area

Athletic success is a staple of the Kirkland community.

Juanita High searching for new varsity football coach

During the first week of December, Juanita High administrators and athletic director Jason Thurston decided to make a varsity football head coaching leadership change for… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2018

‘Breakaway had a positive impact in my life’

Local soccer players win on and off the pitch.

Lake Washington’s Luxes call the wrestling room their second home

Kang brothers racking up some victories.

Mercer Island Islanders junior Adam Parker, left, looks for a teammate to pass to against the Juanita Rebels. Parker finished with a team-high 20 points against the Juanita Rebels on Dec. 11. The Islanders defeated the Rebels 56-49. Photo courtesy of Rick Edelman/Rick Edelman Photography

Islanders display grittiness in victory against the Rebels

Mercer Island hits clutch shots down the stretch against Juanita.

Mercer Island Islanders junior Adam Parker, left, looks for a teammate to pass to against the Juanita Rebels. Parker finished with a team-high 20 points against the Juanita Rebels on Dec. 11. The Islanders defeated the Rebels 56-49. Photo courtesy of Rick Edelman/Rick Edelman Photography

Registration now open for Kirkland Little League 2019 season

Registration for the spring 2019 season for both Kirkland American (south Kirkland) and Kirkland National (north Kirkland) are now open. Tee ball, baseball and girls… Continue reading

  • Dec 10, 2018