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Juanita, LW swimmers compete at 3A state meet

Juanita, LW swimmers compete at 3A state meet

Kirkland schools notched five top-10 finishes at Saturday’s 3A state swim and dive meet at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. For Juanita,… Continue reading

Juanita, LW swimmers compete at 3A state meet
Lake Washington’s Cocales runs to 18th at state

Lake Washington’s Cocales runs to 18th at state

Claire Cocales saved her best race for the end of her prep cross country career.

Lake Washington’s Cocales runs to 18th at state
Lake Washington’s state-qualifying golfers, from left, Matt Uhrich, Eric Jessen and Riley Pluth. Andy Nystrom/Kirkland Reporter

Lake Washington golf trio chips into 3A state tournament

Lake Washington High’s Matt Uhrich has chipped his way back to the 3A state golf tournament for the third year in a row. This time,… Continue reading

Lake Washington’s state-qualifying golfers, from left, Matt Uhrich, Eric Jessen and Riley Pluth. Andy Nystrom/Kirkland Reporter
Super swimmers: from left, Juanita’s Maja Evans and Lake Washington’s Amelia Hammer. Andy Nystrom/Kirkland Reporter

Juanita and LW’s Evans and Hammer cruise along on their swimming adventure

One girl is closing out her high school swim career and the other’s time in the prep pool is breaking out of its infancy. They’re… Continue reading

Super swimmers: from left, Juanita’s Maja Evans and Lake Washington’s Amelia Hammer. Andy Nystrom/Kirkland Reporter
Lake Washington High’s doubles tennis team of freshman Nedim Suko, left, and junior Shubhu Purohit won the 3A KingCo title on Oct. 10 at Mercer Island Country Club. They defeated Mercer Island’s Kevin Chen and Jack Mattox, 6-2, 6-2, in the final. The Kangs are pictured with coach John Stalker. Courtesy of Bhanu Purohit

Lake Washington High tennis duo scores 3A KingCo title

When your top two singles players are ripping it up, it makes sense to link them together to form a formidable doubles team. That’s what… Continue reading

Lake Washington High’s doubles tennis team of freshman Nedim Suko, left, and junior Shubhu Purohit won the 3A KingCo title on Oct. 10 at Mercer Island Country Club. They defeated Mercer Island’s Kevin Chen and Jack Mattox, 6-2, 6-2, in the final. The Kangs are pictured with coach John Stalker. Courtesy of Bhanu Purohit
Lake Washington beats Juanita, 41-0 | Prep Football

Lake Washington beats Juanita, 41-0 | Prep Football

Ryan Clifford racked up three touchdowns and 166 yards rushing in Lake Washington’s 41-0 crosstown rivalry football victory over Juanita on Oct. 6. On its… Continue reading

Lake Washington beats Juanita, 41-0 | Prep Football
Juanita, Lake Washington set to battle on the gridiron

Juanita, Lake Washington set to battle on the gridiron

During a preseason interview in late August, Juanita High football players said they were already fired up about their battle against Lake Washington High in… Continue reading

Juanita, Lake Washington set to battle on the gridiron
Lake Washington’s Brayden Boyes, left, grabs Redmond’s Bradley Cagle during Friday’s game. Courtesy of Marc La Pierre Photography http://marclapierre.photodeck.com/

Redmond defeats Lake Washington, 24-16 | Prep Football

Redmond bolted out to a commanding lead after three quarters and held on for a 24-16 victory over previously undefeated Lake Washington in 3A KingCo… Continue reading

Lake Washington’s Brayden Boyes, left, grabs Redmond’s Bradley Cagle during Friday’s game. Courtesy of Marc La Pierre Photography http://marclapierre.photodeck.com/
A1 Cash Now in Kirkland. Courtesy of the Redmond Police Department

Redmond Police Department Pro-Act Unit conducts search warrant at Kirkland pawn shop

Following a two-year investigation of illegal business practices at a Kirkland pawn shop, the Redmond Police Department (RPD) Pro-Act Unit conducted a search warrant at… Continue reading

A1 Cash Now in Kirkland. Courtesy of the Redmond Police Department
Lake Washington kicks off season with 4-0 record | Prep Football

Lake Washington kicks off season with 4-0 record | Prep Football

It’s a wondrous sight to behold and Lake Washington High cornerback Cody Wilson gets a clear view of the scene when he’s set up wide… Continue reading

Lake Washington kicks off season with 4-0 record | Prep Football
Lake Washington High players, from left, Carlee Betterman, Gracie Sturdevant and Megan McCarthy. Andy Nystrom, Kirkland Reporter

Lake Washington girls soccer scoring big and playing solid defense

Carlee Betterman’s first goal of the season was a memorable one. After the Lake Washington High senior forward volleyed the ball into the back of… Continue reading

Lake Washington High players, from left, Carlee Betterman, Gracie Sturdevant and Megan McCarthy. Andy Nystrom, Kirkland Reporter
Sathya Venkatesan plays wicket keeper in a cricket match. Courtesy photo

‘Gentle Giant’ shines on local, national and international cricket pitches

As wicket keeper, Sathya Venkatesan is the backbone of his cricket squads. Positioned behind the batter like a baseball catcher, he encourages his teammates, develops… Continue reading

Sathya Venkatesan plays wicket keeper in a cricket match. Courtesy photo
Juanita High head coach Lele Te’o encourages his players during a recent practice. Andy Nystrom, Kirkland Reporter

Juanita High’s ‘electrifying’ and ‘gritty’ football squad returns to action

Juanita High football players say their program is “electrifying” and “gritty” all in one. The defending 3A/2A KingCo champs can light up the scoreboard on… Continue reading

Juanita High head coach Lele Te’o encourages his players during a recent practice. Andy Nystrom, Kirkland Reporter
Lake Washington head coach Andy Arena speaks with his players after a recent practice. Andy Nystrom, Kirkland Reporter

Lake Washington players have productive offseason, ready to kick into gear

At the end of practice on a recent Thursday, the shout-outs to teammates and hand claps filled the air on the Lake Washington High football… Continue reading

Lake Washington head coach Andy Arena speaks with his players after a recent practice. Andy Nystrom, Kirkland Reporter
Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, right, tours the Postdoc Brewing facility in Redmond with co-owner Debbie Chambers on Tuesday. Andy Nystrom, Redmond Reporter

DelBene, brewers tap into bipartisan Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene joked that she was in a brewery, but everyone was drinking coffee. After all, it was near 11 a.m. on Aug. 15.… Continue reading

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, right, tours the Postdoc Brewing facility in Redmond with co-owner Debbie Chambers on Tuesday. Andy Nystrom, Redmond Reporter
A driver’s vehicle sits upside down on the Interstate 405 north onramp this morning. Andy Nystrom, Kirkland Reporter

Driver safe after rollover accident

A female driver was involved in a non-injury single-vehicle rollover accident this morning on Northeast 124th Street and the northbound Interstate 405 onramp. According to… Continue reading

A driver’s vehicle sits upside down on the Interstate 405 north onramp this morning. Andy Nystrom, Kirkland Reporter
Kirkland shortstop Claire Towey tags a Central runner out at second during Saturday’s final. Courtesy of Eric Chen

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 shortstop Claire Towey tags a Central runner out at second during Saturday’s final. Courtesy of Eric Chen
Kirkland wins second straight game at Junior League Softball World Series

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

Kirkland wins second straight game at Junior League Softball World Series
Ghizila powers her way to junior sprint world canoe championships

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

Ghizila powers her way to junior sprint world canoe championships
Kirkland’s District 9 champion squad that will compete in the Junior Softball World Series. Left to right: Haley Brown, Maddy Miller, Ashley Allen, Claire Towey, Mackenzie Burke, Amy Chen, Anna Fridell, Antonia Norman, Kaci Gordon, Kaia Bradford, Lilly Bean, Ruby Olmstead, Abbie Reynolds and Maliena Carelli. Courtesy photo

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’s District 9 champion squad that will compete in the Junior Softball World Series. Left to right: Haley Brown, Maddy Miller, Ashley Allen, Claire Towey, Mackenzie Burke, Amy Chen, Anna Fridell, Antonia Norman, Kaci Gordon, Kaia Bradford, Lilly Bean, Ruby Olmstead, Abbie Reynolds and Maliena Carelli. Courtesy photo