Andy Nystrom

Kirkland’s junior all-star softball squad won the District 9 title. Back row standing left to right: Manager Mikal Norman, Antonia Norman, Ruby Olmstead, Ashley Allen, Mackenzie Burke, coach John Allen, Abbie Reynolds, Lilly Bean, Haley Brown, Claire Towey, Kaia Bradford, Anna Fridell and coach Shane Reynolds. Front row squatting left to right: Maliena Carelli, Kaci Gordon, Maddy Miller and Amy Chen. Courtesy photo

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

Kirkland’s junior all-star softball squad won the District 9 title. Back row standing left to right: Manager Mikal Norman, Antonia Norman, Ruby Olmstead, Ashley Allen, Mackenzie Burke, coach John Allen, Abbie Reynolds, Lilly Bean, Haley Brown, Claire Towey, Kaia Bradford, Anna Fridell and coach Shane Reynolds. Front row squatting left to right: Maliena Carelli, Kaci Gordon, Maddy Miller and Amy Chen. Courtesy photo
Lake Washington softball scores third place at state

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

Lake Washington softball scores third place at state
LW softball takes fourth at district; state is next

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

LW softball takes fourth at district; state is next
Juanita’s softball players gather during a game earlier this week. Courtesy of Gayle Richardson

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’s softball players gather during a game earlier this week. Courtesy of Gayle Richardson
Juanita’s JD Worcester fires away against Redmond on Tuesday. Courtesy of Marc LaPierre Photography, http://marclapierre.photodeck.com

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

Juanita’s JD Worcester fires away against Redmond on Tuesday. Courtesy of Marc LaPierre Photography, http://marclapierre.photodeck.com
Lake Washington’s Edgar Iniguez (third from right) goes up for a header in the rain against Interlake. Courtesy of Doug Lewis

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

Lake Washington’s Edgar Iniguez (third from right) goes up for a header in the rain against Interlake. Courtesy of Doug Lewis
Juanita’s Adrian Goodwin rolls through the 3,200-meter run on April 13. He won the race in 9:38.62. Andy Nystrom, Reporter Newspapers

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’s Adrian Goodwin rolls through the 3,200-meter run on April 13. He won the race in 9:38.62. Andy Nystrom, Reporter Newspapers
Juanita, LW pole vaulters break records at track and field meet

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

Juanita, LW pole vaulters break records at track and field meet
Lake Washington High softball captains are, from left, Tori Bivens, Anna Robinson and Marissa Ewald. The Kangs were 4-0 in the 3A KingCo Conference at press time. Andy Nystrom, Reporter Newspapers

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

Lake Washington High softball captains are, from left, Tori Bivens, Anna Robinson and Marissa Ewald. The Kangs were 4-0 in the 3A KingCo Conference at press time. Andy Nystrom, Reporter Newspapers
LW scores two in bottom of seventh to beat Juanita, 2-1, in baseball action

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

LW scores two in bottom of seventh to beat Juanita, 2-1, in baseball action
Juanita’s Megan Murray unleashes a pitch while her fielders prepare for action during a recent game. Shannon Longcore photo

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

Juanita’s Megan Murray unleashes a pitch while her fielders prepare for action during a recent game. Shannon Longcore photo
Derek Bingham

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

Derek Bingham
From left, Lake Washington High’s Alex Lyon, Nick Ludwig and Daichi Tamai flank the Kangs’ 3A state championship banner in right field at the school field. ANDY NYSTROM/Reporter Newspapers

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

From left, Lake Washington High’s Alex Lyon, Nick Ludwig and Daichi Tamai flank the Kangs’ 3A state championship banner in right field at the school field. ANDY NYSTROM/Reporter Newspapers
Juanita baseball starts out strong: ‘We’re just getting after it every day,’ senior leader says

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

Juanita baseball starts out strong: ‘We’re just getting after it every day,’ senior leader says
STEM app winners: Top from left, Sid Chandrasekar, Rhea Shinde, Tristan Stevens and Rachel Oommen; bottom from left, Stephen Yamasaki, Rudy Banerjee and Ayan Gupta. ANDY NYSTROM, Redmond Reporter

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

STEM app winners: Top from left, Sid Chandrasekar, Rhea Shinde, Tristan Stevens and Rachel Oommen; bottom from left, Stephen Yamasaki, Rudy Banerjee and Ayan Gupta. ANDY NYSTROM, Redmond Reporter
Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, right, meets with religious leaders, including (from left) Michael Ramos, Harjinder Singh and Rev. Carol Jensen on Tuesday at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound in Redmond. Andy Nystrom, Redmond Reporter

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

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, right, meets with religious leaders, including (from left) Michael Ramos, Harjinder Singh and Rev. Carol Jensen on Tuesday at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound in Redmond. Andy Nystrom, Redmond Reporter
Bellevue Police Department Chief Steven Mylett interacts with Imam Sheikh Fazal of the Islamic Center of Eastside during the Eastside Muslim Safety Forum. ANDY NYSTROM, Redmond Reporter

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.

Bellevue Police Department Chief Steven Mylett interacts with Imam Sheikh Fazal of the Islamic Center of Eastside during the Eastside Muslim Safety Forum. ANDY NYSTROM, Redmond Reporter
Sen. Andy Hill’s family exits the St. Jude Parish church this afternoon in Redmond following a memorial funeral mass. Andy Nystrom, Redmond Reporter

Sen. Andy Hill remembered by hundreds during memorial in Redmond

Hundreds of people gathered at the St. Jude Parish church in Redmond last Friday afternoon for Sen. Andy Hill’s memorial funeral mass. The overflow crowd… Continue reading

Sen. Andy Hill’s family exits the St. Jude Parish church this afternoon in Redmond following a memorial funeral mass. Andy Nystrom, Redmond Reporter
Sen. Andy Hill died Tuesday of lung cancer. He is seen here at a Sounders game with his wife Molly. Reporter file photo

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.

Sen. Andy Hill died Tuesday of lung cancer. He is seen here at a Sounders game with his wife Molly. Reporter file photo
Sen. Andy Hill

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.

Sen. Andy Hill