Andy Nystrom

Seattle deserves to host World Cup 2026 matches, according to local soccer aficionados

FIFA will decide where the 48-team event lands in June.

Lake Washington and Juanita soccer squads displaying teamwork, discipline

Keeping possession while displaying patience, simplicity and smarts. That’s what Lake Washington coach Rod Smith is encouraging his Kang boys soccer players to zone in… Continue reading

Juanita’s softball team is ready for return to state

For the Rebels, hitting, pitching and communication are key.

Campana dives onto USA Junior National under-20 ultimate team

It’s all about the intensity and sportsmanship. For Carly Campana of Kirkland, those are the quintessential qualities for her game of choice — ultimate. The… Continue reading

Lake Washington boys are focused on state

Lake Washington High’s baseball team knocked on the door of the 3A state tournament last year, but fell just short of qualifying for the premier… Continue reading

Lake Washington Kangs keep crushing it

Following last year’s third-place finish at the 3A state softball tournament, the Lake Washington High girls hung around near the right-field line and embraced in… Continue reading

Juanita’s pitching on target with seniors leading the way

Key returners for the Rebels this year include seniors and pitchers Jayson Schroeder and JD Worcester.

Juanita fireballer draws a crowd

Juanita High senior fireballer Jayson Schroeder unleashed his first pitches in competition during Saturday’s game against Eastlake High. Schroeder, who has committed to the University… Continue reading

LW and Juanita girls smash into badminton action

Students and teachers know they’re in badminton country when they enter the Lake Washington High gym. Part of one wall is adorned with a mammoth… Continue reading

A search of the suspect’s residence yielded nearly a pound of meth, almost 20 grams of heroin and a large amount of cash. Police also found a loaded handgun in his vehicle. Courtesy of the Redmond Police Department

Redmond police Pro-Act Unit nabs major Eastside drug dealer in Kirkland

After what the Redmond Police Department (RPD) noted as a lengthy investigation, the RPD Pro-Act Unit arrested a 39-year-old Kirkland man who police said was… Continue reading

A search of the suspect’s residence yielded nearly a pound of meth, almost 20 grams of heroin and a large amount of cash. Police also found a loaded handgun in his vehicle. Courtesy of the Redmond Police Department

Rebel wraps up 3A state 285-pound wrestling title

A heaping plate of chicken alfredo set John Nascimento’s Saturday afternoon into motion and satisfied his appetite. Many hours later, the Juanita High senior 285-pounder… Continue reading

Lake Washington gymnasts snag 3A KingCo title

Lake Washington’s gymnastics squad took first at the 3A KingCo meet and fourth at districts over the last two weeks. The Kangs will next compete… Continue reading

Swimmers slicing up the water with solid times

Before sophomore Alex Karulin splashed into the pool to compete in the 100-yard backstroke, a Lake Washington High timer turned and jokingly noted, “He’s pretty… Continue reading

High-school gymnasts get their flips family style

Lake Washington and Juanita’s prep gymnastics squads may compete against each other in the 3A KingCo conference, but that’s where the dividing line ends. Aside… Continue reading

Juanita, LW wrestlers are taking down their opponents

Three-sport athletes aren’t as plentiful these days as they were in the past. How about a four-sport stud? That’s where Juanita High’s John Nascimento comes… Continue reading

Juanita girls are thriving on playing for each other

When the adrenaline kicks in and the Juanita High players are rolling, that’s when Hannah Huff feels at her best on the basketball court. “It’s… Continue reading

Lake Washington girls are playing with tenacity, passion and heart

First-year coach Jeff Wilson wants the Lake Washington High girls basketball players to be pumped up every time they step into the gym. He’s pushing… Continue reading

Juanita dedicates basketball season to coach who passed away

Emotions flowed during a pregame remembrance for former Juanita High coach Sloan Strohl last Friday night at the Rebels’ fieldhouse. Players shed tears while speaking… Continue reading

Lake Washington boys are ready to put their hoops puzzle together

Beau Heimdahl views the Lake Washington High boys basketball team as a puzzle. The Kangs have all the pieces in their hands and they just… Continue reading

Lake Washington High grad Maggard running strong in college

Dillon Maggard said the outfit he was sporting in the cross-country team’s van on the way to an awards banquet was a nice change-up to… Continue reading