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The Kirkland American Little League 9/10 softball team went 9-1 in district and state tournaments to win the Washington state championship on July 27.
Despite a knee ligament injury and racing in a sport she had given up until last year, Kirkland’s Jill Kintner now has a bronze medal to match her mettle.
Officially, the Junior Softball World Series ended with just one winner, the West. With a 10-4 win over Latin America on Aug. 16, the West team (from Pusch Ridge Little League of Oro Valley, Ariz.) took the title. But in reality, all nine teams in the August 10-16 tournament at Kirkland’s Everest Park came away winners.
Feel the need to go swim a few miles, hop on a bike to ride even more miles, then hit the pavement running to finish the trip off? If yes, a triathlon might be just the right thing.
Soon-to-be Lake Washington High School senior Grant Haschak throws Jeremiah Grisa of New Hampshire in a move called a back suplay.
All three synchronized swimmers who feinted during a practice on April 21 at a Kenmore pool not only fully recovered, but competed with their team and placed fourth in the 13-15 age group at the Esynchro Age Group National Championships recently held in Binghamton, N.Y. The group, which competes for the Seattle Synchronized Swim Team, consists of Emily Drew, Sofia Drogomiretskiy, Chelsea Menen, Miranda Sage, Elise Sobotka, Sydney Sprinkle and Mary Claire Squires. Sage and Squires are from Kirkland.
The first ever Kirkland Criterium is coming to town, and it’s creating quite a buzz in the process. The road bicycle race is Aug. 10. Planners hope the criterium will become an annual race, perhaps even a festival-type event.
The 4th Annual MXD Championships, a three-day mixed-doubles tennis tournament, will be held over the weekend of July 25-27 at Kirkland’s Central Park Tennis Club and the Bellevue Club.
Most baseball players look for distinction on the field -- to stand out as the best. For Kirkland’s Austin Knerr, the best thing about baseball is the feeling of fitting in.
The Juanita cheerleading team is already having a banner year -- and school doesn’t start for over a month. With a stellar performance at a camp earlier this month, the cheer squad booked its place in a half-time show at the NFL Pro Bowl in Hawaii next February.
Play like a champion today.
Now entering its fifth year, the Connect All Stars gym is just rounding into form.
Recent Juanita High School graduate Joell Reyes was one of seven KingCo 4A football players -- and the only one from Kirkland -- to play in the East vs. West All-Star Summer Classic football game July 3 at Central Valley High School in Spokane. The game features the states top graduating seniors from 4A and 3A schools.
The Seattle Seahawks training camp is approaching and the team has made a few offseason moves designed to push the team to the top in head coach Mike Holmgren’s last season as the coach.
Travis Tomasie could be called a sharpshooter, a marksman or a crack shot. But he’s probably best described as an athlete at the top of his sport having the time of his life.
It was one of the biggest moments of Kit Culbert’s life, and he wasn’t quite sure what had happened. The Kirkland native and University of Washington rower knew his varsity four boat was close to a national title, but that was about it.
Boasting a perfect 6-0 record, the Juanita Lady Rebels high school summer league team won the prestigious “End Of The Trail” tournament in Oregon City, Ore., over the weekend of June 20-22.
The accolades just keep rolling in for Juanita senior Tyler Bjork. Already recognized as the KingCo 4A player of the year after leading the Rebels boys soccer team to a league championship and a state tournament appearance this spring, Bjork was last week named to the class 4A all-state first team. The team was selected by a vote of statewide media and coordinated by the Tri-City Herald.
A new era in Juanita High School basketball began last week when the school hired Jeff Patrick as its head boys basketball coach.