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(Left to Right) Laetitia le Corguille

Juanita High grad wins Bronze Medal in Beijing

Two cyclists from Kirkland compete in the Olympics

  • Aug 28, 2008
(Left to Right) Laetitia le Corguille
Much of the success of Juanita will ride on the legs and arm of quarterback Nick Olearain.

There’s a new mood at Juanita

Something is off at Juanita. It’s the second day of football practice. Players should be sore, sweaty and complaining.

  • Aug 27, 2008
Much of the success of Juanita will ride on the legs and arm of quarterback Nick Olearain.
U.S. Olympic Women's Track Cyclist Jennie Reed

Medal hopes in Beijing fade for local Olympian

Local olympic cyclist Jennie Reed ended her pursuit of a gold medal last week, placing 7th in the Women's Sprint Cycling at the 2008 Summer Games in China.

  • Aug 26, 2008
U.S. Olympic Women's Track Cyclist Jennie Reed
Front row kneeling

Kirkland girls take 9/10 softball crown

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.

  • Aug 26, 2008
Front row kneeling
From left: Laetitia le Corguille

Juanita High grad wins Bronze Medal in Beijing

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.

  • Aug 26, 2008
From left: Laetitia le Corguille
Washington’s Dani Faist (No. 1) slides safely into second base as Caitlin Herbet (No. 12) blocks the base during a game against the Southwest team from West Ouachita

Kirkland: Junior Softball World Series crowns a winner

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.

  • Aug 18, 2008
Washington’s Dani Faist (No. 1) slides safely into second base as Caitlin Herbet (No. 12) blocks the base during a game against the Southwest team from West Ouachita
Sean Minister comes across the finish line at the Lake Stevens Half Ironman triathlon on July 6 this year. A half Ironman race is 70.3 miles long

Eastside’s Team FASTT features several Kirkland triathletes

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.

  • Aug 12, 2008
Sean Minister comes across the finish line at the Lake Stevens Half Ironman triathlon on July 6 this year. A half Ironman race is 70.3 miles long
Lake Washington wrestler Grant Haschak earns national ranking

Lake Washington wrestler Grant Haschak earns national ranking

Soon-to-be Lake Washington High School senior Grant Haschak throws Jeremiah Grisa of New Hampshire in a move called a back suplay.

  • Aug 6, 2008
Lake Washington wrestler Grant Haschak earns national ranking

Seattle Synchronized Swim Team members recover, place 4th in nation

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.

  • Aug 6, 2008
Seattle’s Mike Hone picks up speed at the Joe Matava Memorial Classic bike race in Burien on July 4. Hone and other members of his cycling team

Organizers hope new Kirkland Criterium bike race will be a hit

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.

  • Aug 5, 2008
Seattle’s Mike Hone picks up speed at the Joe Matava Memorial Classic bike race in Burien on July 4. Hone and other members of his cycling team

Tennis tournament nets funds for school

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.

  • Jul 23, 2008
Austin Knerr

UNDETERRED: Cerebral palsy can’t stop Kirkland Little Leaguer

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.

  • Jul 23, 2008
Austin Knerr
Juanita cheerleaders

Juanita cheer squad earns a spot in NFL Pro Bowl

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.

  • Jul 23, 2008
Juanita cheerleaders
Chris Secreto sits at his locker in the Notre Dame football team’s locker room.

Livin’ the dream in BLUE & GOLD

Play like a champion today.

  • Jul 16, 2008
Chris Secreto sits at his locker in the Notre Dame football team’s locker room.
Members of the Connect All Stars march in the Derby Days Parade in downtown Redmond on July 12.

Connected: Local gym linking cheerleaders to success

Now entering its fifth year, the Connect All Stars gym is just rounding into form.

  • Jul 14, 2008
Members of the Connect All Stars march in the Derby Days Parade in downtown Redmond on July 12.

Juanita standout a football all star

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.

  • Jul 7, 2008

One camp to go: Questions surround Seahawks run game

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.

  • Jul 7, 2008
Travis Tomasie in a recent sealed course shooting competition.

Kirkland native making a name for himself in sport of competitive shooting

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.

  • Jul 7, 2008
Travis Tomasie in a recent sealed course shooting competition.
The University of Washington varsity four group receives their medals and holds the championship trophy after narrowly beating Marist College of New York to take the national title. The race was at Cherry Hill

Kirkland man, UW rowing team win national title

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.

  • Jul 2, 2008
The University of Washington varsity four group receives their medals and holds the championship trophy after narrowly beating Marist College of New York to take the national title. The race was at Cherry Hill