Sports

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Livin’ the dream in BLUE & GOLD

Play like a champion today.

  • Jul 16, 2008

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

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

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

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

Juanita girls take first title since 1987

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.

  • Jun 30, 2008

Juanita star named to all-state team

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.

  • Jun 30, 2008

New Juanita boys coach comes with a winning pedigree

A new era in Juanita High School basketball began last week when the school hired Jeff Patrick as its head boys basketball coach.

  • Jun 30, 2008