Mount Si senior girls athletes sign on dotted line to play college sports this fall

With their parents standing behind each of them, six Mount Si High School senior girls’ athletes signed national letters of intent to attend and play for various colleges this fall, and were recognized for that this morning. L-R: Cross country’s Chloe Cosgrove, soccer players Maggie Gunning and Mia Fowler, volleyball player Emma Anderson, track and field athlete Riley Buckmaster and soccer goalkeeper Renee Anderson. (Photo courtesy Mount Si High School)

Mount Si High School this morning held a ceremony for six senior girls’ athletes who have signed college letters of intent during the current signing period which started last Wednesday, but of course with the school on spring break last week, students were not able to make those decisions official until this week.

Three of the athletes are girls’ soccer players. Goalie Renee Anderson officially inked with Lawrence Technical University in suburban Detroit, MI. LTU plays in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics’ Division II. Forward Mia Fowler inked with southern California’s Chapman University. Chapman, located in Orange County, plays in NCAA Division III’s Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, which has seen some other Mount Si grads play their college careers in recent seasons, among them soccer players Alex Censullo on the men’s side at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, and Hailey Kuykendall, with the women’s team at Redlands.

Maggie Gunning was the third soccer player to sign; she will be playing this fall for Northwest University in Kirkland. The NAIA school has on its coaching staff Mount Si alum Jordyn Wilson.

Volleyball player Emma Anderson made her college decision official; we previously reported here she had committed to play for Whitman College in Walla Walla, where her brother, Mount Si grad Collin, just wrapped up his sophomore season for the Blues’ baseball team. The school plays in the NCAA Division III Northwest Conference, and has another MSHS alum playing sports there – golfer and former men’s soccer player Jimmy Jacobson.

Track and field athlete Riley Buckmaster has signed to compete next spring for Whitman’s conference rival Pacific Lutheran in Tacoma, and rounding it out, the featured signing of the six who were recognized this morning was distance runner Chloe Cosgrove. Cosgrove was the only NCAA Division I signee of the group today, signing with the University of Montana, which competes in the Big Sky Conference. She has signed to compete for the women’s cross country team, but as those competitors also compete in distance track events in the spring, look for her to also be a part of the Grizzlies’ women’s track and field team next spring.

These six athletes join a strong list of MSHS senior athletes who previously signed, including football players Jesiah Irish (Oregon State) and David Sotelo (Western Oregon) and baseball player Will Scott (Colorado School of Mines).

A congrats to all the athletes on their decisions, and we wish them luck this fall.

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The Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal’s volleyball report for April 18

It’s time now for another weekly look at girls’ club volleyball in the USA Volleyball’s Puget Sound Region here in the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal.

This past weekend saw the local Power League schedule wrap up, with a number of area teams featuring Valley players putting themselves in prime position for success in the upcoming regional championship tournament at the end of the month. Here’s a rundown of how everyone did, and where everyone finished ranking-wise in their age groups. Fans of Mount Si’s volleyball program should pay especially close attention, as a couple of the returners this fall find themselves on some of the top teams in the region.

• Island Thunder (Emma Anderson and Jessica Hanners, both Mount Si HS): Went 4-0 in final round of action this past Sunday and finished PSR season 15-8 and on six-match win streak. Finished ranked 21st in the age group.
• Northwest Juniors’ 18’s (Annaliese Jensen and Dana Dolan, both MSHS): Went 2-2 on Sunday and finished PSR season 8-12. Finished ranked 48th in age group.
• Northwest Juniors’ 17’s UnderArmour Blue (Lizzie Belceto, Emily Dann and Chloe Stewart, all MSHS): Went 3-1 Sunday and finished PSR season 12-10. Finished ranked 47th in age group and also beat the NWJ 18’s in one of their matches Sunday.
• Seattle Juniors’ 18’s (Bellah Gogan, MSHS): Went 4-0 Sunday and finished PSR season 14-9. Finished ranked 5th in the age group and on a six match win streak.
• Sudden Impact 18’s Tsunami (Patience O’Neal, Tahoma HS, former MSHS player): Went 4-0 Sunday and finished PSR season 13-2. Also went 0-5 in “Platinum Division” midseason and finished with overall local record of 13-7 and ranked 14th in age group.
• Sudden Impact 17’s Storm (Harper Click, former MSHS player): Went 2-2 Sunday and finished PSR season 16-6, ranked ninth in age group.

U-18 Platinum
• Puget Sound Volleyball Academy 17’s (Hayley West, MSHS): Went 3-2 on Saturday in final Platinum competition down in Longview and finished fifth on the day. Went 7-3 in overall Platinum competition against teams from Oregon and went 9-1 in PSR Power League. Overall local record this spring was 16-4 and they are ranked fourth in 18’s age group. U-17 teams were part of the U-18 age group in local play this season.

• Northwest Juniors’ UnderArmour Black (Katie Faccone and Nicole Vanderwal, both Cedarcrest HS): Went 1-3 in action this past Saturday and finished the PSR season 8-15, ranked 36th in age group.
• Northwest Juniors’ UnderArmour Blue (Megan Underbrink and Breana Fitzgerald, both MSHS): Went 2-2 Saturday and finished the PSR season 15-8, ranked 16th in age group.
• Northwest Juniors’ UnderArmour Gray (Selah Kuiken, CHS): Went 1-3 Saturday and finished PSR season 10-12, ranked 51st in age group.
• Northwest Juniors’ Baden Black (Hannah Winston, CHS): Went 3-1 Saturday and also finished PSR season 10-12, ranked 55th in age group.
• Carnation-based Valley View went 1-3 Saturday and finished the local schedule 6-16, ranked 59th in the age group.

• Northwest Juniors’ UnderArmour Blue (Lexi Niehaus and Megan Simpson, both MSHS): Went 2-2 in action on Sunday and finished PSR season 11-10, ranked 22nd in age group.
• Northwest Juniors’ UnderArmour Grey (Ava Mundy, CHS; coached by CHS alum Kendall Koch): Went 3-1 Sunday and finished PSR season 12-9, ranked 42nd in age group. Closed out Power League season winning four of five matches.
• Carnation-based Valley View went 2-2 Sunday and finished PSR season 11-11, ranked 57th in age group.

• RidgeValley’s 14’s from Snoqualmie went 3-1 Sunday and finished the PSR season 15-7, ranked 73rd in age group.
• RidgeValley’s 13’s Silver went 1-4 Sunday and finished the PSR season 6-18, ranked 100th overall in age group.
• RidgeValley’s 13’s Black went 3-2 Sunday and finished PSR play 11-14, ranked 105th in age group. U-13 teams were part of the U-14 age group in Power League play.

• RidgeValley’s 12’s, coached by Mount Si assistants Dave Bachman and Cristin Stahlberg, finished the season going 4-0 this past Saturday and closed out 2018’s local schedule 12-4 overall and ranked 17th in the age group.
• Kent Juniors’ 12’s, coached by Mount Si head coach Bonnie Foote and which includes her daughter Isabelle, a fixture at MSHS games, went 2-2 to close out the local season on Saturday and finished 7-9 in PSR play, ranked 13th in the age group.

On tap
With the local play now headed into their postseason at the end of this month, this weekend brings another round of national qualifiers, with local teams set to compete in one of three tournaments. Most of the teams, all representing the Northwest Juniors from Bellevue, will be competing at the Lone Star qualifier down in Dallas. PSVBA’s 17’s will be in Las Vegas at the Red Rock Rave tournament, and another Northwest Juniors team will be competing in Reno at the NoDinx FarWest tournament.

Full coverage on all of those throughout the weekend and a wrap on all that action next week here in the Journal. A congrats to all the teams on a fine season regardless of the end results, and it is hoped that the skills the players all learned this spring will help them succeed this fall in what will be tough high school environments once again for both Mount Si and Cedarcrest High School’s volleyball programs.

This has been your weekly look at local girls’ club volleyball here in the Journal.

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On the pitch…..

Also from soccer today, Mount Si High School’s boys’ soccer team scored a 5-1 win last night at Pop Keeney Stadium in Bothell over North Creek. Alec Bothwell scored a pair for Mount Si, and Sullivan Smith added a goal and assist to the efforts for the Wildcats.

Mount Si is at Inglemoor tomorrow for a 7:30 p.m. kick once again at Pop Keeney.

CHS wins again: Cedarcrest High School’s boys won again Monday, beating King’s at home 1-0. Stats were not reported. The Red Wolves host Cedar Park Christian tonight.

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CHS baseball to play two this afternoon against Turks in Sultan

There has been a major schedule change just announced for Cedarcrest High School’s baseball team.

The Red Wolves were scheduled to play Sultan this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. at Sultan High School. That game remains on, but the two schools will now be playing a doubleheader today as opposed to just the single game. Game one starts at 3:30 with the second set to start around 5:30 or approximately 20-30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game. Both games will be the regulation seven innings. This second game is the makeup from the rainout of their game earlier this season at Cedarcrest that was supposed to have been made up this weekend. That game will now not occur.

The Red Wolves will next play at home next Monday, against Archbishop Murphy. Game time for that one is 4:00 p.m.

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Skyline doubles up Mount Si in “C” team baseball, plus the rest of the morning diamond cuts

Time for baseball. Skyline’s “C” team brought the bats yesterday afternoon and doubled up Mount Si’s “C” squad.

Drew Kamihara went 3-3 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI, as Skyline broke things open in the fifth with a seven-run frame, taking care of the Wildcats 10-5 at Pacific Cascade Middle School. Hayden Weaver went 2-2 with a run scored for Mount Si as the scarlet and gray side broke out well enough, scoring three runs in the first, but that seven run fifth frame, headlined by doubles from both Kamihara and Isaac Ramirez, lifted the Spartans the rest of the way.

The two teams split the season series. Mount Si hosts Bellevue tomorrow at home in North Bend. Game time is 4:00 p.m. at Si View Park, 400 SE Orchard Dr.

Time for our high school and college baseball scores. High school coverage from Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

High School
Kingco 4A: Woodinville 4, Issaquah 3 – Matt Schramm’s single in the bottom of the seventh proved to be the walk-off winner, scoring Takeshi Kubota to help the Falcons complete a rally for the win under the lights at home over the Eagles. Tom Zimet also tripled for Woody, while Andy Salvador doubled, scored a run and drove in two for Issy, who plays Mount Si this afternoon at home in Issaquah, and we will be there for the 4:00 first pitch.

Kingco 3A: Redmond 3, Liberty 2 – The Mustangs scored twice in the sixth to post the victory over the Patriots in Renton. Dustin Lennon-Jones went 2-4 with a double and run scored for Redmond, while Jacob Thoresen went 2-3 with a run scored for the host Pats. Pitchers Landon Thompson (RHS) and Chase Archibald (LHS) both went the distance for their respective teams, with Thompson posting the win allowing two runs, one earned, on five hits, striking out one. Archibald allowed three runs, one earned, on four hits, walking two and striking out four.

Kingco 3A: Bellevue 11, Sammamish 0 – Pitchers Ben Anger, Ben Rupp and Alex Carlisle combined on the no-hitter for Bellevue as they won by mercy rule over the Totems at Sammamish High School. Rupp earned the win going three innings, walking two and striking out two. Anger went 2-2 with a double and RBI pacing the Wolverines, and Ryan Penington also was 2-2 with a double, run scored and RBI.

Wesco: Arlington 10, Everett 3 – Michael Tsoukalas homered as part of a two-hit effort, driving in three runs, for the Eagles as they scored five runs in the second to put away the Seagulls at home in north Snohomish County. Trevor Kazen doubled as part of a two-hit afternoon of his own, scoring a run and driving in two more for Arlington. Everett was led by Caden Lockhart, who went 2-3 with a walk and run scored.

Wesco: Shorewood 3, Shorecrest 0 (8) – Kenji Miller fired a four-hitter and went the distance for the T-birds as the Shoreline city rivals needed an extra frame to decide things last night at Shorecrest High School. Miller walked one and struck out six and was aided by Brandon Main, who went 1-3 with a walk, run scored and RBI. Nick Parker went 2-3 leading the Scots.

Wesco: Oak Harbor 12, Marysville-Getchell 2 – James Besaw went 3-5 with a run scored and four RBI’s for the Wildcats as they rolled over the Chargers at home on Whidbey Island. Malakhi Knight went 2-4 with a run scored for Getchell.

Wesco: Lynnwood 9, Edmonds-Woodway 3 – Blake Tablazon led Lynnwood, going 3-5 with a double, run scored and two RBI’s as the Royals rolled over the Warriors in Edmonds. Josh Latimer also had two hits, including a double, driving in a pair and scoring another run himself. His efforts with his bat complimented his efforts with his arm – he pitched six strong innings for LHS, allowing two runs, one earned, on seven hits, walking two and striking out six. Julian Kodama was 2-4 with a double and two RBI’s leading Ed-Wood.

Wesco: Marysville-Pilchuck 8, Snohomish 6 – Jordan Justice went 2-2 with two walks, two runs scored and an RBI for M-P as they held off the Panthers at home in Marysville. Colby Phelps doubled and drove in two runs for the Tomahawks, while Zach Boswell went 2-3 with a walk and RBI to lead Snohomish.

Wesco: Meadowdale 7, Mountlake Terrace 6 – The Mavericks held off the Hawks in a wild one in Mountlake Terrace. Tommy Dimmock homered twice for Meadowdale and drove in four runs to lead the Mavs, while Matt Johnson had a hit, run scored and three RBI’s to lead Mountlake. Tanner Boe added a two-hit afternoon for MLT, with a double and two RBI’s. Travis Hagan paced Meadowdale with a hit, two walks and two runs scored.

Air Force 17, Northern Colorado 9: North Bend’s Gavin Gorrell got dinged up a bit on the hill for the Bears as they fell at home in Greeley, CO, in a non-conference clash. Gorrell, a freshman from North Bend and 2017 MSHS grad, started and allowed six runs on five hits in 1 2/3 innings, walking one and striking out two. He took the loss to drop to 0-2 on the spring. Fellow Valleyite Evan Johnson, a senior from Snoqualmie and regular DH/outfielder for the Bears, got a rare day off yesterday and did not play for UNCo.

Gonzaga 7, Washington State 4: GU won the Spokane portion of the US 195 derby last night with the help of North Bend’s Carson Breshears. The junior, a 2014 Mount Si HS grad, went 1-4 pacing the Bulldogs to the victory.

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