Cedarcrest High School volleyball fundraiser this weekend

If you are a Cedarcrest High School volleyball fan and are in the market for a new bed, this weekend may be the weekend for you.

The Red Wolves volleyball program is holding its first ever mattress fundraiser sale this Saturday at the CHS campus, 29000 NE 150th St. in Duvall. 25 name-brand mattress sets from some of the top manufacturers, such as Simmons, will be on display for you, and prices will be 30-60% below the normal retail prices, which, if you’ve ever shopped for a mattress in the past, you know can be a bit steep, so this is a good opportunity to take care of that need and do so without it burning a hole in your wallet. All sizes and price ranges are available, and if you order a mattress at this sale, it will be made to order and delivered within a week. In addition, these mattresses come with their full factory warranties as well, so you’re covered in case there is a problem.

The sale takes place from 10am-5pm and all proceeds will go support the CHS volleyball team, helping local student-athletes.

If you need more information, visit www.customfundraisingsolutions.com or give Nancy a call at (360) 913-8870.

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Wildcat girls soccer scores tie with Skyline, plus other news from the pitch….

The Mount Si Wildcat girls’ soccer team opened their conference schedule last night with a tough test. The Skyline Spartans just days prior had beaten the Wildcats in a non-conference matchup, and are seen as one of the top teams in the region. It looked as if the challenge would be the same last night, but a varsity newcomer did her best to change that with a special goal. However, what looked to have been a great result for Mount Si instead ended up being diminished somewhat by a critical call by officials in crunch time that ended up giving the Spartans new life, and helping them escape with a point.

A penalty kick goal by Skyline’s Lauren Carson with seconds left in regulation knotted things up at 1-1, and that’s how the game ended, in a 1-1 tie. The PK came as the result of some furious play in front of Wildcat goalkeeper Nellie Joselyn. It appeared initially that Skyline had scored straight up, but officials whistled the play dead and after a brief conference, called a handball in the box foul on Mount Si. The Wildcat player who committed the foul was assessed a red card and sent off, leaving Mount Si down a player as a result; all in all, it was a difficult penalty to stomach for what appeared to be the Wildcat player’s best efforts to help her team secure what was going to be a huge win.

Mount Si took the lead initially late in the first half, on a tally from junior Miranda Fischer. Fischer, playing in her first-ever varsity game after being called up from the junior varsity team, fired a laser past Skyline’s goalkeeper in the 37th minute, lifting the Wildcats into the halftime break. “We were connecting passes and we were doing really well in possession and then we just got the finish,” she said. Getting the goal was special for Fischer. “It just felt really good,” she said.

The second half was very defensive, although Skyline senior defender Natalie Neumiller attempted to change that in the 68th minute, coming in on goal right at Joselyn. Neumiller fired a shot point blank on Joselyn, who made a spectacular save, one that would have earned even more praise had Mount Si secured the “W”. But, as noted, it was not to be, but not for a lack of effort.

Wildcat coach Darren Brown was pleased. “Very proud of (the team’s) effort tonight. (They) played hard all night and we know where the bar of excellence is. (Fischer) scored her first varsity goal and how sweet it was. Pure textbook,” Brown said. Defender Claire Johnson concurred. “It just kind of showed we have a lot of heart,” she said.

Cedarcrest blanks Granite Falls: The Red Wolves’ girls soccer squad scored another home conference win last night in Duvall, this time shutting out the visiting Tigers from Granite Falls. More on this matchup from the Everett Herald.

College action: On Monday, the University of Hawaii-Hilo men fell at Notre Dame de Namur 1-0 in a contest held in Belmont, CA. Senior Morgan Popp, from Ames Lake and a 2011 Mount Si High School grad, played 27 minutes off the bench for the Vulcans with no stats of note to report.

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From the pool, and the volleyball floor…..

Mount Si’s girls’ swimming team closes out its home schedule tomorrow, but last Thursday, the team held its senior night activities at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge pool in Snoqualmie. The program recognized the efforts of its class of 2015, a four-member group including Jessica Brady, Emma Gieseke, Maddie Hager and Hallie Lynn, for their service to the program in its first two seasons of operation.

The Wildcats hosted Issaquah, and while the Eagles dominated, there were once again some notable results. Julia Crumb led the way with a pair of second-place finishes. In the 100 yard butterfly, she clocked a minute, 13.99 seconds and earned a qualifying berth to the Kingco meet later this season, and in the 100 yard breaststroke, she finished with a time of 1:18.80 and earned a slot at the SeaKing District meet in that event, the first of the season for Mount Si. Murial Ross punched a ticket to the Kingco meet in the 100 yard freestyle, finishing fourth with a time of 1:08.51.

In other results of note, Brady finished third in the 200 yard individual medley with a time of 2:46.29, and Gieseke took fifth, just behind Ross, in the 100 yard freestyle, clocking 1:15.64.

Gieseke this week is not only making news in the pool, she’s making news out of it as well. The Snoqualmie Valley School District reports on its website that she was among just 36 students out of an applicant pool of nearly 200 to earn the opportunity this summer to be an intern at the BioQuest Academy, a part of the Seattle-based Biomedical Research Institute. This opportunity allowed Gieseke the chance to do hands-on biomedical research, and she learned an awful lot while there, according to the district.

Gieseke, reports the district, is planning on majoring in biology and German in college, then plans on seeking employment in humanitarian causes before starting up as a research scientist.

Good stuff, and we wish her a lot of luck as she embarks on what will hopefully be a path to success that makes a difference for many all over the world.

Volleyball news
Here’s the latest news from volleyball.

Cedarcrest falls to Granite Falls: The Red Wolves fell in a thriller last night at Granite Falls. The match went the full five, and you can get more info by reading the writeup from the Everett Herald.

Mount Si-Woodinville matchup pushed back: The Wildcats’ scheduled matchup with Woodinville, which was set to happen this past Monday, was shifted back to tomorrow. The match is still scheduled for Woodinville High School, with a start time of 5:30 for “C” and junior varsity contests, and 7:00 for the varsity.

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Mount Si High School announces upcoming event aimed at college-bound students and families, including athletes

We, in our Athlete of the Week segment this morning, mentioned a small bit about an upcoming Mount Si High School event that if you are a parent of a Mount Si student and have a son or daughter who either is interested in going to college or is a current student-athlete who would like to play college sports, you may be interested in.

The event is called the “College and Career Night” and it is scheduled for Tuesday, October 7, at the high school and is open to MSHS students and their families. The event runs from 6-8 pm inside the school’s Main Campus at 8651 Meadowbrook Way SE in Snoqualmie, and a number of topics will be discussed, including information on how to be cleared for athletic eligibility as a college freshman by the NCAA Eligibility Center clearinghouse. Students and parents are encouraged to attend these presentations that will hopefully give you the information you need in order to make the transition from high school to college and adult life more smoothly.

For more information, contact the high school counseling offices at (425) 831-8150 or you can contact MSHS counseling center career specialist Kellie Essig directly at (425) 831-8116.

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Softball on this Monday….

Let’s wrap up our weekend with a look at softball.

Issaquah team finishes runner-up in local tournament
The Issaquah Flame 14’s Moe won a pair of games yesterday at the ASA September Final tournament in Kent to make it to the championship game in their playoff bracket. They ended up falling in that title contest, 8-1, to the Fury Black team and finished as the runners-up in the 14/16U “Silver” bracket. Among the members of the Flame is Valley middle-schooler Hailey Hoke.

Oregon Blaze 13, Northwest Ladysharks 16s Hagen 6: Mount Si High School player Rose Vogt went 2-3 and drove in two runs, but the Kirkland-based ‘Sharks finished on the short end of a slugfest at the Willamette tournament in Salem, OR, falling to the Oregon-based team.

Absolute Blast’ 00 14s 10, San Diego Breakers 2: Mount Si freshman Lexi Wetherbee went 2-2 and scored twice to lead the Woodinville-based Blast to the blowout of the southern California team at the Surf City weekend tournament in Anaheim, CA. Cedarcrest freshman Cassidy Derieg scored a run as well for AbB despite an 0-2 effort at the plate, and also pitched one scoreless inning in the circle, not allowing a hit. Fellow Red Wolve frosh Elaine Townley walked once and was hitless in another at-bat, also for the Blast.

Northwest Bullets-PDX 15, Northwest Ladysharks 16s Hagen 0: The Portland-based Bullets, who have an affiliate team located in Issaquah, blasted the ‘Sharks in Salem; Vogt went 1-1 with a walk. The Bullets’ Issaquah team is the Bullets Zacher squad, which features Mount Si HS player Maddy Trout. That team did not compete in this weekend’s tournament.

California Cruisers 2, Absolute Blast ’00 14s 1: Townley was on the short end of a pitcher’s duel in this one for AbB, allowing both Cruiser runs on just four hits in five innings, striking out five. She also went 0-2, while Wetherbee (0-3) and Derieg (0-2) also went hitless on the contest for the Woodinville team.

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