College gridiron report….

Football to wrap on this Sunday:

Central Washington 40, Dixie State 18: It was a college debut to remember for North Bend’s Jonathan “JoJo” Hillel. Hillel, a redshirt freshman and 2015 Mount Si High School grad, saw action under center late in the contest at home in Ellensburg, and ran the ball four times for 59 yards, headlined by a 31-yard scamper for six and his first-ever college touchdown in the fourth quarter putting the icing on the cake in a Central Wildcat blowout of the visitors from Utah. A photo of that touchdown is featured in CWU’s game writeup on their website by the way if you want to go see the thing for yourselves.

Western Oregon 48, Humboldt State 42: The Wolves went down to Arcata, CA, last night and escaped with a win over the host ‘Jacks, who made things interesting late with two fourth-quarter touchdowns. Starting at left tackle for WOU in the contest and manning the line for the Wolves was one Brad Christensen, a junior and 2014 Mount Si HS grad from Snoqualmie.

Azusa Pacific 64, Simon Fraser 14: The host Cougars routed the visitors from Canada in a GNAC win last night down in southern California. Aiding the win on defense for Azusa was senior Hunter Malberg, from Snoqualmie and a 2013 Mount Si High School grad, who recorded five tackles, two solos, and ½ for loss, totaling two yards.

Eastern Washington 50, Northern Arizona 35: EWU won a shootout inside the Walkup Skydome down in Flagstaff, AZ, over the host Lumberjacks in a regionally-televised contest. Starting and playing on the offensive line for Eastern in the contest was Chris Schlicting, from Snoqualmie and a 2015 Mount Si HS grad, a redshirt freshman.

Washington 35, Arizona 28 (OT): The Huskies needed an extra session to down the Wildcats in Tucson, AZ, and remain undefeated at 4-0 on the season. Senior kicker Cameron Van Winkle, from Fall City and a 2013 Mount Si High School grad, was 5-5 on extra points in the contest, but was 0-2 on field goal attempts, missing one from 45 yards out to end the first half and one from 40 in the fourth quarter for the Huskies.

Southern Utah 45, Portland State 31: SUU won a wild one with the visiting Vikings down in Cedar City, UT, last night in the Big Sky opener for both teams. Junior receiver Trent Riley, from North Bend and a 2013 Mount Si HS grad, started and caught one pass for six yards for the Vikings in the contest.

Berry (GA) 41, Sewanee 3: At home last night in Rome, GA, the Vikings smacked the visiting Tigers and moved to 4-0 on the season with the win. Senior receiver Methus Weldon, from Snoqualmie and a 2013 Mount Si High School alum, caught one pass for seven yards aiding Berry. His brother, Colby, also a MSHS alum, did not play for the Vikings.

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Saturday college wrap…..

We’ll have a gridiron wrap for you in a bit, but here’s the rest of yesterday’s college action, from soccer, volleyball and golf.

Central Washington women 1, Seattle Pacific 0: North Bend’s Michaela “K.K.” Wallace may have only played 16 minutes of action off the bench for Central’s Wildcats in the contest, but the sophomore, a 2015 Mount Si High School alum, made that time count, as she assisted on the game’s lone goal, a tally that turned out to be the game-winner for Central. The goal, in the 83rd minute, was scored by Wallace’s teammate Mackenzie Nolte as the Wildcats beat the Falcons in Seattle.

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men 3, Cal Lutheran 2 (2OT): CMS won the game in dramatic fashion last night, with the game-winner in the 103rd minute, as the Stags escaped with the home conference win in southern California. North Bend senior Alex Censullo, a 2013 Mount Si High School grad, scored a goal for CMS in the 33rd minute of the contest, his first on the season and eighth overall in his Claremont career. Censullo started and worked 62 minutes of the contest for CMS, with no other stats of note aside from that goal, which opened the scoring in the contest for the Stags.

Northwest 2, Evergreen women 0: The first round of this fall’s I-5 rivalry series in the NAIA’s Cascade Collegiate Conference went to the Eagles from Kirkland, but not without a strong effort for the Geoducks from senior Laura Barnes. Barnes, from Fall City and a Mount Si High School grad, started for Evergreen, worked the full 90 minutes and recorded four shots, three on goal, with no goals in the contest.

Whitman men 3, Pacific Lutheran 1: The Missionaries opened their Tacoma road swing with a win over the Lutes yesterday in Parkland. Freshman Jimmy Jacobson, from North Bend and a 2016 Mount Si High School grad, started up front for Whitman, logged 62 minutes, and recorded one shot, that did not reach goal, in the contest.

Concordia-PDX women 0, Montana State-Billings 0: The Cavs rolled into the Montana prairies for a date with the host Yellowjackets in Billings, and went regulation and two overtimes with no winner decided. Sophomore Karlie Hurley, from North Bend and a 2015 Mount Si High School grad, started at forward for Concordia and worked 57 minutes, recording one shot that did not reach goal.

Seattle Pacific men 3, Western Washington 3: The rivals played last night up in Bellingham, and went all 110 minutes finishing in a solid draw. Senior Davis Karaica, from Snoqualmie and a 2012 Mount Si HS grad, started on defense and went the distance for SPU with no stats of note reported. Teammate Chris Cole, from Duvall and a Cedarcrest HS grad, did not play for the Falcons. He is a junior this fall.

Dominican-CA 3, Hawaii Pacific women 0: The host squad from the Bay Area blanked the visiting Sharks; freshman Camryn Buck, from Ames Lake and a 2016 Mount Si High School alum, started up front for HPU, worked all 90 minutes, and recorded no stats of note for the Sharks in the contest.

McCreadie makes season debut for Santa Clara: North Bend’s Anna McCreadie made her season debut for Santa Clara University’s volleyball team this past Thursday, starting and recording a pair of kills, five blocks and a dig for the Broncos in a 25-19, 29-27, 25-17 loss at BYU in Provo, UT. McCreadie, a sophomore and 2015 Mount Si HS grad, has been dealing with injuries that have delayed the start of her season. She did not play yesterday for SC as they fell to the University of San Diego in southern California.

Maralack opens weekend tournament with solid score: University of Hartford (CT) women’s freshman golfer Caitlin Maralack, from Snoqualmie and a 2016 Mount Si HS alum, fired an 80 in the opening round of the Dartmouth Women’s Invitational yesterday in New Hampshire, and that score puts her in the middle of the pack, tied for 33rd to be exact, going into the final round today. She is eight over par on the event, being held at the Hanover Country Club near the Dartmouth campus.

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Waskom’s shine in the Rose City, plus other news from cross country as we start this Sunday….

Good Sunday morning. We’ll have football, soccer, volleyball and golf on deck, but we start with a look at cross country.

Mount Si High School’s boys and girls’ squads traveled down to Portland for the Nike Invitational and it once again was a race dominated by the Waskom clan.

Joe and Hannah Waskom represented the Wildcats in the top-level Danner races at the meet, and both had top-10 results in their respective boys’ and girls’ races. Hannah took fourth in the Danner girls race, clocking 18 minutes, 14.32 seconds over the 5k course at the Portland Meadows horse racing facility. Joe took 10th in the Danner boys’ event, with a time of 15:26.09.

A number of other Mount Si entrants competed as well in various other levels of the event. Leading the boys were seniors Grant Baker and Jackson Stokes, both of whom had top-30 showings in the Division I boys’ race. Baker clocked 16:26.73 and took 16th, followed by Stokes in 29th, clocking 16:45.88.

Mount Si returns to action next weekend at the Nike Twilight meet in Marysvllle.

Cedarcrest competes at Bellevue Invite: The Red Wolves faced solid competition yesterday in Issaquah at the Bellevue Invitational, at Lake Sammamish State Park. Among top results, on the girls’ side, MaryCate Babcock took ninth in her varsity race, clocking 20:30 on the 5k course, with teammate Kate Vergillo right behind in 10th, with a time of 20:39.6. Varsity races were divided into four different flights, with runners entered into a flight based on where they list on the team’s depth chart. Top runners Madi Shinn and Lily Krueger both did well in their race, with times of under 20 minutes for both Red Wolve seniors.

As for the boys, Ben Benson finished sixth in his varsity race, clocking 16:27.8, and teammate Ryan LaTurner, Chase Bolin and Ian Fay all had top-15 results in their runs.

One other note and that is junior Kelly Hall won her girls’ junior varsity race, the only CHS entrant to win a race in the meet. She finished with a time of 20:41.90.

The Red Wolves next compete at the Sunfair Invitational in Yakima next weekend. Now to the colleges.

Roy Griak Invite, Minneapolis: Western Washington University junior women’s runner Maddy Hutchison, from Snoqualmie and a 2014 Mount Si High School grad, competed for the Vikings in the Division II portion of this event hosted by the University of Minnesota yesterday, and took 75th, clocking 24:55.1 over the 6k course at the Les Bolstad Golf Course facility on the Minnesota campus.

Texas A&M meet, College Station, TX: Lipscomb University (TN)’s Sally Larson, a senior from Fall City, took 12th overall in the women’s race at this meet hosted by Texas A&M yesterday, clocking 21:16.3 over the 6k course in the Lone Star State. The Bison finished third overall as a team.

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On the gridirion, it was the Jesiah Irish show for Mount Si as Wildcats defeat Issy, and the Caleb Perry show for King’s as Knights beat Cedarcrest

Mount Si High School’s football team had a number of special visitors last night. First, you had the relatives from back east of one senior running back Max Bonda. There also was a large group of elementary-school aged girls and their families there as part of the Mount Si mini-cheer camp halftime show. But most importantly, a group of football players from Wildcat head coach Charlie Kinnune’s high school alma mater, Issaquah High School, paid Mount Si a visit. However, stellar efforts from several players, including one aforementioned Bonda, helped the Wildcats overcome another night where penalty issues were a thorn in their side and get back to .500 on the season with their first Kingco 4A win.

Jesiah Irish scored two touchdowns, netting a total of 133 yards on those two scores alone (and likely over 150 total in the entire game), aiding Mount Si’s solid 27-6 victory over the Eagles.

The Wildcats got on the board first, as quarterback Zeke Barden connected from seven yards out with receiver Eric Daniels midway through the first quarter; this connection was one of two touchdown passes Barden threw on the game; the other was the first of the two Irish scores, which came near the end of the opening frame, and it was a thing of beauty. “So we called our play our ‘White Viking’ play and we just went down and I was getting pushed out a little bit and Zeke (Barden) threw it inside and I got around him and pulled in the catch ion my fingertips,” the junior receiver said. Irish proceeded to run the thing 59 yards from there into the end zone. Team photographer Curt Carlson told Irish during our interview with him that it was one of his best photos he had taken ever of Mount Si football, and it will be a shot we will feature here in the coming days.

Issaquah made it on the scoreboard early in the second quarter, with the first of two field goals from kicker Isaac Chai. The senior hit it from 32 yards out, then just before halftime, connected again from 38 yards out to account for all the Eagle scoring. Chai’s second field goal, though, didn’t come until after Irish struck again, this time with his speed. “I just tried to get around the corner as fast as I can, push those defenders outside and then run back inside as fast as I could,” Irish said, and he ran the ball 74 yards on that scamper for six, which came just after Chai’s first field goal. Mount Si took a 20-6 halftime lead, then let the ground game do most of the heavy lifting down the stretch.

Bonda had a big, we think 100-plus yard, game once again, and would have had a late fourth-quarter touchdown had Mount Si not been called for holding on the play. Still, though, it was a special night for the senior, as he played in front of his extended family from the Philadelphia area who came in to see him play. As for his counterpart on the ground, Jack Weidenbach also made noise, scoring what turned out to be Mount Si’s lone second-half touchdown from one yard out, a tough yard at that, in the third quarter.

“It was just a good push by our offense. I think it just kind of showed just the speed of the game,” Weidenbach said. He also praised Irish for his two touchdowns. “He definitely can pull it off,” the senior said. “He’s electric.”

As noted, penalties were an issue again, with that late holding call waving off the apparent Bonda touchdown being perhaps the most noticeable, so that will continue to be something the coaching staff will work on as they prepare for a huge road test with Skyline next Friday. Kickoff at Skyline High School in Sammamish is set for 7:00 p.m.

Perry has huge night for King’s in win over Cedarcrest: Senior running back Caleb Perry was the story of last night’s game for the King’s Knights.

Perry ran the ball 14 times for a staggering 290 yards and four touchdowns, aiding King’s, who blew out to a 45-0 lead in the third quarter and held on for a 45-21 win over the Cedarcrest Red Wolves at Cedarcrest High School in Duvall, dropping the Red Wolves to 2-2 on the season, 1-1 in Cascade Conference play.

Perry opened the scoring with a 34-yard touchdown run, one of four King’s touchdowns in the opening quarter. Andrew Cline followed with a 77-yard scamper for six, then Perry proceeded to score the next three touchdowns for the Knights, on runs of 77, 46 and 63 yards respectively. King’s took a 38-0 lead into halftime, then got another big play to open the second half, this a 79-yard connection from quarterback Brennon Blevins to receiver Chase Root (Blevins’ only pass completion on the game in three attempts). CHS then got themselves on the board later in the frame, with a Kyle Lupo five-yard toss to paydirt and a waiting receiver Tyler Gray. Lupo completed seven of 22 passing attempts for 79 yards with that touchdown and an interception for the Red Wolves.

Alex Parnell (from one yard out) and Dave Boak (from 15 yards out) scored rushing touchdowns in the fourth quarter to round out things for Cedarcrest. Boak had a solid night himself, with the senior running the ball 26 times for 136 yards, while Parnell carried the pigskin nine times for 50 yards. Jake Kirschenmann led the receivers, catching six Lupo passes for 74 yards. Cline’s big play touchdown headlined an 11-carry, 115 yard effort to pace the Knights.

The Red Wolves now hit the road and head up to Granite Falls to meet Granite Falls’ Tigers next Friday. Kickoff at Granite Falls High School is set for 7:00 p.m.

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Saturday morning wrap

Good Saturday morning. The Friday night football wrap on deck, but first, some golf and a little college women’s soccer for you this morning.

We start on the links and Mount Si High School’s boys’ golf team dominated on Thursday as they went to 3-1 on the season with a big win over Bothell. The Wildcats rolled to the 183-208 victory (lower score wins) at Mount Si Golf Course in Snoqualmie, paced by seven players whose scores were better than 40 on the nine holes at MSGC.

Jake Brady and Drew Warford shared medalist honors leading Mount Si, both carding 35’s, which for Brady was a season best and for Warford tied his season best (he also shot 35 in the Mount Si season opener September 6, a win over Issaquah). Cooper Neil carded a 37 and Gavin Gorrell, Jordan Lau and Robert Nielsen all fired 38’s pacing the Wildcats. Nielsen’s round was a season-best as well and Gorrell’s also tied his season best round (the senior also carded 38 in that win over the Eagles earlier this month).

Mike Olson rounded out the sub-40 scores for the Wildcats, firing a 39. Andrew Kibbee led Bothell, firing a 37.

Mount Si Monday is at Woodinville for a 3:30 tee time up at Echo Falls Country Club before returning home for Senior Day next Thursday at MSGC against Skyline. Brady, Lau, Gorrell and A.J. Archambeau will all be playing their final home matches as Wildcats in that contest.

Now to the college ladies’ soccer scores from last night.

College women’s soccer
Idaho 4, Montana 1: The Vandals hopped over the Continental Divide to Missoula, MT and came back to Moscow last night with a victory in the Big Sky opener for both teams. Sophomore Claire Johnson, she of Snoqualmie and a 2015 Mount Si HS grad, came off the bench for the Vandals and worked 43 minutes of the contest with no stats of note reported.

Washington U.-St. Louis 2, Rose-Hulman (IN) 0: The Bears from Missouri headed east on I-70 to Terre Haute, IN, last night and took care of business, blanking the host R-H squad. Senior Katie Chandler, from Fall City, started and played 55 minutes, with no stats of note reported, for WUStL, who moves to 6-1-1 on the season with the win.

Utah 1, Washington 0: The Huskies fell at home in the Pac-12 opener for both teams in Seattle. Senior Miranda Rawlings, she of North Bend and a 2013 Mount Si High School alum, came off the bench and saw limited action in the game with no stats of note for the UW.

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