Good Monday morning. We wrap up the weekend on the diamond, plus briefly preview a pair of events we’ll have coverage of for you this week here at the Journal as summer sports winds down for the year.
Softball: Valleyite delivers in national tourney
A Mount Si High School player helped contribute to a pair of wins for her Oregon club team at a national tournament yesterday.
Northwest Bullets 18U Gold Knuth 3, Team Kansas Gold 1: At the PGF nationals in southern California, the Portland-based Bullets handed the Kansas City-area team a loss; Mount Si High School’s Maddy Trout was 1-1 with two walks pacing NWB.
Northwest Bullets 18U Gold Knuth 3, Jersey Flames Gold (NJ) 1: The Bullets finished yesterday 2-0 with their nightcap win over the New Jersey team; Trout was 1-1 for NWB in the game.
Spokane Expos 6, Boys of Summer 18U Blue 5: The Expos held off the Bellevue-based BoS to close out the weekend tournament at Gonzaga University in Spokane. MSHS’ Gavin Gorrell walked once for the Boys, and fellow Wildcat Mason Marenco, also for BoS, went 0-1.
Federal Way Buzz 6, Boys of Summer 16U 3: At St. Martin’s University in Lacey, the Buzz doubled up Bellevue-based BoS; MSHS’ Max Rovegno was 0-2 for Boys in the contest.
Northwest Bandits 11, WW Sweets 1: The Sweets mustered just a pair of hits – one of which was by Mount Si’s Jesiah Irish, who also drove in the Sammamish’s team’s lone run – as they fell to the Kirkland-based Bandits in Bellevue.
Golf: CHS player competing for trip to WJGA state tournament
The junior golf season is winding down as well. Today, the Washington Junior Golf Association’s district 1 postseason tournament gets started, and a Cedarcrest High School girls’ golf player will be representing the Valley in the event.
Casey Spurr will tee off in the district championship, set for Port Ludlow Golf Course, later this afternoon, in the girls’ 16-17 age group. If she finishes high enough in the age group, she will join several other Valley youngsters who have already qualified in other districts at the WJGA’s state tournament next month in Bellingham.
Spurr is scheduled to head out on the links a little after noon today, and we’ll keep you posted.
Soccer: Preston girls’ club team with North Bend player gets ready to compete for national title
Soccer is also going to be on our plate this week as a Valleyite and her club teammates seek a national championship.
The Eastside FC girls’ Red 99 (U-17) team will be competing starting tomorrow at the US Youth Soccer National Championships in Frisco, TX, outside Dallas. Eastside, based in Preston, features defender Natalie Weidenbach, a Mount Si High School senior-to-be from North Bend who has already committed to the University of Texas, and the team is coached by former Wildcat boys’ soccer coach Tom Bialek.
The team will play in pool play tomorrow through Thursday and if they advance out of that, they’ll compete for the title starting on Friday. A reminder and that is their game on Wednesday will be livestreamed and we’ll have that here for you at the SVSJ.