Good Monday morning. We continue our high school sports preview series later this morning with a look at Cedarcrest High School’s boys’ basketball team. First, though, here’s a wrapup on news from yesterday.
The Issaquah-based Northwest Bullets Zacher 16U softball team finished up their final weekend of action for the fall yesterday with a split of two games in southern California at the Surf City tournament. Here’s a look at how things went:
Zacher 10, Colorado Warriors (Denver) 0: NWBZ pitchers held the Colorado team to just one hit in the blowout win. Mount Si High School’s Maddy Trout hit into a fielder’s choice in her lone at-bat in the contest for the Zacher team, but drove in a run as a result.
Roseville (CA) Heat 5, Zacher 4: The suburban Sacramento team eked out a win over NWBZ despite a hit, a run batted in and a run scored from Trout; the hit, a single, was the lone one on the weekend for the Wildcat sophomore.
The University of Washington men’s and women’s teams, both of whom feature Mount Si High School grads on their rosters, played in NCAA playoff action yesterday; here’s how things went.
UW men 1, Furman 0 (Teams tied 0-0 after two overtimes; UW won on penalty kicks, 6-5): In Seattle last night, the Huskies rallied in the shootout to avoid the huge upset and move on in the NCAA Division I men’s tournament. They head to Michigan State next weekend and will play the Spartans next Sunday in East Lansing, MI. Fall City’s Ryan Herman, a Husky goalkeeper, did not see action in last night’s contest. He is a junior and a 2011 MSHS alum.
Stanford 1, UW women 0: The Husky women saw their season come to an end yesterday with a road loss to the Cardinal in Palo Alto, CA, and with that season end came the close of sophomore Miranda Rawlings’ first campaign in purple and gold. The 2013 MSHS grad from North Bend saw 11 minutes of action off the bench for the UW with no stats of note to report; the Huskies finished 14-7-2 on the season.
Another Mount Si High School grad to play for football title: The NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision announced its playoff field yesterday, and a Mount Si High School grad and his team will be in the mix.
Illinois State, which features junior Joe Farmer, a tight end from North Bend and 2010 MSHS alum, was seeded fifth overall in the field and will get this coming weekend off before opening playoff action next weekend with a home game against the winner of this weekend’s Northern Iowa-Stephen F. Austin game. Next weekend’s game will be on December 6, at 11am, to be televised exclusively online through ESPN3, which is available through Comcast in the Valley. A win by Illinois State could send them into a showdown the following weekend against Eastern Washington over in Cheney, as EWU was seeded fourth and also will get a bye this weekend.
Farmer joins ex-Wildcats Brian Copeland (MIT), Stephen Nnabue (Linfield), Blake Herman (Wheaton-IL) and Hunter Malberg (Minnesota-Duluth) in national championship college football playoff fields this season.
In other FCS playoff news, Montana, where senior MSHS lineman Chris Schlicting plans on playing his football collegiately next year, earned a playoff berth as well; they play this weekend at home in Missoula, MT, against the University of San Diego. Montana, along with EWU and Montana State, will represent the Big Sky conference in the field.
Good stuff for sure, and we congratulate Farmer and the Redbirds on their selection.