From the desk on this Sunday…..

Good Sunday morning.

We start with our first action from baseball for 2016, as our youth baseball coverage kicks off with news on the WW Sweets club team, based in Sammamish. This squad, as you all remember from last year and our coverage of them, went an amazing 71-11 last season, and they’ve already kicked off the 2016 campaign with a split of four games at an MLK holiday weekend tournament in Arizona. Yesterday, Sweets, which features Mount Si High School athletes Dustin Dover and Jesiah Irish, opened their local schedule with a 6-3 win over Redmond-based FM Sports up at Eastlake High School in Sammamish. Dover was 0-3 for Sweets while Irish did not play.

At that MLK weekend event, both local players saw action, with Irish finishing the four games going 3-7 with two runs scored and an RBI. Sweets beat clubs from California and Nevada, but fell to a second California team and one from Colorado in that tournament, which took place at the spring training complex shared by MLB’s Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers in suburban Phoenix.

Sweets is slated to play a full schedule of primarily U16 and U18 games through July, and we’ll provide coverage here for you as their season rolls on.

Now to our college action from yesterday.

College basketball
Centralia College women 65, Grays Harbor 45: Duvall’s Susan Kenney had a double-double, scoring 14 points and recording 11 rebounds, pacing the Blazers to a road NWAC win over the Chokers in Aberdeen. Kenney, a sophomore and 2014 Cedarcrest HS grad, also added two steals to the efforts foe Centralia, who kept pace with I-5 rival Lower Columbia for top spot in the NWAC West. The Blazers are 6-1 in league, 15-7 overall, and one game back of LCC, who is unbeaten at 7-0.

George Fox 78, Puget Sound women 72: Freshman Elizabeth Prewitt continues to deliver for the Loggers as the season winds down. Off the bench, the 2015 Mount Si High School grad from Snoqualmie played 27 minutes, and went a solid 8-13 from the floor, finishing with 17 points, leading the team in scoring, and also adding seven rebounds to the efforts for UPS, who fell to the conference’s top team, the Bruins from Newberg, OR, at home last night in Tacoma. Puget Sound (7-3 NWC, 12-7 overall) is now in third in the conference, one game back of second-place Whitman.

Eastern Oregon 81, Northwest U. women 64: EOU came into Kirkland last night and left with a Cascade Collegiate Conference road win over the Eagles; sophomore Kalee Fowler, from Duvall and a 2014 Cedarcrest HS alum, played limited minutes for NU (11-14 overall, 6-9 league) and finished with one point for the Eagles.

Carroll-MT men 83, Montana State-Northern 77: The Saints picked up another Frontier home win last night in Helena, MT, with the help of Duvall’s Zach Taylor; the Carroll junior, and 2013 CHS grad, scored eight points, mostly on the strength of a 6-6 effort from the free throw line, and added seven assists, two rebounds and three steals to the cause for the Saints (9-2 league, 16-5 overall), who maintained its half-game lead over Lewis-Clark State for top spot in the conference.

Wrestling: Minot State shut out by second-ranked team in NCAA Division II
In Minot, ND, on Friday night, the Minot State University wrestling team suffered a 50-0 blanking at the hands of the second-ranked team in the NCAA Division II national rankings, St. Cloud State from Minnesota. Among the MSU wrestlers who took losses was Duvall’s Carlos Toledano. The Minot junior, wrestling at 165 lbs., was pinned by St. Cloud opponent Clint Poster at the 2:21 mark of their match. Toledano is a 2013 Cedarcrest HS grad.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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