CHS grad Turner starting softball season out in solid fashion with new team

Good Tuesday morning.

We’re kind of in a break between high school sports seasons, as all of the winter sports action for both Mount Si and Cedarcrest High Schools has wrapped up, with the spring sports first practices at both schools not set to start until next Monday, February 29. A quick reminder and that is if your son or daughter attends either local public high school and you are interested in having them participate in spring athletic competition, which for both schools will include baseball, boys’ soccer, softball, track and field, and golf (at CHS both for boys and girls, while for MSHS it’s just going to be girls only as the boys have their season in the fall), and at Mount Si, lacrosse and girls’ tennis as well, consult your specific school’s website for more information and to obtain any required paperwork needed in order to ensure your child’s eligibility. Both school websites are at right in our news links. We’ll be doing another round of team previews for teams this spring, so look for that here, probably starting the weekend of March 5-6.

With that, we do have a little item of note this morning, and that is Cedarcrest High School alum Taylor Turner has surfaced at a new college home for softball. Turner, who spent the past two seasons at Bellevue CC, transferred in the offseason and is finishing out her college career with Eastern Oregon University.

EOU played in a tournament this past weekend, going 1-3 in the event. Sunday, they posted a 10-8 win over Simon Fraser and fell 8-3 to St. Martin’s. In the win over the Clan, Turner went 2-4 with two stolen bases and two runs scored. She has started the year in fine fashion, hitting .273 with a team-leading .429 on-base percentage, walking six times, stealing four bases – in four attempts – and scoring four runs for an Eastern Oregon team that is 1-7 overall, with their win over SFU on Sunday being that lone win of the season thus far.

Turner is the starting left fielder for EOU, located in LaGrande, OR, and a member of the NAIA’s Cascade Collegiate Conference.

EOU is away Friday and Saturday for doubleheaders both days against NCAA Division II Northwest Nazarene in nearby Nampa, ID. EOU started its season February 6 and it will continue all spring. We’ll have full coverage for you here at the SVSJ.

We want to again remind all of you that if you know of any Valley high school graduates – public or private high schools – who are playing college spring sports, let us know. We need their name, their hometown, which high school they graduated from, their current college, what sport, and which year they are at the college level (freshman-senior). We also need your contact info as well incase we need to chat with you further. If you have information to share, email us with it at

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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