News on this Saturday….

Good morning.

News this morning:

Colleges: Mount Si grads receive prestigious college athletic honor
Three Mount Si High School graduates who competed this past school year in athletics at their colleges have received a significant recognition for their academic success.

Humboldt State University graduate Taylor Mitchell, a football player, and Central Washington University sophomore-to-be women’s soccer player Michaela “K.K.” Wallace, along with CWU grad Catie Fry, who played volleyball this past school year, were all named as Great Northwest Athletic Conference Faculty Athletic Representative’s Scholar-Athlete Award recipients in recognition announced July 22 by the conference office in Portland. The three ex-Wildcats, both from North Bend, were among over 150 GNAC student athletes to earn the recognition. All three finished the school year having achieved a 3.85 grade point average or better in classroom studies at their respective institutions.

Mitchell, who majored in business administration, will be coaching this fall at a college in Arkansas, while Fry, who graduated in information technology, has, as far as we know, relocated out of the area.

Congrats to all three student-athletes on their recognition.

Track and Field: Fall City athlete recognized for classroom success
Lipscomb University senior-to-be Sally Larson, from Fall City, was named this week as a USTFCCCA All-Academic award winner, one of over 900 Division I women’s track and field collegians who earned this distinction for their efforts in the classroom.

Larson, a Cedar Park Christian School graduate, competes in distance events for the Nashville college, and made the list with a better than 3.25 grade point average in her classroom studies and also had to make it into the NCAA postseason this spring, which she did.

Congratulations to Larson on her recognition.

Softball: Valleyite takes her talents abroad
A Valley college softball player recently got a chance to play ball overseas.

Central Washington University senior-to-be Kailyn Campbell, from Duvall and a Cedarcrest High School grad, was one of two Wildcat players who represented the university on a softball tour of South Africa. The two-week trip saw Campbell and her CWU teammate Sammy Morris play games against teams from the city of Cape Town, teach local youth the game of softball and also visit various cultural and educational sites, helping further their academic studies.

More information on this recent trip is here.

Now to the scoreboard.

Softball: Snoqualmie’s Campbell pitches well, but is on short end of result at national tourney – The Northwest Batbusters 18U Wilson fastpitch softball team got a great outing in the circle from Valleyite Colleen Campbell, but the Portland team’s offense went ice cold as they fell 1-0 yesterday in a pitcher’s duel to the California Thunder at the USSSA Western Nationals in Chino Hills, CA. Campbell pitched a complete game, allowing three hits and that one run, unearned, with two strikeouts, but the Batbusters were held to just one hit – that being from Hannah Harnsberger – as they couldn’t get much going with the bats. Mount Si’s Heather Hinton was 0-1 for NWBW in the loss.

Baseball: Mount Si’s Caro competes in nationals – The Seattle Select 15U baseball team took one on the chin yesterday, falling to the San Diego-based Padres Scout Team 9-2 at the Xtreme Diamond World Series in San Diego. Mount Si High School’s Will Caro competed in the game, going 0-2. The Seattle team is one of two teams with Wildcats in the tournament – the other is the Sammamish-based Northwest Naturals 15U Navy squad, with MSHS’ Trevor Aman. They did not play yesterday.

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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