The weekend wrap, some CHS playoff news, and our final boys Athletes of the Week for the fall to start a new week…..

Good Monday morning. Our Athletes of the Week on deck, but first we have a couple of Cedarcrest notes for you and our weekend wrap, with college soccer from the NCAA Division III Northwest Conference featuring some athletes from the Valley for you.

Here’s the news on Cedarcrest. Tomorrow night will be a big playoff night for the Red Wolves, as both their volleyball and girls’ soccer teams will be headed north.

-The Red Wolves volleyball team ended up with the ninth seed in the Northwest District playoffs and will be meeting eighth-seed Anacortes at AHS tomorrow night at 7:00.

-Also at 7:00 tomorrow night, but up at Civic Stadium in Bellingham, CHS’ girls’ soccer squad will be competing for a trip to state as they play in the Northwest semis against second-seed Bellingham.

We’ll preview and pick the two games for you tomorrow.

Now to the weekend wrap.

Linfield women 0, Pacific-OR 0: The two teams went through 110 minutes of play – regulation and both extra sessions – in Forest Grove, OR, with no victor, despite the best efforts of a Valley athlete. Linfield sophomore forward Sydney Kuehn, from Duvall and a 2016 Cedarcrest High School grad, took eight shots, five on goal, both season highs, in her 82 minutes of work for the Wildcats. Linfield moved into a tie for fifth in the conference with the result.

Pacific Lutheran 4, Linfield men 1: The Lutes made short work of the visiting Wildcats at home in Tacoma yesterday. 2014 Cedarcrest grad Austin Bebee, from Duvall, made his final collegiate appearance in western Washington and the Linfield senior played 57 minutes with no stats of note.

Pacific Lutheran 2, Whitworth women 0: A pair of goals in the first 30 minutes of proceedings propelled PLU over the visiting Pirates at home in Tacoma in a key NWC clash. The loss helped to drop Whitworth into third overall in the conference, with PLU hardening its hold on top spot with the victory. Senior Leah Corra, she of Ames Lake and a 2014 Mount Si HS grad, started and played 75 minutes for the Bucs with no stats of note reported.

Now to our Athletes of the Week. Our final boys’ selections for fall sports. The girls round it out next week.

MOUNT SI – Wild card selection this week and it’s football for us. QB Cale Millen has been the key to the controls for the Wildcat offense this season, and he was that once again last Friday, completing 11 of 19 pass attempts for 244 yards and four touchdowns in a wild 45-34 Mount Si win over Newport that pushes the Wildcats into the postseason with a strong 7-2 record. Millen, a junior, is approaching 2,500 yards through the air this season, and has 32 passing touchdowns to his credit, an average of over three a contest. Millen and the Wildcats meet Monroe in their playoff game this week. We’ll preview it for you here later in the week.

CEDARCREST – Back to cross country this week, and we’re giving this to an athlete not for what he did on the course, but for his decision-making which ultimately helped the Red Wolves boys earn a trip to state. We’ll let coach Bruce McDowell tell the story again; we had this in our story about Saturday’s Northwest 2A District championship race yesterday.

McDowell told the SVSJ by email, “for this race, we ran nine (a scoring seven and two alternates). However, the alternates were pre-designated and weren’t scored in the meet. On the ferry ride to the meet (at South Whidbey), Ryan LaTurner (one of our designated seven) came to us (McDowell and assistant coach Dean Vergillo) and said he didn’t think he could run at his best due to him being sick all week. So we made a last minute switch and moved (his teammate) Brady (Shaw) from an alternate spot to one of the designated seven. Brady ran as our #4 today. Started the day as our #8. Finished the day as our #4. Certainly, Brady gave us that extra push to state.”

For recognizing his potential limitations as a result of being under the weather all last week and how they could have negatively impacted his team, we give LaTurner our nod this week. The good news for the CHS junior is he and his teammates will have one last race this coming weekend, at state – and by the way, he ran the district race and clocked 18 minutes, 37 seconds, a good time for sure. With him likely back at 100% this weekend, look for LaTurner to improve on that time and perhaps help his Red Wolve team win some hardware at the state meet in the Tri-Cities. It’s on Saturday at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco.

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.
This entry was posted in Athletes of the Week 2017-18, College Sports, Football, Soccer, Track/XC/Running. Bookmark the permalink.