Tuesday news notes

News and notes on this Tuesday.

Wildcat volleyball season over with playoff loss
Mount Si High School’s volleyball season came to an end this past Saturday with a four-set loss to Issaquah in the first round of the Kingco 4A playoffs at Eastlake High School, scores were 25-18, 21-25, 25-23, 25-15 as the Wildcats hung tough but could not get past the strong Eagles squad.

Mount Si finished the season 8-7 overall and 3-5 in league. Seniors Emma Anderson, Lillian Bachand and Molly Gill, all playing their final matches as Wildcats, led the way. Anderson had 25 digs, a kill, assist and four aces, while Hanners had 33 assists, three aces and nine digs. Gill pitched in 14 digs to pace Mount Si.

Also, Breana Fitzgerald had 13 kills, three digs and ½ block, and Bellah Gogan also had 13 kills, along with five digs and an ace.

Totems hockey swept on road at Tahoe with Valleyite held off scoresheet
On Sunday, the Seattle Totems junior hockey team fell to Lake Tahoe 6-2, giving the California team a sweep of their three-game weekend set against their Western States Hockey League rivals.

Snoqualmie’s Cam Gross, a 2017 Mount Si HS grad, played but had no stats of note for Seattle, now 6-3-1 on the season and in third place overall in the WSHL’s Northwest Division. Tahoe, with the sweep, moved into top spot in the division with a 9-4-2 record.

Seattle Friday and Saturday will be on the road, but much closer to home – the Kitsap Peninsula, to be exact, as they meet the West Sound Warriors in Bremerton. Friday’s game starts at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday’s goes at 7:30, both at the Bremerton Ice Center, which is off of Wheaton Way north of downtown Bremerton. To get there, take the ferry into Bremerton from Seattle, and once off the dock, leave heading north on Washington Avenue, making your way to the Manette Bridge. At the entrance to the bridge, turn right and cross the water, and at the other end, follow around the roundabout onto Wheaton Way, head north to Schley Blvd., and turn right. Immediately turn right onto Homer Jones Dr., and the facility and parking will be on your right. Admission is $10 adults and $5 children, although if you are a current member of the military and show that ID at the door, you’ll pay just $7.

Valley college football player gets nod from media
Mount Si High School graduate Andrew Thompson this season has been one of the defensive stories for his Concordia-MN Cobbers football team, and his efforts have earned him feature recognition in the local media back in Minnesota.

The Fargo-Moorhead Forum newspaper profiled Thompson this past weekend as part of their coverage of the Cobbers. You can see the story here. Thompson, a junior from North Bend, is among the team leaders in total tackles with 59, 26 of which have been solos, and he’s leading the Cobbers in sacks with 3 ½ on the season. Concordia is 7-1 and meets St. Olaf this weekend before wrapping up the regular season next week at St. John’s-MN. If they can pull off wins in both games and get at least one loss from league leader St. Thomas-MN in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, there’s a possibility they can win the league title and earn a trip to the NCAA Division III playoffs.

We’ll be sure to keep tabs on them for you here.

Mount Si football potentially to be featured on local TV?
Mount Si High School’s football team has a chance to be featured on local TV this Friday.

The Wildcats’ playoff game at Monroe is one of several fans can vote for as part of KING-TV’s High School Sports Blitz Game of the Week. The game that gets the most votes from fans at this poll here on KING’s website will get an in-person appearance from the station’s high school sports reporter, Chris Egan, and if Mount Si happens to win, it will be the first time in about three or four years Egan has covered MSHS athletics. Egan, through his long career with KING, has done several Mount Si-related stories, most notably almost 10 years ago when he covered the return of then-Wildcat boys’ hoopster Caleb Williams to action following the horrific swimming accident in 2005 which severely injured him.

As of right now, two South Sound games on the poll are in the lead, but Mount Si fans can help turn that around over the next couple of days. Voting ends on Thursday.

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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