Rainouts aplenty today, plus other news on this Monday afternoon

A lot of rain in the area today has resulted in some postponements.

Cedarcrest High School’s scheduled home varsity baseball game – against Sultan – and their scheduled home junior varsity softball game – with Sammamish – have been postponed. The Red Wolves-Turks game will be made up on Saturday at noon, weather permitting, at Cedarcrest’s campus in Duvall, while the JV softball game has not had a makeup date announced.

Additionally, the school today has announced a couple other schedule changes for both the varsity and JV softball teams. The Red Wolves’ JV and varsity games against Lynden, which were supposed to made up from an earlier rainout on Friday, have been shifted back to next Tuesday, and last week’s rained out varsity home game with South Whidbey will be made up next Wednesday. CHS’ JV game tomorrow at Redmond has also been canceled, with no makeup planned for that contest.

Mount Si’s girls’ varsity tennis match against Juanita has been postponed, along with their varsity softball game this afternoon, scheduled for Centennial Fields in Snoqualmie against Bothell at 4:30 p.m. No makeup dates for the two games have been announced.

Also this afternoon:

Football: Valley athletes to be featured on college football TV games this fall
Valley college football fans looking to see local athletes in action are going to be in luck this fall if they follow the Big Sky Conference.

The conference and its television partner, ROOT Sports, today announced its 10-game slate for the upcoming season, and every single game will involve at least one Valley athlete.

All of the games in one fashion or another will involve one of three teams, all of which have locals playing for them: Eastern Washington, with North Bend’s Chris Schlicting, Montana, with North Bend’s Caleb Mitchell, or Montana State, with Duvall’s Alex Neale. The schedule starts on September 22, with Mitchell’s Grizzlies hosting Sacramento State, and concludes with the annual Montana-Montana State rivalry game on November 17. The first Eagle game to be shown will be against MSU’s Bobcats on September 29, meaning locals on both sides of the ball in that one.

Times for the games have not been announced, nor have announcers, although in past years, longtime Seattle-area broadcaster Tom Glasgow has paired with Valley resident Jason Stiles on the broadcasts.

In a statement released by Montana and the conference, the Big Sky’s head was pleased with the release of the schedule. “The Big Sky’s partnership with ROOT Sports and DIRECTV has continued to increase our brand and exposure on a national level,” said Big Sky Conference commissioner Andrea Williams. “ROOT Sports produces award-winning broadcasts, and the conference is excited to be a part of that every week.”

ROOT games will be broadcast on ROOT Sports’ Northwest channel, available on all local cable and satellite providers in the Valley, with a number of the games also set to be broadcast on sister AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain, providing distribution throughout the remainder of the conference’s footprint in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and eastern Idaho.

Softball: CHS softball camp this weekend
Cedarcrest High School’s softball program will be holding its annual camp for Little League players on Saturday.

The event, from 9am-noon at the school’s softball field on campus, 29000 NE 150th St. in Duvall, is geared for girls ages 4-13 and will provide young players instruction in fundamental softball skills and doing so while observing the Red Wolves’ varsity team, which is currently at the top of the Cascade Conference and has established itself as one of the top teams in 2A high school softball in Washington state over the past couple of years.

Players will bring their own equipment along with a water bottle. With the weather potentially including some rain on Saturday, players are also asked to dress for the conditions.

There will be registration available at the door, with the fee for door registration on Saturday, starting promptly at 8:45am, being $40 per camper. T-shirts may be available, but this is not guaranteed.

A registration form is now available on the CHS school website in their Athletics section, and you can access the school website through our news links at right. If you have questions, email tandbnixon@aol.com.

Running: Locals take on top runners from all over the world in Boston Marathon
14 runners from the Snoqualmie Valley braved the rain and cold in Boston today for the 2018 Boston Marathon, the 122nd running of the prestigious road race.

The top Valley finisher was North Bend’s Steven Kent, who ran a blistering two hours, 54 minutes, 31 seconds. Snoqualmie’s Bill Johnson, was second overall among the locals; he came across the finish line in downtown Boston this afternoon clocking 3:03:13, and was followed close behind by fellow Snoqualmie resident Matt Baker, who clocked 3:04:18. Of the 14 entrants from our community, eight of them reside in Snoqualmie.

The top local female finisher was Rosanne Kelley, from Carnation, who came across the line in 3:29:01.

MSHS distance track and field coach Sean Sundwall, who has run in the Marathon in the past – and was in fact in Boston five years ago when the race was hit by the terrorist bombing at the finish line which killed three and injured several others – offered comments to the SVSJ. “The Boston Marathon is widely considered the most prestigious marathon in the world primarily because the qualifying standards far exceed what the average marathoner can achieve. You have 24,000 of the world’s fastest marathoners running through one of the most iconic American cities coming across a finish line setting that is unlike any other on Earth. I have always considered it an honor to compete in the Boston Marathon,” he told us by email.

A congrats to all the local entrants, all of whom had to qualify in other marathons prior to this one in order to gain entry into the race.

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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