Athletes of the Week for 5-16

Time now for the Athletes of the Week. By the way, a note and that we have learned that Mount Si High School’s boys’ soccer team will play in their first state playoff game tomorrow.

The game will be against the Sumner Spartans, the winners of the West Central District tournament, at Sunset Chevrolet Stadium in Sumner, the home field for the Spartans. Game time is at 7:00 p.m. and we’ll have some travel information for you later.

Now to our athletes of the week. Back to the boys for these this week.

CEDARCREST – Boys’ golf hasn’t gotten recognition yet, so we give it to them now, and we’re giving it to the whole team today. There’s six of them competing in the Northwest 2A District Tournament today up in Mount Vernon. Blake Bergquist starts it off for the Red Wolves a little after 12 noon, then soon after, Hayden Whetton, Dylan Hardwick, Logan Seamons and Bennett O’Loughlin will get out on the course representing their community, and it all wraps a little before 1:30 when Gabe Kiesow heads out. In all, we’d expect things to finish up around 6:00 tonight up there and hopefully all of them will contend and do well today. Good luck to the Red Wolves at districts.

MOUNT SI – Wild card week, and this one is plainly obvious to us and to those of you who were there at Skyline High School for the boys’ soccer game on Saturday night. Take a look at the Mount Si soccer Facebook page and you know what we’re talking about, and why this freshman’s getting the nod this week. Goalie Colby Ramsey took over things in the penalty kick shootout for Mount Si in their playoff game against Issaquah, stopping three straight shots then, on the eighth round of penalty kicks and in sudden death, launching the game-winner past his Issaquah counterpart and sending the Wildcats to just their third ever state appearance, and first since 2010, with the 5-4 shootout win that translated into a 2-1 game win for Mount Si that puts them into the above mentioned first round matchup tomorrow against Sumner.

“This was Colby’s night,” said coach Darren Brown by email, and boy is he right. Ramsey will be the most popular man on the freshman campus today that’s for sure. We still can’t get enough of the clip either – it served as great comic relief for your editor all day yesterday because we still can’t believe that it was Ramsey of all people who got the job done. Nothing against him, of course, but seeing Ramsey – or a goalie, for that matter – attempting a penalty kick in a situation like that isn’t exactly something that you see every day on the pitch, either. And something else, too, and this is something we think the Mount Si administration will like as well – if you watch the clip closely, you’ll see that both goalies shook hands with one another prior to Ramsey attempting the kick. Tremendous class and sportsmanship from both gentlemen. Good stuff.

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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