Kinnune gets 150th win as MSHS football coach in blowout, three local college athletes make debuts, plus the rest of the Saturday news….

Good Saturday morning.

Mount Si High School’s football team last night opened the season in style, and gave their coach a historic win.

Longtime head coach Charlie Kinnune picked up his 150th win as head coach in 27 seasons at the helm, and it turned out to be a pretty easy one to get. The Millen-Barrett show was on full display last night, as the senior quarterback-receiver combo of QB Cale Millen and WR Jonny Barrett hooked up three times for touchdowns, as Mount Si took a 42-0 lead at half and cruised to a 52-0 thrashing of the visiting Wenatchee Panthers last night in the season opener for both teams at Mount Si High School.

Both of the team’s running backs also scored a touchdown each – Paine Smith and Cole Norah, and Millen also hooked up with Andrew Mostofi for a first-half score.

In all, it was a great night, and a good way to start the season for Mount Si, who takes its show down to Kent next Friday to meet the Kentwood Conquerors at French Field. Game time is 7:00 p.m.

We’ve got no report for you on the Cedarcrest game with Sammamish last night. They are scheduled to host Liberty next week.

To our college scores from last night:

Soccer: Valley athlete sparks Linfield women to shutout win
It didn’t take long for Linfield College’s women’s soccer team to get itself on the scoreboard in their regular season opener yesterday – 20 seconds – and that first goal of the official campaign was scored by none other than a Valleyite as the Wildcats rolled.

Junior Sydney Kuehn popped home a feed from teammate Michayla Sponsel just past the opppsing Warner Pacific goalie, and that first goal of the season for the Duvall product, a 2015 Cedarcrest HS grad, propelled Linfield, an NCAA Division III school, to the 5-0 home thrashing of the NAIA visitors from Portland down in McMinnville, OR.

Kuehn ended up with three shots recorded, two on goal in her 45 minutes of action; with Linfield having a 4-0 lead at halftime, Kuehn and most of the other starters saw limited to no action in the second half of the contest, giving them some rest in anticipation of another battle today – against Valleyite Maggie Gunning and Northwest.


Whitworth women 2, Franklin & Marshall 1 (2OT): The Pirates opened the season back in the Keystone State scoring an extra-time stunner over the host F&M team on their home turf in Lancaster, PA. Senior Mackenzie Popp, she of Ames Lake and a 2014 Mount Si HS grad, played around 40 minutes of the contest and logged one shot, which did not reach goal. She did not score any goals in the contest.

Chapman 3, Whitman men 2: The Blues fell in the high-scoring high-altitude affair on neutral soil in Colorado Springs, CO. Junior Jimmy Jacobson, he of North Bend and a 2016 MSHS’er, played 57 minutes off the bench for Whitman with a shot on goal recorded; he did not score any goals in the contest.

North Dakota 1, Idaho women 0: UND pocketed the game’s lone goal in the 55th minute to win the neutral-site affair in Missoula, MT. Senior Claire Johnson, she of Snoqualmie and a 2014 Mount Si HS grad, started and played 75 minutes for Idaho, recording three shots, none of which made goal. She did not score any goals in the contest.

Volleyball: Mount Si alum makes college debut
Whitman College freshman – and 2017 Mount Si HS grad -Emma Anderson made her college volleyball debut for the Blues as they opened the season with a pair of matches yesterday in Forest Grove, OR, at a season-opening tournament hosted by Whitman’s league rival Pacific University of Oregon.

Anderson had two kills, two aces, four assists and a dig for the Blues as they handled Mills College in the first of two matches yesterday 29-27, 25-12, 25-8, then did not play in the nightcap for Whitman, who fell in five in that one to Wisconsin-Stout. Scores there were 25-20, 12-25, 25-23, 23-25, 15-10 as the ladies from the Midwest took the hard-earned win. Anderson is from North Bend and her brother, Collin, also a MSHS alum, pitches for the Whitman baseball team.


Carr paces Northwest: Sophomore Courteney Carr’s 13 assists paced Northwest U.’s ladies to a sweep last night of the visiting Columbia Bible College from British Columbia’s Lower Mainland. The Eagles took it over the Canadian squad 25-10, 25-17, 25-14 in Kirkland. Carr, from Snoqualmie and a 2017 Mount Si HS grad, also had a kill and three digs for NWU as they moved back to the .500 mark (5-5) on the season with the win.

Women’s Cross Country: Cedarcrest grad races for first time as collegian
Freshman Mary Cate Babcock, from Duvall and a June graduate from Cedarcrest HS, competed in her first college women’s cross country race last night. Babcock, running for Gonzaga, took 62nd in the women’s Clash of the Inland Northwest in Moscow, ID at the University of Idaho’s campus. She clocked 16 minutes, 41.3 seconds on the 4k course at the school. Montana also competed in the meet, but their Valley rep, freshman Chloe Cosgrove, from Snoqualmie and a June MSHS grad, did not participate in the race, so she has yet to make her debut.

Football: MSHS alum Dalgleish suits up for first time as college player
Mount Si grad Brennan Dalgleish hit the gridiron for the first time as a college football player Thursday night, playing on defense for the United States Coast Guard Academy’s squad in a 33-7 blowout win at home in Connecticut over the University of New England.

Dalgleish, from Snoqualmie, played in the contest as noted but had no stats of note reported for USCGA, who opened the season with the win. He is a freshman this fall, having taken last year off to focus on his studies at the school. Dalgleish is a 2017 Mount Si alum.

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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