News from the links, our weekend wrap from the pitch and our Athletes of the Week for 10-10

Good Monday morning. Athlete of the Week on deck, but first news from the links and our weekend wrap.

Mount Si High School’s boys’ golf team earned a share of the Kingco 4A championship this past Thursday, ekeing out a 182-188 win over Redmond at Bear Creek Country Club. Drew Warford and Cole Bostwick shared medalist honors for the Wildcats for low rounds of the match, with both MSHS competitors firing rounds of 34 on what coach Bob Bostwick described it as a “very difficult course” in his match report to the SVSJ. Nate Harris fired a 37 and finished in a tie for third with a pair of Mustang golfers.

The win likely sealed up a three-way tie for the Kingco 4A title for the Wildcats with both Skyline and Eastlake. All three teams have a loss each in league play.

Mount Si finishes up the regular season Wednesday at home against Bellevue. The match will be Senior Day for the Wildcat seniors, and it tees off around 3:30 at Mount Si Golf Course in Snoqualmie. Postseason play will be October 15 and 16 at Snohomish Golf Course with the top finishers from the two-day league and district tournament advancing to state.

Also from the links this morning:

Maralack in the thick of it at Yale tourney: Snoqualmie’s Caitlin Maralack finished in a tie for 56th yesterday at the Yale University women’s golf tournament which was held this weekend.

Maralack, a junior at the University of Hartford and a 2016 Mount Si HS grad, fired rounds of 80, 82 and 79 over the three-day event from last Friday to yesterday to finish with a +28 over par 241 on the par-71 Yale campus golf course. Hartford finished 13th as a team in the event with Boston University winning it. The tournament champion was BU’s Hanako Kawasaki, who finished two-under par on the weekend.

The Hawks wrap up the fall season October 21st and 22nd at a tournament in New Jersey.

Now to soccer, and women’s college scores from yesterday involving local athletes:

Idaho 1, Eastern Washington 0: The Big Sky’s Palouse rivalry game went to the Vandals at home in Moscow, ID. Senior Claire Johnson, from Snoqualmie and a 2015 Mount Si HS grad, started on defense for Idaho and worked the full 90 minutes with no stats of note reported.

Linfield 0, Puget Sound 0 (2OT): The Wildcats and Loggers worked the full 110 minutes – regulation and two extra sessions – in the rain down in Tacoma with no victor; junior Sydney Kuehn, of Duvall and a 2016 Cedarcrest HS grad, worked 101 of those 110 minutes after starting at forward for Linfield, with one shot – on goal – recorded; she, needless to say, didn’t score a goal in the contest.

Northern Colorado 5, Idaho State 0: The Bears easily handled the Bengals on ISU’s home pitch in Pocatello, ID. Sophomore Rachel Brownell, she of Fall City and a 2017 MSHS’er, played 47 minutes of the contest for the Bengals off the bench, recording one shot; it did not go on goal and she did not score any goals in the contest for Idaho State.

Dominican-CA 3, Hawaii Pacific 0: The Sharks continued their trip to northern California falling on the road to the Dominican squad in San Rafael. Junior Camryn Buck, she of Ames Lake and a 2016 Mount Si HS grad, started on defense for HPU and worked the full 90, with no stats of note reported.

Athletes of the Week after the break.

Time now for our Athletes of the Week. Cross country for our selections this week.

CEDARCREST – Our girls’ selection this week is freshman Sonja Blycker. Blycker took 10th this past Thursday for the Red Wolves in their final Wesco league race of the season at Kamiak High School. It has been an impressive freshman season for Blycker, and that is good news for a Red Wolves team which is reloading following a number of top athletes graduating after last season. Of the seven official races she’s ran, she’s finished in the top 15 in six of them, including a second-place showing September 12 in a league meet up at Lake Stevens High School. The Red Wolves are now off until postseason begins in a couple of weeks.

MOUNT SI – The boys’ selection is pretty obvious here – a certain Mr. Waskom. Joe Waskom won his final home race on Senior Day this past Wednesday for the Wildcats as they took care of Bothell and Woodinville at Mount Si Golf Course. It has been a light year for Waskom as he’s missed a couple of races with illness, but Waskom’s very conservative approach to dealing with his health and how it impacts his running has paid dividends. In the four races Waskom’s ran this season, he’s won three of them and the fourth was a very strong third place showing at a very high-profile regional meet down in Portland on September 29.

Waskom will be following in his sister Hannah’s footsteps into an NCAA Division I college running career next fall, but whether that’s with his sibling at the University of Washington is not known yet. He has several top Northwest schools pursuing him, and then there’s always schools in the Sun Belt where he would get the chance to run and train practically daily if he wanted to do so. Many decisions lie ahead for Joe, but first, he has some more running to do – Mount Si finishes the regular season Wednesday at Skyline.

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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