Athletes of the Week for 2-29

Well, this is it. Our final Athletes of the Week for the winter sports season. Look for the spring ones to start up in a couple of weeks or so.

CEDARCREST – It was a heartbreaking end to the season Friday night for the Red Wolves’ boys basketball team, as they fell by one point, 74-73, to Kingston in the regionals at Stanwood. But sophomore Jordan Corpus made sure he left everything out on the basketball floor, scoring 20 points to keep CHS close in what was a neck-and-neck classic against the Buccaneers. Corpus had a couple of solid showings coming into the game last Friday, so he now becomes a player to watch going into next season as a possible second option for offense complimenting senior-to-be Zach Taylor.

MOUNT SI – No boys’ high school action this past week, so we do something now we haven’t done yet this year and probably won’t be able to do at all the rest of the school year, and that is recognize a graduate playing in college. And this freshman has earned it. We’re of course talking about Texas Tech baseball player Tim Proudfoot, who is quickly developing into a star with the Red Raiders. He had a mixed day yesterday, with a solid performance in a game against St. John’s but then struggling in a contest against Northern Illinois, going 0-4. Still, though, he has been presumably the talk around the program, as he currently is the top freshman on the team, batting a cool .346 through Tech’s first eight games, with a pair of triples among his nine hits, scoring seven runs and driving in seven more. Proudfoot also is getting it done on the field, with a stellar .943 fielding percentage and only two errors.

His high school coach last year, Mount Si’s Elliott Cribby, is excited. “Tim has deserved every accolade he gets. He has worked so hard to get where he is today. To start as freshman at SS in the Big 12 says a lot!” Cribby said by email to the SVSJ. “He was the most overlooked player in the State of Washington last year and I’m sure the Red Raiders are thankful for that.” And we would agree. Texas Tech is 7-1, likely on track to be ranked in the top 25 nationally, and Proudfoot has been a big part of it, hence our special recognition of Tim as our Athlete of the Week this week representing Mount Si High School, his alma mater.

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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