Saturday odds and ends…..

Good Saturday morning. We’ll have last night’s basketball in a moment but we have odds and ends from today and the week to start you off with this morning.

Gymnastics: Wildcats fall to Jaguars
Mount Si High School’s girls’ gymnastics squad returned from the holiday break Thursday and put on a strong performance. North Creek, however, proved to be too much, scoring a 177.8-165.95 win over the Wildcats at North Creek High School in Bothell. The Wildcats, though, with that score beat Eastlake, who scored 130.75.

Mya Morrow led Mount Si, scoring a 35.6 on the all-around and leading the Wildcats in all four events. Her signature event was on the floor, where she finished tied for third scoring 9.5. Teammate Sidney Aspinall also pocketed a strong 9.1 in that event for a tie for 10th. Morrow also scored 9.0 on the vault and took second in that event. Shelby Johnson’s 8.8 was good for fifth there for the Wildcats.

The three aforementioned gymnasts finished in the top 10 in bars, led by Morrow’s 8.3 which was good for fourth and Morrow and Aspinall again earned top 10’s in the beam, with Morrow’s 8.8 earning her fifth in that event.

Mount Si is home hosting Inglemoor, Issaquah and Sammamish next Thursday night at Mount Si High School in Snoqualmie.

Wrestling: Cedarcrest blasts Mountlake in post-holiday opener
Cedarcrest High School’s wrestling team handled Mountlake Terrace Wednesday night at home in Duvall 63-12.

Michael Norris (145), Miguel Tomayo (113), Freddy Reid (160), Sheldon Egger (120), Preston Goodwin (152) and Matt Weinert (182) all won their matches over their Hawk foes by pin, and Austin Link (138) went the distance and scored a 7-2 win by decision in his match with Mountlake’s Pedro Hernandez.

CHS is at the King of the Mountain tournament in Darrington today. This has been a favorite of the program in past years, so the Red Wolves should be ready to compete. Former Cascade Conference rivals Sultan and South Whidbey are also slated to participate in the event.

College Basketball: CHS grad leads way for Skagit ladies in win
Sophomore Mieke Van Ess, from Duvall and a 2017 Cedarcrest HS alum, led Skagit Valley’s women’s basketball squad with 16 points Wednesday in a 77-72 NWAACC North Division rivalry win over Everett at home in Mount Vernon.

Van Ess was 5-17 from the floor, but 6-7 from the foul line and also collected seven rebounds for Skagit, who is at Bellevue College today for a 4:00 p.m. tip with BC’s Bulldogs if you want to go support your local athlete. BC’s gymnasium is on the north end of campus and can be accessed from the north entrance at the corner of SE 24th St. and 145th Place SE in Bellevue (from 148th Ave. SE either north or south, turn left/right at SE 24th St. and head west through the next light onto the campus).

Snoqualmie’s Prewitt paces UPS women: 11 points from senior Elizabeth Prewitt aided Puget Sound’s women to a 66-60 basketball win last night over visiting Willamette down in Tacoma.

Prewitt, from Snoqualmie and a 2015 Mount Si HS grad, also had a rebound for the Loggers, who with the win won their 10th game of the season and moved above .500 in Northwest Conference (NCAA Division III) play with the win at 3-2 in league.

UPS hosts Lewis & Clark this afternoon at 4:00, and a live webstream of the game is available at NWC Digital, at right in our news links.

Baseball: Valley athlete shines in both ends of pro twinbill down under
North Bend’s Max Brown delivered with his bat in both ends of a doubleheader today for his Auckland Tuatara baseball team, but the Aussie League squad was swept in both games by host Sydney.

Brown’s third-inning two run homer paced the New Zealand-based Tuatara, but Sydney pulled out a 4-2 win in that first game, which was a makeup of a rainout Friday. In the nightcap, which was the regularly-scheduled game today, the 2011 Mount Si HS grad went 2-4 with a double and run scored, but Sydney won it on a walk-off in the bottom of the ninth 2-1 to take the sweep.

Brown has been busy this weekend, opening the weekend set with the host Blue Sox going 1-4 with a walk and run scored Thursday for Auckland in a 6-0 win. The Tuatara after today’s play are 11-24 and wrap up the series tomorrow, likely with Brown’s fellow MSHS alum Jimmy Boyce getting the starting pitching spot for Auckland.

Soccer: Perth stumbles in Aussie W-League women’s pro action
The Perth Glory’s push to remain near the top of the Australian pro women’s soccer standings was derailed a bit today with a 3-1 loss to the struggling Newcastle Jets, who are currently seventh in the Westfield W-League table. North Bend’s Nikki Stanton did not play in today’s game for the Glory but her longtime American pro teammate Sam Kerr scored the lone Perth goal.

Perth is 4-2-4 and has 16 points, which has them in third in a very tight top half of the standings; four points separate first from fourth places in the league at the moment.

Perth is off until January 24, when they play the winless Western Sydney Wanderers.

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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