Where high school sports currently stands for Mount Si and Cedarcrest in the wake of Snowmageddon, and some huge news from Florida about MSHS cheer….they’re the best in the nation!!!

Hello, everyone, on this Saturday morning, and we hope you are safe and sound at home in the Valley this morning with the snow and cold outside. If you were with us on Twitter yesterday, you’re well aware of many of the cancellations of events which resulted from the heavy snow that started as expected right around lunchtime and snarled area roadways for hours as everyone all tried to get home at the same time and in a lot of cases didn’t go anywhere. SR 18 from Snoqualmie over Tiger Mountain Summit to Maple Valley was closed for much of last night due to the weather and resulting road conditions, and for a time as well last night, SR 202 was also closed near Fall City as the result of a car crash.

The snow and resulting dangerous road conditions did, as expected, force cancellation of all Cedarcrest and Mount Si High School postseason sports events. So here’s a rundown of where everyone stands, with a caveat all these rescheduled contests are weather permitting with more bad weather in the forecast:

Cedarcrest Girls’ Basketball – will meet Lynden in the second round of the Northwest 2A District Tournament Monday night at Lynden High School, game at 5:00 p.m.

Cedarcrest and Mount Si Wrestling – Both schools’ state regional meets for both their boys and girls were canceled. The WIAA will announce a 32-team Mat Classic state meet bracket on Monday to replace the lost regional action. It is not clear how this will work, or how it will impact Mount Si and Cedarcrest wrestlers. We’ll keep you posted and let you know sometime on Monday who’s going to the Tacoma Dome. The meet will start on Friday morning and run all day.

Mount Si Gymnastics – Their Wes-King 4A bi-district meet scheduled for today in Bothell was also canceled. The Kingco and Wesco Conferences will announce Monday how that will be made up, and we’ll let you know, along with how that impacts Mount Si.

Mount Si Boys’ Basketball – As we reported yesterday, the game tonight for Mount Si at the Wes-King 4A bi-district tournament was called off and rescheduled for Tuesday at Mount Si High School, but the impending additional snow in the forecast is likely to impact that game. They’ll play Skyline or Mariner; they have to play on Monday night for the right to play the Wildcats for a trip to state, and if that game gets pushed back, it’ll result in Tuesday’s game getting pushed back, too.

Several inches of snow did fall in most places, with anywhere from three-eight inches falling in most Valley locations. More snow is expected over the next few days, and that will definitely throw a larger monkey wrench into what is already a mess for high school sports officials trying to get all these games scheduled.

Also of note yesterday, the weather for a time had forced a move of a high-profile college football recruiting event to the Valley, but that move proved to be a bit short-lived.

The Avery Strong Showcase, an event that had been slated to bring together many of the top remaining unsigned high school football players from around the Northwest to see and be seen by college coaches and top recruiting media analysts, including Dirk Knudsen from the Northwest Prep Report and Brandon Huffman from Scout.com, was scheduled for today at French Field in Kent. But Kent schools, who own the stadium, canceled all weekend use of its facilities due to the weather, forcing the organizers of the event to move it elsewhere. For a time yesterday, the event was slated to be held at Jeanne Hansen Park on Snoqualmie Ridge, but after the first snows hit, the organizers again changed plans, instead canceling it outright this weekend and moving it to the end of March. We’ll check to see if they’ll still be holding it in Kent or will keep it at Hansen Park.

In other news this morning:

Mount Si cheer a national champion
Mount Si High School’s cheer program under current head coach Jessii Stevens has become a major regional, and national, power in cheerleading at the high school level, as the Wildcats have been very successful over the years at the national cheer championships in Florida, an event Stevens has taken Mount Si to for the past several years. Well, the hard work that the Mount Si High School alum has put into making this cheer program one of the best last night was finally rewarded. Your Valley is home to a national high school cheerleading champion.

The Wildcats won the title in the “Super Non-Tumbling Game Day” division, beating out nearly 20 schools from around the country, in competition at the Universal Cheerleading Association national high school championship competition down in Orlando yesterday, with the final results announced last night at the Disney Wide World of Sports complex, where the event is being held.

Mount Si, who won a pair of state titles last weekend to advance to the national meet this weekend, competes in two more events this weekend, looking to add to this historic hardware. This national title is the first in school history for the Wildcats in cheerleading.

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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