News and notes, 3-29

Some news items for you today.

Mount Si grad named captain of college football team
The Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal has confirmed this afternoon that 2009 Mount Si grad Alex Hiebert from Ames Lake, who starred as a tight end on the Wildcat football team and whose interception sealed up Mount Si’s only state round of 16 or better playoff football game win in its history back in 2006, has been named one of the team captains for Humboldt State’s football team this fall. Mount Si football coach Charlie Kinnune informed us he believes Hiebert’s selection as a team captain for the NCAA Division II team down in Arcata, CA, may make him the first ex-Wildcat football player to ever be named a college football team captain, so this is significant news for a Mount Si program which is producing more college-ready players every fall.

A familiar face will be coaching another Mount Si football grad this fall
Illinois State University announced some coaching staff hires this week, and the main one will affect another former Wildcat tight end, Joe Farmer. The school hired former Interlake High School head coach Sheldon Cross as an assistant coach, and one of his positions he will be responsible for is the tight end position, meaning Cross will be the redshirt freshman’s new position coach. Farmer is a 2011 Mount Si grad from North Bend who, as noted, redshirted this past season. Another former Interlake head coach, Luke Huard, also is on the staff of Head Coach Brock Spack back at Illinois State, so there is a possibility that Cross’ hire, on top of having Huard already there, could open a greater door for Puget Sound-area players, including those from Kingco 3A, to be recruited by ISU. Cross joins the Redbirds from a Division II school in New Mexico.

Snoqualmie ski star races against top national foes
Mount Si High School student Anna Mounsey is in Colorado this week competing at the US Alpine ski Championships in Winter Park, near Denver. Mounsey, one of two top girls’ teen ski racers from the Valley, opened her efforts yesterday with a 34th place finish in the slalom, a performance which was marred by her missing a gate on the slalom course in the first of two heat races and having to retrace her steps in order to complete the course correctly. She timed in at 1:53.66 for the two heats combined.

Mounsey will be competing tomorrow and Saturday, and we’ll keep you posted. As for the other local girls’ teen ski star, Linnea Baysinger of North Bend, she is not in competition in Colorado, but is slated to compete along with Mounsey in a couple of big international spring skiing events in April in the Northwest.

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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