Monday news and notes, 4-30

Here’s this morning’s news and notes from the SVSJ.

Valley volleyball players wrap up regional tournament action
Five Snoqualmie Valley girls, and their respective club volleyball teams, are back home this morning after a mixed weekend of action at the Far Westerns regional tournament down in Reno, NV.

Leading the way was Mount Si senior Krista Galloway and Island Thunder 18s Black, who finished 15th overall in the 18 Club division after splitting two playoff games yesterday. Galloway, who has signed with Oregon Tech, and her ITVC teammates beat a team from the San Francisco area before falling to a team from Bakersfield, CA. The Mercer Island-based squad finished 7-3 on the weekend.

Other teams didn’t fare as well yesterday, with opening playoff losses to knock them out of the event. KJ 18’s finished 17th of 37 teams in the 18 Open division; this Kent-based unit, with Wildcat senior and UNC Charlotte signee Sarah McDonald, fell to a team from the Tri-Cities. In U-16 action, High Velocity 16’s, with Mount Si’s Sydney Leonard and Cedarcrest’s Hanna Halverson, fell to a team from Santa Rosa, CA, and took 37th of 44 teams in their grouping, and in 15 Open action, Island Thunder 15s, with Mount Si freshman Liz Larson, fell to a Washington Volleyball Academy team from Seattle and finished 21st in that division out of 24 teams entered.

College action winding down
We have some college action for you from yesterday.

First, from the water, where Western Washington’s women’s varsity eight crew boat, with senior Katie Woolsey, from North Bend and a MSHS grad, aboard, won the WIRA championships in Sacramento, clocking a time of 6:45.9 to earn the crown. Good stuff for Western, as they aim to go for another NCAA Division II national championship.

Dartmouth softball split a pair with Harvard to end the season yesterday, falling in game one 4-0 before winning the nightcap 9-3. Senior Hillary Barker, from Duvall and a former CHS grad, closed out her college career in style in the second game, pitching a complete game four-hitter, giving up just one earned run while striking out five. Barker finished the season 5-10 with an ERA of just over four with 32 walks and 49 K’s. She also hit well this season, finishing over .300 on the year with 3 homers and 13 RBI’s for a Big Green team that finished 14-25 on the season.

Texas Tech’s baseball team beat Missouri 7-0 yesterday in Lubbock, TX, to close out a weekend series. Freshman Tim Proudfoot, a 2011 MSHS grad from North Bend, tripled, scored a run and drove in two more as Tech looks to make a charge at the end of the season.

And this from Saturday on the gridiron, where former Mount Si TE Joe Farmer saw some action for Illinois State in their spring game. Farmer, who redshirted this past season and goes in this fall as a freshman, caught just one pass, but it was for 11 yards and it helped his “White” squad beat the “Red” squad 21-3. Farmer is a 2011 MSHS grad from North Bend.

North Bend youth softballers contribute to big win
The Issaquah Flame U12 Abraham fastpitch girls’ softball team finished up local tournament action yesterday in Redmond with a huge win over a team from Seattle, and all three of their players from the Valley contributed.

North Bend’s C.J. Howatson went 2-3 with two stolen bases, two runs scored and three more driven in; fellow North Bender Emily Webb went 2-2 with a run, and another North Bender, Maddy Trout, went 1-2, stole a base and scored twice, and the combined effort of those three local girls helped the Flame roll to a 17-3 win over the West Seattle Thunder.

The Flame in an earlier game yesterday fell to a team from Victoria, BC 10-7.

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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