Sunday news and notes…..

-A North Bend hydroplane driver has a good chance to do well today in the final day of racing in the tune-up to next weekend’s big Seafair races in Seattle.

Brian Perkins, driving the U-21 Miss Albert Lee Appliance boat, qualified for the Columbia Cup over in Kennewick in the middle of the pack, then yesterday, finished second in his first heat race, clocking a hair above 139 mph. Perkins will be racing this morning in his second heat, then he will have possibly two more races later today, including the championship heat.

KNDU-TV over in the Tri-Cities has live coverage, you can click here to watch it on your computer.

-It was a tough ending for Eastside FC’s U-16 boys’ soccer team Friday at the US Youth Soccer Nationals down in Phoenix. Despite another win, they did not make it to the finals.

EFC, with Mount Si senior-to-be, and SPU verbal commit, Davis Karaica, beat California’s Albion White 1-0 in their final pool play game of the tournament, but thanks to a goal differential tiebreaker, did not advance to the title game despite finishing in a four-way tie for first at 2-1. Albion and the Concorde Fire Elite, who Eastside did not play in the pool round, advanced to the championship game today. Albion’s goal differential was +2 while Concorde’s was a staggering +5, buoyed by a 5-0 shellacking, also on Friday, of the Minnesota team which Eastside fell to on Thursday.

James Molyneux-Elliott, who scored Eastside’s only other goal of the tournament in their win last Wednesday, scored for Eastside in the Friday game.

-Things have turned a bit sour on the basketball floor for the ECBA U-17 Pioneers girls’ basketball team at a tournament in San Diego.

The Seattle-based team, with Mount Si junior-to-be Molly Sellers, fell once on Friday, then fell again yesterday, to knock them into a final game for placing later today against a team from Nevada. Emerald City had won two straight games to open the tournament.

-Don’t forget, today starts our coverage of softball this week here at the Journal. Opening ceremonies for both events, the PGF Nationals in Huntington Beach, CA, and the ASA U-14 Nationals in Midland, TX, are today, with play starting tomorrow. Teams with Mount Si players are in both events: the Washington Ladyhawks Miller U-18 Gold (Maura Murphy) in Huntington Beach, and the NW Ladysharks Wetherbee (Celine Fowler/Nikki and Jenny Carroll/Rachael Picchena) down in Midland.

We’ll have full coverage for you throughout the week here.

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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