Athletes of the Week for 5-30

This is it, folks. Our final Athletes of the Week for this school year. Next week, we will have athletes of the year. For both this week and next week, we will select one boy and one girl from each school – Mount Si and Cedarcrest – and offer them recognition. So here we go with the last nominees for our Athlete of the Year pool.

MOUNT SI BOYS – Track and field was the only sport in action this past weekend, and we give this nod to pole vaulter Jimbo Davis, who cleared 13 feet and took a tie for seventh at the 3A state track and field meet in Tacoma. Davis has become a big star in both track and football, and fans can expect a lot more out of the Wildcat as he begins his senior year this fall.

CEDARCREST BOYS – Also from the track, where junior Luke Driscoll made the finals of the 200m dash at the state 2A meet, and finished eighth. While Driscoll hasn’t nearly gotten the same kind of press this spring as teammates such as Mitchel l Montgomery, Driscoll is a name that fans, too, will want to pay attention to as he begins his senior year this fall.

MOUNT SI GIRLS – We’ll have more on this in an editorial later, but the fastpitch softball team did some things this past weekend at the 3A state meet that this program hasn’t done in several years, and all this for a team we had predicted would be two-and-done in the tournament. While the offense may have been the big story in many of the games this season, it’s been the efforts of their senior pitcher which have helped to keep things rolling. Kendra Lee was the “glue” of this team, a player that, while her numbers and her style didn’t match those of more dominant pitchers in the tournament such as Allison Rhodes from Juanita or Lindsey Kamphuis from Kamiakin, her performance, especially in clutch situations, ultimately was what helped the Wildcats achieve their historic performance in the event. Lee has been a workhorse all season, and is tremendously loyal to the program, and her leadership and grace will be missed on the diamond in 2013. She is headed to Western Washington University, and we have a suggestion for them: Offer her a tryout. You won’t be disappointed.

CEDARCREST GIRLS – Golfer Caitlin Brenner gets the nod for making it to state. She failed to make it into the final day of the competition on Wednesday, but Brenner’s efforts all season were noteworthy, and hopefully this experience will help her as she gets ready for next season.

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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