News on this Wednesday….

In the news this morning:

Valley softball players start play in huge Colorado tournament
Two teams from the Northwest Ladysharks fastpitch softball club of Kirkland with Mount Si players started play in the heat and high altitude of Denver yesterday in the Colorado Fireworks college exposure tournament. It was a mixed bag for the two clubs.

In U18 action, the Ladysharks Gold, with Mount Si senior-to-be Lauren Smith, posted a 5-3 win over Team TFS Gold out of North Carolina’s Raleigh-Durham area, while in the U16s, the Ladysharks Wetherbee suffered an 11-0 loss at the hands of AZ Cats 96 out of Tucson.

Both of those teams continue play today, and the Washington Ladyhawks-Miller U18 team, with Mount Si’ers Maura Murphy and Mickey Blad, start their tournament play today in a Boulder-area tournament. The weather is expected to be in the high 90’s with lots of sunshine today, so games will be taking place today.

Mount Si boys’ basketball in playoffs at summer league
The Wildcat boys’ summer basketball team is on a roll. Last night, they beat Hazen 63-47 to move to 5-2 in their season in the Auburn Summer League, and are in the midst of a three-game win streak. They clinched the #4 seed out of the Mountain Division and earned a first-round bye for playoffs which start next Monday against either Enumclaw or Rogers of Puyallup.

“The kids are really playing well. Starting to gel as a team and it’s exciting to see them begin to play together already and feed off each other’s strengths and weaknesses,” said Mount Si coach Steve Helm by email to the SVSJ.

Last week, Mount Si beat both Kentridge and Bellarmine Prep to start this current run of success.

The playoff game is next Monday night at 8:30 p.m. at Auburn High School, and the loser is out.

Another D-I signing from Mount Si baseball
Earlier this month, we reported to you here at the SVSJ of former Mount Si pitcher Trevor Lane being offered a scholarship by Campbell University in North Carolina. We learned yesterday that Lane accepted that offer and has now signed his letter of intent to attend and play baseball for that NCAA Division I university.

“Trevor has earned the opportunity to both pitch and hit at the Division 1 level,” Mount Si coach Elliott Cribby told the SVSJ by email. “Campbell University is getting an outstanding student-athlete.”

Lane’s signing was the second D-I signing from Mount Si’s baseball senior class, following Reece Karalus, who signed with California’s Santa Clara last summer. Two other members of the Wildcat class of 2012 will be playing college ball at the CC level – Trevor Taylor at Tacoma CC and Ross Tassara at Yakima Valley CC.

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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