News and notes on this Friday…..

Some news and notes this morning:

Hansen’s first big hire as a high school athletic director may be his most important
Former Mount Si teacher and coach Dirk Hansen, who resigned at the end of last school year so he could become the athletic director down at Vancouver’s Fort Vancouver High School, has been a busy man to start this school year. He now faces perhaps his biggest challenge – his first coaching hire. And it may be his most important.

According to the WIAA job postings board, Fort Vancouver is seeking to hire a new head football coach. This coach would replace former head man Eric Ollikainen, who left after guiding the Trappers to a 1-8 mark on the 2012 season, with five of the eight losses seeing their opponents score 60 or more points on FVHS’ team.

The school is also seeking a junior varsity baseball coach. The postings are here (football) and here (baseball); anyone interested can contact Hansen for further information (email is in the postings) or apply here at the Vancouver School District website.

Boeing Classic 2013 tournament dates announced
Organizers for the Boeing Classic pro golf tournament at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge course in Snoqualmie this week announced the dates for the 2013 tournament.

The event, part of the Champions’ Tour for pro men’s golfers age 50 and over, will be held August 19-25, with the actual tournament taking place from August 23-25. Next year’s tournament will see longtime Tour pro Jay Don Blake seek to defend his 2012 title, won in a playoff over fellow competitor Mark O’Meara.

The full Champions Tour schedule has yet to be announced, according to the tournament.

San Diego State volleyball season comes to end with heartbreaking loss
San Diego State held a two sets to none lead but fell in five to St. Mary’s in the first round of the NCAA tournament last night in Los Angeles, ending their season. Scores were 17-25, 23-25, 25-23, 25-22, 15-12 as SDSU ends the year 23-8. Junior Summer Nash, from Seattle but who played some volleyball for Mount Si during her high school career, had six kills to aid the Aztecs.

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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