Athletes of the Week for 5-1

Back to the girls for this week’s Athletes of the Week.

CEDARCREST – With all of the spring girls’ sports teams at CHS now having been recognized at least once each (track and field, golf, fastpitch), this week begins our wild card selections for the Red Wolves ladies, and we head back to the track, which we haven’t made mention of in this segment since week one of this spring season of selections. There were several worthy nominees, but we chose to give it to a junior who is once again making her mark on the track. Olivia Waterman won the 800m race last Thursday in a Cascade meet with Archbishop Murphy, setting a season-best time in the process, and finished runner up in the 200m. Waterman has competed with the Red Wolves since her freshman year and the experience could pay dividends come postseason, where she aims to make state.

MOUNT SI – As we had for you earlier, there was some history on the Wildcat girls’ tennis courts last week, as apparently for the first time, perhaps ever, Mount Si girls’ tennis players beat Mercer Island opponents in a match. The Wildcat players who pulled off that feat are being jointly recognized here. Peyton McCulley and Olivia Howland, who make up a doubles team for Mount Si, beat their MI doubles opponents, the duo of Mindy Weinberg and Saron Kahan, to get the victory, the only one in the seven matches that were played in last Tuesday’s meeting between the two schools. The Islander program has been one of the most dominant programs at the high school level in the Puget Sound area for at least the past 30-35 years or so, so to get a win against that team is a great accomplish-ment to say the least. McCulley and Howland are longtime players both with the program and in the sport in general, as they play year-round at the Robinswood tennis facility in Bellevue.

Congratulations, ladies.

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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