Friday news….

Time for the Friday news and notes:

Cedarcrest girls’ hoops summer league season over
The CHS girls’ basketball team’s summer league entry in the Washington Prep June League in Edmonds finished its season Wednesday night with a loss in the playoffs, 76-68, to Wesco 4A Lake Stevens. The team finished 1-8 in the schedule, but coach Brad Knowles was pleased with the team’s efforts nonetheless. “I’m really proud of how hard our team worked in this league,” Knowles told the SVSJ by email.”We only had 3 returning varsity players and most games we only had 6 or 7 players overall. Anytime you can play head-to-head with teams like Lake Stevens, you know your team can play with anybody.”

Even though CHS finished with only the one win in the league, Knowles noted that it didn’t indicate how hard and how well they played against the tougher teams – Cedarcrest was the lone 2A school in a league which included a large number of Wesco 4A schools, and also included a couple of very tough Metro 3A teams.

Harrelson finishes as among the best in Washington amateur men’s golf
As expected, Olympia’s Cameron Peck won the Washington State Men’s Amateur golf championship yesterday in Tacoma. Peck, despite firing a 78, finished at an even par 216 on the par-72 Chambers Bay course to win the title by five shots.

As for Snoqualmie’s Brad Harrelson, the Mount Si grad and MSU Billings senior struggled again yesterday, carding an 80, but he did finish in a tie for 13th overall with a +13 over par 229. He had a round of 71 Tuesday then a 78 Wednesday.

Breshears contributes to Chaffey baseball win
Mount Si High School senior-to-be Carson Breshears was busy yesterday – he reached on an error, stole two bases and scored a run, all despite being hitless on the day, as the Chaffey U18 baseball team opened a weekend tournament in Yakima with a 3-0 win over Skagit Baseball Club at Parker Field.

Former Mount Si pitcher Joe Boyce pitched five shutout innings for Chaffey to earn the win. He struck out six.

Mount Si’s Maralack earns berth in key youth golf tournament
Mount Si High School sophomore-to-be Caitlin Maralack qualified for the Washington Junior Golf Association’s District 6 tournament after a strong round yesterday in their first subdistrict event.

Maralack, of Snoqualmie, fired an 82 to finish third among 14 and 15-year old girls’ golfers in the event, held at Brookdale Golf Club in Spanaway. Maralack was representing Bellevue’s Newcastle Golf Club in the event; Newcastle, unlike most other courses on the Eastside, including courses in the Valley, is a member of the association’s District 6, and the association assigns youth golfers to compete in the various districts on basis of what course constitutes their “home” course.

The district tournament for District 6 is July 22 and 23 in Orting.

On deck this weekend
Among the many events we hope to be following for you this weekend include the baseball east of the mountains which we mentioned for you above. Also, the Summer Soiree volleyball tournament starts today in Anaheim, CA, and features three teams with Valley athletes – the Bellevue-based High Velocity 16’s and 17’s, featuring Mount Si’s Danielle Seaman and CHS’ Hanna Halverson and Kendall Berens, respectively, and the Mercer Island-based Island Thunder 14’s Black, with MSHS freshman-to-be Hannah Green.

And in softball, there are tournaments both here and in California which will feature local athletes. The Northwest Ladysharks Gold, with several MSHS softball players, are competing in the PGF regional qualifier which starts this morning down in Salinas, CA.

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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