Athletes of the Week for 1-15

Let’s do some Athletes of the Week shall we?

MOUNT SI BOYS – Lost amidst the success of the Wildcat boys in their two wins Friday and Saturday nights – and the impact their two top seniors, Tyler Patterson and Jabe Mullins, had in those two wins – was the important efforts fellow senior Hayden Curtiss had, especially in the win last Friday over Woodnville. Granted, it didn’t show up well on the stat sheet – eight points and nine rebounds, along with three blocks and a steal – but his efforts, especially in the second half, were not lost on coaches, with one telling us it was his best-ever half of his high school career. Fortunately, Mullins and Patterson are doing their thing making the need for Curtiss to make an impact non-exisitent. That said, though, seeing him step up like he did to help the team win once again suggests how strong this team could be come playoff time.

CEDARCREST BOYS – We were hoping for some wrestling this week, but once again bring you some hoops. Shawn Deming gets our nod here on the strength of a 10-point effort this past Friday as CHS handled Oak Harbor. The Red Wolves have gotten solid contributions from the senior, and they look to have that continue tonight – if the snow will let them – against Everett.

MOUNT SI GIRLS – We’re going to get this out of the way now. Washington high school girls’ basketball fans, many a recruiting observer, and probably more than a few prospective NCAA Division I college coaches, have eagerly awaited the return of senior Wildcat hoopster Sela Heide from her offseason knee surgery. Well, it happened as we mentioned earlier on Saturday night and it proved impactful. Game-high 12 points in 20 minutes of action and Mount Si got a nice road win over an Inglemoor team that knocked the Wildcats out of the playoffs last year. Heide is Mount Si’s version of the phrase “midseason trade acquisition” this year, and we would expect the plan – and we’ll check on this with coach Jason Marr – is to slowly work Heide back in so as not to put too much pressure on the surgically repaired knee. Heide remains unsigned and will be this way until at least April 15, when the basketball signing period begins. The Wildcats are at Bothell Wednesday.

CEDARCREST GIRLS – To the mat, where we recognize the six Red Wolve wrestlers – Abby Varaday, Bethany Smith, Abbi Link, Olivia Hillestad, Jessica Wonder and Serena Smith – who competed last week at a Wesco scramble at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo. The six-girl crew went a combined 8-5 in their matches and continue to establish themselves as a strong force within 2A in Wesco. The team is home this week for a scramble Thursday, snow permitting.

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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