Monday news and notes…

Good morning. The high school fall sports season officially gets underway today with the start of practices for everyone except football, which started last week. We have sent questionnaires out to all fall sports teams for Mount Si and Cedarcrest High Schools and hope to start featuring team previews Sunday right here at the SVSJ. As we get information back, we’ll let you know our schedule.

Now to the action from yesterday.

Golf: Riegger holds onto lead, wins Boeing Classic for first win on Champions Tour
John Riegger, in only his fifth-ever appearance on the Champions Tour, held off some strong challenges to win the Boeing Classic yesterday for his first tour victory at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge golf course in Snoqualmie. The senior tour pro fired a final round 68 to take the event by two strokes over runner-up John Cook and leave town with the $300,000 winner’s check. The third-place finisher was Seattle’s Fred Couples, who finished four shots back of the winner.

According to the tournament, Riegger became the fifth rookie and fifth first-time winner on tour this season, tying a Champions Tour record for most rookies to win tournaments in one season – a record which has been set three other times, the most recent in 2007.

The tournament reported that 86,000 fans turned out for the event over the weekend, with 30,000 alone yesterday for the final round. With numbers like that, it’s no wonder why this tournament is among the fastest growing on the Champions Tour, and the event’s chief sponsor is certainly taking notice. Boeing announced yesterday during the post-round trophy presentation that the company has extended its sponsorship of the tournament through 2016, guaranteeing another three years of great action on the links on the Ridge.

The tour now heads north of the border to Canada for a tournament up in Calgary, Alberta.

Soccer: Valley ladies compete in Division I contests
Three NCAA Division I women’s soccer games yesterday featured local high school grads in action. Here’s a wrapup.

Wagner College (NY) 2, Fairfield 1 (Staten Island, NY) – Fifth-year Fairfield senior Nikki Stanton, from North Bend and a 2008 Mount Si High School grad, assisted on the Stags’ lone goal, scored by teammate Ashley Small in the 75th minute. But the tally came a bit too late, as Wagner scored goals in the 20th and 61st minutes to help grab the victory. Stanton started and played 68 minutes, also recording a shot, which was not on goal.

Florida 3, Oregon State 1 (Gainesville, FL) – Oregon State closed out its season-opening road trip to the Sunshine State with another loss; they opened the year Friday with a loss at Florida State. Beaver sophomore Gwen Bieck, from Duvall and a 2012 Cedarcrest High School grad, started in OSU’s midfield and logged all 90 minutes, with no stats of note for the ex-Red Wolves star.

UC Irvine 2, UNLV 0 (Irvine, CA) – UNLV finished their weekend season opening trip to southern California with a shutout loss to the Anteaters from UC Irvine. Freshman Miranda Rawlings, from North Bend and a graduate back in June from Mount Si, started, saw almost 60 minutes of action and recorded two shots, one of which was on goal.

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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