Thursday news items….

The weekend is right around the corner, and we have some things of note this morning.

Football: Major events coming up for Mount Si football
The start of the 2013 Mount Si High School football season is shaping up to be perhaps among the best ever, both on and off the field.

It all starts tomorrow afternoon, with the MSHS football booster club’s second annual “Football-a-Palooza” party followed by the Scarlet and Gray preseason game, then next Saturday is the big Wildcat Pigskin Party. Here’s a quick look at both events:

Football-A-Palooza and Scarlet and Gray Game: The Mount Si High School football team will be playing in a preseason scrimmage, called the “Scarlet and Gray Game”, tomorrow night at 7:00 at the high school which is free to enter, but come early, because from 4:00 to 6:30, the Wildcat football booster club will be holding their second annual “Football-A-Palooza” party, which will feature carnival rides and inflatable attractions, hay and pony rides, a barbeque and more. The event attracted a lot of fans last year, and we were on hand for it. We will once again be on hand for it this year, as this will be our official kickoff for the 2013-14 school year with several of the Wildcat teams scheduled to be practicing, so we plan on being out to do interviews for those programs and have those previews for you here throughout the next week or two. The “Football-A-Palooza” party is free, but there will likely be a charge for food concessions.

Wildcat Pigskin Party: The MSHS and Wildcat Junior Football booster clubs are jointly putting together this fundraising event, which we have mentioned for you here a couple times already, but are once again reminding you about as this event is next Saturday, September 7, at Si View Community Center in North Bend. Tickets are $50, or $60 at the door; go here for more info and to purchase tickets. There will be a live auction and dinner along with a performance from the local band Sparkfarmer. Among the items being auctioned off include numerous trips, including to Leavenworth, Hawaii and Africa; a chance to be a part of a KJR radio show; an all-access sideline pass to a Mount Si football away game, and a technology package including a Microsoft Surface tablet. This event is being held to help raise needed funds to help both the Mount Si High School and Wildcat junior football programs provide opportunities to as many local youth football players as possible; the programs serve around 300 or so players from elementary to high school age throughout the Snoqualmie Valley School District, and are the only youth football options in the community with the end of middle school football last year.

The event runs from 5:00-11:00 and if you are going, wear your favorite Mount Si football attire.

College Sports: Valley athletes on TV this weekend
Valley sports fans could see some familiar names and faces on TV this weekend, as there are as many as five college sports events that could see local athletes make it in front of the cameras.

It all starts tomorrow at 12 noon on the Pac-12 network, as the Oregon State women’s soccer team hosts Texas. Returning for the Beavers this fall is sophomore Gwen Bieck, a 2012 Cedarcrest High School graduate from Duvall. Bieck saw good playing time for OSU during their season opening road swing to Florida State and Florida, so look for the ex-Red Wolves star to see action tomorrow.

Then on Saturday, the Pac-12 network has the Oregon State football team’s season opener against Eastern Washington; sophomore lineman Josh Mitchell, a 2012 MSHS grad from North Bend, is expected to see action in that contest, which starts at 3:00. An hour later, at 4:00, ESPNU will air the Washington State football team’s season opener, at Auburn in Alabama; WSU includes senior lineman Zach Brevick, of Fall City, and sophomore lineman Sherman Hutcherson, of Ames Lake. Both are Mount Si HS grads. It ends at 7:00 with a pair of 2013 MSHS grads – and new college freshmen – potentially seeing action. Nevada, with receiver Jimbo Davis from Snoqualmie, who has made the roster after walking on, is at UCLA, and the Washington Huskies, with kicker Cameron Van Winkle from Fall City, open the newly renovated Husky Stadium with a game against Boise State. Nevada-UCLA is on the Pac-12 network, while the Huskies’ game is on Fox Sports 1 (the former Speed channel).

Comcast carries all of these channels; check the listings for channel numbers.

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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