News on a Sunday…..

Good Sunday morning. A lot on the plate this morning.

We start on the hardwood. Cedarcrest High School’s girls’ basketball team got itself another solid conference win yesterday, enhancing their strong RPI ranking in the district playoff picture.

Kat Townley scored 14 points to lead the Red Wolves back from a slow start early to post a 62-48 win at home over Everett in a makeup game from the snow-canceled one earlier this week.

“This was a tough game, but our team showed just how tough they can play,” Red Wolves coach Brad Knowles told us. “They worked hard at both ends of the court and beat a very competitive Everett team.”

Helena Van Ess added 11 points while both Ava Erhardt and Rose Carlson pitched in 10 each to pace the victors. Another player also earned praise from Knowles. “Jaylin Yowell had an incredible performance; defense, rebounds, assists and she managed the game with her ball-handling and court awareness,” the coach told us.

CHS with the win won its 10th of the season and is now 4-2 in league, right smack dab in the middle of Wesco play. They host Meadowdale Tuesday.

Red Wolve boys fall short: Cedarcrest held a lead late in their boys’ matchup with the Seagulls in Everett, but could not close the deal, falling 64-53. Stats are not available. The Red Wolves drop to .500 (3-3 league, 6-6 overall) with the loss. They play Meadowdale on Wednesday.

Baseball: Arizona tournament with Valley players continues
Action continued at the Perfect Game MLK weekend tournament down in Arizona yesterday for Mount Si High School players competing in the youth baseball event.

PNW Freshman win: The PNW Baseball Freshman team got nice efforts from their Wildcat pair in an 8-0 blowout of 3D Gold from Phoenix. Parker Norah pitched a perfect 1/3 inning while Alex Chamberlain drove in a run despite going 0-3.

PNW Underclass Black blank Vegas team: PNW rolled to an 8-0 win over Las Vegas’ Bishop Gorman High School, with Mount Si’s Josh Freudenberg going 0-1. Woodinville’s Caden McCann, one of the other Kingco players playing this weekend on this team in the tournament, pitched three shutout innings, allowing two hits and striking out five.

The tournament continues today.

Volleyball: MSHS players to play one another today in MLK weekend tourney
Volleyball weekend tournaments got underway yesterday both locally and in Oregon.

First, if you are a Mount Si High School volleyball fan, you might want to make your way down to the Lair Courts in Renton this afternoon for the second day of the Northwest Juniors’ MLK weekend tournament. Three of the four teams from the Bellevue-based organization featuring Wildcat players will be playing each other today in pool action, after solid results yesterday. Both the NWJ 15’s Blue and Grey went 3-0 and the 16’s Grey went 1-2. Among the players expected to play for NWJ teams in this pool today include Ashley Cornick, Robin Hakala, Brooke Kelly, Sabrina Cole, Alyssa Umderbrink and Brooke Daly.

Also, the NWJ 14’s Blue, with local middle schoolers Maggie Kamp and Sophie Lobet, went 1-2 in their opening day of action in the tournament. They’ll also play today.

Hartner: In Eugene, a pair of area teams also with MSHS representation started out strong at the Matt Hartner Invite. Both the KJ’s 16’s, and Sudden Impact Thunder, went 3-0. Kent-based KJ, with Mount Si’s Kira Holmberg and Katrice Dunn, and Bellevue-based Thunder, with Wildcat Bailey Showalter, look to continue their strong starts today as they aim for a chance to play for a title tomorrow. Meanwhile, Sudden Impact’s Lightning U15 team, with MSHS’ Friley Curtiss, went 1-2 and will look to bounce back today. Their win came over Oregon-based Athena. Rounding it out, the CHS representation down there this weekend comes from coach Kristine Nielsen, who has her Lynnwood-based WVBA U18 team down there; they also went 1-2 yesterday and will work to get back in the hunt today.

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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