Tuesday news: Cedarcrest confirmed as Wesco member for next year, along with some college news we missed from the weekend

Good Tuesday morning. Nothing of note preview-wise yet but we did send out our questionnaires yesterday so if you are the parent of a Mount Si or Cedarcrest High School spring sports athlete, please let their coaches know that we have done that and to fill those out and send those back to us ASAP.

In the meantime, we have some news. First, from CHS. Athletic director Jason Frederick confirmed for us yesterday the school will remain a member of the Wesco Conference moving into next school year. We had speculated the possibility Cedarcrest could join Kingco as a 2A member, but that apparently will not happen despite the league having admitted the 2A schools that had we previously reported had applied for admission back in December. Highline, Foster, Tyee, Evergreen, Renton, Lindbergh and Hazen High Schools all applied to join Kingco, and all were approved with Hazen to join the Kingco 3A.

The remaining six schools will join with Sammamish High in Bellevue and Interlake High in Bellevue for football only to form the new Kingco 2A. Frederick tells us Kingco had not reached out to the school about membership, and with the Wesco already having granted CHS a place in the league next year, it appears they’re staying put.

Wesco, however, is expected to see changes – chief among those is 4A Monroe dropping to join the 2A/3A league and Mountlake Terrace moving up to 3A from 2A, leaving CHS and Archbishop Murphy as the lone 2A schools in Wesco. Additionally, two schools at the far north end of the league – 3A Oak Harbor and 4A Mount Vernon – both are leaving Wesco to join the Northwest Conference.

With that housekeeping out of the way, a couple of college items that we need to catch up on from the weekend:

Baseball: Mullins’ solid mound performance lifts CSU Dominguez Hills
Valleyite Isaac Mullins is getting it done down in southern California. He pitched Sunday for Cal State Dominguez Hills in the first game of a doubleheader against Cal State Los Angeles, and it went relatively well.

Mullins, a senior and 2015 MSHS grad, allowed four runs, three earned, on five hits in six innings of work, striking out five and picked up his first win for his new team as Dominguez Hills won the contest 10-4. They also won the nightcap of the twinbill to sweep it and took all four games of the weekend series with their cross-town rivals (CSU-DH is located in Carson, near the Los Angeles airport and home to the StubHub Center that is home to L.A. Galaxy, the pro soccer team).

The North Bend product is playing as a fifth-year senior this year with the NCAA Division II Toros after having graduated last spring from Washington State University in Pullman, where he played baseball for four years for the Cougars. He is 1-1 with a 5.53 earned run average, and will look to improve on those numbers this weekend as he will take the hill at some point in their four-game weekend set at Sonoma State.

Equestrian: Valleyite Barden competes on Senior Day for college team
Fall City’s Tova Barden is finishing out her college equestrian career this spring at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and the Mount Si High School grad is getting a chance to compete for the highly-ranked Mustangs.

Barden participated in an exhibition contest this past Saturday for SMU in their Senior Day rivalry clash with DFW Metroplex rival Texas Christian University from nearby Fort Worth. With the horse “Mercedes” in the reining competition, she scored 60.5 but fell to the TCU challenger, Madyson Buchanan, who scored 70 also working with that same horse. SMU though, did win the dual meet, taking it 17-1 for what the school reports was their largest margin of victory in the history of the program.

Barden has stayed busy, too – she also competed for SMU in their match February 6 against Oklahoma State. With the horse “Jelly Bean,” Barden competed in a non-counting demonstration event in the reining class and scored a 68.

Barden is in her third season with SMU. She signed out of Mount Si with New Mexico State University, but that school cut its equestrian program after her freshman year, resulting in her transfer to SMU.

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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