Diamond cuts, and a look into your editor’s brain…….

Good Monday morning. We have a couple of potential commentaries coming up during the course of the week – one on golf the other on basketball, and we’ll discuss more on both of those in a moment. Scores though in a weekend wrapup! Yes, we wrap up the weekend this morning! Baseball courtesy of Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

Spokane Expos 9, Northwest Naturals 18U 1: The Sammamish-based Nats finished out play over in Post Falls, ID, yesterday at their weekend tournament held to four hits – two of those by Mount Si’s Cole Norah – in the loss. Fellow Wildcats Cam Ferreri and Dawson Schneider (both 0-2) also played in the contest for the Nats.

Bellevue Dragons 16U Elite Green 4, Hayden Astros 0: The Dragons only had one hit in the contest wrapping play up over in nearby Hayden, but made the most of eight walks issued to their hitters by Astros pitchers in the win. Mount Si’s Brady Hossfeld had one of those walks for Bellevue, and scored a run despite going 0-1. Fellow Wildcat Chris Jarocki went 0-3 for BDE in this one.

So what’s on our brain?
Well, here’s what we are thinking about this morning that might be worth commentaries during the course of the week.

-There is major basketball news developing this morning from high school girls’ hoops that will have a significant impact on the Kingco 4A Conference and on Mount Si’s chances this coming season. The outstanding Nars Martinez at Prep Girls Hoops Washington was up past midnight early this morning breaking the news on their website of the imminent departure of Haley Huard from the Eastlake High School girls’ basketball program. Haley, set to be a senior this fall and arguably among the top seniors in the conference going into next season, her sister Macey, who attended a different school on the Eastside, and their family are, according to Martinez, set to leave Washington state entirely and transfer to a suburban Denver, CO, private school, Valor Christian, which is viewed as one of the top programs in the western United States. We are currently doing some investigating into this story and if it warrants, it might be worth discussing in print. Hint: It has to do with things other than basketball, namely something called lockdowns and COVID-19.

-Also, with the five-year anniversary this weekend of the U.S. Open golf tournament being played in western Washington at the Chambers Bay golf course in Pierce County, we’ll discuss the idea some fans have about bringing the PGA Tour to our region, how that could impact the Boeing Classic and the Club at Snoqualmie Ridge, and a way for the golf course to keep itself – and the Valley – very much in the pro golf landscape. Mount Si golfer Kasey Maralack might want to give this a read if we roll with it, just saying.

So if we get a chance, look for those this coming week here.

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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