The Sunday smorgasbord…..

Good Sunday morning. Yesterday was a busy day. Here’s a roundup of action involving Valley and other local athletes for you.

Football
Whitworth 28, Pacific Lutheran 10: It was Senior Day down at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup yesterday for the Lutes and receiver Alex Rendon, and the Mount Si HS grad from Snoqualmie caught seven passes for 36 yards for PLU, but the Lutes fell short in the end, dropping a home contest to the visiting Pirates to go to 0-2 on the season.

Volleyball
North Bend’s Anderson aids Whitman ladies to win: The Blues handled the University of Puget Sound last night, sweeping the Loggers in three sets, 25-19, 25-19, 25-20, on home soil at Whitman College in Walla Walla to take a split of the weekend Northwest Conference set. Junior Emma Anderson, from North Bend and a 2018 MSHS’er, had six kills, two aces and three digs pacing Whitman, now at 1-1 this season and next to face Whitworth this coming week.

Basketball
Whitworth 68, Pacific Lutheran men 64: The Pirates avenged their loss to the Lutes Friday night winning a close one last night to hand PLU their first loss of the season. Sophomore Brett Williams, from North Bend and a 2019 Mount Si HS grad, started and played 25 minutes, going 1-3 from three-point range to finish with three points, an assist and a steal pacing the Lutes.

Pacific-CA 80, Portland men 58: The University of Portland’s men fell in their home finale yesterday at the Chiles Center to the visiting Tigers. Freshman Hayden Curtiss, he of North Bend and a 2020 MSHS’er, played about 10 minutes off the bench for the Pilots recording a couple of rebounds and an assist as Portland dropped to 0-11 in conference play, 6-14 overall. They finish the regular season with a pair of road games this coming week.

Soccer
Pacific Lutheran and Whitworth University women end in scoreless draw: The Lutes and Pirates went regulation and two overtimes over in Spokane yesterday, a full 110 minutes worth, with no one finding the back of the net in what was supposed to be a head-to-head battle between freshmen, friends and former Mount Si teammates. Whitworth’s half did play – Izzy Smith came off the bench and worked 22 minutes with no stats of note, while PLU’s half, Joelle Buck, did not. The two are both from Snoqualmie and graduated together from Mount Si last June.

The game, incidentally, took place inside the school’s football stadium dubbed the Pine Bowl, as that field has astro turf. The two teams will play again at 11 this morning, once again inside the Pine Bowl, and you can see it on NWC Digital app, on phones, tablets and set-top devices. The normal Whitworth field, which is a couple of hundred yards west of the football stadium along the west side of the campus, is a grass field and it’s covered currently by several inches of snow.

Seattle U. ladies finish in draw: Down in south Texas, Seattle University’s women knotted a 1-1 tie with the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley in the WAC conference opener for the Redhawks. Freshman Sarah Creighton, she of Snoqualmie and a 2020 MSHS grad, came off the bench for SU and worked limited minutes with no stats of note reported. The two teams finish their weekend set with a morning game tomorriw, which starts at 9:00am our time here in the Valley and which you can see on the WAC Digital Network, streaming on phones, tablets and set-top devices.

Baseball
GU blasts K-State: Gonzaga University’s baseball team got the bats cooking last night, hopefully with the right people watching down at the Texas Rangers’ Major League spring training complex in Surprise, AZ. The Bulldogs racked up 19 hits in a 17-5 blowout of Kansas State University in a neutral-site game being held as part of GU’s season-opening weekend tournament. Junior Mason Marenco, he of North Bend and a 2018 MSHS’er, was 0-3 with a walk for Gonzaga, who plays again today.

Softball
Hillsdale College (MI) splits two: At a tournament in Chicago yesterday, Michigan’s Hillsdale College split a pair of games, falling to Northwood University 7-0 before routing Ashland University 11-3. Carnation’s Elaine Townley played in the game against Northwood for Hillsdale, with the junior, a 2018 Cedarcrest HS grad, going 1-3. Stats were not reported for the game with Ashland. Hillsdale plays again in the tournament today.

CHS’ Hulse paces club team to doubleheader sweep: Cedarcrest HS player Kaylee Hulse doubled, scored a run and drove in another to help her select softball squad, the Issaquah-based Washington Ladyhawks Abraham 16U, complete a doubleheader sweep last night of Seattle Fastpitch Club at Seattle’s Southwest Athletic Complex, taking the nightcap 12-1 after winning the opener 4-3. Hulse only saw action in the second game finishing with the aforementioned double, run scored and RBI.

Woodinville’s VooDoo select crew making noise in Arizona: The U-18 VooDoo Rhinehart squad, featuring several top Kingco 4A and Wesco high school players, went 2-0-1 in the opening night of a weekend tournament down in Phoenix last night against teams from California, Arizona and Nevada. Headlining things, Woodinville HS’s Alex Nyberg homered for Rhinehart in a 5-3 win over Arizona-based Lil’ Saints and Monroe HS’s Christie Tadvick went 2-3 driving in four runs for VooDoo in a 10-7 win over another Arizona team, Team Hustle. The Rhinehart ladies then closed out the action last night with a 4-4 draw against a California-based squad. They’re in action at the event this morning.

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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