News and notes….

Youth sports notes this morning:

Kent girls’ volleyball team with MSHS player struggles in regional tournament: The Kent Juniors’ 16’s volleyball team, featuring Mount Si player Haley Holmberg, had a tough time over the weekend in the Far Westerns national qualifier tournament in Reno. KJ finished in a tie for 27th out of 31 teams entered after only winning two out of seven matches they competed in on the weekend. Both of those wins came against teams from California, which comprised a majority of their opponents on the weekend event, which started last Friday morning and ended yesterday. KJ also played teams from Oregon, Colorado and Utah during their three days in northern Nevada.

The Far Westerns event is one of the last regional tournaments of the spring for girls’ club volleyball teams to attempt to qualify for the USA Volleyball girls’ national tournament this summer in Minneapolis. As we have reported here already, the Bellevue-based Sudden Impact 18’s earned a berth to that national tournament, and two Valleyites are on that team – MSHS senior Lindsay Carr and CHS senior Hanna Halverson. SIVBC did not have any teams in the Far Westerns event this year.

Absolute Blast U14 softball closes out California trip with loss: After two wins on Saturday, the Absolute Blast ‘00 U14 girls softball team from Woodinville was looking to close out their tournament action in Clovis, CA on a high note, but instead saw their California opponents score three times in the bottom of the fifth to hand AbBlast a loss.

The Blast fell 7-5 to Team California despite a mixed effort from future Cedarcrest HS player Elaine Townley. Townley went 1-3 with a run scored at the plate, but was given everything she could handle by the opposing California hitters. Townley allowed all seven runs, six earned, on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings, but struck out three.

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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