Mount Si and Cedarcrest postseason news

News from both Cedarcrest and Mount Si regarding postseason activities.

Red Wolves cross country punches state tickets
Cedarcrest’s boys and girls cross country teams both earned trips to state with strong performances yesterday at the Northwest 2A District meet at South Whidbey High School.

The Red Wolve boys took second, scoring 75 points, while the girls finished third, scoring 93 points, just two points ahead of the fourth place finisher, Burlington-Edison. The top three teams qualified for state. Bellingham’s Sehome swept both the boys’ and girls’ team titles.

The boys were led by senior Mitchell Montgomery, who finished second in the race, clocking 16 minutes, 12.81 seconds. The Red Wolves were also aided by a fifth-place finish from sophomore Logan Orndorf (16:22.87), and strong showings from other runners, including junior Cody Wanichek and sophomore Gage Catherman.

The girls got strong runs out of both sophomores Diana Carr (20:04.36, 10th) and Amelia Anderson (20:07.12, 11th), but it was the performance of another sophomore, Miranda Vergillo, which was key. Vergillo, who finished 31st overall and fifth among all Cedarcrest ladies (20:51.52), finished two spots ahead of Burlington-Edison’s fifth overall finisher, Sydney Brown, clinching the state spot for the Red Wolve girls.

“It was an amazing effort by the kids,” said CHS coach Bruce McDowell by email to the SVSJ. “They ran as well as we had hoped and then some.”

State is next Saturday in Pasco at Sun Willows Golf Course. Cedarcrest’s teams will not be the only Valley representation at the meet; Mount Si runner Bailey Scott will be competing in the 3A girls’ race.

Mount Si’s football playoff game time announced
The SVSJ has learned the game time for next week’s Mount Si football playoff game at Peninsula.

The game will be held next Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. at Roy Anderson Field in Gig Harbor, which is Peninsula’s home field; the Seahawks earned home field as the #2 seed from the South Puget Sound League.

Mount Si’s booster club has also announced there will be a tailgate dinner for fans who will be making the trip down. That event, which is free, will be from 5:00 to 6:30 and be in the parking lot outside of the visitor’s grandstand at the stadium, and the boosters have also announced that two rooter buses will be made available for students who want to attend the game. This option will cost students $10 a seat, and it includes round-trip transportation to and from the game, plus a game ticket. The club also adds that students are welcome to participate in the tailgate festivities as well.

Fans are also advised that with the game being in Gig Harbor, that will necessitate a trip across the Narrows Bridge, which means you will need to pay a toll to make it back across after the game, so be aware of this as you plan ahead.

Cedarcrest girls’ soccer scores opening-round playoff win
The Red Wolves rallied from a halftime deficit with some quick offense in the second half to post a 3-1 win over Bellingham to move on in the Northwest District playoffs. Three different girls scored goals for the Red Wolves, who now move on to a winner-to-state game Tuesday at home against Archbishop Murphy. The game will be at 4:00 p.m., prior to the football playoff game that night, also at home.

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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