Tuesday news notes…..

Here’s some other news for you this morning from the SVSJ news desk.

College Softball
Thiel 5, Waynesburg 4 (game one, doubleheader): Thiel opened a conference twinbill yesterday on the road in Waynesburg, PA, with a win, keyed by senior Danielle Massengill. The North Bend product and 2011 Mount Si HS grad went 3-4 with a run scored, and recorded nine putouts, two assists and a caught stealing defensively working behind the plate for the Tomcats.

St. Martin’s 6, Central Washington 3 (Sunday): Freshman Celine Fowler, from North Bend, went 2-2 with two walks and sophomore Kaliyn Campbell, from Duvall, was 1-4 with an RBI, both for Central, as they fell in their final game at the Tournament of Champions on Sunday in Turlock, CA. Fowler is a 2014 Mount Si HS grad, while Campbell is a 2013 Cedarcrest HS alum. Fowler played center field in the contest and recorded two defensive putouts, while Campbell worked at first base and picked up four of those.

Waynesburg 4, Thiel 3 (game two, doubleheader): Host Waynesburg scored three in the bottom of the seventh to rally for the win, splitting yesterday’s conference pair against the Tomcats. Massengill was 1-4 with an RBI and seven putouts defensively for Thiel in this game.

College Baseball
Santa Clara 3, Nevada-Reno 0: The Broncos opened the week with a shutout last night at home over the visiting Wolfpack from the Mountain West Conference. Junior pitcher Reece Karalus, from North Bend and a 2012 Mount Si High School grad, worked the ninth inning and allowed one hit while striking out one to preserve the victory; he recorded his eighth save of the spring with that result. That puts him at the top or close to it on the conference saves leaderboard.

College Beach Volleyball
Carr, LMU ladies to get plenty of TV time the next couple of days: Loyola Marymount University’s women’s sand volleyball team is scheduled to play back-to-back matches tomorrow and Thursday against UCLA and USC, and Valley volleyball fans who get Pac-12 Washington or the Pac-12 national network are in luck.

Tomorrow’s contest at UCLA (1:00pm) and Thursday’s at USC (1:30pm) are being picked up by both the national and Washington Pac-12 networks, meaning many of you will have a chance to see freshman Lindsay Carr in action. Carr is a 2014 Mount Si High School grad, from Snoqualmie, and she has been competing quite a bit this season for the Lions on the beach. She teamed with fellow Lion Nicky Kevorken last Wednesday in a contest against Long Beach State, which LBSU won in a two-set sweep.

Set those DVR’s, folks, if you want to catch these contests but can’t be at home to watch. Pac-12 Networks Washington is channel 430 on Comcast, and the national network is available on Dish Network at channel 409.

Youth Volleyball
Bellevue team with Mount Si player comes close to winning regional tournament: The Sudden Impact Volleyball 15’s “Lightning” team, which includes Mount Si High School player Amanda Harkleroad, came close to punching a berth to the USA Volleyball national girls’ tournament this past weekend at the Pacific Northwest Qualifier tournament in Spokane.

The SIVBC fell in two matches on Sunday to finish fourth overall out of 51 teams in the 15 “American” division. As we told you on Sunday, the Bellevue-based team had started their tournament with seven straight wins, both last Friday and Saturday.

SIVBC competed against a strong field which included teams from around the region, and from all over the country. Many of the teams they competed against came from California and Texas.

Several other area teams with Valley athletes also finished play on Sunday, but all were well back in their respective age group tournaments. Among the highlights was the Kent Juniors’ 17’s team, who won three matches on Sunday to close out the event with a 3-5 record and a tie for 17th overall in the 17 “Open” bracket; on the roster this past weekend was Mount Si player Haley Holmberg. And the Sudden Impact 16’s team from Bellevue ended up tied for 19th in the 16 “Open” division, and that team features MSHS’ Katie McCreadie and Courteney Carr.

Other teams who competed this past weekend in the event which included local players were the Sammamish-based Eastside Volleyball Academy 18’s, with MSHS’ Liz and Katie Larson, the Island Thunder 16’s from Mercer Island, with Wildcat Emily Cole, and the Washington Volleyball Academy 17’s Mizuno from Lynnwood, featuring Cedarcrest High School’s Makenna Wehmeyer.

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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