May 22, 2013
Zach Brevick, a 2010 Mount Si High School graduate, was awarded a full scholarship from Washington State University in football, announced football coach Charlie Kinnune in a May 14 press release.
Brevick, at 6-feet-5-inches and 275 pounds and No. 2 on the depth chart at offensive center, has been a walk on since his freshman season, Kinnune said.
“This is a tribute to Zach’s development as a player and his incredible work ethic. We are very proud of him,” Kinnune said.
March 28, 2013
The Mount Si High School cheerleading team, now state champs and ranked nationally, is holding a pre-tryout clinic followed by tryouts for anyone wishing to get on this season’s squad.
Cheer coach Jessii Stevens said the tryout clinic will be held from 3:15-6:15 p.m. April 2 at the school.
March 13, 2013
These folks want to take you for a ride. In a good way.
The Snoqualmie Valley Vélo Club, the brainchild of several cycling enthusiasts, looks to keep the lovers of the bike and their passion in the Valley.
“We felt there was a large base of riders in the Valley,” one of the club’s eight co-founders, Andrew Leon, wrote in an email. “And, we live in some of the most beautiful territory for biking. Many of the other clubs come here for their rides, and we felt there should be a way to bring the community together here.”
February 20, 2013
What a difference a year makes.
Mount Si High School’s red cheerleading squad competed in the National High School Cheerleading Championship in Florida Feb. 9-10, and walked away with a sixth-place finish. Compare that to how they placed last year during their first national competition, and you’ll see how much the team has improved.
February 20, 2013
Not sore anymore, Brian Perkins takes time to get philosophical about the accident that cut short the first race of his 2013 hydroplane racing season.
Fellow racer Tommy Thompson’s boat slammed into the side of Perkins’ ride during one of the qualifying heats in Qatar, wrecking Perkins’ boat and leaving him with an aching body for the next 48 hours.
“It wasn’t Tommy’s fault,” Perkins said. “Just a racing incident. These things happen.”
Thompson ended up with a puncture wound in his right arm and broke blood vessels in his eyes, Perkins said.
February 6, 2013
For Brian Perkins, success is all a matter of degrees.
Or rather, Degree.
The deodorant company sponsored a hydroplane racing team this season but pulled out its sponsorship before the world championships in Qatar in January.
The team, which sported the number 88 on its hydroplane tail, could not make it to Doha, nation’s capital and site of the race. So the Snoqualmie Casino team of North Bend racer Brian Perkins got to make the trip instead.
He finished fourth out of 10 racers in the equivalent of the World Championships of the International Union of Motor-Nautics.
January 16, 2013
North Bend hydroplane racer Brian Perkins finished fourth in the world championships of his sport in Doha, Qatar, on Jan. 12, a day after his birthday.
The strong showing in the race represents a new peak for Perkins, who had finished fourth at Seafair’s iconic hydro race in August.
The fourth-place finish at Seafair had come after a rough start in 2012, when tight finances had limited his season to two races.
Now, he’s among the best in the world.
January 2, 2013
Anyone who doesn’t think cheerleading is a demanding, athletic sport, has obviously not watched their three-hour practice sessions, or seen cheerleaders compete.
“People may have that impression because they’re only watching them cheer at games,” Mount Si High School assistant coach Travis Anderson said.
Cheerleaders are limited to what they can do on the sides of football fields, basketball courts and wrestling mats.
August 22, 2012
Mount Si High School Cheerleaders will hold a cheer camp for young children, grades kindergarten through five, Sept. 11-13.
The camp, from 5-6:30 p.m. each day at the high school commons, will offer children a chance to learn, dance, cheer, play and jump right alongside the school’s more experienced cheerleaders. Each camper will receive a T-shirt and be invited to perform alongside the cheerleaders during the Mount Si High School varsity football game’s halftime show Sept. 14.
Registration is $45 per camper, with checks made payable to the high school. Registration is due Sept. 7.
Email the high school’s cheer coach, Jessii Stevens, at email@example.com to learn more.
August 15, 2012
The Mount Si High School cheerleaders raised nearly $1,500 and a pickup full of products for the House of Hope in North Bend.
Kari Weed, mother of Hailey Weed, who will be a freshman cheerleader this fall, said the cheer squad and many parents held a carwash June 30, along with a personal hygiene and cleaning products drive at three local grocery stores.
“When we went to the grocery stores, we were just asking people if they could donate products, but people just started handing us cash,” Kari Weed said. “It’s just wonderful how giving everybody is in this community.”
The House of Hope, which opened in 2008, is a shelter for abused and homeless women and their children.
Kari Weed said the nearly 40 Wildcat cheerleaders decided to donate to the organization because one of the cheerleaders and her mother needed to use the shelter at one point in their lives.
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