North Bend’s Alan Tepper is powering his way into weight-lifting record books

June 26, 2015

Powerlifting sounds exactly like what it is, and when North Bend’s Alan Tepper took first place at the Powerlifting National Championships, he was certainly lifting with some power.

By Sam Kenyon Barbara and husband Alan Tepper relax in their North Bend home with pet Basset hound Huckleberry.

By Sam Kenyon
Barbara and husband Alan Tepper relax in their North Bend home with pet Basset hound Huckleberry.

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Duffers for Detlef

June 26, 2015

Entertainers, athletes unite at Detlef Schrempf’s golf charity event

By Sam Kenyon Detlef Schrempf smiles after striking a tee shot during the charity golf classic tournament he has hosted for 22 years, held this year at TPC at Snoqualmie Ridge.

By Sam Kenyon
Detlef Schrempf smiles after striking a tee shot during the charity golf classic tournament he has hosted for 22 years, held this year at TPC at Snoqualmie Ridge.

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UK Elite soccer camp brings British passion for sport to American youths

June 18, 2015

When Snoqualmie Valley youths want to improve their soccer skills, they can look toward merry old England.

UK Elite is a soccer coaching company that brings the English passion for the other kind of football to players in the Valley.

“We’re a national soccer training provider,” said Dan Lock, regional manager for UK Elite.

UK Elite has been in Washington for the past eight years. Lock is from Sheffield, England, where he played and coached, and has been in the U.S. since 2006.

“We believe in thinking creatively and our passion for the game can directly benefit youth soccer in every community,” Lock said. Read more

Deadline is June 21 for fall high school sports

June 18, 2015

Are you looking to play a sport this fall at Mount Si High School?

All student athletes must meet the deadline to be cleared for eligibility by June 21. The cross-country, football, volleyball, boys tennis, boys golf, girls swim and girls soccer compete each fall, with tryouts and practices beginning Aug. 24. Football tryouts begin Aug. 19.

Sport physicals must be current — they last for two years. Student athletes can check the dates of their most recent physicals under the health info tab in family access. Students cannot try out or practice unless they have a current physical. Students can submit new sports physicals to Betsy Evensen in the athletic department.

Pre-season workouts are available for boys golf, volleyball, football and basketball. Read more

Wildcats football starts offseason with eye toward success this fall

June 11, 2015

Mount Si High School’s summer football work is about to officially begin, and the Wildcats are already focused on the fall.

By Sam Kenyon Cory Cotto (left), Mount Si High School returning junior in the fall, carries the ball and eludes a defender during a spring training session June 8.

By Sam Kenyon
Cory Cotto (left), Mount Si High School returning junior in the fall, carries the ball and eludes a defender during a spring training session June 8.

The team is in the middle of its spring training sessions, where it will figure out what next season’s roster will look like. Last year, which was the first season Mount Si played in Class 4A after moving up from 3A, the Wildcats missed the playoffs, the first time they didn’t make the postseason in several years. Read more

Rowers headed to youth national championships

June 11, 2015

Mount Si High School students Connor Lien and Madison Mariani qualified for the U.S. Rowing Youth National Championships, held June 12-14 in Sarasota, Florida.

Madison Mariani

Madison Mariani

Connor Lien

Connor Lien

Mariani, a senior, served as coxswain for the Sammamish Rowing Association’s Varsity Men’s 8+ that took the gold medal during U.S. Rowing’s Northwest Regional Youth Championships, May 15-17 in Vancouver, Washington. The team finished with a time of 6 minutes, 3.909 seconds, more than 3 seconds ahead of their closest opponent, Pocock Rowing from Seattle. Read more

Mount Si Wildcats collect six medals at state track and field meet

June 4, 2015

Despite fielding a small squad for the Class 4A state championships, the Mount Si High School track and field teams had their fair share of success in front of thousands of fans on the state’s biggest stage.

The Wildcats collected six total medals — three from their boys team, three from their girls — to close out the 2015 season at the state meet, held May 28-30 at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

By Greg Farrar Drew Butler, Mount Si High School freshman, makes one of her high jump attempts at 5 feet, 3 inches after clearing the bar at 5-2, during the 4A state track and field championships May 30 in Tacoma.

By Greg Farrar
Drew Butler, Mount Si High School freshman, makes one of her high jump attempts at 5 feet, 3 inches after clearing the bar at 5-2, during the 4A state track and field championships May 30 in Tacoma.

On the meet’s opening day, senior Cameron Davis competed in the shot put and recorded a toss of 51 feet, 5 inches, which was good for seventh place. The mark was 4 inches short of Davis’ career-best, which he recorded in April. Read more

Mount Si golfers test their skills at state tournament

June 4, 2015

Two Mount Si High School golfers represented their program at the Class 4A girls state golf tournament at Indian Canyon Golf Course in Spokane on May 27-28.

Junior Caitlin Maralack and freshman Kat Hodgson played against the top competition at the 4A level. Maralack finished in a five-way tie for 13th place, shooting 80 on the first day and 81 on the second day for a total of 161. Hodgson missed the second-day cut by two strokes, shooting an 88 in the first round of the tournament.

By Steve Botulinski Junior Caitlin Maralack (left) and freshman Kat Hodgson at the Indian Canyon Golf Course in Spokane for the girls’ golf state tournament.

By Steve Botulinski
Junior Caitlin Maralack (left) and freshman Kat Hodgson at the Indian Canyon Golf Course in Spokane for the girls’ golf state tournament.

“I was just proud of my kids for competing the best they could and just doing a great job this year,” head coach Steve Botulinski said. Read more

Mount Si track teams place in top six at District 2 meet

May 28, 2015

The Mount Si High School track and field teams will send several competitors to this weekend’s Class 4A state championships, following a fourth-place finish from the girls and a sixth-place finish from the boys at last week’s District 2 meet.

By Neil Pierson Mount Si High School’s Karlie Hurley (center) races against Inglemoor’s Anna Richards, Mariner’s Halimatou Jammeh, Bothell’s Lauren Stavig and Jackson’s Mackenzie Monten (from left) during a May 20 preliminary heat of the 100-meter dash.

By Neil Pierson
Mount Si High School’s Karlie Hurley (center) races against Inglemoor’s Anna Richards, Mariner’s Halimatou Jammeh, Bothell’s Lauren Stavig and Jackson’s Mackenzie Monten (from left) during a May 20 preliminary heat of the 100-meter dash.

Senior sprinter Karlie Hurley was one of highlights of the district meet, held May 20 and 22 at Lake Stevens High School. She’ll compete at state in the 100 and 200 meters, and helped the Mount Si girls secure fourth place with 64 points. The Wildcats finished behind champion Issaquah, Snohomish and Skyline. Read more

Redmond rally eliminates Mount Si fastpitch team at KingCo tournament

May 28, 2015

In the consolation round of the Class 4A KingCo Conference fastpitch tournament, the Mount Si Wildcats fell for the final time this season to end the Larry White era.

The Wildcats’ 8-7 loss to Redmond on May 22 was the final game in White’s 15-year career as skipper for Mount Si’s fastpitch team.

By Greg Farrar Larry White, retiring Mount Si High School fastpitch coach, and members of his team, including sophomore Emily Webb (22), Heather Hinton (13) and Bayley Barnett (12), gather to console each other after their 8-7 loss to Redmond.

By Greg Farrar
Larry White, retiring Mount Si High School fastpitch coach, and members of his team, including sophomore Emily Webb (22), Heather Hinton (13) and Bayley Barnett (12), gather to console each other after their 8-7 loss to Redmond.

“I’m really going to miss coaching kids,” he said. “These guys are really fun to be around every day, and it’s hard, but it’s the right decision for me right now.” Read more

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