Mount Si High School graduate makes Great Northwest Athletic Conference’s all-league first team for football
November 30, 2011
According to the university’s athletics website, Nelson was one of six football players from CWU on the all-conference first team. A sophomore, Nelson earned his second consecutive selection to the team. As of Nov. 15, he has started every game at right tackle for the collegiate Wildcats. Read more
October 24, 2011
Mount Si got on the board against Bellevue, but after a close first quarter, the Wildcats couldn’t hold the Wolverines back. Bellevue won the Oct. 21 game at Mount Si, 35-3.
Mount Si Coach Charlie Kinnune was upbeat about the loss to Bellevue, one of the top high school teams in the country.
“We’ll come out of it a better team,” Kinnune said.
October 7, 2011
Two fumbles by Mount Si highlighted the team’s frustrating Thursday night against Mercer Island. The Islanders recovered two key fumbles in the first half that could have shifted the momentum. Instead, they routed the Wildcats 42-14 in the 3A/2A KingCo Conference contest at Mercer Island High School.
The first fumble ended a strong Mount Si drive that put them only a few yards away from scoring, and tying the game 7-7 in the first quarter. Wildcats running back Connor Deutsch looked to have found a hole through the Islanders’ defensive line when linebacker Sam Porter stripped the ball from him on Mercer Island’s 9 yard line. The Islanders recovered and held onto their slim lead.
October 1, 2011
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September 30, 2011
Mount Si started strong, wavered and refocused to win 26-14 at Interlake.
The Wildcats dominated the first half, taking a 17-0 lead into halftime. The offense faltered in the second half, but still managed to tack on another 9 points.
Despite the school’s reputation for smash-mouth football, the team wasn’t afraid of putting the ball in the air.
“In our attempt to diversify our offense, which means passing for us, you know, it would be second and four, and we’d pass the ball,” Wildcats head coach Charlie Kinnune said. “So, normally, a Mount Si offense would be second and four, and we’d jam it down their throat.”
September 17, 2011
The Mount Si Wildcats dominated the Lake Washington Kangaroos 42-0 Sept. 16 in a game where the visiting Kangs did not make it past the 50-yard line.
Mount Si (1-0 in league, 2-1 overall) overwhelmed a team that arrived in Snoqualmie undefeated after wins over Garfield and Redmond.
“We’re continuing to get better right now,” Mount Si head coach Charlie Kinnune said, later adding, “We’re concentrating in all parts of the game, the little things that you have to deal with, especially with a young team, and we’re young.”
September 8, 2011
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|Coach: Charlie Kinnune (20th year)|
September 6, 2011
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September 3, 2011
Mount Si started its 2011 season opener with a roar and finished it with a whimper in a 31-10 defeat to visiting 4A school Woodinville Sept. 2.
“We came out all fired up,” Mount Si head coach Charlie Kinnune said after the game.“We just couldn’t really sustain it.”
Indeed, the Wildcats’ defense toyed with the Falcons’ sputtering offense in the first half, at one point making a Woodinville drive last 75 seconds from first down to punt.
The first half ended with Mount Si ahead 10-3, with Tyler Button scoring the Mount Si touchdown on a freak play that saw him catch the ball off two consecutive deflections of a pass by Wildcat QB Ryan Atkinson. Read more
February 4, 2011
[An earlier version of this story incorrectly spelled Austen Bolves' first name.]
At least 11 Mount Si High School athletes plan to play at the next level. The students have signed letters of intent with eight differen universities.
The group includes three football players, two volleyball players, two boys soccer players, two girls soccer player, a rower and a gymnast.
Darren Brown, who teaches sports marketing and coaches soccer at Mount Si, said it was a very exciting day for the school as the athletes signed their letters in the school’s commons.