Wildcats storm from behind to win soccer playoff game

November 14, 2008

After waiting two years, then an extra 24 hours, then 71 minutes, it began to seem as if fate simply wasn’t on the side of the Mount Si girls soccer team.

In a matter of nine minutes, however, all of that changed.

 

The Mount Si soccer team celebrates its first-round Class 3A state playoff victory against Bonney Lake Thursday night.

The Mount Si soccer team celebrates its first-round Class 3A state playoff victory against Bonney Lake Thursday night.

 

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Snoqualmie spared a disastrous flood

November 13, 2008

Updated – 4:44 p.m., Nov. 13

When Rena Goforth went to bed Wednesday night, she did so with flood waters creeping up the driveway to her home and reports of a deluge of unprecedented levels swirling around her home town of Snoqualmie.

When she awakened Thursday morning, however, threatening water had retreated — and Goforth was feeling quite fortunate.

 

Flood waters overtake trees as the Snoqualmie River rages Wednesday afternoon.

Flood waters overtake trees as the Snoqualmie River rages Wednesday afternoon.

 

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Community members spend election night together

November 13, 2008

With one screen featuring Fox News and the other showing CNN, students and community members swarmed to Mount Si High School’s commons on election night to watch history in the making.

Some students came for free food and extra credit, but many attended to spend Nov. 4 with their friends and watch electoral maps change to shades of blue and red. This was the high school’s second political event within a week; the entire staff and student body voted in a mock gubernatorial and presidential election Oct. 31. Read more

Flooding threatens the Valley

November 12, 2008

UPDATED — 7:41 p.m. November 12, 2008

As rain continued to pour, the height of the Snoqualmie River reached dangerous levels Wednesday, causing Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson to issue a State of Emergency.

As of 6 p.m., the sum of the three forks of the river was at 39,430 cubic feet per second, more than 1,000 above levels required for a Phase 4 flood alert — a phase which includes residential flooding. That total, however, appeared to be on its way down, having peaked at around 44,000 earlier in the day.

The c.f.s. level of the Snoqualmie River near downtown Snoqualmie was at 44,400 at 4:30 p.m. and had actually risen since earlier in the day.

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Cat Tales begins publishing without prior review

November 12, 2008

 

For the first time this school year, Cat Tales writers and editors have published their newspaper — and it was without prior review. Read more

School district holds public forum on bond

November 11, 2008

About 50 students, teachers and community members discussed the Snoqualmie Valley School District’s options for addressing crowding at a public forum Nov. 6 at Mount Si High School. The district held the forum before the school board voted whether or not they would put a $34.2 million bond before voters March 10. Read more

Soccer comes first for Mount Si standout

November 10, 2008

 

This is how much Nikki Stanton loves soccer.

The Mount Si senior accomplished the dream of many young girls Oct. 24 when she was named queen during the football team’s annual homecoming game. She was presented with flowers, had a crown placed on her head and immediately became the focal point of a crop of photographers.

And it wasn’t even the highlight of Stanton’s weekend.

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Wildcats trounce Peninsula in 3A qualifier

November 9, 2008

The Mount Si football team got back to the basics – and to a little thing called the state playoffs.

Focusing on running and tackling – two aspects the Wildcats have grown notorious for – Mount Si crunched Peninsula, 33-9, in a Class 3A preliminary playoff game in Purdy Nov. 7. With the win, the Wildcats move into the first round of the Class 3A playoffs to face Eastside Catholic.

 

Sean Snead heads upfield during the second half of Mount Si's win against Peninsula.

Sean Snead heads upfield during the second half of Mount Si

 

 

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Flooding forces closure of streets

November 7, 2008

At least two streets in Snoqualmie have been closed due to flood concerns.

Northern Street, Mill Pond Road between Meadowbrook Bridge and Tokul Road, were close off because of rising levels of the Snoqualmie River. Read more

Mount Si chooses Obama, Rossi in mock election

November 7, 2008

 

The majority of the United Classrooms of Mount Si High School favor both Democrats and Republicans. 

About 60 percent of Mount Si High School’s population voted for Barack Obama during a nationwide high-school mock election Oct. 31. John McCain scored second with 35 percent of the popular vote, Ralph Nader placed third with 3 percent and the remainder of students and staff — two percent — voted for other parties.

 

Mount Si High School teacher Lisa Truemper organizes shoeboxes containing student ballots, as senior Leah Wiley turns in the votes for the class she supervised.

Mount Si High School teacher Lisa Truemper organizes shoeboxes containing student ballots, as senior Leah Wiley turns in the votes for the class she supervised.

 

 

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