Sports

Kentlake grad falls short at Olympic swimming trials, but sets personal best

Sarah Stockwell fell short of one goal, but easily achieved another one during the United States Olympic swim trials last week in Omaha, Neb.

  • Jul 10, 2008
Jerry Schmidt has ridden roughly 150

Seattle-to-Portland participant, 71, plans to finish race in a day

It was one of those moments everyone has. That moment when an idea clicks, the mental light globe goes on, and you hear yourself saying, “Now why didn’t I think of that before?” For Kent’s Jerry Schmidt, it might not have been precisely that way back in 1983. But it sure was close. The then-46-year-old Schmidt was getting up and going for a run in the early-morning darkness. That was his daily exercise before heading off to work at Boeing’s Plant 2 in South Seattle.

  • Jul 10, 2008
Jerry Schmidt has ridden roughly 150

Kentwood star leads volleyball team in Dallas tourney

Lauren Campbell delivered the look.

Wide receiver Karlene Clapp reaches to catch a pass during a Seattle Majestics practice at French Field. As the state’s only all-women tackle football team

Tackling another hurdle

Campy Campolo doesn’t always have the best view of the football action. By design, someone’s often right in her way.

  • Jul 7, 2008
Wide receiver Karlene Clapp reaches to catch a pass during a Seattle Majestics practice at French Field. As the state’s only all-women tackle football team
The Maple Valley Bulldogs
The Maple Valley Bulldogs

KL baseball camp offered

The second annual Kentlake Baseball Summer Camp is being offered for kids between the ages of 7 and 12 and will be held from July 25-27. Kids between age 7 and 9 will work out from 9 a.m. until noon. Kids between 10 and 12 will work out from 1 to 4 p.m.

  • Jul 4, 2008

ON DECK

TODAY

  • Jul 4, 2008
Portland University’s Danny Meier

Houston Astros send Tahoma grad to Tri-Cities affiliate

Work ethic and desire have never been a problem for Danny Meier. The issue with him was size – the thing that college and professional baseball scouts long for when assessing a kid’s future potential. And when Meier graduated from Tahoma High in 2004 – all 6 feet and roughly 170 pounds of him — it was something he lacked. So much, in fact, that few schools, other than a couple local community colleges, even gave him a second look.

Portland University’s Danny Meier

ON THE SIDE

ON THE SIDE

  • Jul 1, 2008
Sarah Stockwell

Kentlake grad, Hoosier swimmer heads to Olympic trials

There was a time about a year ago when Sarah Stockwell’s relationship with her lifelong love was … well, a bit on the rocks. Suffice to say that she and swimming were still on speaking terms. But for a while, they weren’t exactly best friends.

  • Jun 30, 2008
Sarah Stockwell
After disappointment on draft day when he didn’t get a phone call

Taking advantage of opportunity

He took a flight down to Florida a couple weeks ago.

After disappointment on draft day when he didn’t get a phone call
Kentlake girls basketball coach Scott Simmons has made a practice out of giving back to the community. On June 27 and 28 at Tahoma Junior High

Kentlake girls hoops coach to lead Relay for Life team

Scott Simmons has lost a pair of uncles to cancer. His dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer a little more than a year ago, but is doing better each and every day. To say Simmons has had his eyes opened by the disease is an understatement. Simmons will be leading a team in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Covington, Maple Valley and Black Diamond this Friday and Saturday at Tahoma Junior High.

Kentlake girls basketball coach Scott Simmons has made a practice out of giving back to the community. On June 27 and 28 at Tahoma Junior High

RECREATION CALENDAR

BASEBALL

  • Jun 20, 2008
Loss of father didn't halt Kentlake baseball coach's success | Coach of the Year

Loss of father didn’t halt Kentlake baseball coach’s success | Coach of the Year

The Kentlake High baseball team spent pretty much the entire spring on an emotional high, winning game after game en route to a state finals berth at Safeco Field. On that same diamond, however, coach Jason Evans was in the midst of an emotional roller coaster ride, stemming from the loss of his father Dale, who passed away April 14 after a short bout with lung cancer.

Loss of father didn't halt Kentlake baseball coach's success | Coach of the Year

South Puget Sound spring All-League Teams revealed

A listing of players on the South Puget Sound League's 2008 spring All-League Team.

  • Jun 19, 2008

Maple Valley native, MLS draftee joins Seattle Sounders

In a perfect world, Nik Besagno would be getting 90 minutes every game with Real Salt Lake in Major League Soccer. It’s not a perfect world. And Besagno wasn’t getting any minutes. The perfect solution for the Maple Valley native? Come on home and get some minutes with the Seattle Sounders.

  • Jun 19, 2008
Maple Valley’s Zack Nims (left) carries 287 pounds in each hand during the Farmer’s Walk portion of “Washington’s Strongest Apple” competition held at the Des Moines Marina on June 7. Nims

Maple Valley man qualifies for national ‘Strongest Man’ competition

The Des Moines Marina was plenty crowded Saturday, June 7. But the event didn’t call for water sports. Instead, spectators filled the parking lot to see who would be crowned “Washington’s Strongest Apple,” a feats of strength competition that includes weight-lifting events such as keg loading and the tire flip.

  • Jun 19, 2008
Maple Valley’s Zack Nims (left) carries 287 pounds in each hand during the Farmer’s Walk portion of “Washington’s Strongest Apple” competition held at the Des Moines Marina on June 7. Nims

Green River’s Scholl, Voelkel sign contracts

One went in the draft. Another signed as a free agent.

Kentlake’s Ikeda makes school history

A 3.6 student who is pondering a major in marine biology at the University of Washington, it was some quick math by Greg Ikeda during his freshman year at Kentlake that clued him into the possibility of making a little history.

  • Jun 14, 2008