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The Lindbergh girls soccer team fell 2-1 to Hockinson in the first round of the 2A state tournament Wednesday night. The Eagles (13-5) got off to a hot start when Elise Aylward hit a cross from the left side that Lindsey Pfluger headed in for a goal less than 30 seconds into the game.
It was all going according to plan. Renton’s Tala Hild had qualified for the state swim meet in both her freshman and sophomore seasons. Things were only going to get better. Then, after her sophomore swim season, she got dealt a tough blow. A torn bicep tendon and subluxation of the shoulder meant surgery. And surgery meant she was out for an extended period of time.
Sometimes a loss is a win. In Joe Hafner’s case, just two years ago his family lost almost everything. But instead of letting it knock them down, they treated it like an opportunity. It took them down a winding road that led them to found Go For Hope International, a nonprofit charity that brings education to needy children in Central America.
Renton's Tala Hild won a district title in the 100 butterfly Saturday, on her way to qualifying for state in four events. The Indians tied with Steilacoom for sixth as a team, scoring 92 points. Lindbergh finished just behind in eighth with 85 points. Port Angeles won the meet with 177 points.
Hazen's 200-medley relay won a district title and the Highlanders placed second at the district meet Saturday. Hazen's 180 points were second only to league rival Kennedy, who had 205 points. The Highlanders relay of Talisa Wibmer, Kourtney Brunings, Clarissa Mitchell and Amy LeBar won the 200 medley by more than three seconds. The relay is seeded fifth at the state meet.
The Hazen girls soccer team beat Auburn Mountainview 1-0 Wednesday night to advance to the district tournament. The Highlanders (12-4-1) took the lead late in the 75th minute when Dee Dee Green scored on an assist from Cindy Hanson. Cameron Devereux got the shutout.
For the third year in a row, the most important thing for the Liberty girls soccer team right now is patience. The Patriots (12-3-1) locked up a third straight KingCo 3A/2A title last week, meaning a trip directly to state. It also means the team got to rest for a week while other teams worked through a gauntlet of district playoffs.
The following information was compiled based on City of Renton police reports. Two teenagers could be charged with assault and a third with complicity to an assault after an incident at Lindbergh High School Oct. 5.
The Liberty girls cross-country team won a third straight Sea-King district title Oct. 25. The Patriots scored 65 points, ahead of second-place Lakeside with 74. The boys team placed seventh, just missing state by four points.
The following information was compiled based on City of Renton police reports. A Renton boy was arrested for trying to steal pop and assaulting a Jimmy John’s employee Oct. 1.
It’s impossible to miss her. For much of this season, Lindbergh senior Elise Aylward has simply been a cut above the competition. After missing last season due to injury, Aylward is back with a vengeance. She leads the Seamount with 26 goals, eight more than Renton’s Asia Brisco in second.
Hazen fell to Kennedy 3-0 Tuesday night, setting up a three-way tie for the Seamount lead with no tiebreakers in place. The Highlanders (10-4-1 overall, 5-1 Seamount) play Tyee Thursday night in the regular season finale. Kennedy (11-4-1, 5-1) plays Renton Thursday night. Lindbergh (11-4, 5-1) plays Highline Thursday night. If all three win, the Seamount will have three co-champions.
After an undefeated season, the Liberty girls cross-country team won the KingCo meet for the first time in school history. Megan Chucka again led the way in second place overall. Chucka ran a time of 19 minutes, 19 seconds. Liberty's 40 points were well ahead of second-place Mercer Island's 68.
The Hazen girls soccer team took over sole possession of the Seamount lead with a 4-0 win against Lindbergh under pouring rain Thursday night. The Highlanders (10-3-1 overall, 5-0 Seamount) bounced back from losing 4-2 to the Eagles earlier this season. Hazen also fell to Kennedy that week.
Seamount 2A The top three Seamount 2A teams advance directly to districts. The top Seamount seed plays the winner of a play-in game featuring the No. 5 SPSL seed against the No. 5 Olympic seed, Nov. 3 at Highline at 10 a.m.
The following information was compiled based on City of Renton police reports. A Renton man allegedly harassed a woman by driving by and yelling at her multiple times Oct. 1. The 54-year-old woman was in the front yard of her home when a car screeched to a stop in front her house. The 44-year-old driver then started to curse and yell at the woman, calling her names and identifying himself as Lucifer.
The Lindbergh boys and girls cross-country teams both won Seamount titles at the Seamount League Meet Saturday. The top three girls teams were Lindbergh with 18 points, Kennedy with 58 and Renton at 67. The top boys teams: Lindbergh (38), Hazen (51), Renton (75).
Liberty's Megan Chucka won her fourth race of the year as the Patriots girls cross-country team finished the dual meet season undefeated. Chucka ran a time of 19 minutes, 13 seconds against Mount Si and Mercer Island Oct. 10. It was her best 5,000-meter time of the season.
The tradition of the Hazen volleyball team is painfully apparent every time it practices. Plaques hang around the gym listing league championships and other accomplishments for every Highlander sport. Well, every sport except one: volleyball. “The reputation of Hazen volleyball hasn’t been strong for awhile,” said first-year coach Zach Orcutt. “So I wasn’t sure how things were going to go.”
Draper Valley Farms is moving operations out of Renton, affecting 66 workers. Draper Valley is based in Mount Vernon and produces free-range, hormone-free chicken. Spokesman Joe Forsthoffer said Coleman Natural Foods purchased Draper Valley about three years ago and the current lease in the Renton facility is running out.