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To see Lindbergh senior Travis Downen as a sophomore, it would be hard to believe where he is now. “That guy’s progress is just crazy,” said Lindbergh boys coach Jef Rettmann. “If you look at where he started and where he now, it’s incredible.”
The Hazen boys soccer team beat Columbia River 2-1 Saturday to advance to the 3A state tournament for the first time since 2007. "This team really turned around," said Hazen coach Ken Matthews. "That Tyee game was so critical. Something happened to this team in that game."
The Hazen baseball team lost to Columbia River 5-4 in nine innings Wednesday in the West Central District 3A tournament. The Highlanders (14-6) take on Enumclaw Saturday at 4 p.m. at Heidelberg Park in a loser-out game. With a win, Hazen clinches a berth into the state tournament.
The Lindbergh baseball team lost to Fife 6-1 Wednesday in the West Central District 2A tournament. The Eagles (15-2) will play Franklin Pierce Saturday at 2 p.m. at Franklin Pierce High School in a loser-out game. Lindbergh can still make the state tournament with three straight wins.
The Hazen boys soccer team topped a tough Decatur squad 6-3 Wednesday to move within one win of the 3A state tournament. The Highlanders (8-5-4) play Columbia River Saturday at 1 p.m. at Highline in a winner-to-state, loser-out game.
The Lindbergh tennis team won the Seamount championship and qualified 11 players for the district tournament, a school record. Freshman Alan Kwiatkowski won the boys singles title, while sophomore Joe Kwiatkowski took second for the Eagles. Lindbergh's team of Adrian Villanueva and Sam Bayna won the boys doubles title. Boris Oks and Bobby Huynh took second for the Eagles.
The Lindbergh boys and girls track teams finished undefeated dual-meet seasons and grabbed Seamount championships by winning the Renton All-City meet May 4. The boys team beat Renton 108-38 and Hazen 103-46. Hazen topped Renton 85-61. On the girls side, Lindbergh beat Renton 100.5-49.5 and Hazen 104-44. Renton beat Hazen 86-49.
The Hazen soccer team beat Highline 4-3 Thursday night to win the Seamount championship and earn the league's top seed heading into the playoffs. "Those guys were so excited last night," said Hazen coach Ken Matthews. "The bus ride back was really fun to watch. There's nothing better than watching your guys be happy."
Under rainy conditions, the Hazen baseball team beat Peninsula 6-3 Thursday in a sub-district game at Auburn Mountainview. The Highlanders (14-5) take the top seed into the West Central District Tournament and will play May 9 at 7 p.m. at Auburn Mountainview.
With growing popularity and a bustling collection of businesses, Creative Workspace has become a concentrated version of the Renton Highlands community itself. Creative Workspace at 401 Olympia Ave. N.E., provides flexible business and recreation space. “We’ve got a very unique little community here and we’d like everyone to know about it,” said property manager Eleanor Mitchell.
When the Lindbergh baseball team walked off the field after beating Kennedy Catholic 9-1 Tuesday night to finish a perfect regular season, it meant something.The Eagles had their first Seamount title in 13 years wrapped up for some time, but going undefeated meant something. Beating Kennedy Catholic on the regular season’s final day meant something, too.
Sometimes sibling rivalries aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. Brothers Zac and Jake Kolterman last faced each other in a game during an All-Star game scrimmage about six years ago. “They wanted to face each other really badly,” said Scott Kolterman, their father. “Once they did, I don’t think they enjoyed it as much as they thought they would.”
The Lindbergh tennis team won the Seamount League championship with a 12-1 record. It is the school's first coed league championship since 1994 and second overall. Joe Kwiatkowski was undefeated on the season and voted the overall Seamount League Boys MVP. Quinn Osborn was undefeated all league season and was voted the overall Seamount League Girls MVP.
The Liberty girls track and field team topped Lake Washington 87-58 Thursday to finishing a perfect 7-0 in KingCo 3A/2A dual meets and win the league dual-meet title. The Patriots boys team won 95-45 and finished 6-1 on the season.
Hazen Jake Kolterman added another spectacular start to his resume Thursday, pitching a perfect, five-inning game against Foster. The Highlanders won 16-0. The sophomore struck out 12 batters and didn't allow a Foster batter to reach base. At the plate, Kolterman went 2-2 with a double, a home run and two walks.
There’s a new player among top soccer clubs in Washington. Pacific Northwest Soccer Club (PacNW SC) was formed from a merger of Greater Renton FC and Dos FC. The partnership should provide local players with even more opportunities.
The Renton boys soccer team is tied with Evergreen for sixth place in the Seamount, third among 2A teams. The Indians (1-6-1, 1-5-1) are making positive strides with a young group. The team has two seniors, three juniors, seven sophomores and five freshman.
University of Idaho sophomore Andrey Levkiv earned his second Western Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week honor of the season for the week of April 16-22. Levkiv attended Hazen and won a 3A state shot put title his senior year.
Renton's Priscilla Tuiasosopo will play basketball for Edmonds Community College next season. Tuiasosopo started at point guard for the Indians, who went undefeated in league play, won the school's first league title since 1987, and made state for the first time since 1987.
The Lindbergh baseball team topped Evergreen 14-0 in a five-inning game Monday. The Eagles (10-0 overall, 10-0 Seamount) are still undefeated on the season and three games ahead of Highline and Kennedy Catholic for the Seamount lead.