The Liberty and Mount Si football teams had already locked in playoff appearances, but it wasn’t apparent with the effort displayed by both squads Friday night when Liberty came out on top 25-20.
The Renton High volleyball team’s goal in the preseason was to collect more wins than losses. That didn’t happen, but something even better did. In the wake of a second-half surge, Renton finds itself in the playoffs for the first time in 20 years.
Twelve months later, Lauren Kaufman gets a chance to change an outcome of less than a second.
The Hazen swimmer finished third in the 50-yard freestyle race at the 3A state swim last season as just a freshman. Impressed? Kaufman wasn’t.
Tradition means different things to different people. For the Lindbergh boys cross-country team, it means a third undefeated dual meet season in the past four years. It means a fourth-consecutive league championship, and it likely means a sixth team appearance at state in the past seven seasons.
It’s one thing for players to take losses in stride because better times are ahead. It’s another thing for the small group of seniors on the Hazen volleyball team to take the losses now, because they won’t be around to see the reward.
Nine seconds. That’s how much time shaved off the game clock when Lindbergh’s Frank Cange ran his pass route, collided with a defender, stopped, caught the ball as it popped up and sprinted to the end zone. Seventy-four yards total, nine seconds, with a collision in the middle.
What started with Timm Hines wanting to be prepared to lead an afterschool club soon became a whirlwind of Olympic trials, national teams and state records. Hines didn’t know he had an aptitude for archery; but just six months after starting, he found himself at the Olympic trials, shooting next to the world’s best archers.