Sports

Renton seniors hoping to advance relay to districts

With no pool on campus and small numbers to start with, the Renton girls swim team didn’t need any more challenges. Yet another challenge is just what the team got this season.

The Hazen girls swim team gathers against the pool wall to start a set in practice Tuesday.

It’s crowded, in a good way

There’s standing-room only at Hazen girls swim practice these days. Or maybe swimming-room only, because in her fourth season head coach Diane Dobson continues to bring in new members. The slew of Hazen swimmers and divers this season numbers at 63, with only two returners lost.

The Hazen girls swim team gathers against the pool wall to start a set in practice Tuesday.
Lindbergh’s Whitney Hilde and Sarah Aylward celebrate a goal by Hilde in the first half against Renton Tuesday

Lindbergh girls soccer loses seven seniors, still has plenty of talent

With a talented group returning and three freshmen starting, the Lindbergh girls soccer team is looking to maintain a spot near the top of the Seamount League.

Lindbergh’s Whitney Hilde and Sarah Aylward celebrate a goal by Hilde in the first half against Renton Tuesday
Britney Boler heads the ball toward the goal in Hazen’s 1-0 win over Highline at Renton Stadium Sept. 11.

SOCCER: Highlanders shut out Highline 1-0

Hazen beat Highline 1-0 on Sept. 11.

  • Sep 15, 2008
Britney Boler heads the ball toward the goal in Hazen’s 1-0 win over Highline at Renton Stadium Sept. 11.
Ca Do listens to a coach in a huddle at practice at Liberty High School.

Eyes on the prize

The Liberty football team made the state playoffs in 2005 after an 18-year drought. Head coach Steve Valach is determined to not let that happen again.

Ca Do listens to a coach in a huddle at practice at Liberty High School.

Fall sports preview: Liberty tennis

At first glance the deck may be appear to be stacked against the Liberty tennis team this season. With a new league configuration, the Patriots often match up against tough 4A competition. The team’s best two players are just sophomores.

Senior Anna Skutley dribbles around a defender in a drill in practice at Liberty High School.

Fall sports preview: Liberty soccer

Looking at the Liberty High soccer roster, coach Darren Trembley sees something familiar. The team kept five freshmen on the varsity roster this season. The last time he kept five varsity freshmen was back in 1998, and things worked out reasonably well then.

Senior Anna Skutley dribbles around a defender in a drill in practice at Liberty High School.
The Virginia Mason Athletic Center – the new headquarters and practice facility for the Seattle Seahawks in north Renton – stands testament to the long-standing relationship between Seattle’s football team and one of its top hospitals.

SEAHAWKS: Name reflects institutions’ goals to help adults, kids

The Seattle Seahawks and the Virginia Mason Medical Center have partnered for nearly a decade to improve the health of adults and kids throughout the region.

The Virginia Mason Athletic Center – the new headquarters and practice facility for the Seattle Seahawks in north Renton – stands testament to the long-standing relationship between Seattle’s football team and one of its top hospitals.
The Seahawks take the line of scrimmage in practice drills at their new facility in Renton.

Game plan: Be the best

The Seahawks’ new Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton makes – and leaves – a lot of impressions on viewers. The first impression is green, or the massive corrugated green walls of the indoor practice field. Stepping inside the lobby, brick, glass and wood make their mark. Wandering through the VMAC, you get a lot of other feelings: spacious, ample, occasionally even luxurious, but the one that stays with you is: well-designed. The team tossed what was needed, what was wanted and what was possible into a mixer and the product is one of the NFL’s best team facilities.

The Seahawks take the line of scrimmage in practice drills at their new facility in Renton.
Angela and Dean Strodtbeck

Renton businesses expecting a boost from the Seahawks The big score

Shout it from the rooftops and the flag poles, the Seahawks are here and there’s some hope they’ll lay a golden egg.

Angela and Dean Strodtbeck
Visitors are dwarfed in the Seahawks’ indoor practice field

VMAC: the superlatives

The Virginia Mason Athletic Center is bounded by Interstate 405 to the east, Lake Washington to the west, residential properties to the north and open land area to the south.

  • Sep 8, 2008
Visitors are dwarfed in the Seahawks’ indoor practice field

The section

The arrival of the Seattle Seahawks to their new team headquarters and practice facility in north Renton marks a milestone for the team and for the city. This special section is a look at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center, the team and the all-important 12th Man, the fans. COVER STORY, pages 8 and 9.

  • Sep 8, 2008
Sarah Nelson tries to dig a serve in practice at Renton High School.

Fall sports preview: Renton volleyball

The Renton High volleyball team has a simple goal: collect more wins than losses.

Sarah Nelson tries to dig a serve in practice at Renton High School.

Girls team primed to make run toward state

With a returning state runner, a new state track runner and a bevy of talented freshman, the Hazen girls team cross country looks primed to compete for a league title and a spot at the state meet later this season.

All four Renton teams kick off season with wins

The Liberty football team opened the season with a win for the first time since 2004. The Patriots blasted Ballard 43-7 on Sept. 5 at Seattle Memorial Stadium.

  • Sep 8, 2008
Quinton Richardson at spring football practice. Richardson is starting at cornerback as a redshirt freshman.

O’Dea grad Quinton Richardson gets defensive at UW

A dream realized, an opportunity seized. Quinton Richardson is making the most of his opportunity to play football at the University of Washington.

Quinton Richardson at spring football practice. Richardson is starting at cornerback as a redshirt freshman.
Lindbergh’s David Valentine gets airborne defending against a pass to teammate Diondre Toms

Fall sports preview: Lindbergh football

Upon first glance, the Lindbergh Eagles’ roster looks offensive. No, it isn’t unpleasant or repugnant. It is, however, built to score a serious number of points.

Lindbergh’s David Valentine gets airborne defending against a pass to teammate Diondre Toms
Sophomore quarterback Travis Johnson

Hazen looks to avoid repeat of bungled ’07 start | HS Football

The Hazen Highlanders jumped out to a 7-0 lead against Auburn Mountainview in the first quarter of the first game in 2007. After that, things took a turn for the worse. The Lions outscored Hazen 35-0 the rest of the way and the Highlanders dropped five games in a row to start the season.

Sophomore quarterback Travis Johnson
Justin Forsett takes a handoff in practice Aug. 19.

Seahawk Justin Forsett makes case for RB job

Call him shifty, call him elusive. Call him lightning in a 5-foot-8 bottle. Whatever you want to call him, just know Justin Forsett is making a strong case to crack the running back rotation in the Seattle Seahawks lineup.

Justin Forsett takes a handoff in practice Aug. 19.
Renton native Everrette Thompson at Husky football training camp in early August. Thompson went to Kennedy

Making waves at the next level

The moment is probably still burned in the minds of diehard Renton High fans. The night was Oct. 25. The Kennedy Lancers had just rattled off 21 points in the fourth quarter and withstood a futile, late-game charge by the Indians to hang on and win. The cost: an outright Seamount title for Renton.

Renton native Everrette Thompson at Husky football training camp in early August. Thompson went to Kennedy