Sports

Sophomore Frank Cange leaves the blocks in practice at Lindbergh High School. Cange competes in the 100- and 200-meter races

The kids are running the show

With young stars like Frank Cange and Jami Kouba, Lindbergh’s track team looks primed for sustained success.

  • May 30, 2008
Sophomore Frank Cange leaves the blocks in practice at Lindbergh High School. Cange competes in the 100- and 200-meter races
Hazen goalie Drey Hicks does a pull-up on the goal before the start of the second half of a game Friday against Lindbergh at Renton Memorial Stadium. Hicks

Playing for both sides

As high school and club soccer start to cross paths more, players who choose to play for both teams are often caught in the middle of a fight for their skills and time on the field.

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Hazen goalie Drey Hicks does a pull-up on the goal before the start of the second half of a game Friday against Lindbergh at Renton Memorial Stadium. Hicks
Hazen’s Nick Sharp allowed just three hits and struck out nine in over four innings of shutout pitching in Hazen’s 11-0 win over Evergreen Wednesday.

Heading down the stretch

Hazen baseball coach Chris Chiechi knew he had a legitimate ace and a couple of strong role players on the pitching staff. What he didn’t know is that in a late-season game, he would get great innings from a sophomore and a senior that hadn’t pitched in 2008.

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Hazen’s Nick Sharp allowed just three hits and struck out nine in over four innings of shutout pitching in Hazen’s 11-0 win over Evergreen Wednesday.
Renton goalie Luis Martinez tangles with teammate Brandon Schaefer and an Evergreen player in a play that was a close call but did not result in a goal in Renton’s 5-0 loss at Highline Memorial Stadium on Tuesday.

Indians fall to Wolverines

After a 5-0 loss to Evergreen on Tuesday, it was easy for Renton High soccer coach Duane Nakamura to question the consistency of his rebuilding team.

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Renton goalie Luis Martinez tangles with teammate Brandon Schaefer and an Evergreen player in a play that was a close call but did not result in a goal in Renton’s 5-0 loss at Highline Memorial Stadium on Tuesday.
Hazen’s Andrey Levkiv throws discus Friday at Highline.

Track stars prepare to shine

Spring sports are winding down, or up depending on how you look at it, and track is no exception. Seamount teams finish the regular season on May 2, then prepare for the postseason.

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Hazen’s Andrey Levkiv throws discus Friday at Highline.

Hazen soccer forfeits games; playoffs in doubt

The 2007 3A state champion Hazen soccer team may not get a chance to defend the title after the team forfeited seven games for fielding an ineligible player.

  • May 30, 2008
Hazen’s leftfielder grabs a ball hit to the wall by Mount Rainier in Hazen’s 9-1 loss Friday at Mount Rainier.

Hazen softball concludes regular season

The Hazen softball team finished the regular season on April 25 with a 9-1 loss at Mount Rainier.

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Hazen’s leftfielder grabs a ball hit to the wall by Mount Rainier in Hazen’s 9-1 loss Friday at Mount Rainier.
Hazen’s Melissa Nguyen hits a forehand in her singles match against Evergreen’s Tammy Do on Tuesday. Nguyen won the match 6-4

Ready to make some postseason racket

With an 8-1 win over Evergreen on Tuesday, the Hazen tennis team secured a 12-1 record and came closer to a second consecutive Seamount League regular season title.

Hazen’s Melissa Nguyen hits a forehand in her singles match against Evergreen’s Tammy Do on Tuesday. Nguyen won the match 6-4

Track stars prepare to shine, part 2

By ADAM McFADDEN

  • May 30, 2008
Hazen’s Raymundo Pelayo winces after missing a shot on goal in the first half of Hazen’s 1-1 tie with Mount Rainier Friday at Highline Stadium.

Down to the wire

The Renton High soccer team is in the playoffs. Let that sink in for a minute. The best evidence for how big of a deal the playoff appearance is: No one at the school is sure exactly how long it has been since the Indians boys soccer team last made the postseason.

Hazen’s Raymundo Pelayo winces after missing a shot on goal in the first half of Hazen’s 1-1 tie with Mount Rainier Friday at Highline Stadium.

Baseball

Eagles beat Enumclaw

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Hazen baseball going to state

After a 4-2 win over Columbia River that clinched a state tournament appearance, the mood of the Hazen baseball team was a little different on the 160-mile bus ride from Vancouver back to Renton.

Renton’s Brandon Schaefer (red) steals the ball from Joey Jackson of White River.

Seamount playoff soccer

Hornets eliminate Renton from playoffs

  • May 30, 2008
Renton’s Brandon Schaefer (red) steals the ball from Joey Jackson of White River.

Baseball roundup

Liberty

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The Liberty softball team gathers at home plate to welcome home senior first baseman Michelle Torre (No. 14 at left) after she hit a homerun Thursday in a 5-4 win over Mount Si.

One step closer to number 12

With a little luck, a towering home run and some great pitching by the team’s usual starting catcher, Liberty started the KingCo tournament on the right path, with a win.

The Liberty softball team gathers at home plate to welcome home senior first baseman Michelle Torre (No. 14 at left) after she hit a homerun Thursday in a 5-4 win over Mount Si.
Renton’s Jasen Meyers lies on the track in pain after finishing the 400-meter dash with an injury at the league meet.

Athletes prepping for district meet

The Seamount League meet was on May 7 and 9 at Highline Stadium.

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Renton’s Jasen Meyers lies on the track in pain after finishing the 400-meter dash with an injury at the league meet.
Liberty’s Troy Colyer looks at the scoreboard in the Patriots’ 6-3 loss to West Seattle Tuesday.

Home-field advantage

In the end, Liberty’s season-ending 6-3 loss to West Seattle on Tuesday was an issue of trying to fit a square peg in a round hole.

Liberty’s Troy Colyer looks at the scoreboard in the Patriots’ 6-3 loss to West Seattle Tuesday.