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Bellevue Softball gives aid to local Senior Center and Food Bank!

Photo of Bellevue Softball Team at the Greenwood Senior Center

The Bellevue Softball Team Finished up its Week of Service, putting in over 200 combined hours to help the local community.
After working the Edmonds CC softball team at the Women of Wonder 5k/10k event on Sunday the 10th, the Bulldogs teamed up with two other local organizations.

On Wednesday, September 13th, the Bulldogs volunteered at the Greenwood Senior Center, who’s mission is that of an inclusive community that provides social, physical, and educational activities focused around the needs of older adults; empowering them to live in their homes longer.The Dawgs spent the day at member’s homes pruning, pulling weeds, raking leaves, washing cars and bringing smiles to the faces of the community!

On Friday, September 15th, the Bulldogs finished up their week of service, joining in on the United Way’s Annual Day of Caring.  For the 5th straight year, the Dawgs worked with the Food Bank Farm in Snohomish, WA.  This year they harvested over 5,000 cabbage heads that will be distributed directly to the local food banks.

"Service to our community is an extremely important part of our program and has an impact way beyond the softball field.  All these events help our players understand the greater good they can have on those around them and the pride they can feel for helping those in need.  It was an honor to support the efforts of both the Greenwood Senior Center and the Food Bank Farm!" 

Photo of Bellevue Softball Team boxing cabbage in growing field

Under Armour Men’s Soccer Player of the Week – Week 4

Under Armour Player of the Week graphic of Ryley Johnson Click to enlarge image


Ryley Johnson, Lynnwood High School/Lynnwood, WA., has been a force for the top-ranked Thunderbirds all season. The lightening fast and crafty freshman forward tallied four goals in big wins over region rivals Bellevue and Pierce last week. Johnson is tied for second in the league in goals (7) and second in points with 15. He has a .524 shot on goal percentage and leads the league in game winning goals with three on the season.

"Ryley has been very dynamic in the attack for us this year," said T-Bird head coach Steve Mohn. "He is a incredible athlete and is always a scoring threat. He score a hat trick against Bellevue in the first 27 minutes last Wednesday and scored a late goal against Pierce to put the game or of reach."

Under Armour Women’s Soccer Player of the Week – Week 4

Under Armour Player of the Week graphic of Kaile Leiolani Kauanui Click to enlarge image


Kaile Leiolani Kauanui, James B Castle High School/Kaneohe, HI., set a school record for assist in a match with eight vs. Blue Mountain and added a 9th on the week against Treasure Valley. Her nine assist puts Kauanui at the top of the conference leader board.

"Kaile ‘Lei’ is still on the hunt for her 1st goal in region play," said CBC head coach Omar Smith. "At the moment, she has taken on the role of providing goals until that time comes. She showcased brilliant vision and play making ability along with true character and unselfishness in our game against BMCC. The freshmen Hawaiian native earned the player of the match award."

NWAC – Under Armour Volleyball Coaches Poll – Sept 19


SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
Record (Region, Overall)
1. Clark 2-0, 17-1 76 (7)
2. Linn-Benton 2-0, 17-4 50
3. North Idaho 1-0, 11-5 44 (1)
4. Spokane 1-0, 17-3 39
5. Bellevue 0-0, 17-10 38
6. Lower Columbia 0-0, 11-5 24
7. Walla Walla 0-0, 15-10 15
8. Chemeketa 1-1, 7-4 8
Also receiving votes: Columbia Basin 6, Mt. Hood 4, Edmonds 3, Pierce 3, Centralia 2


NWAC – Under Armour Women’s Soccer Coaches Poll – Sept 19


SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
Record (Region, Overall)
1t. Highline 3-0-0, 6-0-0 72 (4)
1t. Peninsula 3-0-0, 6-0-0 72 (4)
3. Walla Walla 3-0-0, 7-0-1 39
4. Spokane 2-0-1, 4-2-1 36
5. Clark 3-0-0, 4-2-0 33
6. Whatcom 2-1-0, 5-1-0 23
7. Tacoma 2-0-1, 4-3-1 15
8. North Idaho 2-0-0, 4-2-0 14
Also receiving votes: Columbia Basin 3, Lane 3, Yakima Valley 2

Next Poll: OCT 6

NWAC – Under Armour Men’s Soccer Coaches Poll – Sept 19


SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
Record (Region, Overall)
1. Highline 3-0-0, 6-0-0 70 (5)
2. Whatcom 3-0-0, 6-0-1 60 (2)
3. Columbia Basin 3-0-0, 5-0-0 51
4. Spokane 1-0-0, 4-1-1 47 (1)
5. Peninsula 2-0-1, 4-1-1 36
6. Walla Walla 2-1-05-2-0 20
7. Tacoma 1-1-0, 5-3-0 13
8. Portland 0-0-0, 2-1-0 8  
Also receiving votes: Clark 6, S. Puget Sound 1

Next Poll: OCT 6

Under Armour Volleyball Player of the Week & NWAC Volleyball Players of the Week – Week 3

Autumn Durand Under Armour Player of the WeekClick to enlarge image


Onalaska High School – Onalaska, WA.

In 25 sets last week, Durand had a blistering 116 kills on a 46% kill efficiency to go with 20 solo blocks and 50 digs. She also had 8 aces on a 90% serve average and a 2.06 serve-receive on 114 attempts.

"Autumn lead our team this week to the Clackamas Tournament Championship, she was named Tournament MVP. She is a great competitor and has pushed her teammates to play at the highest level capable."

NWAC Players of the Week photo collageClick to enlarge image

NWAC Players of the Week – Week 3
Offensive:   Autumn Durand, Centralia
Setter:         Peyton Timmons, Centralia
Defensive:  Carly Davis , Yakima Valley

Regional Players of the Week – Week 3
Offensive:    Karly Richardson, Skagit Valley
Setter:          Megan Rogers/Railey Hoist, Bellevue
Defensive:    Erika Weber, Bellevue

Offensive:   Joelle Mahowald, Spokane
Setter:         Kendall Collins, Spokane
Defensive:  Carly Davis , Yakima Valley

Offensive:   Autumn Durand, Centralia
Setter:         Peyton Timmons, Centralia
Defensive:   Jayde Jenkins, Grays Harbor

Offensive:    Deeann Schaal, Clackamas
Setter:          Montanna Gubrud, Linn-Benton
Defensive:   Kyrie Keffer, Umpqua

Under Armour Men’s Soccer Player of the Week – Week 3

Under Armour Player of the Week graphic of Rusty Crowder Click to enlarge image


Rusty Crowder, Mililani High School/Mililani, HI., is an impact player in an Orca defense that has only allowed three goals in five matches this season. He is third in the league in goals allowed average with a 0.5 average.

Crowder GK was named WCC’s Sportsclip MVP for Saturday’s Game against Skagit Valley where the Orcas shutout the Cardinals. On Wednesday he held the NCAA Division 1 University of British Columbia UBC Thunderbirds to just a single goal in a 1-1 draw.

Under Armour Women’s Soccer Player of the Week – Week 3

Under Armour Player of the Week graphic of Gabrielle Nicodemus Click to enlarge image


Gabrielle Nicodemus, Mead High School/Spokane, WA., is a key component in the Yak defense that has only allowed 2 goals in three matches this season.

YVC head coach Drollinger commented, "Gabby anchors the Yak’s the defensive line.  She is an extremely smart and tenacious player, helping her defensive line hold opposing teams to only two goals so far this season.  She has a way of break up an attack before it happens and reads the plays well even before they develop.  She is a physical player, but she also a great team leader and has brought a level of professionalism and poise to the team.  We are excited to have her and continue to expect great things as she develops this season."

Mt. Hood alum Taylor Williams makes MLB debut with Milwaukee Brewers

Photo of Taylor Williams in Milwaukee Brewers uniform

Taylor Williams can now call himself a major leaguer.

The 26-year-old graduate of Camas High School made his debut for the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday. The right-handed pitcher retired both batters he faced in the eighth inning of a 7-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds.

“It would have been nice to be involved in a win, especially how close the race is now,” Williams told “But it was good to get out there, get my feet wet and really be in control of my nerves.”

It has been a long road to the majors for Williams. He was a top-15 prospect in the Brewers system upon being drafted from Kent State in 2013.

He also played the 2012 season at Mt. Hood Community College where he posted a 6-1 record with a team high 52 strikeouts and an ERA of 1.68. Williams, The Southern Region MVP, helped lead the Saints to the Region title and an appearance in the NWAACC Championship game. He was an All-NWAACC selection as a utility player and earned ABCA Pacific Divison third team honors as a pitcer.

He missed the entire 2015 and 2016 seasons after undergoing Tommy John surgery. This season, he appeared in 22 games for the Double-A Biloxi Shuckers, posting a 3.09 ERA and striking out 57 in 46.2 innings.