Sports Briefs

  • <br>
  • Monday, March 3, 2008 11:33am

King’s Davis to hit the road

King’s graduate and javelin thrower Michael Davis will be busy this summer before he heads off to Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo this fall.

Davis will fly to Greensboro, N.C., with King’s track coach Daunte Gouge to compete in the Nike Outdoor Nationals June 17. Then the pair will drive to Indianapolis for the USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships June 21. If Davis finishes among the top two in the javelin at the junior meet he will qualify for the Junior World Championships.

King’s Rasmussen honored

King’s girls basketball coach Eric Rasmussen was added to the Pro Athletes Outreach’s John Wooden Coaches Wall of Honor at a May 25 ceremony at the Bellevue Club.

Mike Rohrbach, director of Edmonds-based Run to Win Outreach Christian Sports Ministry and chaplain for the Washington football and men’s basketball teams, nominated Rasmussen for the award.

“I just saw in Eric the qualities that are exemplified by the John Wooden Wall of Honor — consistency, excellence, commitment and the desire to impact and influence young people in a positive way,” Rohrbach said.

Issaquah-based Pro Athletes Outreach is a national leadership and life skills development organization run by Norm and Bobbe Evans that assists pro athletes, coaches and their families. Norm Evans was the first captain of the Seattle Seahawks.

Young wins weightlifting competition

Shorecrest senior Samantha Young won the 127-pound weight class at the Washington State High School Weightlifting Championships at Auburn High School June 10.

Young lifted 231 pounds in her two lifts, 99 pounds in the snatch and 132 pounds in the clean and jerk.

Based on the Sinclair Formula, a mathematical equation to equate lifters of all weight classes, Young placed third overall. The California-Berkeley -bound swimmer also qualified for the national collegiate competition.

King’s seniors garner awards

Three King’s senior student athletes who participated in two or more sports for at least two years were honored recently for their character and accomplishments.

Houston Kennedy earned the John Clark Award for the male athlete who displays the high Christian character.

Rachel Northey won the Ruth Winquist Award for the female athlete who displays high Christian character.

Jamie Hartman won the Linda Montgomery Award for earning the highest grade point average.

Woods invited to play in all-star game

Shoreline Christian’s Colleen Woods is on the B-West roster for the B East-West All-Star game, set for 1:30 p.m. June 17 at East Valley High School in Spokane.

Woods, a 5-foot, 10-inch shooting guard, averaged 14.6 points per game and 7.7 rebounds per game last season.

King’s golfers nab all-league honors

King’s golfers Jeff Neely, Katie Lyon and Kristin Sawtell earned first-team all-Cascade Conference honors this spring.

First team boys: Mitch Kane, Lakewood; Jeff Neely, King’s; Adam Brisben, Lakewood; Kirk McGillivray, Lakewood; Cameron Zwaller, Archbishop Murphy; Kellan Noteboom, Lakewood; Sean Noteboom, Lakewood

First team girls: Katie Lyon, King’s; Kristin Sawtell, King’s; Christine Wemhoff, Archbishop Murphy; Nicole Rhode, Cedarcrest; Jessi Eaton, South Whidbey; Michelle Grome, Archbishop Murphy; Whitney Wood, South Whidbey

Talk to us