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Wednesday June 12, 2013


Skyline’s Katie Bucy helps Washington lacrosse win national championship By Lillian O’Rorke Some say the third time is the charm. For Katie Bucy, it was. The Skyline High School junior had been to the U.S. Lacrosse Women’s National Tournament twice before, but when she and her team outscored a New Hampshire/Vermont regional squad, 9-6, to win the title May 26, it was a first. CONTRIBUTED “It’s cool coming back Katie Bucy, Skyline High School junior, races with the ball down the field with her Washington from that and finally realState team during one of the games at the U.S. Lacrosse Women’s National Tournament held izing what you’ve done,” May 25-26 in Philadelphia. Bucy said after returning

from the tournament in Philadelphia. “It’s amazing. It’s actually kind of shocking,” she added. “The East Coast is known for lacrosse, and we’re from Washington.” After tryouts in March, Bucy was selected to join 21 other high school girls from the state to represent Washington at the National Tournament, where she led with three goals in the championship game. During the two-day competition, Washington swept through the Under 19

ON THE WEB Learn more about the local team at Mohawk Division to finish with a 4-0-1 record. The girls got off to a good start May 25 with a 14-7 victory over Pittsburgh. They would have two more games that day, including a 10-10 tie with Virginia and a 15-4 victory against Orange County/L.A. “It was a very long day, and going from Washington See LACROSSE, Page B5

Lakeside Recovery falls late to Phiten Jake Rosen tosses five hitless innings in no decision By Neil Pierson npierson@ Jake Rosen had barely pitched since his Newport High School baseball team ended its season in late April, but that didn’t stop him from putting together a great outing June 6. Rosen shut out Phiten Legion of Bellevue through five innings, but Phiten scored a run in the sixth off reliever Clayton Huber to top Lakeside Recovery, 1-0, in a Senior American Legion contest at Issaquah High School. Lakeside Recovery coach Rob Reese said he liked what he saw from Rosen, who allowed three hits and two walks with three strikeouts. “He hasn’t pitched much because Newport, they’ve been out of it for a while, so he’s only had, like, three innings in a month,” Reese said. “Five innings is about where he was good to go today, and then he gave us five shutout innings. You can’t ask for much more than that.” Lakeside Recovery entered the game with five straight wins, and its offense had been red-hot during the streak, averaging more than eight runs per outing. The bats were silenced against Phiten, though, as they managed

UP NEXT This week, Lakeside Recovery hosts SedroWoolley at Issaquah High (6 p.m. June 13), and travels to Sedro-Woolley for a June 15 doubleheader starting at noon. Next week, Lakeside Recovery has home games at Newport High against Phiten and Wollochet Baseball Club of Gig Harbor.

only three hits and struck out eight times. Lakeside Recovery’s best scoring chance came in the bottom of the first inning after Matt Sinatro dropped a leadoff double down the left-field line. However, Sinatro was thrown out trying to steal third base, and Phiten ended the threat when Lakeside Recovery’s Justin Vernia grounded into a double play. Reese credited Phiten’s pitcher with a solid outing, and said Lakeside Recovery didn’t accomplish the type of small-ball tasks that make a difference in a close game. “We had our shot in the first inning,” Reese said. “We made a base-running error, and we had our three, four hitters up with a guy in scoring position, and we just didn’t get him in. That was the end of our offense today. See BASEBALL, Page B5


Runners start to spread out on the first turn of the Cougar Mountain Trail Run June 8. In all, 167 registered athletes took the 8.2mile course and 82 ran the 14.1-mile course, laid out along various trails spread out over the King County regional wildland park.

Runners prowl Cougar Mountain

Above, Aggie Hartkamp, of Seattle, reaches the finish line to win the female division of the 14.1 mile run in a time of 2 hours, 22 minutes, 2.3 seconds. At far left, Katie Bates, of Seattle, female winner of the 8.2 mile route with a time of 1 hour, 5 minutes, 29.7 seconds, pets her dog Gunnison while cooling down after the finish. At left, Daniel Kittaka, of Chicago, male winner of the 14.1 mile run, arrives on the final stretch for a finishing time of 1 hour, 49 minutes, 44.8 seconds.

SLIDESHOW Find more photos from the June 8 Cougar Mountain Trail Run at


Lakeside Recovery’s Jake Rosen pitches during the June 6 Senior American Legion baseball game against Phiten Legion at Issaquah High School. Rosen allowed three hits and no runs in five innings, but Lakeside Recovery lost, 1-0.

Joseph Gray, of Renton, a nationally-recognized trail runner, slips through a gate at the junction of Cave Hole Trail and Old Man’s Trail, on the way to being male winner of the 8.2 mile run in a time of 48 minutes, 57.2 seconds.