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Bothell moves forward with new City Hall plan BY MATT PHELPS

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One of the biggest expenditures the city of Bothell will ever make is for a new City Hall in downtown. In 2011, the cost estimate was more than $42 million. The

city has been working on the project for six years but delays have taken the project out of the spotlight during the past two years. City staff brought the issue back for public discussion on a defining part of the project during the Nov. 12, 19 and 26 council meet-

ings. “Due to the unavoidable delay of the Bothell Crossroads project, which is currently under construction, as well as the slow economic recovery from the recession, the construction of the City Hall has proceeded in a more con-

servative phase approach than originally planned,” said Bothell City Manager Bob Stowe during the Nov. 12 meeting. The Council took public comment during the Nov. 12 and 19 meetings and were planning to discuss and possibly take a vote on

the proposed Predevelopment Agreement on Nov. 26. “This really cements the relationship between the city and the developer,” said Bothell City Councilman Andy Rheaume. The Nov. 26 meeting took place after the Reporter

deadline. Council discussed the proposed Predevelopment Agreement with City Investors Development, Inc., also known as Vulcan Real Estate, at length. It would cost the city $835,646. [ more CITY page 6 ]

Holidays come alive at Chalet Cadeau BY MATT PHELPS mphelps@bothell-reporter.com

For many, the holiday season begins with Black Friday and all the sales at box stores and online. But for others, it does not start without other more festive seasonal traditions. One holiday tradition for many north Lake Washington residents is a trip to Chalet Cadeau. The store relocated from downtown Kirkland to Bothell, next to the new Safeway at 24110 BothellEverett Highway, last spring and has maintained the same sense of holiday tradition and charm. “Christmas takes a lot of time to set up and take down,” said owner Wendy

Marshall. “When it is all set up and pretty, I love it.” Marshall said that the transition from her normal merchandise to the holiday merchandise is tiring and stressful but worth it. The store is currently full of Christmas ornaments and decorations but it wasn’t always that way for Marshall and her staff. When Chalet Cadeau was in Kirkland, Marshall opened a yearround Christmas decoration store on the same street as the regular store. Marshall decided to bring the two stores back together with the move from Kirkland to Bothell. “The Christmas store really needs to be in a tourist area,” said Marshall. “I have [ more CADEAU page 3 ]

Chalet Cadeau owner Wendy Marshall started her business in Kenmore and most recently moved from Kirkland to Bothell. The store is known for its holiday decorations and gifts. MATT PHELPS, Bothell Reporter

Kenmore hosts 40 city officials from across US for economic event When the owners of Kenmore Air told city officials that the Secret Service shuts down their seaplane operation every time the U.S. president visits the

area, Kenmore officials listened. The Kenmore City Council added the information to its federal legislative agenda to see how the city could work with the government to potentially keep the business open during those

times. When several local business owners told Kenmore officials they wanted the city to have freeway signage on Interstate 5 and Interstate 405, the city added that to its state legislative agenda. The city

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“We have to refresh the plans and then make a decision on whether to go forward,” said Stowe. The agreement would complete the design proposal for the new City Hall, allowing Vulcan to present the city with an updated guaranteed maximum price for the project, which is expected to have increased since 2011. Vulcan’s guaranteed maximum price is expected to curb costs.

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“We know that in a lot of our public contracts that change order costs have been significant,” said Councilman Bill Evans. “In this particular bidding climate, people are bidding it low to get the job and then making up those costs as they go through the project. I think that the fact that there is a guaranteed maximum price is a way to curb that. We may pay a little bit more in finance charges but we certainly save overall on the project.”

The city has already completed the first part of the project by acquiring the land, relocating utilities and demolishing the buildings on the property. The proposed building would be located on the same block as the current City Hall building. Many residents questioned the site proposal based on cost. But city officials pointed out that the location was debated and agreed on two years ago. But the 28 months that the project was put on

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hold due to the economic downturn has led to a disconnect between city staff, Council and the public. The Predevelopment Agreement is the second part of the plan, taking the building’s design from 70 percent completion to 100 percent and bringing the design into compliance with recent updates to Washington state building and energy codes. Then the city could acquire the building permits. The facility’s financing is planned as a lease development project using a nonprofit public benefit corporation, City Investors LLC, to issue tax-exempt bonds. Vulcan would build the new City Hall and corresponding parking garage. The city would then lease the building from the non-profit for 30 years at a projected $3 million a year. The city would then own the building. Stowe said the last time the issue of a new City Hall was placed on the ballot was in 2002 as part of a facilities measure with the Northshore School District that failed. Waiting to go forward with the project could cost taxpayers, according to city officials. With interest rates expected to rise, the city estimates that the project could cost $24 million more if built in 2017 and $44 million more in 2019. The city has also looked at

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ways to bring the cost of the project down. One idea is to eliminate one or two levels of the three-level parking garage, which would be built under the new City Hall. Another idea is to eliminate a floor from the four-floor City Hall building. That fourth floor could be left empty after the building is constructed to save on costs but in place for any future city expansion. The few people who showed up to the meeting on Nov. 12 were surprised by the agenda item. “I want to build a new City Hall as much as any of you do but I want to point out to you that the last time this topic was on the agenda for discussion with the public was in June 2011,” said Bothell resident Dick Paylor during public comment. But it wasn’t just the citizens who attend council meeting. Rheaume was taken aback by the apparent haste at which the city brought the issue back, stating that it had not been on the projected agenda items list. “It has been two years since the council has talked about this,” said Rheaume. “This is a $50 million decision. It was surprising to me to have people who are for the project asking for more time and more public input.” City staff disputed that issue. “It was on there for a week

or a week-and-a-half in advance,” said Stowe. “We never had any intention of making any decisions on (Nov. 12).” Stowe confirmed that the item was added to the projected agenda on Nov. 1. “The discussion tonight [Nov. 12] was never on the projected agenda,” said Paylor. “So unless you had been watching the agenda every week you would not even know that this is being talked about tonight, yet it is probably the biggest financial decision the city has ever made. I am here to ask you to take a time out and step back and engage the public on where you’re at.” Three of the four speakers at the Nov. 12 meeting expressed concern for the timing at which the agenda item was brought back to Council for approval. City staff continued public comment on Nov. 19 and 17 residents spoke in favor of slowing down the process of against the projected cost of the project. City officials decided to hold the vote on the Predevelopment Agreement during the Nov. 12 and 19 meetings. It was unclear if the Council would vote on Nov. 26. If the council approves the Predevelopment Agreement, it will still have to take a final vote to approve the construction of the new City Hall building in May 2014.

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DelBene votes for House insurance plan U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene voted Nov. 15 to let Americans renew their individual insurance policies through 2014. “Like many Americans, I have been very frustrated and disappointed by the poor implementation of the federal health exchange,” said DelBene, of Medina. “This is why I voted ‘YES.’” DelBene added that she respects the decision made by Washington’ state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler not to allow plans that lack Affordable Care Act benefits to be renewed. “Washington is fortunate to have a health exchange that is providing residents the ability to find and purchase one of 46 quality plans.,” DelBene said. More than 77,000 people already have enrolled in health care plans in the state. “However, not every state has the Washington Healthplanfinder and individuals should not be penalized by the administration’s broken promise,” DelBene said. “My vote today represents my desire to correct the rollout of the federal exchange and provide relief for Americans who are having difficulty participating in the federal exchange.” DelBene said she does not support dismantling or repealing the Affordable Care Act “because I know the status quo before was unacceptable.” DelBene noted that while the law is not perfect she supports making clear, specific changes as needed to improve the ACA.

Toy N’ Joy drive Bartell Drugs is once again

partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its 10th annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive, Nov. 17 through Dec. 14. The toy donations will be accepted at all Bartell Drugs locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. Toys will be distributed to lowincome children and youth the week before Christmas through the Salvation Army’s

“toy warehouses.” Bartells Bothell stores are located at 22833 BothellEverett Highway and 18001 Bothell-Everett Highway, Ste. 101, Bothell. The five-week drive in 2012 generated over 5,400 toy donations by Bartell’s customers—the estimated equivalent of $81,300 in toys to the Salvation Army. For more information on Bartell Drugs, visit www. bartelldrugs.com.

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said Marshall. “It is really expensive to do. We started doing it just before we moved to Bothell.” The biggest expense is for shipping and then Marshall and her five employees have to take a photo of everything in the store. A lack of parking and es-

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go to lunch and come back and they would have tickets on their cars. [The move] happened pretty fast and we were downsizing but the move was a good one.” Chalet Cadeau will welcome back harpist Bronn Journey tomorrow for an instore concert from 1-4 p.m.

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extra space,” said Marshall of the original location. The store’s year-round merchandise is an eclectic mix of collectibles and gifts, ranging from jewelry and baby items to greeting cards and knickknacks. “I just loved shopping,” said Marshall. “In the beginning I picked what I liked but I started to learn what the customers want.” Marshall said that after Christmas the real shopping begins for her, as she flies to Atlanta to buy Christmas merchandise. “There are six floors and I

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a lot of loyal customers. There were already a lot from Bothell.” Chalet Cadeau started out in downtown Kenmore in the Schnitzelbank Building on Bothell Way where Snapdoodle Toys is now located. Marshall and her family moved to Washington from California during the 1990s because of her husband Jeff’s career. She started Chalet Cadeau in 1997 after being unable to re-aquire a job as a court reporter. “We knocked three holes in that place to take some

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A black day for a family holiday

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ome of my fondest memories from childhood are of the holidays. A toasty apartment on Capitol Hill in Seattle, complete with condensation on the windows, would be a stark contrast to the biting cold outside. I would stick my head out the window, leaving the aroma of a cooking turkey and stuffing, to see the lights atop the Space Needle. My grandparents’ apartment was small but it was the only place my sister and I experienced Thanksgiving until we were adults. Thanksgiving was also filled with football on the TV and all my immediate relatives talking politics and job stuff I generally did not understand. With my grandparents long passed and my young family beginning new traditions, I know how important it is to spend time with them. Thanksgiving is a family-first holiday and most all Americans celebrate it relatively the same way. It is not subject to a person’s religious preference. It can be celebrated by those with or without children and enjoyed just the same. Most people are given the day off of work - or at least that is how it used to be. Recent trends have turned Black Friday into Black Thanksgiving. Most stores opened for the holiday shopping season yesterday with “door-buster sales!” In an attempt to extend the holiday shopping season and make more money, big box stores are trying to replace turkey dinner with stampedes for a cheap TV. The car ride to grandmas is being replaced with people searching for parking in mall lots. Some have gone so far as to say that this is the beginning of the end of Thanksgiving. I take issue with that. Not everyone participated in Black Thursday. Many people ignore the idea of the crushing and chaotic masses pushing and shoving for a $10 toaster oven. I have been known to get up early on Black Friday, a rarity for me on a day off, to see what was available. But I will opt for sleep this year and

boycott the sales today in protest of the encroachment on Thanksgiving. I absolutely refuse to be a part of the corporate and consumer greed that has become Black Thanksgiving - and I am not alone. Many consumers and retail companies have joined the call to stop the devolution of Thanksgiving. Sur La Table in Kirkland is one of those stores. “Thanksgiving is a time to be with families and loved ones and we won’t be sucked into the holiday shopping frenzy that diminishes the important role the holiday plays in celebrating and creating family traditions,” said Sur La Table President and CEO Jack Schwefel in a statement last week. “I hope that our customers and our employees will do just that, enjoy the holiday. But if they wish to shop, surlatable.com is open all day and night. Don’t misinterpret our message as not being customer focused. We will provide valuable and useful services to customers in our stores in every way possible, just not on Thanksgiving! Our emMatt Phelps

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ployees deserve the opportunity to also give thanks.” Most local stores were closed yesterday. Some national companies that call Seattle home, such as Costco and REI, refused to take part in the Black Thanksgiving trend this year. Reward them. But Black Thanksgiving doesn’t just impact consumers. Many box stores banned employees from requesting vacation on Thanksgiving. They banned employees from spending one of the most familyfriendly holidays with their families. The irony of Black Thanksgiving is that it will slowly erode the most prosperous season for another sector of the retail economy - grocery stores. Retail analysts predict that yesterday was just the start of the trend of making the holiday shopping season longer. Some predict that eventually all companies will be open on Thanksgiving and start their sales even earlier during the week. We may eventually get to Black Halloween - poetic but just as crass and annoying.

Matt Phelps is the Regional Assistant Editor of the Bothell/Kenmore Reporter.

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Petition in the works to ban bicyclists from using Big Finn Hill Park Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, in collusion with the King County’s natural lands program project manager David Kimmett, have taken it upon themselves to remake Big Finn Hill Park in their own image, in spite of the many voices of protest from the local community. I must certainly give the bike alliance a hand for their ability to motivate their base of support and motivating their members into action; however, the bike alliance’s and King County’s inability to hear the voices of the people whose lives and neighborhood these changes most directly affect, is greatly disturbing to myself and nearly everyone in my community. Every time that we have expressed concerns about the changes to the park, we have been told that

we are being rude and that this is essentially a done deal. At no time do I, or the majority of my neighbors, feel that we have had a meaningful voice in this process. I recently received a forwarded email from the “committee” saying that “users other than the riders are fragmented and unlikely to come together under any circumstances.” That just makes me mad. You have poked the bear and stirred up a hornet’s nest in the process. If the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance and King County had truly attempted to work with us, I am sure we could have reached a compromise, but there has been no attempt at diplomacy on their part. From everything that I have seen and heard, the changes to this park are a foregone conclusion and the local residents’ opposition is a minor inconvenience to be swept under the rug and ignored. When the desires of a small special interest group completely railroad the wishes of the overwhelming majority of the local community, I worry

circuit decisions for a community for our democracy. park that has been enjoyed (and Since they have decided to maintained) by hundreds, for exclude us from the process, we are decades. Many in this community now circulating a petition to have bicycles banned from the park. Got have worked over the years to bring the park up to the state that it is your attention now? Can you hear currently in, and now are seeing the me now? park taken over by an outside bike This petition will be filed, unless club. the Evergreen Mountain Bike AlliThere has been no effort to work ance stops making “improvements” with those of us in the commuto our park. nity. We have waited all sumWe have never had a probmer and fall to hear back lem with sharing this beautiful park with bicyclists, or NORTHSHORE from Mr. David Kimmett (King County Parks) reany other visitors. This is a garding the comment forms very friendly and tolerant we filled out after the June 20 community. Our tolerance, meeting; we have been waithowever, is at an end. ing for an environmental impact Sean Cash, Kirkland study to be done, for an arborist to consult about the rare stand of Madrona trees that the park is blessed with. We in the community have also been waiting for any form of The issue of use and “improvecommunication from this comments” to Big Finn Hill Park (west) mittee. There have been no further is one that touches me deeply. public meetings, public notices of I am dismayed that a committee [ more LETTERS page 5 ] of 18 individuals can make closed-

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construction or responses to our many and varied concerns. We have written comments, emailed the parks department, written letters to the Kirkland Reporter and still no word. However, there seems to be word getting to the excited members of the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, because they show up at pre-arranged times to dig, chop, haul and transform certain trails however they see fit. The democratic process has been thwarted. There have been voices of dissent, letters and emails written, and there has been nothing done to address these valid concerns. There has been no voting or hearings or notice, but there has been an awful lot of digging, cutting and re-arranging happening. Frankly, I find it a little

embarrassing for the bike club. What an awful job of public relations. I am beginning to feel that this park was much more enjoyable without all these bikers around.

Elizabeth Yori, Kirkland

Big Finn Hill Park process mischaracterized I served as a volunteer on the Big Finn Hill Trails Committee set up to work with King County Parks on a trail plan for Big Finn Hill Park. The committee consists of residents of Finn Hill, Bothell, Kenmore and Kirkland, as well as hikers, dog walkers and mountain bikers. Two committee members are on the Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance board. Ms. Yori’s and Mr. Cash’s recent letters com-

pletely mis-characterize nity at large as well as the process that unfolded the work of the commitduring 2012-2013. There tee. The plan calls for the was nothing “closedpark’s existing character to circuit” about this, from be maintained, for repair/ start to finish. Finn Hill restoration of areas where neighbors and parks illegal trail-building staff posted notices activity has occurred all over the park in the past (a major NORTHSHORE reason for doing announcing the very first meetthe plan in the first ing in June, 2012, place), and clear as well as the last designation of trails public meeting held where bike-related June 20, 2013. In between features will and will not times, the trail commitoccur (all trails remain tee meetings were open open to everyone). to the public, and the Projects done so far committee and parks staff made progress reports to well-attended general meetings of the Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance. A board member also posted a progress report on their website while the committee was meeting. The final version of the trails plan adopted by King County Parks in August reflects extensive input from the commu-

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include one trail improvement on a walkeroriented trail, one on a bike-oriented trail, and two work parties restoring and enhancing walkeroriented trails. All of the work done has been approved by King County Parks after detailed on-site review, as called for by the trail plan. I understand King County Parks has responded to Ms. Yori’s past emails. I asked them to forward her my contact information so that if she wishes, we can meet

on-site to discuss her concerns.

Tom Fitzpatrick, Kenmore

Correction Terry Ryan defeated Robert Reedy for the Snohomish County Council District 4 seat not as reported in the Nov. 15 issue of the Reporter. The Reporter regrets the error and strives for accuracy in all of its reporting.

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Bothell football eliminated from playoffs by Lions, again A Rilyn Gherardini field goal from 20-yards out gave Bothell a 17-10 lead. The Cougars could not hold Prep, though, as they scored the game tying touchdown just before the end of regulation. In overtime, Bothell drove the length of the field just to have the win taken away on an inception. Bellarmine Prep would earn the right to advance to the state semifinals with a 37-yard field goal. For Bothell, the loss came on the heels of a

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touchdown on a five-yard pass from Bowers to Ryan Knight. That 7-0 lead doubled just when it looked like the Eagle defense might bury Bothell. Precariously perched on their own two-yard line, Bowers handed the ball to McPherson in an attempt to just push the ball out a few yards. But McPherson’s churning and anxious legs behind the line of scrimmage were freed, as the Bothell sideline roared to life and he galloped 98 yards for the touchdown. The Eagles kept pace, scoring a touchdown with a 20-yard pass on their ensuing possession. Bothell responded with a 35-yard touchdown pass of its own from Bowers to Wilson. The Cougars built a 28-7 lead just before halftime on a six-yard touchdown run by McPherson. Graham-Kapowsin

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looked to have some new life after the break, driving down field and scoring on a six-yard run by Teague James. James, one of the best running backs in the state, finished the game with 240-yards rushing. But this day was McPherson’s. The junior exploded out of the back field on the Cougars’ next possession and sprinted 63 yards for a touchdown, deflating any residual excitement from the Eagle players. A 46-yard field goal from Gheradini to open the third quarter pushed the Bothell advantage to 38-14. McPherson also showed he can catch as well as run, scoring on a 50-yard pass play from Bowers. The final score of the game for Bothell came from Damani St. JohnsWatkins on a 23-yard run. The score pushed Bothell’s advantage to 52-14. Graham-Kapowsin would score two more touchdowns before the end of the game but it would be too little too late. Bothell finishes the 2013 campaign with a 9-3 overall record. The team only lost one game during the regular season and lost to Skyline for the 4A KingCo title. The Cougars have a bright future, as they only started three seniors this season.

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Prep looked to have all the momentum early, taking a 10-0 lead with the aid of a packed stadium. But Bothell fought back with a score just before halftime, as Cougar quarterback Ross Bowers found Dayzell Wilson for a 10-yard touchdown pass. Bothell took the lead, as running back Sam McPherson scored the first points of the second half from two-yards out. The junior finished the day with 104 yards rushing.

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The University of Montana softball team has announced the signing of six new players including Tori Lettus of Bothell. Lettus, who is a senior at Woodinville High, will have the distinction of being the program’s first commitment, and she wasn’t a tough sell. Her dad, Ray, is a Montana native and UM graduate, and her older sister, Sara, is a 2007 graduate of the university who still lives in Missoula. Western Montana is also home to a number of Lettus’s aunts, uncles and cousins. “When I start school next fall, it will feel like I’m coming home,” she said.


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recently launched a pilot Greenbelt, Md. said her city business incubator prois very similar to Kenmore. gram that is currently the Greenbelt has a population headquarters of three tech of 23,000 and also employs start-ups, Baker said. a council-manager form of One of those companies government. is Cookoo Watch company, “I’m very impressed with which was started by former their business economic deMicrosoft employee Peter velopment plan,” Davis said. Hauser, who is making a “I wrote down a lot of things Bluetooth device for wrist because we’ve decided that watches that commuwe just can’t wait and nicates with smarthave business come phones, Baker said. to us; we have to City of The other two really start doing companies include something about it. a video game deSo, listening to what velopment company, [Kenmore] has done, Exato Game Studios, we have a slightly different and Synch, which provides funding mechanism, but the mobile inventory and order- plan is good.” ing solutions for distribuDavis said she plans to tors and manufacturers via bring the ideas she learned a smartphone app. Synch from the mobile workshop began as a pilot program in back to her own Council. Kenya with a nonprofit that Other city officials were quickly distributed one milsurprised at Kenmore’s lion pounds of food during operations. a humanitarian crisis. Gregory Zilka, mayor of The incubator program Avon Lake, Ohio, noted that provides low-cost office the city of Kenmore has a space and business operabiennial budget of about $49 tions assistance to accelerate million and a staff of 29 fullbusinesses in the technoltime employees. ogy, life sciences and other “In my city, we have about sectors. a $15 million a year budget, During the two-year which would equate to $30 program, the city will invest million for two years. We about $150,000 into the have 113 employees,” Zilka incubator, Karlinsey said. told the Reporter following “We see it as an investthe event. He noted that his ment and we see it as a way city’s utilities are handled by to promote the city,” he a separate board that has its added. “An incubator has own budget and generates been a great way to send a funds through utility rates. message, loud and clear, to “I’m just trying to equate the the greater business comdifference with [a populamunity that Kenmore lays tion of] 21,000 people and out the red carpet to bring that size budget, if Kenmore in new businesses and the is taking care of all the utiliword gets out about us.” ties, that does make sense, J Davis, mayor pro tem of but I just can’t believe that

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The Inglemoor High School girls swim and dive team placed sixth in state during the championship meet held the King County Aquatic Center on Nov. 16. The team was led by Kayla Roberson, who placed second in the 200yard freestyle and third in the 100-yard breaststroke. Roberson’s time in the breaststroke qualified her for an All-American consideration time. Sage Speak also placed fourth in 100-yard freestyle. The 200-yard medley relay team of Emily Chapple, Roberson, Calista Skog and Speak and 400-yard freestyle relay, comprised of Roberson, Skog, Liza Panova and Speak, both placed sixth during the meet.

BHS finishes eighth at state The Bothell High School volleyball team did not start the state tournament on the right note. An early loss put the team into the consolation bracket, but the team fought back to place eight overall in Lacey, Wash. on Nov. 22-23. The Cougars lost during the first round to Kentwood 3-1 on Friday. Cassidy Olcese led the defense during the contest with 21 digs, while teammate Reese Laufasa had 21 assists.

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Bothell bounced back against Eisenhower High School with a 3-1 victory of their own. Individual stats were not available for this match. The Cougars continued their overall momentum with a 3-1 win against Spanaway Lake, despite losing the first game, 25-23. The Cougars recovered to take the next three games 25-22, 25-16 and 25-21. Bothell was led by Laufasa with 42 assists and 15 digs, while teammate Karly Ernster finished with 30 digs and 13 kills. Hailey Crane led the team with 22 kills and five blocks. The final match of the tournament for the Cougars saw the team from Bothell take on the KingCo rival Skyline, who they had lost to during the regular season, 3-0, while amassing just 38 points. Bothell improved on their regular season results but still lost 3-0, despite scoring 50 overall points. Bothell was led by Laufasa with 18 assists.

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BRIEFS IHS girls soccer loses in shootout The Inglemoor High School girls soccer team lost to Olympia in a shootout, 2-1, on Nov. 22 in Olympia. The shootout went the Bear’s way on a 4-2 advantage after finishing 90 minutes of play tied 1-1. Olympia took the 1-0 lead just after halftime but Inglemoor tied the game during the 57th minute, as Emma Spencer scored unassisted. Inglemoor’s Abby Morrow and Simone Gunsolus scored the Vikings’ shootout goals.

Eagles volleyball finishes sixth at state tourney The Cedar Park Christian volleyball team took sixth during the 1A state tournament held Nov. 15-16 at the

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21 and the team from Bothell tied the match at 2-2 with a close 25-23 victory. Eagles would win the match with a 15-12 tiebreaker victory. The win clinched sixth at state for Cedar Park as they took on Lynden Christian for fifth place. But Lynden Christian was too much for the Eagles to handle, losing 3-1. No individual stats were available for the state tournament games. Cedar Park finished with a record of 17-4.

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Three BHS seniors sign National Letters Three Bothell High School athletes celebrated signing National Letters of Intent to play college athletics on Nov. 20. Josh Martin, Reece Laufasa and Daniel Fredrickson signed their letters during a ceremony held at the high school before classes with friends, family and coaches. Bothell High School senior Josh Martin signed to play basketball at the University

of Minnesota next year. The 6-foot-7 senior made his decision to play for the Golden Gophers in September. Martin was highly recruited by Florida State, Oklahoma State and Pittsburgh. Martin averaged 11.8 points and 8.2 rebounds as a junior for the Cougars after transferring from Seattle Prep. Martin also shot 50 percent last season, helping the Cougars to the state tournament and earned All-State honors. Fredrickson, a senior, will play baseball this spring for the Cougars before taking his tal-

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ents to Washington State University in the fall of 2014. As a junior, Fredrickson hit .347 and helped lead the Cougars to the state tournament. Laufasa is the setter for the Bothell High School volleyball team and signed to play with Northern Arizona University. Laufasa had 337 assists this season for the Cougars, leading the team deep into the District tournament with a 13-14 record. Laufasa transferred from Juanita High School last year and also played for the club team Sudden Impact Volleyball.

Bothell High School held a celebration on Wednesday morning for three athletes who signed National Letters of Intent to play college athletics. From left, Daniel Fredrickson, BHS baseball coach Paul Moody, Theresa Laufasa, BHS volleyball coach Marlie Davis and Josh Martin and BHS basketball coach Ron Bollinger. CONTRIBUTED

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