Snoqualmie Valley Record • September 16, 2015 • 9
Fall Sports Update This week, the Valley Record takes a look at some of the prep teams for our fall sports updates. Find the full fall sports schedule for Mount Si High School on page 11. Additional information can always be found at www. valleyrecord.com.
Football team renews title goals
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Above: Athletes practice tackling, and being tackled, at Mount Si Stadium. Below: three of the five team co-captains, from left, Harrison Danna, Cory Cotto and Caleb Mitchell
Cotto, a linebacker, is more specific. “To win a championship for this team.” The heightened competition in the 4A league, new to the team last year, is now just part of the routine. “I’ve gotten used it it,” Cotto said. “We’re very comfortable in this league.”
Another part of the routine for many Mount Si players is touching a metal pawprint as they enter the stadium. “It means we’re here to work hard every day, we bring our best every day,” said Mitchell. Follow Mount Si football at www. mtsihsfootball.com.
Above: The girls soccer team practices under the shadow of Mount Si. The team is ready to grow and looking ahead to another strong season. Below: Co-captains Nellie Joselyn, Natalie Weidenbach and Camryn Buck
Growing in the game Talented teammates are only part of Mount Si goaltender Nellie Joselyn’s formula for success. Growth is another part, and leadership. “We had a really good team last year, with six or seven girls going on to play college ball,” said Joselyn during practice last week. “We have lots of good players this year, too.” With an emphasis on personal growth this season and a strong core of players who’ve competed together for years, Joselyn foresees a good season. “We just need to put it all together,” she said. Head coach Darren Brown set the goal for personal improvement. “I’m not really concerned with the wins and losses,” he said, although he does enjoy the more competitive nature of the 4A division that Mount Si moved to last year. “I want to know, can we grow? I want to
get better every day and get back into the playoffs.” With nine seniors on the team, Brown doesn’t have to worry about leadership. “My goal would be to be the best captain I can be,” Joselyn said, adding that she has confidence in her co-captains, Camryn Buck and Natalie Weidenbach. “Buck,” she says, “is as quiet as a mouse. She leads by example. When everything else is crazy, she knows how to be calm, and get the ball where it needs to be.”
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On a sunny afternoon before Mount Si’s first home football game of the season, head coach Charlie Kinnune is setting goals and assessing variables. The goals are obvious: Making it to the state championship; giving each practice and each game a best effort. The variables look pretty good, too. Winning teams like the ones his squad now faces with every game in the 4A division he says, depend on four variables — depth, coaching, community support and facilities. “We’re still working on our depth,” he said, “but our numbers are as good as they ever are.” Coaching should be pretty consistent, as Kinnune heads into his 24th year leading the team, which has usually enjoyed solid community support, he says, and a good stadium, too. Among the students playing football this year, five are co-captains, Cory Cotto, Caleb Mitchell, Ried Lutz, Riley Peerboom and Harrison Danna. Following Kinnune’s lead, they have set a path for their team. Quarterback Danna says “Our goals should be the same as every year, go to the state championship.”
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Golf Strong showing expected for boys Boys golf at Mount Si High School is looking to be quite competitive. Coach Brandon Proudfoot said the team, especially in the top rankings, is looking the strongest he’s seen it. “It’s not just one player either,” he said, “We’ve got a handful that are pretty good at those top spots, so I’m expecting us to have a pretty good season.” Proudfoot has a roster of 10 varsity golfers. Last year Mount Si’s record was .500 overall; they won everything at home, lost everything away. “It was our first year in 4A so we got to travel to all new golf courses... We didn’t travel as well as I was hoping,” Proudfoot said. “We have a stronger squad and ... a big junior class last year, now they are all seniors and they have an extra year of tournaments under their belts.”
Swimming Bigger and more fun, every year
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John Day reaches for the return at tennis practice last week.
Looking up: Boys starts with a win
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Seniors on the Mount Si High School golf team, from left, Alex Nelson, Colin Anderson, Nick McAlister, Jake Karavias, Mitchell Dover and Jimmy Jacobson.
It may just be the beginning of the year but the Mount Si tennis team, with one win, has already improved on its record from last year. Coach James Gibowski said they have a stronger team this year and the results to prove it. “We already won one more game than last year. We had some close matches, but we didn’t win one match last year so we are one and one,” Gibowski said. With three of four singles players back on the team this year and the addition of newcomer Dhruv Khurana, Gibowski said “we are better this year in singles than we were for a long time.”
The girls swim team has seen fast growth in its short three years. Coach Patrick Stewart is happy to see continued growth for the team. “We have 36 and last year we had 25-ish,” Stewart said. “It’s a lot bigger this year and so it’s a lot of Photo courtesy of Rachel Mark fun...It’s good too see the numbers Murial Ross races in the increase.” backstroke event at the swim Last year, a few of the girls made team’s first meet Sept. 10. it to district competition. This year, it’s Stewart’s goals to get more of them to that level. “Everyone improved as the season went on so that my goal is to do the best we can and keep improving and making it fun,” Stewart said. “We are a newer team. We are focused on getting better and doing the best we can.” Seeing what was once a small team grow into something much bigger has been really exciting for sophomore Julia Crumb. “Last year it was a really small team but we were really close so it was a good atmosphere,” she said. Junior and team co-captain Murial Ross wants to keep the swim team enjoyable for everyone so that it grows even further.
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Snoqualmie Valley Record • September 16, 2015 • 11
2015 Mount Si High School Fall Sports Schedules
Fri. Sept. 18 Fri. Sept. 25 Thur. Oct. 1 Fri. Oct. 9 Fri. Oct. 16 Fri. Oct. 23 Fri. Oct. 30
Thur. Sept. 17 Tues. Sept. 22 Thur. Sept. 24 Tues. Sept. 29 Wed. Sept. 30 Thur. Oct. 1 Tues. Oct. 6 Thur. Oct. 8 Tues. Oct. 13 Thur. Oct. 15
7 p.m. at Skyline 7 p.m. home vs. Bothell 7 p.m. at Inglemoor 7 p.m. home vs. Eastlake 7 p.m. at Issaquah 7 p.m. Homecoming vs Newport 7 p.m. home vs. Liberty
3:45 p.m. at Newport 3:45 p.m. Home vs. Redmond 3:45 p.m. Home vs. Woodinville 3:45 p.m. Home vs. Bothell 3:45 p.m. Home vs. Sammamish 3:45 p.m. at Inglemoor 3:45 p.m. Home vs. Issaquah 3:45 p.m. at Eastlake 3:45 p.m. at Liberty 3:45 p.m. Home vs. Juanita
Thur. Sept. 17 Tues. Sept. 22 Wed. Sept. 23 Thur. Sept. 24 Tues. Sept. 29 Thur. Oct. 1 Thur. Oct. 8
3 p.m. 3 p.m. 3 p.m. 3 p.m. 3:15 p.m. 3 p.m. 3:15 p.m.
Woodinville at Echo GC Newport at Mt. Si Golf Course Juanita at Mt. Si Golf Course Eastlake at Sahalee Bothell at MCCC Redmond at Mt. Si GC Inglemoor at Inglewood
Wed. Sept. 16 Newport/Issaquah at Kelsey Creek Park Sat. Sept. 19 Home, Hill Run at Fisher Creek Park Wed. Sept. 23 Home, Redmond and Woodinville at Mount Si High School track Fri. & Sat. Sept. 25 & 26 Nike Pre-Nationals Portland, OR Sat. Oct. 3 Twilight Invitational, Marysville Wed. Oct. 7 Skyline/Inglemoor, Klahanie Park Wed. Oct. 14 Bothell/Eastlake, Beaver Lake Park
Mon. Sept. 21 7 p.m. at Skyline Wed. Sept. 23 7 p.m. at Issaquah Sat. Sept. 26 Kent Classic Invite at Kentwood Mon. Sept. 28 7 p.m. Home vs. Woodinville Mon. Oct. 5 7 p.m. at Bothell Wed. Oct. 7 7 p.m. at Inglemoor Mon. Oct. 12 7 p.m. at Issaquah Wed. Oct. 14 7 p.m. Home vs. Newport Sat. Oct. 17 Bearcat Invite at Monroe Mon. Oct. 19 7 p.m. at Redmond Wed. Oct. 21 7 p.m. Home vs. Eastlake Mon. Oct. 26 7 p.m. Home vs. Skyline Wed. Oct. 28 7 p.m. Home vs. Woodinville
Thur. Sept. 17 Sat. Sept. 19 Tues. Sept. 22 Tues. Sept. 29 Thur. Oct. 1 Tues. Oct. 6 Thur. Oct. 8 Tues. Oct. 13 Thur. Oct. 15 Tues. Oct. 20 Thur. Oct. 22
Swimming Tues. Sept. 22 Thur. Oct. 1 Tues. Oct. 6 Tues. Oct. 13 Thur. Oct. 22 Sat. Oct. 24
7:30 p.m. Home vs. Bothell 1 p.m. Home vs. Juanita 7:30 p.m. at Redmond 7:30 p.m. at Skyline 7:30 p.m. Home vs. Newport 7:30 p.m. at Inglemoor 7:30 p.m. Home vs. Woodinville 7:30 p.m. at Bothell 7:30 p.m. Home vs. Inglemoor 7:30 p.m. at Issaquah 7:30 p.m. vs. Eastlake
3:15 p.m. Home vs. Issaquah Boehme 8:30 p.m. At Newport Wayte 3:15 p.m. Home vs Skyline Boehme 3:15 p.m. Home vs. Liberty Boehme 8:30 p.m. At Interlake Wayte Kingco Invite
Schedules are subject to change. For the latest information, visit www.kingcoathletics.com.