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MTHS track captain upbeat despite ‘sad ending’ to high school career

MTHS track captain upbeat despite ‘sad ending’ to high school career

Story and photo by Doug Petrowski For every story of victory there is a one of defeat; for every story of winning exhilaration, there is one of failing despair. The Mountlake Terrace High School track teams experienced both last weekend at the WIAA 2A/3A/4A State Track and Field Championships in Tacoma. The Okoronkwo siblings, Gifton and Chinne, each won state titles in the triple jump; Chinne was... »

Terrace softball coach ‘extremely proud’ of 2013 team

Terrace softball coach ‘extremely proud’ of 2013 team

By Doug Petrowski “This team will always be special to me.” For first-year head coach Shannon Rasmussen, the 2013 high school softball season will be one to remember. The former assistant coach at Jackson High School took over the reins of Mountlake Terrace this season and led the Hawks to a 15-12 record and a tie for seventh place at the WIAA 3A State Softball Championships. After a weekend at th... »

Okoronkwo siblings earn state 3A wins in boys, girls triple jump

Okoronkwo siblings earn state 3A wins in boys, girls triple jump

The brother-sister track duo of Gifton and Chinne Okoronkwo each brought home first-place medals for Mountlake Terrace High School after winning state 3A titles in the triple jump. Gifton earned his first-place victory with a jump of 46-7.25, while Chinne’s winning jump was 39-0.50. Chinne also finished second at state in the pole vault with a mark of of 12-0, and sixth in the long jump. Ove... »

Hawks go down swinging in 14-7 state softball loss to Bainbridge Saturday

Hawks go down swinging in 14-7 state softball loss to Bainbridge Saturday

By Doug Petrowski After a long first day at the WIAA 3A State Girls Softball Championships that started Friday with a 9 a.m. game and didn’t conclude until the final out of their third game sometime after 8:30 p.m., it took less than two hours on Saturday for the Mountlake Terrace Hawks to be knocked out of the state tournament as they fell to the Bainbridge Spartans 14-7. The Hawks end the 2013 s... »

MTHS doubles team brings home 8th-place state 3A finish

MTHS doubles team brings home 8th-place state 3A finish

The young doubles team of sophomore Nicki Bouche and freshman Tina Liu are returning to Mountlake Terrace with an eighth place finish and a lot more experience after competing at the WIAA 3A State Girls Tennis Championships Friday and Saturday in Kennewick. After going 2-1 on the first day of the tournament on Friday, Bouche and Liu met the pair of Caroline Dillon and Caroline Hamilton of Mercer I... »

Cedar Park Christian MLT athletes finish strong at state championships

Three Cedar Park Christian – Mountlake Terrace High School juniors brought home strong finishes from state championships appearances this past week, led by Brenden Mills’ runner-up spot in the 1B boys discus. Mills’ effort of 127-11 was good enough for second place in the event at the the WIAA 1B, 2B, 1A Track and Field Championships Friday and Saturday at Eastern Washington University in Cheney. ... »

State tournament update: Hawks bounce back after early softball loss; play at 9 a.m. Saturday

State tournament update: Hawks bounce back after early softball loss; play at 9 a.m. Saturday

By Doug Petrowski After a season of ups and downs, why would anyone think the first day of play for the Mountlake Terrace Hawks at the state softball championships would be any different? The Hawks started the day losing an extra-inning match-up, turning in a gritty performance to win a close second game, then fell behind early in their third game only to come from behind and snatch a victory from... »

State tournament update: Boys, girls track athletes top finishers

State tournament update: Boys, girls track athletes top finishers

Story and photos by Doug Petrowski Mountlake Terrace Hawk athletes picked up a third place, two fourth places and a sixth place at the WIAA 2A/3A/4A Track & Field State Championships in Tacoma on Friday. And the meet still has one more day to go, giving Terrace more opportunities for good finishes. Bryan Wyss picked up a third place in the 3A boys wheelchair javelin throw on Friday with a toss... »

State tournament update: Bouche, Liu to play for fifth in tennis doubles Saturday

After losing their first match of the day, Mountlake Terrace doubles team Nicki Bouche and Tina Liu strung together two wins-in-a-row at the WIAA 3A Girls Tennis Championships on Friday and will now play for fifth place in the doubles tournament Saturday morning. Bouche and Liu will face the team of Caroline Dillion and Caroline Hamilton of Mercer Island at 8:30 a.m. at Kamiakin High School in Ken... »

3A State results for Thursday: Hunt qualifies for 100 meter hurdles final

3A State results for Thursday: Hunt qualifies for 100 meter hurdles final

Story and photo by Doug Petrowski The Mountlake Terrace High School track team had mixed results the first day of the WIAA 2A/3A/4A State Track and Field Championships in Tacoma, as sophomore McKenna Hunt qualified for the finals of the 100 meter hurdles while the boys 4×400 relay team couldn’t keep up with the competition and finished out of finals consideration. Hunt placed second in her he... »

Edmonds School District honors top scholar athletes, coaches, community members

Edmonds School District honors top scholar athletes, coaches, community members

An annual tradition since 2001, the Edmonds School District on Wednesday night threw a banquet to honor the multi-sport graduating senior athletes who also are outstanding scholars, and also provided awards to coaches and community members from each school who support district athletes and athletic programs. A total of 17 students — four athletes from each of the district’s high schools that have ... »

Hawks to face Prairie in state 3A softball opener Friday

Hawks to face Prairie in state 3A softball opener Friday

Story and photo by Doug Petrowski While the Mountlake Terrace Hawks girls softball team has been waiting for the WIAA 3A Softball State Championships to begin, their first opponent in the tourney has been dodging raindrops and trying to get district games completed. The Hawks will face Prairie High School of Vancouver at 9 a.m. Friday, May 24, in one of four opening games taking place at the Regio... »

Registration now open for MTYAA junior football and cheer

Registration now open for MTYAA junior football and cheer

The Mountlake Terrace Youth Athletic Association (MTYAA) is now accepting registrations for the 2013 junior football and cheer season. Registration can be done online; by mailing a completed registration form to MTYAA Junior Football, 22904-47th Pl. W., Mountlake Terrace WA 98043; or by bringing in a completed registration form to Sorelli Pizza, 22402-44th Ave. W. MTYAA Junior Football is associat... »

Hawks sending 14 athletes to state track championships Thursday-Saturday

Hawks sending 14 athletes to state track championships Thursday-Saturday

By Doug Petrowski A track meet can sometimes feel like a three-ring circus, with different events occurring at the same time. With 14 Mountlake Terrace High School student athletes attending this week’s WIAA 2A, 3A, 4A Track and Field Championships, Terrace fans will need a plan to catch all the action that will include Hawk competitors. Here’s when MTHS athletes are scheduled to compete: Thursday... »

Middle school track meet schedule through June 5

We had a reader request to publicize the dates of the local middle school track meets remaining on the schedule: May 23: Edmonds Championships @ Edmonds Stadium May 30: League Pre-Lim Meets Olympic View, Explorer, Alderwood, College Place and Einstein @ Edmonds Stadium Harbour Pointe, Voyager, Brier Terrace, Meadowdale and Kellogg @ Goddard Stadium June 5: League Championship Meet @ Shoreline Stad... »

MTHS sending sophomore golfer to state

MTHS sending sophomore golfer to state

By Doug Petrowski In just her second year competing in the sport, Mountlake Terrace High School sophomore Sydella Yonker finds herself heading to the 3A state golf championships this week, something even she recognizes as exceptional. The WIAA 3A Girls State Golf Championships begin on Tuesday, May 21, at Lewis River Golf Course in Woodland. Yonker placed 11th in the 3A District 1 tournament last ... »

North Sound SeaWolves fall to Portland Timbers in season opener

North Sound SeaWolves fall to Portland Timbers in season opener

By Mike Allende Two first-half goals were too much to overcome as the North Sound SeaWolves fell to the Portland Timbers U-23 team 2-1 in a Premier Development League match in front of 1,296 fans Saturday afternoon at Edmonds Stadium. Clark Phillips scored in the 11th and 16th minutes for Portland (2-0). David Durant scored in the 69th minute for the SeaWolves. “It’s a good starting point for us,”... »

Terrace boys track takes 3A District Championships Friday

Terrace boys track takes 3A District Championships Friday

The Mountlake Terrace boys track team showed they will be a force to contend with at the state meet next week by winning the 3A District 1 Championships on Friday in Marysville. The Hawks topped the 10-team field with 107 points; Shorewood place second while Shorecrest grabbed third. On the girls’ side, favorite Glacier Peak easily won the district title; Terrace finished fifth. The Hawks qualifie... »

SeaWolves FC home games to be broadcast live via MLTnews

SeaWolves FC home games to be broadcast live via MLTnews

  A year ago, the North Sound SeaWolves FC was one of a handful of Premier Development League teams that offered a live blog of their matches. In 2013, the team has taken it to another level. The Edmonds-based SeaWolves will be one of just a few PDL teams that will offer a live videostream all of their home games online to anyone with a computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone. The team is par... »

Hawks drop District title softball game to Mavericks, 6-5

Hawks drop District title softball game to Mavericks, 6-5

By Doug Petrowski The Mountlake Terrace Hawks and the Meadowdale Mavericks had already met twice during the 2013 season, each time producing one-run thrillers before meeting again on Thursday, this time for a district title. Once again the teams staged a dramatic one-run clash, and for the third time it was the Mavericks that came out on the winning end. Meadowdale slipped by the Hawks 6-5 and cap... »

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