August 27, 2008 · Updated 6:18 PM
Heartbreak for Lakewood girls soccer
Up against powerhouse Cedarcrest, the Lakewood girls soccer team needed to be flawless. The Sept. 18 matchup might have ended a tie, but a late defensive breakdown by the Cougars cost them a point in the standings. They lost 3-2 on a header from a corner kick, four minutes into stoppage time in the second half.
Anna Work, again showing incredible energy, put the Cougars ahead 1-0 just 10 minutes into the game. CHS tied it before halftime and went ahead early in the second half 2-1. Lakewood kept pressing forward and Courtney Prosser converted a free kick to knot the score 2-2.
For Lakewood it was the first time they had scored on Cedarcrest in three years.
We overcame a mental obstacle today, said Coach Jeremiah Wohlgemuth, The last two years theyve finished second and third in State. For us to be in the game was a tribute to how far weve come. We can play with anybody now.
Wohlgemuth again praised Anna Works performance, noting that the senior forward never stops hustling on the field.
Anna started her first game for us, said Wohlgemuth. Shes relentless out there, playing 100 miles-per-hour the entire time. She energizes the team and has been an incredible playmaker for us.
Highland Christian Prep wins first ever football game
Highland Christian Prep defeated Darrington JV 38-14 in a non-league, 11-man football match. Highland scheduled the Sept. 18 game to round out their schedule and play a nearby opponent given that many of their games require long travel.
Caleb Brown opened the scoring for Prep, going 15 yards around the end for a first quarter touchdown. Three minutes later Stormee Brown added his own rushing TD, racing in from 25 yards out. Highland tacked on another score before halftime as Vince Kurtzenacker tossed a 40-yard TD pass to John Enge.
In the second half Kurtzenacker tossed another long bomb, this time to Jeff Kelly for Preps fourth score. Darrington got on the board thanks to a 12-yard rushing TD from Robert Gillete but Highland answered with a Chase Fuller 23-yard rushing touchdown.
In the fourth quarter Highland got a dazzling return from Cody Mattson, weaving 70 yards down the field on a kickoff for the games final score.
Its our first win in the programs history, said an elated Coach Joey Brown, And we played 11-man football to boot. Considering we are an eight-man program, thats a great win.
Upcoming races sponsored by Arlington Runners Club
The River and Rails 5K and 10K run/walk will be held Saturday, Sept. 29 at 9 a.m.
Both the start and finish to the race will be at Haller Park in Arlington. All ages are welcome to participate and proceeds benefit the Cocoon House. For more information or to pre-register, check out www.arlingtonrunnersclub.org.
Northwest Baseball Academy programs teach the game
Northwest Baseball Academy is a non-profit organization that runs baseball programs for local youth players. Two programs are gearing up at this October including the winter instructional program and the Seattle Bombers baseball club. They are now enrolling students for their winter hitting and pitching instructional program. The program is open to ages 9-18.
The Northwest Baseball Academy's Seattle Bombers summer teams are looking for players for their U13-U18 teams. For more information on either of these opportunities, contact Mark Potoshnik at 425-482-6922.