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6/10:

BASEBALL:  VARSITY
Thursday's game against Woodinville was a heartbreaker for Cougar Varsity Baseball, as they lost the lead in the fifth inning and were defeated 5-3 in the league title game.  

  • Down 1-0 the Cougs tied the game on a single and two stolen bases by Jonah Shull and a ground ball RBI by Parker Haney.  The Cougs took a 3-1 lead in the third inning on a two RBI single by Simon Ransom.  Ultimately, though, the team could not hold the lead or score any more runs against the stingy Woodinville pitching and defense. 
  • Quentin O’Connor pitched four innings of hitless baseball in the loss before surrendering three more runs on three hits in the fifth inning.   Q had seven strike outs in 4-1/3 innings.  
  • Henry CrumbaughParker HaneySimon RansomJonah Shull, and Trenton Jones each collected one hit.
  • The young Cougs were disappointed with the outcome, but the future is bright for this group and we are looking forward to what's ahead.
  • Thank you to seniors Peyton Kim, Parker Haney, Quinten O'Connor, Anthony Sendajas, Lucas Fowler, Mitchell Pyeatt, Carlos Leder, Simon Ransom, and Walter Whitman.  They all made tremendous contributions to our team and our program.

Varsity Lacrosse 6/9
Wednesday night marked the final game of the season for Bothell's hard working Varsity Lacrosse team. All their efforts paid off with a 11-10 victory against North Creek. This landed the Cougars a third place finish in the Northshore League. We are so proud of you! 
First half goals were scored by Kaden AllenAdam SmithTrevor Pierce, and Bryce Johnson with two. The defense led by Cristian GallardoEthan Fadlovich, and Reed Morgan clamped down hard while the Jaguars tried to rally, but they never took the lead against the mighty Cougs. At the half, the Cougars and the Jaguars were knotted up at 5 to 5.
The Cougs turned up the heat in the second half with more scoring from midfielders Sean Johnson with two, Kaden Allen and Tate Rayner. Our forward attackers Ryan Palmer and Adam Smith also scored with rips from up top. Although we missed some opportunities to score throughout the game, a great effort was made in setting up plays and passing. Goalie Bryce McAuliffe came up clutch tonight with 14 saves. Peter Cecil with the d-pole and Ethan Fadlovich with some impressive steals helped to seal the deal.
A special thank you to our dedicated Coach Jacob Cartwright, our Captains Caden Allen and Adam Smith, and our many parent volunteers. THANK YOU and can't wait to see what this all-returning team can do next season.


Recap 6/8:

TENNIS:

The girls' tennis team closed out their season with a hard-fought match against Woodinville. A lot of great points and rallies. Though we came up a little short on the results, the bigger story of the day was the camaraderie and togetherness each one of our athletes has for one another. Each athlete felt supported and encouraged. 

It all starts with our three captains and seniors who played in their last High School match. Ananya Kumar, Lauren Culp, and Esther Nguyen have led our team with dignity, humility, and class.  They will leave our program as great examples of what leadership is all about. Thank you, ladies.

Here are the results:

Khushi Singh won 6-1, 5-7, 10-6 to finish the season at 5-3 at #1 singles.

Bean Lowe lost a very hard-fought match at #2

singles 3-6, 6-4, 4-10 to finish the season at 3-3 in singles action.

Esther Nguyen lost 3-6, 1-6 at # 3 singles.

Claudia Han lost 3-6, 2-6 at # 4 singles

In double action

Lauren Culp and Avery Gerard played an outstanding match. The final score was 4-6, 5-7

Julia Zhu and Ananya Kumar lost a 4-6, 1-6 with many great rallies.

And our 3rd doubles team of Amy Bian and Claire Li played two great sets. The score was 4-6, 3-6

Looking forward to next season


First seed BHS is hosting the championship games at BHS JUNE 10!  COME WATCH...
     Fastpitch  at 4pm 
      Baseball at 6pm.

June 3 - 5

BASEBALL VARSITY:

  • Varsity baseball swept a doubleheader from Inglemoor on Friday night to finish the NSD regular season as the first seed at 6-3.
  • In the first game the Cougs gave up early runs to trail 4-0 before taking the lead for good with a seven run third inning.  The offense was led by Max PatersonJonah ShullAsher DeLeoCarlos LederTrenton Jones, and Peyton Kim, all sending runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.  The team added insurance runs on a sac fly by Leder and a double by Simon Ransom.  
  • Quentin O’Connor earned the win for Bothell Cougars VarsityO’Connor went three and a third innings, allowing five runs on five hits and striking out five. Jackson Tyler came in to seal deal by throwing only 35 pitches in three and two-thirds innings of excellent relief.  Bothell had 14 hits in the game. PatersonKimJonesDeLeo, and Parker Haney all had multiple hits and Paterson went 3-for-4
  • Anthony Sendajas and Jonah Shull combined to throw an 8 walk no-hitter in the nightcap as the Cougs secured the league's top spot with a 4-0 win. Shull struck out the last hitter to close out the game.
  • Carlos Leder had a ground out rbi in the second to get the scoring going and the Cougs scored three runs in the third inning with rbi by Shull, Mitchell Pyeatt, and Dylan Winkleman.  
  • Anthony Sendejas was the winning pitcher.  He surrendered zero runs on zero hits over four and two-thirds innings, striking out one. Shull threw two and a third innings in relief.
  • Max PatersonLucas FowlerSimon RansomShull, and Winkelman all had two hits and Peyton Kim had two stolen bases.

Baseball C Team:  The Cougars made quick work on Saturday in 5 innings with a 12-2 WIN over North Creek.  This was the best game the young Cougars have played all season 

    Offensively the Cougars on base percentage was .500.  Tyson Hoke was 2-3; Avory Smith was 1-2; Austin Sturgeon was 1-2 and cleared the bases in the 3rd inning with a shot to center that got passed the Center Fielder; Cully Switzer and Rex Radvick both had nice hits with RBIs.  The offense even executed a double Squeeze by Patrick Hopkins (Austin Sturgeon and Mingo Lemley) The Offense consistently executed with runners on base and had 11 stolen bases. 

        Avory Smith started on the hill and pitched well in 4 innings.  Avory only gave up 3 hits and struck out 5.  Defensively the Cougars were Perfect with no errors- it was fun to watch!  Tollian Nyhus made 2 really nice plays in the infield taking away base hits- ESPN web gem type stuff The guys were fired up all game and played really well as a TEAM. 

SOFTBALL:

     Varsity Fastpitch wrapped up its regular season with 2 wins on Friday night against Inglemoor. 

    In the first game, Bothell was trailing 7-4 until Katie Fodge hit a home run that still hasn't landed!!! It not only went over the 205 foot fence, but it cleared the second fence, which I estimated to be about 260 feet. I have coached softball for about 15 years and it was the longest home run I have ever seen. That hit propelled the offense as we scored 14 runs in the 6th and 7th innings to win the first game 18-8. 

    Maleah Andrews hit her 4th home run of the year in the 1st inning. And Julianne Rose hit her first home run of the season as well. Tatum Powers, Rachel Traxler, and Brooke Baker all finished with 4 hits a piece. Julianne and Bridget Johnson pitched 5 1/3 innings of no hit ball.

In the second game, we won 16-7. Carlyn Tradal, a Senior, hit her very first Varsity home run in this game. Katie Fodge hit another home run. Bridget and Katie led the hitters with 3 hits a piece. Jill Parrish added 2 hits including a triple. Rachel Traxler and Taryn Bennett both finished with 2 hits a piece.

We finished 8-1 on the regular season and we will play North Creek on Thursday for the Northshore Championship at 4:00 at Bothell High.

We would love to see everybody out there to support the girls as this has been such a good season for them. 


LACROSSE:  6/2

The Cougars staged a comeback in the second half and ended their exciting final JV game of the season with an 8-16 loss. Trevor Pierce, Sean Johnson and Logan Bell drove the face-offs. Alistair Hennessy had 5 tremendous saves. The offense was balanced as Bryce Johnson led with 3 goals, while Trevor Pierce had 2 goals, and Tate Rayner, Peter Cecil, and Christian Gallardo each had 1 goal apiece. 

Post-game recognized the team members, coaches and parents for an amazing 2021 season. Go Cougars!

TRACK: It’s official – IT WAS A HOT ONE.    

   Can’t blame the weather for burning up the track. These Bothell Cougars were on fire with sizzling performances all across the board.        In one of Bothell best team performances this season (for both genders), it was a nail bitter up until the last couple of events. The Lady Cougars remain undefeated and took the W with strong finishes in the 200m while the Men had their closest margin with the tough opponent of Woodinville.

Will the lady cougars be able to keep the momentum going until the Northshore track championships on June 12?! Stay tuned!

Notable Finishes

100m

Garrett Lowe (Sr) – 2nd

Jasper Patneaude (Sr) – 3rd

Brandon Gliege (Sr) – 5th

 Sydney Lipkin (Fr) – 1st – 13.22

Devon Lipkin (Sr) – 5th

 200m

Jasper Patneaude (Sr) – 2nd

Kai Patneaude (Sr) – 3rd

Cameron Gliege (Sr) – 5th

Hannah Cecil (Sr) – 1st – 26.6

Sydney Lipkin (Fr) – 2nd

Annabelle Eckel (So) – 3rd

Daphne Vostral Schauer (Fr) – 4th

 400m

Garrett Lowe (Sr) – 1st – 51.41

Spencer Makanui (So) – 3rd

Brandon Gliege (Sr) – 4th

Max Streufert (Fr) – 5th

Hannah Cecil (Sr) – 1st – 59.63

Emma Harmon – 3rd

Rithikka Souresh – 4th

 800m

Sol Badeaux (Sr) – 3rd

Ainsley Herron (So) – 1st – 2:23.35

1600m

Sol Badeaux (Sr) – 2nd

Alex Vuyisich (Jr) – 3rd

 Monserrat Lopez (Sr) – 1st

Kasey Ly (Sr) – 2nd

 110/100h

Henry Fackrell – 1st – 17.21

Zachary Giesey – 3rd

 Jenna Milner (Sr)– 1st - 17.26

Josilin Milner (So) – 2nd

Ashley Marino (So) – 3rd

Salina Mahalath (Fr) – 4th

 300h

Zachary Giesey (Fr) – 2nd

 Jenna Milner (Sr) – 2nd

 Shot:

Luka Vincic (Jr) – 1st – 44-11.5

Conner Tompkins-delacerda (So) -- 2nd

Caleb Lind (Sr) – 3rd

 Haedyn Bambolo (So) – 1st - 41-04.5

Lily Aasan (Jr) – 4th

Taylor Zundel  (Jr) – 5th

 Discus:

Luka Vincic (Jr) – 1st – 134-06

Noah Ochoa (Jr)– 2nd

Simon Freed (Fr) – 4th

Skylar McDavid (Sr) – 5th

Haedyn Bambolo  (So) – 1st 113-02

Javelin:

Mercer Nafe (Sr) – 1st – 139-00

Levi Freed (Fr) – 4th

Simon Freed (Fr) - 5th

 Taylor Zundel (Jr) – 1st – 79-05

Josilin Milner (So) – 3rd

Lily Aasan (Jr) – 5th

 Long Jump

Brandon Gliege (Sr) – 2nd

Cameron Gliege (Sr) – 3rd

Bryan Kinder (Jr )– 5th

 Annabelle Eckel (So) – 2nd

Rithikka Souresh (So) – 4th

Elise Aasan (Fr) – 5th

 Triple Jump:

Bryan Kinder (Jr) – 1st 35-04

 Lily Aasan (Jr) – 2nd

  • Spring Sports Results

June 1 results:

BASEBALL:  VARSITY

  • The pitchers dueled In this low scoring affair as the Cougs fell to Inglemoor 3-0.   Max Paterson and Jackson Tyler - in his first varsity action - combined to throw a three hitter.  However, the team could not manage to scratch out a single hit as Inglemoor's pitcher was dominant on this no hit night.  Anthony Senejas played well at 1st base with seven putouts, but the Cougs let runners advance too often on the bases to hold the Vikings without scoring. 
  • The Cougs go back to work tomorrow to prepare for Friday's Senior night.  Setback - Comeback.

GOLF:
   
Scorching was the sun on a hot, Lynnwood, Tuesday afternoon. The Bothell girls arrived at the course ready to win and ready to take on their final opponent of the season; the Inglemoor Vikings. 
   It was a close match as the team wound their way through the tall trees and up the hills. Shooting a very respectable 42 was Sophomore Reigan Dunkle, giving the Cougars a comfortable lead. Seniors Claire Balee and Christina Parmelee finished their nine-holes with a 53 and a 59, respectively. Hitting some monster drives down the fairway, so far the ball became difficult to see, Heidi Bergstrom helped the Cougars round out their victory. 
   With one more match at Redmond Ridge, the Cougars look to bolster their record and finish the season with a W!

TENNIS:
HOT, HOT, HOT day on the court. 
    Girls tennis battled the Vikes from Inglemoor yesterday. Inglemoor has a very experienced and deep team. The Cougs had some great points and each player improved throughout the match. The scores were clearly in favor of the Vikes on this day.
     Esther Nguyen, Claudia Han, Avery Gerard, and Lauren Culp represented Bothell in singles action. While the doubles teams consisted of Julia Zhu/Amy Bian, Ananya Kumar/Claire Li, and Sophia Hill/Yurina Tamura.
    We will battle the Vikes again on Thursday. 


May 27 - 29
BASEBALL: VARSITY

The Cougar varsity baseball team split a doubleheader with North Creek on Friday night to win the series 2-1 and move their overall record to 4-2.  The Cougs lost the first game 8-4. 

  • Jonah Shull continued his hot hitting in this game with a two run home run high into the left net.  The team tallied seven hits in total.  Peyton Kim and Parker Haney each had multiple hits with Kim going 3 for 4.  Quentin O’Connor pitched three and a third innings, allowing five runs on five hits and striking out five and Charlie Meyer pitched the rest of the way. 
  • The Cougs outran North Creek in the nightcap for a 14-4 win.   The game was tied at three with Bothell Cougars Varsity batting in the top of the fifth when Jonah Shull singled to score two runs.  The team racked up 13 hits for the game and did an excellent job running the bases. Asher DeLeoParker Haney, and Charlie Meyer each collected multiple hits with Haney and DeLeo collecting three hits apiece.  Trenton Jones showed off his speed on the bases, scoring a run with a beautiful squeeze bunt and stealing second and third.  Anthony Senejas started the game on the hill and allowed four hits and three runs over three innings, striking out four and walking one.  Jonah Shull pitched the last four innings and got the win, allowing two hits and one run while striking out seven. 
     

    Baseball C Team- Played North Creek Saturday and picked up a 5-3 WIN!  Avory Smith started on the mound and pitched 4 solid innings.  He had 3 strike outs, 3 walks, allowed 3 runs and only gave up 1 hit.  The defense made a few errors behind him but Avory seemed to pitch better when we needed him the most.  Logan Booth came in to pitch his first game of the season Logan did a great job pitching the final 3 innings and allowed 0 runs and 1 hit.  The Bothell D really played well behind him- web gems from Jude Roy, Patrick Hopkins and the Outfield (Tyson Hoke, Kyle Iorg and Avory Smith). 

            Offensively the Cougars hit the ball well and collected 10 hits and 5 walks.  We had to deal with a very unusual strike zone but the young Cougars always managed to put the ball in play when we got behind in the count.  Avory Smith led off for the first time in his baseball career and smacked the first pitch for a Triple deep to left field.  Avory went 2 for 3 for the day; Big Rex Radvik also had 2 nice hits going 2 for 3; Austin Sturgeon got hit by the pitch in his first 2 at bats and then crushed a ball deep to right (Austins a Lefty) for an easy double- that probably could of easily been a triple but lost his shoe rounding first.  Patrick Hopkins also went 2 for 3 with 2 singles.  Cully Switzer came off the bench for his first at bat of the season and made it look easy hitting a ball down the left field line.  Tyson Hoke, Jude Roy and Kyle Iorg all had 1 hit each. 

            The young Cougars did well but still have some work to do.  A few too many errors and we left 11 runners on base.  It just seemed we were a few hits away from scoring a bunch more runs after leaving the bases loaded twice.  We were really proud of how  well we played overall.  The Pitchers made North Creek earn their runs and the defense tightened up after a few early errors.  Big Rex will start next on the mound and will throw Gas against an undefeated Inglemoor team 7pm Wed at BHS. Rex will be the 10th pitcher we used in this short C season.


    LACROSSE:
    A tough defense, a fast action offense and a heart-breaking sudden death loss in overtime. Thursday night's Varsity Lacrosse game against Inglemoor had it all and then some. In the first half of this battle in Bothell, the defense led by Reed MorganCristian GallardoEthan Fadlovich and our determined goalie Bryce McAuliffe clamped down hard on the Vikings. The Cougars held the Vikings to only 2 goals at halftime, while the Cougars scored 6. Kaden Allen got us started with the first goal, followed by attacks from Sean JohnsonBryce Johnson, Trevor Pierce and Adam Smith with 2.
         In the second half, the Cougars were cohesive in setting up plays and had very few penalties. Face-offs were dominated by Kaden Allen, who went on to score the first goal of the second half. Peter Cecil and Ryan Palmer aggressively fired up the next two. Despite all our best efforts, Inglemoor turned up the heat with strong shooting. This ended the second half in a 9 to 9 tie, sending us into a sudden-death overtime.
         Bothell continued to put the pressure on Inglemoor while the clock wound down. In a stunning turn of events, as the final buzzer rang, the Vikings scored. Knowing this could be called either way, a silent crowd waited while the umpire held his hands up indicating a goal. The final score was Bothell- 9, Inglemoor- 10. There's no doubt the mighty Cougs will be ready for a re-match with their rival Vikings on Friday night at 7:30pm at Inglemoor. Go Cougs!

Northshore All League Soccer teams and awards were announced:  CONGRATULATIONS Hannah Cecil was named Offensive Player the Year!  

Other congratulations to --  

First team: Defenders:  Lilla Tillo; Forwards: Devon Lipkin, Hannah Cecil

Second team:  Salyna Woods (keeper), Defenders: Erin Snyder, Maddie Barker, Taryn Bennet;  Midfielders: Ashley Weller, Rachel Traxler, Sydney Lipkin; Forwards: Ella Stroup
 


May 26

Fastest Home Meet (MAY 26) in Bothell History! Girls with their second Victory! 
    First let’s start with the PLU commented soccer player Hannah Cecil (Sr). With no fear after running the 100m for the first time, Hannah took that speed into an aggressive start in the 400m to finally break the 60 second barrier! With a time of 59.81 that officially moves Hannah to being the 8th fastest women in Bothell History. 
     Now moving from the track to the field with Haedyn Bambolo (So) beating her own school from last week by a foot with a throw of 48 ft 08.5 in. That moves Haedyn to being ranked 5th overall in the state for all classifications and 1st in the state for 4a! If there was a state meet this year she would be fighting for that state title! With two meets to go how much farther will she throw? Come watch next week at our last home meet! 
    This is the women’s second dual meet win this season and this is a very young team. Sydney Lipkin (Fr) being the leading point scorer for the women getting 2nd place in the 100, 3rd in the 200, 2nd in the long jump and anchored the 4x100m to a victory, This freshman has a lot of potential, and we can’t wait to see how she will perform in a full-length season! Let’s not forget about the highest point scorer for the guys with Garrett Lowe (Sr) running getting 2nd in the 100m, 1st in the 200m, and 1st in the 400m and Cameron Gliege (Sr) with a close second. However, even both their efforts wasn’t enough to compete with the depth of Inglemoor.   
    Now, maybe it wasn’t the fastest times on the track for the athletes--However, let’s give a shout out to all the Bothell staff volunteers making it a quick and efficient meet! With the meet being timed at roughly 2 hours and 36 minutes, I wouldn't doubt that was one of the FASTEST RAN meet at Bothell.  If you have been to track meet you know how long they can last. We appreciate all the help and support! Thank you! Let’s do it again next week! 
Other notable finishes: 
100m 
 Garrett Lowe (Sr) – 2nd 
Jasper Patneaude( Sr) – 3rd 
Cameron Gliege (Sr) – 4th  
Johnny Schuller (Jr) – 5th
 
Sydney Lipkin (Fr) – 2nd  
Hannah Cecil (Sr) – 3rd 

200m: 
Garrett Lowe (Sr) – 1st – 24.07 
Jasper Patnueadue (Sr) – 4th  
Johnny Schuller (Sr) – 5th  

Hannah Cecil (Sr) – 2nd  
Sydney Lipkin (Fr)– 3rd 
Devon Lipkin (Sr) – 5th  

400m: 
Garrett Lowe (Sr) – 1st – 52.03 
Cameron Gliege (Sr) – 2nd  
Sol Badeaux (Sr) – 4th  
Max Streufert (Fr)– 5th  

Hannah Cecil (Sr)– 1st – 59.81 *8th Bothell All Time* 
Taylor Zundel (Jr) – 2nd 
Madison Cohnhiem (So) – 4th  

800m:
Gabby Jonart – 1st place - 2:50 

1600m: 
Sol Badeaux (Sr) – 4th 

Monserrat Lopez – 1st 5:46 
Kasey Ly – 2nd 

3200m: 
Sol Badeaux (Sr) – 1st 10:57 
Alex Vuyisich (Jr) – 2nd  

Ainsley Herron – 1st -- 11:38.86 
Monserrat Lopez – 2nd  
Kasey Ly (Sr) – 3rd  

100m/110m: 
Henry Fackrell (Jr) 1st - 17.87 

Jenna Milner (Sr)– 1st – 17.16 
Ashley Marino (So) – 2nd  

300m: 
Zachary Giesey (Fr) – 4th  

Emma Harmon (Fr) – 1st 53.18  

Shot put: 
Luka Vincic (Jr) – 1st – 45-00.5 
Conner Tompkins-delecerda (So) - 2nd  
Noah Ochoa (Jr) – 3rd 

Haedyn Bambolo – 1st – 42-08.5 * SCHOOL RECORD* 

Discus: 
Luka Vincic  (Jr) – 1st 120-05 
Simon Freed (Fr) -  3rd 

Haedyn Bambolo (So) – 1st – 111-07 

Javelin: 
Mercer Nafe (Sr) – 2nd 
Levi Freed – (Fr) – 3rd 

Taylor Zundel (Jr) – 1st – 70-01 
Lily Aasan (Jr) – 2nd 
Jenna Milner (Sr)  – 3rd 

Long jump: 
Cameron Gliege (Sr) – 3rd 
Sydney Lipkin (Fr) – 2nd 

Triple Jump: 
Lily Aasan (Jr) – 11th
 


May 25:

BASEBALL - VARSITY:
The Cougars fought through a night of adversity to get a nice, 8-6, team win last night against North Creek. 

  • Jonah Shull continued to lead the team with two more hits, an rbi, and three runs scored.  He also came in to close the game out, pitching the 7th inning.   After four games Jonah is hitting .750 (9 for 12) and has three saves as a pitcher.
  • Trevor Young was the starting pitcher, but had to exit the game after the first inning, trailing 3-0.  Charlie Meyer, Max Paterson, and Quentin O'Connor all came on to hold down the North Creek offense and give our team the opportunity to recover.  Max Paterson was particularly impressive coming back from a tough outing against Woodinville to face six batters in two innings and record four strikeouts.
  • Max Paterson, Simon Ransom, and Parker Haney continued the team's clutch hitting with rbi in this game.   Another impressive element of the early season has been the team's aggressive and well executed base running.  Charlie Meyer, Max Patterson, Jonah Shull, and Parker Haney have led the way on the bases.

FASTPITCH: VARSITY
   Brooke Baker 
broke out in a big way in Bothell's 14-0 win against North Creek last night. Brooke hit a 2 run homerun in the 3rd inning and then followed that up with a 3 run homerun in the 6th inning. She finished 2-3 with 2 homeruns and 6 RBI's. 
    Maleah Andrews also homered in the first inning and Maleah scored 4 runs on the night. 
   Sienna Bell and Jill Parrish added RBI hits in the 6th inning as well. Sienna (Junior) and Jill's (Freshman) hits were their first Varsity hit of their High School career and also their first RBI at the Varsity level. Congratulations to both of them. 
   Julianne Rose pitched 5 innings of no-hit ball and Taryn Bennett pitched the last inning to complete the shutout. North Creek's 1 hit on the night came on a bunt single in the last inning. 

SOCCER:  VARSITY
    The thought of victory was on every player's mind as we arrived at Pop Keeney -- Senior Night being the main motivator for the team, the other playing against long time rival Inglemoor. 
    The boys were focused from the minute warm ups started to the kickoff whistle. I had implemented a new formation the day before the game and was a tad bit nervous how the lads would adapt. My worries were wasted energy as the boys came out flying from the jump. Moving the ball smoothly between the defensive lines of the opposing team. Every pass with intention. Every tackle strong. Communication concise and positive. 
    First half ended 0-0 with us dominating possession and creating numerous chances to score, while allowing one shot for Inglemoor that had a better chance of scoring at the turf field at the school.
    Second half begins and Inglemoor came out fast and intense as we knew they would to try to sway the tide of confidence we had gained from the first half. The boys had a "bend don't break" mentality and had to fight, scrap, and battle to keep things even, with us on our backfoot for the first 5 minutes of the second half.  That toughness on defense allowed us to create the first goal of the game. 
    Leif Mathews was cool and composed on the ball gliding up the right side of the field before laying an absolute dime over the top of Inglemoor's frustrated defense. Abraham Gonzalez made an intelligent run in between the two Inglemoor center halves and was able to beat the rampaging  keeper over the top with a deft touch of the right boot. Class build up to an even classier finish. 1-0 Bothell
    From there the game opened up as there with 20 minutes left and Inglemoor getting an odd chance here or there. However, the quality of Bothell soccer was able to shine no matter how much pressure the boys were under. 
    Our dominance of possession and field control from the first half was only amplified in the second half. Leading us into our 2nd and final goal of the game. Angel Rodriguez was able to receive the ball between defensive lines and slipped in an absolute peach of a pass to Riley Lathrop's eager and awaiting foot. Riley easily outpacing the Inglemoor defender into the box and slamming home the ball into the top corner. They could have put their whole team in net and that ball would have gone in --- an absolute banger of a goal. 
    The mental and physical toughness from the lads was put on display for the last 15 minutes of the game. Never faltering and always supporting one another, we cruise to the end of the match in confident fashion to secure 3 points in a 2-0 victory over our rivals.
       What a senior night.

SOCCER: JV
Last night Bothell JV boys took on Inglemoor. Heading into the game, the boys knew they needed just one victory over the next two games to finish top of the table. We came out of the gates pinning Inglemoor deep into their own half for the first 20 minutes, but were unable to finish off some excellent chances. Michael Gibson and Myles Nafe came close opening up the scoring. Inglemoor, however, finally breaking into our half capitalized on a goalkeeping error to take an early lead. We finished the half on the back foot heading into halftime 1-0 down. 
    The second half produced more of the same. Excellent possession and movement of the ball in a really back and forth game. Jackson Brown came up with a few vital saves to keep us in the game as we pushed for an equalizer. Rory Stobie and Samuel Winkleman were denied brilliantly by the Inglemoor keeper. Unfortunately, they doubled their lead off a well worked counterattack and proceeded to ice the game from that point with about 7 minutes to play. 
    It was a good, fun, physical game with standout play from Trey Mitchell and Dylan Varden. We were unlucky to find the back of the net. We have Inglemoor away on Thursday with the same opportunity again, win and finish at the top of the table! 

TENNIS:
     Well, the rain held off and it turned into a nice afternoon as we celebrated our Seniors on Senior Day.
     This year's seniors are also our three captains and they are the true definition of what a Bothell Cougar is all about. Hard-working, classy and selfless are just a few of the characteristics that define Esther Nguyen, Lauren Culp, and Ananya Kumar. What an honor it has been to coach such extraordinary young ladies who will make a huge impact on our society. They will be missed deeply.
    As for the match, we played a very tough Inglemoor team. They had much more experience than our girls, but we fought for each and every point and learned a ton. Final score was 0-7.


May 24: 

GOLF:
     On a very grey Monday afternoon, the Bothell Cougars met the North Creek Jaguars for the first time this week. 
     Facing off at Lynnwood Municipal Golf Course, these two teams had a very evenly matched battle through all nine holes. In the first group were Seniors Christina Parmelee and Claire Balee, both of whom kept themselves in contention on several holes. The low scorer of the day for the Cougs was Reigan Dunkle, who posted a very modest 41, only being edged out by one stroke from one of the Jaguars. 
     The remainder of the field helped to keep the Cougars within ten points by the end of the match. Bothell drops a match by a score of 254-234.


Fri/Saturday recaps: (May 21, 22)

BASEBALL: VARSITY
      The varsity baseball team split a doubleheader with Woodinville on Friday night to raise their record to 2-1.   The Cougs were nearly flawless while winning the first game 8-1.  Senior Quentin O'Connor pitched five innings allowing just two hits and one run and Jonah Shull closed the game with six straight outs including two strikeouts.   Max Paterson, Henry Crumbaugh, and Simon Ransom each had two hits and Ransom had his second three rbi day of the season.   The team was excellent running the bases and executing team offense as well.  There were perfect bunts, stolen bases, and beautiful hit run plays.   Carlos Leder led the errorless defensive effort with two gorgeous running catches in right field. 
       After an extended delay waiting for umpires, the young Coug team seemed to lose a bit of focus coming into game 2.  Coug pitchers gave up 11 hits and 6 walks in the series finale, while the defense made three errors.  Jonah Shull, Max Paterson, and Henry Crumbaugh continued their hot hitting with five hits between them, and Asher DeLeo saw his first action of the season and had a two rbi double.  
       Overall, Bothell won the three game series with Woodinville 2 games to 1 and sits in second place in the four team Northshore league.   The team plays three games this week against North Creek and will need to play up to the capability shown in the first game Friday night.   Sophomore Trevor Young will have the hill in game 1 at Bothell HS on Tuesday night.  We hope a lot of you can make it out to watch.

BASEBALL:  JV
JV lost the first game on Friday night 6-5 on a 7th inning walk off.   Marcus Davies led things off on the mound pitching five innings, allowing five hits and two runs while striking out two. Jackson Tyler threw one and two-thirds innings in relief out of the bullpen. Tyler led Bothell HS JV with three hits in three at bats and Brennen O'Donnell had an rbi sac fly.
JV won the second game 12-3.   They got things moving in the first inning. Marcus Davies singled on a 2-1 count, scoring one run.  They followed up with three more runs in the third inning on a triple by Spencer Hogge, a single by Brennan O’Donnell, and a fielder's choice by Mason McLaren.  Josh Hogge pitched for the Cougs and surrendered one run on two hits over three innings, striking out five.  The team had 16 hits. O’DonnellDaviesJackson Tyler, Logan Egge, Hogge, and Cole Herrick each collected multiple hits.  Davies and O’Donnell each had three hits.  The team also stole nine bases during the game as two players stole more than one.

BASEBALL JVC:  
     The young Cougars lost their second game
 of the season to North Creek on Saturday 10-3.  We had plenty of opportunities to earn more runs but couldn’t get the hits with runners in scoring position.  The offense left runners on in every inning but one.  Jude Roy lead the team in hits going 3-4.  Mingo Lemley was a few football workouts away from his first home run- crushing a ball deep left and ending up with a triple.  Logan Booth, Josh Hogge and Tollian Nyhus all got one hit each.  In all the Cougars got 7 hits but had too many strike outs with 7. 
        On the mound the Cougars improved giving up 6 walks vs 14 the last game we played The Defense struggled a little today committing 6 costly errors- plays that we easily make in practice.   Andrew Olsen started on the hill followed by Rohan Trivedi and Walker lamb.  All three showed a lot of promise and took control of the game when it was their time to work.  We are very proud of how these guys didn’t give up and stayed in the fight until the very end.  Unfortunately we don’t play again until next Saturday vs North Creek

LACROSSE: 
The Cougars traveled to North Creek for their Friday night match.  The blue team took an early lead and never looked back.  The offense had a hot start, highlighted by four goals from Bryce Johnson and three more from Kaden Allen.  The defense was solid, anchored by the stellar goalie play of Bryce McAuliffe.  Peter Cecil’s many ground balls were key to keeping the Cougars in the lead.  Final score: BHS 9, NCHS 4.  

SOFTBALL:  FROM May 21-- Double header recap
1st game
   Taryn Bennett, a sophomore pitching her first High School game ever, pitched a complete game and only allowed 3 hits and 1 run as Bothell Varsity won 10-1 in the first game of the doubleheader against Woodinville. 

   Offensively, Rachel Traxler, Brooke Baker, and Maleah Andrews all hit the first home run of their High School careers. Rachel's was a huge 3 run home run in the 2nd inning to break the game open and give us a 5-0 lead. Maleah, Rachel, and Brooke also had 2 hits apiece to lead the offense. Rachel and Brooke both had 3 RBI's. But the story of the game was Taryn's pitching performance. She kept Woodinville off balance all day with a mixture of pitches. She also only allowed 1 walk.

2nd game
Bothell lost 1-11 in the second game of the doubleheader. But that wasn't the story. 

    We were down 9-0 going into the 5th inning. We did not even have a hit yet. But we fought hard scoring 7 runs in the 5th inning and 4 more in the 6th inning to take a 11-9 lead. 
    The big hit was Senior Katie Fodge's bases loaded double scoring 3 runs. 
   We couldn't hold on in the last couple innings losing on a walk off hit in the 8th inning but that didn't take away the grit and effort from the team. Down 9-0 a lot of teams just "pack it in" but this team continues to impress with its effort and energy.


LATE BREAKING UPDATE ALL ABOUT MAY 19 TRACK MEET followed by a recap of some JVC Soccer so out of order dates but newest updates follow here:

TRACK: May 19 One meet down – One 30 year old School Record absolutely destroyed

If you haven’t seen anyone throw the rock before then you will definitely want to make plans to see Haedyn Bambolo (SO) throw the shot put! In her first High School Track meet she absolutely destroyed the previous school record by more than 5 ft with a throw of 41 ft and 9 inches. There was a lot left in the tank as she also broke into the top 3 all time for discus. Watch out for Haedyn as she will surely become a national presence! With Bothell Track and Field’s next two meets being at home you could definitely witness Bothell history as she has a great opportunity this year to break the school record in the discus!
Haedyn wasn’t the only student-athlete to break into Bothell’s top 10 of all time. Hannah Cecil (Senior) blazed into the 9th fastest 400m ever by a Bothell Cougar with a time of 61.04 seconds. Don’t be surprised in this short of a season if you see this PLU committed soccer player move up the list even more!
Bothell Cougars were not dismayed by the increase of distance either with Ainsley Herron (SO) coasting to an easy 5:21.33 in the 1600m run which placed her 7th for Bothell’s all-time top performances.
 Freshman Emma Harmon wanted a piece of the action just like her teammates. Emma stunned everyone with a time of 51.27 seconds in the 300m hurdles. Making that the 9th fast time in Bothell History; placing Emma to be the fastest freshman in Kingco, and the 5th fastest freshman in 4A for state after her first meet. The sky is the limit for Emma and don’t be stunned again if you see another Bothell state champion in the future.
 Don’t forget the men! Luka Vincic (Jr) in his first time throwing in a real meet, his shot landed him 6th in Bothell history for the all-time top performances with a throw of 46-00.5 ft. He also landed 9th all time for the discus with a throw of 123-11ft.
Other notable performances:
100m
Jasper Patneaude (SR) 2nd place
Cameron Giliege (SR) – 5th place

Sydney Lipkin (FR) – 2nd place
Annabelle Eckel (SO) – 4th place
Isabel Jimenez (Fr) – 5th place

200m
Jasper Patneaude (SR) – 1st place 24.22
Tommy Cecil (SR) – 3rd place
Max Streufert (FR)– 4th place
Spencer Makanui (SO) – 5th place

Hannah Cecil (SR) – 1st place - 27.44
Sydney Lipkin (FR)– 3rd place
Ashley Marino (SO) – 4th place

400m
Garrett Lowe (SR) - 1st place - 52.3

Hannah Cecil (SR) – 1st place -61.04 -- 9th Bothell fastest all time

800m
Sol Badeaux (SR) – 1st place -- 2:10

Ainsley Herron (SO) – 1st place – 2:34

1600m
Ainsley Herron (S0) – 1st place - 5:20 – 6th Bothell fastest all time

3200m
Monserrat Lopez (SR) – 1st place 12:59

100m/110m hurdles:
Jenna Milner (SR) – 2nd place
Josilin Milner (SO) – 3rd place
Ashley Marino (SO) – 5th place

Jenna Milner (SR) – 2nd place
Josilin Milner (SO) – 3rd place
Ashley Marino (SO) – 5th place

300m hurdles:
Emma Harmon (FR) – 1st place – 51.27 – 9th Bothell Fastest all time
Josilin Milner (SO) – 2nd place

Shot Put:
**Headyn Bambolo (SO) – 1st place – 41-09 ft - SCHOOL RECORD**

Luka Vincic  (JR) – 1st place 46-00.5 ft – 6th Bothell farthest all time
Noah Ochoa (JR) – 2nd place

Discus:
Haedyn Bambolo – 1st place – 109-11 ft – 3rd farthest throw all time

Luka Vincic (JR)  -- 1st place – 123-11 ft – 9th farthest throw all time
Skylar McDavid (SR) – 3rd place

Javelin:
Levi Freed (FR) - 2nd place
Mercer Nafe (SR) -- 3rd place.

Taylor Zundel (JR) – 1st place – 69-09 ft

Long Jump:
Sydney Lipkin (FR) – 2nd place
Devon Lipkin (SR) – 3rd place
Rithikka Souresh (SO) – 4th place

SOCCER - JVC GAMES
   After our first game against Woodinville, we lost 3-1 however, we competed with finesse and brilliance. Especially in the second half as we worked to correct defensive breakdowns that led to two breakaway goals with gaps left unfilled in the channels. We learned, competed and then worked harder to improve in our quest to be our best version of ourselves.
NEXT GAME:   In an effort to claim redemption, we valiantly descended the pitch at Pop Kenny last Wednesday; ready to showcase our new found strength. We competed at new levels, finding space offensively and tightening up on our defensive breakdowns from the previous outing. With a "bend, do not break" mentality on defense, our quest became a promise to ourselves and teammates. We surprised our opponents with our tactical changes and defensive awareness. This time, we didn't give up the breakaways that we had the game before. With every defensive stop, our opponents grew frustrated and we became stronger. 
   But what's most beautiful about this game is that none of that sometimes matters and in the 71st minute of play we conceded a free kick just outside the 30 yard line. Our opponent struck the ball with such aggressive power, the metal on the apartment balconies overlooking the pitch gasp with admiration. There was less than a 1 inch margin of error between the crossbar and the outstretched hand of our keeper; and he crushed it. 
   With no time to hang our heads, we picked ourselves up and gathered a deeper, stronger intrinsic toughness. We worked perilously to gain the momentum back. We adjusted our tactics and moved two of our defenders higher up the pitch and into a 3-4-3 formation with five minutes to play. With the seconds ticking away, doubt came to reveal its hideous presence. Our opponent withstood barrage after barrage of our offensive will. As my watch buzzed that time had expired Junior Jacob Wittkamp, fueled with sure grit and determination, made a brilliant cut into the penalty box where he was met by three Woodinville opponents. As he kept his balance and broke into an open space to take his shot, he was clipped from behind. The ref blew his whistle and pointed to the spot. Penalty
     Muscles tensed and joints locked as these moments are always daunting. Who takes it? The players must always decide on the pitch. With no one yet ready, Sophomore Sammy Baroud confidently grabbed the ball and gently placed it on the penalty spot. The players all lined the 18 yard box as the referee asked if Sammy was ready and then the Woodinville keeper. 
    The ref then blew his whistle and Sammy, with a little stutter step and shake, as if playing for the Champions League title, buried it into the side netting for the equalizer. Keeper never stood a chance. The players united around Sammy as he raised both arms to the sky with cheers and elation. 
      It was the final play of the game, Draw 1-1. So proud -- we never quit, leaving everything out there. "All we want is all you got; nothing less". 
Well done team and on to the next.


May 20:

GOLF:
"From the tops of Redmond Ridge, to the basin of the Woodinville valley," the BHS Girls Golf Team once again faced off against the Woodinville Falcons. 
On what turned out to be a beautiful day for golf, the first group of Cougars to tee off were Seniors Christina Parmelee and Claire Balee. Both of whom posted 58 and a 59, respectively. Joining the first group was Sophomore Reigan Dunkle, who performed quite well, shooting a modest 55. 
The remainder of the team moved through the course swiftly and with intention; sinking crucial putts and placing themselves in great positions to score. The Cougars ended the evening with a combined score of 356 and won the match with a score of 10-5.   (quiet clapping...it is golf after all!!))  

LACROSSE:
JV Lacrosse took a trip up north to take on North Creek under the lights. Although they were not victorious, the future of Bothell Lacrosse is in good hands with the strong efforts of all players. The first half showcased the fast wheels of midfielders Logan Bell and Wyatt Jensen. The long poles on defense were led by Griffin GinsbergReed MorganEthan Fadlovich, and Peter Cecil, who's spins and jukes kept North Creek on their toes.
Penalties were an issue throughout the game causing us to play with a man down at times. It didn't stop Kaden Allen from scoring our first goal with an assist from Griffin Ginsberg. Our forward attack positions were fueled by Tate RaynorRyan Palmer and William AlexanderChristian Gallardo had a great long drive that unfortunately didn't result in a goal but brought us to the end of the first half with a score of Bothell - 1, North Creek - 4.
The highly physical second half showcased the Cougars successfully setting up plays with great passing and shots on goal. Adam Smith scored our second goal of the night with an assist from Sean Johnson. Our final goal was scored by speedy Tate Raynor. Freshman goalkeeper Alistair Hennessey was stellar in goal fending off a tough North Creek attack for the entire game.
The final score of the night was Bothell - 3, North Creek - 9. The next match for the Cougars will be Varsity at North Creek tomorrow night at 7:30pm. Go Cougs!
 

SOCCER: VARSITY
Game started off intense following Tuesday's narrow defeat. Both teams working to establish control of the game, as well as each team creating their own chances. North Creek managed to get on the board first to make it 1-0 going into the second half. 
Bothell comes out in the second half with renewed energy and composure on the ball. North Creek got a questionable pk call and after an initial save from keeper Jackson Barry, the North Creek forward follows up and game is now 2-0. 
We start throwing numbers forward and create chance after chance until finally Angel Rodriguez managed to bang in a goal making it 2-1. 
We fight, scrap, and battle keeping the pressure on North Creek's defense for the remainder of the game. With the help of some more questionable calls from the ref-ing crew the game ends 2-1 for the Jaguars. Bothell boys put up a great fight in the second half, but unfortunately were not able to get the equalizing goal.

TENNIS:
Another beautiful day for tennis. Today was a learning day for our girls. We competed against the Jags from Northcreek and even though we were on the short end of the team score, we had some great matches and learned some things. Here are the highlights:
Khushi Singh lost her first match of the season at # 1 singles, 4-6, 3-6
Bean Lowe continued to play well with a 6-0, 6-1 at #2 singles
Esther Nguyen played another 3 set marathon match at #3 singles. She played some great points but fell a little short, 6-4, 2-6, 4-6
Claudia Han won her match of the year at #4 singles, 6-4, 6-1

In doubles action we were swept but not without a fight.
Avery Gerard and Julia Zhu played a very good match. Some great net play and all-around hustle. The score was, 6-7, 4-6
Anaya Kumar and Claire Li playing together for the first time lost, 4-6, 0-6
Abby Park and Amy Bian lost another very close match at #3 Doubles, 4-6, 6-7


May 19

Track is a BIG numbers group and a bit of a three ring circus so tabulation and "shout outs" is a more lengthy process...but every runner, jumper, thrower needs their moment in the sun. Thanks Coach for taking time to let us hear about so many of those determined athletes results from May 19; we will wait patiently for Monday news.
Baseball C team The C team lost the season opener to the Vikings last night 14-4.  Bothell out hit the Vikings 7 to 6 but the young Cougars pitching staff gave up way too many walks (14) and stolen bases (10).  Walker Lamb started on the hill for Bothell and did a great job pitching only 2 innings with 3 strike outs.  A sore arm ended his night early.  Avory Smith, Jude Roy, Mingo Lemley and Tollian Nyhus all got opportunities to pitch last night and showed some bright spots.  A few of these guys had to come in early with little warm up.  Defensively the Cougars made a few errors early but cleaned things up as the game moved on.  Avory Smith made a nice diving catch in Right Field that saved 2 runs from scoring.  Josh Hogge did a nice job filling in at third Logan Booth did well behind the plate catching his first full game.
        Offensively the Cougars did really well.  For the most part we had really good at bats and put the ball in play.  We ended the night with 3 strike outs and hit the ball hard against a really good pitcher.  Jude Roy went 2-2 with 2 singles; Josh Hogge crushed one for a double; Rohan Trivedi was 1-2 with 2 RBI’s. 
Overall the Young Cougars did
 a lot of great things and showed a lot of heart.  We still have a lot of work to do but this young group has the work ethic to get better and show its true potential. 

LACROSSE:
Varsity Lacrosse continues to heat up with Wednesday night's victory against cross-town rivals North Creek. The first half was action packed. Two goals were scored within the first five minutes by Ryan Palmer and Bryce Johnson, with assists by Sean Johnson, and Kaden Allen respectively. Goals followed by Peter Cecil, another two for the unstoppable Ryan PalmerSean Johnson, and add another for Bryce Johnson.

Defense was intimidating and impressive led by the strengths of Reed Morgan, Cristian Gallardo, and Ethan Fadlovich. The Cougars finished the first half with a score 7 to 6.

The team continued to battle in the second half led by the aggressive play of Bryce Johnson, who honorably spent some time in the penalty box when not scoring his two additional goals for the Cougars. Ryan Palmer also scored his fourth goal of the evening.

Kaden Allen expertly handled most of the face-offs for Team Bothell He was accompanied by the powerful midfielders Sean Johnson and Tate Rayner. Our goal was strongly defended by the efforts of Bryce McAuliffe.

The final score of this exciting game was Bothell 10, North Creek 8. Next, our mighty JV team will take on North Creek this Thursday at 7:30pm on their turf. Go Cougs!

TENNIS:
The lady Cougs team traveled to North Creek on Wednesday to compete against the Jags. It was a battle of the cats. And what a battle it was. Our girls even though playing out of position competed for every point. The matches started at 3:30 and ended at 6:45. And here are your highlights:

Khushi Singh won 6-2, 6-4 to push her record to 3-0 at # 1 singles

Bean Lowe won 6-4, 6-2 at #2 singles

Esther Nguyen lost a very close match, 6-2, 4-6, 6-10 at #3 singles

Claudia Han played a great match with many great points. Her scores were 3-6, 4-6 

In doubles action, our girls were playing with different partners and really played some exciting tennis. Though we did not win a doubles match, they were competitive.

Julia Zhu and Avery Gerard lost to a tough Jag team at #1 doubles 0-6, 3-6

Lauren Culp and Claire Li playing together for the first time at #2 doubles played a very close match. The score was 4-6, 5-7

Amy Bian and Abby Park also playing together for the first time had the match of the day. 1-6, 6-4, 4-10

We are right back at it today with the Jags coming to our "Den" Go Cougs 


May 18 events:

BASEBALL - VARSITY:
The Bothell baseball team beat Woodinville 11-7 last night  in a very competitive game that showed that rust developed for both teams after missing last season.

  • Jonah Shull was the star of the game for the Cougs going five for five at the plate and coming in to close the game out on the hill.  Shull singled in the first, singled in the third, doubled in the fourth, singled in the fifth, and singled in the sixth collecting 5 rbi.
  • Overall the team collected 12 hits.  Simon Ransom had three rbi with a hard hit sac fly in the first and a single as the Cougs retook the lead for good with three runs in the fifth inning. Carlos Leder had a double and two rbi in the 6th and freshman Henry Crumbaugh had two hits and an rbi in his first high school baseball action. 
  • Trever Young started the game at pitcher for Bothell and was solid in his first varsity action.  He allowed five hits and six runs over four innings, striking out three and walking one while staying focused to overcome a number of errors in the field behind him. Senior Quentin O’Connor pitched scoreless innings in the 5th and 6th with three strike outs and no walks, before Shull came on to close the game out in the 7th.
  • The Cougs did commit seven errors in the field, which is usually not a good recipe for success.  The team will need to improve in this area in future games.

FASTPITCH:
Julianne Rose
, a Freshman playing in her first High School game ever, pitched all 7 innings in a 5-3 win over Woodinville. This was the first win against Woodinville for Fastpitch Softball in over 7 years. Julianne only allowed 2 hits and struck out 13 batters. 

Tatum Powers hit a 3 run home run in the 2nd inning that powered the offense. Brooklyn Harrel added an RBI single in the 2nd inning. Maleah Andrews added an RBI double in the 5th inning scoring Rachel Traxler, who had doubled right before Maleah, just missing a home run. 

Defensively, Anna Fowler, also a Freshman, caught a great game behind the plate. This was her first game as a catcher at any level. Not sure if we have ever started a season with a Freshman pitcher and a Freshman catcher, but it will be fun to watch the next 4 years. 

It got a little "dicey" in the 7th inning when Woodinville scored a run and had 2 others on base. But Julianne struck out the final batter to secure the victory.

We play a doubleheader against Woodinville on Friday night. 

SOCCER:  JV
JV Boys Soccer played at North Creek yesterday. We controlled the game, creating chances throughout the first half with North Creek crossing into our defensive half of the field twice. They managed to score on their second attempt of the night. We found a late first half equalizer from a set piece, scored by Brock Larsen. 

We continued to put them under pressure in the second half, creating 4 different 1 versus 1 opportunities with the keeper but could not capitalize. 

Going into halftime the score was tied 1-1. After a few halftime adjustments, we managed to blitz North Creek and dominate the game. We held them to 1 attempt on frame in the second half and keep them under pressure with a ton of offense. We found the back of the next 4 more times finishing the game 5-1

Michael Gibson completed his hat trick just before the final whistle. While Michael contributed the goals, Brock Larsen and Beck Meschke put in "Man of the Match" performances.


May 17: 

GOLF:As the clouds rolled up onto Redmond Ridge this past Monday afternoon, so did the mighty Bothell Cougars Girls Golf Team. Led by Senior Captains Claire Balee and Christina Parmelee, the golfers of Bothell High began their inaugural match against a balanced Woodinville Falcons team. 

Coming out of the match with the top score of the tournament was Woodinville's number one, shooting a 45. Close behind her was Claire Balee, posting an honorable 51. In the same group were Christina Parmelee and Katherine Choi. Both of whom scored very well, posting a 58 and a 56, respectively. Unfortunately, the remainder of the field didn't finish all nine holes, but with a rematch on the horizon and our sights set on victory, we can only improve! Our next match-up will be at Woodinville's home course, Willows Run. Go Cougars!


May 15:
LACROSSE: Saturday was a great night for lacrosse!  Bothell showed impressive hustle, picking up more ground balls and winning more face offs than Woodinville. Many of our new players had the opportunity to take the field. Peter Cecil and Reed Morgan took face offs for the Cougars.  Adam Smith scored two goals and set up Will Alexander for a beautiful goal. Cristian Gallardo scored the final goal. Allistair Hennessey played his first high school game as goalie. There was a lot of positive energy on the field. Final score was Woodinville 11, Bothell 4.  

May 14:
LACROSSE: On Friday night, Bothell lacrosse traveled to Woodinville for a rematch of Wednesday’s contest.  With limited numbers, the Cougars fought hard and displayed hustle, determination, and grit throughout the whole game.  In the end, the Falcons won 0-16.  One of the best plays of the night, was a coast-to-coast play by Peter Cecil. 


May 13:
 JV SOCCER
In the second game of the season we came out strong and firing on all cylinders. Moving the ball around the boys created multiple chances and finally got a break through, for the first goal of the season, off a penalty kick. It was cooly slotted home by Nathan McKenzie

In the second half, both teams upped the tempo. Challenges and tackles came flying in from both teams while Woodinville pushed for the equalizer. Jackson Brown won man of the match by denying the Falcons 3 times from point blank range. With us on our heels we managed to put together a beautiful counterattack with a through ball from Michael Gibson to Myles Nafe who finished wonderfully to the back post. The Falcons found a late consolation goal to make the score 2-1 but we held on to secure the victory. 

TENNIS:
Bothell Girls tennis played a match for the ages against Woodinville. 

Going into the match the girls had the mindset of just improving from the last match. They accomplished this goal.  It was a battle on every court. Here are the scores

Khushi Singh played 3 hard sets at #1 singles and won 6-3, 4-6, 10-3.
Esther Nguyen played an even longer match at #2 singles and won, 3-6, 6-4, 14-12.
Bean Lowe playing in her first match of the season won in straight sets, 6-2,6-2
Claudia Han fought hard at 4th singles but came up a little short 2-6,3-6

In doubles action, Julia Zhu and Avery Gerard playing together for the first time at #1 came away with a 4-6, 7-5, 12-10 victory to win the match
Lauren Culp and Ananya Kumar lost the first set 1-6, but made some adjustments to make it close but eventually lost the second set 5-7. 
And at 3rd doubles, the team of Amy Bian and Claire Li lost a heart breaker 6-2, 4-6, 6-10

Great day for the lady Cougs with a 4-3 win


May 12:
LACROSSE
Bothell lacrosse battled a very good Woodinville Falcons team Wednesday Night at the BHS field for our first game of the season.  Goalie Bryce McAuliffe had an amazing 18 saves and came up clutch for the Cougars.  Ryan Palmer scored 2 goals and Adam Smith scored one.  Kaden Allen was our face off specialist and Christian Gallardo anchored our defense.  Final score:  3-14.  Next game is Friday night at 8PM at Woodinville.


MAY 11
SOCCER: VARSITY

Game started off even, both teams feeling out the other team as it is the first of the season. Bothell boys started picking up the pace of the game as Abraham Gonzalez splits Woodinville's defense with a brilliant through ball to Sam Cooke who managed to tuck away the goal into the bottom corner of the goal. Finished the half up 1-0. 

Woodinville came out in the second half with a ton of energy and had us on the backfoot for the first 5 minutes, but we managed to grab a second goal from Abraham Gonzalez after he capitalized on a Woodinville defenders mistake.  Abe managed to roll the ball around the goalie for a baller finish. Woodinville scraped a goal back making it 2-1 with less than 20 minutes left. 

In the dying minutes of the game, with Woodinville pressing us onto our backfoot, Riley Lathrop decides to put the burners on and decimates Woodinville's defense. He lays a dime across the box for Andrew Gabriyelyan to tap in and kill the game. 3-1 Cougs baby!  Sheeeesh.

JV SOCCER: May 11 vs Woodinville
In the first game of the season, the boys came out excited and ready to play. Controlling play and tempo, they moved the ball around and created several chances in the first half. They were unfortunate to give up a goal before half time as they had dominated possession. 

In the second half, it was more of the same. Pressing high defensively and putting the Falcons under pressure. Opportunities were there to score, but we could not find the back of the net. In what was a good first game, with dominating possession, Cougars JV fell 1-0. 

TENNIS:
The girls tennis team had their first match and they played well. Even with a make shift line-up they competed all throughout the match.

Khushi Singh won 6-2, 3-6, 10-7 at #1 singles.   Amy Bian and her partner Yurina Tamura won a very exciting match at #3 doubles 6-1, 7-6

The match was 2-5 to Woodinville but all our girls played hard. 

  • Winter Sports Results

Last week of winter sports:

May 8 - finale

BASKETBALL:  
Boys:

The Cougars finished the season with another close hard-fought game to North Creek. The Cougars were once again led by Myles Phillips and Jaiden Bernstein on offense and  Cody Petrin on defense. Unfortunately, the Cougars came up on the wrong side of the scoreboard.


GYMNASTICS:
We had an action-packed final gymnastics meet and could not be prouder of these amazing athletes.  This was a quad meet, so all four Northshore Schools were represented.  

On Vault, Bella Wooley took 10th place, Cora Taylor took 9th place and Melia Flores took 8th place.

On Bars, Emma Dennison took 10th place, Melia Flores took 9th place and Cora Taylor took 1st place.

On Beam, Cora Taylor took 2nd place.

On Floor, Angelina Fogliato took 10th place, Emma Dennison took 8th place, Bella Wooly took 6th place and Cora tied for 1st place.

All Around - Cora Taylor took 2nd place!
We as a team ended in 3rd place, just 1 point away from 2nd place, but did achieve our highest score as a team this season!  
Even though we had a short season, these girls achieved an incredible amount.  They competed with strength, their sportsmanship was outstanding, and their team bond was a wonderful thing to see.   Congratulations to these fine young athletes!


BASKETBALL:
The Bothell JV-C Boys Basketball Team went into Inglemoor and dominated the game from the second quarter on to defeat--and sweep--the Inglemoor Vikings.  With a 23-point victory, the BHS "Cs" finished the season 4-2. What a crazy, challenging, and interesting month of hoops in this COVID driven season.  Rather than highlight individual players from Saturday's game, let's say it was a total team effort to get to this point. Thank you to all the people who made playing basketball possible this year.

Outstanding efforts ---and patience---this whole season by BHS "Cs":Mason McLaren, Andrew Peter, Jarell Fermon, Mingo Lemley, Toby Johnson, Saivon Soeum, Jackie Flamer III, Rico Clark, Jaspar Francis, Ezra Giesbrecht, and George West.

GYMNASTICS:
The Bothell Gymnastics team had a successful meet this weekend against NorthCreek.  
Vault - Emma Dennison took 10th, Angelina Fogliato took 7th, Erin Benefiel took 6th, Melia Flores and Josie Suckut tied for 3rd and Bella Wooley placed 1st.
Bars - Angelina Fogliato took 10th, Katie Kaleta took 8th, Melia Flores took 7th, Bella Wooley took 5th, Josie Suckut took 4th, Emma Dennison took 3rd and Cora Taylor placed 1st with a 9.7!
Beam - Emma Dennison took 10th, Josie Suckut took 8th, Bella Wooley took 5th and Cora Taylor took 4th place.
Floor - Josie Suckut took 10th, Bella Wooley took 9th, Melia Flores took 7th, Emma Dennison and Angelina Fogliato tied for 5th and Cora Taylor placed 1st with a 9.5!
In the All Around - Katie Kalete placed 9th, Angelina Fogliato placed 8th, Melia Flores placed 5th, Josie Suckut placed 4th, Emma Dennison placed 3rd and Bella Wooley placed 2nd!

Bothell came away with the win with a score of 162.3!  Way to go lady Cougs!!!


Week of April 26 - May 1

BASKETBALL:  First game of the season April 27

Lost a close one to Inglemoor. Jaiden Bernstein led with 11 rebounds, Myles Phillips led with 30 points.  The game was tied at half after a 15 point comeback.   
THIS IS THE EXCITING PART: Bothell was down 8 points with 58 seconds; 
48 seconds left 58 - 53; 
5.9 seconds left 61 - 59.  
BHS had a chance to tie at the buzzer. . . .  Final score 62 - 59!   The crowd (probably) went wild...   

WRESTLING:  Double Dual -- which means all four schools were in the same place and faced off on each other.
BHS vs WHS first -- 
First match Conner Tompkins Delacerda pinned his guy; Rudy Podany pins his guy;  Adrian Naranjo wins with a major decision; Brenda Zamorano Salmoran pins her opponent!  There were more wins/losses but those are my highlights.  Unfortunately we have some missing weight classes and WHS takes the match but only by 7 points so well wrestled!

BHS vs North Creek:  
Rudy and Adrian are both victorious; Cody Wright pinned his opponent; Conner pins his "victim" in the first minute! 
Fast and Furious has nothing on BHS Wrestling team!

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BASKETBALL: April 26
The BHS "Cs" had a close one against Inglemoor Monday night.  Despite a noticeable off-shooting night, BHS got the win 48-39.  Jarell Fermon and Mason McLaren were calm and cool as they methodically advanced the ball up court in the fourth quarter despite desperate pressure by Inglemoor.  Both guards were clutch when it mattered making a combined 6 free throws in the final two minutes to seal the victory.  
With a few players out, others stepped up.  George West came off the bench to drain a huge 3-pointer and make several key shots.  George ended up leading Bothell's balanced scoring with 11pts.  Andrew Peter used his speed and smarts to chase down all the Inglemoor guards ---and was the key to Bothell's fourth quarter zone pressure D. 

The BHS "Cs" will wrap up the season on Saturday at 1PM @ IHS. The game should be streamed for those not able make it.


Week of April 19

BASKETBALL:
During the last 12 months, if one ever missed the atmosphere/ intensity, you only get when your present at a sporting event---you got it Saturday afternoon.  Despite falling short 51-59the BHS "Cs" battled the North Creek "Cs" in a physical head-to-head game that was much closer than the final score. Jarell Fermon proved he could literally shoot from another zip code with deep 3-pt shots from Mill Creek, Lynnwood, and a few from Ellensburg.  He ended with a clutch 17 pts on 6/7 shooting.  Mason McLaren, despite a sore foot/knee, delivered the ball up-court under heavy and unrelenting physical pressure by NCHS. Mingo Lemley ignited a Cougar comeback by taking a rebound coast-coast for a physical three-point play--- that almost put a North Creek player through the hoop with the basketball.  The all-around hustle-and put-back-plays of Ezra Giesbrecht almost ended social distancing in the NSD--- by bringing all the Bothell parents together for high-fives and fist bumps....A very fun--and intense--game to watch.  The "Cs" will take on IHS Monday (4/26) @ 730 at BHS.

GYMNASTICS:
The Bothell Gymnastics Team had our first meet of the season and did an amazing job!
On Vault, Bella Wooley got 3rd, Josie Suckut got 7th, Angelina Fogliato, Melia Flores and Katie Kaleta all tied for 9th place.  

On Bars, Josie Suckut got 7th, Bella Wooley got 8th, Melia Flores got 9th and Angelina Fogliato got 10th place.  

On Beam, Angelina Fogliato got 2nd with an impressive 9.4, Katie Kaleta got 6th, Josie Suckut got 7th, Salima Mayanja got 8th and Melia Flores got 10th place.  

On Floor, Salima Mayanja got 4th with a 9.3, Angelina Fogliato and Melia Flores tied for 7th with a 9.2 and Katie Kaleta got 10th place.  All Around - Angelina Fogliato was in 5th Place, Melia Flores was in 7th Place, Josie Suckut was in 9th place and Bella Wooley was in 10th place. 
We ended the meet with a loss but an impressive score of 164.65!  We are so proud of these girls and know that we can improve next week.  We will be back at it again next Saturday at Bothell Gymnastics Center against North Creek High School.


BASKETBALL:
Bothell Saturday night as the "Cs" lost one to NCHS.  In a game everyone just wished they could have a "do-over", Bothell missed the efforts of few players who just weren't able to participate Monday.  Mingo Lemley continued to power the ball down low and draw fouls on his opponents while Jarrell Fermon stepped up to handle pressure defense the whole game. The "Cs" will look forward to getting healthy and taking a better crack at the Jaguars Saturday (4/24).

 


 

Beyond ridiculously proud of the Georgia Bulldogs for winning the national championship this weekend in Waco TX - battling SMU in a nail biter to win their first title since 2014! 

Kaitlin and her fellow Dawgs are proud to wrap up the incredibly challenging pandemic year taking home the trophy to Athens GA. 

 April 12 - April 17:

April 17

BASKETBALL:
Yes, in these strange seasons of Covid high school sports you're gonna have a few frustrations....and lows.... BUT----how often do you ever have the opportunity to beat your biggest rival twice in six days??

Outmanned 7 to 12, The Bothell "C's" invaded Woodinville High School Saturday and immediately fought their way to 11-5 early lead.  Mingo Lemley proved the game's most dominate force powering in 22 points in the paint and grabbing (at least) a dozen rebounds. Ezra Giesbrecht outhustled every player on the court! Six man and academic all-star, Andrew Peter, provided solid minutes and steady defense at several key moments in the game.
The "Cs" grinded out a 48-36 second win against the Falcons to go 2-0 on the year.  Next stop North Creek on Monday night.

BASKETBALL:  April 13
JV Boys open their season against Woodinville.  Bothell came out strong in the first quarter but fell behind in the second. Woodinville's size proved to be a tough match up for Bothell and we were trailing by 10 at the half. 

Bothell came out with strong defensive effort in the second half cutting into the lead, to have Woodinville come back.  For most of the fourth quarter both teams traded baskets. In the end Woodinville took the win.  Proud of the effort Bothell displayed and looking to take one back on Saturday at home.


BASKETBALL:  April 12
In their season opener, the Bothell C's got off to furious start outscoring Woodinville 13-0 to start the game.  Woodinville tried to climb back, but ultimately fell short 50-32.  Mingo Lemley was a physical force on both the offensive and defensive boards--proving too much for Woodinville.  Jarell Fermon and Mason McLaren handled the ball under pressure and provided a nice 1-2 scoring punch with 14 pts each. Timely hustle defense and rebounding by Ezra Giesbrecht gave Woodinville fits the whole game.  Jackie Flamer III was "as cool as the other side of the pillow", stepping up and draining a few jumpers to get Bothell off to a fast start.


Last of Fall recaps! 

Saturday events:

Cross Country:
What a season it has been! It is never too late to brush off those old running shoes and get in shape! These Bothell Cougars make it look easy, but do not be fooled their hard work showed today at the Northshore Championships! Let us get started:

Girls Varsity Race: Call it a TSUNAMI or call it the BLUE WAVE but having any school finish with their top 5 runners in the top 10 is a pure sign of dominance – The Bothell girls did just that! Starting with the most important runner (your 5th runner) Taylor Zundel (Jr) with a solid 10th place finish. Next, your heart of Girl Cougars XC Team over the past 4 years, in their final race Kasey Ly (Sr) and Monserrat Lopez (Sr) battle fiercely to show how fierce this girls team really is. Finishing 7th for Kasey Lyand 5th for Monserrat Lopez. Lastly, was our 1-2 punch or in this case our 2-3 punch! Not every race goes according to plan and despite those unexpected variables Ainsley Herron (So) and Lauren Hoyt (Fr)tried to take down the top runner from Inglemoor, but she never looked back after the first half mile of the 3.1 mile race. With that effort Ainsley Herron finished 3rd and Lauren Hoyt finished second in a time of 19:34. Rounding up the varsity girls was Gabby Jonart (Fr) in 17th and Zuleikha Kandilige (Jr) in 19th… The Girls Team finished 1st overall with a score of 27!

Boys Varsity Race: Following the same level of energy from the girl’s race, the boys decided to push pass their limits. In Cross Country place matters, but as a team--SPREAD matters. Spread is how closely that teams 1strunner comes in comparison to that respective teams 5thrunner. This Varsity group consists of 6 new varsity level runners and those top 5 runners finished within 60 seconds of each other. That is a sign of many things to come from this Boys varsity team. They will only be getting stronger and faster. Kaden Allen (Jr) finished 15th, Dalton Retzer (So) finished 13th, Joshua Sieben (Jr) finished 12th, and Alex Vuyisich (Jr) finished 11th. Lastly, with continuing to have a fighting spirit and competing all the way in his last Cross Country race Senior Sol Badeaux fought to give every ounce he had. Rounding the last turn before the finishing shoot Sol was 50 meters behind a Woodinville and Inglemoor runner. Only having 150 meters left he turned on the JETS beating both of those runners by .1 of a second to finish 6th in a time of 18:28Tanner Steele (Jr) and Roman Bartholomew (So) ran PRs as well! 

Junior Varsity Girls: One thing that is unique to the sport of cross country is how rare it is to WIN a race. In any race there is only ever 1 winner. Emma Harmon (Fr) was that winner today. Running a PR of over 50 seconds and securing her a win! Madison Cohnheim (So) followed shortly behind with a second-place finish and a PR of 70 seconds. Alamea Hill (Fr) finished 10th in her first every Cross-Country race! Alexa Hill (Fr) finished her race with a 10 second PR as well! Expect many great things from these 4 girls in the future!

Boys Junior Varsity Race: This is an incredibly young group of runners and they truly are stepping up to what it takes to be a “runner”. Crossing the line first for the Bothell JV Boys was Brandon Laverman (Jr). Anders Niemin (Fr) ran a huge PR of 55 seconds! Crisitian Gallardo (Jr) finished his first season of XC with an 8 second PR. Raveesh Pujari (Fr) ran a 16 second PR. Stone Wolfgang (Jr) ran 2 minutes faster than he previously did on this course. Then, if we are truly talking about PRs, let us talk about the stars of the day! Andrew Larsen (Fr) ran a WHOLE 6 minutes faster for a 5k than he ever has. Sean Ortman (Fr) ran 4 WHOLE minutes faster than his next previous best. Paul Griffaton (Fr) also ran a WHOLE 4 minutes faster than his next fastest time. Then you had Dash Pickrell (Fr) and Aiden Allway (Jr) finishing their first race of the season. 

Congrats to all these men and women of cross country! Looking forward to next year already!

Freshman Football:  The Freshman team finished 4-0 this season after a close game against Woodinville.  The first time these two teams met the Cougars won 42-7. 
Saturday
s game was a lot different and the young Cougars finally scored late in the second half to take the WIN 6-0 against a much improved Woodinville team.  Danny Sirmon connected with Tyson Hoke on a 12 yard pass for the games only score.  The Bothell Defense played well and stood its ground on 2 Woodinville drives that came inside the Cougars 20 yard line.  Nolan Ellis put the Falcons hopes to rest with an interception on Woodinville's last drive.  Defensive stand outs; Levi Freed, Saivon Soeum, Nolan Ellis, Simon Freed, Avory Smith and Patrick Hopkins.  
This was a great team effort and a great way for us to end the season.   We are very proud of how close this TEAM is and all the hard work they put in. 

March 30 - April 1:

SPECIAL THANK YOU SHOUT OUT to the amazing coaches who took time after their long days to send these wonderful recaps!  Diving: Mitch Craig; Golf: dynamic duo of Rod Felton and Joe Baillargeon;  Freshman football: John Legault; Soccer: Noah Bochner and Jim Shulkin; Slowpitch: Jeff Skelly; Tennis: Mike Pizzo; Volleyball: Russell Monsef, Marlie Davis, Dez Diego; XC: Michelle Westlund/Mason McHenry.  You all deserve a group high five -- except we aren't doing touching of hands, so . . . just a thank you!

Recap of Thursday:

SOCCER:
Game started similar to the last one. About halfway through the first half Hannah Cecil gets the smallest window of opportunity for a tough shot and manages to bag a goal, putting us up 1-0. Inglemoor comes back to tie the game early in the second half. We respond well and Amelia McNiel wins a 50-50 challenge at the top of Inglemoor's 18 yard box, that lands at the feet of Hannah Cecil again who tucks it home into the net!  Inglemoor  equalizes a few minutes later.  Regulation ends at a 2 -2 tie.  
After two hectic overtime periods TIE REMAINS!  Penalty kick time.... HOLY HOT SAUCE. 
Inglemoor manages to put in 4 penalty kicks to our 3.  WHAT A GAME! WHAT A SEASON!

Like varsity, JV girls soccer entered last night's final match facing Inglemoor for the 3rd time in a row (having gone 0-2 so far). The match started much like the previous two, with Inglemoor getting an early goal to go ahead 1-0, this time on a well hit one touch off a corner kick. Bothell fought back with our first goal by Elise Aasan, who received a wide ball, took space, beat a defender on a cut in and finished a perfectly placed left footed shot far post. About 5 mins later during a promising attack, Parker Olson was tripped from behind in the box and awarded a penalty kick, which she powerfully put away, 2-1 Cougs. Then shortly before the half, Natalie Mahlen found just a sliver of space in a high but wide position and from a tough angle was able to deceptively slip a shot just inside the near post, 3-1 Cougs.
In the second half the Bothell ladies clamped down the team defense like we haven't seen all season and limited Inglemoor to very few legitimate chances to break through. Meanwhile we kept the pressure on offense by holding the majority of possession, playing on the Inglemoor side most of the 40 minutes, and creating numerous good scoring opportunities. Final score, 3-1 Cougs. 
The girls truly played at a new level last night and redemption was theirs. So proud of the collective effort and resilience shown by this team. Go Cougs! 

SLOWPITCH:
In the first game, yesterday, the combined Bothell team dominated Woodinville 10 to 2. Oliva Lassitter and Bella Branscomb together pitched a great game with 4 strikeouts and only giving up 3 hits. At the plate, Grace Tanferani hit a double with 3 RBIs. Kolby Zaha went 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs. Ellie Prindle and Ryann Osborne each batted 1000. 
In the last game of the season, it was Bothell White vs. Bothell Blue. True to the season it was a nail biter. Bothell White jumped ahead in the first with a led off homerun by Baylee Mittendorf then a triple by Evie Le Doux. The White team had a 5 to 1 led going into the bottom of the 4th when the Blue team rallied. Hannah Thorsheim started the inning with a single then scoring on a double by Grace Tanferani. Hits by Landyn Zaha, Akemi Ozoa, Koby Zaha and Julia Garcia and the Blue team took the led by one.  
The White team scored one run on a hit by Emily Porter that tied the game in the 5th.  
In the top of the 7th, the White team took a two run led with a hit by Ryann Osborne, a double by Ellie Prindle and then a hit by Evie Cornwell that drove in the two runs.  
In the bottom of the 7th, down by 2, the Blue team looked like they might come back with a double by Akemi Ozoa then a single by Kolby Zaha to drive in Akemi. With the tying run on first the White team's middle infielders, Katy Branscomb and Ava Hauff made the last out of the game, clenching the win for the White team, 8 to 7. 

TENNIS:
What a way to end the season. We talk a lot about improving and gathering information after each match. The boy's tennis team has gotten better every match. 
Here are the results. Amil George won at #1 singles 6-7, 6-4, 6-4. His record for the season is 3-4. 
Sai Praneth lost a tough match at #3 singles 6-4, 3-6, 6-7. This was his first match at #3 singles. Tobias Jensen lost 2-6, 6-4, 1-6 at #4 singles. 
The doubles team of Colby Weller and Henry Crumbaugh played their first doubles match together at #1 doubles. They played well and had a great match. Their score was 5-7, 6-3, 4-6. Soren Rowles and Spencer Hogge also played a three-set match with some great points. Their score was 6-3. 5-7, 9-11.  Senior Henry Haight and his doubles partner Trevor Fritzler played an outstanding match and won at 4th doubles 8-3.
We say goodbye to our seniors -- Alex Switzer, Lucas Fowler, and Henry Haight. Three great young men who wear the Bothell blue with pride and class. 
We are already working to get better for the fall season. Very proud of these young men.

VOLLEYBALL:
The Varsity Volleyball Team fell just short last night in a 2-3 loss to defending champs North Creek. It was an exciting match from start to finish and though it was a tough loss, as 3 sets were decided by 2 points, the girls should be proud of how they played. They played with a lot of determination and PRIDE and brought their best when their best was needed. 
Our seniors led the way with steady play and leadership. Avarye Monsef & Jenna Milner anchored our offense with great sets all match long. Both also ended with 2 aces apiece. Lauren Culp was a rock in the back row. Great passing and defense throughout all 5 sets. Tessa Hoover added some timely aces (2) and kills (3). She also had a couple great digs against the reigning league MVP. Ashley Baron was on fire last night, earning a season high 10 kills! Our lone junior on the court last night, Jenna Legault, was on a mission as she slammed down 20 kills during the match! She also had 5 blocks. Our sophomore phenoms also rose to the occasion. Haedyn Bambolo added 14 kills to our total and was a solid passer all night. Nora Hayd finished with 9 kills and 2 blocks. BB Anitei was all over the net, earning 5 kills and 6 blocks! 
So thankful to be able to finish our season. Thanks for all your support!

True to the Choas of Covid -- your JV Volleyball team OWNED THE CHAOS and went UNDEFEATED for the season!!  9-0 (losing on 2 sets out of the 28 they played!!) after handing another 3-0 defeat to North Creek last night.  
Eva Winter led the charge with 5 kills followed by Fia Proctor, Josie Milner each with 4.... but 11 out of the 15 girls on the roster contributed kills last night. Maleah Andrews helped her hitters by delivering 13 assists for the night.
 Kili Hoke had a great serving run in the first set bringing 5 aces total for the night followed by Leanna Sayavong and Josie each with 3 aces.  
We accomplished one of our statistical team goals on Serve Receive thanks to the efficiency of Eva Winter (2.25) and Josie Milner (2.5) in their passing. 
Covid or not -- undefeated is undefeated!!!....Future is bright!!  GO big Blue!!!

C Team Volleyball ran out of time and had to swallow a tough loss last night against North Creek. 
Although we took a loss, we still could keep our heads high and had some great performances. Serving 100% was Victoria Paslavsky (2 aces), Lily Whitehead, Madi Iorg, Mary Purefoy(3 aces), and Kythera Ausmus. Alana Baron had a great serve/receive game passing at a 2.00 efficiency. Tough on defense was Lily Whitehead with 16 digs and Jenna Minneman with 11 digs of her own. 
These girls have had a great season considering the conditions they had to undergo. Managing a 15-player roster was not easy, but this group of young ladies always created a fun environment and came together to make it work. Eventually they found their groove to end this very short and unique season with a 4-3 record. Thank you for all your support!
As our saying goes this year: "Stay Positive! Test Negative"  


Tuesday:

SOFTBALL: SLOWPITCH:
In the first game Bothell White started strong but fell by one run to Woodinville. We were down by two heading into the top of the 7th. Evie Le Doux started off the inning with a double and scored on a hit by Gracie Atkinson. We had the tying run on 2nd with only 1 out but couldn't get her in. 
 Our offense was led by Evie Le Doux who hit 2 doubles and drove in 3 runs. Ryann Osborne batted in 2 runs. Baylee Mittendorf and Evie Cornwell each had a double and Gracie Atkinson had 2 hits and 1 RBI. 
 In the second game, Bothell Blue came from behind for a big win.  We were down by 6 going into the top of the 6th. Ava Gasca led off the inning with a hit, then we proceeded to score 6 runs to tie the game. Woodinville hit a homerun in the bottom of the 6th to go up by one run. In the top of the 7th we had back-to-back doubles by Hannah Thorsheim and Grace Tanferani and a base hit by Landyn Zaha to score 2 runs. We held Woodinville in the bottom of the 7th to win 9 to 8. 
Olivia Lassiter had a great game. She pitched 7 innings and only gave up 2 earned runs. At the plate she went 2 for 3 with a triple and scored the tying run in the 6th.  
Grace Tanferani hit 3 doubles with 3 RBIs and was in on a double play to get us out of the 6th. 
 

VOLLEYBALL:
Varsity Volleyball Team held off a much improved Woodinville team last night to secure their place in the NSD finals on Thursday. Didn’t quite have our usual mojo, but showed a lot of grit and perseverance in the 3-1 win. 
BB Anitei & Jenna Legault were tough servers last night, earning 4 & 5 aces respectively. Jenna Legault also led in kills with 11, but Nora Hayd (10) & Haedyn Bambolo (9) were close behind. Lauren Culp was her steady self, passing well and playing tough defense. Avarye Monsef & Jenna Milner set up our hitters well. Tessa Hoover had a great hitting night with 4 kills and only 1 error. 
1-1 versus North Creek this season, with our final showdown on Thursday at 7:30pm!


 JV :  "En Fuego!!" is the best way one could describe The JV vball play last night.  Sweeping WHS 3-0 with full roster contribution.
In the game of volleyball the team that wins the serve/serve receive battle is almost guaranteed the win.  Bothell executed that part of the game at a very high level. Alaina Lemley, Josie Milner, Leanna Sayavong, Lily Whitehead, Kea Skinner, Maleah Andrews and Sienna Bell were perfect serving for the night while Maleah Andrews racked up 8 aces of 17 serving attempts and Kea Skinner went on a fantastic run of 10 serves in the first set.   The kills came from 10 out of our 12 hitters.  Led by Kili Hoke(5), Dyllan Graff(4) and Eva Winter(4), Alana Baron (2) and Elise Yuhan(2).  Winning the serve receive battle for Bothell was evident with our highest passing efficiency for the season due to the great passing performances from Eva Winter, Josie Milner, Kili Hoke, Leanna Sayavong and Lily Whitehead.  To seal the deal on the great night Fia Proctor ran some great slides and compiled 2 solo blocks. 

The C team volleyball squad earned a big 2-1 win against the Woodinville Falcons last night. What a way to close out the season against a competitive team. We may have taken a tough lost to Woodinville at the beginning of the season, but we were back, and we were better, which may have caught the Falcons by surprise. 
Serving tough, Mary Purefoy controlled our side of the net with a 92% consistency and 6 acesCamdyn O'Neal earning 6 aces of her own. In the 100% serving club for the night is Madi Iorg, Victoria Paslavsky, Aileen Taing and Katie Kaleta. 
Strong hitting performance by Stella Grekoff hitting at .455 with 5 kills, and Victoria Paslavsky hitting at .200 with 2 kills. Setter, Camdyn O'Neal earned 5 kills of her own as well. Aileen Taing finished the match for the win with an epic kill of her own. 
Jenna Minneman balled out last night with 5 aces, 2 kills, 1.75 serve/receive accuracy, 1 block and 10 digs. 
Last but not least, this team could not have gotten the W without our solid setters and their assists: Mary Purefoy (6), Madi Iorg (4), and Camdyn O'Neal (7). 
Hope you can see this squad in action via live stream this Thursday, as we take on the North Creek Jaguars to end the season at home.  

 


WEEK OF MARCH 22-MARCH 26

SOCCER: 3/25
Varsity: 
Game started well, with both sides creating oppurtunities early on. Inglemoor scored first on a nice shot from outside the box. We respond well with Hannah Cecil dishing a ball across the box to a crashing Ella Stroup, who strikes it past the keeper. Inglemoor takes a 2-1 advantage off of a botched cross that sailed into the far post. The half ends 30 seconds later. We come out second half aggressive yet composed. Defended well with no chances for Inglemoor to attack. Hannah Cecil goes on a brilliant individual effort to beat 3 defenders and slot it by the keeper to tied it up 2-2. Inglemoor get a penalty shortly after and manage to take a 3-2 lead with 20 minutes left. Girls fight back hard with a few solid chances created, but were unable to get a goal in. Game finished 3-2 Inglemoor.


Freshman Football:  Another WIN for the Freshman Team last Saturday beating Inglemoor 38-6.  The First quarter was scoreless and early in the second Danny Sirmon connects with Mingo Lemley for a 18 yard TD pass.  Maliqki Walker ran in for the point after to put the Cougars up 8-0.  The Cougars got the ball back late in the first half and Danny Sirmon connected with 4 different receivers to quickly drive the ball all the way down the field.  Danny finished off the drive connecting with Tyson Hoke for a 10 yard TD pass.  Maliqki ran in the PAT to make it 16-0 at half.  The second half We started off with the ball and the run game really came together with Maliqki Walker going into Beastmode.  Maliqki had 53 yards rushing on this opening drive and finished off the drive with a 3 yard TD.  Patrick Hopkins scored on the PAT with a circus catch in the back of the end zone to put the Cougars up 24-0.  The next possession Danny connected with Tyson again on a 55 yard TD pass.  Simon Freed caught a pass for the PAT and put us up 32-6.  Maliqki was able to get another TD later in the game and finished off the Vikings 38-6.  Maliqki Walker had 19 carries for 138 yards with 2 TD and 2 PATs.  This was Maliqkis best game of the season!  Danny Sirmon had a great day as well going 13-17 for 215 Yards and 3 TDs.  Tyson Hoke caught 4 passes for 120 yards and 2 TDs; Ezra Giesbrecht had 2 really nice Varsity type completions for 40 yards- He also blocked very well all game!  The Offensive line did a great job opening holes up and staying with their blocks.  Saivon Soeum had 4 Great pancake blocks along with Avory Smith, Patrick Hopkins, Morgan Thomas, Josh Hogge, Logan Powell and Charlie Sekulich all contributing with great effort.  Nolan Ellis had some great open field blocks leading the way for our RB’s.
Defensively we played really well
 again as a team.  Levi and Simon Freed led the team in tackles with 22 combined- both guys were making plays all over the field.  The Defensive Line dominated up front; Avory Smith and Patrick Hopkins both had 5 tackles and one sack; Savion also had 5 tackles.  Bryce Hendricksen got his first Interception of the season to end Inglemoors final drive.  The Cougar defense was very physical and made Inglemoor earn every yard.  Next game is At Woodinville on Saturday 11am. 

DIVING:
Bothell v Inglemoor 
The girls had a great senior night at the pool deck. We honored our amazing seniors Cora Taylor and Salima Mayanja. Both girls did their personal best! 

Taking first place was Salima with a score of 231.77 and Cora with a score of 211.00 Maggie Dempsey was third with 158.79 

GOLF:
BHS Boys Golf faced Inglemoor one more time in our last head-to head match on Thursday at Bothell's new home course, Redmond Ridge. Inglemoor came in with some consistent scores and totaled out at 217. Bothell had...more than that. Once again, however, Walker Lamb, our freshman leader, walked away with the medalist honor with a three over par 38 to the Inglemoor front runner's 42. Walker has been the medalist in every match we have faced. Connor Kim (10) and Oliver Kemper (9) came in with 46s, hard fought after a couple of tough holes. Following them, Boyd Crumbaugh (12) and Titus Vela (12), our two first time seniors, rounded out our team score to complete our top five. It has been a short but fun season, and our team looks forward to a couple of double-duals next week to finish off the year. 

SOCCER:
Varsity: 
Game started well, with both sides creating oppurtunities early on. Inglemoor scored first on a nice shot from outside the box. We respond well with Hannah Cecil dishing a ball across the box to a crashing Ella Stroup, who strikes it past the keeper. Inglemoor takes a 2-1 advantage off of a botched cross that sailed into the far post. The half ends 30 seconds later. We come out second half aggressive yet composed. Defended well with no chances for Inglemoor to attack. Hannah Cecil goes on a brilliant individual effort to beat 3 defenders and slot it by the keeper to tied it up 2-2. Inglemoor get a penalty shortly after and manage to take a 3-2 lead with 20 minutes left. Girls fight back hard with a few solid chances created, but were unable to get a goal in. Game finished 3-2 Inglemoor.

SOFTBALL
For Senior Night, Bothell White had two one run wins over Woodinville and Bothell Blue. 

 In the first game SENIOR Katy Branscomb started at 2nd base and contributed to 6 outs and scored one run in the White team's 5 to 4 win over Woodinville. At the plate: Bella Branscomb went 3 for 3 with 2 RBIs, Ryann Osborne drove in our first run of the game with a hit in the 4th, and Ellie Prindle drove in the winning run in the 5th with a hard hit ball down the left field line. 

In the second game, SENIOR Phia Endicott started in right center for the Blue team. She fielded a couple of hard hit balls holding the White team to only singles. Hannah Thorsheim led the offense, for the Blue team, with a single, a double and a triple. Grace Tanferani, Landyn Zaha, and Zoe Brown drove in 2 runs each. Even with the many great hits that the Blue team had they fell one run short to the White team.  

The White team was very strong at the plate scoring 11 runs. Baylee Mittendorf led the team with a double and a triple with 2 RBIs. Katy Branscomb hit 2 doubles. Cyndal Osborn hit in 3 runs. Evie Cornwell and Evie Le Doux each had 2 hits.  

Another Great Day for Bothell Softball. 

TENNIS:
Boys tennis competed against Inglemoor. Improvement was the focus and as a team that is exactly what we did. We improved our games won from 39 to 60. The boys competed and fought hard the whole match.
Sai Praneth and Tobias Jensen won a great match at # 1 doubles, 7-6, 7-5, and the doubles team of Alex Switzer and Lucas Fowler lost a close match, 7-6, 3-6, 5-10.
Very proud of the team for their commitment to get better. Final team score. Inglemoor 6 Bothell 1.

VOLLEYBALL:
Varsity: 
It was Senior Night and these girls did not disappoint, helping earning the 2nd 3-0 sweep of Inglemoor in a row. 
5 of these seniors, some of them playing together since 5th grade, were ready for their night, but the exciting news of the evening were the 2 seniors, Maddie Iorg & Katie Kaleta, called up from the C Team to take part in the match. Ashley Baron was on fire last night 5/5 serving, while earning 10 kills! Avarye Monsef, steady as usual, added another kill and 15 assists. Jenna Milner dished out 20 more assists and also had 2 aces. Lauren Culp continued her dominate performance in the back row, passing a nearly perfect 2.77 on 13 attempts. She also had 11 digs & 2 aces on the night. Tessa Hoover was not going to disappoint on her night, earning 1 ace, 2 blocks and 4 kills on 5 attempts, with no errors. 
Our 2 first-time varsity players also did not disappoint. The goal of the evening was for each to make 1 serve and earn a kill. Maddie Iorg struck first. As the team’s first server, she showed no hesitation nailing her first attempt. When she rotated back to the front row, boom - she got her kill! Katie Kaleta, playing team volleyball for only 4 weeks, also showed no fear when getting her first serve over. Fast forward to late in the first set, when it was time for our normal starters to get some playing time in, and Katie hadn’t had a kill yet. Knowing this, Avarye Monsef stepped up and set Katie about  3 times in a row. The crowd was waiting, the cheerleaders were ready, when it finally happened. Her hit found the floor and the crowd, our bench and the cheerleaders erupted! It was awesome. 
The rest of our team did a great job of supporting these girls, in their limited action, Jenna Legault & Haedyn Bambolo each had 7 kills. BB Anitei finished with 3 aces on 7/7 seeing and 4 kills. 
Next up Woodinville at home on Tuesday. 

JV Strikes Again with another 3-0 win!!
Inglemoor Vikings were no match for the solid serving and consistent play of our JV Squad.  Elise Yuhan was on fire producing 8 aces while her counterparts Kili Hoke(5) Dyllan Graff(4) and Maleah Andrews(4) followed her lead.  Maleah, Alayna Lemley and Leanna Sayavong were perfect behind the serving line for the night. 
The girls had great ball control last night. Solid serve receive performances from Eva WInters, Kili Hoke and Leanna S then led to ample assists from Elise Yuhan(10) Maleah Andrews(7) and Kendal Monsef(5) allowing our hitters to bring the smack down at the net. Eva Winters had 6 kills, Kili Hoke ( 3) Kea Skinner (3) and Maleah Andrews (4) while Fia Proctor, Alaina Lemley, Kendal Monsef, Josie Milner contributed to a total of 23 kills ( almost 1 full set worth of points!!).
One more week of fun on the court!!  Go Cougs!!

C squad: Finished the week strong sweeping the Vikings in a 3-0 win. 
Stellar serving by Mary Purefoy (92% 14 aces), Victoria Paslavsky (92% 5 aces), and Stella Grekoff (90% 5 aces). Killer plays by Jenna Minneman she played strong and aggressive at the net taking the team lead of 6 kills (3 of which were overfeed kills) Lily Aasan made her debut on the court after being out for 2 weeks and contributed a spectacular kill. Aurelia Stokke came out of her shell and showed us what her persevering attitude and hard work has done these past few weeks, she had 3 digs and a great left-handed attack on the outside. Gabi Nelson did an awesome job serve/receiving allowing for great plays to occur. Setters, Mary Purefoy (9 assists) and Camdyn O'Neal (6 assists) did a great job setting up their teammates. Thank you for all your support! Go Cougs! 

 


CROSS COUNTRY
The cross country team weathered the rain and lots of mud during their meet against Woodinville yesterday. Despite the conditions, many season bests were posted. Freshman Lauren Hoyt takes another win this week while sophomore Ainsley Herron comes in second place close behind. Kasey Ly steps up to place 5th in the girls race. 
Senior Sol Badeaux led the Bothell boys. Behind him, a strong pack of sophomores and juniors fought for the top 10 positions in the race. Both teams showed a lot of strength and grit as they battled through the elements this week.

GOLF:
On a beautiful afternoon, the sun was shining, and it was raining golf balls at the greens! The boys team took on a balanced IHS team on Tuesday and it was quite a match. After an early Bothell lead, IHS came storming back with their 3-6 players taking a commanding 2 shot lead. Walker Lamb, Connor Kim, Boyd Crumbaugh, and Oliver Kemper lead the way for the Cougars with a 33, 39, 42, and 44. This was by far our best outing so far! Sophomore Sam Winkelman came in with a personal best 46 to help the Cougars take a 2-shot lead with one group left to finish. Well, a surprising 38 and 42 in the final group from IHS was too much to handle, leaving Bothell with 204 and IHS with 197. It was a well-played match enjoyed by all.

Freshman phenom, Walker Lamb has led all matches this year earning medalist honors in each. Going into the last week, he's the top NSD golfer this year!! Way to go Walker and way to go BHS Golf! Next up IHS on OUR COURSE! Let's bring it Cougars!

SOCCER:
Varsity: Game started even. Both teams trying to find their rhythm. We manage to score first by a brilliant individual effort by Hannah Cecil to set up Devon Lipkin for a simple tap in. Vikings manage to tie it up less than 5 minutes later and the half ends 1-1. Start second half strong again, unfortunately give up 2 goals relatively quickly, and no matter how much pressure we put on were not able to generate enough good chances. Ends 3-1 to Inglemoor.

JV: Team fell to Inglemoor 1-3 last night in what was a highly competitive match all evening. After giving up a 0-1 lead early in the match, the score was tied 1-1 (after a great game tying goal by Brooke Baker early in the second half) heading into the final 20 minutes of the match. Then we had a couple of preventable defensive lapses that really cost us and enabled them to escape late with the win. Just a few momentary defensive breakdowns and not being able to take advantage of the many great opportunities we had to light up our side of the score board more (i.e., too many great chances placed either wide or right to their goalkeeper and some tough luck with a couple shots finding the crossbar) were the differences in this one. We outshot them and for large parts of the match really outplayed them between the boxes, so it really could've gone either way. We're going to make some adjustments and are very much looking forward to getting it back in their house tomorrow night.  

On a positive and fun note, the team celebrated Senior Night. In addition to being greeted with pregame flowers, balloons, and gifts, Kailey Gumke also received a very special tribute from the BHS football team, who she's been a manager for the last couple years. After personal greetings and messages from team captains and Coach B, the entire football team formed a gauntlet line and cheered for Kailey as she ran through. It was awesome, so a VERY special thank you to Coach B and the entire Cougs football team for helping make Senior Night one we're sure will not soon be forgotten by Kailey or her family. #CougFamily   

SLOWPITCH:
Bothell Blue Team had a great day yesterday with a 1 run win over Bothell White and a 2 run win over Woodinville. 
In the first game Bothell White pitchers, Bella Branscomb and Baylee Mittendorf, combined to face 33 batters and had 3 strikeouts. At the plate, Baylee lead the offense with a double and a single. Cyndel Osborn hit a triple and Evie Cornwell hit a double. Oliver Lassitter pitched a great game for the Blue team facing 33 batters and striking out 4. Ava Gasca lead the offense hitting 3 for 3. Akemi Ozoa hit a 2 run Homer in the 4th inning to give the Blue team the lead. Hannah Thorsheim hit 2 doubles driving in 4 runs. 
In the Woodinville game, Olivia faced 26 batters, had 4 strikeouts and only gave up 6 hits. She was backed up by our middle-infielders, Baylee and Hannah, who combined for 8 of our outs with one double play. Olivia hit a double to drive in our first run of the game. Grace Tanferani, Kolby Zaha, and Akemi each had 2 hits. Jesslynne Cleveland-Lam had a single. Yara Ballnus had a hit that drove in the winning run. 
 Great job to all the Bothell softball players. 

TENNIS:
The boys played hard but were outmatched against a tough Inglemoor team. Lots of great  matches. Best match of the day was at 1st doubles. Sai Praneth and Tobias Jensen played a great match. Final score was 3-6, 6-4, 9-11

Final team score was 0-7. 

VOLLEYBALL:
Varsity
:  Team traveled to Inglemoor last night and they were all business, as they made quick work of the match in a 3-0 sweep. Only 5 total errors in all 3 sets for our hitters, as they hit at a mind-blowing .456 as a team. Nora Hayd earned 13 of the team’s 36 kills. Our girls also dominated the other side of the net, stuffing many attempts of the Inglemoor attack. BB Anitei, Jenna Legault and Tessa Hoover each endeavor with 4 blocks on the night. Tough serving kept Inglemoor off balance. Tessa Hoover continues to be hot from behind the line totally 4 aces last night. Jenna Milner was close behind with 3. Great passing throughout the match from Haedyn Bambolo, Lauren Culp and Nora Hayd made our setters job much easier. 
Next up, match 2 with Inglemoor on Thursday - Senior Night!


JV:  JV was very purposeful in thier work on the court last night as they defeated Inglemoor 3-0. Meeting our team goals of working on their tool box by hitting specific spots on the court serving and hitting produced some great personal performances.
 Our HIT Brigade began with 6 kills from Josie Milner followed by Kea Skinner (4) Kili Hoke(4) Fia Proctor, Amalie Onener and Jordan Hayden each adding 3 kills.  Kendal Monsef led this hitting spree with 10 assists while her setting crew of Elise Yuhan and Jordan Hayden each had 7 assists.
Serve receive was on point with Alaina Lemley, Josie Milner, Kili Hoke, Leanna Sayavong and Sienna Bell all passing a season high efficiency.  Good work ladies -- keep taking steps forward!!!

C Team Volleyball:  The C squad pulled a 4-1 win on Inglemoor last night! 
Excellent serving performance by Lily Whitehead (94% - 8 aces), Stella Grekoff (100% - 8 aces), Alana Baron (83% - 8 aces). 
Hitting steady and earning kills were Alana Baron (6 kills) and Stella Grekoff (4 kills). 
Jenna Minneman enabled team offense by serve/receiving with a 2.17 passing avg. 
Aggressive digging standouts go to Stella Grekoff (10 digs), Aileen Taing (8 digs) and Jenna Minneman with (6 digs). 
Keeping our offense on the move our setters Mary Purefoy (4), Camdyn O'Neal (7), Madi Iorg (2) and Aileen Taing (8) worked hard hustling for second contact assisting their team for kills. 


March 15 WEEK:

Thursday:

SOCCER:
VARSITY:Game started similar to last game with us in control from the start. North Creek did have more chances and came out with more energy. We managed to put away an indirect free kick from inside the 18 yard box. Goal by Hannah Cecil and assisted by Ashley Weller. Really clever play from both of them. Second half pretty much the same as the first. Devon Lipkin scored a beautiful volley from the top of the 18 yard box about 15 minutes into the second half to put us up 2-0. North Creek manages to get a late goal in the last 5 minutes of the game to make things a bit tense, but the gals held it together and came out with the W.

JV soccer had a big night on both sides of the ball last night, with a 6-1 result over North Creek. Continuing the offensive momentum started earlier in the week, much of the play was held on the NC side of the field in the first half, creating numerous scoring opportunities. A combination of tough luck and missed chances kept the match close with just a 2-0 halftime lead. 
The Jags continued to keep things tight the first half of the second half as well, heading into the final 20 minutes with us still holding just a two-goal lead at 3-1. But the fantastic high and mid press defense played by the Cougs all night finally opened things up and broke down the NC defense for 3 goals in the last 15 mins to seal the deal. 
The team defense was great all night, limiting the dangerous scoring opportunities of NC and on the other side we saw an offensive explosion from freshman Melia Flores (4 goals), as well as excellent finishes for goals from sophomore Brooke Baker and freshman Elise Aasan. Overall a dominating performance from the BHS JV Girls Soccer team, who have looked consistently and considerably stronger in each subsequent game so far this season. Great work ladies, Go Cougs!       

SLOWPITCH SOFTBALL:
Yesterday, Bothell Blue had a big win over Woodinville 13-10.  The game was played in a very cold, continuous rain.  The girls played well scoring 11 runs in the first two innings before one out was officially recorded (5 run max. per inning).  Grace Tanferani highlighted the scoring by blasting a monster two run homer in the first inning.  Other outstanding players were Ava Gasca, Landyn Zaha, Hannah Thorsheim, and Olivia Lassitter.  Outstanding Defensive player was Kolby Zaha, with three great catches in centerfield.
Bothell White had a close loss to Woodinville 7-5.  Outstanding players in game 2 were Ryann Osborne, Eve Le Doux, Baylee Mittendorf, and Evie Cornwell. 

VOLLEYBALL:   VBALL MARCH MADNESS

VARSITY:
It was another epic battle for the Bothell Varsity Volleyball Team, but this time it was North Creek that came out on top, as we fell 1-3. 2 of the 3 sets we lost were decided by 2 points! Our girls fought hard and never quit, even when down 10-18 in the third set they rallied to tie the score at 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 & 25, before losing 25-27! Definitely showed their Cougar PRIDE there! 

We served tough, we hit hard, but North Creek just had our number last night. Avarye Monsef & Jenna Legault led in Aces, 2 & 3 respectively. Of our 42 kills, Nora Hayd (14), Jenna Legault (12) & Haedyn Bambolo (9) put on a show. Lauren Culp was hot again in the back row with consistent passing and 19 Digs. The girls also blocked well last night, including 3 monster blocks on the reigning League MVP.  Nora Hayd earned 3 and Ashley Baron, BB Anitei, Jenna Legault & Tessa Hoover each ended with 2. Inglemoor next week, with Senior night on Thursday, then a make-up match with Woodinville and if the stars align, we’ll get a final match with North Creek on the 1st!

JV Volleyball overtake NC in Round 2.  
JV played a 5 set match against NC last night and pulled out another victory 3-1 over the Jags.  
Due to a malfunction with the statistician I do not have great specific player performances to share but was a delight to have Josie Milner's contributions on the floor.  Although we were in "scramble" mode much of the match we were able to win some of the crazy rallies and pull out the W.    
Bring on Inglemoor!

C Team volleyball
The C team squad redeemed themselves in their first away game to North Creek sweeping the Jaguars in a 3-0 win. Proud to say everyone was able to see the court last night and both the bench and the 6 on the court were constantly talking and had amazing energy which was a big factor to this win. 
Controlling the "controllables" behind the end line, strong serving performances goes to Mary Purefoy, Stella Grekoff and Aileen Taing with serving runs with at least 3 points and each at least earning one or more aces for the night. 
Running our offense setters: Mary Purefoy, Camdyn O'Neal and Madi Iorg all did an awesome job by playing stellar defense and racking assists, setting up our hitters for success. 
Hitters Alana Baron and Stella Grekoff had killer attacks anywhere and everywhere from both the front and back row. Victoria Paslavsky, Aileen Taing, and Kythera Ausmus showed the hard work they have done on their attacks last night as well swinging aggressively in the front row. 
Lily Whitehead and Anissa Macdonald did an awesome job keeping the ball alive and leading the team in digs. 
Our lady cougs did an awesome job last night. Watch out for us next time as we play the Inglemoor Vikings next week! 


Wednesday:

CROSS COUNTRY:
Beautiful day for a race! Big win for the girls cross-country team, going 1, 2, 3 and 5 at the dual meet VS Inglemoor! Congrats Lauren Hoyt, Ainsley Herron, Kasey Ly, and Taylor Zundel. Great marks on the boys side for Sol Badeaux and Alex Vuyisich, taking second and fifth in a photo finish at the line! 

GOLF:
BHS Boys Golf had a spectacular St. Patrick's Day match against NCHS! This time, we only lost by 10 strokes! For a team of primarily freshmen and sophomores (and one senior) against four seniors and one freshman, we are quite pleased. Highlights include: as is becoming his habit, our freshman Walker Lamb was once again the medalist with a one over par; Connor Kim 3-putted three holes and still pulled only bogeys on those holes! Oliver Kemper, another freshman, NEVER had to chip because his approach shots always hit the greens. Our first-year senior, Boyd Crumbaugh, played wonderfully with four pars, and he looked like he was playing lawn darts on a par three surrounded by water nailing it close to the pin. And finally, rounding out our top five scores, Sam Winkelman had a fabulous chip that had everyone cheering on the last hole of the day. 

We look froward to sunny days and gracious bounces as we go into the last half of the season.  

Tuesday:

SOFTBALL: 
 Bothell White had a great day yesterday sweeping its double header beating Woodinville in the first game 12-7 and the Bothell Blue team in the night cap 11-7.  Cyndal Osborn had an unbelievable day both with her bat and glove.  She had multiple hits in both games, but made two ESPN highlight film catches in centerfield in the first game against Woodinville.  She received standing ovations after the catches.  Way to go Cyndal. 

With the sweep by Bothell White the league standings are: 
Bothell White     2-2 
Bothell Blue       2-2 
Woodinville        2-2 

SOCCER:
Varsity:
Game started off with us on the front foot almost immediately. Had 2-3 chances in the first 15 minutes of the game. Finally put away a chance by Hannah Cecil’s shot from the corner of the 18 yard box in the last 5 minutes of the first half. Second half we looked a lot better. Were able to move the ball around the field much better than the first two games of the season. Had less chances to score than in the first half, but Devon Lipkin ended up slotting in a goal underneath the goalie in the final minutes of the game.  Big win 2 – 0.

JV: Amanda Frost opened the scoring for BHS in the 10th minute to even the score after we fell behind on an unlucky North Creek early goal. Then the flood gates opened with additional goals by Dakota Bultez and Brooke Baker for a 3-1 Cougars lead at the half. Midway through the second half Melia Flores found the back of the net for the Cougs, which was needed because we conceded another highly preventable goal with about 10 minutes left to play to bring it back to a two-goal margin.

But then with 5 minutes left the Cougs sealed the deal with a great breakaway goal by Sophia Hill. In addition to snapping a two-game scoreless streak in style, we continued the team defense momentum started in the second Woodinville match with tighter central and mid/high-press defending that made it difficult for the Jags to spend much time in front of our goal, as well as a huge improvement in holding possession to build promising attacks...as evidenced by the number 5 on the score sheet. 5-2 Cougs Great job ladies, Go Cougs!

TENNIS: Boys lost to North Creek 1-6. Outstanding play by Amil George at #1 Singles. He lost 4-6, 7-6, 3-10.
Alex Switzer and Lucas Fowler won at 2nd doubles 1-6, 6-3, 7- 5.

VOLLEYBALL:  LIVE STREAM FEEDS SO YOU CAN WATCH FROM HOME!
VARSITY: Varsity Volleyball Team was back in action last night against our cross-town rivals, who were last year’s KingCo Champs and took 5th place in the state. Our team was ready, focused and determined and ended up winning a very exciting match 3-1, where 3 of those 4 sets were decided by 2 points. What a battle!

The difference in the match was our tough serving (17 total aces) and our middle attack. Our middles were relentless last night, BB Anitei ended with 11 kills and Tessa Hoover chipped in 5 more. Tessa was also outstanding with her serve, earning 3 aces. Jordan Hayden subbed in the serve in the 4th set and in her first varsity appearance, rattled off 5 straight points, including 2 aces! Our other outstanding servers were Nora Hayd (6 aces) and Jenna Milner (3 aces). Continuing their dominate net performance, Haedyn Bambolo had 14 kills on the night and Jenna Legault added 9 more. Our attack could not have been so strong without great sets from Jenna Milner & Avarye Monsef. Last night also took a great defensive effort. Lauren Culp anchored our back row again, passing well and earning 21 digs on the night.

We will be looking forward to our rematch at North Creek on Thursday!

JV: Hope you were able to catch some of this action on livestream...because your JV Vballers are ON FIRE!

Sweeping a very competitive NC 3-0 despite being DOWN 2-11 in the 3rd set!!  Tough serving was our first weapon led by Eva Winter's 5 aces and followed by  Elise Yuhan and Maleah Andrews 4 aces but Dyllan Graff, Fia Procotor, Kendal Monsef, Sienna Bell and Maleah Andrews were all 100% behind the serving line. 
Second weapon was great swings by our hitters 6 kills from Eva, 4 kills from Dyllan and Maleah contributed with 7 kills.  Fia Proctor was a beast at the net with 2 blocks, while her fellow Middle Blockers Kea Skinner and Sienna Bell had some great touches slowing the ball down so our defense can dig the ball with ease! Our Defensive Specialist, Alaina Lemley and Leanna Sayavong, sacrificed body to keep the ball off the floor with combined 9 digs and solid serve receive. Defense was led by Leanna and Eva each( 7 digs), Maleah(6) and Kea Skinner (5).  
NC Round 2 on Thursday. 

C Team:  Girls played a good match last night against the North Creek Jaguars. We started strong in the first set with a 25 -12 win, with the 5th set being a deciding match we fell short 2 points resulting in a 2-3 loss. However, they fought a good fight, everyone saw some time on the court with some standout numbers. 
Behind the end line was a strong serving night for Mary Purefoy (90.9% accuracy and 7 aces)Lily Whitehead (100% accuracy and 5 aces) and Stella Grekoff had 5 aces as well. 
Working their way on the attack line was Stella Grekoff with 6 kills and Alana Baron with 5 killsVictoria Paslavsky and Grekoff both got 1 big block each. 
Running our offense setter Camdyn O'Neal led the team assists with 10 and Mary Purefoy with 9 and Madi Iorg did a great job contributing 5 of her own. 
Lily Whitehead and Stella Grekoff had a great defensive night with 16 digs each. Our setters, Mary Purefoy and Camdyn O'Neal did an awesome job on defense as well recording 15 digs each
Although they played a good match, we are looking forward to redeeming ourselves and taking the next match at NC this Thursday. 

GOLF:
Monday: Bothell 247, NCHS 220. Tough day on the course for the Boys team. Looking to rebound on Wednesday at Redmond Ridge against the same North Creek team. Medalist was Walker Lamb who shot an even par 36 at Mill Creek.


Weekend recap:

VARSITY FOOTBALL:
Decisive win over WHS in a live stream event from Pop K.  Great to be back on the field even with fans only cheering from home!  Hope for more faces in the stadium as the reopening of events rolls out. . . fingers crossed. 
Marcus Heffernan caught 3 passes…two for TD’s.  Andrew Sirmon threw 2 TD passes and ran for a third.  Defensively Gabe Johnson was a disruptive source in the backfield all night long.  Linebackers Gunnar Genoway and Luke Olsen led the team with tackles.  Offensive and defensive lines were physical and dominated the games start to finish.  Watch us vs NC next Saturday.


FRESHMAN FOOTBALL
The Freshman team is off to a great start with a WIN over Woodinville 42-7.  QB Danny Sirmon had a great game and completed 10-15 total passes for 265 yards and 5 TD’s.  His favorite receiver Saturday was Tyson Hoke who caught 6 passes for 124 total yards and 4 TD’s.    Mingo Lemley caught 2 passes for 35 yards and a TD.  Mingo also had 6 tackles with 2 sacks.  First year player Bennet Temer caught his first pass for a PAT at Tight End and also had a Fumble Recovery on defense.   Maliqki Walker rushed for 112 yards and 1 TD plus ran in a PAT.  DEFENSIVELY the Cougars played really well and several players contributed to nearly shutting out the Falcons.  Nolan Ellis and Levi Freed led the team with 15 tackles each.  Both players were all over the field making impressive open field tackles and Flew to the ball all game.  Simon Freed had 10 total tackles and was the most physical player on the field.  Simon had a few tackles that could easily make the highlight reel.  The Defensive Line played really well and caused problems for the Falcons all game.  Saivon Soeum was Woodinville’s biggest problem.  He only ended up with 3 tackles and a sack but pressured the QB on just about every pass play and disrupted the Falcon offense all game.  Patrick Hopkins and Avory Smith also played well with 4 tackles each and a Forced Fumble.   Very proud of the start we had this weekend with only 15 practices.  Next game is 11am Saturday at North Creek.

GIRLS DIVE:
The dive meet was lots of fun! Lots of great energy just being back with your team and competing together. 
The BHS DIVERS WENT 1-2- 3 

Salima Mayanja was 1st 226.81
Cora Taylor 2nd 179.64

Maggie Dempsey 3rd 156.32

March 11:
BOYS GOLF:
Although our young Bothell Boys Golf Team succumbed to seasoned Woodinville a second time this week, we shaved 14 strokes off our previous score from Tuesday. And once again, BHS freshman Walker Lamb earned the medalist spot with a one-over par 37 at Echo Falls. And so you know, Woodinville's best player seemed a bit stunned by a second defeat this week to Walker and immediately went to the practice green after the round. Nice job, boys! 

SOCCER:
JV
had a win in the form of a tie.  Going from 0-4 to 0-0 results in just 48 hours against the same opponent demonstrated the team's resilience and a fantastic improvement in team defense!!   

Varsity played hard keeping the score close until the end. 

VOLLEYBALL:
Varsity game had to be postponed but the JV team got in lots of play time! 

JV squad got their first taste of a 5 set match.  Despite Bothell decisive wins in the first 3 sets, the girls opted to play out the other 2 sets for more playing time.  Bothell won all 5 sets!  The girls met their goals of serving with accuracy and toughness.  The team served at a 92% and scored a lot of points off of the serve with a total of 34 ACES!  Eva Winter, Elise Yuhan, Kea Skinner, Kili Hoke, Dylan Graff had 2+ ACES while Maleah Andrews and Kendal Monsef led the team with 7 and 8 Aces respectively.  Solid hitting performances from Dylan Graff (8Kills), Eva Winter(10Kills) Kili Hoke (5 kills) Sienna Bell (3 Kills) and Fia Proctor and Kea Skinner (2Kills) squashed any chance of a WHS comeback. Our defensive specialists Alaina Lemley and Leanna Sayavong kept our offense running with great digs and SR performances. Next week’s challenge will be North Creek.  Tues/Thurs. JV/C at 5:15...Varsity at 7:30.  Come check us out on the live stream!!

SOFTBALL-SLOWPITCH:  BHS has so many slowpitch players that we have created two Varsity teams…Blue and White.  Since WHS is the only other school with a team these girls get lots of playing time.  At their first outing the BHS Blue team beat WHS – which was a huge victory since it was WHS’s first loss in KingCo in our young sports existence (two seasons).  Last night Blue beat White in the first game; and lost to WHS.  BUT, the ‘play of the day’ was made when Yara Ballnus, NEW TO THE SPORT, when she got a great hit!  Sometimes the score is not the important piece of the game!

March 9
GOLF:  Bothell Boys Golf played alongside a tough WHS team yesterday and WHS squeaked out the win by 40 strokes- 215-255. . We are a very young team and many are still learning the game- 9 varsity players in 9th or 10th grade. :  Standout player was our freshman, Walker Lamb. He was the medalist with a 37. Walker is the real deal.  We will continue to improve one match at a time.

VOLLEYBALL: The Cougar Volleyball Team traveled to Woodinville last night. Both coaches agreed that getting as much play in as possible was the best thing to do for our kids, so we played a 5 set night. 
There was a little dust to get off, had to figure some things out, but overall the coaches liked what they saw as the Lady Cougars went 5-0. 
Great passing anchored by our libero, Lauren Culp, helped our setters distribute the ball all over the net. Avarye Monsef finished with 20 assists and Jenna Milner with 11. Jenna Legault (12), Nora Hayd (11) & Haedyn Bambolo led the way in kills. Our middle blockers were solid at the net. BB Anitei had 4 kills and 5 blocks, while Tessa Hoover 1 kill & 1 block & 3 aces. Ashley Baron had a solid night all the way around. In her limited serving roll, she made the most of her situation by rattling off 8 straight points, including 5 aces, to close out the 5th sets. Finally, sophomores Eva Winter & Maleah Andrews were able to get into the action last night. Eva was perfect at the net, ending with 4 kills. Maleah was steady on all front, serving, passing and setter well. 

Next up, Woodinville at home on Thursday. Be on the lookout for the livestream link!

JV VBALL BLASTS BACK INTO ACTION!  With a decisive win over the WHS Falcons. 3- 0
First set took the girls a minute to get in the flow as this was their first match but soon dominated the court.  Led by some great serving performances ( 100%) from Alaina Lemley, Elise Yuhan, Fia Proctor and Kea Skinner!.  Amalie Onener and Kili Hoke lead the team with 6 kills each, closely followed by Dylan Graff and Fia Proctors 4 kills each.  Lola Duvey and Leanna Sayavong anchored the floor with some great passing.  Jordan Hayden(11) Kendal Monsef(7) and Elise Yuhan made our hitters look good with their sets ( assists).  Back at it on Thurs!!  GO BIG BLUE!!

GIRLS SOCCER:
No play by play but BIG NEWS is that the Varsity girls had a 3 - 1 win over Woodinville.
It was a great night to be a Cougar!! 

BOYS TENNIS:
Weather is always a factor in tennis and yesterday was no exception... Rain delay.  Part two of tennis match concludes today..stay tuned! 

Day 2: Bothell played a tough Woodinville team.  Some outstanding play from Amil George at #1 singles. He won 6-2, 6-7, 6-4. The team lost 1-6 but played well.

 

March 9
GOLF:  Bothell Boys Golf played alongside a tough WHS team yesterday and WHS squeaked out the win by 40 strokes- 215-255. . We are a very young team and many are still learning the game- 9 varsity players in 9th or 10th grade. :  Standout player was our freshman, Walker Lamb. He was the medalist with a 37. Walker is the real deal.  We will continue to improve one match at a time.

VOLLEYBALL: The Cougar Volleyball Team traveled to Woodinville last night. Both coaches agreed that getting as much play in as possible was the best thing to do for our kids, so we played a 5 set night. 
There was a little dust to get off, had to figure some things out, but overall the coaches liked what they saw as the Lady Cougars went 5-0. 
Great passing anchored by our libero, Lauren Culp, helped our setters distribute the ball all over the net. Avarye Monsef finished with 20 assists and Jenna Milner with 11. Jenna Legault (12), Nora Hayd (11) & Haedyn Bambolo led the way in kills. Our middle blockers were solid at the net. BB Anitei had 4 kills and 5 blocks, while Tessa Hoover 1 kill & 1 block & 3 aces. Ashley Baron had a solid night all the way around. In her limited serving roll, she made the most of her situation by rattling off 8 straight points, including 5 aces, to close out the 5th sets. Finally, sophomores Eva Winter & Maleah Andrews were able to get into the action last night. Eva was perfect at the net, ending with 4 kills. Maleah was steady on all front, serving, passing and setter well. 

Next up, Woodinville at home on Thursday. Be on the lookout for the livestream link!

JV VBALL BLASTS BACK INTO ACTION!  With a decisive win over the WHS Falcons. 3- 0
First set took the girls a minute to get in the flow as this was their first match but soon dominated the court.  Led by some great serving performances ( 100%) from Alaina Lemley, Elise Yuhan, Fia Proctor and Kea Skinner!.  Amalie Onener and Kili Hoke lead the team with 6 kills each, closely followed by Dylan Graff and Fia Proctors 4 kills each.  Lola Duvey and Leanna Sayavong anchored the floor with some great passing.  Jordan Hayden(11) Kendal Monsef(7) and Elise Yuhan made our hitters look good with their sets ( assists).  Back at it on Thurs!!  GO BIG BLUE!!

GIRLS SOCCER:
No play by play but BIG NEWS is that the Varsity girls had a 3 - 1 win over Woodinville.
It was a great night to be a Cougar!! 

BOYS TENNIS:
Weather is always a factor in tennis and yesterday was no exception... Rain delay.  Part two of tennis match concludes today..stay tuned! 

SOFTBALL: