Sports

By Tim Clinton
SPORTS EDITOR

Ian Bailey hit two home runs and Alex Athanacio one as the San Francisco Seals beat the Highline Bears on Friday, 5-3.

Bailey launched a solo home run in the top of the first for a quick 1-0 Seals lead in the action at Mel Olson Stadium at Steve Cox Memorial Park in White Center, but the Bears struck twice in the bottom of the inning.

One run scored on a bases loaded walk by Matt Stuart and the other on an Alex Sisley RBI fielder's choice.
Chase Hodkinson of the Bears ripped an RBI single in the second for a 3-1 lead.

The lead held until the top of the sixth behind the pitching of Ryan Kolisch, but the Seals broke out the big bats at that time.

Athanacio crunched a three-run home run to make it 4-3 before Bailey blasted another solo shot to put the score at its final 5-3 margin in favor of San Francisco.

Highline now goes on the road to British Columbia to play the Langley Blaze in a 1:05 p.m. double-header Saturday.

06/24/2017

By Tim Clinton
SPORTS EDITOR

Dick Fain competed in two sports at once in his days at Mount Rainier High School in Des Moines.

He swam and played basketball during the winter of his freshman, sophomore and junior years before a rule change forced him to decide between the two for his senior year.

He opted for basketball...

Now he is working three jobs at once, all in the realm of broadcast journalism.

His main gig is as the host of the 5:30 a.m. sports show on KJR-Radio, and he also serves as a sports anchor for KING-TV.

But he is best known as the voice of the Seattle Storm professional Women's National Basketball Association team for its home telecasts on JOEtv.

"It makes for a long day, especially when I sports anchor at KING-5 at 3 p.m. and my last TV hit is at 11:25 at night, only six hours before I go on the radio," said the 43-year-old 1992 graduate of Mount Rainier. "Then the summer is busy with the Storm doing play-by-play on TV for them at KeyArena. But when you enjoy the job you don't worry about the weird schedule or a lot of hours."

Fain certainly enjoys his jobs after getting his start in "broadcasting" at a very young age.

06/23/2017
Voice of Storm has Mount Rainier roots; Dick Fain has a rich background in sports

Dick Fain, the voice of the Seattle Storm, has served six years as master of ceremonies for the Highline School District's Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards banquet.

By Tim Clinton
SPORTS EDITOR

It was two tough losses to two tough opponents for the Highline Bears this week.

The semiprofessional baseball team took a 1-0 loss to the Seattle Studs at the University of Puget Sound on Tuesday night before a comeback came up just short against the San Francisco Seals on Thursday, 6-5, at Mel Olson Stadium at Steve Cox Memorial Park in White Center.

The Studs game was lost on a sacrifice fly that turned out to be the only run of the game, while the Seals jumped out to a 6-0 lead and ultimately held on.

Dillon O'Grady singled in the Bears' first run in the bottom of the second inning to make it a 6-1 game, and Johnny Sage blasted a bases-clearing double in the seventh to cut San Francisco's lead to 6-4.
The Bears staged another rally in the bottom of the ninth.

Chris Hollabaugh singled and Chase Hodkinson walked before Sage launched another double. Hollabaugh scored easily, but Hodkinson was thrown out at the plate to end the game.

The Bears get another shot at the Seals at 7:05 p.m. Friday at Mel Olson Stadium before going to Langley, B.C. for a 1:05 p.m. double-header Saturday.

06/23/2017

By Tim Clinton
SPORTS EDITOR

It was two tough losses to two tough opponents for the Highline Bears this week.

The semiprofessional baseball team took a 1-0 loss to the Seattle Studs at the University of Puget Sound on Tuesday night before a comeback came up just short against the San Francisco Seals on Thursday, 6-5, at Mel Olson Stadium at Steve Cox Memorial Park in White Center.

The Studs game was lost on a sacrifice fly that turned out to be the only run of the game, while the Seals jumped out to a 6-0 lead and ultimately held on.

Dillon O'Grady singled in the Bears' first run in the bottom of the second inning to make it a 6-1 game, and Johnny Sage blasted a bases-clearing double in the seventh to cut San Francisco's lead to 6-4.
The Bears staged another rally in the bottom of the ninth.

Chris Hollabaugh singled and Chase Hodkinson walked before Sage launched another double. Hollabaugh scored easily, but Hodkinson was thrown out at the plate to end the game.

06/23/2017

Quote of the Week
“We know what we are, but know not what we may be” ~William Shakespeare

June 19-23, 2017
Online Calendar Link -
https://goo.gl/TJPTNY

Monday
Graduation Rehearsal - Memorial Stadium - 10am
Graduation Ceremony - Memorial Stadium - 5pm
Senior Spree - Meet @ BHS - 9:30pm

Tuesday
NA

Wednesday
Finals - periods 1, 4

Thursday
Finals - periods 2, 5

Friday
Finals - periods 3, 6

On the Horizon

June 26 - Last Day of School

06/19/2017

By Tim Clinton
SPORTS EDITOR

The Highline Bears came within one strike of victory before their game against the North Sound Emeralds got away from them Saturday, 7-6.

Highline had a 6-5 lead with runners on first and second with two outs and two strikes and one ball on the Emeralds' Danny Head.

But the next three pitches went wild to walk Head and Peter Perkins stepped up and ripped a first-pitch fastball up the middle to bring in two runs.
North Sound held on in the bottom of the ninth even though Sam Trend-Beacom of the Bears hit into an error to lead off.

Highline's semiprofessional baseball record fell to 3-5 with the loss at Mel Olson Stadium at Steve Cox Memorial Park in White Center.

The Emeralds jumped out to an early 5-0 lead in the game before Alex Sisley of the Bears singled in two runs in the bottom of the fourth to make it a 5-2 ballgame.

Highline tied it with three runs in the sixth with the help of two walks, three hit batters and two Emeralds errors.
Matt Stuart of the Bears lofted an RBI sacrifice fly for a 6-5 Bears lead in the bottom of the seventh.

06/18/2017

By Tim Clinton
SPORTS EDITOR

Thursday's rain storm took care of two games in one for the Highline Bears semiprofessional baseball team.

Thursday's game in Lacey against the Senators was cancelled as the wet stuff fell, then Friday's home game against the North Sound Emeralds fell victim to a still soggy outfield at Mel Olson Stadium at Steve Cox Memorial Park in White Center.

The Bears were coming off a 13-7 victory over the Senators at Mel Olson on Tuesday night.

They found themselves in a 3-0 hole in the third inning before Sam Trend-Beacom from Australia put them on the scoreboard with an RBI double into the gap in left center field.

The Senators came back with two in the fourth and one in the fifth for a 6-1 advantage, but the Bears came back with five in the bottom of the fifth to tie the score at 6-6. Dillon O'Grady, whose father Pat is a former football coach at Tyee High School, capped off the rally with a home run.

Ten Bears then came to the plate in a five-run sixth that made it 11-6 in their favor, then Trend-Beacom launched a solo home run in the seventh inning for a 12-6 advantage.

06/16/2017

The Chief Sealth International High School Summer Soccer Skills camp is back, set for July 24 through 28.

When: July-24-28 Mon-Fri)
Where: Southwest Athletic Complex (see directions)
Who: Boys and Girls grades 3-9 (entering fall 2017)
Cost: $100 Checks Payable to: Friends of Sealth
Time: 9:00am-2:00pm each day Check-in opens at 8:00am Monday, camp opens at 8:45am Tues-Fri)

Camp Philosophy
This is the 3rd year of the Soccer Skills Camp. Modelled after our long-standing basketball skills camp, now in its 18th year, the philosophy of the camp is to provide a positive and fun learning experience to youth by exposing them to the fundamentals of soccer and life, including the values and qualities that we feel are necessary to be successful in these arenas.

The camp will focus on three pillars, 1) skill development, 2) teamwork and leadership, and 3) life values and traits. We at Chief Sealth feel that in order to truly be successful student-athletes we must work equally in all three areas.

About Us

06/12/2017
Sealth Summer Soccer Skills Camp set for July 24-28

By Tim Clinton
SPORTS EDITOR

Semipro
Highline Bears
Highline travels to Lacey to play the Senators semiprofessional baseball team at 7:05 p.m. Thursday before coming home to Mel Olson Stadium at Steve Cox Memorial Park in White Center for two games against the North Sound Emeralds.
The Bears take on the Emeralds at 7:05 p.m. Friday and 7:35 p.m. Saturday.
The team is then off for two days before paying a 5:30 p.m. visit to the Seattle Studs at the University of Puget Sound field Tuesday.

Pros
Mariners
Seattle is in Minnesota taking on the Twins at 5:10 p.m. Wednesday and 10:10 a.m. Thursday.
The Mariners visit Chief Sealth graduate Keone Kela and Thomas Jefferson graduate Tony Barnette and the Texas Rangers at 5:05 p.m. Friday, 2:05 p.m. Saturday and 12:05 p.m. Sunday.
Seattle comes home to Safeco Field to face the Detroit Tigers at 7:10 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.
All Mariners games can be seen on ROOT Sports Northwest cable television.

Sounders
Seattle pays a 10 a.m. visit to New York on Saturday, with ESPN carrying the Major League Soccer action live.

Storm

06/12/2017
 Sportswatch: Sports events worth keeping an eye on
Photo credit: 
kurt Howard

Dillon O'Grady and the Highline Bears will be hosting the North Sound Emeralds this Friday and Saturday

By Tim Clinton
SPORTS EDITOR

Ryan Kolisch threw seven scoreless innings to lead the Highline Bears to a 3-1 win over the Kitsap Blue Jackets in Pacific International League semiprofessional baseball action Saturday.

Kolisch left with a 3-0 lead in the top of the eighth in favor of Mason Harris, who also threw a scoreless inning.
The Blue Jackets got one run back in the top of the ninth in the action at Mel Olson Stadium at Steve Cox Memorial Park in White Center, but the Bears held on for the victory to improve their season record to 2-3.
Chandler Michalek put the Bears on the scoreboard with a solo home run in the bottom of the second and Alex Sisley ripped an RBI single in the fourth to make it a 2-0 game.

Chris Hollabaugh hit a single up the middle to plate Tristan Wilhite for the third run in the fifth.
Next up for the Bears is a rematch with the Blue Jackets at 7:05 p.m. Sunday at Mel Olson. They host the Senators of Lacey at the same time and place Tuesday.

06/10/2017
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