Highline Bears Semi-Pro baseball will open the season June 2 in White Center

The local semi-pro Highline Bears baseball team announced that its opening game for the 2017 season will be Friday, June 2 in White Center, with first pitch set for 7:05 p.m.

The Bears – who were established in the fall of 2014 – are a summer collegiate baseball team that plays their games locally at Mel Olson Stadium, inside of Steve Cox Memorial Park, in White Center. The Highline Bears are part of the Pacific International League (PIL) that features nationally recognized teams such as the Seattle Studs and Everett Merchants. In the Bears’ inaugural season, they successfully met their goal of bringing a high level of baseball back to our community. In doing so they broke every league attendance record, and co-founder/manager Todd Coughlin led the team to a winning record. Going into their third season, the Bears have some things planned for fans.

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Keeping Track: Where area stars meet their future 4-21-17

By Tim Clinton

Kela contributing at Round Rock

Chief Sealth graduate Keone Kela has appeared in six games for the Class AAA Round Rock Express of the Texas Rangers' organization, posting an 0-0 record with a 2.25 earned run average. The hard-throwing right-handed reliever has eight strikeouts in four innings pitched, walking only one.
Round Rock is a member of the Pacific Coast League.

Barnette makes seven appearances

Thomas Jefferson graduate Tony Barnette has made seven appearances so far for the Texas Rangers' Major League Baseball club.
Barnette has work seven innings out of the bullpen, striking out seven, walking one and posting an 0-0 record with a 4.05 ERA.

Brett back on disabled list

Highline graduate Ryan Brett finds himself back on the disabled list for the AAA Durham Bulls of the Tampa Bay Rays organization after spending the entire season there last year.
The second baseman was placed on the seven-day DL on April 4.

Conger off to slow start

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Sports Roundup 4-21-17

By Tim Clinton

Thursday, April 20
Boys soccer
Kennedy 3, Kentridge 0
The Lancers shut down Kentridge in a North Puget Sound League match Thursday.

Boys track
Eatonville 81, Highline 58
The Cruisers outpaced the Pirates on Thursday in a South Puget Sound League 2A meet.

Girls track
Eatonville 76, Highline 67
Eatonville also prevailed on the girls side.

Girls tennis
Mt. Rainier 5, Kent-Meridian 0
The Rams swept the Royals aside in Thursday action.
Foster 5, Washington 0
Foster was a winner against Washington.

Boys golf
Vashon 213, Seattle Christian 201
Vashon Island swung its way past the Warriors in Nisqually League action.

Chief Sealth 11, Evergreen Lutheran 6
Chief Sealth outslugged the Eagles in a Thursday non-league game.
Seattle Lutheran 7, Evergreen Lutheran 6
Seattle Lutheran also defeated Evergreen Lutheran in a mixed double-header Thursday.

Fastpitch softball
Clover Park 16, Tyee 2
Tyee was topped in an SPSL 2A clash Thursday.
Washington 19, Foster 2

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