MARCH 24, 1997
by Madeline Moore
Rainouts plagued the opening of baseball season, including the Jamboree at Inglemoor, which has not been rescheduled.
Bothell head baseball coach Tom Robinson says his team is hoping to improve over last year's record and make the playoffs. Although challenged by an inexperienced pitching staff, Robinson says they will "draw strength from numerous under-classmen with varsity experience." Top returning players are Josh Karp, pitcher; Brian Trofholz, right field; Jeff Thompson, 2nd base; Craig Bruce, center field; and James Hummel, catcher.
Bothell softball coach Marlie Davis says the Kingco championship is up for grabs this year. Her team's focus is on a tough defense and a playoff spot, despite losing 4 solid starters from last year.
Inglemoor girls' track team has Nicole Willis, returning Kingco champion in 100m hurdles and 8th place state finisher in 300m hurdles. "Speed and hurdles will be our strength this year, with a strong returning 4x100 meter relay team," coach Terri Slade said.
Dave Allemeier, Inglemoor boys track coach, reported that his team's strengths this year are Ryan Bottjer and Adam Eggers. Bottjer is the only state qualifier (javelin) returning from last year. Distance runner Eggers is "looking very strong and tough, and should perform well this season," Allemeier said. Other top performers are: seniors Reed Baker in sprints and relays and Arri Cook in throws; and juniors Jon Granston and Erik Miller in hurdles and middle distances.
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