September 30, 2011
NEW — 3:05 p.m., Sept. 30, 2011
Kate Ingalls has won STAR 101.5’s Teacher of the Week award for the week of Sept. 30.
The radio station’s afternoon show host Corine McKenzie made a surprise visit to Ingalls’ second grade Hazelwood Elementary School classroom in Newcastle to announce the award on Friday.
Each student in Ingalss’ class received a goody bag full of prizes from Applebee’s, Washington State Employees Credit Union, Dairy Farmers of Washington and other sponsors.
Ingalls received a personalized plaque from Issaquah Trophy and Awards, a $100 check from Washington State Employees Credit Union and $100 Applebee’s gift certificate.
September 27, 2011
NEW 2:35 — Sept. 27, 2011
Liberty High School athletic director Stark Porter announced Sept. 26 John Martin has been hired to be the Patriots’ new baseball coach.
Martin was a pitching coach at Liberty for several seasons and was on the staff when Liberty won the 3A state title in 2003.
Among his prized pitchers that season was future Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum of the San Francisco Giants.
Martin has spent the last several years as an assistant coach at Auburn Mountainview. He has also coached summer select baseball teams.
Martin replaces Steve Darnell, who directed Liberty to a 6-8 record last season, when the Patriots were knocked out in the first round of the KingCo Conference 3A tournament.