February 6, 2013
NEW — 12:55 p.m. Feb. 6, 2013
A handful of Hazen High School seniors will officially take their athletic talents to the collegiate level, after six students gathered for a special signing day ceremony in the school’s activities room on Feb. 6. Read more
July 3, 2012
Hazen High School standout pitchers Jake Kolterman and Jimmy Schmidt, as well as outfielder Eric Jacobs and second baseman Kyle Arinobu, were awarded the Seamount Conference’s First Team Honors.
The Highlanders’ Zac Kolterman was selected for the all-league second team, while Kyle Nelson, Sam Cook, Cody Moorhead and Alex Gayte were all selected as honorable mentions for Hazen.
Lindbergh High School’s Tyler Gould, Matt Stuart, Billy Hernandez, Ryan White, Craig Yamaguchi and Cooper Stevens join Highline High School’s Jonny Locher, Tyee High School’s Nate Owen and Kennedy Catholic High School’s Anthony McCluskey to round out the first-team selections.
Player of the year and coach of the year honors went to Locher, of Highline, and Benny Benavides, of Lindbergh High School, respectively.
May 31, 2012
After its first state championship run since 2008, the spring baseball season was over for Hazen High School in the first round after its 4-0 loss against the Kennewick Lions on May 19.
The Lions lead 2-0 after two innings played, with one run scored in each inning.
Hazen got two base runners in the first at-bat but ended the inning with two players left on base.
The Lions’ starting pitcher, Stetson Pew, pitched scoreless shutout baseball in the first six innings with only two hitters getting on base.
There was one final Hazen threat with two base runners in the sixth inning at-bat, with Highlanders on first and second base, but they couldn’t capitalize over Kennewick. The Lions went up two more runs to lead 4-0 after six innings played.
Hazen was last at bat in the seventh, but the Lions managed to hold them to a three-up, three-down inning to clinch the game.
Hazen finished the season 15-8, tying for most wins in a single season at 15.
May 3, 2012
The Hazen High School baseball team solidified a 4-3 win against the Kennedy Catholic Lancers on an eighth inning walk-off home run by senior Zac Kolterman on April 14.
The conference matchup was a regular season makeup game for an earlier rainout.
The contest started as a pitcher’s duel with Kennedy Catholic’s Dominic Peretti up against Hazen sophomore Jake Kolterman.
The Lancers scored first in the third inning with a leadoff double by Jacob Tauber.
Hazen rallied back to take the lead in the bottom of the fourth inning. First, Hazen junior Kyle Nelson doubled, and then junior Sam Cook had an RBI single.
April 5, 2012
In a 2A/3A KingCo Conference versus Seamount matchup March 20, the Hazen High School baseball team bested the Liberty Patriots with a final score of 6-2.
The game was played at Liberty.
Hazen was able to start the game strong with two runs scored in the top of the first inning by junior Jared Howell and senior Jimmy Schmidt.
Hazen senior Zac Kolterman and junior Cody Moorhead had one RBI each in the first.
Hazen added one run in the second inning with a leadoff single by senior Sam Cook, who scored on a game-winning RBI single by senior Kyle Arinobu to bring the score to 3-0.
The Patriots added their first run scored to the board in the fourth inning after an RBI-single by senior Blake Reeve.
Liberty closed in on the Highlanders in the fifth inning after an RBI-single by sophomore Loren Archibald, but Hazen pulled away from the Patriots to lead the contest, 5-2, after six innings played.
Hazen ended its scoring efforts with one additional run scored in the seventh.
Jake Kolterman, a Hazen sophomore, went on to be selected as the Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association’s state athlete of the week for March 18-24 after he was one strike from a no-hitter before settling for a one-hit, 12-0 shutout against Kennedy Catholic High School on March 22.
Kolterman finished the game with 12 strikeouts and one walk.
June 3, 2011
Hazen High School’s baseball season came to a bitter end after an extra-innings, 4-3 loss to Capital High School in the second game of the West Central District III Tournament. It was a tough loss to swallow for the 2011 Seamount League champions.
May 19, 2011
NEW — 6 a.m. May 19, 2011
Hazen baseball’s playoff run came to an end May 13 in a heartbreaking, extra-inning 4-3 loss to Capital High School in the second game of the West Central District III Tournament.
Hazen got off to a hot start early thanks to back-to-back RBI-doubles by Zac Kolterman and Jeff Beckman in the first inning. Cody Moorhead knocked an RBI-single of his own, giving Hazen a 3-0 lead.
Capital struck back, adding single runs in the first, second and third innings, but then both offenses stalled. The game remained tied heading into the seventh inning, when a delayed balk call overwrote another RBI-double by Kolterman that would have driven in the winning run. The call was made after the play was finished.
May 12, 2011
NEW — 6 a.m. May 12, 2011
Liberty High School’s baseball playoff run was cut short after a 10-1 loss to Mercer Island High School May 10, and Hazen High School’s boys soccer playoff run suffered the same fate after a 3-0 loss to Auburn Mountainview High School the same evening.
Liberty’s loss came in the first round of the KingCo 3A Tournament, and Hazen’s soccer loss came in a seeding game en route to the West Central District III Tournament.
May 9, 2011
NEW — 4:05 p.m. May 9, 2011
The Hazen High School boys soccer team took down Highline High School 3-0 in a tie breaker game May 7 at Renton Memorial Stadium for the final Seamount League playoff spot. The Highlanders next take on Auburn Mountainview High School at 7 p.m. May 10 at Harry Lang Stadium in Tacoma.
With a win in Tacoma, Hazen would take on Columbia River High School at 7:30 p.m. May 12 at Olympia’s Ingersoll Stadium. The winner would advance to the West Central District III Tournament to battle for a spot in the state tournament.
May 6, 2011
UPDATED — 4 p.m. May 6, 2011
The Hazen High School baseball team was crowned champion of the Seamount League May 4 after Kennedy Catholic High School defeated Lindbergh High School twice in a double header that day. Conversely, the boys soccer team is one win from the playoffs, as it needs a victory against Highline High School May 7 to advance to the postseason.
The baseball team finished its season in second place in the Seamount League with a 13-3 overall record and a 12-2 record in league play. Lindbergh sat atop the league prior to its final two games with a 12-2 overall record and an 11-1 record in league play.