Hazen, Liberty soccer teams get to state

May 18, 2015

NEW — 2:30 p.m. May 18, 2015

The Hazen High School boys soccer team is back in the state tournament, and boy, did they earn it.

The Highlanders endured three loser-out games in just five days to qualify for the 3A state playoffs, defeating Prairie, Capital and Shelton in the District 3/4 tournament.

“There is a lot of pressure playing one loser out game,” Hazen head coach Ken Matthews said in a news release. “Imagine what the guys have been going through playing three in five days. It wasn’t easy but they got to The Dance.”

Hazen earned a matchup against KingCo Conference foe Interlake in the first round of the state playoffs. They play the Saints 7:30 p.m. May 19 at Interlake High School. Read more

Local athletes get ready for the next level

March 5, 2014

Four Hazen High School students announced plans to continue their athletic endeavors in college at a signing day ceremony Feb. 5.

Hazen soccer standouts Gabby Brower and Chelsea Delgado will play the sport in college after leading this year’s team to its first outright Seamount League title since 1992, and a state tournament appearance.

Brower will play at Western Washington University, while Delgado will suit up at Bellevue College.

Contributed Hazen High School athletes (from left) Chelsea Delgado, Quadir Griffin and Gabby Brower signed to colleges Feb. 5.

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Hazen High School athletes (from left) Chelsea Delgado, Quadir Griffin and Gabby Brower signed to colleges Feb. 5.

Hazen football standouts Joe Glaefke and Quadir Griffin will also continue their athletic careers in college. The all-league performers will both play at Everett Junior College.

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Hazen soccer clinches Seamount League championship

May 1, 2013

Contributed The Hazen High School soccer team poses for a group shot after it clinched the Seamount League championship with a 1-0 victory against Kennedy Catholic on April 26.

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The Hazen High School soccer team poses for a group shot after it clinched the Seamount League championship with a 1-0 victory against Kennedy Catholic on April 26.

After about 75 minutes of scoreless play in the Hazen High School soccer team’s April 26 contest against Kennedy Catholic, senior Devin Sando was sitting on the bench with a bloody nose. Just a few spots next to him sat freshman Reyes Garcia, on the sidelines because of a yellow card. Read more

Hazen High School athletes sign with colleges

February 6, 2013

NEW — 12:55 p.m. Feb. 6, 2013

By Christina Corrales-ToyHazen High School athletes (from left) Sam Bunnell, Drew Kelly, Dee Dee Green, Zach Cable, Cody Moorhead and David Hughes made their college decisions official on Feb. 6.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Hazen High School athletes (from left) Sam Bunnell, Drew Kelly, Dee Dee Green, Zach Cable, Cody Moorhead and David Hughes made their college decisions official on Feb. 6.

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

Hazen loses in first round at state, 5-0

May 31, 2012

Scoring two goals in the first three minutes, Bainbridge High School quickly set the tone for what became a 5-0 runaway over Hazen High School on May 16 at Renton Stadium in a first-round match of the Class 3A boys soccer tournament.

Sophomore Peter Fawley and junior Sebastian Scales put home close-range blasts to give fifth-ranked Bainbridge (14-2-4) irreversible early momentum as the Spartans cruised into the quarterfinals against top-ranked Shorewood.

Hazen finished 9-6-4.

“A quick start always makes it comfortable,” said Bainbridge coach George Vukic, whose team’s 12-match unbeaten streak ended last week when Lakeside scored twice in the first six minutes of a 2-1 victory over the Spartans. “It helps you get your rhythm and break the ice.”

The Spartans did that in the opening minutes, and followed with another close-in goal in the 23rd minute by Will Economy.

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Hazen soccer players selected for all-league team

November 11, 2011

NEW — 2 p.m. Nov. 11, 2011

The following Hazen High School players were selected for the Seamount League Girls soccer all-league team:

FIRST TEAM: F Brianne Sherin, So.; GK Pricilla Yu, Sr.; MF Sarah Schoville, Sr.; MF Dee Dee Green, Jr.

SECOND TEAM: D Courtney Kiteley, So.; D Gabby Brower, So.; F Marina Vaughn, Sr.; MF Melissa Carney, Jr.

HONORABLE MENTION: Chelsea Delgado, Cindy Hanson, Tyra Michaud, Kendall Michaud

Hazen sports teams tackle the postseason

June 3, 2011

Kyle Nelson, a Hazen High School sophomore, crushes a pitch against Kelso High School on May 10. Nelson finished the season with a .419 batting average. By Scott Coburn

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.

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Liberty baseball, Hazen soccer playoffs cut short

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.

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Hazen soccer advances to playoffs with 3-0 win

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.

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Hazen sports blaze through spring on the back of loaded baseball team

May 6, 2011

Hazen High School’s baseball was red hot through April, going 7-2 during the month to finish its season with a 13-3 overall record and a 12-2 conference record.

The team was awaiting results from Lindbergh High School’s final two games May 4, which was after Newcastle News’ deadline, to find out if it would be crowned Seamount Champions for the year.

Hazen’s boys soccer team — now under the direction of coach Ken Matthews, the school’s girls soccer coach — went 2-3-1 in April, bringing its overall record to 5-6-1 and its conference record to 5-4-1. The Highlanders are third in the Seamount League behind Kennedy Catholic and Highline high schools.

Meanwhile, numerous athletes on the track and field team set new school records.

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