[EDITOR’S NOTE: Back with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 11-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has earned a Girl Scout badge in Journalism, and is also developing her skills for another 4H photography project after winning top prizes in it last year. We encourage residents of all ages to submit stories and photos for posting – for consideration, please email yours to editor@b-townblog.com!] Photos and Story by Isabel Herbruger, age 11 The past week I went to the Pirates soccer game, baseball game, and two track meets. In soccer, the boys played Hazen and Evergreen. The Pirates lost both. At the Hazen game, it was exciting to watch the plays the boys had. There were lots of fancy moves and good passes to keep you watching to see what would happen next. The next Pirate soccer game is against Foster at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 4, 2016 at Highline Memorial. More photos are available at Pirate Soccer by Isabel. Click images to see larger versions/slideshow: haz-68 haz-25 haz-31 haz-72 In baseball, the Pirates have been doing really well. They played Hazen on Friday, April 1, 2016. The Pirates lost 0-2. The other two teams they have lost to are Bellevue Christian and Kennedy. The next home game is 6 p.m. on April 13, 2016 against Lindbergh at Moshier Field. More photos are available at Pirate Baseball by Isabel. haz-12 haz-18-fav haz-21-fav haz-22-fav haz-23-fav In track, the Pirates ran against Renton on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at Renton Memorial Field. Senior Jacob Jones took second in the mile and the girls 4×400 Relay won after an exciting run. On Saturday, April 2, many Pirates went to the Arnie Young Invitational Meet in Renton. There are a lot of good Lady Pirate sprinters this year. The next meet is against the Bulldogs at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, 2016, at Foster High School. More photos are available at Pirate Track and Field by Isabel. disc-07 high-02 hurdle-05 jump-07 relay-01 relay-06 relay-09 shot-01 To check your favorite track star’s stats, look at either of these pages:

coachcoach 2015 In other sad news, I learned Pirate Sprinter Coach Wuotila passed away earlier this year. He was good coach and had lots of advice on how to improve a sprinter’s skills. I remember the advice he gave me so I could be faster than my brothers some day:
  1. Stretch a lot. The best runners are flexible.
  2. A runner’s strength comes from their arms, not their legs.
  3. Always recruit your fastest friends to join the team.
Once a Pirate, Always a Pirate. You will be missed and I am glad I got to meet you! More information on upcoming sport events can be found here: Seamount League Sports Schedule]]>
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