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The diminutive You and I gelding held on gamely for a head victory over Havanna Red in the 30th running of the $40,000 WTBOA Lads Stakes for 2-year-old colts and geldings. Perfectly ridden by Juan Gutierrez, Chu and I ran one mile in 1:38.43 on a fast track and paid $6, $3.40 and $2.80.
Trainer Doris Harwood said Noosa Beach is "doing excellent" since his second-place finish to Awesome Gem Sunday in the $200,000 Longacres Mile at Emerald Downs.
All eyes will be on defending champion Noosa Beach Sunday as he attempts to win the $200,000 Longacres Mile, Grade 3, and become the third back-to-back winner in the race's 76-year history. Noosa Beach, however, isn't the only Mile winner looking for a repeat.
Just before entries were drawn Wednesday morning for the 76th running of the $200,000 Longacres Mile, veteran Seattle Times handicapper Gary Dougherty calculated the odds were 131-to-1 that probable favorites Noosa Beach and Awesome Gem would draw post-positions 11 and 12 for Sunday’s Grade 3 race.
BULLDOGS: AT A GLANCE • COACH: Jim Sutrick, third year • LAST YEAR: 4-3 in Seamount League, fourth place, 7-4 overall • OFFENSE: Two-back • RETURNING STARTERS (OFFENSE): WR Gabe Gutierrez, sr., 6-1/195; FB Dario Bosiljkic, sr., 5-10/170; RB Cedric Cooper, jr., 5-8/180; OT Morya Breland, sr., 6-2/205; OT Edgar Brambila, jr., 6-3/295. • DEFENSE: Oklahoma 5-2 • RETURNING STARTERS (DEFENSE): MLB Micah Breland, jr., 6-1/200; MLB Ian Buckmaster, sr., 5-9/185; OLB Morya Breland, sr., 6-2/205; S Gabe Gutierrez, sr., 6-1/195; CB Delvin Brown, sr., 6-0/170; CB Avery Wilcox, sr., 5-10/160.
2011 FOSTER BULLDOGS SCHEDULE DATE OPPONENT LOCATION Sept. 2 Bremerton Bremerton High Sept. 9 Clover Park Harry Lang Stadium Sept. 16 Highline Highline Stadium Sept. 23 Chelan Neudorf Memorial Stadium Oct. 1 Kennedy Highline Stadium Oct. 7* Evergreen Neudorf Memorial Stadium Oct. 13 Hazen Renton Memorial Stadium Oct. 21 Renton Renton Memorial Stadium Oct. 28 Lindbergh Neudorf Memorial Stadium All games at 7 p.m. * Homecoming
He always has taken pleasure in delivering the big hit. This fall on the Foster High gridiron, Ian Buckmaster will be doubling up his pleasure. The senior who is more known for wreaking havoc as a middle linebacker on the defensive side of the ball will be taking center stage on offense, where Buckmaster will be taking snaps as quarterback for the first time since his freshman season. It’s a shift in responsibility that the blue-collar Buckmaster has taken in stride.
Emerald Downs Director of Racing Bret Anderson has released a list of 28 handicap weights for the 76th renewal of the $200,000 Longacres Mile (G3) on Sunday, Sunday, Aug. 21.
Basketball, basketball and then a little bit more basketball. Senior-to-be Sahara Hill competes in three sports at Foster, but all of her athletic endeavors usually wind up in exactly the same place. Here’s a hint: it’s orange and has black stripes. “Basketball is a love-hate thing all the time,” said Hill, whose three-sport dominance has helped her earn the honor of being the Tukwila Reporter’s first Female Athlete of the Year. “But it’s more love. I can’t really explain it, I just like being in the gym. I like shooting. Even if things don’t go my way, I find myself back in the gym.”
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He began the school year with a bang, and ended it in the same way. In between, Foster High’s Gabe Gutierrez excelled on the football field, basketball court, and the baseball diamond. The senior-to-be transformed himself from a very good athlete, one who can thrive in virtually any setting regardless of the odds, to one of the finest at the Class 2A Tukwila High School. In the fall on the football field, Gutierrez shifted from quarterback to wide receiver for the Bulldogs and quickly became one of the Seamount League’s deadliest offensive weapons. In the winter on the basketball court, the 6-foot-1, 185-pound standout did a little bit of everything for the Bulldogs, overcoming an early season ankle sprain to serve as an offensive spark plug and a defensive stopper. In the spring on the baseball diamond, Gutierrez didn’t slow down, instead he continued the pace, this time as the ace of Foster’s pitching staff, where he relished each and every opportunity to bring the heat.
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Fueled by Kaffine held off resurgent front runner Stolen Rio and posted a half-length victory Friday in the $10,900 Sound Transit Purse for 3-year-olds at Emerald Downs.
The top three finishers in the May 30 Auburn Handicap—Showme Yourfriends,Winter Warlock and Seattle Sniper—slug it out Sunday in the $50,000 Pepsi Cola Handicap for 3-year-olds at one mile.
Foster High golfer Jonathan Ross enjoyed a solid Class 2A state meet May 24-25 at The Classic Golf Course in Spanaway, clubbing his way to a 23rd overall finish. Ross shot a 79 on the first day and an 83 on the second and finished with a total score of 162 for the two-day tournament.
A couple of bad breaks kept the Foster track and field team from performing better at the state, but coach Bill Napier is happy with his program’s progress this season. “I thought it went really well, I’m pleased,” Napier said of his team’s season. “My turnout was even bigger again and I am very happy with the effort they put in.”
The Foster High boys soccer team scratched the surface this spring. But rest assured, the boys in purple and white have yet to reach their full potential. And when considering what the Bulldogs accomplished during March, April, and May, there’s now considerably more to be excited about with the future on the horizon.
California invader Summers Peace dominated the local fillies and mares Sunday with a 3-¼-length victory over Rewritten in the $50,000 Washington State Legislators Stakes at Emerald Downs.
Grade: Senior. Sport: Softball. Favorite class: Advanced Theatre. If you could invite anyone in the world to dinner, whom would you invite, and what would you serve: Jesus. (I would serve) spaghetti. Greatest athletic moment: Whenever I get the last out in a softball game it feels amazing. Most recent book read/author: “The Stranger” by Albert Camus. Favorite movie: The Little Mermaid. What’s currently playing on your iPod: “Price Tag” by Jessie J. ft. B.o.B. In 10 years, I will be ... : In Australia. Also noted: Romero is just as accomplished in the classroom as she is in the athletic arena. Romero sports a 3.7 grade-point average, was a soccer captain during her junior and senior years at Foster, and will attend the University of Washington next year.
The classy Carry On John powered to the lead past mid-stretch and notched a 1 ¾-length victory Friday in the $11,900 Les Schwab Purse for older sprinters at Emerald Downs.