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Willits Wednesdays: MTHS and the Football community remind us of how important teamwork is away from the field

Willits Wednesdays: MTHS and the Football community remind us of how important teamwork is away from the field

By Steve Willits, SLSN Broadcaster
September 25
Filed under Sports, Willits Wednesdays

Football is a team sport. The best players can’t succeed without the efforts of their teammates. Mountlake Terrace’s football team defeated Shorewood 49-21 on Friday night to raise their record to 2-1 on the season and their early success can definitely be attributed to being a cohesive unit. Five ...

A weekend in Texas-the Final Four is more than just basketball

A weekend in Texas-the Final Four is more than just basketball

By Steve Willits
April 16
Filed under recent, Sports, Willits Wednesdays

High school sports are what I normally write about in my weekly Hawkeye article however this week my focus was on college athletics and the business side of things. I spent last weekend in the Dallas area working at one of the most famous sporting events in the world and thought I write about th...

Spring is here and so is baseball season

Spring is here and so is baseball season

By Steve Willits
April 3
Filed under Sports, Willits Wednesdays

Baseball season is here and there is a buzz in the air. The Mariners just concluded a three game sweep over the Angels and Seattle fans suddenly are feeling optimistic that it might be a magical summer over at Safeco Field. Baseball is a nice reminder that spring is here and that the chilly Pacif...

Willits Wednesdays: A Lady Hawks team that will not be soon forgotten

Willits Wednesdays: A Lady Hawks team that will not be soon forgotten

By Steve Willits
March 11
Filed under Willits Wednesdays

A very special season came to a sudden end at Mt. Tahoma High School in Tacoma on February 28th. Lincoln defeated Mountlake Terrace 61-59 and with that the Hawks' women's basketball team just barely missed becoming the first team in the school’s history to make it to the state quarterfinals in the Ta...

Terrace athletes showcasing their singing abilities tonight at Terrace Idol finals

Terrace athletes showcasing their singing abilities tonight at Terrace Idol finals

By Steve Willits
February 19
Filed under recent, Sports, Willits Wednesdays

One of my favorite annual Mountlake Terrace High School events is happening tonight up at the school. It is not a sporting event and I will not be broadcasting, however it does involve athletes whom I’ve gotten to know during my tenure as the play by play announcer for Hawks sports. The finals for ...

Cheerleading is in fact a sport, and Mountlake Terrace has the team to prove it

Cheerleading is in fact a sport, and Mountlake Terrace has the team to prove it

By Steve Willits
February 11
Filed under Sports, Willits Wednesdays

%%wppa%% %%slide=22%% Column by Steve Willits | HAWKEYE AlumnusPhotos by TK Johnson | HAWKEYECongratulations to one of the toughest and most resilient sports teams at Mountlake Terrace for an incredible performance at a state tournament last weekend. It sounds crazy and trust me when I say that I ...

“Sports Star of the Year” banquet honors winners in sports and in life

“Sports Star of the Year” banquet honors winners in sports and in life

By Steve Willits
January 30
Filed under Sports, Willits Wednesdays

Last week I had the privilege of attending a special awards banquet where some remarkable people from the Seattle area were honored. No, I wasn’t at the Grammys and the recipients were not Macklemore or Ryan Lewis. The event that I attended was the "Sports Star of the Year" event and with all due...

My top 20 Mountlake Terrace High School sports moments of 2013

My top 20 Mountlake Terrace High School sports moments of 2013

By Steve Willits
January 12
Filed under recent, Sports, Willits Wednesdays

Newspapers, magazines and online publications love to publish “Best of the Year” lists in early January so I figured I would take my shot at compiling one. I definitely witnessed my share of MTHS sporting events in 2013 in a handful of capacities. I broadcasted 49 games for the Sound Live Sports...

Feeling optimistic after hoops loss to Franklin. Feeling proud of the MTHS generosity this month

Feeling optimistic after hoops loss to Franklin. Feeling proud of the MTHS generosity this month

By Steve Willits
December 19
Filed under Sports, Willits Wednesdays

I watched the Mountlake Terrace Hawks men’s basketball team play two games last weekend. They defeated Meadowdale 57-44 on Friday night and then lost on Saturday night to Franklin 58-53. It is unusual to have a situation in which you feel better about a loss than you do a win but that was the case...

Terrace basketball teams continue to play well…so where is everybody?

Terrace basketball teams continue to play well…so where is everybody?

By Steve Willits
December 11
Filed under Sports, Willits Wednesdays

The basketball games at Mountlake Terrace have been thrilling so far this season. However, something isn’t quite right and I really hope it changes. The fans who are showing up are cheering throughout the games just as you would expect, but the attendance numbers are down and consequently the atmosphere...

MTHS Football Boosters-the group behind the team’s success

MTHS Football Boosters-the group behind the team’s success

By Steve Willits
November 13
Filed under Sports, Willits Wednesdays

It is hard not to sing the praises of the Mountlake Terrace football team these days. The Hawks finished out the season by making the playoffs for the third time in the past five seasons. Not bad for a school that had never made the playoffs during its first 48 years of existence. Coach Tony Umayam,...

A very special Friday night 2013 Terrace Homecoming

A very special Friday night 2013 Terrace Homecoming

By Steve Willits
October 30
Filed under Sports, Willits Wednesdays

Oh what a night!  Mountlake Terrace 2013 Friday night Homecoming was special to me for a number of reasons, both on and off the field. I can’t ever say that I don’t enjoy spending a Friday night at Edmonds Stadium when I am calling a Terrace football game but this one had extra elements that stand...

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