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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, 2014


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, 2014


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, 2014


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, 2014


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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...

Willits’ Wednesdays: MTHS is a true basketball school this season with both teams just one game away from Tacoma Dome

Willits’ Wednesdays: MTHS is a true basketball school this season with both teams just one game away from Tacoma Dome

By Steve Willits

February 26, 2014


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Congratulations to the Mountlake Terrace Hawks boys and girls basketball teams! Of the 64 schools that play basketball at the 3A classification in Washington, there are only 16 boys’ teams and 16 girls’ teams remaining in the state playoffs. Terrace is one of only seven schools to have two teams s...

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, 2014


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, 2014


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, 2014


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...

Coach Zach Wilde’s attitude is changing the culture of Hawks women’s basketball

Coach Zach Wilde’s attitude is changing the culture of Hawks women’s basketball

By Steve Willits

January 23, 2014


Filed under Sports, Willits Wednesdays

Women’s basketball coach Zach Wilde seemed to be in a very good mood when I interviewed him Tuesday night. I guess that shouldn’t be too surprising since his team had just defeated the defending District Champion Everett Seagulls 59-49, which improved the Hawks’ overall record on the season to 1...

Mountlake Terrace to continue to be a 3A school. I’m all for it!

Mountlake Terrace to continue to be a 3A school. I’m all for it!

By Steve Willits

January 17, 2014


Filed under Sports, Willits Wednesdays

Move on over Wesco 3A South teams, you are about to have company. The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) announced last week the reconfiguration of the six size classifications of the 380 Washington state high schools and the conference that Mountlake Terrace plays in is going to...

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, 2014


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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...

I’m heading into 2014 with personal goals. What about you?

I’m heading into 2014 with personal goals. What about you?

By Steve Willits

January 2, 2014


Filed under Sports, Willits Wednesdays

Happy New Year! This is a time of year in which I stop and assess how I am doing as a person. It is an opportunity for me to reflect back on events of the past 12 months and put my life into perspective. More importantly, it is a chance to evaluate myself and to think about what I want to accomplish...

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