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The Hawkeye

The student news site of Mountlake Terrace High School in Mountlake Terrace, Washington.

The Hawkeye

The student news site of Mountlake Terrace High School in Mountlake Terrace, Washington.

The Hawkeye

Irvin Zhang, Hawkeye staff

I'm Irvin Zhang, a junior at MTHS and this is my first year as a Hawkeye staff reporter.

I cover sports. Currently football and volleyball. I plan on hopefully attending Syracuse University where I'll then go study in the Newhouse School of Communications and major in journalism and become a sports journalist from there.

My ultimate career goal is to cover the Los Angeles Clippers or become a sports reporter for any team in New York (Except the Yankees or Mets because I detest baseball)

Fun fact: I love Instagram and you should follow me @irvin13zhang

All content by Irvin Zhang

Bound for new heights

By Irvin Zhang, Sports Editor Emeritus
June 14, 2016

Nine consecutive state tournament titles, several school records shattered and a seemingly endless number of medals, awards, ribbons and trophies later, senior track and field...

The importance of home court advantage

By Irvin Zhang, Sports Editor
March 7, 2016

The men’s basketball program is has earned a spot in the post-season in eight of the past nine years – finishing as high as 4th in the WIAA State Tourney in 2013 and making...

Sophomore Khyree Armstead scores off of a fastbreak with a finger-roll layup.

Hawks in full control of game, surge past Eagles

By Irvin Zhang, Sports Editor
February 12, 2016

The Hawks controlled the pace and tempo of the game and matched all runs that the Eagles made down the stretch with runs of their own, leading them to the win, 65-48. The Hawks...

Hawks dominate Shorewood T-Birds, get a win on senior night

By Irvin Zhang, Sports Editor
February 10, 2016

The Hawks led the whole game and cruised to a victory against the Shorewood Thunderbirds, finishing their regular season with a plus-one to the win column by a margin of 10 points,...

Hawks clipped by surging Mavs, lose 40-49

Hawks clipped by surging Mavs, lose 40-49

By Irvin Zhang, Sports Editor
February 8, 2016

The Hawks come into the game as the number two seeded team with a 13-5 overall, 7-3 in conference record, only trailing behind the Edmond-Woodway Warriors in the standings. The...

Slow start plagues Hawks, fall to Warriors 66-61

By Irvin Zhang, Sports Editor
February 4, 2016

Going into this game, the Hawks (5-2 in conference, 11-4 overall) and the Warriors (6-1 in conference, 13-2 overall) were the second and first place respectively in their competitive...

Enjoy the process, it doesn’t last forever

By Irvin Zhang, ASB Public Relations Officer
February 2, 2016

It seemed like it was just yesterday that I was walking through the big red front doors of MTHS as an immature freshman. Now, a crazy fast three years later, I am knocking on the...

Terrace sports officially moves down to 2A, joins new league for football

By Irvin Zhang, Sports Editor
January 15, 2016

On Thursday, Jan. 14th, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) formally announced that Mountlake Terrace, a school that’s been in the 3A division for quite...

Hawks fail to complete comeback, fall 50-54 to the Mavericks

By Irvin Zhang, Sports Editor
January 13, 2016

The Hawks hosted the Meadowdale Mavericks, looking to extend their win streak to seven games as well as continue to sit atop the Wesco 3A South Conference. Due to a slow start...

A tradition of success

By Irvin Zhang, Sports Editor
January 6, 2016

It’s 6:15 p.m. There’s approximately 45 minutes before tip-off. The locker room is dead silent with an aura of intensity surrounding the players and coaches inside. Men’s...

Senior Shimron Masih goes up for a lay up.

Hawks soar past the Eagles through second half surge

By Irvin Zhang, Sports Editor
December 17, 2015

The Hawks, through their defensive crackdown, were able to break away from the Eagles and won, 60-42. Coming into this game, the Hawks were 3-2 and had just lost a close game...

Junior Joey Gardner passes the ball into play.

Hawks’ second half surge not enough to topple Roosevelt Rough Riders

By Irvin Zhang, Sports Editor
December 10, 2015

The Hawks looked to finish their four game road trip undefeated. But to do that, they would have to play against the Roosevelt Rough Riders, a team in one of the toughest leagues...

The busiest time of the year

By Irvin Zhang, ASB Public Relations Officer
November 18, 2015

The month of October has been a hectic one. I’ll start with a bunch of “thank you’s” to the people who dedicated and sacrificed their time in order to make sure that Homecoming,...

Idolizing to acheiving

By Irvin Zhang and Ben Eyman
November 18, 2015

As a young boy, he sits in the stands and watches his dad, a man he admires, pace back and forth on the dark green tennis court, with sweat dripping down from his forehead as he...

A sense of euphoria

By Irvin Zhang, Sports Editor
November 18, 2015

Everything goes numb in that moment. Their mind empties. Their breathing, footsteps and heartbeats harmonize and block out all other sounds. Their eyes remain locked on the finish...

Pansexuality

By Irvin Zhang, Sports Editor
November 18, 2015

On August 30, senior Sage Cameron returned from an LGBT camp. After seven years of attending, he knew it was time. Cameron said that he had suspicions about his true sexuality...

Injured Hawks’ offense stagnant, lose to Chargers in final game

Injured Hawks’ offense stagnant, lose to Chargers in final game

By Irvin Zhang, Sports Editor
October 31, 2015

The Chargers and Hawks met on the Edmonds Stadium gridiron for both team’s crossover game. The Hawks failed to get anything rolling on offense and succumbed to defeat at the...

Hawks outlast Kingston, 22-20

Hawks outlast Kingston, 22-20

By Irvin Zhang, Sports Editor
October 27, 2015

The Kingston Buccaneers came all the way from their home in Whidbey Island to take on the injury-ridden Hawks at Edmonds Stadium. The Hawks were able to make just enough big plays...

Jensen kicks the extra point after a touchdown.

Hawks dig themselves into hole and fall to the Royals

By Irvin Zhang, Sports Editor
October 26, 2015

The Hawks are fresh off a playoff berth and victory last year and are hungry to once again accomplish that feat and maybe even more. They faced off against their longtime rivals,...

Terrace Cross-Country teams travel and compete at Stanford Invitational

Terrace Cross-Country teams travel and compete at Stanford Invitational

By Irvin Zhang, Sports Editor
October 2, 2015

Head coach Todd Weber took 10 cross-country runners, six women and four men, to compete at the nationally held Stanford Invitational against three other Washington schools and...

Senior Quarterback Mikey Jenson kicks the ball to start the football game against the Shorewood Thunderbirds on Friday, September 9th.

Hawks too much for T-Birds, win 38-24

By Irvin Zhang, Sports Editor
September 19, 2015

The Hawks traveled to Shoreline Stadium to play the Shorewood Thunderbirds, but it was the Hawks who would have the last laugh when they won the game, 38-24 The Hawks and the...

Trending toward teamwork

By Irvin Zhang, Sports Editor
September 15, 2015

Men's Cross-Country The men’s cross country team went through what some would call a rebuilding year last year. They had lost a group of talented, experienced seniors from the...

Back to school, back to work

By Irvin Zhang, ASB Public Relations Officer
September 15, 2015

As the school year begins, we are all adjusting to the “back-to-school” scene whether it be a new environment with new people, a new set of classes, a whole new sleep schedule,...

Spelling out success

By Irvin Zhang, Sports Editor
September 15, 2015

English has been, in some form, around since the fifth century B.C., according to Merriam Webster, and is crucial to every aspect of the United States of America. English, along...

Hawks come out on top over Mavericks for their second straight win

By Irvin Zhang, Sports Editor
September 12, 2015

Clashed on the gridiron of Edmonds Stadium, the Hawks were just too much for the Mavericks both offensively and defensively and won the game, 30-14. Meadowdale has gotten the...

Senior quarterback Michael Jenson scrambles out of the pocket and runs for more yards.

Hawks survive second half push, edge out Marauders 34-31

By Irvin Zhang, Sports Editor
September 5, 2015

The Hawks and the Mariner Marauders met on the gridiron at Edmonds Stadium and battled tiluntil the last minute for every last point, but the Hawks defense proved to be a little...

The definition of a student athlete

By Irvin Zhang and Luke Smith
June 15, 2015

Throughout her high school career, four-year two-sport varsity athlete and 4.0 student Nicki Bouché has demonstrated the hard work that goes into truly fitting the definition...

Family first

By Irvin Zhang, Sports Editor
June 15, 2015

At her workplace at MTHS, Jessica Walton teaches kids the skills it takes to pursue a career in the art of cooking while also putting out any fires, literally and figuratively,...

Leading more than just cheers

By Irvin Zhang, Sports Editor
June 15, 2015

The many cheer teams all sit nervously on the floor in a cramped stadium, waiting for the results of the state competition to be announced and praying that their hard work will...

Another good year in the books

By Irvin Zhang, ASB Public Relations Officer, Sports Editor
June 12, 2015

With every beginning, there’s an end. As we are nearing the end of the class of 2015’s time at MTHS  it is also a time filled with excitement. Graduation is just around the...

Game changer

By Irvin Zhang, Sports Editor
June 1, 2015

Shortly before game time, she dons the number 22 and with it, she puts the fate of her teammates and the entire school’s history on her back. She knows that it only takes one...

State Competition Results

By Irvin Zhang, Hawkeye Staff
June 1, 2015

The 2A, 3A and 4A state competitions for spring sports were held and the results are in. Golf Michael Jensen was the only golfer from MTHS to be eligible to compete at the...

New varsity football head coach Dougan: excited for this challenge and this opportunity

New varsity football head coach Dougan: ‘excited for this challenge and this opportunity’

By Irvin Zhang, Hawkeye staff
April 30, 2015

Former Hawks freshman football coach Kelly Dougan has been named the varsity football head coach, following former head coach Tony Umayum’s departure in early March. After...

Mound visit by the coach and other players at the Shorewood game on April 15th

Hawks blow late game lead, losing the game 2-3

By Irvin Zhang, Staff
April 15, 2015

The Hawks faced the undefeated Shorewood Thunderbirds once again, but this time at Meridian Park Fields. The Hawks went into the seventh and final inning on top 2-1, but fail to...

‘Old Man Pete’

By Irvin Zhang, Sports Editor
March 10, 2015

It’s 7 a.m. on a Saturday morning. English teacher Peter ‘Old Man Pete’ White wakes up to the tune of “The Dream Remains the Same,” by Tangerine Dream while his iPod...

The Hawks lose the game 33-43 to the Glacier Peak Grizzles.

Hawks come up short against WesCo leading Grizzlies

By Irvin Zhang, Hawkeye Staff
January 7, 2015

Looking to carry the momentum from snapping their five game losing streak against the Lake Stevens Vikings, the Hawks faced off against the 9-2 Grizzlies, but through a scoreless...

Hawks fans celebrate the win.

Hawks bounce back from tough loss with statement victory over rival, Royals

By Irvin Zhang, Hawkeye staff
December 7, 2014

Coming out with lots of energy and through pure hustle and smart offensive execution, the Hawks were able to win convincingly over the visiting Royals, 66-42 on Saturday night. The...

Johnson leaps for the ball.

Lady Hawks’ weaknesses exposed by the Royals in loss

By Irvin Zhang, Hawkeye staff
December 7, 2014

In a game where the Lady Hawks were simply outmatched and outplayed by the opponent, the visiting Royals went on to win convincingly, 75-8. The Hawks come into this game after...

Hawks storm past Bearcats in season opener

Hawks storm past Bearcats in season opener

By Irvin Zhang, Hawkeye staff
December 5, 2014

After taking a lead in the first quarter, the Hawks never looked back as they tipped off their season with a 61-54 win over the Monroe Bearcats Tuesday night in the Terraceum. The...

Injuries Suck

By Irvin Zhang, Staff
November 18, 2014

About three weeks ago, the Hawkeye published their second issue of the year and in the sports section, there was a big article written by yours truly about injury and the recovery...

Malcolm Johnson is pumped after the first playoff win in MTHS history.

Hawks triumph past Cougars

By Irvin Zhang, Staff
November 8, 2014

The Hawks (7-2) clashed with the Capital Cougars (7-2) at Ingersoll Stadium on Saturday, and while most of the game resulted in a defensive stalemate, the Hawks came out on top,...

The road to recovery

The road to recovery

By Irvin Zhang and Hawkeye staff
November 5, 2014

For injured athletes, the difficult road to recovery all goes back to a single moment: the endless rush of doubts, the uncertainty, and the negativity.  And from that moment,...

The seniors and their families all gather for a picture on a magical senior night.

Hawks upset Warriors in an emotional season ending match

By Irvin Zhang, Hawkeye staff
November 4, 2014

The Terrace Hawks hosted the then second ranked team in WesCo 3A, the Edmonds Woodway Warriors on Wednesday night. Despite being the clear underdogs for this match, the Hawks came...

Hawks sink the Kingston Buccaneers

By Irvin Zhang
November 2, 2014

The Terrace Hawks and the Kingston Buccaneers met under the Friday night lights, and clashed at Kingston High School. The Bucs were just no match as the Hawks went on to blow them...

LaCasse stiff arms a Buccaneer player.

Hawks sink the Kingston Buccaneers

By Irvin Zhang, Hawkeye staff
October 25, 2014

The Terrace Hawks and the Kingston Buccaneers met under the Friday night lights, and clashed at Kingston High School. The Bucs were just no match as the Hawks went on to blow them...

Hawks snap eight match losing streak

Hawks snap eight match losing streak

By Irvin Zhang, Hawkeye staff
October 22, 2014

On Tuesday night, the Hawks and the Mavericks clashed in the Terraceum where the Hawks fought hard and came out with a 3-1 victory. The Hawks have had a trend all season long...

Hawks fans celebrate after a touchdown by the Hawks.

Hawks crush Royals in Homecoming game

By Irvin Zhang, Hawkeye staff
October 20, 2014

The Hawks (5-1) hosted the Lynnwood Royals (3-4) for their homecoming game at Edmonds Stadium. The Hawks have been on a hot streak of four games coming into this game, and they...

Hawks fail to play as a team, losing streak extends to seven

Hawks fail to play as a team, losing streak extends to seven

By Irvin Zhang, Hawkeye staff
October 17, 2014

The Hawks hosted the Shorecrest Scots Thursday night in the Terraceum. Though the Hawks had a lot of momentum, they couldn't capitalize and ended up losing the match, 3-1. In...

Hawks celebrate a successful play.

Hawks shock Grizzlies, clinch playoff berth

By Irvin Zhang, Hawkeye staff
October 11, 2014

Under the Friday night lights, the Hawks and the Glacier Peak Grizzlies clashed at Edmonds Stadium for a thrilling game that just might go down in the history books. The Hawks...

Senior Alisha Clingan prepares herself to serve the ball.

Hawks still in a rut, extend losing streak to five games

By Irvin Zhang, Staff writer
October 8, 2014

On Tuesday night, the Hawks hosted the Shorewood Thunderbirds in the Terraceum. The Hawks have been in a slump and that trend continued as they fell to the T-Birds, 1-3. The...

The Hawks gathering around to celebrate in a huddle after scoring on the previous play.

Hawks fight uphill battle, fail to complete comeback

By Irvin Zhang, Hawkeye Staff
October 3, 2014

On Thursday night at Everett High School, the Hawks were visiting to battle the hungry Seagulls who were searching for their first win of the season. Despite the Hawks’ efforts,...

The Hawks under the friday night lights after scoring the game winning play against the Warriors.

Hawks edge out Warriors in electrifying Friday night game

By Irvin Zhang, Hawkeye staff
September 27, 2014

The Hawks and the Edmonds Woodway HS Warriors played in an electrifying game on Friday at Edmonds Stadium where the Hawks were able to edge out the Warriors 35-28. The Hawks received...

Senior Emily Eich goes up for a hard return during Wednesdays game.

Volleyball: Spartans prove to be too much as Hawks lose at home

By Irvin Zhang, Hawkeye staff
September 25, 2014

The Hawks volleyball squad hosted the Stanwood Spartans in an intense showdown in the Terraceum on Wednesday. The Hawks were simply outmatched as the Spartans went on to get the...

The Hawks huddle to talk about strategy for the next set.

Hawks fall to Knights in home opener

By Irvin Zhang, Hawkeye staff
September 17, 2014

In their first home game of the season, the Hawks fell to the Newport High School Knights. Though the Hawks gave it their all, it just wasn’t enough as the Knights triumphed...

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