Tastin’ N Racin returns to Lake Sammamish June 12-14

June 8, 2010

By Staff

The roar of unlimiteds racing on Lake Sammamish is music to the ears of many people who are fans of the sport of hyrdoplane racing.

And fans will get their ear full June 12-14 at Lake Sammamish State Park at the annual Tastin’ N Racin.

But for folks that like just music, Tastin’ N Racin offers that venue, too. Playing on the main stage will be Rail on June 13 and Randy Hansen on June 14. Hansen will do a tribute to Jimmy Hendrix.

For people who don’t like hydroplane racing or the hard music, there is food. Tastin’ N Racing annually has a variety of booths that sell tasty food.

In addition, there are arts and crafts from Northwest artisans, and a family fun area for children.

But back to the hydros.

The KZOK 102.5 Cup has its best selection of boats in recent years. Fans get the opportunity to view 1-litre, 2.5 stock, 5-litre and national modified hydros, flat-bottom runabouts, vintage hydros and grand prix hydros.

Racing action begins at 9 a.m. June 13 and continues through June 14.

Liberty softball players honored

Senior outfielder Aris Califano, of Liberty High School, was selected to the 3A KingCo Conference all-league softball first team.

Third baseman Alexis Court and shortstop Denise Blohowiak, of Liberty, were named to the second team.

Marissa Jeffers and Ana Faoro, of Liberty, earned honorable mention.

Issaquah player in national tournament

Alyssa Schultz, an Issaquah High School volleyball player, will play for the Kent Juniors 18 Baden team at the USA Girls Junior National Volleyball Championships later this month in Reno, Nev.

Schultz helped the Kent Juniors take third at the Northern Lights Qualifier tournament in Minneapolis in April.

Gliders begin summer season

The Issaquah Parks and Recreation summer track and field seasons starts this week. There will be six-week practices and training sessions for K-5 and 6-12 students. Go to www.issaquahparks.net.

The track program, run by the Issaquah Gliders, also provides a program for the Junior Olympics track and field series. Call 392-8230.

Skyline holds wrestling camp

Skyline High School’s wrestling program will hold a commuter wrestling camp June 27-30. Sammie Henson, a silver Olympic medalist and assistant head coach at the University of Oklahoma, is the head clinician.

The camp is open to boys and girls, grades 6-12. Call Skyline coach Gus Kiss at 445-1389.

Second trails race set for June 12

The second race in the annual Cougar Mountain Trail running series is June 12 at the Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park.

The 7-mile race begins at 9 a.m. at the Sky Country trailhead, off 166th Way Southeast.

Races are also scheduled for July 10 and Aug. 14.

The series is sponsored by the Seattle Running Club.

“Cougar Mountain is such a great venue for the Seattle running community, and we’re happy to have the continued support of runners who give back to a place where they’re getting a lot of use,” said Scott McCoubrey, head of the Seattle Running Club.

Registration fees are donated to King County Parks. More than $70,000 has been raised for the parks in the past seven years.

Register for the races here.

Issaquah grad throws no-hitter

Pitcher Derek Bondo, an Issaquah High School graduate, recently hurled a no-hitter for the Zurich Barracudas.

Bondo struck out 12 as the Barracudas defeated the Sissach Frogs 5-0 in a Switzerland League baseball contest.

Fish for free June 12-13

Each year, thousands of Washington residents go fishing legally without a license during the Free Fishing Weekend. This year’s event is set for June 12-13.

During those two days, no license will be required to fish or gather shellfish in any waters open in the state. No vehicle use permit is required at any of the 600 water-access sites that are maintained by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Anglers also will not need a two-pole endorsement to fish with two poles on the state’s lakes, nor will they need an endorsement to fish for salmon or steelhead on the Columbia River and its tributaries.

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