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List of 10 news stories.

  • Fall Season Playoff Updates

    It has been an exciting stretch for the Blazers Athletics Program, with more to come! Girls Varsity Soccer, Varsity Cross Country, and Girls Varsity Volleyball have represented The Bush School at the highest competitive level in the district and state in the past weeks. Thank you to the many Blazers fans who have come out to celebrate the Blazer athletes and coaches. 

    Varsity Girls Soccer 

    The Girls Soccer Program is having an incredible run this year—one of the most successful seasons in the program’s history. After completing an outstanding regular season, which included two rare wins over U Prep, the Blazers Soccer team hosted Cedar Park Christian in the first round of the Bi-District Tournament. The team showed up to compete and celebrated a convincing 4-1 win. In the second round, the Blazers faced a tough Lynden Christian team and advanced to the State Tournament after winning an incredibly exciting PK shootout following a scoreless golden goal overtime.
    The team advanced to the State Tournament Quarter-Finals after winning 2-1 against Montesano High School. The Quarter-Final matchup will take place on Saturday, November 16 at 1:00 p.m. at King’s School. The coaches are so proud of their players’ efforts. “The recent wins are some of the best performances I have ever seen from our girls soccer program. Everyone is on the same page and the players’ willingness to give it their all in every 50-50 situation is remarkable,” said Athletics Director Jo Ito. For photographs from this season, click here.

    Varsity Cross Country

    A huge shoutout to our Girls Cross Country Team and Amare Fields ’23 for qualifying for this past weekend’s State Championships in Pasco, WA. The girls had a strong showing at the strenuous, hilly Sun Willows Golf Course, finishing 11th overall, two ranks higher compared to the previous year. A total of 149 runners participated in the race. Junior Liya Miksovsky and sophomore Abby Goodfried showed incredible determination and were the first Blazers runners to cross the finish line in 31st place and 42nd place respectively. Senior Captain Lolo Dederer (45th) was just a few seconds behind, capping off her incredible high school career with her fourth consecutive appearance at the State Championships. Our three freshmen Ava Ferreira (63rd), Addie Nyhan (70th) (running in place of Ruby Shapiro who was out sick), and Elise Lombardi (73rd) ran a well balanced, controlled race, and sophomore Dylan Cundiff (81st) rounded out a great overall performance by the Blazers team. Our star freshman runner on the boys side, freshman Amare Fields, was sick leading up to the race and was unfortunately not able to participate. However, he traveled with the team and was able to make important observations which will help him when he competes in future State Championship races. All runners on the Cross Country team can be extremely proud of themselves for completing a hugely successful season. For photographs from this season, click here
     
    Congratulations to the Cross Country team for earning the following All-League honors:

    Team Sportsmanship Award
    • Girls Team
    Girls Coaches’ of the Year
    • James Batey & Alban Howe
    All-League First Team
    • Ruby Shapiro ‘23
    • Abby Goodfried ‘22
    • Liya Miksovsky ‘21
    • Lolo Dederer ‘20
    • Amare Fields ’23

    Girls Varsity Volleyball

    The playoff run for Girls Volleyball Program began a 3-1 win over the Forest Ridge Ravens in the first round of the ECL Tournament which secured them a spot in the Bi-District Tournament. The team then went on to battle hard and play some of their best volleyball despite losing to Overlake in the league semi-finals. The players quickly bounced back and celebrated an impressive 3-1 win over U Prep in the game for 3rd and 4th place, putting together a well-balanced overall performance. “The team peaked at the perfect time. Our serving was more consistent and we picked it up on both defense and offense. The girls had some amazing saves deserved the win over U Prep,” said Assistant Athletics Director and Assistant Coach Lisa McCullough. In their second straight appearance in the Bi-District Tournament, the Blazers faced Meridian High School. It was a very close matchup and the girls left everything on the court, winning the first set 25-23, but eventually lost the match 3-1. “We had a great season and the girls should be proud of their accomplishments.” The coaches’ and players’ hard work paid off as the Blazers completed one of the program’s most successful runs in recent years. The team’s spectacular play throughout the season was recognized with two of our players earning All-League Honors. Sophie Stephenson ’22 and Lousie Puchalla ’22 were named All-League 1st Team and 2nd team respectively. For photographs from this season, click here.
     
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  • Girls Cross Country Team Wins Emerald City League Championship

    Congratulations to the Girls Varsity Cross Country Team for winning the Emerald City League Championship!
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  • Varsity Cross Country Retreat Recap

    The Varsity Cross Country team started the season off with a bang, heading to Vashon Island for its annual team retreat. The runners got right into it as the first stop was Island Center Forest where they went for a long run followed by a core workout. 
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  • Athletic Awards Banquet 2019

    It was a great night in the Mag celebrating Blazer Athletics and Bush Hall of Fame Inductee Jim Franklin. Congrats to all the Blazer athletes and coaches on a great season. Thanks to Jo, Lisa, parent volunteers, and our friends Rocket Taco for another great Athletic Awards Banquet. 
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  • Winter Blazer Bash Recap

    Blazer Fans were out in full force for the Winter Blazer Bash this last week! Students, faculty, and staff came out, decked in spirit gear, to support Upper School JV Boys Basketball, Girls Varsity Basketball and the Boys Varsity Basketball versus UPrep. JV Boys played first and pulled off an exciting overtime victory! Girls Varsity followed quickly behind and played an awesome game against UPrep, winning in the closing seconds of their game. The Boys Varsity fought hard in their tough loss against the UPrep Varsity Team. Thank you to the Booster Club for providing treats, refreshments and spirit accessories throughout the day! 
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  • Emerald City League - Fall Season All League Honors

    Congratulations to the following Upper School Athletes who earned Fall Season All League Honors:
    • Girls Volleyball - Julia D. (MVP), Sophie S. (1st Team)
    • Girls Soccer - Elle J. (Rookie of the Year), Addy F. (1st Team), Claudia A. & Lyla B. (2nd Team)
    • Boys Golf - Wesley S. (1st Team)
    • Boys Ultimate - Hayden R. (1st Team)
    • The Cross Country All League honors will be published later this week.
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  • Varsity Cross Country - Bi-District Championship Recap

    The Blazers Varsity Cross Country team had an incredible performance at last weekend's Bi-District Championships at South Whidbey.  The hard work the team put in throughout the season paid off.  The coaches were especially proud of how the girls worked together as things came together beautifully at last weekend's race.
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  • Cross Country at the ECL Championships at Lincoln Park

    Congratulations to all runners for a great race! We had some awesome performances from both the boys and girls in the last league meet of the year, the ECL Championships at Lincoln Park.
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  • Bush Golfers Finish with Strong Showing at ECL Championship Tournament

    The Boys Golf team had a strong showing at the Emerald City League Championship Tournament at Bellevue Municipal Golf Course. This year, the Blazers had their best finish in school history placing third overall. Wesley ('21), Malcolm ('18), Keegan ('18) and Ryan ('20) represented Bush in a tough field of competitors. 
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  • Blazers top the Turks 1-0

    After returning from a successful retreat to Camp Casey the Blazers Girls Varsity Soccer team traveled to their first away game to play Sultan High School on Tuesday, September 5.

    For the season opener, the Bush Blazers hit the road to face the Sultan Turks. Forest fires in the Pacific Northwest made for difficult conditions as the air was filled with ash.  However, the Blazers battled hard in the first half, but after the first 40 minutes, the score remained 0-0. Following a brief stoppage due to the poor weather in the second half, Bush came out blazing. An assist by Freshman Claudia A., and a spectacular finish by Captain Mia A. was too much for the Turks to handle, leading the Blazers to their first win of the season, 1-0.
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