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Athletics News

List of 10 news stories.

  • Seniors Committed to Playing College Athletics

    On Tuesday, February 14, Bush held a ceremony honoring our five seniors who are committed to playing college athletics. Surrounded by their families, coaches, mentors, and friends, the students—four of whom are Bush Lifers—heard words of praise and encouragement from Athletic Director Jo Ito, Upper School Director Ray Wilson, and Head of School Percy L. Abram. Then, they signed letters of intent and celebrated. Katie, Hugo, Eli, Eamon, and Kate have shown leadership on their teams, in their classrooms, and in our community. We are so proud of them and wish them the best on the next step of their journey.

    Katie: Connecticut College Soccer
    Hugo: Carleton Football
    Eli: St. Olaf Baseball
    Eamon S.: Pomona Soccer
    Kate: NYU Swimming
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  • Upper School Basketball - Blazers Route Eagles

    The Blazer basketball teams enjoyed a clean sweep of the Eastside Prep Eagles on Tuesday January 24th. The Boys Junior Varsity dominated in their victory, starting hot and continuing their succesful season. They were followed by the Varsity Girls, who came out on fire and led nine to two after the first quarter. They cruised through the second, allowing only four points in the first half. Eastside Prep couldn’t find an answer as the Girls finished strong, winning 47-10. The starters played well, including many rebounds by Junior Grace F. and aggressive ball skills from French exchange student Camille B. The win brought their league record to 4-7. The game featured electric performances from the pep band, including Louie Louie, the Office theme song and the Bush fight song. After the Girls game, the Boys Varsity team took the floor. They dominated early as well, with key layups by sophomore Kai O. and senior Doug N. to set the tone. They took a healthy lead into the locker room, and the second half began in much the same way as the first. The Eagles were not to be denied, however, and swooped in to try to steal a victory from the Blazers. Bush fought on, and won 43-30. It was their third league win, and although they still reside in the bottom half of the ECL standings the team is looking up as their season winds down.
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  • Student Voices: Guest author Lucy Caile writes about running

    When Lucy Caile from the Bear Creek cross-country team heard about the Bush boys’ cross-country team’s journey over the past two years, she decided to pursue the story. Lucy, a writer and a runner, interviewed team members and Coach James Batey about how hard the team worked to reach their goals this year. She found their journey compelling and inspiring, and wrote this article to share the story with others.
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  • Photo by parent Tom Nickels

    Coach of the Year Batey Inspires Bush XC to Run as a Team

    At Bush, cross-country has become a big deal, and there’s one person at the center of the team’s turnaround. Head Cross-Country Coach James Batey is in his third year coaching the small but dedicated team of Upper School runners, and has been named the Emerald City League Coach of the Year for the second year in a row, and the Washington State Coach of the Year for the first time. His influence is obvious. In just three years Batey has changed the program to one that qualifies for the state championship as a team.

    “He really takes the team to the next level and makes us do our best,” says freshman Lolo. “He pushes us even though we might be super tired, he doesn’t just let us slack off.”
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  • Winter Blazer Bash Recap

    On Friday, January 13, the Bush community celebrated winter athletes and coaches. The afternoon began with the entire student body gathering in Schuchart Gym for a pep rally, then led into a celebration with games, food, and music, topped off with exciting basketball games.
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  • Podcasts: Ike on the Mic 01-12-2017

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  • Bush at Seattle Kids Marathon!

    Forty Bush students participated in this year's Seattle Kids Marathon on November 26, 2016! The students ran or walked twenty-five miles over the two months before the marathon, and ran the last 1.2 miles all together from the Seattle Center!

    All photos by Lower School PE Specialist Tami Hutchison
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  • Podcasts: Ike on the Mic 12-01-2016

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  • Podcasts: Ike on the Mic 11-10

    Ike talks basketball with Victoria N '18 and Max G '18.
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  • Podcasts: Ike on the Mic 11-03

    Ike interviews Tom F. about the cross-country team.
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