Stars of the Week
Seattle Times Stars of the Week for March 17-23.
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Nathan Hale track & field
Hallam-Eames likes to throw things. In the fall, it's a football as the Raiders' quarterback. Now, it's the discus and shot, and occasionally even the javelin. Last week, the junior uncorked a career-best heave of 176 feet, 9 inches in the discus to take the state lead. His previous long was 159-10. He also had a personal best mark in the shot at 47-2. Darby Haskins, one of Hale's throwing coaches, said Hallam-Eames spent most of the winter lifting weights and making throws. "He's really committed to the art of throwing," the coach said.
Mountlake Terrace softball
Big bat, big arm — Kristjanson showed off both last week to key three victories. She went 10 for 12 at the plate with four home runs — including a pair of grand slams — and two doubles. She had a solo homer and grand slam in the same inning against Edmonds-Woodway. The junior slugger drove in 13 runs, scored eight times and also pitched a pair of complete games and played shortstop in the other contest. "Overall, she is just a fun player to watch," coach Shannon Rasmussen said. "She has made some amazing plays at shortstop already this year and is a great defensive pitcher, stopping everything hit in her direction."
Mariner boys soccer team
Coach Vince DeSimone's Marauders are on the move. And in the right direction. Last season, they were a middle-of-the-pack team in the WesCo 4A South. This spring they're 4-0-0 in league after a pair of one-goal victories last week — 2-1 over Lynnwood and 1-0 over Edmonds-Woodway. Miguel Medina and Cristian Robles scored against Lynnwood. Yaya Jammeh (goal) and Silvan Katynskiy (shutout) keyed the win over E-W.
Stars of the week are selected by The Seattle Times staff and published Tuesdays. Nominations may be emailed by Sunday night to firstname.lastname@example.org.