Stars of the week
Seattle Times Stars of the Week for April 14-20.
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Hazen boys soccer
Some guys play big in big matches. Bunnell plays big all the time, according to coach Ken Mathew. "He approaches every practice and plays every game like it is the World Cup final," he said. That was evident again last week as the senior forward provided four goals and six assists in two games as the Highlanders remained unbeaten in Seamount League play, bringing his season total to 19 goals and 10 assists, an area-best 48 points. He has 43 goals and 25 assists (111 points) for his career. Bunnell plays to continue his career at Southern Virginia University.
Mountlake Terrace girls track and field
The freshman with the long last name had a really long mark to win the triple jump at the Terrace Invite Saturday. Okoronkwo sailed a personal-best 39 feet, six inches to assume the state lead. She took first place in the pole vault by clearing 11 feet. Her best in that event is 11-6, the fifth-best mark in the state, and coach Russ Vincent said he expects her to clear 12 feet soon. "In my 34 years as a coach, she is one of my top three athletes I have ever coached and oh how we look forward to her entire career," he said. "Chinne is a very talented young lady with great goals."
Federal Way track team
The Eagles flexed their collective muscle to win the prestigious Oregon Relays, which combines boys and girls scores and drew nearly 100 teams to Hayward Field in Eugene. The Eagles boys, coached by Sam Beesley, scored the bulk of the points, but the girls, coached by Marcus Yzaguirre, contributed to the whopping total of 132 ½, well ahead of second-place Valor Christian from Colorado. Mike Tate was the Eagles' lone winner, in the long jump. The team scored in 19 events overall.