The KRKO Radio/Russell & Hill Female Athlete of the Month for September 2018 is Devon Martinka from the Stanwood High School Volleyball team. Devon led the Spartans to an appearance at the 3A State Volleyball Tournament at the Yakima SunDome this season. She is still weighing her options as to where she will compete at the collegiate level.
Swimmer Elli Straume of Kamiak High School is our November 2018 Russell & Hill Female Student Athlete of the Month. At this year’s state 4A swim meet, she took 2nd place in the 200 freestyle (6th fastest in 4A state meet history); 3rd place in the 500 freestyle and her relay teams took 2nd in the 200 freestyle and 7th in the 200 medley. Elli has 12 state podiums in her 3 years at the state meet, with one year to go. (If you’re doing the math, that’s placing everytime she swims at state).
Prep Sports Weekly for Thursday, December 13, 2018. We feature our Russell & Hill Female Athlete of the Month for November 2018, Elli Straume, state finisher at the State 4A Girls Swim Meet from Kamiak High School, she's joined by her coach Chris Erickson. We also hear from Mike Colbrese, Executive Director of the WIAA; we conclude with two boys basketball coaches from the Wesco 3A, Zach Ward of Stanwood and Roger O'Neill of Meadowdale.