Lady Hawks take a win over rival Lummi Lady Blackhawks, 33-17

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By Michael Rios, Tulalip News
TULALIP- The 0-11 Tulalip Heritage Lady Hawks picked up their first win of the season by defeating the 1-5 Lummi Lady Blackhawks in convincing fashion Friday night, 33-17.
The Lady Hawks trailed 2-7 after the opening quarter, but then locked in defensively and held the Lady Blackhawks to only 10 points the remainder of the game.
A 23-6 run that span over the second and third quarters was more than enough to secure the victory. Guard Michelle Iukes led the Lady Hawks with 12 points.
Lady Hawk point guard Myrna Redleaf guards a Lummi Nation Lady Blackhawk, Friday, Jan. 9, 2014, during the game played at Tulalip Heritage High School. (Tulalip News/ Micheal Rios)

Lady Hawk point guard Myrna Redleaf guards a Lummi Nation Lady Blackhawk, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, during the game played at Tulalip Heritage High School. (Tulalip News/ Michael Rios)

 

It’s not about winning it’s about teamwork

Heritage Lady Hawk #3 Myrna Redleaf makes a drive down the court in game against Grace Academy, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, at Heritage High School. (Tulalip News/ Brandi N. Montreuil)

Heritage Lady Hawk #3 Myrna Redleaf makes a drive down the court in game against Grace Academy, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, at Heritage High School. (Tulalip News/ Brandi N. Montreuil)

Lady Hawk #3 Myrna Redleaf

By Brandi N. Montreuil, Tulalip News

TULALIP – Fifteen-year-old Myrna Redleaf can easily be described as the most athletic player on the Lady Hawks team, evidenced by her strong baseline drives and her speed. Although a dual athlete playing both volleyball and basketball, winning isn’t what she is about. Sure she loves the glory that comes with winning, but she’s about being there for her team.

When asked why she chooses to play both sports she said, “I like both sports. I like to switch on and off.”

Redleaf has been playing basketball since 8th grade. Now in 10th grade at Heritage High School, she is in her second season as a Lady Hawk. In the 2013-2014 basketball season, Redleaf started as a point guard. That season her team would have an incredible record 22 wins and 4 losses, only meeting their toughest opponent during the trip-district championship games in the Neah Bay Red Devils. This year, Redleaf is one of few returning players and considered a veteran on the team.

(Tulalip News/ Brandi N. Montreuil)

(Tulalip News/ Brandi N. Montreuil)

Redleaf says she is still getting used to the switch of playing style between the two sports. “I get nervous when a lot of girls come at me. It is hard.” Unlike volleyball where physical contact isn’t part of the sport, basketball can have a lot of physical contact. When players make a drive down the court during an offensive play to go up to make a shot, a lot of contact can occur.

This season is off to a rough start as the Lady Hawks adjust to building the team camaraderie that it had last year. Many of the players on last season’s team graduated or switched schools. Redleaf explains the loss of key players, such as Katia Brown, Adiya Jones and Kalea Tyler, can be felt, but she is hopeful that this season will be great.
Despite feeling nervous to step in the spotlight and test her skills as a leader, Redleaf credits the mentoring style of coaching she receives with new Lady Hawks head coach, Cyrus “Bubba” Fryberg. “Last year there were a lot of good girls on the team so we didn’t go over as many drills as we are this year. I think more one-on-one is helping me.”
Dedicated and focused on and off the court, Redleaf, who’s favorite subject in school is math, says playing basketball has helped her focus and build confidence on the court as well as in school. “It helps me work as a team and communicate my thoughts.”

Her goal this season? Play hard and get a lot of shots in. As a scoring point guard, her main goal is to distribute the ball and get the players involved while also having to score, which means she has to have a good long shot, something she practices daily. “I practice a lot! I am still working on my long shots.” Her concerns are, “mainly shooting and handling the ball.” Despite playing one of the toughest games this season against Grace Academy, where the Lady Hawks were only able to score four points to Grace’s 49 and had over 20 turnovers, Redleaf is looking forward to meeting them on the court again.

“Grace was a tough game. There is a lot of stuff that we need to work on but other than that, we hustled pretty well during that game. I am looking forward to playing them again, or Highland Christian,” said Redleaf with her signature smile. “You just keep going. This is probably rock bottom and the only place we can go from here is up.”
Redleaf plans to attend college after high school to study business. She hopes to work in the human services field with the Tulalip Tribes.

 

Brandi N. Montreuil: 360-913-5402; bmontreuil@tulalipnews.com

Lady Hawks take loss ingame against Orcas Christian, 17-49

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By Tulalip News staff

TULALIP – Heritage Lady Hawks hosted the Orcas Christian Saints last night and took a loss. 17-49, despite playing one of their best quarters this season.

“It’s hard playing with only five girls. I woke up this morning thinking we should just forfeit this game, but I thought no,” said Cyrus “Bubba” Fryberg, Lady Hawks head coach. “That second quarter was the best we’ve looked all season. We played it well. We just have to keep it going.”

Tulalip Heritage – 0 10 5 2 — 17

Orcas Christian – 13 11 17 8 — 49

 

Hawks beat Grace Academy Eagles, 52-48

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Tulalip Heritage Hawks took a win, 52-48, over Grace Academy Eagles in tonight’s game played at the Francy J. Sheldon Memorial Gymnasium at Heritage High School.

Watch a replay of tonight’s game on-demand at www.tulaliptv.com.

Hawks end season with win over Bruins, 82-60

By Brandi N. Montreuil, Tulalip News

MARYSVILLE – Tulalip Heritage Hawks took the field at Quil Ceda Stadium today in their last regular game of the season against the Clallam Bay Bruins, 82-60.

Taking the field for the first time since the October 24, Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting, the Hawks returned to their home field, which is shared with MP’s Tomahawks, to end their season with an amazing display of skill and sportsmanship.

Lady Hawks show team spirit in spite of tough game against Highlanders, 0-3

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Photo/ Brandi N. Montreuil, Tulalip News

By Brandi N. Montreuil, Tulalip News

TULALIP – Tulalip Heritage Lady Hawks hosted the Providence Classical Christian Highlanders on Monday, October 20, at the Francy J. Sheldon Gymnasium at Heritage High School.

The Lady Hawks were up for a tough battle when they walked on the court to play the Northwest 1B varsity volleyball league’s top contender, having only lost two games this season.

Despite the lacking score, the Lady Hawks performance during the game is a far cry from their last two seasons under coach Amy Andrews. New head coach Raveon Harrowa has used her strong background in volleyball to create a team spirit within the Lady Hawks ranks. This has resulted in consistent communication during rallies, something Coach Andrews struggled to develop in the team.

While the Lady Hawks continue to seek their win, the team’s growth cannot be denied as sportsmanship and team spirit bring their own winning qualities to the young team.

Heritage Hawks – 12 10 9 – 0

Providence Classical – 25 25 25 – 3

You can watch all Heritage Lady Hawks home games on channel 99 on Tulalip Broadband or online at www.tulaliptv.com.

 

Brandi N. Montreuil: 360-913-5402; bmontreuil@tulalipnews.com

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Hawks take easy win over Loggers, 49-0

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Heritage Hawks defensive end #20 Willy Enick sets to make a tackle
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By Brandi N. Montreuil, Tulalip News

MARYSVILLE – The game winner had been decided with eight minutes remaining in the second quarter during the Tulalip Heritage Hawks varsity football game against the Crescent Bay Loggers, 49-0, played on Saturday, October 4.

Hawks offense played a majority of the game as a result of the Hawks incredible defense, which prevented the Loggers from advancing past the 40-yard line. But in a surprising move, the Loggers, coached by Darrell Yount, discontinued the game in the second quarter with 8:21 remaining, making it the quickest win thus far in the season for the Hawks.

Robert Miles Jr. led the Hawks with four touchdowns and Ayrik Miranda threw for three touchdown passes.

Heritage Hawks   43 6 – 49

Crescent Bay   0  0 – 0

You can watch all Heritage Hawks home games on Tulalip TV or online at www.tulaliptv.com.

 

Brandi N. Montreuil: 360-913-5402; bmontreuil@tulalipnews.com

 

 

 

Lady Hawks silent against Grace Academy, 0-3

By Brandi N. Montreuil, Tulalip News

LH-vs-Grace-Academy_Paris-VerdaTULALIP – The curse of the Eagles struck the Tulalip Lady Hawks again in last night’s game against Grace Academy Eagles, 0-3, played at Heritage High School.

Both teams stepped on the court looking to take a win after both teams experienced crushing losses in their season openers. But Lady Hawks’ lack of communication, which has plagued the team since the start, enabled the Eagles to easily take the lead.

The Lady Hawks came together in the second match to score 17 points but couldn’t hang on to turn the tide.

Tulalip Heritage – 8  17  15 – 0

Grace Academy – 25  25  25 – 3

You can watch all home games live on Tulalip TV or online at www.tulaliptv.com.

 

Brandi N. Montreuil: 360-913-5402; bmontreuil@tulalipnews.com

M’ville students learn about cardiac arrest

Marysville-Pilchuck senior Jason Kent practices CPR.— image credit: Brandon Adam

Marysville-Pilchuck senior Jason Kent practices CPR.
— image credit: Brandon Adam

 

By: Brandon Adam, Arlington Times, August 29, 2014

 

MARYSVILLE — The Marysville School District was visited by the Nick of Time Foundation at Marysville Getchell High School.

The school district was on the wait list for three years, and they decided that the MG campus would be the best meeting ground for Marysville students this week.
Nick of Time aims to raise awareness of sudden cardiac arrest, the leading cause of death in young people during exercise.
Nick of Time travels to various schools in Washington to promote its message.
“Kids need to know that their hearts are healthy,” executive director Darla Varentti said.
Varentti’s son, Nicholas “Nicky” Varrenti, was a victim of sudden cardiac arrest.  The 16-year-old was a standout football player for Mill Creek High School in 2004, but died of sudden cardiac arrest in his sleep.
The foundation was started in 2006 to educate students and schools about the risk and procedures dealing with sudden cardiac arrest.
Students from MG, Marysville-Pilchuck and Tulalip Heritage were scanned for potential heart defects, trained in CPR and the use of the automated external defibrillators.
“The AED is the only thing that can save you during a cardiac arrest,” Varrenti said.
Doctors use an echograph and sonograph to look for electrical and structural anomalies in the heart that could trigger a cardiac arrest.
“You can’t just hear it,” Varrenti said. “You have to see it.”
“I got to talk to a doctor, and I want to be one someday so that’s really cool,” M-P senior David Gloyd said. “And I learned to do CPR.”
Varrenti was pleased with the turnout.
“It’s been great. We’re really happy,” Varrenti said. “We had close to 400 kids today.”