Newspaper Archive of
Bellevue College
Bellevue, WA
November 24, 2009     Bellevue College
PAGE 8     (8 of 12 available)        PREVIOUS     NEXT      Full Size Image
 
PAGE 8     (8 of 12 available)        PREVIOUS     NEXT      Full Size Image
November 24, 2009
 

Newspaper Archive of Bellevue College produced by SmallTownPapers, Inc.
Website © 2022. All content copyrighted. Copyright Information.     Terms Of Use.     Request Content Removal.




8 The ]ibsheet November 24, 2009 SPORTS Gameday Grievances Paul Allen fights. Eric Flatness SPORTS EDITOR Paul Allen has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin. Lymphoma. While it is a cancer that Allen has beaten before, there is still a 3 in 10 chance that he won't survive it this time. Everyone in the area should be hoping for a strong recovery. Few men have given more to the Pacific Northwest than Allen. Born and raised in Washington state, and among the 50 richest men in the world, Allen and his partner, Bill Gates, created one of the most lucrative businesses in the world: Microsoft, which has turned Seattle into a booming technology hub. Allen has donated far more money to causes than most people will make in their entire lives. Most of that money has gone into fields pertaining to health and medicine, including millions of dollars in grants to-the University of Washington and its medical school. Despite all that, it's arguably th sports in the area which he has impacted the most. He started with the purchase of the Portland Trail Blazers in 1988, and was the savior of the Seattle Seahawks in 1997. He put much of his own money into building new stadiums for each, creating some of the best sports venues in the world with the Rose Garden in Portland and Qwest Field in Seattle. Allen's rescue of the Seahawks annot be overstated. The Seahawks had already been packed up and moved to California at the behest of then-owner Ken Behring when Allen bought the team from him. Without him, Seattle could have been left with the Seattle Mariners as its only pro franchise. Allen saved the Seahawks from the horrific fate that befell the Sonics.. He didn't stop at simply saving the Seahawks' lives, though. He went further than that, turning the team into one of the winningest of the twenty-first century. He turned a team that had been mostly mediocre for 30 years into a perennial playoff team. He then raised the 12th man flag in Seattle's first NFC championship. Seattle can thank him for putting together the right staff to give the city one of its only title games. Sports owners, like Allen, have spoiled Seattle for so many years. He has fiever been concerned with making a profit on his sports investments, and never worried much about the bottom line. He has been able to provide every luxury his teams and fans could ask for. When costs on Qwest Field overran the initial budget for the stadium, he paid the extra dough out of his own pocket. As part-owner of the Seattle Sounders FC, he helped create one of the most successful expansion franchises in sports history, and drummed up support for the team. It's a very good thing that Allen's in Seattle. Besides being home to the nerds of Microsoft, Seattle is also known for a few other professions, one of those being cancer treatment. There are only a few places worldwide that would be better for medical care. The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UW will take good care of him. Forty years ago, the survival rate of lymphoma was close to 30 percent. Now, there's a 7 in 10 chance that he will pull through. Let's hope he does, for the sake of his familyand friends--and an entire region. SPORTS@THE]IBSHEET.COM Mens Soccer punches ticket to Starfire Bellevue College soccer players keep their postseason dreams alive in an overtime win.  loke Magraw/The]ibsheet Kim Petrie taken by Riccardo Di JuLio. Correctly walked away, leaving the Chukars out of ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR reading the goalie, Di Julio was able to the playoffs. score BC's third point, again tying the BCwilljoinSpokane,Chemeketa,and On Saturday, Nov. 14, soccer fans game 3-3. the 2008 champions Walla Walla, as a Final arrived at Robinswood Park at 6 p.m., With aggression building, TVCC Four team in the NWAACC tournament. only to be met with a less than favorable became increasingly more combative. Regardless of the outcome, the Bulldogs temperature and a dimly lit field. Sticking Several of their players' were given yellow have had an immensely impressive season, it out, loyal fans waited nearly half an hour cards and a handful of other questionable earning a first place standing in the West past the game's scheduled start time. plays showed they were beginning to lose division. Six-thirty rolled around and the field their composure. finally became flooded with light. Fans BC, on the other hand, kept their plays Womens season ends in defeat emerged from the woodwork, filling the controlled, with lines of communication stands. Open throughout. A second Bulldog Theresultoftheevening'sgamewould penalty kick occurred, but did not result in The BC womens soccer team traveled to Bianchet High School in Salem, Oregon determine which team would advance a goal. When regulation time ran out, the to the Northwest Athletic Association of game was still tied. Both teams exited the to take on the Chemeketa Community Community Colleges (NWAACC) Final field for a brief recoup. College Storm. Four thefollowingweekend. Two 10-minute overtimes would This was a second-round playoff The Bellevue College Bulldogs faced determine the outcome. The first to score game for the ladies. The team did their best as usual, but off against the Treasure Valley Community would be the victor. With hearts pounding, College (TVCC) Chnkars, hailing from sudden death overtime ensued, in the end they were unable to pull off the Ontario, Oregon. Under such circumstances, a lesser victory. The game resulted with a Bulldog Keeping fans on their toes, the game team could have easily succumbed to the defeat, ending their playoffjourney. followed an "ask-and-answer" format, pressure. The Bulldogs, however, wouldn't Brittney Conway, assisted by Diedre One team would score, and the oplosition hear of it. Dornay, sCored the first Bulldog goal. In the second half Shelby Blair earned the would return the point. After about five minutes, Strasser TVCC put away the first goal assisted andfreshmanRadcliffMcDougald second goal. 20 minutes in." With halftime quickly sent a rocket past the TVCC goalie. They finished their season with a approaching, BC was gearing up to even Robinswood erupted with cheering, second place standing in the West division, which is certainly a great accomplishment. the score. Off an assist from sophomore BC had won the game 4-3. After making Jordan Correa, Josh Strasser earned the the extensive journey north, the Chukars Fans look forward to the return of a number of freshman players for next year's first Bulldog goal. were sent home with a definitive loss, Neither team scored a second goal by which put an end to their season, season. halftime, leaving it tied 1-1. As the SPORTS@THEJIBSHEET.COM Ten minutes into the second half, teams were BC's Luiggi Montero scored an unassisted leaving the goal, naking the game 2-1. It didn't take field, the TVCC long to score their second goal just b e g i n n i n g s five minutes later, of a scuffle " TVCC took the next goal of the game, took place. now making it 3-2. A Chukars handball in BC pulled it the box earned Bellevue a penalty kick, together and