Seattle Times Stars of the Week for April 21-27.
Jake Kargl, Skyline baseball
It didn’t take long for Kargl to hit his way into the lineup for the fourth-ranked Spartans after coming into the season as a backup outfielder. He’s a permanent fixture in left field now and helped Skyline to three KingCo 4A victories last week.
Kargl, a junior, had two hits in each game and drove in five runs.
“He had some clutch hits for us, no doubt,” coach Chris Tamminen said. “He’s got the personality of a football player. He works hard, hard, hard all the time. He does everything 110 percent whether it’s practice or a game.”
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Kailyn Campbell, Cedarcrest softball
It was a busy week for the Red Wolves with five Cascade Conference games. And Campbell had a busy bat. The senior first baseman went 10 for 18 with five doubles, a home run and 14 runs batted in.
“She had a tremendous week,” coach Les Collins said. “She hit the ball very well and defensively she was errorless. She’s just a good all-around athlete.”
Campbell is a four-year veteran who plans to play at Central Washington next season.
Hazen girls tennis team
It was a true team effort as the Highlanders beat Kennedy Catholic and Tyee to finish the Seamount League unbeaten. It is their first title since 2008 and the first time that coach Gail Ellis can remember a perfect campaign. What made last week’s victories special was the way junior varsity players stepped up when several varsity members were unavailable due to other school commitments.
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.