Weekend Recap 6/16/2014

  Some parts of the job can be a bit of a grind, but it is weekends like this last one that remind you just how much fun your job can be. Skyline High School hosted their annual Skills and Drills on the Hill. It is a two day 7-on-7 event, with a Kicking Competition Saturday, and Lineman Competition on Sunday. After Saturday’s event, I made my way out to Mount…

June 16, 2014

One of Washington’s top 2015 lineman; Chris Schlichting of Mount Si: By Ryland Spencer

February 11, 2014

  The combination of great coaching and players buying into the program have made the Mount Si Wildcats one of the state’s top programs for the last few seasons. Longtime head coach Charlie Kinnune and his staff have done a great job at developing the talent they have, and offensive lineman Chris Schlichting might go down as one of the best examples. “There is a lot of interest out…


Beau Shain leads Wildcats over Issaquah: By Scott Enyeart

September 14, 2013

Fans at Gary Moore Stadium on the campus of Issaquah (Wash.) High School were treated to a thriller on Friday night as the Mount Si Wildcats defeated the host Eagles 28-20. The game hung in the balances, with Issaquah even holding a halftime lead, until late in the 4th quarter when the Wildcats were able to come up big in key moments to steal the…


Ranking Washington’s Top 10 HS Football Uniforms: By Ryland Spencer and Scott Enyeart

July 24, 2013

We are very excited to be starting a new interactive feature here at NEI, where players and fans of high school football here in the Northwest will be able to answer a weekly question relating to the game we all love and the players who play it. Readers will be able to submit their answers via twitter by simply tweeting using the hashtag #NEIpoll, and top tweets and poll results…


Mount Si QB Nick Mitchell commits to Oregon State: By Scott Enyeart

April 7, 2013

    The recruiting process was short and sweet for Mount Si’s (Snoqualmie, WA) Nick Mitchell, Washington’s No. 1 ranked QB for the class of 2014. Mitchell, who was offered by Oregon State University just a few short weeks ago, gave a verbal commitment to Beavers’ coach Mike Riley on Friday, becoming the first commitment of OSU’s 2014 recruiting class. “It feels great,” Mitchell said. “This…


WA’s #1 ranked QB for 2014, Nick Mitchell of Mount Si receives his first offer: By Jordan Johnson

March 15, 2013

  Big news out of Washington today as the state’s top ranked QB for the 2014 class, Nick Mitchell (6-3 185 Jr. QB) of Mount Si, got his first offer from the Oregon State Beavers. Nick’s brother Josh is a full ride athlete that plays football at OSU, and that will definitely be appealing for Nick when decision making time comes. Referencing the offer Nick says,…


Things are heating up for Mount Si QB Nick Mitchell: By Scott Eklund

February 22, 2013

  Since leading his team to an 11-2 record by throwing for over 2,300 yards with 33 touchdowns and six interceptions, things have been pretty intense on the recruiting front for Mount Si (Snoqualmie, Wa.) QB Nick Mitchell. He took a trip east of the mountains to visit both Eastern Washington and Washington State and came away impressed with what he saw. “Washington State’s Junior Day…


Punishing DB Hunter Malberg of Mount Si commits to Minnesota Duluth: By Ryland Spencer

January 29, 2013

Hunter Malberg Highlights   With just over a week until signing day, DB Hunter Malberg (6-1 190) of Mount Si has made a verbal commitment to play for the University of Minnesota-Duluth. The Bulldogs are a D2 school playing out of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. They could be considered to be a bit of a powerhouse program and have recently won two national championships, 2008…


Kingco 3A Offensive Player of the Year Trent Riley adds second D1 offer from Portland State: By Jordan Johnson

January 23, 2013

  I will reiterate what I said earlier in the year, as I would venture to say that Trent Riley (6-3 205 Sr. WR) of Mount Si could be the biggest steal of this 2013 class. Riley’s senior season saw him put up monster numbers grabbing 56 catches for 876 yards and 22 total touchdowns. His statistics were staggering as he had 2 pick 6’s, and 2 punt…