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Absolute Blast once again dominates High School All-League teams

Congratulations to all the Absolute Blast players who competed for their high school teams this season. An impressive total of 28 athletes from the 14U-Brooks, 16U Gold-Weir, Gold-Rhinehart and Gold-Hagen teams were honored with selection to 2016 Pacific Northwest All-League teams, as published by league and local media outlets.

Here is the list of honorees for the 2016 season:

Metro 3A – All League
Maddie Iem (Eastside Catholic) – 16U Gold -Weir – 2B
Harper Brown (Eastside Catholic) – 14U-Brooks – 3B
Hannah Schubert (Ballard) – Gold-Hagen – C

Metro 3A – All Division
Caroline Sonnen (Eastside Catholic) – Gold-Hagen

KingCo 3A – First Team
Kylissa Hull (Lake Washington) – Gold-Hagen – OF
Stuart Buxton (Bellevue) – Gold-Rhinehart – OF
Madi George (Bellevue) – Gold-Hagen – UT
Brynn Radke (Juanita) – Gold-Hagen – 2B

KingCo 3A – Second Team
Kristina Warford (Juanita) – Gold-Rhinehart – SS

KingCo 4A – First Team
Lauryn Rhinehart (Woodinville) – Gold-Rhinehart – P
Sophia Swain (Inglemoor) – Gold-Hagen – SS
Talia Starr (Inglemoor) – Gold-Hagen – 3B
Taylor Rhinehart (Woodinville) – Gold-Rhinehart – UT

KingCo 4A – Second Team
Julie Graf (Eastlake) – Gold-Hagen – P
Mackenzie Dekay (Inglemoor) – Gold-Hagen – P
Sophia Robinson (Eastlake) – 16U Gold-Weir – 1B
Megan Taketa (Woodinville) – 16U Gold-Weir – 2B
Georgia Robinson (Eastlake) – 16U Gold-Weir – 3B

KingCo 4A – Honorable Mention
Emma Bickford (Eastlake) – 16U Gold-Weir
Rose Vogt (Mt. Si) – Gold-Hagen
Madison Peters (Skyline) – Gold-Hagen
Gina Wyner (Woodinville) – Gold-Rhinehart

Wesco 3A/4A – First Team
Kristin Scott (Jackson) – Gold-Hagen – OF
Bella MacMillan (Glacier Peak) – 16U Gold-Weir – P

Wesco 3A/4A – Second Team
Jazz Zenk (Mountlake Terrace) – 16U Gold-Weir – DH

Cascade – Second Team
Elaine Townley (Cedarcrest) – 16 Gold-Weir

Northwest – First Team
Jordan Miles (Mt. Baker) – Gold-Rhinehart

Nisqually – First Team
Katie Pippel (Bellevue Christian) – 16 Gold-Weir – P

Absolute Blast Dominates 2015 ASA Seattle Metro 14U Championships

Congratulations to both Absolute Blast 14A teams on a great tournament at the ASA Seattle Metro 14A Championships this past weekend. After running through the rest of the field, the two AB 14A teams found themselves in the finals, against each other. Showing a level of dominance in this competitive tournament rarely seen out of a single program, both the older ’00 and younger ’01 AB teams defeated all comers on their road to the finals.

The ’01 AB team started bracket play by blanking the Elite Diamonds-Miles team 4-0, then took care of the Bellevue Blast ’00 team 18-8 before finishing off a tough Blaze Intensity team in a tight game 8-7, placing them in the finals. The ’00 AB team had the benefit of a bye in the first round, then showed their dominance in a win over the Acers ’01 team 14-0. In their semi-final game the ’00 AB team came up against rival LadyHawks-Hardy, defeating the Hawks handily, 16-6, and landing them in the finals against their ’01 colleagues. The championship game was a hard fought battle, going into the 5th inning scoreless. But in the end, the older ’00 team came out on top, 8-0.

The entire Absolute Blast program is very proud of the ’00 and ’01 teams and is excited about the future of the organization with two such strong teams at the 14A level. The future at AB is indeed bright. Congratulations to all the athletes, parents and coaches from the ’00 and ’01 AB teams. Go AB!