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Excused Absences

There are several players out ill this week. Please remember, when returning after any type of absence, you need to bring me something in writing from a parent, doctor, teacher, etc. to make that an "excused" absence.

Click on "Rules", in the left margin, to see my complete attendance policy.


Thursday, April 6
Ballard beats Riders in Varsity & JV.

April 5th, 2006 – Both JV and Varsity succumbed to the cross-town Beavers from Ballard. The Varsity played hard, but a couple of errors allowed a couple of unearned runs. Ballard’s bats were in fine shape and they got twelve hits versus the Roughriders five.
Junior Salma Mehter led the Roosevelt offense, going two for three. Hits were also provided by Freshman Kelsey Paul and Sophomores Amanda Pettas and Mehi Strain-Kokich.
Pitcher Kelsey Paul went the distance and notched three more K’s in seven innings.
The Riders also managed two double plays to end the 4th (Pettas-Fradkin) and 6th innings (Irwin-Pettas).
The JV went down swinging at Gilman field to a good JV squad from Ballard. The JV will get another crack at them on the 17th.
Next up for JV is Nathan Hale on Friday. Varsity will play Skyline at Woodland Park on Monday.
GO RIDERS!


Thursday, July 21
Coach(s) Available for Lessons

WIAA regulations allow high school coaches to work with their players until about the middle of August. Both Coach Ed and myself are making ourselves available for lessons between now and August 12th.

You can call either of us, at the numbers listed below, to check our schedules and make arrangements.

Also, check out the HANDOUTS link on the left for a list of softball camps and coaching resources that you can take advantage of during the off-season.

Thanks,

Coach Phil
206-240-9773

Coach Ed
206-784-0707


Tuesday, July 12
2005 Summer Bracket informatoin


End-of-Season PARTY

Hello Summer Team Parents!

Yes, we are still planning on having an end-of-season party for Summer League. Coach Ed (Noble) has graciously offered to have it (pot luck) at their house. What I need now is a parent (or parents) who are willing to take it from here and coordinate this get together.

If anyone is willing to take this on please let me know ASAP. If we're going to do this, I'd like to do it prior to Saturday, August 14th, as I leave on vacation on the 14th.

Your assistance is GREATLY APPRECIATED!

Coach Phil
206.240.9773


Saturday, August 28
Roosevelt Softball Car Wash Update

We had a GREAT car wash on August 28th! We took in just over $450 in only four hours work. I would like to thank players; Allison, Chelsea, Elise, Emily Fradkin, Emily Irwin, Emily Purington, Jackie, Jasmine, Keri, Maddie Hawley, Mehi, Salma and Sheri for all their hard work. I would also like to thank Coaches Ed and Larry as well as several parents who stopped by to add their support and help out.

Our appreaciation is also extended to the Roosevelt QFC for all of their support. We'd like to encourage you all to thank them as well with your shopping dollars.

The money raised in this car wash will go to JV to purchase a pitchers/front toss screen and a mechanical (non-electric) pitching machine. These are two important tools that will help Coach Larry continue to build a strong and confident JV program here at Roosevelt.

Coach Phil



Tuesday, July 13
Team Meeting Scheduled

As our summer season came to close last night, with a tough 5-4 loss to RBI, we will have a MANDATORY, criticaly important, team meeting down at Lower Woodland at 3:00pm on TODAY. This meeting will probably be about an hour long.

Thanks,

Coach Phil


Tuesday, August 24
Coaching Staff Meeting Scheduled

There will be a required meeting for all coaches on Thursday, September 23rd, 6:00pm at the Southcenter Denny's. We will meet in the southend this time and the north end next time.

Southcenter Denny's:
Address:   5700 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188
Phone:       (206) 246-0476

Please get this added to your schedules and begin planning things around it. It's very important that ALL coaches be there for this meeting.



Wednesday, September 15
Meeting Called For ALL New and Returning Players

ATTENTION CURRENT AND POTENTIAL ROOSEVELT SOFTBALL PLAYERS!!!!

There will be an important player meeting on Monday, September 27th. It will be from 2:30pm-3:00pm in the school’s Commons.

This is an EXTREMELY important meeting for those of you who are either a returning player or someone who is just thinking about trying out for the school’s softball team this coming March.

OUR 2005 SOFTBALL SEASON STARTS WITH THIS MEETING.

For additional information, or if you have questions, please call
Coach Phil a.s.a.p. at 206-240-9773


Friday, June 24
No Game Tonight, Friday (6/24).

There was some talk about the possiblity of having us take an 8pm game tonight. That will not be happenning.

Please check out our NEWS link regularly for our up-to-date game and practice schedule.   IF you miss a practice, check the website that day for any updates that may have been handed out to the players.

Thanks,

Coach Phil


Monday, June 13
>>>> Tuesday's game is at 4:00pm.!!! <<<<

Tomorrow's game is at 4pm, Lower Woodland 6. Sorry for the late notice. Have been gone since Friday a.m. and just got home and on the computer to view the final schedule 1/2 hour ago. Tuesday's game had been scheduled at 6pm. I had no idea there was any chance to have it moved to such an early game.

Please be down at the field no later than 3:15pm. Hopefully this will give you enough time between school and 3:15 to get your gear, clothes, etc. and get down to the field.

The next game after that is Thursday, 8pm, down at Lower Woodland 6.

The rest of schedule will be on the web site, and handed out in print to the girls, tomorrow.

Thanks and once again my apologies for this late notice.

Coach Phil


Wednesday, June 15
Thursday's Game vs. Holy Names Has Been Canceled

The Thursday, 6/16, game has been canceled. We may pick up another game later in the season to make up for it. Watch this site for regular updates.

For those that are available we will be practicing from 3pm to 5pm down at LW. Weather permitting I will bring out a digital video and computer to watch your swings on our RightViewPro swing analyzer program. For the incoming freshman, and any of my returning players, who've yet to see you swing on the computer, this will be a great opportunity to do so.

Coach Phil


Tuesday, June 14
Summer League Updates (to be updated after each game).

Thursday, 6-9-05 8:00pm
Roosevelt v. West Seattle
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West Seattle wins 15-14. Roosevelt ties it up 14-all in top half of the last inning as Elise Hansen's steal attempt of 2nd after a walk allows the tieing run to score from 3rd. West Seattle scores one in the bottom of the last inning for the victory.

Tuesday, 6-14-05 4:00pm
Nathan Hale v. Roosevelt
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Roosevelt wins 9-0. Pai Pai Lam and Kelsey Paul both pitched great and share in this shut out victory.

Thursday, 6-23-5 8pm
Roosevelt v. U-Prep
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Roosevelt wins 10-1. Pai Pai and Kelsey work together again to shut down opposing hitters. Laura Alexander drives a line shot to the right field fence for a 3 run home run. In center field Kelsey Paul steals a triple as she makes an incredible over-the-shoulder catch, running flat out with her back to the plate.

Monday, 6-27-5 6pm
Ingraham v. Roosevelt
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Roosevelt wins 10-4. While several players contributed to this win (both offensively and defensively) it was really Pai Pai's day. She lead all hitters going 2-4, with a double and a single, and had 3 RBI's. She pitched a complete 7 inning game and in one inning was responsible for all three outs...two fielding and a K.

Tuesday, 6-28-5 6pm
Bainbridge Island v. Roosevelt
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Bainbridge Is. wins 2-1. This was a classic pitchers duel. Pai Pai was pitching strong until she took a line shot off her ankle. Kelsey came is to pitch with nearly no warm up and continued right where Pai Pai left off. Defense was strong and we were putting the ball into play every inning. At one point we thought we'd actually tied the game at 2-2 only to have the tieing run send back to third after the umpire had determined that a line drive hit down the right field line had kicked out of play.


Tuesday, 7-05-5 6pm
Skyway v. Roosevelt
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Last night we split our doubleheader. In the first game against Skyway, Pai Pai threw a 2 hit shutout with 10 K's and the bats came alive for 17 hits as Roosevelt won the game going away 19-0. Pai Pai went 4-4 & scored 3 runs. Laura went 3-3, 3 runs scored & 2 RBI. Amanda went 2-4, 1 Triple, 3 runs scored, 3 RBI. Lori Pierson, 2-4, 1 HR, 2 runs scored, 2 RBI. Sheri Wood went 2-2, 1 Triple, 2 runs scored & 2 RBI. Salma 2-4, a run scored & 1 RBI. Mehi 0-2, 3 BB's, 2 runs scored & 1 RBI.

Tuesday, 7-05-5 8pm
Hazen v. Roosevelt
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Game 2 ...not much to tell. Hazen wins with a 1 hit shutout 15-0 :( Amanda has the only hit. Game HIGHLIGHT: On a wild pitch & a runner at 3b...Marianne chased down the ball and threw a perfect strike to Kelsey covering the plate, making the tag on the Hazen runner trying to score from 3rd.

Monday, 7-11-5 7:15pm
West Seattle v. Roosevelt Playoff Game
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Roosevelt is victorious over West Seattle. Emily Fradkin drives in two runs and Andrea's single to right drives in the winning run as Roosevelt caulks up a 4-3 win. Pai Pai throws a complete game four hitter, with four strike outs and only one walk.


Sunday, May 8
Player's transportation to game vs Woodinville - Friday, 5/13

Friday's game vs Woodinville is an away game (see Location for direction information) and scheduled for 6:30pm.   Please plan to be at the school parking lot by 4:45pm, the bus will depart at 5:00pm.   If you are unable to play or be at the game be sure to call Coach Phil ASAP!!!   PLEASE DO NOT BE LATE.    Thank you!

Sunday, April 10
Off To The Husky Game

We are, as a team, going to the Husky vs. Arizona (#1 in the country) softball game this Friday. First pitch at the Husky Softball Stadium is 1pm.

Please meet at Lower Woodland @ 11:15am. Parents and family are all invited to come. Admission is $5.00 per person. Watch this site for additional details on Wednesday and Thursday regarding parking, etc.

Coach Phil

P.S. Just a reminder...we have no practices Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday of Spring Break.
We do have a regular practice on Thursday.


Unscheduled JV Game 5/2 vs Seattle Prep

JV is scheduled to play Seattle Prep at Maple Leaf, Thursday, May 2nd at 3:45. This game is for the 2nd game we would have had vs. Juanita which does not have a jv team. All spectators welcome! GO RIDERS!!

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2001 Softball Potluck/Awards Night

Date: Monday, June 18th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Ballard High School Commons
Who: All Varsity and JV Players and Parents


Private Hitting Lessons

I will be offering a limited number of one-on-one hitting lessons between August 1st and August 10th 2001.

The lessons will be down at Gilman Playfield, at either 3:00pm or 4:00pm. These lessons are open only to current or incoming Ballard High School students.

To make an appointment please me at 206-797-7548.


New Coach, new website, new beginning.

Hello! Welcome to the new Roosevelt High School Softball website. My name is Phil Taylor and I've just been hired as the new Varsity Coach.

Check in with this website often for team news.

Also, check out the "Handouts" link for some important reading.


Thursday, November 15
Marie's departure opens up another coaching slot.

Only one week after accepting the job, Marie Bergeron has decided against taking on the position of Varsity Assistant Coach. Marie and Coach Phil mutually agreed that, due to her job in the insurance industry, she probably would be unable to commit the time that this position would demand of her.

This means that I still have an opening for one last coach. If either you, or ANYONE you know, might be interested...please contact me, as soon as possible, at either 206-781-3686 or 206-655-2910.

Plus, I am always interested in additional volunteer help, at both the JV and the Varsity level.

Thanks,
Coach Phil


Check out our latest Stats.

To see our lastest stats, click on "Handouts". It's too labor intensive to maintain them in the "Statistics" section of this web site, so this is where you'll find them.

Summer Season Ends on a Dramtic Note


Our 2005 Summer season ended with a loss to Kennedy. Roosevelt jumped out to a 4-0 lead and lead again at 5-1. After one big inning, and a run or two runs late in the game, Kennedy came back and won 8-5.

Many thanks to all our players, parents and friends who came down to watch...and in some cases ended up playing in, our games.

Stay tuned to the website and mail for an announcement regarding an end of season team celebration. If you're a parent who'd like to help me organize it, please call or e-mail me as soon as possible.

Thanks,

Coach Phil
206-240-9773
rhs_softball@hotmail.com


Wednesday, March 19
LATE BREAKING NEWS!!!! NO J.V. GAME TODAY, MARCH 19TH

Bothell does not yet have a JV team, but will within the next week or so. We will attempt to make this game up later in the season.

Coach Phil



Thursday, March 20
Varsity Make Up Game Today is Rained Out

Today's Varsity game vs. Bothell has been rained out.

I AM SUSPENDING ALL PRACTICES FOR TODAY ONLY! I feel that what's going on in the Middle East today is more important than what we could be doing in a gym.

Both JV and Varsity have games scheduled tomorrow, 3/21 vs. Eastlake. There's a good chance that those games could get washed out also. I will get the word out about those games just as early as possible tomorrow.

Both Varsity's and JV's games with Bothell (Bothell says they'll have a JV team by then) have been rescheduled for this coming Tuesday, 3/25, 3:45pm down at Lower Woodland.

Coach Phil


Friday, March 21
Today's Schedule

Due to poor field conditions, today's games vs. Eastlake have been canceled.

Varsity will be practicing, regular time @ Wilson-Pacific.
JV is on their new "Friday Only" schedule for indoor practices...2:30-4:30pm.

So...here's our game schedule, for both Varsity and JV, for next week:

MON 3/24 FRANKLIN @ RHS   3:45PM LW 4 & 5
TUE 3/25 BOTHELL @ RHS    3:45PM LW 4 & 5
WED 3/26 RHS @ GARFIELD   3:45PM GARFIELD
THU 3/27 EASTLAKE @ RHS   3:45PM LW 4 & 5
FRI 3/28 INGLEMOOR @ RHS 3:45PM LW 4 & 5

And...you don't want to look at the weather forecast for next week.

Coach Phil


Garfield Make-up Game

Last Wednesday's rainout with Garfield has been rescheduled for Tuesday, 4/1, down at Garfield. That would, for now, mean we'd be all caught up on make-up games.

The bus leaves Roosevelt at 2:30pm. Please don't be late.

Coach Phil


Spring Break Schedule

Monday and Tuesday: Off
Wednesday and Thursday: Regular Practices
Friday: Woodinville @ Roosevelt

Coach Phil


Tuesday, March 22
Team Pictures

Team Pictures are Wednesday promptly after school!   Per Tuesday's school bulletin: "TEAM PICTURES – March 23rd in front of the school, weather permitting. If it rains, the pictures will be in the gym.   This is the only chance to get your team picture in the yearbook.   Show up in uniform, ready for the picture. Remind your coaches! MS/JM"

Per our conversation at practice following pictures we will then promptly proceed to Wilson Pacific for the remainder of our practice to prepare for Thursday's game vs. Mercer Island.    PLEASE BE ON TIME and in Uniform.

Thank you!


Tuesday, July 23
Gold Beats Garfield!

Roosevelt Gold beat Garfield tonight in a seven inning heartstopper! Going into the 7th inning, trailing 2-0, the Gold team rallied for three runs in top of the inning to take a 3-2 lead.

The rally started as Shannon Westphal lead off the inning with a bunt and was safe on an error. Kayleigh Mack then advanced Shannon on a fielders choice and Keri Woods walked to load the bases. Sheri Woods then drove in Shannon with a sacrifice RBI.

The next batter then popped up to the pitcher leaving Gold with two outs and still trailing by one. However, lead off batter Alyssa Meyer was due up next.

With time called, Coach Phil had a mini-conference with Alyssa. His instructions to Alyssa? "Hit it Hard". And hit it hard she did.

Alyssa drove a towering shot to left-center that the left fielder was unable to hang on to. With two outs, and the runners going on contact, they easily scored giving the rejuvinated Gold team a 3-2 lead. But now... it was 'hang on' time.

Garfield lead off the bottom of the 7th with a single. However, Gold then retired Garfield's 3,4, and 5 hitters in order to secure the victory!

The win sends Gold into the a semi-final matchup with Seattle Prep, at 8:00pm tonight (7/24), on Lower Woodland #5. The winner of that game goes on to face RBI in the League Championship Game at 6:00pm on Thursday.

RIDER PRIDE ON THREE...1-2-3 "RIDER PRIDE!!!"


MANDATORY TEAM MEETING TOMORROW!

There is a team meeting this Friday, Sept. 27th, at 2:30pm in the school's cafeteria. This meeting is required for all returning Varsity and JV players, as well as for ANYONE who's even thinking about playing softball this coming season.

If you are playing in a Fall sport, I will be there by 2:15. Please swing by for 30 seconds, on your way to your practice or match, to pick up an important packet of information.

Thanks,

Coach Phil




Thursday, January 2
Notes From the Coach

Much has changed, and continues to change, with the RHS Softball program. We have new players, new coaches and new softball facilities to get caught up on.

First of all...the new players. Right now I have 56 girls on my mailing list. With those kind of numbers, I am currently working toward fielding a JV-C team this spring. Toward that end, I have brought back Greg Bellinger to take on the JV-C coaching responsibilties.

Speaking of coaches, there are two brand new ones on the staff right now. First is Francesca Brodine (Francesca Soriana Gabrielle Mangaoang-Brodine). Francesca played baseball from age 12 until age 18, including 4 years on the Rainier Beach High School varsity baseball team (was the only female on the team). During her 2nd year at Bellevue Community College see became a walk-on player for the BCC fastpitch team. The next year was an All-Star in NWACC Conference, with a batting average of .435 and a slugging percentage of .512 for the season. Francesa with be Coach L's new asssitant on the JV team.

Varsity has a new assisant also. Ed Noble brings a ton of experience with him that should not only help out Varsity, but JV and JV-C as well. Let me explain. Ed first got involved as a fastpitch softball player in 1949. He started out as a position player but soon took on the task of learning to pitch. Ed got into coaching with Ballard, where I first met him, and has been an Ast. Coach with Blanchet since 1994. While Ed is tabbed as my Ast. Varsity Coach, we will aslo be tapping into his pitching knowledge to help develop the young pitchers coming into the program.

Click on the "Roster" link, on the left side of this page, to read the BIO's on all of your coaches here at Roosevelt.

Coach Phil


Thursday, November 21
Coach Phil to Select His Team Captains Soon!

I will going over the names of my returning players and picking team Captains soon. Since many of you may not be familiar with how I choose my Captains allow me to explain my philosophy.

I choose my Captains from those players who have shown me their leadership skills. Players who take responsibility on the team. These skills are required all year, not just during the softball season. While it would always be nice to reward the senior leadership on the team, your leadership abilities are much more important to me than what class your are.

The varsity players are not making this an easy process for me this year. The majority of them have not been very involved yet this fall. I understand that many of you played a fall sport and/or may be playing a winter sport. However a lot of you aren't.

If you'd like to be considered as a Varsity Captain you need to get involved immediately! If you'd like to be considered as a Captain and are playing a winter sport or have some other reason for your noninvolvement so far this year, call me and let me know what your circumstances are. The rest of your team, as well as the potential JV and JV-C players, need your leadership right now.

To see specifically what I look for in a Captain, click on "Handouts", pull up our Softball Handbook and go to the section about team Captains. IF for some reason, you can't open the handbook, give me a call and I'll go over it with you.

Thanks,

Coach Phil


Monday, October 28
Coach Phil is Back Up and Around.

Coach Phil's knee surgery was performed last Thursday, October 24th, at about 9:00am. The surgery went really well and he was up and walking around by dinner. The prognosis is for a complete recovery within the next couple of months.

Thanks to those of you who called or e-mailed regarding his condition.


Sunday, February 29
Roosevelt to Play in Softball Jamboree

Mark your calendars!!! Varsity has a new "game" on it's schedule

We are set to play in a Varsity softball jamboree with Holy Names, Ballard, and West Seattle. The jamboree is set for 3:30pm on Tuesday, March 16th, down at Lower Woodland. It will be played on fields 3 and 4. JV's practice that day will be moved to LW5.

Each team in the jamboree will play three innings against the other out-of-league teams. This means we should play three innings each against Holy Names and West Seattle. Holy Names coach, Jerry Milsap, is coordinating the Jamboree. The exact format, and other details, are still being worked out.

More details will be passed along as they become available.


Saturday, May 1
VARSITY HAS TO FORFEIT GAME WITH JUANITA.

Our season hit a new low on Friday as Varsity had to forfeit their game with Juanita due to lack of players. Of the five players missing, only one had an excused absence that was known about well in advance.

While our attendance has been a problem off and on all season long, this was the worst. There is never a reason why a program that has a full JV team should ever have to forfeit a game.

Reasons Why We Had To Forfeit Our Game On Friday:

1. PLAYER WAS ABSENT IN MEXICO.
    Excused and known about in advance

2. PLAYER UNABLE TO PLAY ANY SPORTS DUE TO GIVING BLOOD JUST BEFORE
    GOING OUT AND GETTING ON THE BUS.
    Unexcused. Player should not have given blood.

3. PLAYER ABSENT BECAUSE SHE HAD TO DRIVE HER GRANDMOTHER
    TO THE DOCTOR.
    Unexcused. Family should have made other arrangements to
    transport grandma, enabling the player to participate.
    (i.e. another adult in the family should have taken time off
    work, Cabulance service, family friend, etc.).

4. PLAYER WAS ABSENT DUE TO BEING OUT-OF-TOWN WITHOUT
    ENOUGH ADVANCE NOTIFICATION.
    Unexcused. Very little advance notification (lunch time voice
    mail day of game). By the time I got the message that afternoon
    no other arrangements could be made. (See #6 below).

5. PLAYER ABSENT, REASON UNKNOWN.
    Unexcused.

6. INABILITY TO TAP INTO JV PLAYERS BECAUSE JV COACH CANCELLED
    PRACTICE WITH NO ADVANCE NOTIFICATION.
    Unexcused. JV coach should never alter practice schedule
    without advance notice.


Wednesday, May 19
Important Schedule Changes This Week!!!

There are two important schedule changes for this coming week.

First; there is a very important mandatory meeting at 2:30pm Monday, May 24th, in the gym. This is for both Varsity and JV. The entire meeting should last about 10-15 minutes. For those players that still have outstanding uniform items, you are expected to bring those to the meeting with you.

Second; the school has rescheduled the Spring Sports Banquet. The date has been slid one week to next Tuesday, June 1st, 6:30pm in the school lunchroom. As well as all team awards will being announced at this meeting, there will also be some very important announcements made about next year.

If you have any questions, contact me at your earliest convenience.

Thanks,

Coach Phil
206-240-9773


Monday, September 29
FINAL CAR WASH THIS WEEKEND!!!

Just a reminder that our final car wash of 2003 is out at Sam's Club this coming Saturday, October 4th. The hours are 10am - 2pm. Sam's Club is located at 135th and Aurora Ave N.

All players from Varsity, JV, new incoming freshman and Summer League need to be there so we can blast through as many cars as possible in this short 4 hour wash. There will be pizza served for lunch and music all day to wash to. Feel free to bring some of your own CD's for some variety.

I need everyone to call Coach Phil @ 206-781-3686, as soon as possible, to let me know that you're going to make either or both of these.

Thanks,

Coach Phil


Sunday, September 14
Required Team Meeting September 23rd


Attenton all RHS softball players! There's a meeting you must come to at 2:30 p.m., September 23rd, in the RHS lunchroom.

This meeting is for not only for our current Varsity, JV players, but for ANYONE who's interested in turning out for softball this coming spring. On the agenda will be off-season and pre-season softball activities. Fundraising updates and what's been purchused recently. Information on 2004 tryouts and team retreat information, etc.

Coach Phil


Saturday, January 10
Softball's Help Is Needed At The RHS Sports Auction

The inaugural RHS Hall of Fame Sports Banquet and Auction is coming up on Saturday, January 31st. Each team has been designated responsible for specific duties at the auction. Softball will help out cashiering.

We really need volunteers to help out that night. If you are at all interested in supporting your team and your school (and getting some community service hours to boot) please contact one of the focals listed below ASAP.

CASHIERING/CHECK-OUT:
-- We are going to use a company called “Auction Pay”
-- Get the terminals set up that night, swipe card, put in bid number.
-- We are going to use the existing Athletic Booster bank account

Cori Neslin
253-852-8081

Dan Wood
206-524-3056

Coach Phil
206-240-9773




Tuesday, December 18
Some Bad News About Our Staff

Was just informed today that, due to her SPU class schedule, Brynn Peckham will not be able to join our coaching staff this year.

This is Roosevelt's loss as she'd would have been a tremendous addition to the staff.

I am now making it my #1 priority to locate a Varisty Assistant coach. If you know of ANYONE that might be interested, please call me today at 206-781-3686 or 206-655-2910.


Saturday, May 6
Riders fall to Woodinville at Lower Woodland

May 5th, 2006 – The Rider played a strong game against the 4A state champions at Woodland Park on Friday afternoon but succumbed to the Falcons in five..
Sophomore Pai Pai Lam had a great day pitching 4 innings and nailing a screaming line drive to the right center fence for a triple and an RBI. Freshman Kelsey Paul finished the game on the rubber and had one strikeout in that last inning. Kelsey nailed a double in the top of four and scored when Senior Marianne Ryerson brought her in on a hard hit to shortstop that was muffed by the Falcon defender.
Junior Salma Mehter and Sophomore Lacey Killian also got hits for the young Rider squad.
Varsity will meet Ingelmoor at Woodland Park on Tuesday.
GO RIDERS!


Tuesday, April 22
Late Breaking Schedule Changes!!!

For tomorrow's, 4/23, game v.Eastlake: Eastlake only has one playable field right now. So, JV will be playing at Eastlake at 4:15 and Varsity will be playing at Hartman (same location as Redmond games) at 3:45. Both Varsity and JV will have a 2:00 pm early dismisal tomorrow, 4/23. The bus will be leaving Roosevelt at 2:15pm It will drop off Varsity at Hartman, run JV over to Eastlake, come back and pick Varsity and finally come pick up JV. I anticipate that we will all get back to the school bewteen 6:30 and 7:00 pm.

Eastlake High School 400 228th NE Sammamish, WA 98074

Hartman Field 17800 NE 140th Redmond, WA 98052

Now...as for Friday's, 4/25, games v. Franklin. These games are played at Rainier Playfield. They now only have one diamond at Rainier. So we were then scheduled to play JV at 3:45 pm and Varisty at 6:00 pm, just like we do for our away games at Inglemoor and Woodinville. Franklin, unfortunatley, can not field a JV team for Friday...so that 3:45 pm game is canceled. However, Franklin wants to keep the Varsity game scheduled for a 6:00 pm start and, being the home team, that's their prerogative. The Varsity bus will be leaving Roosevelt at 4:30 pm.

Franklin @ Rainier Rainier Ave S At S Genesee St Seattle, WA 98118

With the district relucantance to pay for a chartered bus to make up an away JV game, there are currently no plans to make the Franklin game up. Coach L now can pursue getting a JV home game with Nathan Hale, Prep, etc., in place of this canceled Franklin game.


Wednesday, May 14
Get These IMPORTANT Dates On Your Calendar


*****   Monday, May 19th 2:30pm in the Roosevelt Main Gym.

THIS IS A BRIEF, BUT MANDATORY, TEAM MEETING. WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO BE IN AND OUT IN ABOUT 20 MINUTES.

- Turn in ALL uniform items. Jackets, bags, helmets, etc.
- Most Inspirational Player Ballot handed out.

*****   Tuesday, May 27th, SPRING SPORTS BANQUET

- Pot Luck Dinner
- Most Inspirational Winners announced after pot luck
- All other team awards announced in Softball only meeting
   as soon as we're dismissed form the lunchroom.

IF YOU CAN NOT MAKE IT TO THE BANQUET, PLEASE CALL AND TALK TO ME ASAP.

Thanks, Coach Phil
Day: 206-240-9773
Eve: 206-781-3686



Sunday, April 27
Fun Weekend Ahead

>>>>>Saturday: May 3rd

Last "gift matching" car wash at the N. Seattle Sam's Club. We have shortened the day just a bit and will operate from 10am - 3pm. We are still short of our our goal for these car washes and need a big push this Saturday to take us over the top.

Please note that tomorrow's, and all future Sunday car washes, have been canceled.


>>>>>Sunday, May 4th

We are going to, as a team (Varsity and JV) go to the UW Husky Softball game. First pitch is at 1pm. We will be getting in at the group rate of just $2.00 per person.

We'll be sitting in General Admission, non-reserved, seating. To be able to sit together as a team, we must get there early. We will be meeting in front of the Softball Stadium, right by it's ticket booth, at NOON.

The softball field is located directly behind the east end of Husky Stadium, right behind the big Jumbo-Tron scoreboard. If you park in Lot E-12 (south of Husky Stadium) parking is $8.00. If you park in Lot E-1, the huge lot north of Husky Stadium, parking is only $2.75.

Coach Phil


Monday, June 2
CAR WASH THIS WEEKEND!!!!

We are having our car wash out at the North Seattle SAM's CLUB this Saturday. With the weather turning nice we are expecting lots of traffic. However, there has not been a good response from players yet. WE NEED EVERYONE POSSIBLE THERE! The hours are only from 10:00am to 2:00pm. This is only a four hour wash but it could bring in hundreds of critical dollars into our softball fund.

PLEASE...try to fit this into your schedules. If you have a conflict with something else and would only be able to work a portion of the car wash...that's okay, we'll take what ever time your can give us.

Thank you for your support of Roosevelt Softball

Coach Phil


Thursday, January 16
LATE BREAKING Hit-A-Thon Fundraiser News!!!

The date has now been set for the 2nd annual RHS Softball Hit-A-Thon fundraiser...again. It's now going to be on Saturday, February 22nd, from 4:00pm until ??? There will be pizza, good music and lots of money to be raised. What a great way to get everyone together for the first time in 2003.   

Why the date change? This year's event was suppossed to be held at the Northwest Baseball Institute. NWBI is a brand new baseball and softball hitting and instruction facility here in Seattle. It would have been a great facility to host such an event.

However, due to a clarification of WIAA rules regarding use of a school's gym during a sports off-season, this year's Hit-A-Thon is being moved to our own Roosevelt gym. This means we will not have to pay a nearly $200 cage rental at the NW Baseball Institute. All monies raised can now go directly to you, the athletes.

NWBI is a fabulaous facility that each of you need to check out. It's located at 270 S. Hanford #D, just a few block from Safeco Field. See www.nwbi.org/Map.ivnu for a map and directions.

The main purpose of this event is to raise funds that help drive down your costs for our team retreat in March. The way this will work is that all current and potential team members will be given a pledge sheet in the next few days. The intent is to solicit pledges for how many hits you get during the event. Donations may be pledged using either this "per hit" method or as a flat, one time donation, regardless of how many you hits you get.

How: Each player will take turns hitting off a pitching machine. The pitching machine will be set at a very 'hittable' speed. The intent here is to raise money, not to strike players out.

Donations: The cost of the retreat is set at $70.00 per player. All money raised by each player will go toward THEIR own retreat fee, up $70.00 ($50.00 for those girls who've paid the $20.00 deposit). Once each player's retreat fee has been raised, all additional money raised by that player will go into a "Retreat Pool". Money out of this pool will be used to pay for the team's off-site pizza party during the retreat.

If the amount of money in this retreat pool exceeds the cost of the pizza party, the remaining funds will be deposited into the school's Softball Account.

Should a player raise money, and then not be able to go to the retreat, their donations will go directly into the school's Softball Account.

Coach Phil
206-781-3686
206-240-9773


Tuesday, July 17


Saturday, June 6
Summer League is Starting!

The schedule is released and our first game is on June 17th.  Most of our games will be double headers so there will be a limited amount of nights to commit to.  Please look at the schedule and let me know which gaems you can play so I can format lineups.

GO RIDERS!



Wednesday, March 21
ALERT!! Todays game starts at 4pm not 4:30


Friday, March 30
Alert, Ballard Game Cancelled


Thursday, July 25
CAR WASH AND PICNIC THIS SATURDAY!

The "Full Team" (Varsity, JV, Summer) car wash is this coming Saturday, 7/27. The car wash starts at 9:00am sharp, at the Roosevelt QFC, and runs until 1:00pm. Since this is such a short car wash there will be no "shifts" as at the 1st wash earlier this summer. All players are scheduled from 9am-1pm.

Immediately following the car wash we will proceed down the Laurelhurst Beach Club for picnic.

For additional information, refer back to the mailing you received last week, or contact Lara Thimpson-Kravik (523-1905) or either Kerry or Shannon Wesphal (527-2371).

Please make this event a TOP PRIORITY. Hope to see everyone there.

Coach Phil


Wednesday, May 10
Roughriders fall to Ingelmoor at Lower Woodland

May 9th, 2006 – The Varsity roughriders fell to Ingelmoor in five at Woodland Park. In spite of loading up the bases in the second and fourth innings, Roosevelt was unable to convert the base runners to scores. In all the Roughriders left 9 runners stranded on the bags.
Freshman Kelsey Paul pitched all five innings for Roosevelt, notching 5 Viking strikeouts.
Sophomore Mehi Strain-Kokich went 2 for three for the Riders. Single hits were also provided by Kelsey Paul and Sophomores Amanda Pettas and Lacey Killian.
The Varsity squad wraps up their season at Woodland Park on Thursday as they host Juanita.
GO RIDERS!


Thursday, January 10
Two Practice Games Added to Max Out Our Schedule.

I just received word today that there have been two pre-season practice games added to both the JV and Varsity schedules.

On Tuesday, March 12th, both teams will play a game at home against Meadowdale. Then on Thursday, March 14th, both teams will play at Lynnwood. The game time for both games is currently set at 3:45pm, but we are endeavoring to pull first pitch back to 3:30pm if possible.

High Schools are limited to a total of 20 games per season, not counting playoff's. With our current 18 game regular season games, these two pre-season games brings us up to our max.

Thanks,

Coach Phil


EARLY WARNING

Important 'Must Know' Dates:

-February 28
Last day to get $20 Softball Retreat deposit
refunded.

-March 8-10
All team retreat

For information about these and other team events, contact Coach Phil today at
206-781-3686.


2002 Softball Retreat

One of the first team events, after tryouts, will be an all-team retreat on March 8th - 10th. This retreat will be held at the Camp Casey Conference Center up on Whidbey Island. Since there's no school on Friday, March 8th, the team will be meeting at the main gym @ 10:45 a.m. and departing PROMPTLY at 11:00 a.m. returning at approximately 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Click on the "handout" shown below for additional extremely important details. (Click on the handout once, let the screen change, and then click on it again).

Handout: 2002 Softball Retreat

Car Wash Update!!!

Our final car wash of the season was on Sunday, October 6th.

Despite having the car wash times shortened, due to QFC double-booking carwashes, we still did quite well. We took in just under $300 in only four hours.

Thanks to all the coaches, and to the few players, who showed up and volunteered their "elbow grease".

Coach Phil


Monday, April 7
IMPORTANT LATE BREAKING NEWS!!!!

VARSITY ONLY IS SCHEDULED TO PLAY A MAKE-UP GAME AT REDMOND TOMORROW, 4/8 AT 3:45pm. Please check my home number (206) 781-3686, tomorrow after 1pm, for any rainout information. Otherwise the bus will pick everyone up at the regular place at 2pm.

We then have regularly scheduled practices for Wednesday and Thursday, 4/9 & 4/10. You will each need to individually check my home number to find out if either of those days have been moved inside.

Lastly, both Varsity and JV have a regularly scheduled home game vs. Woodinville this Friday, 4/11, down at Lower Woodland.

Coach Phil


Friday, July 12
Here We Go, It's Time For Playoff's!!!

Here's the schedule for our opening round of action down at Lower Woodland this coming week...

Roosevelt Gold vs Roosevelt Green ~ Monday (7/22) at Lower Woodland #4 game time 6:00pm.   Winner advances to further playoff schedule. Come root on your favorite Rider team....

Please be at all games 45 minutes prior to the start of each game.

We've kept it fairly casual during the regular league games, however for the playoff's it is REQUIRED that you be at the game 45 minutes early. If anyone has a schedule problem, you need to call coach Phil ASAP and let him know.

"...Rider pride on three!"

"RIDER PRIDE!!!"


Tuesday, July 16
2002 SUMMER PLAYOFF BRACKETS

DOWNLOAD OUR 2002 PLAYOFF BRACKETS HERE!!!
Handout: 2002 SUMMER PLAYOFF BRACKETS

2ND ANNUAL "RIDERS HALL OF FAME SPORTS AUCTION"

BENEFITING RHS ATHLETICS

WHEN:    January 29, 2005
WHERE:   The Don James Center at Husky Stadium!
WHY?:    To raise $ for the RHS Athletic Program, Band and Cheer
               Squad
WHO:    The Roosevelt Community and Alumni

We are going to have our 2nd annual “sports auction” again this year, and would love your support.

We need parent, coach and athlete involvement! Each team/group will be on an auction committee (Softball is cashiering again this year), and every athlete/family will be asked to procure atleast one item! (this can be a retail item, a service item or a donation from their parents).

To encourage A LOT of participation by MANY people, individual teams can earn money for their sport by procuring items for the auction. A percentage of the money earned from the auction will go directly to each team/group, based on the value that their items sold for. The remaining money will go to the Athletic Boosters that fund sports at RHS, and teams can “request” additional money from the Boosters based on need.

In addition to the auction, a big part of the event will be the honoring of past and present RHS sports legends! Last year we inducted nine individuals into our first Hall of Fame class.

Any questions, comments or if you just want to HELP! Call or email:

Dan Wood 523-8377 (Softball Team Rep)
Kendall Aberg   523-8140          aberg22@comcast.net
Debbie Jacobsen 525-8353


Monday, May 17
Summer League Right Around the Corner!!!

Each year Roosevelt fields a team in the Seattle Summer Fastpitch League. This league was originally designed to develop fastpitch softball skills of incoming freshmen, current JV players and those Varsity players needing to put additional work into their game.

Here at Roosevelt we use this league to fulfill two needs. First, we see it as a 'bridge' league helping players transition from what ever they have been doing in the past (community center, little league, etc.) into high school ball. The team is run by the Roosevelt High School coaching staff and practices are run similar to how they would be run in once in high school.

The second need this team fulfills is to give existing high school players a chance to work on their game during the summer. Mixing current high school players with the incoming freshman aids in the younger player's transition into high school ball.

Practices start on Tuesday, June 1st. All practices and most, if not all, games will be at Lower Woodland Playfields at the south end of Green Lake. We will try to practice twice a week and our first practices will begin at 3:15pm and end at 5:00pm. Once school is out, we may adjust our practice times somewhat.

Games kick in the week of June 7th and usually run through the 3rd week of July. All games will start at either 6:00pm or 8:00pm. The last two weeks of the season is a league tournament with the championship games played at the University of Washington softball stadium. Last year Roosevelt played in that championship game.

For additional information contact Coach Phil at 206-240-9773. You may also e-mail us rhs_softball@hotmail.com.

Thanks,

Coach Phil Taylor


Tuesday, June 18
Summer Season Starts off with a BANG!

Coach Phil's connection with Ballard Fastpitch goes back to 1995 when his oldest daughter Jennifer became their Varsity 3rd baseman at the end of her freshman year.

He went on to coach Ballard's summer team for three years, and was their head JV coach for two years, prior to becoming the Varsity Coach here at Roosevelt.

Well last night Coach Phil was back on the field with Ballard...but this time, as an opponent. It was a sweet return as Roosevelt beat Ballard 10-4. Some of the highlights were:

Betu Luong    1-rbi, 1 run.
Alyssa Meyer   1-4, 1-2b, 1-rbi, 3-sb, 2-runs.
Maddie Seales 1-3, 1-2b, 1-run.
Tiffany Martin 1-2, 1-1b, 2-rbi's, 1-run.
Mei Ying Imanaka 2-2 2-1b, 1-rbi, 2-runs, 4-sb.

Alyssa Meyer pitched a great game. She kept the Ballard hitters in check most of the night, striking out 7 along the way and only giving up 6 hits (all singles).

WAY TO GO GIRLS!!!


Monday, May 13
MANDATORY MEETING FOR BOTH VARSITY AND JV

There will be a mandatory softball meeting, for both the Varsity and JV teams, Tuesday afternoon from 2:30-3:00pm in the RHS Gym.

Thanks,

Coach Phil


Friday, December 2
RHS Softball To Be Under a New Coaching Staff In 2006

The following is an except from the letter of resignation that I tendered this afternoon.

"...It’s with tremendous regret that I must inform you of my resignation as head softball coach here at Roosevelt High School. My career at Boeing is finding me busier than I have ever been with numerous hours of overtime each week. It is expected to remain near this level for several more months. This will, I’m afraid, prevent me from giving the softball program the time and attention that it so dearly needs right now.

These past five years have been challenging. However the rewards of getting to work with so many very special players, coaches and parents have made it all worthwhile."

That was from the official letter...now on a more personal note.

This has been one of the most difficult decisions that I've had to make in years. I've been agonizing over this since Monday. I would like to extend my most since gratitude to all of the players, parents, coaches, boosters and RHS staff that have been such a huge source of support ever since being offered this job nearly five years ago to the day.

Your 2006 Captains have all been given update capability to this site so continue to watch here for more news. Players and fans, I will leave my e-mail address active. Please drop me a line every once and while.

Thank you all...

Phil Taylor
rhs_softball@hotmail.com




Friday, December 2
2006 Captains Announced

Congradulations to our 2006 Softball Team Captains:

Emily Fradkin
Maddie Hawley
Salma Mehter
Amanda Pettas






Tuesday, May 31
CHANGE >>>> First Summer League Game!!!

UPDATED SCHEDULE FOR FIRST SUMMER LEAGUE GAME
UPDATED SCHEDULE FOR FIRST SUMMER LEAGUE GAME
UPDATED SCHEDULE FOR FIRST SUMMER LEAGUE GAME

The schedule for our first summer league game has been changed. It's been moved from 8pm Wednesday (6/8) to 8pm Thursday (6/9). It'll be on Lower Woodland #4 vs. West Seattle.

Please pass this information onto any team mates that you talk to.


Thursday, July 7
1st Game of the Double Elimination Tournament

Our first game in the double elimination tournament will be Monday, July 11 at 7:15 at Lower Woodland Field #4. Please plan to show up at the field 45 minutes early for warm-up. The schedule for possible games (based on our win/loss record) will be posted after tomorrow's game (I need to get the schedule).

GO RIDERS!


Thursday, April 27
Classic Rider / Bulldog Battle at Wooldand Park!

April 26th, 2006 – What a great game at Woodland Park between the varsity Roughriders and the Garfield Bulldogs! Although the Riders came out on the losing end of the contest, it was a classic seesaw battle all the way through seven innings.
Roosevelt held the Bulldogs off the board in the top of the first inning and went up 6 to 4 after the completion of three. The Bulldogs had a big 4th inning tallying 5 runs to take the lead. Roosevelt came back and tied it up again in the bottom of the 4th. Knotted at 8-8, there was no score in the 5th. The Bulldogs went up again in the 6th scoring two and stopping the Riders. Garfield added three more in the top of the 7th, leaving the Riders needing 5 to tie or 6 to win. There was no quit in our girls as they proceeded to get 4 hits in the final inning and stole home to tally 3 runs to fall just short in a great last inning comeback attempt.
The Riders out hit the Bulldogs 15-11, but the 7 errors we made in the field proved the difference. We showed great spirit this game and the effort and dedication these players displayed will ultimately payoff.
Freshman Pitcher gave up only 4 earned runs in seven innings.
Sophomore catcher Amanda Pettas went 3 for 4 with a single, double and triple, 3 RBI’s and two stolen bases, (one for a score). Kelsey Paul was 3 for 4 with two doubles and a single with 4 RBI’s. Sophomore Pai Pai Lam was also 3 for 4, turning potential sacrifice bunts into base hits. Junior Allison Thomas went 2 for 3 and Sophomore Karin Hongladarom was on base 4 for 5 with two singles and two walks. The team collectively had a batting average of .429 on the day.
Next up is Franklin at Woodland Park on Friday.
GO RIDERS!


Season Record (10-2) Thru 5/4

3/13 at M.L.T.      Lost 17-7 (non-league)
3/22 at Prep       Lost 11-9
4/3 vs Holy Names Won 14-1
4/5 at Sealth      Won 21-10
4/6 vs W. Seattle Won 23-0
4/19 at Summit      Won 26-3
4/24 vs Sealth      Won 13-0
4/25 vs Sealth      Won 20-13
4/26 vs Prep       Won 8-6
4/27 at Hale       Won 27-10
5/2 vs. Blanchet   Lost 9-2
5/3 vs. E.S Cath. Won 24-3
5/4 vs. Holy Names Won 18-0


Friday, March 24
Eastlake Games Cancelled - Fields Unplayable!


Friday, March 24
Eastlake Games Cancelled - Fields Unplayable!


Summer League Announcement

SUMMER LEAGUE ANNOUNCEMENT

The Roosevelt Summer Softball Team is ready to get started.

The first summer team practice will be on Thursday, May 29th, down at Lower Woodland. Practices will be every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:50pm (2:30pm once school gets out) until 5:00pm. Please dress accordingly. No jeans allowed and nothing that you're affraid of getting REALLY dirty.

We're going to have a ten game schedule this year with our first game the week of June 16th. The season winds down an all league tournament that ends July 25th

This league is open to anyone...from those thinking about playing softball in high school to current JV and Varsity palyers. There is no minimum age restriction, however younger players participation will be dictated by skill level. If you have any questions regarding summer league, please contact me ASAP.

If you have ANY questions contact Coach Phil as soon as possible.

Coach Phil
206-240-9773


Sunday, October 9
Weekly Tuesday Night Clinics With UW Softball ! ! !

The UW softball program will be holding a series of weekly hitting and pitching clinics throughout the month of November and then again in January. The clinics will be held each Tuesday night during those two months. Space is booked in one hour slots each night. For additional info contact Brandi Gordon at gordon8@u.washington.edu.



Wednesday, November 23
Fall Newsletter Mailed This Past Week

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

Our fall newsletter was mailed out this past week to all current and known potential RHS softball players. The newsletter included information on the following topics...

- Our 24 Hour Fitness Memberships.
- The UW Husky Softball Hitting and Pitching Clinics.
- A possible Team Paintball Outing.
- Application for Team Captain.
- Early Warning schedule information.

If you have not yet received a copy of the newslettler, contact Dan Wood @ 206-523-8377.



Thursday, May 9
Team Banquet

The school's Spring Sports Banquet is scheduled for Tuesday, May 28th, 2002. It will run from 6:30pm - 9:00pm and will be starting in the lunchroom with some award presentations and dinner. All players (both Varsity and JV), and their parents/gaurdians are invited and need to attend.

Each player will be recognized for their contributions this year and the coaches will make presentations to the individual award winners.

Each family is requested to bring either a salad, dessert, bread or casserole to serve 12. Pizza will also be served. If, rather than bringing something, you'd prefer to just making a donation towards the pizza; contact Nancy Wanzig @ 206-784-4838 at your earliest convienience.





Friday, June 14
Free Lessons Available

Coach Phil is making himself available to all players (Varsity, JV and Summer Team) for some one-on-one instruction. This instruction will be available in one hour slots, Monday through Friday, up at Maple Leaf Playfield.

This instruction is available on an "Appointment Only" basis with appointments being taken for the 3-4pm and 4-5pm time slots. Instruction is offered for Hitting, Throwing, catching and defense, as well as on the "Mental Aspects of Softball". Please note that there is no 4:00pm spots being offered on day's when the GOLD team has a 6:00pm game.

Click on the handout below to check for dates and times that I am scheduling on. Please note that this handout is NOT updated and that not all dates and times shown are still available.

To make an appointment call today at either 206-655-2910 (6am-1pm) or 206-797-7548 (Pager).

Handout: Lesson Schedule

Thursday, November 11
SOFTBALL PARENTS MEETING UPDATE

We had an great turn out of parents at our parents meeting Wednesday night and excitement really seems to be building about this upcoming season.

I know I speak for myself, our new JV coach Larry Johnston and our entire coaching staff in thanking you for all of your positive comments and e-mails.

Coach Phil


Wednesday, January 30
HIT-A-THON Fund-raiser

We will be having a "Hit-A-Thon" fund-raiser soon. This event's main purpose to raise funds that help drive down your costs for our team retreat in March. The way this will work is that all current and potential team members will be given a pledge sheet in the next few days. The intent is to solicit pledges for how many hits you get during the event. Donations may be pledged using either this "per hit" method or as a flat, one time donation, regardless of how many you hits you get.

Here's the specifics:

Date:                Sunday, February 10th

Time:                Noon to 4:00 p.m.

Location:        Ingraham High School Gym
                1819 North 135th St.
                Seattle, WA 98133

How:        Each player will take turns hitting off a pitching machine. The pitching machine will be set at a very 'hittable' speed. The intent here is to raise money, not to strike players out.

Donations:        The cost of the retreat is set at $70.00 per player. All money raised by each player will go toward THEIR own retreat fee, up $70.00 ($50.00 for those girls who've paid the $20.00 deposit). Once each player's retreat fee has been raised, all additional money raised by that player will go into a "Retreat Pool". Money out of this pool will be used to pay for the team's off-site pizza party during the retreat.

        If the amount of money in this retreat pool exceeds the cost of the pizza party, the remaining funds will be deposited into the school's Softball Account.

        Should a player raise money and then not be able to go to the retreat, either due a serious schedule conflict or they don't make either of the two teams, their donations will go directly into the school's Softball Account.

Thanks,

Coach Phil
206-781-3686
rhs_softball@hotmail.com


Wednesday, May 2
Roosevelt / Ballard JV Rains out in the First!

The weather refused to cooperate and although the game started on time, the skies opened up at Lower Woodland #5 and drenched the fields sufficiently that the officials called a halt before the completion of a single innning.
Events have conspired to keep the JV sqaud from getting a complete 20 game season this year.
The JV Riders will rematch against the Beavers on Friday on Lower Woodland #5 when the Varsity meets the the senior Ballard squad on field #3 for Senior day.
GO RIDERS!


Thursday, April 21
Pictures now on the Albums page

If you have pictures from our games or team events and would like to share them with the team PLEASE email them in jpg format to Coach Cori (oskyyy@aol.com) and/or provide a disk or cd and I can put them up on the albums page too.

Hoping to see your pictures soon!

~ Thanks Coach Cori


Monday, May 6
Season Wraps Up With a Bang!

Wow! What a way to close the 2002 season. On Friday, May 10th, Varsity knocked off Juanita in a 7-6 thriller on the road.

Coach Phil is going to be lobbying that all 2003 games be played on Friday's as Varsity's two wins in 2002 fell on the last two Fridays of the season.

The win over Juanita was a balanced victory featuring great hitting, defense and pitching. The Roughrider offense was sparked by Betu Luong, who went 2-5 at the plate, with two singles, an RBI, and a run scored. Pacing Betu's hot hitting was Claire Lagerwey who went 2-3 with two singles, two runs scored and an RBI.

On defense, the team played their first errorless game of 2002. Even though Juanita outhit Roosevelt 12-8, sharp defense and great pitching held the Rebels to only six runs.

Speaking of pitching...Junior hurler Shannon Westphal fired four strong innings to pick up her second win in the past week. By the 5th inning, even though Shannon was still pitching great, the Rebel hitters were starting to get their timing down. To counter this, Coach Taylor went to freshman ace Alyssa Meyer in the 5th to show the Juanita hitters different speeds and mechanics for the last three innings. Alyssa came in and shut down Juanita for a well deserved save.

JV coaches Robin (Coach "L") and Cori also had a good last week of the season. Thier JV squad trounced the Franklin Quakers last Friday, in 15-5 route that featured an offensive outburst unmatched this season.

Also last Friday, while JV was blasting away on one field, Varsity was scratching out a 4-3 win on the adjacent field to hand Coaches Phil and Brynn their first ever victory as Varsity coaches. Varsity's stellar defense and consistent contact were the keys to their first win. There was only one Roosevelt strike out for the entire game, meaning that 17 of the game's 18 outs came off of 'Rider hitters putting Franklin's defense to work. Eight of those contacts paid off with hits, highlighted by an RBI double off the bat of Junior Lara Thompson-Kravik.

As the Rider bats were finally heating up, Junior Shannon Westphal cooled off Franklin's offense by striking out (7) Quakers while giving up only a single base on balls.

Congrats to both teams, with their first of several big wins over the next few years.

One, two, three...

"...Rider Pride!"


Friday, March 24
Eastlake Games Cancelled - Fields Unplayable!


Saturday, October 8
What's Up With the Strength and Conditioning Program?


UPDATE: Well the Boeing strike is over and I am back to work. However, to get back on schedule my area is working 10 hour days. This will make it impossible for me to be at the school for a strength and conditioning program until around the first of the year. Still want to work out? Here's a couple of options for you...

1) Your can registar for a free 24 HOUR FITNESS 'Varsity' team membership at the Northgate club. To do this you will need to get a registration form from Emily Fradkin, fill it out, have one of your parents sign it and return it to Emily.

2) You are still free to work out in the RHS Fitness Center on your own as long as there is at least one teacher or coach in the center with you.

If you have any questions, please give me a call @ 206-240-9773.

Coach Phil

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The kick-off of our softball strength and conditioning program is still up in the air. There are a couple of reasons for the delay. First, Coach Ed is moving to Palm Springs and will be unavailable to help out. Second, Coach Phil is temporarily out of work from his regular job due to the Boeing strike and has had to take on a job that has him working afternoons and evenings.

Just as soon as the strike is over and I'm back to work at Boeing I will get the program up and running. As this comes together watch for updates on this site and in your mailbox.

Thanks,

Coach Phil


Friday, March 24
Eastlake Games Cancelled - Fields Unplayable


"Must Reads"

Check out ~ News, Schedule, Handouts, Message Board and Links pages, on the left.

Did you know you can leave messages and chat with your teammates on line? Click on Message Board and leave a message for the team or click on Chat and have a live conversation.



Monday, March 24
Additional Car Wash Dates Confirmed!!!!

We have additional car wash fundraisers scheduled out at Sam's Club in N. Seattle (13550 Aurora Ave. N).

Our scheduled times are for the following dates:

Sat., August 23rd
Sat., September 13th
Sat., October 4th

Each of these dates is schedule from 10am - 2pm.

If you want new uniforms, team bags, more bats, etc. these car washes will do it for us. If you don't want those things, that 's okay...attendance is still required. ALL players and volunteers must meet outside Sam's, at the tire center, fifteen minutes prior to the start of each car wash.

Coach Phil









Sunday, September 4
Dates and information on 2006 tryouts, post-tryouts parents meeting and 2006 retreat are now available on "Practices" link.

Handout: 2006 Frequently Asked Questions

Fall and Winter PLU Softball Clinics

Pacific Lutheran University
Fastpitch Softball Clinics

Off-Season clinics begin at 9 am and end at 1 pm. Girls from the age of 8-17 are welcome to participate. These clinics include all aspects of the game including: hitting, bunting, baserunning, pitching, and defensive play. The cost is $35.00 per session. They will be held indoors and players should bring their own fielding gloves, bats, batting gloves, etc.

Remaining Off-Season Clinic Dates

Saturday,
January 18

Saturday,
February 8

For information on any PLU softball camps or clinics please call 253-535-7419 or e-mail norenre@plu.edu


Coach Phil


Tuesday, January 25
Spring Husky Softball Camps Added By Popular Demand

BY POPULAR DEMAND,
WASHINGTON SOFTBALL CAMPS, LLC PRESENTS:

March Hitting and Pitching Camp

Hitting Clinic
4 Tuesdays
March 1, 8, 15, 29 (we will be on a road trip the 22nd)
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Dempsey Indoor Facility at the University of Washington
Ages 8-18

Pitching Clinic (bring your own catcher at no charge)
4 Tuesdays
March 1, 8, 15, 29 (we will be on a road trip the 22nd)
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dempsey Indoor Facility at the University of Washington
Ages 8-18

$150 for one clinic or $275 for both clinics

REGISTER AT: www.washingtonsoftballcamps.com OR print out the attached .pdf file and send it in.

SPACE IS LIMITED!! To ensure an efficient camper to instructor ratio, Washington Softball Camps, LLC will take the first 30 registered campers for each clinic.

Refer Any Questions to:
register@washingtonsoftballcamps.com
or call Nancy Wagner at 206-365-3392

Each clinic will be directed by the University of Washington softball coaching staff . Husky players will serve as instructors. Sessions will cover basic and advanced fundamentals of pitching and hitting. We will also address problem areas that will help you as an individual understand how to use your body to be more efficient and powerful. Repeat campers, we will take you from where we left off last camp so that you have every opportunity to improve your skills for the upcoming season!
For information about the Washington Huskies, go to www.gohuskies.com

PLANNING YOUR SUMMER VACATION ALREADY??? Please check www.washingtonsoftballcamps.com soon for future summer camp dates...


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Stay in contact, please remember to give Coach Phil your email address if you have not already done so.

Tuesday, November 23
Free "Varistiy" Program at 24 Hour Fitness

Team Sports Varsity Program

The right fitness equipment can make a difference in your athletic training. This Varsity Program allows athletes to experience the latest in fitness equipment and training FREE of charge! 24 Hour Fitness invites high school varsity athletes to use their cardio and resistance facilities FREE, weekdays from 2:30 to 4:30 pm, and weekends from 1:00 to 5:00 pm during the school year (September 15 through May 31st).

For complete details, click on the news title above. It's linked to the 24 Hour Fitness information page for this program. Also, for additional information contact Coach Phil @ 206-240-9773.



Wednesday, March 22
See All Game History on Rider News Page!


Tuesday, July 15
See You Next Spring!

Here's looking forward to a great upcoming 2015 season.  Keep practicing.

 

 



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