FALL SPORTS BBQ Potluck & Parent Meetings


5:30     Volunteers Set Up Potluck Woolsey Stadium

Booster Club:  Burgers, hot dogs, condiments, ice and serve ware  

Soccer:  Beverages

            Cheer:  Chips

            Volleyball:  Salads

            Football: Beverages

            Cross Country: Desserts


5:45     Booster Membership & Golf Tournament Tables Open for Sign-Ups - Woolsey

6:00     Fall Sports Practices End

6:00     BBQ & Potluck Line Opens

7:00     Fall Sport Parent Meetings led by coaches – location on campus determined by coaches

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Jun 13, 2019  Edmonds Beacon Article

King’s High School was named the 2018-19 Scholastic Cup Champion for Class 1A, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) announced.
The other classification champions are: Almira Coulee Hartline (1B), Northwest Christian (Colbert) (2B), Sehome (2A), Lakeside (Seattle) (3A) and Mead (4A).
King’s earned a third of its 1,235 points thanks to five academic state championships from the forensics, orchestra, girls soccer, boys track and field and girls track and field teams. In state championships, King’s earned a second-place finish in girls cross country and third-place finishes in girls track and field and volleyball. It is the 10th Scholastic Cup for King’s and the first since 2015-16.
The Scholastic Cup is the WIAA’s most prestigious annual school award. The year-long competition recognizes the top school in each of the six WIAA classifications based on academic, athletic and sportsmanship excellence. Points are awarded by a school’s finish in each of the state championships and academic state championships.

For complete scholastic cup results

Jun 20, 2019 Edmonds Beacon Article

Seven King’s players earned North Sound Conference boys soccer honors.
Gunnar Morehead was named Goalkeeper of the Year and Christian Engmann was announced as Defender of the Year.
Also earning first-team honors were midfielders Hiroto Nasu and Christof Rosler, forward Jack McCallister and defenders Ram Deo-Campo Voung and Ian Richards.
King’s Grayson Giboney was named the Boys Golfer of the Year. Teammate Alex Peterson was a first-team honoree.
King’s Jamie Edwards earned first-team, girls golf recognition.
Tyler Durbin was voted co-Offensive MVP for baseball along with Cedar Park Christian’s Cole Fazio. King’s pitcher Issac Hines and outfielder Ethan Elias were voted to the first team.
King’s Pierce Papke (300 hurdles), Casey Needham (javelin), David Zhang (triple jump) and Cody Chew (pole vault) were first-team, boys track and field selections.
King’s Hannah Hawkins (200, 400), Naomi Smith (800, 1,600) Emma Culberson (100 hurdles, 300 hurdles), Emma Storkson (high jump), Maci Hodgins (pole vault), the 4 by 100 relay team of Hannah Carrithers, Hawkins, Hodgins, Kat Kirpatrick and the 800 relay team of Carrithers, Hodgins, Peyton Hammond and Kirkpatrick earned first-team, girls track and field honors.

Boys soccer
First team
Midfielders: Cormac Workman, South Whidbey; Hiroto Nasu, King’s; Christof Rosler, King’s; Aram Leyva, CVHS
Forwards: Diego Hernandez, Sultan; Jack McCallister, King’s
Defenders: Joey Lane, South Whidbey; Thomas Simms, South Whidbey; Miguel Garcia, Sultan; Ram Deo-Campo Voung, King’s; Ian Richards, King’s
Goalkeeper: David Fulga, CPC
Goalkeeper of the Year: Gunnar Morehead, King’s
Defender of the Year: Christian Engmann, King’s
Offensive Player of the Year: Michael Lux, South Whidbey
Coach of the Year: Emerson Robbins, South Whidbey
Boys golf
Golfer of the Year: Grayson Giboney, sr., King’s
First team: Gabe Jacobson-Ross, sr., South Whidbey; Brent DeWolf, sr., South Whidbey; Dane Saxton, jr., South Whidbey; Alex Peterson, soph., King’s
Girls golf
Golfer of the Year: Emma Leggett, sr., South Whidbey
First team: Jamie Edwards, sr., King’s; Tori Schuller, soph., South Whidbey; Alyssa Ludtke, sr., South Whidbey; Hollee Seaward, jr., Sultan
Offensive MVP: Cole Fazio, soph. Cedar Park Christian, Tyler Durbin, jr., King’s
Pitcher of the Year: Ethan Petty, jr., South Whidbey
Coach of the Year: Tom Fallon, South Whidbey
Team sportsmanship: Sultan
First team
Catcher: Jack Gresli, sr., Granite Falls
Pitchers: Issac Hines, sr. King’s; Brandon McClean, sr., Cedar Park Christian
First base: Ben Hann, sr., Cedar Park Christian
Second base: Jensen Lavering, jr., Cedar Park Christian
Third base: Drew Fry, jr., South Whidbey
Shortstop: Kody Newman, sr., South Whidbey
Outfield: London Conard, jr., Cedar Park Christian; Ethan Elias, jr., King’s; Alex Black, jr., South Whidbey
Utility: Michael Doyle, sr., Cedar Park Christian
Boys track and field
First team
300 hurdles-Pierce Papke, sr., King’s; javelin-Casey Needham, jr., King’s; pole vault-Cody Chew, jr., King’s; triple jump-David Zhang, soph., King’s
Girls track and field
First team
200-Hannah Hawkins, fr., King’s; 400-Hannah Hawkins, fr., King’s; 800-Naomi Smith, jr., King’s; 1600-Naomi Smith, jr., King’s; 100 hurdles-Emma Culberson, sr., King’s; 300 hurdles-Emma Culberson, sr., King’s; 4 x 100-Hannah Carrithers, Maci Hodgins, Kat Kirkpatrick, Hannah Hawkins, King’s; 4 x 200: Hannah Carrithers, Maci Hodgins, Peyton Hammond, Kat Kirkpatrick, King’s’; high jump-Emma Storkson, jr., King’s; pole vault-Maci Hodgins, jr., King’s

By Todd Milles
December 01, 2015 11:18 PM  


King’s High School is bit of both a maze and a mystery.

The maze is the widespread, multi-generational, multiple-ministry campus — which started out more than a century ago as a tuberculosis sanitarium with underground tunnels.

The mystery is why does this private school get the rap of housing spoiled students?

King’s has collected 44 WIAA state athletic championship trophies since 1950. And on Saturday, the football team has a chance for the first time in school history to add to that haul when it meets Royal for the Class 1A title at the Gridiron Classic.
For those who have driven up to watch a regular-season King’s football game at Woolsey Stadium, it is easy to notice this isn’t some ordinary campus.

The property was purchased by Mike and Vivian Martin in the late 1940s, and was originally supposed to open a boarding school for troubled kids. Its original name was “King’s Garden.”

It quickly developed into more than just a private school. It became a family of CRISTA, or “Christianity in Action” ministries.

Along with King’s, the six other active ministries are:

▪ Senior living: A walking, breathing senior-citizen community lives on campus, ranging from independent living to nursing homes.

And they are involved in the school, too. Once a month, they are allowed to attend a class with students at the high school.

▪ Media: A radio station streams Christian shows on both the FM and AM bands.

▪ Veterinary missions: The campus has a headquarters for veterinarians who want to go on short- and long-term missions to help indigenous families care for their pets.

▪ World Concern: Much like World Vision, missionaries partake in international relief work. This group was heavily involved in Haiti following the earthquake in 2010.

▪ Camps: They host two camps on the Kitsap Peninsula — Miracle Ranch (for horses) and Island Lake (dirt bikes).

▪ Schools: Approximately 1,200 students from preschool to high school attend schools on campus. The seventh CRISTA ministry also falls under this header with its Seattle Urban Academy, an alternative school in the Rainier Valley.

King’s students seemingly have a hand, big or small, in all of these ministries, as well as their own school activities.

“I am involved in an (improvisation) group, and I sing, too,” said Jackson Whitaker, a two-way starter at linebacker and fullback. “I know what others think of us … but we come from a blue-collar attitude. My parents told me I have to work for what I want.”

Rick Skeen, the athletic director and assistant principal at the high school, spent 16 years in public-school education. He arrived from Burlington-Edison High School in 2011.

“I get the question all the time, ‘Why would you ever go to a place like (King’s)?’ And I’ve said, ‘I don’t think you understand the quality of kids and students we have — in the things they are doing and at the places they are serving.’

“This idea that they are the rich, privileged, lazy, spoiled kids isn’t true. In fact, they are actually some of the most driven, motivated, hard-working kids I’ve been around.”

Football coach Jim Shapiro was one of those types of teenagers.

Shapiro grew up in Kenmore and was slated to attend Inglemoor High School. But he had friends involved in bad activity, so he asked a girl at his church if she thought King’s would let him enroll.

“My parents didn’t have a lot of money … but I got in,” Shapiro said. “And I absolutely loved it.

“You get the well-rounded athlete here who is activity-minded.”

This isn’t the ideal week to cut football practices short when you are about to play for a state championship.

But on Tuesday, that’s what Shapiro did. Many of his players had to set up their DECA booths for a retail showcase in the school’s gymnasium Wednesday morning.

“Our robotics teams are internationally competitive. Our mock-trial teams are nationally known,” Shapiro said. “They are not just students — they are academic students.”

You would think this past Monday, when Shapiro met friends for his weekly coffee, the conversation would center around a big week for King’s football.

Instead, the hot topic focused on how this generation of kids do not understand the meaning of work ethic.

Shapiro smiled.

“Our kids here, their rooms might not be clean,” Shapiro said. “But think about their schedule — football, DECA and 3 1/2 hours of homework. The last thing we should be worried about here is how neatly their bed is made.”

Read more here:

King's Football team has won the State Academic Championships for the 7th time.

King's Boys Cross Country has won the State Academic Championships for the 3rd time.

Footbal G.P.A. - 3.4

Cross Country G.P.A. - 3.8

Kings community: Come watch the 2016 Canadian National Champion Trinity Western Men's Volleyball team play an intersquad blue vs white game on Thursday, September 1 at 7:30 at Mike Martin Gym. (4 former players were in the Canadian Olympic Games.)

King's captures its ninth Scholastic Cup

Everett Herald Staff

King's High School has won the Scholastic Cup for ninth time. The year-long competition recognizes the top school in each of the six WIAA classifications based on academic, athletic and sportsmanship excellence.  Points are awarded by a school’s finish in each of the WIAA/Dairy Farmers of Washington/Les Schwab Tires State Championships and Academic State Championships.


King's score of 1,860 was fourth all-time and second in 1A history, behind its record-setting score of 2,075 a year ago. The Knights won three athletic state championships (boys basketball, boys golf, girls golf) and seven academic state championships to make up their score with nearly double that of second place Seattle Academy (990 points).

By David Pan | Apr 28, 2016

King’s track and field coach Daunte Gouge is leaving to take an athletic director position at a high school in Portland.

Family comes first for King’s track and field coach Daunte Gouge.

But that didn’t make his decision to leave the only high school he has taught and coached at any easier for Gouge.

At the start of last Saturday’s King’s Invitational, the news that Gouge will be leaving King’s High School to become the athletic director at Parkrose High School in Portland, Ore., was announced to the athletes and spectators at Woolsey Stadium.

Gouge and his wife Katherine are relocating to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Katherine also was born and raised there.

“It’s a great opportunity for us to be closer to our kids,” Gouge said.

It’ll be a major change professionally for Gouge, who has been a physical education teacher, head track and field coach and assistant football coach at King’s since 2000. Parkrose High School is a 5A school, the second largest classification in Oregon.

“It was incredibly difficult,” Gouge said of the decision. “I’ve only taught in one place. I student taught with Dan Blackmer. … King’s has been my home and my family for the last 23 years.”

Gouge will leave with many fond memories of working with “some pretty amazing men, both on the track and football staffs.”

Helping the football team and coach Jim Shapiro advance to the state championship game last year definitely was a highlight for Gouge.

“My last game coaching football was the championship game,” he said.

Winning the first boys track and field title also is a memory that will stay with Gouge.

But what he is most proud of is playing a role in the lives of student-athletes, who turn into “great servants” in the community, Gouge said.

“Change is good, but it’s also hard,” he said. “You’ve got to put your life and your family ahead of some other decisions.”

Karlie Storkson: ‘She’s about helping others’

By Rich Myhre  Herald Writer

On the basketball court, Karlie Storkson plays with passion, purpose and a determination to always do her best.

Away from basketball, she lives her life much the same way.

The 21-year-old Storkson, a Lynnwood resident and a 2012 graduate of King's High School in north Seattle, is a senior at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. She is a three-year letter winner in basketball, and in 2013 helped Westmont win the NAIA national championship. A sprinter on the school's track and field team, she has earned All-America recognition.

But some of her greatest accomplishments have occurred outside of sports. Having been raised in a nation of plenty, Storkson has both an appreciation for what she has and compassion for those who have less. In 2013 and again last summer, Storkson was part of two-week humanitarian trips to Uganda, and her efforts to aid the people there have continued even after her most recent return.

She is also active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, has given time to Special Olympics, and has been a volunteer coach during summers back in the Seattle area.

For her selfless acts of benevolence, Storkson recently was named to the 2016 Allstate Good Works Team, a 10-member national team co-sponsored by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Along with the other team members, she will be recognized at the 2016 WBCA national convention April 3-5 in Indianapolis, which coincides with the NCAA Women's Final Four.

The honor, Storkson said by telephone last week, “is really cool and really fun. Though I don't do these things to be recognized, it's also an exciting opportunity for me. I get to meet nine other girls who also have off-court things they do and I'm excited to make those connections.

“I usually like to deflect praise,” she added, “so I'm kind of learning how to take it right now.”

Storkson made her first trip to Africa after her freshman year at Westmont, joining a group of friends from King's High School. The experience was so profound and meaningful that she helped organize a second trip last summer, this time with Westmont teammates and coaches. The idea was to use sports as a way to build relationships in communities, and from there to look for additional ways to improve lives.

As often happens with acts of charity, the givers end up being recipients themselves.

As an American visiting Africa, Storkson said, “you go from somewhere where your concern is who you're hanging out with or how you're going to get better at basketball to somewhere where people don't know if they'll have a meal the next day,” she said. “I got to chat with kids at the high school and hear their stories, and they were happy to be in a boarding school where they knew they'd be fed once a day. It made me a lot more grateful for what we have (in the United States).”

It is, Storkson explained, “a natural extension of being a follower of Christ to go out and serve in whatever capacity that is, and mine happens to be sports in an international context. That's why I serve. It's the most fulfilling and joyful thing to do, but it's also what I've been called to do and what I will continue to do.”

Are there hardships and even the possibility of peril? Sure, although mission work “is not necessarily about being comfortable,” she said. “God does not call us to be comfortable. But as much as being uncomfortable is not fun and is not easy, that's also where I feel like I've grown the most.”

Since their return, Storkson and her Westmont teammates have raised money to buy cows for a dairy in the Ugandan village of Gulu. So far the total is four cows, at a cost of $1,200 per animal, and counting.

Westmont coach Kirsten Moore, who was part of last summer's trip to Africa, said Storkson is “a positive light and she brings that light wherever she goes. She wants to be a light to others, whether it's out in a field in Africa or here in our gym. … She has this joy for life and she goes hard at everything she does. She just has a ton of energy and that's contagious on a team.”

Though young people are not always known for ardent generosity, “Karlie breaks the mold,” Moore added. “She's different because she's about helping others. And whether her parents instilled that in her or whether her faith instilled that in her, once you live that way, you realize there's so much more in that (way of life) than if you're only worried about yourself.”

Storkson is majoring in both religious studies and sociology with a cross-cultural emphasis. After graduation in May, she expects to return to Lynnwood and become an assistant basketball coach at King's while looking for other ways “to connect the basketball piece with my mission passion.”

And then, she said, “we'll see where the Lord takes me. My dreams and desires are continuing to be shaped, and I think that's totally of God and not from myself.

“I do want to change the world and make it a better place. On a macro-scale that might not be possible, but if I can at least change a couple of lives, that'd be awesome. Because that's how it starts.”