Let the games begin!
Highline High School Tennis Coach Scott Babcock cut the ribbon at a very small, very wet ceremony on February 26 to mark the completion of six new purple tennis courts at the Sunnydale site. Tennis players Graham Luethe and Emily Vorng (both Class of 2022) held up the ends of the ribbon tied to their rackets.
After speeches cut short by a downpour, Athletic Director Lori Box ('85) challenged Scott, who is marking his 26th year of coaching tennis and teaching band, to a match. Graham and Emily squared off. And alumni matches were played by Dave Larson ('69), Julie (Fenton) Kemp ('81), Jim Kemp ('81) Eric Todd ('99) and Jacqueline Kemp ('16). Finally, Lori also played Highline's Director of Athletics Phil Willenbrock. No word on who won!
For now, the courts will be used by the tennis team only. The new courts will open to the public at a later date.
For more photos, visit our March 1, 2021 Facebook post.