PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Bears end home season with win over Honkers

[EDITOR’S NOTEThe following article is another from our youngest-ever Contributor – 11-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has been submitting stories and photos as part of her effort to earn a Girl Scout badge for journalism, as well as qualify for a 4H photography project. We encourage residents of all ages to submit stories and photos for posting – for consideration, please email yours to [email protected]!]

Photos and Story by Isabel Herbruger, age 11

The Highline Bears played the Northwest Honkers for their final inaugural-season home game on Saturday, July 25.

The first pitch was thrown out by the owner of Proletariat Pizza.

Also, a season ticket holder named Chris was surprised for his 50th birthday and also honored on the mound before the game. During the 5th inning the crowd sang Happy Birthday and got Full Tilt Ice cream treats.

#26 is really named Jeffery Lusink. He was the Bear’s starting pitcher and made it to the 8th inning without letting the Honkers score a run. He had help in the outfield too. A diving catch by #3 Kelly had the crowd cheering when he stood up with the ball in his hand.

#11 Wesener had an RBI early in the game. #8 McCulloch had a homerun late in the game. The Bears won 2-0.

After the game, kids ran the bases and collected autographs late into the night.

Did you know that Bears #13, Travis Cook, has been asked to join the Honkers on a road trip to the World Series in Kansas? They leave on Wednesday, so the midweek away games have been canceled.

This is tough for Bears fans. We play the Honkers Monday July 27, 2015 in Fall City, so we want to cheer against them. But they are BORROWING our “Cookie” for their earned trip to the World Series, so we want to cheer for them in Kansas!

The final two games for the Bears are this weekend in Bremerton.

Click images to see larger versions/slideshow:




Outfielders Wesener, Kelly, and Terrell having some fun at the start of the game (NOTE: We joked we couldn’t tell if they were trying to be “The Next Top Model” or staring in “Dude, Where’s My Car?” This picture was not posed, but shows the fun they have together. 🙂 )


#26 Jeffery Lusink was the starting pitcher. (Not really Castro like roster says).


Terrell with a hit.


It is always fun to play on field between innings.


Buntly tossed free shirts into the stands full of fans for the last home game.


Jones gets a hit.


Coach Todd.


Kelly with a diving catch.


The crowd cheered when he stood up with the ball in hand.


No score for the Honkers!




Season ticket holder Chris had a surprise 50th birthday party at the game. The crowd sang and got ice cream.


Kids ran the bases and got signatures after the game.



Game statistics for the Bears can be found at:

There are several more photos at:

Thank you for your time and consideration,
– Isabel H
Age 11


One Response to “PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Bears end home season with win over Honkers”
  1. BlairJ says:

    You could have a great sports writing career ahead of you. Excellent story and photos! Looking forward to next year.

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