Sports wrap up

April 30, 2009

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 6 a.m. April 30, 2009

Eagles tie Bothell

Michael Axelson’s goal in the 55th minute Tuesday enabled the Issaquah High School Eagles to tie Bothell 1-1 in a 4A KingCo Conference boys soccer thriller in Bothell’s Pop Keeney Stadium.

With the tie, Issaquah (4-3-2) remained in a tie for first place in the Crest Division with Eastlake and Garfield.

Skyline, getting goals from Mitchell Kim and Evan Kamber, defeated Ballard 2-1 in 4A action.

Matt Filer, assisted by Dean Byron, scored in the 51st minute as Liberty tied host Mount Si in a 3A/2A battle.

Issaquah softball bounces back

Issaquah, after losing 1-0 to Bothell Monday, slammed host Garfield 10-0 Tuesday in a five-inning 4A KingCo softball contest. The game was called after the fifth inning because of the 10-run mercy rule.

Briana Bray, the winning pitcher, allowed just two hits and helped herself by going three-for-three. Kenna Olsen drove in three runs for Issaquah, which is tied with Redmond for first place in the Crest Division with a 7-2 mark.

Lacrosse team downs Bainbridge

The Issaquah High Lacrosse Club, which suffered its first league defeat last Friday, downed visiting Bainbridge 12-8 in a key Washington State League Division One contest Tuesday.

Jordan Goldstein, Todd Jones and Kevin Powers each scored three goals for Issaquah. The Eagles lost to first-place Mercer Island 6-4 last Friday.

Liberty coach going to Blanchet

Chris Bilanko, Liberty High School’s head boys basketball coach since 2004, is leaving the Patriots’ program to become the new head coach at Seattle’s Bishop Blanchet.

Bilanko will be reunited with Steve Gervais, former Skyline head football coach, who is now athletic director at Bishop Blanchet.

Bilanko was a former assistant basketball coach at Skyline before moving to Liberty.

Tennis teams post victories

The Issaquah and Skyline tennis teams each captured KingCo Conference victories Tuesday. Issaquah downed Sammamish 6-1 and Skyline topped Redmond 5-2.

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