NEW — Thursday sports update

October 15, 2009

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 11 a.m. Oct. 15, 2009

Issaquah runners go undefeated

The Issaquah High School boys cross country team concluded its regular KingCo Conference season Oct. 14 undefeated when the Eagles defeated rivals Skyline and Liberty in a district meet at Klahanie Park.

Issaquah won the meet with 26 points with host Skyline second with 47 and Liberty third with 56. The Eagles finished the season with a 12-0 record.

Skyline’s Kyle Branch was the individual winner, finishing first in the 3-mile race in a time of 16 minutes, 4 seconds. Liberty’s Eric Bice was second in 16:11 and Issaquah’s Kevin LeMond was third in 16:11.

After LeMond, the Eagles took five of the next six places to win the meet. Jon Wallis was fourth in 16:13, Dennis Leigh fifth in 16:18, Chris Brasino sixth in 16:25, Turner Wiley eighth in 16:30 and Isaac Robinson ninth in 16:40. Skyline’s Mark Frerker took seventh in 16:28.

Skyline won the girls meet with 31 points. Issaquah took second with 49 and Liberty was third with 50. Issaquah’s Nicole Migotsky edged teammate Arielle Walton to finish first. Migotsky won the race in 20:12 and Walton was close behind in 20:13. Skyline’s Elise Pletcher was third in 20:30 and Liberty’s Megan Chucka was fourth in 20:41.

All three teams compete in KingCo Conference championship meets Oct. 22 at Lake Sammamish State Park.

Issaquah golfers second

The Issaquah High School boys golf team finished second Oct. 14 in the 4A Sea-King District Tournament at the Snohomish Golf Course.

Woodinville took top honors with 66.5 points. Issaquah was second with 54 and Skyline placed third with 36.

Woodinville’s Jarrett Foote was the district champion, shooting a two-day total of 139. Issaquah’s Kevin Moon and Brendan Jung tied for fourth with each shooting a 155. Skyline’s Nathan Stephenson shot a 156 and tied for sixth.

Eagles edge Spartans in volleyball

When the Issaquah and Skyline High School volleyball teams meet on a court it’s usually a fierce battle, and that was definitely the case Oct. 14 in the Pacific Cascade Freshman Campus gymnasium.

Issaquah, one of the hottest teams in the 4A KingCo Conference, outlasted Skyline 3-2. The Eagles won the first two games 25-16 and 25-15. Skyline bounced back to win the next two games 25-20 and 20-15 to force a tiebreaker. Issaquah won the tiebreaker 15-12.

Alyssa Schultz and Stephanie Stoll each had 13 kills for Issaquah. Rachel Roeder contributed 10 kills and 15 digs, Riley Sorenson three blocks and 44 assists, Sarah Hanna 10 blocks and Alexa Batquin 10 digs for the Eagles. Issaquah, 7-1 in KingCo play, has won six straight matches.

Maddie Magee had 18 kills, Madison Stoa 37 assists, Paige Haas nine aces and Olivia Marquardt 10 kills for Skyline. The Spartans are 4-4 in league action.

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