Skyline falls to Oaks Christian

September 18, 2009

Updated 3:44 p.m. Sept. 19

 

Skyline linebacker Shane Gorman tackles a leaping Malcolm Jones, of Oaks Christian Sept. 18 at Spartan Stadium.

Skyline linebacker Shane Gorman tackles a leaping Malcolm Jones, of Oaks Christian Sept. 18 at Spartan Stadium. Photo courtesy Wes Paz, fotelica.com.

When the teams left the field for halftime, Skyline junior wide receiver Kasen Williams told his teammates not to quit. That’s not what Skyline does, he said.

The Spartans were down 21-17 at the break to one of the nation’s best teams in Oaks Christian. Lions quarterback Nick Montana, a Washington verbal commit, and his offense had struck three times through the air and their running game picked away at the Skyline defense. Read more

Stranger approaches student in south district area

September 18, 2009

NEW — 3:45 p.m. Sept. 18, 2009

While en route to his bus stop, a 12-year-old Maywood Middle School student was approached by a stranger at 6:45 a.m. today in the 100 block of 206th Avenue Southeast in the Maple Hills community.

A middle-aged, black woman wearing a green hat pulled her newer, grayish-blue pickup beside the boy and asked if he wanted a ride. The student said no and the woman drove away. The woman did not try to force the student into her vehicle, but the student did not know her either.

District officials sent out the bulletin to let families know of the incident and make sure students are aware of what they should do when a stranger approaches them.

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NEW — Sports update

September 18, 2009

NEW — 2 p.m. Sept. 18, 2009

Patriots rock Islanders

Chandler Jenkins scored three touchdowns Sept. 17 as the unbeaten Liberty High School Patriots walloped visiting Mercer Island 51-13 in a 3A/2A KingCo Conference football game.

Jenkins, a junior, rushed for touchdowns on runs of 20 and 55 yards. He also caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from Liberty quarterback Trey Wheeler.

Wheeler, a junior, threw three touchdown passes in all. He connected with Peter Wiggum on a 26-yard scoring strike in the first quarter and hit Jake Bainton on a 7-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter.

Jay Chakravarty rushed for two third-quarter touchdowns for the Patriots.

Liberty, ranked fourth in The Seattle Times Class 3A state poll,  led 23-0 after the first quarter and 37-7 at halftime.

Liberty, Sammamish  tie

Cassidy Nangle’s goal at the 76th minute enabled the Liberty High School girls soccer team to tie host Sammamish 2-2 Sept. 17 in a 3A/2A KingCo Conference contest,

Sammamish led 1-0 at halftime and held a 2-0 lead mid-way through the second half. Midfielder Treva LeRoy, assisted by Carly Mackinnon, scored Liberty’s first goal at the 66th minute. Nangle, a forward, scored the tying goal off an assist from midfielder Shannon Daly.

Come with us to tonight’s Skyline-Oaks Christian game

September 18, 2009

NEW — 1:15 p.m. Sept. 18, 2009

Join us on the sidelines tonight when the Skyline Spartans face the Oaks Christian Lions.

For updates throughout the much-anticipation face-off, follow The Issaquah Press on Twitter.

Sure, the sidelines will feature a dose of star power, but expect a match-up of star quarterbacks as well: Brigham Young University recruit Jake Heaps, of Skyline, and University of Washington-bound Nick Montana, of Oaks Christian.

The game will be televised nationally on ESPNU and broadcast on KJR-AM. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

The team from Westlake Village, Calif., includes sons of Joe Montana, Will Smith and Wayne Gretzky. Smith will be in the stands, Skyline Athletic Director Kevin Rohrich wrote in an e-mail. NFL Hall of Famer Joe Montana helps coach the Oaks Christian offense.

We want to hear from you, too, fans. Tweet at us and send game photos to editor@isspress.com.

The game is sold out, although tickets were available on craigslist for up to $150.

State suspends Issaquah physician’s license

September 17, 2009

NEW — 5:13 p.m. Sept. 17, 2009

State officials suspended the medical license of Issaquah physician Elizabeth Bennett today.

Authorities said the suspension related to drug abuse. State Department of Health spokesman Gordon MacCracken could not provide further details.

“Patient safety is the issue,” MacCracken said after the state Medical Quality Assurance Commission announced it would suspend the license of Bennett, a family practitioner.

The suspension was effective immediately. Bennett cannot practice as a physician until the issue is resolved. She has 20 days to respond the commission.

Appointed by the governor, the 19-member commission consists of physicians, physician assistants and citizens from across Washington. Members regulate the competency and quality of medical professionals licensed to practice medicine and surgery, according to a description provided by the governor’s office.

There’s plenty of star power headed for Skyline, Oaks Christian game Friday

September 17, 2009

NEW — 2 p.m. Sept. 17, 2009

By Mason Kelley, Seattle Times staff reporter

Wayne Gretzky, he’s not a big shot.

That sentence says everything about the star power that is expected to be in the bleachers rooting for Oaks Christian when it plays a nationally televised football game at Skyline High School on Friday.

Gretzky, actor Will Smith and Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana all have sons who play on the team. Nick Montana is the quarterback, Trevor Gretzky is the backup and Trey Smith is a receiver.

Big shot or not, Oaks Christian coach Bill Redell doesn’t seem to care when he talks about Gretzky, the NHL legend, and the other famous fathers who spend their Friday nights watching the Lions play football.

“He [Gretzky] asked me for my autograph when I played in the Canadian Football League and he was 9 years old,” Redell said. “I’m not impressed with him.”

The game between the teams from Sammamish and Westlake Village, Calif., will be televised on ESPNU and broadcast on KJR-AM, and plenty of attention will be paid to the Oaks Christian cheering section.

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We should have learned something from Sept. 11

September 16, 2009

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Hall Monitor Alex Faulkner Liberty High School

It was early in the morning, eight years ago, as I woke up from my Pokémon-adorned room. I got out of, no, sprang, out of bed, excited for my day of third grade to begin. As I ran into the family room, I expected nothing less than a bowl of Cocoa Puffs and warm smiles to greet me, but I expected too much.

Solemn looks shrouded the faces surrounding the television. There was not even a glance in my direction. Read more

Celebrity watch update — Joe Montana, Will Smith and Wayne Gretzky

September 16, 2009

UPDATE — 2:42 p.m. Sept.16, 2009
If you’re headed to the Skyline-Oaks Christian football game this Friday, be on the lookout for a few celebrities.
Celebrity sons Nick Montana, Trey Smith and Trevor Gretzky all play for Oaks Christian and  rumor has it their dads — Joe Montana, Will Smith and Wayne Gretzky — might show up.
Rumor also has it that Will Smith will arrive at the game in a helicopter.
Send your celebrity photos from the game to editor@isspress.com.

Celebrity watch — Joe Montana, Will Smith and Wayne Gretzky

September 16, 2009

UPDATE — 2:42 p.m. Sept.16, 2009
If you’re headed to the Skyline-Oaks Christian football game this Friday, be on the lookout for a few celebrities.
Celebrity sons Nick Montana, Trey Smith and Trevor Gretzky all play for Oaks Christian and  rumor has it their dads — Joe Montana, Will Smith and Wayne Gretzky — might show up.
Rumor also has it now that Will Smith will arrive at the game in a helicopter.
Send your celebrity photos from the game to editor@isspress.com.

Tips for promoting breast cancer awareness

September 15, 2009

Breast cancer is a prolific disease with an estimated 192,370 new cases diagnosed this year in women and 1,910 new cases diagnosed in men, according to the National Cancer Institute. Read more

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