NEW — Sports update for Friday

October 2, 2009

NEW — 10:50 a.m. Oct. 2, 2009

Victory for Liberty girls soccer

The Liberty High School girls soccer team entered the win column Oct. 1 when the Patriots defeated the host Interlake Saints 3-1 in a 3A/2A KingCo Conference contest.

Kiana Hafferty, Cassidy Nangle and Mollie Cook scored goals for Liberty. Shawna Lindberg assisted on the goals by Hafferty and Nangle.

Nangle’s goal at the 43rd minute put Liberty ahead for good. Cook’s goal, assisted by Treva LeRoy at the 58th minute, iced the victory for the Patriots.

Liberty’s league record went to 1-2-2.

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Salmon Days will spawn road closures

October 2, 2009

NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 2, 2009

Plan ahead for road closures this weekend during the Issaquah Salmon Days Festival.

The event runs Saturday and Sunday. The following streets will be closed for the event:

  • Front Street will be closed between Newport Way Southwest and Northwest Gilman Boulevard from 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday.
  • Sunset Way will be closed between Second Avenue Southeast and Newport Way from 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday.

Other streets will be closed to all vehicles except local traffic:

  • Northeast Gilman Boulevard will be closed from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
  • Rainier Boulevard North and Northeast Dogwood Street will be closed from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday.
  • Twelfth Avenue Northwest, Northeast Dogwood Street, Southeast Andrews Street, Rainier Boulevard North and Seventh Avenue Northwest are also closed from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Sunday.

NEW — Sports update

October 1, 2009

NEW — 6:58 p.m. Oct. 1, 2009

Issaquah golfers edge Skyline

Kevin Moon shot a 2-over-par 38 and Brendon Jung a 3-over-par 39 Sept. 30 to lead the Issaquah High School boys golf team to a 204-206 KingCo Conference victory against rival Skyline at the Plateau Golf Club.

Moon shared the medalist award with Skyline’s Nathan Stephenson. Chris Batt also shot a 40 for Issaquah. Jack Quinton and Darius Lalier had 41s for Skyline.

Skyline girls first

The Skyline High School girls cross country team finished first Sept. 30 in a KingCo Conference meet at Klahanie Park.

The Spartans, led by Elise Pletcher and Haley Hunter, had 33 points. Bellevue was second with 43 and Bothell came in third with 48.

Pletcher finished second in the 3-mile race in a time of 20 minutes, 20 seconds. Hunter was fourth in 20:31.

In the boys race, Skyline finished second with 43 points. Bellevue was first with 31 points and Bothell third with 49. Skyline’s Kyle Branch placed first in the 3-mile race in 15:42. Teammate Mark Frerker was sixth in 16:22.

Rotary Run set for Oct. 4

Runners of all ages will race around Issaquah Oct. 4 at the 34th annual Rotary Run at Salmon Days.

The event starts at 1185 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Races include the 10K, 5K and kids 1K.

The 10K starts at 9 a.m., the 5K begins at 10:15 a.m. and the kids 1K is at 10:20 a.m. Registration forms are available online at the Rotary Run Web site or at the Footzone in Issaquah. Advanced registration closes at Oct. 3.

Proceeds benefit Science and Management Addiction, which offers services to parents who have children struggling with alcohol or drug problems.

Register to vote by Monday

October 1, 2009

NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 1, 2009

Monday is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 3 election. People who have moved recently or are not yet registered can register online at the King County Elections Web site.

In addition to the race for King County executive and several ballot measures, Issaquah voters will choose two City Council members and a school board director to succeed longtime board member Connie Fletcher, who was selected for the state Board of Education.

Candidates Marnie Maraldo and Wright Noel are seeking the school board’s Director District No. 2 seat.

City Council candidates Nathan Perea and Tola Marts are vying to succeed longtime Councilman David Kappler, who will retire.

Council President Maureen McCarry will face Joan Probala as she works to retain her seat.

Mayor Ava Frisinger and Councilwoman Eileen Barber are running unopposed. So is newcomer Mark Mullet, who will succeed one-term Councilman John Rittenhouse. Rittenhouse opted against a re-election campaign.

Sunset Elementary School student is approached by stranger

September 30, 2009

NEW — 3:17 p.m. Sept. 30, 2009

A 9-year-old Sunset Elementary School student was approached by a man in a vehicle he didn’t know while walking to his bus stop at 8:50 a.m. Tuesday.

The student was walking on 182nd Avenue Southeast when a short, white-haired man wearing a black hat and a green jacket asked the boy he’d like a ride in his vehicle up the hill.

When the student said no, the man, driving a dark-green GMC vehicle, drove away.

The student reported the incident to school officials and a Bellevue Police officer interviewed the student and filed a report. The officer patrolled the area for a vehicle fitting that description, but didn’t find one.

A similar incident happened to a Maywood Middle School student Sept. 18 as he was walking to school in the morning. In that instance, the student told the woman who offered him a ride he didn’t need one and the woman drove away.

District officials sent out bulletins via e-mail in both cases 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 30, 2009

NEW — 11:15 a.m. Sept. 30, 2009

Skyline, Issaquah take soccer wins

The Skyline and Issaquah high school girls soccer teams remained tied for first place in the 4A KingCo Conference standings Sept. 29 after both captured victories.

Skyline defeated host Ballard 1-0 while Issaquah whipped host Lake Washington 4-1. Read more

NEW — Sports update

September 30, 2009

NEW — 10 a.m. Sept. 30, 2009

Issaquah volleyball sweeps Garfield

Riley Sorenson had 36 assists and four aces Sept. 28 as she led the Issaquah High School volleyball team to a 3-0 sweep of host Garfield.

Issaquah won the games 25-12, 25-10, 28-26. The victory gave Issaquah a 2-1 record in the 4A KingCo Conference.

The Eagles had strong play up front from Stephanie Stoll, Alyssa Schultz, Sarah Hanna and Rachel Roeder.

Stoll had 13 kills and five blocks. Schultz contributed 10 kills, Roeder and Hanna each had seven kills. Alexa Batquin had a strong defensive game for the Eagles, coming up with 15 digs.

In other action, Skyline lost to visiting Woodinville 25-17, 25-14, 25-18.

Maddie Magee had 12 kills, Paige Haas scored nine kills, Madison Stoa had 16 assists and four aces, and Andrea Chon claimed 11 digs for Skyline.

The Spartans league record dropped to 1-2.

Local teams fall in golf

The Issaquah High School boys golf team dropped a tough KingCo Conference match Sept. 28 to Mount Si 178-185 at the Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course.

Mount Si’s Bradley Harrelson captured medalist honors with a 4-under-par 32.

Chris Batt topped Issaquah with a 2-under-par 34. Other Issaquah scores were Derek Wilson and Kevin Moon, both 37s; Ben Halter, 38, Devin O’Donnell and Erik Fritz, both 39s; and Brendan Jung, 40.

Liberty lost to Newport 204-239 at the Newcastle Golf Course. Newport’s Kevin Chien took medalist honors with a 1-over-par 37.

Skyline was defeated by Redmond 195-204 at the Plateau Golf Course. Redmond’s Charlie Mroz and Cole Helgesen shared the medalist honor as both shot 1-over-par 37s. A.J. Taylor and Cole Clearman each shot 40s to lead Skyline.

Skyline netters edges by Eastlake

The Skyline High School boys tennis team was edged by rival Eastlake 4-3 Sept. 28 in a KingCo Conference match.

Eastlake locked up the match by winning all four singles.

Win Hubbard and Ben Huang, Zach Oseran and Max Kerwien, and Justin Kahng and Steven Do won the doubles matches for Skyline. Hubbard and Huang captured the No. 1 doubles with a 6-1, 6-4 victory against Drew Choco and Jon Lockwood.

Police looking for man who robbed elderly woman Sunday

September 29, 2009

NEW — 6:55 p.m. Sept. 29, 2009

A man snatched a gold bracelet from the wrist of an elderly woman at a local retirement facility Sunday morning before fleeing into nearby woods, police said.

At 11:30 a.m. Sept. 27, the man approached the woman at a facility in the 3600 Block of 228th Ave. S.E. and had a brief conversation.

He then grabbed her hand and tried to pull a ring from her finger, but was unsuccessful, police said in a news release Tuesday. After failing to get the ring, he then pulled the bracelet from her wrist and fled into a wooded area nearby.

Police searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect. He is described as a Hispanic male in his 30s and approximately 5 feet, 9 inches tall with a medium build; he was wearing a hat and bright-colored shirt.

If you think you may have information about the crime, call police at 837-3200.

Salmon Days marks 40th year

September 29, 2009

Salmon, lined up like rush-hour commuters, return en masse Sept. 25 to the fish ladder at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, just in time for the 40th annual Salmon Days Festival. By Greg Farrar

Salmon, lined up like rush-hour commuters, return en masse Sept. 25 to the fish ladder at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, just in time for the 40th annual Salmon Days Festival. By Greg Farrar

As the Issaquah Salmon Days Festival marks a ruby anniversary — a color chinook take on as the fish swim upstream — festival organizers and volunteers looked back at how the festival changed and grew over 40 years.Since 1970, Salmon Days has turned from a small-town fair to a regional festival — and a crucial draw for out-of-towners and tourism dollars.

Salmon Days also provides a chance for local nonprofit organizations to reach out to the community, and for the festival and city to showcase sustainability efforts. Despite the advances during the past four decades, organizers and officials said the purpose of the festival remains the same.

“Salmon Days is all about the heart and soul of the community,” Pauline Middlehurst, spawnsor and public relations manager for the festival’s office, said with a week remaining until opening day.

A 2004 study showed the festival pumped $7.5 million into the Issaquah economy. Middlehurst said the figure represented the dollars spent outside festival grounds. In other words, money spent for gas, meals and lodging at local businesses.

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Community Calendar

September 29, 2009

Events

It’s Salmon Days at the Farmers Market, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Oct. 3 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Call 837-3300. Read more

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