NEW — Sports update

May 20, 2009

NEW — 11 a.m. May 20, 2009

Issaquah soccer wins

Issaquah High School goalkeeper Stephen Jacobson swatted away a shot with just over two minutes left Tuesday to preserve a 2-1 victory against visiting Rogers, of Puyallup, in the Eagles’ first state boys soccer tournament appearance.

Issaquah, 13-5-2, will play at Marysville-Pilchuck Saturday in the 4A state quarterfinals.

After a scoreless first half, Lucas Morais put Issaquah ahead 1-0 when he connected on a penalty kick at the 50th minutes. The Eagles went ahead almost 10 minutes later, when Connor Holmes headed in a throw-in from teammate Andrew Schubert.

Rogers scored at 63:32, but Issaquah held on to win its first state soccer game.

Eagles’ softball team cruises

Issaquah High School’s softball team cruised to a 11-1 victory against visiting Roosevelt Tuesday in the opening round of the 4A KingCo Conference tournament.

The Eagles play Lake Washington at 5 p.m. today at Redmond’s Hartman Park in the second round of the tournament.

Kelly Richards had three hits and drove in three runs for Issaquah against Roosevelt. Brielle Bray, Molly Nelson, Kenna Olsen and Kim Sekijima each had two hits for the Eagles. Winning pitcher Mikenzie Voves worked the first three innings and struck out five batters.

In other action, Bothell defeated Skyline 10-3. Lindsey Nicholson accounted for one of Skyline’s runs with a home run.

Liberty baseball rained out

The baseball playoff game between Liberty High School and West Seattle for a 3A state playoff berth Tuesday at Bellevue’s Bannerwood Park was called in the fifth inning because of rain.

The teams will resume the game today at 4 p.m. at Sammamish High School.

Skyline netter goes to state

Skyline High School’s Alisa Van Grunsven defeated Haillie Martin, of Roosevelt, 6-1, 6-4 Tuesday to place third in the 4A KingCo Conference singles tennis tournament and qualify for next week’s state tournament.

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Armed Forces Day / May 16, 2009

May 19, 2009

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Program makes theater membership affordable

May 19, 2009

As a young professional, it can be hard to savor the finer things in life when your budget is a shoestring, but Village Theatre can help you combat the lack of art in your life with a sweet deal. Read more

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City could pay $2,000 tab for new bike map

May 19, 2009

City officials were set to consider spending $2,000 to make it easier for bicyclists to navigate Issaquah. Getting Around Issaquah Together sought money from the city Lodging Tax Fund to pay for bicycle maps, which would be distributed for free at area businesses. Read more

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Issaquah High School stadium could be named after Gary Moore

May 19, 2009

Issaquah School Board members heard a proposal last week to change the name of Issaquah High School’s stadium in honor of former football coach and teacher Gary Moore. Read more

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Memorial Day services set for Monday

May 19, 2009

Members of the VFW Post No. 3436, led by Post Cmdr. David Waggoner  (foreground) perform Memorial Day services at Hillside Cemetery last year. File

Members of the VFW Post No. 3436, led by Post Cmdr. David Waggoner (foreground) perform Memorial Day services at Hillside Cemetery last year. File

The local chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold a 10 a.m. Memorial Day service at Hillside Cemetery.

Issaquah City Councilman Fred Butler, a veteran of the U.S. Army, will be the guest speaker. The Issaquah High School junior ROTC will provide a color guard and a 21-gun salute at the conclusion of the service. In observance of Memorial Day, flags will be flown at half-staff.

At 9 a.m. May 23, VFW members and Boy Scouts will begin placing flags and crosses at gravesites, said Dave Waggoner, senior vice commander of the local VFW post.

“We’re one of the last little towns who still holds a service at the cemetery,” Waggoner said.

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Council OKs transportation plan

May 19, 2009

City Council members recently approved a plan that outlines dozens of transportation projects — from construction of the Interstate 90 Undercrossing to improving sidewalks and streets.

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Local man arrested in Seattle after gun incident

May 19, 2009


Issaquah Police and a police dog search Front Street for an armed man May 14. By Warren Kagarise

Seattle Police arrested a 33-year-old Issaquah man who caused a lockdown at Issaquah school buildings May 14 after police said the man brandished a handgun during a confrontation with an acquaintance.

Officers arrested the man in Seattle’s International District on a warrant related to another incident, Issaquah Police Cmdr. Stan Conrad said May 15. Officers arrested the suspect about three hours after the Issaquah incident. His name will not be released until he is charged.

“In the meantime, we’re still conducting the investigation,” Conrad said May 18. Read more

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Parent seminar focuses on body image

May 19, 2009

Parents can learn more about the signs, symptoms and dangers of eating disorders at a special seminar May 21 at Beaver Lake Middle School. Read more

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City considers $20,000 human services campus agreement

May 19, 2009

City officials will consider spending up to $20,000 next month to partner with a Redmond social services center in order to establish a human services campus in Issaquah. Read more

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