Eagles’ coach Tom Bunnell reaches milestone

October 28, 2009

NEW — 11:35 a.m. Oct. 28, 2009

Issaquah High School girls soccer coach Tom Bunnell captured his 100th victory and the Eagles wrapped up the 4A KingCo Conference regular-season title Oct. 27, when they defeated the Bothell Cougars 4-0 in Bothell’s Pop Keeney Stadium.

Bunnell’s record as Issaquah girls coach went to 100-11-6, and includes three 3A state titles. The Eagles, in their first season at the 4A level, reached the state playoffs last season.

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Rapid Response

October 27, 2009

What effect, if any, do endorsement of civic groups, elected officials, newspapers, etc. have on your vote for a candidate?

For positions such as port commissioners or judges, where I don’t know the job or the candidate, endorsements are part of my process in choosing one candidate over another. The voter’s handbook is another resource.

Jim Harris, Issaquah Read more

Arts calendar

October 27, 2009

OCTOBER

28th

October Collective Works exhibit: Barbara Patera’s original prints, through Nov. 1, artEAST gallery UP Front, 48 Front St. N. A closing reception is from 1-3 p.m. Oct 31. Go to www.arteast.org or call 392-3191.

Foothills Mountaineers present “The Irate Birdwatcher,” a free video preview about wilderness preservation told in the inspiring words of Harvey Manning, the irate birdwatcher, 7 p.m., King County Library System Service Center, 960 Newport Way N.W., www.foothillsmountaineers.org Read more

Hay Maze

October 27, 2009

   This young trio of energized explorers finds its way through the Eerie Hay Maze during the Green Halloween Block Party in Issaquah Highlands Oct. 24. Parents, children and some of their pets came in costumes to enjoy carnival games, face painting, pony rides, pumpkin painting, giveaways and prizes. Canned food for the Issaquah Food Bank earned tickets for several activities. See video of the block party at www.issaquahpress.com/ category/videos. By Greg Farrar

This young trio of energized explorers finds its way through the Eerie Hay Maze during the Green Halloween Block Party in Issaquah Highlands Oct. 24. Parents, children and some of their pets came in costumes to enjoy carnival games, face painting, pony rides, pumpkin painting, giveaways and prizes. Canned food for the Issaquah Food Bank earned tickets for several activities. See video of the block party at www.issaquahpress.com/ category/videos. By Greg Farrar

All-mail election could keep decision unknown on Nov. 3

October 27, 2009

When City Council candidate Joan Probala and her supporters gather at Gibson Hall on election night, the crowd could be cheated out of knowing how the months-long campaign culminates. Read more

Liberty’s streak ends

October 27, 2009

Patriots lose heartbreaker to Bellevue, 27-21

Jake Bainton, Liberty junior wide receiver, leapfrogs onto the shoulders of Bellevue’s Joe Joe Connor for a pass as defenders Kendrick Van Ackeren (left) and John Kanongataa move in. Bainton came up with the ball at midfield, but the Patriots’ final drive ended with a Kanongataa interception, sealing the 27-21 loss. By Greg Farrar

Jake Bainton, Liberty junior wide receiver, leapfrogs onto the shoulders of Bellevue’s Joe Joe Connor for a pass as defenders Kendrick Van Ackeren (left) and John Kanongataa move in. Bainton came up with the ball at midfield, but the Patriots’ final drive ended with a Kanongataa interception, sealing the 27-21 loss. By Greg Farrar

The battle of 3A KingCo Conference heavyweights Liberty and Bellevue high schools kept the crowd screaming at Liberty High School until the closing minute Oct. 23.

The Patriots trailed by six points with three minutes remaining in the game, beginning its final drive at its own 20-yard line.

Liberty worked its way downfield, crossing the 50-yard line with 1:37 remaining. However, Liberty junior quarterback Trey Wheeler threw a fatal interception as the clock struck 1:11, finalizing the score at 27-21. Read more

The glory of fall

October 27, 2009

Patchwork Quilt Squak Mountain’s hillside is a blaze of autumn color Oct. 22 behind Interstate 90 and the clock tower at Gilman Station, as seen from Southeast Black Nugget Road. BY Greg Farrar

Patchwork Quilt Squak Mountain’s hillside is a blaze of autumn color Oct. 22 behind Interstate 90 and the clock tower at Gilman Station, as seen from Southeast Black Nugget Road. BY Greg Farrar

Teen suspected in ‘Nightmare’ arson

October 27, 2009

Dana Young was the one who carved the Styrofoam rock, painted it and dressed it for the not-so-cowardly lion set. She estimated $1,000 worth of labor and materials went into that set piece for Nightmare at Beaver Lake. Read more

Schools fundraiser sets donation record

October 27, 2009

The Issaquah Schools Foundation’s annual Calling for Kids fundraiser raised more than $235,200 this year. Read more

Harrowing Events

October 27, 2009

Two men wander around the chemical plant scene somewhere in the depths of the Nightmare at Beaver Lake haunted attraction, presented by the Rotary Club of Sammamish and Scare Productions. By CHristopher Huber

Two men wander around the chemical plant scene somewhere in the depths of the Nightmare at Beaver Lake haunted attraction, presented by the Rotary Club of Sammamish and Scare Productions. By CHristopher Huber

– Nightmare at Beaver Lake, the sixth annual outdoor/indoor haunted attraction presented by the Rotary Club of Sammamish and Scare Productions, through Oct. 31 at Beaver Lake Park, 25101 S.E. 24th St., Sammamish. All net proceeds support community and international service projects. The first hour of every night (except Halloween), from 7-8 pm, offers a less-scary Family Hour. Full frights are from 8-10 p.m. on school nights and from 8-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Admission for Family Hour is $6 per person. Full Fright admission Sunday through Thursday is $11 per person, and $15 for Fridays and Saturdays. Parking is free. A $1 discount per person is given for a nonperishable food donation, which benefits the Eastside Domestic Violence Program. Learn more at www.NightmareAtBeaverLake.com.

– Halloween Hoopla: Trick or treat in downtown Issaquah from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Oct. 31. Join the Downtown Issaquah Association and participating businesses on Front Street to celebrate Halloween. Decorate your own goodie bag at the Hailstone Feed Store. Make a special doggie or kitty bag for your favorite pet, courtesy of Earth Pet, and test your bowling skills with pumpkin bowling in Centennial Park. Keep an eye out for the orange window signs indicating stores are open for trick or treating! Read more

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