Off The Press

July 21, 2009

Coach’s legacy was more than Xs and Os

Bob Taylor Press Sports Editor

Bob Taylor Press Sports Editor

The mark of a great coach doesn’t always come from wins and championships.

That’s not to say the late Gary Moore wasn’t successful on the football field. His 137-72-4 win-loss record, three KingCo Conference championships and seven state playoff appearances, including a second-place finish in 1980’s Kingbowl, are indications that this man knew a lot about Xs and Os.

But his other success was as a role model to thousands of students and athletes at Issaquah High School. Some former students, like Mount Si High School’s Charlie Kinnune, followed Moore’s footsteps and became coaches. Moore taught more than football, however. He taught life lessons.

When the Issaquah School Board voted unanimously last month to name the Issaquah High School football field after Moore, it was a touchdown. He was very deserving of the honor. Moore, who passed away last September, was a classy guy. Read more

Arts Calendar

July 21, 2009

JULY

23rd

Brian Detlefs performs from 7-9 p.m. at Grimaldi’s Coffee House, 317 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Suite 47. Call 427-8161. Read more

Volunteers needed for buildathon

July 21, 2009

The two Habitat for Humanity affiliates in King County are teaming up for their first buildathon and are looking for volunteers to help build houses while raising money for Habitat. Read more

Press Editorial

July 21, 2009

Soccer club steps up
for park improvements

Soccer club steps up for park improvements

The Issaquah Soccer Club and its 3,000-plus members have put some teeth behind their repeated requests to the city for all-weather sports fields. With a donation of $100,000 from the club, the City Council was expected to approve artificial turf for a second field at Central Park. Read more

Tom Doyle

July 21, 2009

Tom Doyle

Tom Doyle

Tom Doyle, of Issaquah, died at Swedish Hospital on Saturday, July 18, 2009. He was 67. Read more

Rescuers pluck crashed paraglider from trees

July 21, 2009


A Whidbey Island Naval Air Station helicopter retrieves a rescuer from Tiger Mountain after airlifting a crashed paraglider June 14. By Greg Farrar

A Whidbey Island Naval Air Station helicopter retrieves a rescuer from Tiger Mountain after airlifting a crashed paraglider June 14. By Greg Farrar

A paraglider pilot crashed into trees on Tiger Mountain Tuesday afternoon, ending his otherwise uneventful flight with broken ribs. Crews freed the trapped pilot from trees during a dramatic rescue as afternoon turned to evening.

Authorities identified the pilot as 47-year-old Spanaway resident Gene Beaver.

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Lakeside Recovery takes second at Super Regional

July 21, 2009

7-5 win over Longview’s Red Lion puts American Legion team in state tournament

Matt Houser, incoming Issaquah senior, pitches two innings of hitless relief for Lakeside Recovery July 19 against the Twin City Titans, during the Senior American Legion Super Regional tournament. By Greg Farrar

Matt Houser, incoming Issaquah senior, pitches two innings of hitless relief for Lakeside Recovery July 19 against the Twin City Titans, during the Senior American Legion Super Regional tournament. By Greg Farrar

The Lakeside Recovery Club’s baseball season hasn’t quite gone according to the original script envisioned by head coach Rob Reese. However, Lakeside is right where Reese wanted the team to be at this time of year — in the Senior American Legion state tournament.

Lakeside, 26-12-1, earned a trip to the state tournament when it grabbed the second berth July 19 in a Super Regional tournament at Newport High School with a 7-5 victory against Longview’s Red Lion.

The state tournament is July 25-29 at Tacoma’s Heidelberg Park, north of the Tacoma Rainiers’ Cheney Stadium. Lakeside plays Centralia at 7 p.m. in the first round.

The Super Regional featured three of the state’s strongest teams – the Twin City Titans, Longview Red Lion and Lakeside. All three finished among the top teams at last year’s state tournament.

“When I saw the bracket, I was really concerned,” Reese said. “We had the toughest bracket in the state.” Read more

City Council will consider spending $20,000 to study feasibility of human services campus

July 21, 2009

Before city officials take steps to establish a human services campus, they will consider spending up to $20,000 next month to partner with a Redmond social services center to plan for a similar facility in Issaquah. Read more

Public Meetings

July 21, 2009

July 22

Human Services Commission Read more

Poker tourney to help the Issaquah Valley Trolley

July 21, 2009

a&e-poker-poster-20090700 Poker pro Barry Greenstein is known as the Robin Hood of poker, because he donates all of his tournament winnings to charity.

Now’s your chance to be the Robin Hood of Issaquah. The Issaquah Trolley Committee is hosting a Braggin’ Rights Trolley Texas Hold ’Em Poker Tournament July 25 at the depot museum. The beneficiaries are the two trolleys acquired by the city.

Since the Issaquah Depot Museum’s restoration in 1994, city leaders have long sought to also restore the trolley line, linking historic downtown to Gilman Boulevard. Read more

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