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May 5, 2009

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Carald Jean Conway Cook

May 5, 2009

Carald Jean Conway Cook, of Kennewick, died April 29, 2009. She was 83. Read more

Issaquah ROTC steps in line at regionals

May 5, 2009

A  member of the Issaquah High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps color guard present the U.S. and Washington state flags at the ROTC Northwest Regional Championships held in Tacoma in April. Contributed

A member of the Issaquah High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps color guard present the U.S. and Washington state flags at the ROTC Northwest Regional Championships held in Tacoma in April. Contributed

Eagles high marks fall short of qualifying  for nationals

Following orders, walking in unison and presenting the country’s colors may sound like an easy task, but try it under the watchful eye of a U.S. Marine judge. 

“They’re really tough, but they’re the best,” said Alex Sinclair, a sophomore and chief officer for the color guard at Issaquah High School. 

Meet any member from the school’s Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps and you’ll know their competitions are more than just fun and games — it’s a matter of skill, unity, precision and a lot of fun.

“We’ve connected as a family unit,” said Dean Randall, a sophomore and platoon leader. “We learn together, we have fun together and we compete together. Those skills will enhance our lives.” Read more

The swine flu has been greatly exaggerated

May 5, 2009

Hall MonitorHall Monitor Larson Caldwell Skyline High School

Recently, the halls of Skyline High School have been filled with hand sanitizers, “Stay Healthy” flyers and the fear of the completely overrated disease of the swine flu. Although this illness seems dangerous, it is anything but an epidemic. Read more

Sports calendar

May 5, 2009

Adult Sports 

Issaquah Alps Trails Club Read more

Liberty wins first 3A/2A KingCo conference title

May 5, 2009

The Liberty High School baseball team clinched its first 3A/2A KingCo Conference title May 1 with a 6-2 victory against host Sammamish. Read more

‘Show Boat’ director makes main stage debut

May 5, 2009

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‘Show Boat’ Director Jerry Dixon is all smiles in from the balcony of VIllage Theatre, as the river boat set is constructed on the main stage last week. By David Hayes

First thing’s first — Jerry Dixon, director of Village Theatre’s “Show Boat,” is not currently, nor has ever been, the bass guitarist for 1990s hair metal band Warrant.

Dixon said the two have been mistaken enough times in correspondence that he had to put a disclaimer at the top of his Web page.

“We get each other’s e-mail all the time. I’ve even had to return some very large royalty checks to him,” Dixon said.

He said it’s funny until he has to clear up the mistaken identities with the Internal Revenue Service.

Besides appearances, the other obvious difference between the two is heavy metal Dixon has probably never been to Issaquah, while theater Dixon has. Read more

Liberty crushes Islanders 17-1

May 5, 2009

Jen Rucker, Liberty runner, slides safely into second base, extending a single into a double, during the fourth inning of the Patriots’ 17-1 win against Mercer Island.

Jen Rucker, Liberty runner, slides safely into second base, extending a single into a double, during the fourth inning of the Patriots’ 17-1 win against Mercer Island.

Liberty High School’s fastpitch softball team scored early and often to top Mercer Island 17-1 April 29. The Patriots scored six runs in the first inning and seven runs in the third to crush the Islanders in a mercy-rule shortened game. 

A mercy rule brings a sports event to an early end when one team has a large and presumably insurmountable lead over the other team. The KingCo League uses the 10-run, five inning standard, meaning if one team is ahead by 10 runs after five innings, the game is over.

Liberty scored in every inning on the way to an easy 3A/2A KingCo Conference victory. Read more

Eagles win 2-1 in seventh inning over Spartans

May 5, 2009

Brennan Miller, Issaquah senior outfielder, catches a fly ball in the second inning against Skyline. By Christopher Huber

Brennan Miller, Issaquah senior outfielder, catches a fly ball in the second inning against Skyline. By Christopher Huber

Issaquah High School right fielder Miles Perkins knew he had to make the catch. The game was still within grasp. But the Eagles had to get out of a jam.

Skyline led 1-0 in the top of the sixth. With two outs, runners at the corners and a 3-2 count, the Spartans’ Shawn Ellis ripped what looked like a blooper to shallow right. 

Perkins turned on his turbo switch and leaped, fully outstretched for the ball. 

He held it high for the umpire. Out. Side retired. Disaster averted.

“I definitely wanted the ball. I was just thinking about the team,” Perkins said. “I put the team on my shoulders and made the catch that needed to happen.” Read more

Lady Spartans win, Patriots break two school records

May 5, 2009

Jay Chakravarty, of Liberty High School (left), stretches across the finish line just behind a runner from Cedar Park Christian during the 200-meter sprint. By Christopher Huber

Jay Chakravarty, of Liberty High School (left), stretches across the finish line just behind a runner from Cedar Park Christian during the 200-meter sprint. By Christopher Huber

It only won one event, but the Skyline High School girls track team managed to pile up 52 points collectively May 2 to win the Lake Washington Invite at Eastlake High School. 

The lone victory, a 1:44.89 finish in the 4×200 relay, helped, but the Lady Spartans’ sheer depth won it for them. 

“One thing that has always impressed me with this group is when they get to a meet, they don’t get there just to improve upon an individual event, but when they show up to a meet, they want to win,” coach Dawn Geiser said after the meet. “You can’t teach that. They brought their A game.”

Junior Shealee O’Donnell wowed Skyline fans and coaches when she won the 4×200 relay as anchor.  

“I was in shock when she was, kind of got cut off and actually stopped and regained momentum,” Geiser said. “She just put it in another gear coming down the back stretch. I don’t really know where she found it.” Read more

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