District 9 Little Leaguers post mixed results

July 14, 2009

Brendan Bayron, of Issaquah (right), eludes a rundown attempt by Redmond West infielders July 8 at Hartman Park. By Greg Farrar

Brendan Bayron, of Issaquah (right), eludes a rundown attempt by Redmond West infielders July 8 at Hartman Park. By Greg Farrar

The majority of local teams didn’t fare well in last week’s District 9 Little League tournaments, although some did post exciting victories.

In the Major Tournament at Bellevue’s Hidden Valley Park, Sammamish National stayed in the winners’ bracket with victories against Snoqualmie Valley and Bellevue Thunderbird.

Sammamish National edged Snoqualmie Valley 3-2 in the July 11 opening round. Winning pitcher Adam Nutt struck out 11 batters. Alec Baer had two hits, one a home run, and Nolan Benard had two hits for Sammamish National.

Sammamish National walloped Bellevue Thunderbird 13-1 July 12. Winning pitcher Billy Dimlow had seven strikeouts.

Sammamish National plays Kirkland National July 15 in the winners’ bracket quarterfinals at 6 p.m. Eastlake plays Mercer Island in the other game at 6 p.m. The winners meet July 18 at 9.am. in the semifinals.

Eastlake began the tournament with a 5-4 victory against Snoqualmie Valley North and downed Redmond West 11-2 July 12. Read more

Firefighters return for downtown fundraiser

July 14, 2009

City officials issued a special event permit to Eastside Fire & Rescue firefighters of Local 2878 for their annual Fill the Boot fundraising event July 17. Read more

Sports Calendar

July 14, 2009

Adult Sports
Issaquah Alps Trail Club
4July 18, 9 a.m., South Bellevue trails loop hike, 10 miles, 2,000 gain. Call 746-1070 … July 19, 9 a.m., Twin Falls, 5 miles, 700 gain. Call 837-1535.
Cascade Bicycle Club
4July 16, 6:30 p.m., Eastside Tour, 20-30 miles, from Marymoor Tennis Courts. Call 392-1347 …  July 17, 10 a.m., May Valley-Issaquah ride, 45-50 miles, from Bellevue’s Enatai Beach Park. Call 206-722-7664.
Running
4August 13, 8:30 a.m., Cougar Mountain Trails Run, 13 miles, at Sky Country trailhead. Register online at www.Active.com.
Golf tournament
4Aug. 8, 8:30 a.m., Eagles No. 3054 Golf Classic at Lake Wilderness Golf Course. Prizes awarded for long drive, closest to pin, holes in one, and putting. For further information, go to www.lakewildernessgc.com. For information on the Eagles Lodge, go to www.Foe3054.org.
Slowpitch softball
4Issaquah Parks begins Jack ‘n Jill and men’s 35-and-over leagues in August. Teams planning to participate in the leagues should call 837-3308 or e-mail Stephanies@ci.issaquah.wa.us.
Basketball
4Issaquah Parks has a variety of basketball programs for adults including the noontime hoops from noon to 2 p..m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Issaquah Community Center. The 40-and-over noon hoops are noon-2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Issaquah Community Center. There is an open gym Tuesday, 8-9 p.m.
Youth sports/activities
4Soapbox derby: July 18, 7:30 a.m., Issaquah Rotary Challenge Day Racing and adaptive cycling demos for disabled youth. Rotary Challenge Day racing patterned after Soapbox derby. Call 864-6171.
4Tennis Camp — July 20-23, 9 a.m. – noon, at Skyline High. The Issaquah Parks program is for beginners, advanced beginners and intermediate players, ages 11-14.
4Baseball — July 26, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.,  Issaquah Dragons U13 club holds tryouts for its 2010 Sandy Koufax team at Issaquah’s Veteran’s Memorial Baseball Field. There will additional tryouts Aug. 9 and Aug 16 at Tibbetts Park No. 2 in Issaquah. Call 206-409-5671 or 206-778-5882.
4Fencing — July 18-Aug. 8, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., épée classes for ages 8-and-up at Issaquah Middle School. Washington Fencing Association handles instruction. Students learn Olympic style of competitive fencing and other techniques. No experience required. For further information, contact Issaquah Parks at 837-3300.
4Pee Wee soccer and T-ball —Issaquah Parks has classes for 4-5 year-olds that teach fundamentals of soccer and T-ball at the Issaquah Community Center. The first session runs through Aug. 12, 4-4:45 p.m. each day. Call 837-3350.
Youth baseball
Senior American Legion
4July 18-1, Lakeside Recovery at Super Regional (Newport High).
Junior American Legion
4July 15, Lakeside-Issaquah and Lakeside-Skyline at district tournament.

Adult Sports

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Skyline grad creating a blog a day for a year

July 14, 2009

Dru Johnston

Dru Johnston

At times, Dru Johnston talks like he’s not sure what he has got himself into. The 2003 Skyline High School graduate-turned New York City resident works a day job just like everyone else — he’s the marketing manager at Twistage.

The Whitman College theater graduate also works on the side as an improv actor, doing comedy shows around the city with A New Deal Comedy.

That’s what he loves to do. Read more

Community invited for some chocolate, wine and jazz

July 14, 2009

The Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce invites the general public to the 21st annual Chocolate, Wine & All That Jazz from 5:30-8 p.m. July 23 at Boehm’s Candies, 255 N.E. Gilman Blvd.
Sample local fare and fresh chocolates while sipping Washington wines and ales from a dozen Issaquah restaurants, wineries and wine shops. After tasting the samples, enjoy local jazz, private tours of the chocolate factory and a chance to win prizes.
Tickets are $30 per person. Tickets are only sold in advance. Limited tickets are available and are selling quickly. Participants must be at least 21. For tickets or to learn more, go to at www.issaquahchamber.com, call 392-7024 or drop by the office at 155 N.W. Gilman Blvd.

The Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce invites the general public to the 21st annual Chocolate, Wine & All That Jazz from 5:30-8 p.m. July 23 at Boehm’s Candies, 255 N.E. Gilman Blvd. Read more

Fundraiser planned for Cory Mackay

July 14, 2009

“May 7, after completing his last final at WSU, Cory was driving home to Redmond when he nodded off and rolled his truck outside of Ritzville,” begins the story of Eastlake High School graduate and former athletic star Cory Mackay’s accident on his CaringBridge Web site. Read more

Lakeside goes 3-2 as host of tourney

July 14, 2009

Lakeside Recovery’s Senior American Legion baseball team, after posting a 3-2 record as host of the Brandy Pugh Memorial Tournament, now prepares for the Super Regional July 18-19 at Newport High School.
Lakeside, 24-11, is shooting for a berth in the state tournament.
Red Lion, of Longview, knocked Lakeside out of the July 13 Brandy Pugh championship round with an 11-7 victory July 12 at Bellevue’s Bannerwood Park.
Red Lion scored six runs in the top of the fourth inning to break a 3-3 tie. Sean Penberthy, of Skyline High School, was Lakeside’s main offensive standout, going 2-for-3 with a home run and driving in two runs. Red Lion advanced to the title round and was to play either Taylor Baseball or Chaffey for the title.
Lakeside opened the tournament July 8 with a 9-1 win against rival Bellevue Honda. Winning pitcher Cole Hering, of Newport, struck out eight and held Honda to three hits. Ryan Somers, a Skyline graduate, had two hits and drove in two runs for Lakeside.
On July 9, Lakeside suffered its first loss of the tournament, falling to the Twin City Titans 8-3.
But Lakeside bounced back from the defeat with two victories. Lakeside, scoring 10 runs in the first inning, walloped the Vancouver Cardinals 16-5 July 10. Somers had two hits and winning pitcher Jared Fisher, of Newport, struck out eight batters.
On July 10, Lakeside scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and held on to edge the Kennewick Bandits 4-3. Hering had two hits and Trace Tam Sing, of Newport, drove in two runs for Lakeside. Peyton Harrod, of Skyline, was the winning pitcher. Spencer Rogers, of Issaquah, pitched the seventh inning and picked up the save.
Prior to the tournament, Lakeside whipped the Garfield Mariners 15-0 July 6. Pitchers Jared Lemke, of Skyline; Matt Houser, of Issaquah; and Cole Wipers, of Newport; combined two for a two-hitter. Mario Sanelli, an Issaquah graduate, had three hits and drove in three runs for Lakeside. Shawn Ellis, of Skyline, Somers and Tam Sing each had three hits.
15s victorious
The Lakeside Recovery 15-year-old legion team downed Mount Spokane 5-1 July 8.
Connor Gilchrist, Connor Reinertsen and Jimmy Sinatro each had two hits for Lakeside and Jake Bakamus drove in two runs. Winning pitcher Andrew Kemmerer had five strikeouts.

Lakeside Recovery’s Senior American Legion baseball team, after posting a 3-2 record as host of the Brandy Pugh Memorial Tournament, now prepares for the Super Regional July 18-19 at Newport High School. Read more

Gregory Andrew Bissell

July 14, 2009

Gregory Bissell

Gregory Bissell

Gregory Andrew Bissell, of Snoqualmie, died Monday, June 29, 2009, at the Snoqualmie Hospital. He was 50. Read more

Issaquah, agencies and developers share award

July 14, 2009

Issaquah officials and several partner organizations received a Governor’s Smart Communities Award. Officials were honored for efforts to encourage transit-oriented development near the Issaquah Highlands Park & Ride. Read more

Maxine Elizabeth Knowles

July 14, 2009

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Maxine Knowles

Maxine Elizabeth Knowles, of Sammamish, died peacefully July 5, 2009. She was 79. Read more

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