Arts calendar

January 19, 2009

JANUARY

21st

ArtEAST presents “The Burning Man Collecting Works Benefit,” a showcase of art born of the harsh Black Rock Desert and its inspired inhabitants, through Jan. 31 at Up Front [art] gallery, 48 Front St. N. Call 996-8553. Read more

An Earnest return to stage

January 19, 2009

Issaquah native Jen Taylor (right) stars as Gwendolen Fairfax, seeking love with Paul Morgan Stetler, as John ‘Jack’ Worthing, in Village Theatre’s production of ‘The Importance of Being Earnest.’ By John Pai

Issaquah native Jen Taylor (right) stars as Gwendolen Fairfax, seeking love with Paul Morgan Stetler, as John ‘Jack’ Worthing, in Village Theatre’s production of ‘The Importance of Being Earnest.’ By John Pai

Issaquah native Jen Taylor has taken quite the circuitous route in her return to the stage at Village Theatre. In fact, the path to the starring role as Gwendolen Fairfax in the theater’s production of “The Importance of Being Earnest” took Taylor literally around the world and even into the digital realm. 

 After four years of starring roles at Issaquah High School’s theater program and in Village Theatre’s burgeoning KIDSTAGE program, Taylor set off for college in 1991 to hone her craft. But after graduating from Northwestern University where she studied theater, a funny thing happened. Read more

Eagle Olivia Goree leads Issaquah to win at gymnastics tri-meet

January 19, 2009

Olivia Goree, of Issaquah, works on her uneven bar routine for a 8.8 score and a win on the apparatus Jan. 15. By Greg Farrar

Olivia Goree, of Issaquah, works on her uneven bar routine for a 8.8 score and a win on the apparatus Jan. 15. By Greg Farrar

Thanks to a jumbled season, gymnastics coaches in the KingCo Crest League may have still been wondering exactly what to expect of Issaquah High School.

On Jan. 15, they received their answer.

Led by a phenomenal night from Olivia Goree, the Eagles toppled league foes Newport and Mount Si at a meet in Newport.
Issaquah won with 171.75 points, followed by Newport’s 167.5 and Mount Si’s 159.5.

The win was proof that the Eagles, who missed three weeks of competition due to weather complications at one point this season, may have a stranglehold on their division.

“Newport is our biggest rivalry, so it’s good to see us go out and perform well,” Issaquah head coach Ryan Fleisher said. “We’ve had a strange season, but the girls are doing great.”

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Both Eagles basketball squads down Spartans

January 19, 2009

Issaquah boys win 58-40 in front of capacity crowd

Robby Primrose, Issaquah senior forward (left), draws a foul as he drives past Skyline junior guard Austin Weige during their Jan. 16 basketball game. By Christopher Huber.

Robby Primrose, Issaquah senior forward (left), draws a foul as he drives past Skyline junior guard Austin Weige during their Jan. 16 basketball game. By Christopher Huber.

If the Issaquah High School gym were a tad bigger, the Jan. 16 league basketball match-up between the Eagles and district rival Skyline Spartans would have looked more like the historic state football title game in the Tacoma Dome last month. 

 Capacity limits aside, everyone with an interest in the heated rivalry showed up to see Issaquah beat Skyline 58-40. Read more

Island girls thump Patriots 65-58

January 19, 2009

Corinna VanHurston, Liberty senior forward, ducks around Mercer Island junior forward Katherine DaPron for two points in the second quarter of their Jan. 16 basketball game. Photo by Greg Farrar. Corinna VanHurston, Liberty senior forward, ducks around Mercer Island junior forward Katherine DaPron for two points in the second quarter of their Jan. 16 basketball game. Photo by Greg Farrar.

 
Jae Shin scored 15 of her game-high 17 points in the third quarter to lead Mercer Island High School to a 65-58 victory at home against Liberty Jan. 16.

Shin, scored the Islanders’ first 15 points coming out of halftime on five 3-pointers. The Islanders (9-4, 4-1 in KingCo 3A/) made 10 3-pointers from five different players for their sixth consecutive win against the Patriots (9-3, 3-2).

“I thought Mercer Island played a really good game,” said Liberty coach Randy Leifer. “They hit their threes and I thought our girls flat out played hard. I’m real proud of the way they played.” Read more

Liberty boys fall to Mercer Island 58-38

January 19, 2009

Turner Chatterton, Liberty senior point guard, sends Peter Zajac, of Mercer Island, sprawling and Jonathan Poli defending, as he looks for the hoop Jan. 16. Photo by Greg Farrar.

Turner Chatterton, Liberty senior point guard, sends Peter Zajac, of Mercer Island, sprawling and Jonathan Poli defending, as he looks for the hoop Jan. 16. Photo by Greg Farrar.

Mercer Island’s Robbie Taylor scored 15 points in leading the Islanders to a 58-38 home victory against the Liberty High School Patriots Jan. 16.

 Mercer Island scored 20 points to Liberty’s 9 in the third quarter to put the game away after the Islanders led at halftime 28-16.

Liberty is 3-9 overall and 0-5 in KingCo league action. With the win, Mercer Island moves to 8-5, 4-1. Read more

Sports Calendar

January 19, 2009

Adult Sports 

Issaquah Alps Trail Club

-Jan. 24, 9 a.m. Cougar Mountain double loop around Wilderness Peak to Longview Peak, 7 miles. Call 292-9115. Read more

Skyline’s Amy Bearman wins all-around competition

January 19, 2009

Even on what she considers a mediocre day, Skyline High School gymnast Amy Bearman wins the all-around competition. Read more

Metal shop mixes new technology with traditional tools

January 19, 2009

Beaver Lake Middle School industrial technology teacher Patrick Ford (left) helps seventh-graders Joey Nakao (center) and Jamie Thorgalsen set a car frame into the metal bender. Photo by Christopher Huber.

Beaver Lake Middle School industrial technology teacher Patrick Ford (left) helps seventh-graders Joey Nakao (center) and Jamie Thorgalsen set a car frame into the metal bender. Photo by Christopher Huber.

As students walk into Patrick Ford’s classroom, they plop their backpacks down on tall, maple drafting desks. 

They pull up their metal stools and wait for class to begin as Buddy, Ford’s pet bulldog and the school’s official mascot, paces the sides of the room. Read more

Randy Dorn sworn in as state superintendent

January 19, 2009

Randy Dorn was sworn in as the state’s 15th superintendent of public instruction Jan. 14.

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