John Clyde Porche

February 2, 2009

John Clyde Porche

John Clyde Porche

John C. Porche, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009, at home in Sammamish. He was 59. Read more

Ina Doris Luse

February 2, 2009

Ina Doris Luse

Ina Doris Luse

 
Ina Doris Luse, of Renton and formerly of Issaquah, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, in her home. She was 97. Read more

Karen C. Janes

February 2, 2009

Karen C. Janes, a 40-year resident of Issaquah, died Jan 28, 2009. She died much too early, at age 51, after battling cancer for more than two years. Read more

Jenelle ‘Nellie’ (Cox) Bales

February 2, 2009

Jenelle “Nellie” (Cox) Bales, of Sammamish, died peacefully Jan. 24, 2009, at Swedish Hospital in Seattle. She was 81.

Jenelle Bales

Jenelle Bales

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Arts Calendar

February 2, 2009

FEBRUARY

4th

Village Theatre presents Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” through March 1 at the Frances J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N. Tickets are $22-$58. Call 392-2202 or go to www.villagetheatre.org. Read more

ArtEAST puts 30 pieces of art on auction block

February 2, 2009

Contributed

‘Complicated Woman’by Miska and Judie Hansen. Contributed

While ArtWalk is still months away, you don’t have to wait for warmer weather to enjoy local art.

ArtEAST, Issaquah’s nonprofit artist organization, is hosting a unique online auction for 30 pieces of art donated by local artists, like Jonathan Harvey, June Sekiguchi and Miska.

Sekiguchi donated a light installation piece, called “Squak Mountain,” to the auction. The piece is one of seven such installations she created; it was on display in the windows of Macy’s in downtown Seattle this past summer.

The seven pieces depict a chapter in her life, Sekiguchi said, and “Squak Mountain” depicts her 14 years in Issaquah. Read more

Sammamish Symphony presents ‘Russian Favorites’

February 2, 2009

The newest show by the Sammamish Symphony, “Russian Favorites,” will feature songs everyone knows, according to Conductor R. Joseph Scott. Read more

Lady Spartan has a knack for beating the boys

February 2, 2009

Skyline junior Alexis Wilcher (top) wrestles an opponent at the Lady Wolfpack Invite Jan. 31 at Henry M. Jackson High School in Mill Creek. She placed first at the all-female tournament in the 140-pound weight class. By Dave Judlicka

Skyline junior Alexis Wilcher (top) wrestles an opponent at the Lady Wolfpack Invite Jan. 31 at Henry M. Jackson High School in Mill Creek. She placed first at the all-female tournament in the 140-pound weight class. By Dave Judlicka

Skyline High School junior Alexis Wilcher has a knack for pinning boys. By any other measure, she’s your typical teenage girl. She enjoys riding horses and hanging out with friends, and at 5 foot 4, she certainly isn’t the tallest. 

But every winter since seventh grade, Wilcher has donned a spandex singlet and headgear, stepped onto the wrestling mat and pitted her skills against what usually turns out to be members of the opposite sex.

“I hear it all the time that wrestling a girl is awkward for guys,” she said. “But when you step out on the mat, gender goes out the window. It’s just another meet.” Read more

Eagles slip from Patriots grasp

February 2, 2009

Dalton Baunsgard, of Issaquah, is close to having his second-period pin against Liberty's Alex Velasquez during their 112-pound wrestling bout.By Greg Farrar.

Dalton Baunsgard, of Issaquah, is close to having his second-period pin against Liberty's Alex Velasquez during their 112-pound wrestling bout.By Greg Farrar.

Liberty came so close.

Sophomore Jay Chakravarty pinned Issaquah’s Michael Johnson in the third period of the 152-pound match to take the lead 34-33. 

“It’s a lot of pressure going into it,” Chakravarty said after the meet. “I’ve wrestled the guy before. I knew I could beat him, but there was still a lot of pressure.”

And despite his win, it came down to the final bout between the Patriots and the Issaquah Eagles Jan. 29, but Liberty had to forfeit the match, giving up six points and the win. 

Issaquah handed Liberty its first dual-meet loss of the season 39-34 in a double-dual match at Mount Si High School. 

“We were hoping to catch Issaquah this year,” said Liberty coach Manny Brown. “We’ll get ‘em next time. Read more

Garfield uses second-half flurry to down Issaquah

February 2, 2009

Max Kolden (35), Issaquah senior forward, lays up two points in the third quarter as Garfield sophomore guard Tony Wroten Jr. (4) defends at Pat Hatmaker Gymnasium. By Greg Farrar.

Max Kolden (35), Issaquah senior forward, lays up two points in the third quarter as Garfield sophomore guard Tony Wroten Jr. (4) defends at Pat Hatmaker Gymnasium. By Greg Farrar.

Judging by the way the Issaquah boys basketball team handled the first half against Garfield Jan. 30, they should have won. 

In front of a capacity crowd at Issaquah High School, the Eagles came out with more energy and composure than ever against the KingCo Crest Division-leading Bulldogs. Senior forward Robby Primrose scored like there was no tomorrow and helped Issaquah to a 21-10 first-quarter lead and an eight-point lead at the half.

But something changed in the young Garfield team during the break. They came out and pressed hard in the second half to beat Issaquah 68-62. Read more

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