Lakeside takes doubleheader from Bellevue Legion

June 22, 2010

By Staff

The Lakeside Recovery Senior American Legion baseball team capped a busy week June 19, when it swept a doubleheader from the Bellevue Legion team at Bannerwood Park.

Lakeside won the opener 3-1 and captured the second game 6-2.

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In the opener, Spencer Rogers, of Issaquah, ripped a two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning as Lakeside came from behind to win the game.

Conner Lawhead, of Skyline, was the winning pitcher in the first game. He scattered seven hits in pitching a complete game. Lawhead boosted his season record to 2-0.

In the second game, Lakeside scored five times in the fourth inning to beat Bellevue Legion. Rogers, the starting pitcher, worked the first four innings and picked up his second victory. Adrian Sampson, of Skyline, pitched the fifth and sixth innings for Lakeside. Jarod Fisher, of Newport, relieved Sampson in the seventh to finish the game for Lakeside.

Brandon Mahovlich, of Issaquah, had two hits for Lakeside. Reid Dilley, of Newport, had a two-run triple in the fourth inning.

The two victories raised Lakeside’s record to 7-8. The club travels to San Diego, Calif., this week for the Best of the West Tournament.

Lakeside split a doubleheader June 18 with Honda of Bellevue. Honda won the first game 3-2, but Lakeside took the second game 10-7.

In the opener, Honda scored three times in the top of the fourth inning to overcome a two-run Lakeside lead. Victor King, a Newport High graduate, singled in both Lakeside runs in the third inning.

Honda pitcher Nori Shimizu held Lakeside to three hits in the first game. King had two of the hits. Mike Paulson, of Issaquah, had the other hit.In the second game, Rogers had three hits and drove in three runs for Lakeside. Rogers had a two-run single in the fifth inning, when Lakeside exploded for six runs to overcome a four-run deficit.

King had two hits and two RBIs, and Skyline’s Mike Smith had two hits for Lakeside.

Ethan Kalin, of Issaquah, was the winning pitcher. He struck out four batters in three scoreless innings of relief.

Lakeside snapped a six-game losing streak June 14, when it swept a doubleheader from Garfield. Lakeside won the opener 6-0 and took the nightcap 11-1.

In the second game, Rogers struck out nine batters in five innings to pick up his first victory of the season. Paulson and Smith each had two hits.

Patriot named all-league

Senior Troy Colyer, of Liberty High School, capped an outstanding career when he was named to the 3A/2A All-KingCo Conference all-league first team.

Colyer was the only Patriot on the first team.

Four Liberty players were selected to the second team. Senior John McLeod was picked as a pitcher and first baseman. Other Patriots picked were pitcher Connor Sjolander, catcher Cameron Talley and outfielder Mitch Askins.

Liberty players earning honorable mention were Ryan Maio, Dan Eck, Peter Wiggum, Nick Nart and Ian Davies.

Issaquah runner finishes third

Chris Harig, of Issaquah, finished third June 19th in the Fall City Fun Run 10K race.

Harig ran the course in 32 minutes, 38 seconds. Chris Tolnen, also of Issaquah, was sixth in 34:15.

Former Issaquah pitcher honored

Former Issaquah High School pitcher Matt Wickswat is off to a good start for the Kannapolis Intimidators, a Class A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox in North Carolina.

Wickswat was selected as the South Atlantic League’s pitcher of the week for May 3-9, when he picked up two wins and allowed no earned runs. The Intimidators’ booster club selected Wickswat as the club’s pitcher of the month for May when he recorded four victories with 26 strikeouts in 27 innings.

He ended the first half of the season as the team leader in strikeouts with 59 in 66 innings.

Rowers place at nationals

Issaquah High School students Ellie Place and Margaret Misner, members of the Sammamish Rowing Association, were members of the women’s youth eight shell that finished sixth earlier this month at the Youth National Championships in Cincinnati.

Other members of the women’s youth eight boat were Simone Oberholzer and Paulina Alvarado, of Bellevue; Noor Mosch, of Interlake; Katie Woodman, of Redmond; Corinne Gould, of Cedarcrest; Sasha Tilles, of Overlake; and Erin Antono, of the International Community School. The crew finished in 6 minutes, 44.10 seconds.

Madison Dutro, of Issaquah, was on the women’s youth lightweight eight that finished seventh. Maggie Yuse, of Eastlake, was also on the lightweight eight.

Blake Knuth and Jack Elder, of Skyline, were on the men’s youth lightweight eight that finished 14th. Jonathan Carrigan, of Eastlake, was also on the lightweight eight.

The Sammamish Rowing Association’s men’s youth quad and women’s youth quad each finished third.

Golf tournament set for July 26

The Friends of Youth annual Tee Off Fore Kids tournament is July 26 at the Plateau Club.

The event begins at 10 a.m. with a shotgun start. Golfers have a chance to play in pitching and putting contests in addition to playing 18 holes. There will be contests for longest drive, straightest drive, closest to the pin and the return of a pink ball.

Following the tournament there is a dinner auction. E-mail

Lacrosse club hosts throw-arounds

The Issaquah School District women’s lacrosse club will be hosting throw-arounds on Wednesday nights for returning players or girls new to lacrosse.

The event is open to girls entering grades nine through 12 at Liberty, Issaquah or Skyline and who are interested in playing lacrosse next season. Throw-arounds run 5-7 p.m. and start June 23 at the Central Park fields in the Issaquah Highlands.

E-mail Lauren Mincin at

Issaquah grad earns all-conference honor

Former Issaquah High School baseball player Ryan Aratani earned All-Northwest Conference honors this spring for Pacific Lutheran University. Aratani hit .402 and drove in 24 runs.

Spartan club takes second

The Spartan Baseball Club, a local select baseball organization for players from 8-13, had its 10-and-under Green team take second at the King County Umpires June Opener Tournament.

The Spartan Green team lost its opening game, but bounced back to win four straight to reach the championship game. West Linn, of Oregon, defeated the Spartan Green 10-7 in the title contest.

Players receive scholarships

Jayce Nelson, of Skyline High School, and Spencer Rogers, of Issaquah High School, are the 2010 recipients of the Brock O’Connor Memorial College Scholarship.

The Brock O’Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in July 2000, after O’Connor passed away at his summer job in an accident at age 19. He was a 1999 Issaquah graduate and had played varsity baseball for the Eagles and other select local teams. O’Connor had an undying love for the game and was a gifted athlete, leader and motivator of youth.

In his honor, a scholarship fund was established to assist youths who have made a commitment to play baseball at the college level and have demonstrated similar attributes that O’Connor exhibited.

Nelson, a pitcher, will play for Bellevue College next season. Rogers, an outfielder, will play for the University of Washington.

Local driver places 15th

Sammamish resident Tayler Malsam finished 15th June 19 in the Bucyrus 200 in the NASCAR Nationwide series race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.

“Our goal was to come here, stay on the track and finish top 15,” said Shannon Rursch, Braun Racing crew chief for Malsam’s No. 10 Toyota. “We met all those goals.”

Malsam, driving the No. 10 Iron Horse Jeans Toyota, started 28th, but fought through tight conditions throughout the day to move forward in the 50-lap race.

Issaquah alumni run July 17

The second annual Issaquah High School alumni mile is 7 p.m. July 17 at the high school track.

The event gathers track and cross country runners who once competed for Issaquah.

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Skyline holds wrestling camp

Skyline High School’s wrestling program will hold a commuter wrestling camp June 27-30. Sammie Henson, a silver Olympic medalist and assistant head coach at the University of Oklahoma, is the head clinician.

The camp is open to boys and girls, grades 6-12. Call Skyline coach Gus Kiss at 445-1389.

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