August 3, 2010
Colin Curtis sent down
The New York Yankees, beefing up their lineup for the stretch run with veteran players, sent rookie outfielder Colin Curtis to Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre July 31.
The former Issaquah High School star, promoted to the American League club on June 21, had played in 22 games with the Yankees. He was hitting .256 with eight runs batted in. Curtis had three doubles and a home run. He hit his first major league home run July 21 against the Anaheim Angels.
The Yankees acquired first baseman Lance Berkman and outfielder Austin Kearns last weekend.
Curtis began the season at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre where he was hitting .280 before getting called up to the Yankees.Skyline grad honored
Former Skyline High School standout Zach Schrader, a defensive back for Sacramento State, was named to the Big Sky Conference preseason all-league football team.
Schrader transferred to Sacramento State last year from Western Washington University, which dropped its football program. Last fall, Schrader was named Big Sky Newcomer of the Year. He earned second-team all-league honors as a safety. Schrader led Sacramento State with 103 tackles. He also topped the team with 50 solo tackles.
Local runners finish first
Liberty High School cross country coach Michael Smith and Brendan Long, of Issaquah, each finished first in their age divisions July 31 at the Seafair Torchlight Runs.
Smith, who ran in the 8K race, finished first in the men’s 50-54 division. He completed the event in a time of 27 minutes, 13 seconds. Smith was 23rd overall.
Long, 14, competed in the 5K race and was first in the 20-and-under division. He finished the race in 17:22. Overall, Long was 20th.
Sammamish girl wins state title
Ashley Fitzgibbons, of Sammamish, finished first in the girls 8-11 division at last week’s Washington Junior Golf Association state tournament at the Everett Golf and Country Club.
Fitzgibbons had nine-hole rounds of 42 and 38 the first two days before shooting an 18-hole 86 on the final day.
Maddie Nelson, of Sammamish, was second at 171. Nelson led the tournament the first two days by shooting 40 and 38, respectively. She had a final day 93 to finish second.
Brian Mogg, of Sammamish, tied for third in the boys 14-15 division and Li Wang, also of Sammamish, tied for fifth. Mogg had a three-day total of 219 and Wang shot a 220.
Lakeside holds tryouts
The Lakeside Recovery Baseball Club holds tryouts for its three teams Aug. 7-8 at Newport High School.
Players from Issaquah, Skyline and Newport high schools are invited to take part in the tryouts for the 2011 teams. The tryouts begin Aug. 7. Incoming seniors try out from 8-10 a.m., juniors from 10 a.m. – noon and sophomores from noon – 2 p.m. The 14-year-old team has tryouts from 2-4 p.m.
The Aug. 8 schedule will be determined Aug. 7 based on the number of players who show up for the first round of tryouts.
For further information, call 641-9059. For information about the 14-year-olds, call 444-4747.