Liberty High Schools girls race to another win

October 14, 2010

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 1:30 p.m. Oct. 14, 2010

The Liberty High School girls cross country team placed seven runners among the top 10 finishers Wednesday to gallop away to an easy victory in a 3A/2A KingCo Conference meet at Mercer Island’s Luther Burbank Park.

Amy Broska, of Liberty, finished first in the 3.1-mile race in 19 minutes, 16 seconds. Teammate Megan Chucka was a close third in 19:18. Allie Wood, Michaela Chucka and Rachel Shaw, all of Liberty, finished fifth, sixth and seventh respectively. Aimee Christenson was ninth and Megan Larson took 10th for the Patriots.

Liberty took first place with 22 points. Host Mercer Island was third with 43 points and Mount Si ended up third with 70 points.

The Liberty girls team was unbeaten against 3A KingCo teams this season. The Patriots only loss was to 2A Interlake.

Mercer Island won the boys meet. The Islanders finished with 24 points. Liberty was second with 38 points and Mount Si took third with 72 points. Tyler Westenbroek was Liberty’s top finisher, taking third in 15:49.

The Patriots enter the 3A/2A KingCo Championship meet Oct. 21 at Lake Sammamish State Park.

Skyline girls get easy victory

The Skyline High School girls cross country team easily took first place Wednesday in a four-team 4A KingCo Conference meet at Lincoln Park in West Seattle. The Spartans won with 23 points. Roosevelt was second with 52 points, Ballard took third with 91 and Garfield was last with 98 points.

Lucy Cheadle, of Roosevelt, finished first in the 5,000-meter race in 18 minutes, 31 seconds. Skyline grabbed the next three places. Haley Smith was second in 19:43. Sam Krahling was third in 20:05, just edging Jordan Branch, who also had a time of 20:05, at the wire. Christina Smith, of Skyline, took sixth and teammate Elise Pletcher was eighth.

In the boys meet, Garfield grabbed the 10th and 11th places to barely beat Skyline 37-39. Ballard was third with 69 points and Roosevelt ended up fourth with 83 points.

Skyline’s Kyle Branch finished first in 15:57. Teammate Keegan Symmes was third in 16:05.

Issaquah volleyball team tops Eastlake

The unbeaten Issaquah High School volleyball team overcame an upset-minded Eastlake squad Wednesday to win the 4A KingCo Conference match 3-1.

Eastlake entered the match at Issaquah having won just one league victory. However, the Wolves gave Issaquah a tough time in two of the games. Issaquah won the first game 25-15 but Eastlake took the second game 25-23. The Eagles held off Eastlake 28-26 in the third game and wrapped up the match by winning the fourth game 25-15.

Sarah Hanna led Issaquah with 28 kills, 18 digs and four aces. Sam Rogers contributed 13 kills and three blocks. Setter Riley Sorenson had 61 assists and 13 digs. Libero Alexa Batiquin had 20 digs. Issaquah went to 7-0 in league play and 10-0 for the season. The Eagles remained tie for first place in the league with Newport.

Sarah Pellicano had 12 kills and 21 digs for Eastlake, which is 1-6 in league and 2-8 for the season.

In other action, Skyline fell to host Inglemoor 3-0. Halle Erdahl had eight kills and three aces for Skyline.

Skyline netters beat Ballard

The Skyline High School boys tennis team swept all four singles matches en route to a 6-1 victory against Ballard on Wednesday in a 4A KingCo Conference match.

Aman Manji, of Skyline, won the No. 1 singles by defeating Ben Thomson 6-1, 6-3. Inchul You and Nick Ziats, of Skyline, captured the No. 1 doubles by beating Ian Griffith and Evan Lund 6-2, 6-3.

In 3A/2A KingCo action, Liberty lost to Lake Washington 4-2. However, the Patriots won the No. 1 singles and No. doubles matches. Thomas Lowes took the No. 1 singles with a 6-3, 6-0 victory against Arash Hakiz. Sho Kato and Ken Kato captured the No. 1 doubles with a 6-1, 7-5 win against Jordan Cox and Jake Nash.

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