Soap for Hope needs donations

November 16, 2010

AAA Washington and KOMO Newsradio are joining together for the third annual Soap for Hope, a campaign seeking donations of unused and unopened toiletry items for people in need.

The AAA Issaquah office will give its donations to the Eastside Domestic Violence Program. Donate at the office at 405 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Suite 102. Read more

Patriots return interception, beat Mount Si 20-17

November 16, 2010

Jay Chakravarty (left) and Brandon Ryberg, Liberty High School senior linebackers, tackle Mount Si High School senior running back Matt Bankston as the Wildcats’ desperation fourth-quarter pass on fourth-and-14 falls incomplete. By Greg Farrar

They were even in guts, effort and desire. They even had equally loud fans.

But the Liberty High School Patriots had Chandler Jenkins, the Mount Si Wildcats did not, and on Nov. 12, that made all the difference in the Class 3A state tournament game.

Jenkins returned an interception for a touchdown from the Wildcats’ 30-yard-line with 1:58 left in the fourth quarter, turning what was a three-point Mount Si deficit into a three-point Patriot lead and sealing a 20-17 win in Snoqualmie.

It was just the latest of Midas-touch plays by Jenkins, who scored twice for the Patriots.

“Chandler Jenkins is the best player I have ever coached, by far,” Liberty coach Steve Valach said after the game. “He finds a way to win.”

With the victory, Liberty meets another KingCo Conference foe in the quarterfinals. The Patriots play at defending state champion Bellevue at 7 p.m. Nov. 19. Bellevue defeated Liberty 23-20 Oct. 29 in a regular-season finale.

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Oregon woman claims online scam from Issaquah man

November 16, 2010

Issaquah resident Craig Osborne faces a lawsuit from a Eugene, Ore., woman after she said Osborne coerced her to take trips to Australia and Arizona after they met online.

Wika Woodrich sought $50,000 in a suit in Lane County Court last week. The suit stems from 2007, after she said she met Osborne online. Woodrich said Osborne described himself as single and childless, though he was married and had children. Read more

Skyline on pace to defend state soccer title

November 16, 2010

The Skyline High School Spartans moved a step closer to repeating as Class 4A state champions Nov. 13 when they defeated visiting Woodinville 2-0 in the quarterfinals of the state tournament.

Skyline (18-0) will meet Tahoma at 6 p.m. Nov. 19 in the semifinals at Harry Lang Stadium in Lakewood. Kentwood plays Skyview at 8 p.m. in the other semifinal.

“I really like the energy we brought,” said Skyline coach Don Braman, whose team also moved into the No. 1 spot in the national rankings last week. “We’ve been really focused on what we had something to say about. Tonight, that was Woodinville. For us, right now we’re creating our own history, one game at a time.”

The Spartans got the only goal they needed in the 11th minute. Junior Maddie Christ settled the ball on the far left side with space. The midfielder, who regularly triggers Skyline’s corner kicks, played a nifty cross high into the goal box.

Meighan Hawks was there and sent a looping header just over the outstretched hand of leaping Woodinville goalie Katrina Neir and into the right corner of the net for a 1-0 lead.

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Plan ahead for Issaquah Highlands lane closures

November 16, 2010

Prepare for lane closures through 3 p.m. Nov. 19 as crews continue construction on a planned Issaquah Highlands self-storage facility.

Expect two of the three lanes on Northeast High Street between Ninth Avenue Northeast and Highlands Drive Northeast near the Issaquah Highlands Park & Ride to be closed 24 hours a day until the afternoon of Nov. 19. Read more

City mulls subdivision proposal

November 16, 2010

The city Planning Department has received a request to subdivide a 1.94-acre lot along Mine Hill Road Southwest into three lots for single-family houses. Read more

Mayor highlights Heritage Trees

November 16, 2010

Mayor Ava Frisinger has designated a trio of landmark trees as Heritage Trees — a distinction meant to reflect the age, size, historic significance and ecological value of the plants.

The trees include the giant sequoia at Tibbetts Valley Park, the Empress Tree at Cornick Park and the Oregon white oak at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. Read more

King County Council endorses ‘green’ energy plan

November 16, 2010

King County leaders adopted a plan last week to cut the use of fossil fuels, and make county buildings and vehicles more energy efficient.

County Council members adopted a large-scale energy plan proposed by County Executive Dow Constantine. Read more

City Planning Department approves proposals for lots

November 16, 2010

The city planning department has approved a series of applicants to subdivide lots throughout Issaquah.

Planners OK’d a short plat application to subdivide a 1.75-acre vacant parcel into three lots. The site is zoned single family-suburban and requires a minimum area of 9,600 square feet for each lot. Read more

Veterans’ advocate recounts horrors, camaraderie of service in Vietnam

November 16, 2010

Jerry Pearson grew up in Issaquah, working at Pickering Farm and serving — in his joking manner — as the 1964 vice president of the Associated Student Body his senior year at Issaquah High School.

Many knew him as the class clown, the student who ran a stop sign and tried to hide his car from police behind a farm’s giant pile of manure in then-rural Issaquah.

After high school, the steps he took next eventually took him to Vietnam, changing his views of himself and of his world. Read more

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