Bellevue knocks off Liberty, again

November 23, 2010

Wolverines’ 35-0 drubbing ends Patriots’ season for a third year

Trey Wheeler, Liberty senior quarterback, kneels on the sideline watching as Bellevue scores a touchdown in the second quarter against the Patriots during their state 3A football quarterfinal game. By Greg Farrar

For the third year in a row, the Bellevue Wolverines knocked the Liberty Patriots out of the 3A state tournament, this time at Bellevue High School in the Nov. 19 quarterfinals with a 35-0 victory.

A year ago, Liberty’s season ended in the state title game. The Wolverines had fight from behind to win the game. This time Bellevue took control of the game right from the start.

Liberty’s offense was never able to find its stride, and the Patriots dug themselves a hole early, going three and out on the first drive of the game, then punting to the Wolverines, who quickly drove 50 yards to score and take a 7-0 lead.

Liberty senior quarterback Trey Wheeler threw an interception to Bellevue linebacker William Bissell on the second play of the next drive, and the Wolverines took advantage by driving 30 yards and scoring again, extending the lead to 14-0. Read more

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The Hot List

November 23, 2010

By Kim Bussing

Album: “Loud” By Rihanna

Rihanna jazzes up her fifth album by collaborating with artists such as Nicki Minaj and Shontelle. Already the album has popular singles — “What’s My Name? (featuring Drake)” and “Only Girl (In the World).” Fans can expect to hear more of Rihanna’s catchy choruses with “Loud”’s release.

– Book: “Decoded” by Jay-Z

From rapper Jay-Z comes a novel with an in-depth look into the meaning behind his vast repertoire of songs. Explore the culture, history and stories submerged in the lyrics and music of one of America’s most popular rappers.

-Movie: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”

The first segment of the highly anticipated conclusion of the “Harry Potter” series follows the adventures of Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint), and Hermione (Emma Watson) as they step outside the boundaries of Hogwarts to take on Lord Voldemort. With stunning special effects and a gripping storyline, “Deathly Hallows” is a must see.

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Event of the Month

November 23, 2010

Jingle Bell Bash

Dec. 4 at the WaMu Theater, Seattle — The popular concert that marks the true advent of winter festivities returns, featuring 3OH!3, the Maine, All Time Low, A Rocket to the Moon and many others, including a surprise guest. Ticket prices range from $45 to $300 and sell out fast. One dollar from each ticket sale goes to supporting the Seattle Children’s Radiothon. Visit Kiss 106.1 FM’s website for more information.

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Teen Talk

November 23, 2010

What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?

Kyle Kendrix

Eastside Catholic High School


— Kyle Hendrix, junior

Nalani Saito

“Every Thanksgiving, my family and I always fight for the wishbone. We do ‘rock, paper, scissors’ to narrow it down to two people and then the two crack the wishbone.”

— Nalani Saito, sophomore Read more

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Skyline leads with seven all-league soccer honorees

November 23, 2010

It was a season when players from all three Issaquah School District girls soccer teams earned top honors.

Skyline High School’s soccer team, which was ranked No. 1 in the nation for part of the year, dominated the 4A KingCo Conference all-league team. The Spartans, who finished third in the 4A state tournament, had seven first-team selections.

Issaquah, which ranked among the state’s top 4A teams throughout the regular season, had one all-leaguer. Liberty, which had its best season in many years, had one of the co-MVPs in the 3A/2A KingCo Conference.

Representing Skyline on the all-4A KingCo first team were goalkeeper Tina Vargas, forward Michelle Bretl, midfielders Maddie Christ and Madi Barney, and defenders Jackie Wilson, Dom Randle and Brittanee Randle. Read more

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Skyline rebounds from stunning defeat to take third at state

November 23, 2010

Jackie Wilson, Skyline junior defender, nudges a shot into the Skyview goal for the Spartans’ 2-1 win for third place in the state 4A soccer championship. By Greg Farrar

By many accounts, the Skyline High School girls soccer team had difficulty playing with passion for third place.

The defending 4A state champ Spartans had been ranked No. 1 in the country going into the state semifinal Nov. 19 but Tahoma pulled off a stunning 1-0 victory.

With hopes for a three-peat were dashed, Skyline still took its mid-day consolation game seriously enough to beat Skyview 2-1 Nov. 20 at Harry Lang Stadium in Lakewood.

“It was hard to come out with the passion we had all season,” senior forward Michelle Bretl said. “We wanted to play at 4.”

The Spartans hit the field running on the near-freezing afternoon. They scored within the first few minutes and controlled the tempo the entire first half. Read more

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Adamink create a ‘Sensation’ on jazz music scene

November 23, 2010

Adamink is comprised of Issaquah married couple Adam and Jennifer Seyler. Contributed

Since 2005, the independent, trans jazz, alternative indie pop band Adamink has been composing, writing and recording from their home studio in Issaquah.

The first album from the band — made up of husband and wife Adam and Jennifer Seyler — was released in October 2009. A new album is soon to come.

“Sensation” — a soulful, upbeat album mixed with electro jazz and interspersed with vocals — is available to purchase on iTunes. Read more

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Road crews clear streets as cold raises ice concerns

November 23, 2010

UPDATED — 9:45 p.m. Nov. 23, 2010

Issaquah and King County crews continue around-the-clock shifts to clear snow and ice from roads.

City crews had plowed and sanded all of the snow-priority routes by Tuesday night. Find the city snow priority map here.

Tuesday also marked the second full day of around-the-clock shifts for King County Road Services Divisions crews in unincorporated areas.

But road officials raised concerns about temperatures plummeting into the teens and below Tuesday night — and ice forming on roads anew.
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Issaquah Select wins Shootout

November 23, 2010

The Issaquah Select eighth-grade boys basketball team remained unbeaten on the season when it won the Wildcat Shootout last weekend.

Issaquah, 10-0, defeated Newport 47-42 in the championship game.

Ty Gibson, son of Issaquah High School girls varsity basketball coach Kathy Gibson, was named tournament MVP.

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Student blog tackles sports topics of the day

November 23, 2010

Michael Payant

Some people unwind at the end of the day by writing in a journal or diary. They might record what happened at school that day, their crush of the week or vacation plans for next month.

Michael Payant takes a different approach. He vents in an online sports blog, and discusses things like the National Football League pregame show on FOX, or the alarming post that proclaims “We are all Yankees.”

Payant, a junior at Liberty High School, created Sports Guy Shuffle, a site where he discusses issues facing the sports world today. Read more

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