Former Spartan helps Eastern win national title

January 11, 2011

By Staff

Tyler Washburn, a former Skyline High School football standout, started at middle linebacker for Eastern Washington University on Jan. 7 and helped the Eagles defeat Delaware 20-19 in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision title game in Frisco, Texas.

Washburn was one of the key defensive players in Eastern Washington’s run to the title. He scored a key touchdown on a fumble recovery Dec. 17 to help Eastern Washington defeat Villanova 41-31 in a semifinal at Cheney.

The former Spartan had 10 tackles Dec. 11, when the Eagles defeated North Dakota State 38-31 in overtime in the quarterfinals.

Senior tight end Jason Harris, and freshmen Jase Butorac and Evan Day are other former Spartans on the Eastern roster.

Issaquah wrestlers fall to Woodinville

The Issaquah High School wrestling team dominated most the of lower weights Jan. 5, but the Eagles lost the upper weights and fell to host Woodinville 42-36 in a 4A KingCo Conference match.

Charles Tilton (112), Jerdon Helgeson (130), Almen Thorpe (140), David White (145) and Cody Duke (152) had pins for Issaquah.

Patriots pummel Totems in wrestling

The Liberty High School wrestling team overwhelmed visiting Sammamish 60-9 Jan. 6 in a 3A/2A KingCo Conference match.

Neil Chakravarty (103), Michael Shawn (119), Nate Sjoholm (125), Hamilton Noel (152) and Noel Brandon (189) had pins for the Patriots.

Austin Sivret (112) and Jay Chakravarty (160) won their matches with major decisions.

Spartans take third at Liberty Invitational

The Skyline High School wrestling team edged host Liberty for third place Jan. 8 at the annual Liberty Invitational.

Inglemoor finished first with 219 points. Eastlake was second with 154 and followed by Skyline with 136 and Liberty with 135.5.

Liberty had two individual champions. Hamilton Noel won the 152-pound class with a 20-5 victory against Skyline’s Michael Mecham. Jay Chakravarty won the 160-pound class by defeating teammate Shane Small 7-0.

Liberty gymnasts take second

The Liberty High School gymnastics team finished second Jan. 6 in a three-team 3A/2A KingCo Conference meet at Mercer Island.

Mercer Island won the meet with 149.2 points. Liberty was second with 142.3 points and Bellevue took third with 131.15 points.

Liberty’s Tia Riley finished second in the all-around with a 31.2 score and teammate Hannah Bergam was third at 30.15. Riley and Mercer Island’s Tonayo Crow tied for first place on the uneven parallel bars with 7.4 scores.

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