Eagles swim past Ballard

January 25, 2011

By Staff

Brian Ruggles won two events in state-qualifying times and anchored a winning relay that had a state-qualifying time Jan. 20 as the Issaquah High School boys swimming team trounced Ballard 123-57 in a 4A KingCo Conference meet.

Ruggles won the 50 freestyle in 22.66 seconds. He captured the 100 freestyle in 49.55 to beat out teammate Willy Matsuda, who was second in a state-qualifying time of 50.23.

Both Ruggles and Matsuda were on Issaquah’s winning 200 freestyle relay team, which took first place in a time of 1:32.81. Gentry Gevers and Skyler Kersten were other members of the relay team.

Ruggles also anchored the Eagles’ winning 400 freestyle relay team. Matsuda, Spencer McCulloh and Austin Melody were also on the relay team.

Kersten had two first places. He won the 200 freestyle in a district-qualifying time of 2:01.10 and captured the 500 freestyle in 5:42.57. He was the lead-off swimmer on Issaquah’s winning 200 medley relay team. Melody, Ben Halter and McCulloh rounded out the relay team.

Melody won the 200 individual medley in a district-qualifying time of 2:14.38. Gevers had a district-qualifying time of 1:00.03 in winning the 100 backstroke. Adam Florsheim captured the 100 breaststroke in a district-qualifying time of 1:08.54.

Issaquah hosts Skyline and Liberty in the ISD Relays Jan. 27 at the Julius Boehm Pool.

Issaquah wrestlers down Eastlake

The Issaquah High School wrestling team overwhelmed short-handed Eastlake 49-22 Jan. 22 in a 4A KingCo Conference match.

Eastlake, the host team, forfeited five matches, including all of the upper weights (171-285).

Issaquah, 5-2 in dual meets this season, got a pin from David White in the 152-pound class. Max Tickman also posted a major decision (13-0) to win the 112-pound match.

In one of the key matches, Jerdon Helgeson defeated Eastlake’s Max Benjamin, 12-8 in a battle of 130-pounders. Issaquah’s Joseph Tonnemaker topped Cole Neves, 11-7, in a match involving two of the league’s better 145-pounders.

Eagles second in gymnastics meet

Issaquah High School senior Olivia Goree took all-around honors Jan. 22, but the Issaquah High gymnastics team still ended up second in a four-team meet at Ballard.

Issaquah finished with 163.85 points while Ballard took first with 167.95 points. Inglemoor was third with 158 points and Redmond fourth with 152.2.

Goree scored 36.6 to win the all-around. She also placed first on the balance beam with a 9.55. Goree was second in the floor exercise (9.65) and second in the uneven parallel bars (8.4). Teammate AJ Bowers was second on the vault (9.25).

Skyline wrestlers top Woodinville

The Skyline High School wrestling team had five pins Jan. 18 as the Spartans defeated Woodinville 42-36 in a 4A KingCo Conference match.

Toby Brown (130), Chris Caldwell (135), Tyler White (140), Jordan McCaslin (152) and Michael Mecham (160) had pins for Skyline.

Spartans earn all-state soccer honors

Three members of the Skyline High School girls soccer team were voted to the Washington State Coaches all-state Class 4A first team.

Forward Michelle Bretl, midfielder Maddie Christ and goalkeeper Tina Vargas were on the first team.

Three other Spartans were honored. Midfielder Madi Barney was voted to the second team. Defenders Jackie Wilson and Dom Randle earned honorable mention.

Forward Jaclyn Softli, of Eastlake, also received first-team honors.

Forward Kimi Fry, of Liberty, was named to the Class 3A first team. Cassidy Nangle, of Liberty, made the second team.

The all-state teams were based on voting by state high school soccer coaches.

Eighth-grade girls win twice

The Issaquah eighth-grade girls select team posted two Puget Sound Traveling League victories last week. Issaquah defeated Redmond 41-32 Jan. 22 and cruised by Mount Si 55-17 Jan. 23.

In the victory against Redmond, Maggie Ciszewski had 15 points and 12 rebounds to lead Issaquah. Annie Hoffman contributed 12 points and six steals.

Against Mount Si, Hoffman had 20 points and four steals. Sophie Foreman added 11 points and five steals, and Ciszewski had 11 points and eight rebounds.

Eighth-grade boys take two

The Issaquah eighth-grade boys select team won a pair of Eastside Traveling League games last week.

Stetson Kalilikane had 13 points and Chase Perkins 12 as Issaquah defeated Eastside Catholic 51-36. Sam Brakken had 28 points as Issaquah topped Inglemoor 58-53.

Issaquah improved its league record to 10-0 and season ledger to 23-2.

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