February 1, 2011
Skyline moves into first place
The Skyline High School boys basketball team won two games last week and moved into first place in the 4A KingCo Conference Crest Division standings.
Skyline battled back from an early deficit Jan. 25 and defeated host Redmond, 49-42. Skyline knocked Redmond out of first place.
Skyline’s Kasen Williams scored a game-high 16 points. Max Browne, Lucas Shannon and Teran Togia each had 10 points for the Spartans.
The Spartans followed up the victory against Redmond by beating Newport, 59-44, Jan. 28. Williams had 21 points and Shannon added 16 points. Togia tossed in 11 points.
In a showdown of division leaders Jan. 29, Skyline lost to host Garfield, 69-57. After a close first half, Garfield, the Crown Division leader, pulled away in the third quarter. Shannon paced Skyline with 18 points. Williams had 13 points and Jonah Eastern had 10.
Skyline, which began this week with an 8-4 league record, was to finish the regular season at home at 8 p.m. Feb. 4 against Eastlake.
In other 4A action last week, Issaquah High School lost two tough contests. The Eagles fell to host Eastlake, 76-70, Jan. 28 despite 31 points by Nick Price. Steven Rael and Fletcher Martin added 10 points for the Eagles. On Jan. 29, Issaquah lost to host Bothell, 77-73, in two overtimes. Price led the Eagles with 27 points. Martin had 16 points and Nik Landdeck 10 points.
Liberty boys top Interlake
Liberty pulled away in the final quarter Jan. 28 to defeat visiting Interlake, 44-41, in a 3A/2A KingCo Conference contest.
Zach Good paced the Patriots with 11 points.
The Patriots lost to host Mercer Island, 68-42, Jan. 25. Chandler Jenkins topped Liberty with 11 points.
Liberty enters the 3A KingCo tournament Feb. 5.
Liberty girls split pair
The Liberty High School girls basketball team split a pair of 3A/2A KingCo Conference games last week.
Liberty lost to visiting Mercer Island, 60-55, Jan. 26. Aspen Winegar led the Patriots with 17 points.
The Patriots bounced back Jan. 28 to defeat visiting Interlake, 61-29. Sierra Carlson led the Patriots with 12 points.
Liberty, 8-4, is third in the league standings. The Patriots enter the league tournament Feb. 5.
Issaquah wrestlers pound Newport
The Issaquah High School wrestling team recorded seven pins Jan. 25 as the Eagles overwhelmed Newport, 64-15.
Jerdon Helgeson (130), Almen Thorpe (135), David White (145), Cody Duke (152), Daniel Fine (189), Matt Solusod (215) and Jonathan Norris (285) had pins for Issaquah. Andrew Ramirez (160) also recorded a major decision to win his match.
The Eagles are 6-2 in dual matches this season.
Skyline also wrestled Newport Jan. 25 and posted a 56-15 victory. Jerred Kiss (125), Collin Ehret (130), Christian Caldwell (145), Jordan McCaslin (152) and Sean McAlhaney (189) had pins for Skyline. Joseph DeMatteo (103) and Ian Crouch (160) had major decisions for the Spartans.
Issaquah and Skyline enter the 4A KingCo Tournament Feb. 4-5 at Juanita. The 3A KingCo Tournament is Feb. 4-5 at Liberty.
Issaquah swimmers tune up for league meet
The Issaquah High School boys swimming team defeated Woodinville and Inglemoor Jan. 25 in a 4A KingCo Conference meet. The Eagles beat Woodinville, 127-53, and topped Inglemoor, 103-80.
Brian Ruggles and Austin Melody each won two events for the Eagles. They also swam as members of Issaquah’s winning 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay teams.
Ruggles captured the 200 freestyle and the 100 freestyle. Melody won the 200 individual medley and the 100 breaststroke.
Issaquah, Skyline and Liberty enter the KingCo Championships Feb. 4-5 at the University of Washington.