Skyline grad is picked for U.S. swim team

February 25, 2011

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 10 a.m. Feb. 25, 2011

Former Skyline High School swimming star Andie Taylor has been named to a field of 47 swimmers that will represent Team USA at the 2011 World University Games in Shenzhen, China.

The swimming competition takes place Aug. 14-19.

Taylor, who now competes for Stanford University, is scheduled to compete in the 400-meter individual medley and the 200 butterfly.

Taking place every two years, the World University Games are an international multi-sport event organized for university athletes by the International Sports Federation.

Taylor, a freshman, ranked sixth in the nation in the 400 individual medley with a time of 4:06.12, which ranks fourth all-time at Stanford. She has moved into fifth all-time in the 500 freestyle and eighth in the 200 butterfly.

Stanford, ranked No. 1 in the nation, will attempt to repeat as Pacific 10 Conference champions this week. The Pac 10 meet begins Feb. 23 at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

Skyline grad earns honor

Seattle Pacific University senior Maddie Maloney, a former Skyline High School standout, has been named Greater Northwest Athletic Conference women’s basketball player of the week.

It was the first time Maloney has received the award.

Maloney contributed 22 points, 10 assists, five rebounds and five blocked shots as the Falcons won twice on the road last week. Seattle Pacific defeated Western Oregon 78-70 Feb. 17 and topped Saint Martin’s 57-47 Feb. 19.

Maloney had three blocked shots at Western Oregon and held Saint Martin’s guard Dara Zack, who was averaging 15.5 points a game, to just five points.

Eighth-grade girls win two in tourney

The Issaquah Eagles select eighth-grade girls basketball team won two games at the Issaquah Eagle Eye Tournament.

Issaquah defeated Woodinville 29-15 Feb. 19. Annie Hoffman had 12 points and six steals to lead the Eagles. Issaquah downed Eastlake 33-20 Feb. 20. Maggie Ciszewski had 11 points and 10 rebounds to lead Issaquah. Emily Winterstein and Sydney Recasner each had six points.

Issaquah also lost to Lynnwood 40-29 and 39-34 to the Magic Feb. 18. Sophie Foreman had 10 points and five steals for Issaquah against Lynnwood. Devan Talley had 14 points and four steals for Issaquah in the game with the Magic. Ciszewski added five points and 11 rebounds.

Skyline seventh graders win tourney

The Skyline select seventh-grade girls basketball team finished first in their division at the Issaquah Eagle Eye Tournament. Skyline, which went 4-0 in the tournament, defeated Issaquah 31-26 in the title game.

The Skyline fifth-grade team finished second and the sixth grade team took fourth.

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