Issaquah baseball team edges Eastlake

March 25, 2011

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 3 p.m. March 25, 2011

The Issaquah High School baseball team earned its first victory of the season Thursday when the Eagles edged visiting Eastlake 3-2 in a 4A KingCo Conferencee contest.

Issaquah pitcher Andrew Kemmerer held Eastlake to three hits over 6.1 innings and struck out four to earn his first varsity win. Cole Westover, who relieved Kemmerer in the seventh inning, earned his first varsity save.

Kemmerer also drove in a run as Issaquah snapped a four-game losing streak.

In other action, Redmond topped Skyline 5-3. Nate Litka had two hits and drove in two runs for Skyline.

Issaquah softball downs Skyline

Heather Benjamin had three hits and drove in a run Thursday as she led the Issaquah High School softball team to a 9-3 4A KingCo Conference victory over host Skyline.

Lindsey Nicholson had two hits for Skyline.

In the 3A/2A KingCo, Liberty walloped Mercer Island 14-4. Denise Blohowiak and Ana Faoro each had three hits for Liberty.

Josh Gordon sets records for Liberty track team

Josh Gordon set two school records Thursday as he sparked the Liberty High School boys track and field team to a 82-57 victory against host Lake Washington in a 3A/2A KingCo Conference meet.

Gordon went 10.80 seconds to win the 100 meters. He broke Liberty’s oldest record, which was set in 1980. Gordon leaped 22 feet, 4 1/2 inches to win the long jump and broke a record he set last year. The Liberty junior rounded out his day by capturing the high jump by going 6-3.

Devin Bennett of Liberty won the 200 and the discus.

In the girls meet, the Patriots won 108-39. Liberty swept all three relays. Ida Bakke captured the long jump and the triple jump. Alexis McGinnis won the shot put and discus. Emily Pestl-Dimmitt took the 100 hurdles and javelin.

Liberty netters down Juanita

The Liberty High School girls tennis team swept all four singles en route to a 5-2 victory against Juanita on Thursday in a 3A/2A KingCo Conference match.

Emmie Kellogg-Smith won the No. 1 singles match for Liberty by defeating Tennessee-Taylor Chan 6-1, 7-6. Amber Eastham and Audry LaFraugh combined to take the No. 1 doubles for Liberty with a 6-1, 6-3 victory against Molly Ichikawa and Anna Ludvigson.

Issaquah tennis team sweeps Eastlake

The Issaquah High School girls tennis team swept by Eastlake 7-0 on Thursday in a 4A KingCo Conference match at Tibbetts Valley Park.

Dayna Bennett, of Issaquah, won the No. 1 singles match with a 6-1, 6-1 victory against Hannah Thornburg. Sam Garrard and Rachel Gonchar teamed to take the No. 1 doubles match with a 6-1, 6-0 victory against Teresa Wu and Wendie Yeung.

In other action, Newport defeated Skyline 7-0.

Liberty golfers win KingCo match

The Liberty High School girls golf team won a three-team 3A/2A KingCo Conference match Thursday at the Bellevue Municipal Golf Course. The Patriots finished first with 273 strokes. Bellevue was second with 276 and Sammamish was third with 304.

Krysta Dawson and Brandi Petryk each shots 53s to lead the Patriots.

Issaquah soccer shuts out Woodinville

The Issaquah High School boys soccer team scored two late second-half goals Thursday to win its 4A KingCo Conference opener 2-0 against visiting Woodinville at Gary Moore Stadium.

Nick Smith, of Issaquah, scored the game’s first goal at the 72nd minute. Alex Shane added insurance two minutes later with his sixth goal of the season.

Issaquah, 4-0-2 overall, entertains rival Skyline, 4-0-1, at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Skyline, meanwhile, nipped Newport 3-2. Jake Bechtel’s unassisted goal at he 77th minute proved to be the game-winner for Skyline. Braxton Griffin and Kaleb Strawn scored Skyline’s other goals. The Spartans handed Newport its first loss of the season.

Skyline track teams whip Woodinville

The Skyline High School boys and girls track and field teams opened their 4A KingCo Conference schedule Thursday with victories against visiting Woodinville.

The Skyline boys defeated Woodinville 82-55. Kasen Williams, Blake Young and Kyle Branch each won two events for Skyline. Williams captured the high jump by going 6-feet-9 inches and won the long jump by going 21 feet. Young won the 100 meters in 11.4 and the 200 in 24.2, and ran on the winning 400 relay. Branch took the 1,600 in 4:47.2 and the 3,200 in 10:04.1. Both Branch and Williams ran on the Spartans’ winning 1,600 relay.

The Skyline girls defeated Woodinville 88-62. Holly Ziegler won the shot put and discus for Skyline. Lindsay Coutts captured the high jump and long jump for the Spartans. Michelle Bretl won the 100 and also ran on the Spartans’ winning 400 and 800 relays.

Issaquah’s track teams competed at Garfield. No final team scores were posted. However, the Eagles had several outstanding efforts. In the girls meet, Kim Varney won the 200 and 400. She also ran on Issaquah’s winning 800 and 1,600 relays. In the boys meet, Mike Baba won the shot put and javelin. Jorell Dorsey won the long jump. He also ran on the Eagles’ winning 400 and 1,600 relays.

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