Issaquah High School soccer nips Garfield

May 4, 2011

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 4 p.m. May 4, 2011

Michael Roberts scored two goals Tuesday as he led the Issaquah High School boys soccer team to a 2-1 4A KingCo Conference victory against visiting Garfield in Gary Moore Stadium.

Issaquah and Garfield finished with 7-2-1 records and in a tie for third place in the league standings. Both teams will host a first-round tournament game May 7. The winners of the Saturday games meet May 10 to determine KingCo’s No. 3 berth. KingCo No. 3 will host Wesco No. 3 in a sub-district game to determine a state playoff tournament berth.

Garfield scored in the seventh minute but Roberts, assisted by Nick Smith and Drew Tacher, scored just seconds before the end of the first half to tie the game. Roberts, assisted by Zach Lawless, scored the game-winning goal at the 70th minute.

The Eagles went into the game with a chance at possibly tying for first place pending the outcomes of games for Eastlake and Skyline. However, both Eastlake and Skyline won to finish the regular-season tied for first place. Eastlake and Skyline will play May 10 in the KingCo tournament championship game.

Skyline defeated Woodinville 2-1 in overtime. Kyle Olmstead’s unassisted goal at the 83rd minute gave Skyline its victory. Jake Bechler put Skyline ahead 1-0 at the 13th minute.

Eastlake defeated Inglemoor 1-0.

In the 3A/2A KingCo Conference, Liberty topped Mercer Island 1-0.

Issaquah golfers down Roosevelt

Lauren Merdinyan shot a 44 Tuesday to take medalist honors and lead the Issaquah High School girls golf team to a 243-266 victory against visiting Woodinville in a 4A KingCo Conference match at the Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course.

Morgan Young contributed a 48 and Elin Skaardal had 49 for Issaquah.

In other league action, Skyline defeated Ballard 282-331 at the Jackson Park Golf Course in Seattle. Skyline’s Bryalynn Vowels was medalist with a 48.

In the 3A/2A KingCo Conference, Liberty whipped Lake Washington 243-266 at the Bellevue Golf Course. Krysta Dawson led Liberty with a 45.

Skyline overcomes Issaquah in baseball battle

The Skyline High School baseball team exploded for six runs in the top of the seventh inning Tuesday and overcame host Issaquah 9-6 in a 4A KingCo Conference contest.

The game wrapped up the regular season for both teams, who will enter the league tournament Saturday at Woodinville. Issaquah, 6-8, finished in fourth place of the Crest Division. The Eagles play Crown Division champion Bothell at 1 p.m. May 7. Skyline, 8-6, took third place in the Crest and plays Woodinville, the Crown Division’s No. 2 team, at 4 p.m. None of the games are loser-out. The tournament continues May 9.

Ethan Kalin gave Issaquah an 4-1 lead in the bottom of the first inning when he walloped a grand slam. Issaquah later extended its lead to 6-3 going into the top of the seventh inning. However, Skyline came back to defeat Issaquah for the second time this season.

Nate Litka had two hits and drove in two runs for Skyline. Teammate Brandon Fischer also had two hits and Clayton Huber knocked in three runs. Andrew Kemmerer had two hits for Issaquah.

In 3A/2A KingCo action, Liberty kept its post-season hopes alive with a 3-2 victory against first-place Mount Si. The Patriots can lock up a league tournament berth with a victory against Juanita May 4.

Liberty softball team edges by Lake Washington

Lake Washington scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning Tuesday to outlast the visiting Liberty High School softball team 12-11 in a wild 3A/2A KingCo Conference contest.

Liberty trailed early in the game but rallied for seven runs in the top of the sixth inning to take a short-lived 11-8 lead. Lake Washington though answered with three runs in the bottom of the sixth to tie the score.

Marissa Jeffers had two hits and four runs batted in for Liberty.

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