Lakeside Recovery baseball goes 1-4 in tourney

June 28, 2011

By Staff

The Lakeside Recovery Senior American Legion baseball team went 1-4 at the Palouse Summer Series last week.

The tournament was held at the home baseball fields of Washington State University and Lewis-Clark State University.

Lakeside’s lone victory came June 23 when the club played two games. Earlier in the day, Lakeside lost to the Rips Brewers, 11-6, in Lewiston, and then hustled to Pullman where the club defeated the Seattle Stars Gold team, 9-4.

In the contest with the Seattle Stars Gold, Newport’s Dan Altchech had four hits and Issaquah’s Brandon Mahovlich had two hits.

In the game with the Rips Brewers, Mahovlich had four hits, one a home run, and drove in three runs. Skyline’s Jimmy Sinatro had three hits.

Lakeside opened the tournament June 22 with a 3-2 loss to the Puget Sound Roxx. Skyline graduate Connor Lawhead pitched well for Lakeside, not allowing an earned run in six innings.

On June 24, Lakeside lost a slugfest to the Lewis-Clark Twins, 9-8. Altchech, Sinatro and Newport’s Kyle Goemmer each had two hits.

Lakeside played its final game June 25, falling to Taylor Baseball, 7-3. Goemmer had two hits to lead Lakeside.

Issaquah golfer gets ace

Jerry Bushnell, of Issaquah, scored a hole in one June 5 on the 160-yard 15th hole at Suncadia Golf Course in Cle Elum.

Bushnell, a member of the Willows Run Men’s Club in Redmond, used a 6 iron to get his first-ever hole in one. Long-time playing partner Bruce Alberts witnessed the shot.

Arsenal wins tournament

The ISC Arsenal Select Girls U-13 Red team won the Gold Division at the Skagit Firecracker Tournament June 19.

The Arsenal defeated Northwest United Powell, 2-1, in a shootout.

The Arsenal advanced to the title game after it defeated the FC Edmonds Strikers, 5-0, in the semifinals. Erica Salmon had a hat trick for Issaquah.

On June 18, the Arsenal defeated the NWN G98 Blue, 1-0, and the WFC Rangers Blues, 3-0.

In the championship game, Parklyn Neil scored the tying goal in the final 30 seconds to send it into a shootout. Sydney Crowe kicked the winning penalty kick. Goalkeeper Layla Ovena made stellar saves in the game and was voted the most valuable player.

The Arsenal consists of Alexa Smith, Sarah Dieker, Julia Buck, Crowe, Katherine Outcalt, Kristen Andersen, Lauren Lo, Maddy Calvert, Neil, Caite Barth, Samantha Sato, Heather Salmon, Erica Salmon, Isabella Foos, Taylor Glastetter and Ovena. Head coach is Steve Salmon; assistant coach is Jim Neil.

Alumni players needed

Alumni Football USA is looking for some graduates from the Skyline and Issaquah high-school programs to play in an alumni game in October.

Roster spaces are limited to 40 players for each team.

This is full-contact football with high school rules. Alumni Football USA provides all of the gear, such as helmets and pads, as well as the field and officials.

Players must be 18 and older and must have attended either Issaquah or Skyline. However, to compete in the game, players did not have to have played on their high school team. College players can also play in the game.

Anyone interested should call 888-404-9746 or go to

Two lacrosse standouts earn All-America honors

Skyline High School senior Katie Mincin graduated an All-American, according to U.S. Lacrosse.

The national governing body for youth and collegiate lacrosse announced she made the first team All-America for her standout performance in the 2011 lacrosse season.

Mincin finished her high school career — she played attack for the Issaquah girls club lacrosse team — with 206 goals and 72 assists. She will attend Gonzaga University in the fall. She plans to play for the school’s club lacrosse team, and study international business and marketing.

In addition to Mincin’s national honor, Sammamish resident Alex Foreman, an Eastside Catholic High School midfielder, earned All-America honorable mention, according to U.S. Lacrosse.

Foreman finished her high school career with 195 total points (168 goals scored) and helped the Crusaders win the 2010 Division II state championship. She also an Academic All-American award for maintaining a 3.6 grade point average and taking more than half of her class load in Advanced Placement or Honors classes.

She is committed to play at the University of Southern California in the fall.

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