Lakeside, Cannons baseball teams head to state

July 28, 2011

By Bob Taylor

 NEW — 11:30 a.m. July 28, 2011

The Lakeside Recovery U-17 baseball team and the Renton Cannons are headed for the AA state American Legion baseball tournament Aug. 2-6 in Spokane.

Both teams were victorious Wednesday in second-round district tournament games at Bannerwood Park.

Lakeside, composed mostly of Issaquah and Newport high schools’ players, and the Cannons, composed of Liberty High players, meet at 4 p.m. Thursday in the district championship round.

Lakeside defeated Bellevue Legion 15-5 on Tuesday and edged Woodinville 4-3 on Wednesday.

Skyline ranked 89th in the nation

The Skyline High School football team is ranked 89th out of 100 teams in the Rivals.com preseason poll. Skyline went 12-2 last season and finished second in the 4A state tournament. The Spartans lost to Ferris, of Spokane, in the 4A state championship game.

Skyline’s past success and the return of junior quarterback Max Browne were among the reasons for the Spartans’ national ranking. Browne passed for 1,482 yards and 50 touchdowns last fall.

Issaquah, Liberty in football tournament

The Issaquah and Liberty high-school football teams are entered in the Cougars 7-on-7 Passing Tournament on Friday at Lakewood High School. Issaquah opens against Port Angeles and Liberty meets Bethel. Both first-round games are at 10 a.m.

At 11 a.m., Liberty plays Bellingham and Issaquah meets Stanwood.

Both local teams complete their opening rounds at 2 p.m. with Liberty playing Sultan and Issaquah tangling with King’s.

Other KingCo Conference teams entered in the tournament are Bothell and Juanita. Eastside Catholic, of the Metro League, is also in the tournament.

The tournament has teams from almost all the state’s classifications.

The playoffs begin at 4 p.m. The championship game is set for 6 p.m.

Golfers begin state tournament play

Several local golfers began play Thursday at the Washington Junior Golf Association state tournament in Walla Walla.

In the boys’ 16-17 division, Li Wang, an Eastlake High School student, shot a 72 and Bryan Jung, of Issaquah High, shot a 76. Wang was in a tie for ninth place and Jung was tied for 24th.

In the boys 14-15 division, Spencer Weiss, of Eastlake, and Brian Mogg, of Skyline, each shot a 75 and were tied for ninth.

In the girls 16-17 division, Jamie Midkiff, of Eastlake, shot a 87 and Mersadie Tallman, of Issaquah, had a 89. Both players were far behind the first-round leaders.

Ashley Fitzgibbons, of Sammamish, shot a 81 and was tied for second in the girls’ 12-13 division.

The state tournament runs through Friday and is being played at the Walla Walla Country Club, Wine Valley Golf Club and Veterans’ Memorial Golf Club.

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