Skyline Spartans nip Liberty Patriots in girls soccer

September 7, 2011

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 11 a.m. Sept. 7, 2011

Nicole Candioglos scored a goal at the 72nd minute Tuesday as Skyline High School nipped visiting Liberty 1-0 in a nonleague girls soccer game.

Jordan Branch assisted on Candioglos’ goal. The shutout was shared by Tina Vargas and Sydney Martinez, who were Skyline’s goaltenders.

The contest was the season-opener for both teams, who each qualified for the state tournament last year. Skyline finished third at the 4A state tournament while Liberty made it to the first round of the 3A tournament.

In other action, Eastlake and Lake Washington fought to a 2-2 draw.

Skyline netters slam Sammamish

The Skyline High School boys tennis team cruised by visiting Sammamish 7-0 Tuesday in a nonleague match. No individual scores were reported. However, Aman Manji won the No. 1 singles match and Brayden Hansen and Alex Wu took the No. 1 doubles match.

Local graduates excel at college level

Sarah Hanna, a former volleyball standout at Issaquah High School, is off to a strong start at Princeton University this fall. Hanna, a freshman, had eight kills, one assist, two aces, and eight digs in Princeton’s 3-1 victory against St. Francis College, of New York, on Sept. 2 in the Hofstra Invitational. Hanna also had six kills and two digs when Princeton downed New Jersey Tech 3-1.

Several local grads saw action last week in collegiate football games. Taylor Wyman, an Issaquah High grad, rushed for 52 yards on five carries in his collegiate debut for Willamette University on Sept. 3. However, the Bearcats lost to Wisconsin-Stevens Point 8-6.

Brothers Gino and Jordon Simone, both Skyline grads, played for Washington State in the Cougars’ opening 64-21 victory against Idaho State. Gino, a receiver, caught a pass for 20 yards. Jordan, a defensive back, had four tackles, three that were solos.

Closer to home, freshman wide receiver Kasen Williams, a Skyline grad, caught his first collegiate touchdown pass for Washington on Sept. 3 when the Huskies held on to beat Eastern Washington 30-27. Linebacker Tyler Washburn, offensive lineman Jase Butorac and defensive lineman Evan Day, all Skyline grads, saw action for Eastern.

And, sophomore quarterback Jake Heaps, another Skyline grad, led the Brigham Young University team to a come-from-behind 14-13 victory against Mississippi Sept. 3. Heaps completed 24 of 38 passes for 225 yards and tossed a fourth-quarter touchdown pass.

In professional baseball news, Issaquah grad Matt Wickswat concluded his season with a victory Sept. 4 when he pitched the Class A Winston-Salem Dash to a 5-4 win against Lynchburg. Wickswat, a Chicago White Sox farmhand, went seven innings, struck out six and allowed just one earned run. He finished the season with a 6-6 record, 84 strikeouts in 91.2 innings, and a 4.03 earned run average.

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