Issaquah High School girls nip Skyline team in cross country

September 15, 2011

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 12:15 p.m. Sept. 15, 2011

The Issaquah High School girls cross country team, sparked by freshmen Ellie Clawson and Ellie Hendrickson, beat Skyline for the first time in six years Wednesday in a 4A KingCo Conference meet at Issaquah.

Issaquah edged Skyline 27-28 in the three-team meet. Bothell was a distance third with 83 points.

Clawson finished first in the 3-mile race in 19 minutes, 22 seconds. Hendrickson was third in 19:56. Three other Eagles cracked the top 10. Senior Rachel Osgood was sixth, and freshmen Abby Wilson and Emily Winterstein were eighth and ninth respectively.

Sam Krahling was Skyline’s top finisher, placing third.

In the boys meet, Skyline clearly dominated Issaquah and Bothell. The Spartans, placing seven runners among the top 10 finishers, finished first with 18 points. Issaquah was second with 57 and Bothell third with 68.

Keegan Symmes, of Skyline, finished first in the 3-mile race in 16:14. Teammate Kevin Tidball was second in 16:31. Grant Uselman was fourth and was followed by Brendon Long, Joey Nakao, and Joseph DeMatteo, who went fifth, sixth and seventh respectively. Jay Bowlby was ninth for Skyline.

Tom Howe was Issaquah’s top placer, taking eighth. Aidan Heninger, of Issaquah, was 10th.

Liberty cross country teams sweep

Both Liberty High School boys and girls cross country teams won their 3A/2A KingCo Conference meets Wednesday against visiting Sammamish and Juanita.

The Liberty boys took first with 34 points to beat Sammamish, which was second with 37, and Juanita, which took third with 59. Nick Knoblich finished second for Liberty.

In the girls meet, Liberty easily won with 23 points. Juanita was second with 50 and Sammamish third with 65. Megan Chucka finished second for Liberty.

Issaquah, Skyline soccer teams dominate

Deanna Dakar scored two goals Wednesday as she led the Issaquah High School girls soccer team to a 5-1 nonleague victory against visiting Highline. Annie Hoffman had a goal and an assist for Issaquah, which evened its season record at 2-2.

Jackie Wilson and Jordan Branch each scored two goals as Skyline routed visiting Kennedy Catholic 7-1. Branch also had two assists for the Spartans, 3-0-1 on the season.


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