Skyline High School grad Jake Heaps leads BYU to victory

November 16, 2011

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 12:05 p.m. Nov. 16, 2011

Former Skyline High School star Jake Heaps, who lost the starting quarterback job at Brigham Young University a few weeks ago, came off the bench Nov. 12 and led the Cougars to a 42-7 victory against Idaho.

Heaps, replacing injured Riley Nelson in the first quarter, completed 15 of 20 passes for 185 yards and two touchdowns. Nelson was forced to the sidelines because of a chest injury.

In the first quarter Heaps directed a nine-play, 78-yard scoring drive by hitting three of three passes.

Heaps will start Saturday in a home game against New Mexico State. This will be his first start since Sept. 30 against Utah State. He started the first five games before Nelson was given the No. 1 job.

In other football news regarding local graduates, Grant Gellatly, of Issaquah, caught six passes for 46 yards and a touchdown to help Cornell defeat Columbia, 62-41, Nov. 12 in an Ivy League contest.

Evan Peterson, another Issaquah grad, caught six passes for 94 yards and a touchdown Nov. 12 to help Linfield College whip Lewis & Clark 47-14. With the victory, Linfield captured the Northwest Conference championship for the third straight year. The Wildcats, 9-0 overall, enter the NCAA Division III tournament Saturday. Adam Dondoyano, of Issaquah; Eric Biege, of Skyline; and Cameron Talley, of Liberty, are also playing for Linfield this season.

Linebacker Tyler Washburn, a Skyline grade, had 12 tackles and a key fumble recovery Nov. 12 for Eastern Washington University when the Eagles prevailed 53-51 in three overtimes against Cal Poly. Washburn’s fumble recovery set up an Eastern scoring drive.

Shoji sparks Santa Clara to win

Alyssa Shoji, a former Issaquah High School basketball standout, is back for her senior season with the Santa Clara University women’s basketball team. Shoji scored 13 points and had four assists Nov. 11 when Santa Clara defeated Cal State Bakersfield 93-87.

Shoji entered this season needing 60 points to crack the 1,000-point career mark.

Frankland, Tsuji earns soccer honors

Western Washington University senior forward Emily Frankland, a Skyline High School graduate, was selected to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference women’s soccer all-star second team.

Whitman College sophomore Junpei Tsuji earned All-Northwest Conference honorable mention. Tsuji, a midfielder, started 18 of 19 games this fall. He scored three goals and handed out three assists.

Sorensen competes in NCAA regional meet

Eastern Washington University junior Simon Sorensen, a Skyline High School graduate, finished 93rd at the NCAA West Regional Cross Country Championship Nov. 12 at Stanford, Calif.

Simonsen ran the 10,000-meter course in 31 minutes, 24 seconds.

“Simon started out very conservative towards the back of the race and just worked his way up. He had a really good race. He’s more of a mile and was able to finish strong,” Eastern coach Chris Zeller said.

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