Dolores ‘Dolly’ J. McQuade

September 27, 2011

Dolores ‘Dolly’ J. McQuade

Our dear mom, grandma and mother-in-law Dolly McQuade, of Issaquah, passed away peacefully at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011.

Dolly was born Nov. 11, 1929, to Lucille and Carl Cedarholm in High Point.

The oldest child of four, she was raised in Issaquah and graduated from Issaquah High School.

In August 1949, she married Howard E. McQuade in Tukwila. They made their home in Issaquah, where they raised their three children Jack, Kristy and Mike.

Dolly worked for many years at Sundstrand’s in Redmond. However, her first and foremost dedication was to her family. She was known for hosting a big Christmas Eve celebration at her house year after year.

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Local volunteer receives national honor for helping seniors

September 27, 2011

Janell Faletto

Janell Faletto wasn’t quite sure why she responded to a volunteer opportunity listing in her church bulletin in 2003, but she thought it would be nice to work with the elderly.

The retired elementary school teacher had worked with children for 31 years.

“I thought working with elders would be a nice change from working with children,” she said.

So she signed up as a volunteer for Faith in Action, a Sammamish organization that helps independent seniors with everyday things. Since then, Faletto, who also volunteers with other local organizations and Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church, has given more than 1,000 hours and countless miles driven in her car to take needy seniors to medical appointments, do household chores or pick up groceries.

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Skyline Spartans’ aerial attack grounds Issaquah Eagles

September 27, 2011

Damian Greene, Skyline High School senior running back (left), left, holds on to the ball and spins around Issaquah High School defensive back Derek Chapman to score a pivotal touchdown during the third quarter. By Christopher Huber

Max Browne didn’t set any school passing records in week four like he did in Oregon Sept. 17, but the star junior quarterback did help the Skyline High School football team get its first win in three weeks by connecting with five different receivers for six touchdowns Sept. 23 against Issaquah.

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Liberty Patriots lose OT thriller to Mount Si Wildcats

September 27, 2011

In a tale of two halves, the Liberty High School Patriots could not sustain their first-half momentum Sept. 23 and lost in overtime to the Mount Si Wildcats, 16-13, in Snoqualmie.

The Patriots played like a defensive juggernaut in the first half of the KingCo Conference 3A/2A contest, forcing three turnovers, including one at their own 1-yard line.

In the second half, the combination of Wildcat running back Connor Deutsch’s legs, the crowd’s throats and the Wildcats’ hustle let the hosts climb back from a 13-0 deficit to tie at 13 with a half-minute left in the game.

Then, in overtime, Wildcat kicker Cameron Vanwinkle nailed a 43-yard field goal, and his Patriot counterpart Josh Johnson missed a 35-yard attempt, giving Mount Si the victory.

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Final 400 free event decides Liberty, Hazen swim meet

September 27, 2011

Elise Tinseth, Liberty High School co-swim team captain, works to win her 100-yard breaststroke race against Hazen, adding to her 200-yard freestyle victory. By Greg Farrar

After 11 events between the Liberty High School Patriots and the Hazen Highlanders at Sept. 22’s dual swim meet, the teams were tied going into the final 400-yard freestyle relay.

With a final time of 3 minutes, 57.71 seconds, Hazen’s relay team grabbed eight critical points to narrowly clinch a final score of 95-88 in favor of the Highlanders.

Liberty coach Kris Daughters said she opted out of bringing the Liberty diving team —which cost the Patriots 13 critical points — due to safety concerns related to the depth of the Hazen pool. The pool Liberty practices in is 10 feet deep, while Hazen’s is only 8 feet deep.

“I thought we’d be further behind them because I knew we wouldn’t be bringing our divers, so the fact that we were tied going into the last relay was awesome,” she said. “It made it a good meet, and it was good to have my fast kids to have that pressure on them.”

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Issaquah finds enough spin to top Eastlake in boys tennis matchup

September 27, 2011

Evan Cheung, Issaquah High School senior first seed, was one of three singles victims Sept. 20 against Eastlake. By Greg Farrar

If Vicente Varas was recovering from a sore ankle, he sure didn’t act like it on the court Sept. 20 in a KingCo Conference 4A match against Issaquah High School.

The Eastlake High School No. 1 singles tennis player was slowed down the week before against Lake Washington and Ballard, but had practiced over the weekend with friend and Skyline High School standout Aman Manji to test out the ankle, he and Eastlake coach Bud Peterson said.

With no signs of a weak joint, he made his Issaquah opponent, Evan Cheung, earn the one game he won. Otherwise, Varas, the two-time KingCo champ, dismantled Cheung’s efforts to score points at a conference meet on the Eastlake courts.

While Eastlake won the top three singles matches, Issaquah prevailed to win the overall match, 4-3.

Varas, a senior, took the match, 6-0, 6-1, and showed stronger command of his forehand and drop shot than ever. He sent Cheung sprinting back and forth across the court all afternoon, reaching for zingers that were simply unreturnable.

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Salmon Days geoteaming treasure hunt is a success

September 27, 2011

Participants in the annual Salmon Days geoteaming hunt Sept. 24 take a break from scavenging to eat outside the Issaquah Brewhouse. By Pauline Middlehurst

About 150 people enjoyed two fun-filled hours roaming the streets of Issaquah with their families, friends and co-workers in search of treasures during the Salmon Days high-tech geoteaming scavenger hunt.

Participants navigated Issaquah using a hand-held GPS unit, map and clue sheet to locate cache sites. Each cache site had a point value to accumulate a team score. Some very competitive teams even ran the entire course.

The two sessions included lunch provided by the host Issaquah Brewhouse.

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Unbeaten Skyline wins volleyball league opener

September 27, 2011

The unbeaten Skyline High School girls volleyball team opened KingCo Conference 4A competition Sept. 20 with a 3-0 victory against visiting Garfield. Skyline won the games, 25-13, 25-16, 25-17.

Madison Stoa had four blocks, 21 assists and three aces for Skyline. Teammate Halle Erdahl contributed 15 kills and 11 digs. Molly Mounsey added seven kills and three blocks for Skyline, 5-0 on the season.

In other action, Issaquah dropped a heartbreaker to host Inglemoor, 3-2. Issaquah won the opening game, 25-23, and then dropped the next two games, 25-18 and 25-14. The Eagles rallied in game four, 25-17. However, Inglemoor won the tie-breaker, 16-14.

Sam Rogers led Issaquah with 22 kills, 10 digs and five aces. McKenzie Bostic had 50 assists for the Eagles and Cassie Elenes had 12 kills. Lindsey Ferguson contributed 14 digs and 6 aces.

Issaquah suffered another tough loss Sept. 22 when the Eagles fell to visiting Bothell, 3-2. Issaquah won the first game, 25-12, but Bothell took the second game, 25-23. Issaquah won the third game, 25-20, but Bothell again came back to win the fourth game, 25-21. Bothell won the tie-breaker, 15-11.

Bostic had 49 assists for Issaquah. Rogers had a strong all-around match with 25 kills, three blocks, 17 digs and seven aces. Leanne Scott contributed 20 digs and Elenes had four blocks.


Issaquah swimmers cruise by Woodinville, Redmond

September 27, 2011

The Issaquah High School girls swim team won two KingCo Conference 4A meets last week.

Stacy Maier and Kayla Flaten each won two individual races and swam on two winning relays Sept. 21 as they sparked the Eagles to a 107-79 victory against Woodinville.

Maier won the 100 freestyle in 56.84 seconds and took the 200 freestyle in 2:03.76. Flaten captured the 50 freestyle in 26.02 and took the 100 butterfly in 1:03.66.

Maier and Flaten swam the first two legs of Issaquah’s 200 medley relay, which finished first in 1:57.09. Kellie Langan and Gabrielle Gevers were other members of the relay team.

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Liberty cross country teams still unbeaten

September 27, 2011

The Liberty High School boys and girls cross country teams remained unbeaten Sept. 21 after both won their KingCo Conference 3A/2A meet at St. Edwards State Park.

The Liberty boys had 26 points to beat out Mercer Island, which was second with 44, and Lake Washington, which was third with 46. Tyler Westenbroek was Liberty’s top runner, placing second in 17 minutes, 30 seconds on the 5,000-meter course. Nick Knoblich, Aaron Bowe and Hiron Redmon went four, five and six, respectively, for Liberty.

In the girls race, Liberty placed eight runners in the top 10 places to easily beat Mercer Island and Lake Washington. The Patriots had 19 points with Mercer Island second with 48 and Lake Washington third with 76.

Liberty’s Amy Broska was first in 21 minutes. Megan Chucka, Sarah Bliesner, Allie Wood, Rachel Shaw, Megan Larson and Michaela Chucka, went three, four, five, six, seven and eight for Liberty. Aimee Christensen also took 10th place for the Patriots.

Both Liberty teams are 4-0.


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