More honors for Skyline quarterback Max Browne

January 10, 2012

By Staff

Skyline High School quarterback Max Browne continues to collect accolades. Most recently, he was selected as one of 20 juniors for the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl that showcases top players from across the nation.

In addition, he earned honorable mention on SI.com’s 2011 High School All-America team, and was named the Gatorade Washington Player of the Year, and the Associated Press Player of the Year for all classifications. Browne has been rated by Rivals.com as one of the first five-star recruits in the 2013 recruiting class.

Browne threw for 4,034 yards and 45 touchdowns last season and helped Skyline to an 11-3 record and the 4A state title.

According to Rivals.com, Browne has received scholarship offers from California, Clemson, Colorado, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.

Liberty girls share first place

The Liberty High School girls basketball team raced off to a 13-4 first-quarter lead Jan. 6 and overwhelmed the visiting Interlake Saints, 55-36, in a KingCo Conference 3A/2A contest.

Liberty led 28-17 at halftime and held a commanding 43-22 lead after three quarters.

Delane Agnew paced the Patriots with a game-high 16 points. Aspen Winegar added 15 points for Liberty, which remained in a tie with Juanita for first place in the league. Both teams are 5-1.

On Jan. 4, Liberty suffered its first league defeat when the Patriots lost to visiting Lake Washington, 42-41, in overtime.

The Patriots led 13-10 after the first quarter and seemed to have control of things when they were ahead 22-15 at halftime. However, Lake Washington rallied in the third quarter to go ahead, 33-31. The teams were deadlocked at 39 at the end of the fourth quarter.

Hunter Hopkins, of Lake Washington, led all players with 14 points. Winegar topped Liberty with 10 points.

Liberty swimmers sink Sammamish

Logan Briggs won two races with state-qualifying times and swam as a member of two winning relays that had state-qualifying times Jan. 5 as he led the Liberty High School boys swimming team to an 114-68 KingCo Conference 3A/2A victory against visiting Sammamish at the Julius Boehm Pool.

Briggs won the 200 individual medley in 1 minute, 56.65 seconds and captured the 100 butterfly in 54.84. He anchored Liberty’s winning 200 freestyle relay team, which was clocked in 1:32.26. Luke Duschl, Nick Klatt and Kevin Hays were other members of the relay team. Briggs, Raymond Ha, Connor Biehl and Hays made up Liberty’s winning 400 freestyle relay team, which was timed in 3:27.26.

The Patriots also won the 200 medley relay. Duschl, Ha, Biehl and Klatt made up the relay team, which finished first in 1:46.43.

Duschl won two other races. He took first in the 200 freestyle in 1:53.95 and was first in the 100 breaststroke in 1:07.25.

Other Liberty first places came from Biehl in the 100 backstroke, Ha in the 500 freestyle and Jesse Herrild in diving.

On Jan. 3, Liberty won the 400 freestyle relay, the final race of the meet, and defeated host Hazen, 97-86, in a thrilling nonleague meet at the Hazen Pool. Duschl, Biehl, Klatt and Briggs made up Liberty’s 400 freestyle relay team, which won the race in a state-qualifying time of 3:27.37.

The Patriots opened the meet by winning the 200 medley relay in a state-qualifying time of 1:42. Duschl, Ha, Hays and Klatt made up the relay team.

Liberty also won the 200 freestyle relay. Hays, Ha, Biehl and Briggs made up the relay team, which had a winning time of 1:34.47.

Briggs won two other races in state-qualifying times. He captured the 50 freestyle in 22.74 and the 100 freestyle in 49.01.

Klatt, Ha and Duschl each had two first places, too.

Klatt won the 500 freestyle in a state-qualifying time of 5:00.4 and captured the 200 freestyle in 1:52.81.

Ha took first in the 100 breaststroke with a state-qualifying time of 1:00.76 and won the 100 butterfly in 56.76.

Duschl captured the 100 backstroke in a state-qualifying time of 56.55 and won the 200 individual medley in 2:04.65.

Issaquah swimmers topped by Roosevelt

The Issaquah High School boys swimming team came up short Jan. 6 when host Roosevelt won the 400 freestyle relay, the final race of the meet, to pull out a 94-91 KingCo Conference 4A victory.

Issaquah opened the meet by winning the 200 medley relay in a state-qualifying time of 1:42.69. Willy Matsuda, Austin Melody, Gabe Florsheim and Brian Ruggles made up the relay team. Melody also won the 200 individual medley in a state-qualifying time of 2:02.16.

Skyline swimmers fall to Inglemoor

The Skyline High School boys swimming team lost to Inglemoor, 101-85, Jan. 3 in a KingCo Conference 4A meet.

Paul Jett won the 50 freestyle in 23.18 and the 100 freestyle in 50.37 for Skyline. He also led off the 200 freestyle relay, which Skyline won in 1:36.93. Ashton Powell, Tucker Russell and Alec Raines were other members of the relay team.

Issaquah gymnasts top Garfield

Amanda Dumont took all-around honors Jan. 5 as she led the Issaquah High School gymnastics team to a 150.2-89.7 victory against Garfield in a KingCo Conference 4A meet.

Dumont finished first with a 31.75 score. Teammate Rebecca Chinn was second at 31.4.

Dumont also placed first on the uneven parallel bars. Chinn took first place on the vault and tied for first on the balance beam.

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