Issaquah Eagles avenge loss to Newport Knights, 54-51

February 5, 2013

Cory Nevin (right), Issaquah High School junior wing, trying to put back a rebound from his first shot, is fouled by Newport senior forward Isaac Dotson during the first quarter of their Feb. 1 basketball game. By Greg Farrar

Cory Nevin (right), Issaquah High School junior wing, trying to put back a rebound from his first shot, is fouled by Newport senior forward Isaac Dotson during the first quarter of their Feb. 1 basketball game. By Greg Farrar

In the early stages of the season, Issaquah High School boys basketball coach Jason Griffith predicted that it may take a while for his young squad to jell, but when it did, the product that the Eagles put on the parquet would be entertaining.

On Feb. 1, when the Newport hoopsters hit the hardwood at the Eagles Nest, Issaquah did not disappoint in that regard, as it eventually found the chink in the Knight’s armor and was able to win, 54-51.

Issaquah was seeking vengeance for a 48-47 loss to Newport on Jan. 11, when the Eagles experienced a middle-quarter sag, a problem they have been struggling to remedy all season.

The Eagles bolted out of the gate quickly in that game, outscoring the home team 16-7 in the initial frame. In the second and third quarters, Issaquah scored only 14 points.

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Skyline Spartans crowned wrestling champs

February 5, 2013

Not only are the Skyline High School Spartans the KingCo 4A champions but seven of their wrestlers are individual district champions as well.

At the KingCo 4A Championships Feb. 2, the Spartans won with 229 team points. Issaquah came in second with 209 points.

“Having eight in the finals and seven champs was something certainly very, very special,” Skyline coach Gus Kiss said.

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Maureen Cleo LeFevre

February 5, 2013

Maureen Cleo LeFevre

Maureen Cleo LeFevre

Maureen Cleo LeFevre, of Sammamish, died Jan. 29, 2013. She was 61 years old.

Maureen was born Sept. 10, 1951 in Seattle, the daughter of John Murray and Marilyn Besanceney. She was raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, and attended West High School in Anchorage, Alaska. While in Anchorage, she married Chuck LeFevre on May 11, 1985. In 1986, she moved to Sammamish. For the past seven years, she was also a part-time resident of Phoenix, Ariz.

During her life, Maureen worked in the banking industry for more than 20 years. In her spare time, she was an avid gardener, a talented decorator, a playful grammy, and put her energy into holidays, family time, experimenting with new recipes and volunteering.

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Neoma Farrington

February 5, 2013

Neoma Farrington

Neoma Farrington

Neoma Farrington, loving mother and grandmother, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 26, 2013.

Neoma, 102 years old, was born Sept. 25, 1910, in Mount Ayr, Iowa, to Daniel Grubb and Fannie O’Dell Grubb, from Iowa. In 1913, her family moved from Iowa to Wenatchee, and she graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1929. She was married to Arthur Park Farrington on July 17, 1929. In 1941, she moved with her family to Issaquah, where she lived until moving back to Wenatchee in 1975, following her husband’s retirement.

Neoma continued living in Wenatchee until moving back to Issaquah in 2003 to be closer to her family. In 2012, she moved to assisted living in Newcastle, where she was living at the time of her passing. During the time she lived in Issaquah, she was a member of the Community Baptist Church and served as president of the Women’s Mission Society as well as president of the Seattle Area Baptist Women’s Mission Society. She enjoyed the outdoors and loved gardening, sewing and crafts.

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Clinton W. Platter

February 5, 2013

Clinton  W. Patter

Clinton W. Patter

Clinton W. Platter (Oct. 1, 1923 — Jan. 31, 2013), brave World War II veteran, is survived by his excellent family: wife Valentina, daughter Nina, two sons, Paul and Steve, his son’s spouses Laurie, Dianne and Paula, as well as eight brilliant grandchildren.

He lived long and loved the Lord. He often reminisced with stories of his days in the war. He smiled often and now smiles on the face of Jesus.

Kirk Hamilton Allen

February 5, 2013

Kirk Hamilton Allen

Kirk Hamilton Allen

Our beloved sweet Kirk Hamilton Allen, 18, of Sammamish, went to the Lord on Jan. 27, 2013.

He is survived by mother Gretchen Allen and brother Bryant Allen, of Sammamish; father John Allen of Richland; aunt Wendy Allen, of Danville, Calif.; and Mark Christian and family, of Sacramento.

Kirk was loved by many, including nieces, nephews, friends, close-confidant mentor Al Gasak and our little Dachshund Duke.

Kirk graduated from Eastlake High School in 2012 and most recently worked at Costco Warehouse, Issaquah, alongside his brother Bryant. He enjoyed playing football, downhill biking, snow boarding, fly-fishing, video gaming and working out at the gym. His passions were staying fit and writing music lyrics.

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Ardys Corra

February 5, 2013

Ardys Corra

Ardys Corra

Ardys Corra, age 85, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Issaquah Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Ardys was born Aug. 4, 1927, in Rake, Iowa, and moved to Seattle, becoming a beautician shortly after graduating high school. Ardys met her husband Bob in Issaquah in May 1948. The two got married a few months later, on New Year’s Eve, and just celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary.

Ardys then decided to stop working and dedicate her time to raising her four boys. Ardys’ greatest passion was spending time with her family and being a loving sister, wife, mother and grandmother. She loved cooking, humming birds, shopping, playing basketball when she was younger and cheering on the Seattle Mariners.

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Students qualify for DECA state competition

February 5, 2013

Hundreds of students, working individually and in teams, recently competed in the Area 4 DECA competition at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue.

Many qualified for the DECA state contest March 7-9 competing in categories including accounting, marketing, retail, entertainment management, business law and ethics, financial services, travel and tourism and sales.

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College News

February 5, 2013

Local student initiated into Phi Kappa Phi

Michael Lahey, of Issaquah, was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi — the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

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Who’s News

February 5, 2013

Booster club honors student athlete

The Issaquah High School Booster Club recently honored Hunter Sapienza with its Tutta Bella Scholar Athlete Award.

The award is given to a senior who has shown outstanding accomplishments as an athlete, as a student and in the community.

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