Engagements: Hammond, Donwen

February 19, 2013

Sarah Hammond and Nathan Donwen, both of Issaquah, recently announced their engagement to be married in June 2016 in Seattle.

Hammond, Donwen

Hammond, Donwen

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Martin and Jane Hammond, of Issaquah. Sarah is a 2012 graduate of Skyline High School. In 2016, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in hospitality business management from Washington State University.

The future groom’s parents are Carrie and Trent Thompson, of Issaquah, and Jeff Donwen, of Minnesota. Nathan is a 2011 graduate of Issaquah High School. He currently works for the United States Army military police.

David Shallow

February 19, 2013

Dave passed away Feb. 4, 2013 doing what he loved, skiing on Crystal Mountain.

His start in life began Sept. 27, 1955 in West Bend, Wis., with his birth to Florence and John Shallow. He went to Holy Angels grade school and graduated from West Bend West High in 1974. His college days were within the University of Wisconsin system, graduating in June 1980 from Madison, Wis., with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering.

David Shallow

David Shallow

Following his graduation, Dave accepted a job at The Boeing Co. and moved to Seattle to begin his career in various aerospace programs. He spent his first years in several defense programs before finding a home in the Sea Launch program working, as he was fond to characterize, as a “rocket scientist.” His analytical skills demystifying the dynamic performance for the launch of customer satellites was a valuable skill he displayed effortlessly.

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College News

February 19, 2013

Local students graduate from WWU

The following students graduated in the fall 2012 quarter at Western Washington University:

Issaquah: Devin Amrine, Sarah Beaulieu, Jeff Boser, Ryan Boser, Kian Farahani, Ryan Houser, Erika Monroe, Cory Rydell and Vinay Thakorial

Renton: Nicholas Kenney and Olivia Schach

Sammamish: Jeff Berky, Bryce Coffin, Jordan Gould, Jennifer Smith and Austin Strand

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Final Statement

February 19, 2013

All area high school swimmers win team, individual state titles

By Greg Farrar Raymond Ha, Liberty High School senior, steps up out of the pool after repeating as 3A state champion in the 100-yard butterfly Feb. 16 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

By Greg Farrar
Raymond Ha, Liberty High School senior, steps up out of the pool after repeating as 3A state champion in the 100-yard butterfly Feb. 16 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

At the 2013 4A Boys State Swim and Dive Championships, Issaquah High School coach Laura Halter wore a T-shirt with an illustration of purple-and-gold eagle wings on the back. Each feather included the name of one of her swimmers.

It proved to be an appropriate symbol, as it took each swimmer working together to help the Eagles take flight toward a fourth-place finish at state.

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Cobalt Mortgage offers college scholarships

February 19, 2013

The Issaquah branch of Cobalt Mortgage will award $4,000 in scholarships to deserving high school seniors of local schools and community organizations.

The RE/MAX Integrity – Issaquah Scholarship Fund offers $1,000 to an Issaquah High School senior who plans to attend an accredited post-secondary institution.

The Issaquah Washington Cobalt Mortgage Dollars for Scholars Award grants $1,000 to a worthy student who must also be a member of the Boys & Girls Club or YMCA/YWCA.

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Patriots’ wrestlers leave state battered, but better

February 19, 2013

Her face was caked in sweat, her shoulders had mat burns and her nostrils were leaking red. And yet, Joanna Moreira could not stop smiling.

The Liberty High School wrestler had just defeated Angelica Vaschenko, from Franklin Pierce High School, in the second round of consolation at the state tourney in Tacoma. The win, a 12-8 tussle of wills, assured that the 137-pound Patriot from São Paulo, Brazil, would finish better at state than in 2012.

“This is a big accomplishment,” she said. “I wanted to be better than I was last year.”

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Joanna Moreira, Liberty High School sophomore, complete with nosebleed, is declared the 10-5 winner over Centralia’s Jenna Gillaspie in her first-round, 137-pound bout during the state 3A wrestling championships Feb. 15 at the Tacoma Dome.
By Greg Farrar

In 2012, a freshman Moreira had lost in the second round of consolation. This year, she finished eighth. A week earlier, she had finished third at regionals in Sedro-Woolley, improving her 2012 performance by one spot.

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Saving the best for last

February 19, 2013

Tia Riley closed her gymnastics career on a major upswing, competing in three disciplines and setting personal bests in two.

The Liberty High School senior’s scores in floor and vault at the state meet in Tacoma surpassed all her marks in prep gymnastics, she said.

She did not qualify for finals, but nobody could call her final meet a failure, not her coach who said that two minor mistakes kept Riley from the floor finals, nor Riley herself.

By Greg Farrar Tia Riley, Liberty High School senior, leaps during her floor routine at the 3A state gymnastics championships in Tacoma.

By Greg Farrar
Tia Riley, Liberty High School senior, leaps during her floor routine at the 3A state gymnastics championships in Tacoma.

“I’m happy,” she said. “I’m glad I competed so well in my last meet.”

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Wrestlers end strong at state

February 19, 2013

The local 4A wrestling programs were well-represented at the 25th annual Mat Classic Feb. 15-16 where 14 area wrestlers battled the state’s top athletes for a chance to medal in high school’s biggest tournament.

After taking second at the Region 3 Tournament the weekend before, Skyline High School wrestlers filled eight of the 14 weight classes at the state championship. By the time the two-day tournament was about over, the excitement of having eight wrestlers make it to the final 16 had taken its toll on Gus Kiss’ vocal cords. By 2 p.m. Saturday, the Skyline coach’s voice was all but gone.

“We’re really proud of the fact that we brought eight kids and one alternate,” he said in an almost whisper. “It’s a culmination of hard work and dedication, and it’s nice to see the end result.”

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Police & Fire

February 19, 2013

Tagged

Police discovered graffiti at Highlands Drive Northeast and Interstate 90 at 2:35 p.m. Feb. 2. The estimated cost to remove the graffiti is $200.

 

Arrest

Police arrested a 57-year-old Fall City man on a warrant in the 300 block of Front Street South at 10:13 a.m. Feb. 3.

 

On the map

See the Issaquah Police Department’s reported activity from the previous 72 hours at a crime map created by the city at http://bit.ly/ZPHFbA. Addresses contained in the map have been rounded to the nearest hundred block. The address displayed reflects the location where the officer responded to the incident — not necessarily where the incident occurred.

Taken

A window was damaged on a residence in the 500 block of Mount Hood Drive Southwest before 5:58 p.m. Feb. 3. Jewelry, luggage and an iPad were stolen from the home. The estimated loss is $2,400.

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