Local gymnasts medal at state
March 4, 2014
Only two Issaquah athletes earned medals at the girls state gymnastics finals Feb. 21-22 at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall.
Issaquah High School’s Amanda Dumont placed eighth on the bars with a score of 8.4.
Skyline High School’s Rikki Uhrich scored a 9.325 on the floor exercise, good enough for a sixth-place finish.
KingCo coaches select all-conference players
Class 4A KingCo Conference basketball coaches selected their all-conference teams in February.
Coach of the Year: Jason Griffith, Issaquah
First team: Ty Gibson, junior, Issaquah
Second team: Jake Henke, senior, Issaquah; Brian Watson, senior, Issaquah
Honorable mention: Issaquah — Cory Nevin Skyline — Robert Biegaj and Jonah Eastern
First team: Seniors Mandie Hill and Mackenzie Wieburg, Issaquah
Second team: Shelby Kassuba, senior, Skyline
Honorable mention: Issaquah — Sarah Hiegel; Skyline — Bryn deVita and Alex Daugherty
Two girls on preseason all-state lacrosse team
Skyline High School senior Katie Bucy and Issaquah High School junior Suzie Emerson were named to the Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association’s preseason all-state team.
Bucy and Emerson both play for the Issaquah lacrosse program. Emerson is a junior midfielder, and Bucy, a senior attacker, will play next year at Lindenwood (Mo.) University.
Skyline High School athletic director resigns
Ryan Gilbert, Skyline High School’s athletic director, resigned his position effective March 1, and will take a job with SAMBICA youth summer camp in Bellevue.
Gilbert spent two years as Skyline’s A.D.; he will serve as ministries director for SAMBICA, a Christian-based organization that has been around for 94 years.
Gilbert is a 1998 graduate of Issaquah High School. He has a bachelor’s degree in sports medicine from Pepperdine University, and a master’s degree in teaching from the University of Washington.
Prior to his arrival at Skyline, he spent eight years teaching science at Inglewood Middle School in the Lake Washington School District.