December 9, 2014
December 9, 2014
The deck was stacked against the Skyline High School girls basketball team in its first game of the 2014-15 season.
Not only were the Spartans making their debut under new head coach Joe Fithian, but they also were facing a solid Inglemoor Vikings squad that placed fourth in the state last season. Throw in the experience factor — the Vikings are a senior-laden team, while the Spartans feature six freshmen and sophomores — and the chances for an upset were slim.
December 9, 2014
Change is inevitable in high school athletics.
Graduation means that every four years, new players filter in, while the now-seasoned seniors depart.
In 2014, the Liberty High School basketball team lost a big one, as guard Kellen Birdsall earned his diploma, taking his talents, and the Patriots’ main scoring threat, to the California Lutheran University basketball team.
October 7, 2014
Carly Fromdahl has been tapped as Liberty High School’s new girls basketball coach, replacing Curtis Terry.
Fromdahl was an assistant on Terry’s staff last year, helping lead a team that was one of the best in the KingCo 2A/3A Conference.
June 17, 2014
The Skyline High School boys basketball program has reached the state tournament twice in its 17 seasons of existence, something Bill McIntyre will be looking to change as he takes over as head coach for the 2014-15 season.
McIntyre was hired this spring after former coach Maui Borden’s contract wasn’t renewed. Borden had a 13-24 overall record in two seasons, including 8-22 in conference games.
McIntyre has strong ties to the Skyline community, having coached at the youth level for the Skyline Select program from 1998-2011. For the past two seasons, he served as an assistant under head coach Omar Parker at Liberty High School.
June 10, 2014
The Liberty High School boys basketball team played its final minute of the season in February, but the work never stops for the Patriots, who have a busy summer on tap.
Liberty’s long list of summer events began May 30 with its first golf fundraiser at Renton’s Maplewood Golf Course. More than 130 people attended the golf tournament, which also included a banquet and silent auction.
Assistant coach Steve Kelley, a former Seattle Times columnist, was the banquet’s master of ceremonies, while former Seahawks Mack Strong and Paul Moyer were special guest speakers.
May 27, 2014
The Liberty High School boys basketball team will hold a golf fundraiser May 30, featuring special guest speaker Mack Strong.
Festivities begin with a 1 p.m. golf tournament at Maplewood Golf Course, 4050 Maple Valley Highway, Renton. Participants can win a new car, or a dream vacation, in one of three hole-in-one contests. The team is also hosting a banquet and silent auction.
Learn more at http://bit.ly/1jEKPbn.
March 25, 2014
Congratulations to the Pelicans, winners of the seventh- and eighth-grade tournament and the Huskies, winners of the sixth-grade tournament in the Issaquah Parks & Recreation boys league.
On the Pelicans roster are Rashon Evans, Bryce Smith, Lucien Berche, Duncan McCulloh, Calvin Jensen, Jarrett Chang-Lam, Connor Rooney, Evan Sanders and Noah Holst. Coaches are Derek Smith and Brian Rooney.
The Pelicans, which completed the season with an 8-2 record, finished the regular season as the fifth seed before heading into the playoffs, where they won three consecutive games to clinch the title.
March 11, 2014
Issaquah suffers third loss to eventual state champ Garfield, settles for third
With the game on the line, the ball got into the right player’s hands, but the result didn’t go the way the Issaquah Eagles envisioned it.
Brian Watson’s contested shot from deep in the corner didn’t find its mark, and Garfield escaped with a 61-59 victory in the semifinals of the Class 4A state boys basketball tournament March 7 at the Tacoma Dome.
March 4, 2014
Eagles draw tough bracket after 64-48 rebound win over Bellarmine Prep
Avoiding a letdown after the stinging defeat to Garfield in the KingCo 4A championship game, Issaquah used its state qualifier Feb. 28 against Bellarmine Prep as a tuneup heading into the Hardwood Classic.
The Eagles pulled away from the Lions after a back-and-forth first-quarter to win, 64-46, at the regional matchup played at Puyallup High School.