September 30, 2014
Liberty High School senior Quinn Magendanz won the Seahawks’ CenturyLink Athlete of the Week Award. Magendanz, a three-sport athlete currently starring on the football team, won the award based on his dedication to academics, community involvement, leadership and athletic performance.
September 16, 2014
June 24, 2014
As the Liberty High School football team wrapped up its spring practices June 17, not much looked different on the Patriots’ field.
Music blared, whistles sounded and footballs flew into the outstretched hands of open receivers.
This season will be different, though, for all Liberty sports teams, as they prepare to move from the 3A to 2A level.
June 24, 2014
After winning back-to-back state championships, the Skyline High School football program didn’t have the glorious ending it expected for the 2013 season.
The Spartans cruised to an 8-1 regular-season record and the Class 4A KingCo Conference Crown Division title, but lost to Federal Way in the first round of the state playoffs.
Practices are underway in preparation for the 2014 campaign, and the Spartans are hungry for redemption. But seventh-year head coach Mat Taylor wants his players to establish their own identities, and not just look to replicate the program’s seven state title-winning teams.
June 17, 2014
The University of Miami announced June 15 that former Skyline High School quarterback Jake Heaps has signed a financial aid agreement and will transfer to the Atlantic Coast Conference school for his senior season — his third college team.
Heaps will be immediately eligible and is expected to compete for the starting job for the Hurricanes, who ended the spring with an uncertain quarterback situation. Projected starter Ryan Williams tore his ACL in April and is not expected to be ready for the start of the season.
Heaps spent the past two years at Kansas, starting nine games last season. He will graduate at the end of June, making himself eligible for the 2014 season for what will be his redshirt senior season.
April 29, 2014
The Eastside Junior College Bulldogs football team is prepping for its second season of play with three open tryouts.
Athletes interested in playing for the team must attend one of three combines at 11 a.m. May 3, 10 or 17.
The tryouts will take place at Crossfit Bellevue, 13425 S.E. 30th St., Suite 2C. Players must register in advance at http://eastsidejcfootball.com/registration.
January 14, 2014
Issaquah High School football coach Chris Bennett was informed late last month that he would not be retained for next season.
Coaches work off year-to-year contracts. Bennett said he was taken by surprise when informed of the decision.
“To be honest, I was just told that my contract was not going to be renewed and when asked why, I wasn’t given a reason,” said Bennett, who compiled a 44-23 record in six seasons, along with an appearance in the 2008 state-title game.
January 7, 2014
Liberty’s fall sports underclassmen take the stage
Less than a year ago, Brigette and Kelsey Takeuchi, Sydney Hartford and Noah Pritchett roamed the halls at Maywood Middle School.
Fast forward to their first year at Liberty High School. Three of them have competed among the top athletes in the state, while the fourth has found a place on a varsity squad that rarely makes room for freshmen.
January 7, 2014
Former Issaquah High School quarterback Ryan Bergman broke school records and earned league honors as he wrapped up his junior campaign at Western Oregon University.
Bergman passed for 3,225 yards and 27 touchdowns, both single-season records for the school.
December 31, 2013
Skyline High School football coach Mat Taylor has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Central Washington University head coaching position.
Taylor, who announced his decision Dec. 22, told The Seattle Times he first realized he wasn’t ready to leave his teaching and coaching job at Skyline while driving home from the end of his three-day interview at CWU.