Jake Lindahl wins it in OT as Issaquah lacrosse drops Skyline

April 21, 2015

Jake Lindahl delivered the game winner for Issaquah to give the Eagles a 4-3 defeat over Skyline on April 17.

Issaquah led 2-1 after the first. Following a scoreless second, Skyline knotted the contest at 2-2 when a cutting Charlie Kurtenbach converted a Tyler Johnston pass for the equalizer.

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Issaquah lacrosse sweeps Arizona high schools on spring break road swing

April 14, 2015

Issaquah broke the game open with 10 goals in the second and third on the way to a two-game sweep over Arizona high schools with a 14-6 boys lacrosse defeat of Gilbert High, April 8, in Gilbert, Arizona.

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Skyline pushes Bellevue boys, falls in lacrosse

April 7, 2015

Skyline pushed defending Washington state boys state champion Bellevue to the brink but couldn’t close as the Wolverines bested the Spartans 10-9 in boys high school lacrosse action March 31 at Bellevue High School.

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Issaquah girls lacrosse beats Overlake, remains perfect

March 31, 2015

Meg Corscadden, Haley Johnson and Suzy Emerson combined for 12 goals as Issaquah cruised to 6-0 on the season with a commanding 20-8 girls lacrosse defeat of Overlake on March 25 at the Overlake School in Redmond.

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Liberty lacrosse falls to Juanita

March 25, 2015

A trio of two-goal performances led Juanita to its first all-time win with a 9-7 boys lacrosse defeat of Liberty on March 19 at Juanita High School in Kirkland.

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Issaquah girls knock off Eastside Catholic in lacrosse opener

March 17, 2015

Two-time all-state midfielder Suzy Emerson opened the 2015 Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association season the same way she finished 2014.

The Issaquah senior scored five goals, and added three ground balls and four draw controls to lead the Eagles to a 9-3 win over Eastside Catholic on March 9 at Robinswood Park in Bellevue.

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Eastside Catholic boys lacrosse ranked 8 in regional top 10, Issaquah is 9

March 17, 2015

The Eastside Catholic High School boys lacrosse team was listed at No. 8 in the March 10 rankings of the top programs in the western United States.

Nike and Lacrosse Magazine compile the rankings.

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Patriots’ swim title tops year’s best sports stories

December 31, 2014

It was another successful year for Issaquah community sports.

By Greg Farrar The trophy looks awesome up close for the Liberty High School swim team as it celebrates the school’s first-ever state swim team championship Nov. 15 at the King County Aquatic Center, earned in style with a 2A-record 348-point total.

By Greg Farrar
The trophy looks awesome up close for the Liberty High School swim team as it celebrates the school’s first-ever state swim team championship Nov. 15 at the King County Aquatic Center, earned in style with a 2A-record 348-point total.

Athletes at the three district high schools took home conference titles, state championships and, in Liberty’s case, made history in 2014.

Here is a recap of the year’s top sports stories, in no particular order:

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Game On — Local athlete keeps the competitive edge at every level he plays lacrosse

October 21, 2014

Whether it’s coincidence, or a sign of some greater forces at work, the color yellow seems to follow Issaquah High School graduate Kevin Powers.

By Tor Jernudd Above, Kevin Powers chases an opponent for Team Sweden during its game against South Korea. Powers finished the tournament with the third most goals and fourth most points. Below, Powers poses with his award after being selected to the 2014 World Lacrosse Championship Presidents team, given to the top 10 best players competing outside the Blue Division.

By Tor Jernudd
Above, Kevin Powers chases an opponent for Team Sweden during its game against South Korea. Powers finished the tournament with the third most goals and fourth most points. Below, Powers poses with his award after being selected to the 2014 World Lacrosse Championship Presidents team, given to the top 10 best players competing outside the Blue Division.

Powers, 21, donned the navy blue and yellow of the Swedish National Lacrosse team at the 2014 World Lacrosse Championship in July. In high school, Powers was a standout player in the purple and gold of Issaquah. He continued his success in San Rafael, California, where he is in his senior year wearing the — once again — navy blue and yellow of Dominican University.

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Skyline Lacrosse wins first league championship

June 17, 2014

The Skyline Spartans Lacrosse Club’s seventh-/eighth-grade Green team won the Greater Eastside Lacrosse League championship for the first time May 30, beating Bellevue Blue, 8-5, at Skyline High School.

The Spartans, who feature 16 eighth-graders and three seventh-graders, finished the season with a 13-0 record under coaches Scott Johnston and Gregg Harris.

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