Cougar Mountain Trail Run third race is July 13

July 9, 2013

The third in the four-run Cougar Mountain Trail Run series is July 13.

The event, co-presented by the Seattle Running Club and Northwest Trail Runs, has been a Pacific Northwest tradition for the past 11 years. This month’s race boasts multiple courses: a 10- and 20-mile path that loops through some of Cougar Mountain’s 36 miles of trails, as well as a 5K.

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Former pro mountain bikers coaching at clinic

July 2, 2013

The Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance will host a skills clinic from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 13-14 at Duthie Hill Park.

Former professional mountain bike racers Kat Sweet, of Sweetlines, and Simon Lawton, of Fluidride, will join Evergreen’s certified instructors to lead the clinic.

The clinic, open to ages 14 and older, is designed for mountain bikers of all skill levels. Participants will spend the weekend learning and practicing skills and putting them to use on the park’s trails. The clinic will take place regardless of weather conditions.

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The race goes on

June 25, 2013

Local runner wins first race after Boston Marathon

Contributed Brian Maher, of Issaquah, leads the pack June 2 at the North Olympic Discovery Marathon. Maher won the overall crown in what was his first race after running in the Boston Marathon.

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Brian Maher, of Issaquah, leads the pack June 2 at the North Olympic Discovery Marathon. Maher won the overall crown in what was his first race after running in the Boston Marathon.

Issaquah’s Brian Maher would not call himself a survivor, a label that others tried to attach to him after he competed in the 2013 Boston Marathon.

Yes, he and his wife Elizabeth were in Boston April 15, when two bombs exploded at the marathon’s finish line, but by the time that happened, Maher had already finished the race and the two were resting comfortably away from the chaos.

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Issaquah resident runs for Boston

June 25, 2013

Growing up in Massachusetts, it was always Issaquah resident Robyn Wilson’s dream to run in the Boston Marathon.

“I grew up watching the marathon,” she said. “It was always a goal of mine to run Boston, and I haven’t yet.”

She was not there April 15 when two bombs exploded at the marathon’s finish line, but she estimated that she knew about 40 runners and spectators that were in Boston.

Robyn Wilson

Robyn Wilson

“It was scary, but luckily everyone I knew was just fine,” she said.

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Athletes receive all-league honors

May 21, 2013

As the spring sports season comes to a close, local athletes are being honored for their athletic achievements with the unveiling of the all-league teams. Players and coaches select all-league teams annually.

Note: Only athletes from Issaquah, Liberty and Skyline are listed.

Soccer

All KingCo 4A

  • Coach of Year — Don Braman, Skyline

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Brock O’Connor memorial scholarship awards $3,000

May 21, 2013

This year’s $1,000 recipients of the Brock O’Connor Memorial Scholarship are Corbin Powers, of Skyline High School, Garrett Hughes, of Liberty High School and Justin Vernia, of Issaquah High School, according to a press release.

The scholarship committee awards a $1,000 scholarship each year to three graduating senior baseball players; one from Skyline, Issaquah and Liberty. The recipients of the award must have made a commitment to play baseball at the college level and demonstrated attributes that Brock exhibited during his short life, the release said.

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Paddling Festival is May 1

May 7, 2013

Lake Sammamish hosts the third annual Northwest Paddling Festival this weekend.

Experienced kayakers and stand-up paddleboarders will descend on Issaquah to celebrate all-things paddle sports, with a daylong festival May 11.

The event will feature paddling industry vendors, product demonstrations, kayak tours, stand-up paddleboarding lessons and a 6-mile paddle-craft race.

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Issaquah hosts third annual Northwest Paddling Festival

April 23, 2013

For a single day in May, Lake Sammamish will become the elite destination for the region’s paddle-sports enthusiasts when it hosts the third annual Northwest Paddling Festival.

Experienced kayakers and stand-up paddleboarders will descend on Issaquah to celebrate all-things paddle sports, with a daylong festival May 11.

The event will feature paddling industry vendors, product demonstrations, kayak tours, stand-up paddleboarding lessons and a 6-mile paddle-craft race.

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Skyline hangs on for win over Woodinville

April 9, 2013

WOODINVILLE – Cannon Gardner tallied four goals as Skyline pulled away in the third for a 13-11 boys high school lacrosse win over Woodinville on April 4 at Woodinville High School.

The win was the fourth of the spring for the Spartans.

Woodinville took a one-goal lead in the first-quarter, and then gave up five in the second to trail Skyline 7-4 at the half. In the third, the Spartans kept scoring, netting six goals to Woodinville’s three.

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Eagle dancers bust a move

March 26, 2013

For a young team, every advance in competition becomes a first, and so the Issaquah High School Dance Team celebrated its first win in district competition, to be followed by a trip to state at the Sun Dome in Yakima on March 23 in hopes of winning a trophy at state for the first time.

However, that trophy was not to be.

Team Captain Raché Strand said the team performs and competes in the hip-hop category. Hip-hop is a style of dancing that finds it roots in street dancing in the 1970s.

Contributed The Issaquah High School Dance Team poses March 2 at Eastlake High School with their Sea-King District 4A trophy in the hip-hop/military category before heading to Yakima for state competition March 23.

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The Issaquah High School Dance Team poses March 2 at Eastlake High School with their Sea-King District 4A trophy in the hip-hop/military category before heading to Yakima for state competition March 23.

“Hip-hop is like thug or gangsta,” Strand said. “It is more like street dancing or like dance crew, lots of getting low and kind of aggressive dancing. We dance to popular music, like stuff you would hear on the radio for dancing party music.”

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