Skyline graduate earns All-America scholar honors

July 31, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. July 31, 2015

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America named Skyline High School’s Abbey Porter to its 2015 High School Girls Scholar All-America team.

Porter, a standout defender who graduated in June, helped Skyline place third at the Class 4A state tournament in 2014. She’s the first NSCAA All-American in Skyline history, and was the only Washington player among this year’s 46 selections.

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Spartan players take charge of soccer team’s summer work

July 30, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. July 30, 2015

To maintain its status as a perennial state power, the Skyline High School girls soccer team puts in a ton of work during the offseason.

This summer might be an especially important time for the Spartans, who are coming off a third-place finish at last year’s state tournament, but will be replacing the vast majority of their roster.

Gone are 13 seniors, including three standouts who are moving on to Division I collegiate careers — forward Amanda Johnston (Washington), defender Abbey Porter (Washington State) and midfielder Kelli Sullivan (Colorado College).

By Neil Pierson Skyline High School soccer player Alessandra Zonta (right) battles with a teammate for the ball during a short-side scrimmage July 22. About 20 players turned out for a team workout as the Spartans program prepares for the 2015 season.

By Neil Pierson
Skyline High School soccer player Alessandra Zonta (right) battles with a teammate for the ball during a short-side scrimmage July 22. About 20 players turned out for a team workout as the Spartans program prepares for the 2015 season.

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ISC Gunners win semifinal, fall short in championship

July 23, 2015

By Christina Corrales-Toy At left, Sarah Shimer (yellow), ISC Gunners goalkeeper, gets a hand on a corner kick launched by a San Diego Sea Lions player July 18 at Issaquah High School. The Gunners defeated the Sea Lions, 3-1, in the regional Women’s Premier Soccer League playoff match.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
At left, Sarah Shimer (yellow), ISC Gunners goalkeeper, gets a hand on a corner kick launched by a San Diego Sea Lions player July 18 at Issaquah High School. The Gunners defeated the Sea Lions, 3-1, in the regional Women’s Premier Soccer League playoff match.

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Gunners FC drops season finale to Sounders U23s

July 16, 2015

The first time Puget Sound Gunners FC and the Seattle Sounders U23s met this season, the result was a humbling 5-0 defeat for a Gunners squad that didn’t perform up to its capabilities.

By Christina Corrales-Toy Henry Wingo, Puget Sound Gunners FC midfielder, races toward the ball in the Gunners’ 2-1 loss to the Seattle Sounders U23s July 11 at Issaquah High School.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Henry Wingo, Puget Sound Gunners FC midfielder, races toward the ball in the Gunners’ 2-1 loss to the Seattle Sounders U23s July 11 at Issaquah High School.

“The first time we played the Sounders, it was a disaster,” coach Alex Silva said.

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Gunners FC still winless, manages tie with Portland Timbers U23s

July 2, 2015

Stoppage time was nearly over, and Renan Troccoli had the ball at his feet with only the goalkeeper to beat.

By Christina Corrales-Toy Puget Sound Gunners forward Daniel Gavin beats the Portland Timbers U23s goal keeper for the Gunners only score in a 1-1 draw at Issaquah High School on June 28.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Puget Sound Gunners forward Daniel Gavin beats the Portland Timbers U23s goal keeper for the Gunners only score in a 1-1 draw at Issaquah High School on June 28.

With two defenders nipping at his heels and his chance coming from a slightly sharp angle, Troccoli’s shot rolled past the netminder and went inches wide of the far post.

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Gunners FC 1-0 loss has them still in search of first win

June 17, 2015

With the exception of one lopsided loss, Puget Sound Gunners FC has shown it can compete against every team in the Northwest Division of the Premier Development League.

By Christina Corrales-Toy Both teams compete for the header on an unsuccessful Puget Sound Gunners corner kick in the Gunners’ 1-0 loss to the Kitsap Pumas on June 14 at Issaquah High School.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Both teams compete for the header on an unsuccessful Puget Sound Gunners corner kick in the Gunners’ 1-0 loss to the Kitsap Pumas on June 14 at Issaquah High School.

The Gunners’ latest result, a 1-0 loss to the division-leading Kitsap Pumas on June 14 at Issaquah High School, was indicative of that trend.

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Skyline graduate Kelli Sullivan takes her soccer game to international level

June 17, 2015

After becoming one of the most accomplished high-school players in the Puget Sound area, Kelli Sullivan is looking to add to her accolades on a bigger stage.

File Skyline High School graduate Kelli Sullivan will represent Team USA women’s soccer at the upcoming World University Games, alongside several of her future teammates at Colorado College.

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Skyline High School graduate Kelli Sullivan will represent Team USA women’s soccer at the upcoming World University Games, alongside several of her future teammates at Colorado College.

Sullivan, who graduated from Skyline High School last week, will play NCAA Division I women’s soccer this fall at Colorado College. She’s also getting a unique opportunity to play internationally through the school, as the program was chosen to represent the United States next month at the World University Games.

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Liberty soccer grad suits up for local PDL team

May 27, 2015

When Liberty High School boys soccer coach Darren Tremblay reflects on the Patriots’ 2014 team, he remembers the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.

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The Patriots won the Class 3A/2A KingCo regular-season title, but couldn’t make it back to the state playoffs after faltering in the conference tournament.

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Skyline falls in state soccer playoffs

May 27, 2015

Giovanny Soto scored twice in the second half, helping the Wenatchee Panthers defeat the Skyline Spartans, 2-1, on May 19 in the first round of the Class 4A boys soccer state tournament at Wenatchee Valley College.

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Liberty baseball team makes state’s final four and other notes

May 26, 2015

NEW — 3:40 p.m. May 26, 2015

Something special is brewing on the Liberty baseball diamond.

The Patriots are in the state’s final four, after a weekend in which they eliminated Tumwater and then North Kitsap at Centralia’s Wheeler Field May 23.

Nate Steffens threw a complete game shutout, while Torey Anderson collected three hits to propel the Patriots to a 3-0 win over Tumwater. The Thunderbirds came into the contest with a 16-6 record and consistently found themselves in the top 10 of state rankings.

Liberty continued to stun spectators with a 4-3 come-from-behind win over North Kitsap. Read more

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