Redmond ends Issaquah’s season

May 12, 2015

Trailing by a goal late in the second half, the Issaquah High School boys soccer team did a lot of things right in order to tie the game and keep its season alive.

By Greg Farrar The Issaquah High School soccer team trudges out to congratulate Redmond after its season-ending 2-1 loss May 7 at Gary Moore Stadium.

By Greg Farrar
The Issaquah High School soccer team trudges out to congratulate Redmond after its season-ending 2-1 loss May 7 at Gary Moore Stadium.

But only six minutes after Mitch Keller scored the equalizer, Redmond’s Keito Suzuki got free behind the Eagles’ defense and scored the 75th-minute winner, giving the visiting Mustangs a 2-1 victory on May 7 in a loser-out game of the Class 4A KingCo Conference tournament at Gary Moore Stadium.

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Issaquah capitalizes on golden chance to beat Skyline

May 5, 2015

In the end, it didn’t matter that Issaquah High School’s goal was under siege for much of the second half, or that Skyline piled up a 20-6 advantage in shots.

By Greg Farrar Mikey Callan, Issaquah High School captain and senior midfielder, exults after his goal in the 25th minute as Skyline keeper Bryce Escobar lies sprawled on the pitch and Nick Morgan looks at the ball in the net.

By Greg Farrar
Mikey Callan, Issaquah High School captain and senior midfielder, exults after his goal in the 25th minute as Skyline keeper Bryce Escobar lies sprawled on the pitch and Nick Morgan looks at the ball in the net.

When Issaquah midfielder Mikey Callan pounced on a loose ball in the box and scored in the 25th minute, the Eagles had all the offense they needed to beat the visiting Spartans, 1-0, in Class 4A KingCo Conference boys soccer action on May 1 at Gary Moore Stadium.

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Matthew Richardson’s hat trick leads Spartans’ 5-0 rout of Falcons

April 28, 2015

Lopsided victories don’t happen very often for Class 4A KingCo Conference boys soccer teams, so Skyline High School’s blowout of Woodinville on April 21 was a cause for celebration for the Spartans.

By Greg Farrar Sean Curtis (left), Skyline High School senior midfielder, celebrates his goal with senior team captain Nick Morgan at the end of the first period against Woodinville.

By Greg Farrar
Sean Curtis (left), Skyline High School senior midfielder, celebrates his goal with senior team captain Nick Morgan at the end of the first period against Woodinville.

Junior forward Matthew Richardson collected his first career hat trick, scoring in the 12th, 24th and 78th minutes as Skyline powered past the visiting Falcons, 5-0.

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Liberty’s Ethan Diaz is WIAA Athlete of the Week

April 14, 2015

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association recognized Liberty High School soccer player Ethan Diaz as an Athlete of the Week for his play the week of March 23.

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Issaquah grad Kate Deines retires from pro soccer

April 7, 2015

Former Issaquah High School soccer star Kate Deines has decided to hang up her cleats.

Kate Deines

Kate Deines

The 2008 Eagles grad announced her retirement from professional soccer March 31, according to a press release from her National Women’s Soccer League club, FC Kansas City.

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Patriots drop match to rival Highlanders, 2-1

March 25, 2015

The Hazen High School student turnout was small.

Not more than a dozen students made the very short trip to Liberty High School March 19, where their boys soccer team took on the rival Patriots.

Even with their lack of numbers, the cheers that emanated from the section after the game ended in a 2-1 Hazen victory were deafening.

By Greg Farrar Hector Cervantes (left), Hazen High School junior defender, and Liberty sophomore forward Ethan Diaz collide as Cervantes kicks the ball away during the first period of their March 19 soccer match. Hazen won the nonleague game, 2-1.

By Greg Farrar
Hector Cervantes (left), Hazen High School junior defender, and Liberty sophomore forward Ethan Diaz collide as Cervantes kicks the ball away during the first period of their March 19 soccer match. Hazen won the nonleague game, 2-1.

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Skyline opens soccer season with nonleague, scoreless tie

March 25, 2015

The scoreless tie that Skyline and Archbishop Murphy recorded in their season-opening boys soccer match March 19 wasn’t indicative of the level of play on the field.

Both teams had goal-scoring chances that weren’t converted, and while host Skyline was disappointed not to win, coach Don Braman and his players also knew they could’ve lost to a talented opponent that has made six straight state-playoff appearances.

By Greg Farrar Ty Good (14), Skyline High School junior midfielder, tangles for the ball with Matt Williams, of Archbishop Murphy, as Skyline’s Randy Hilleary backs up the action, during the second period of their March 17 soccer match.

By Greg Farrar
Ty Good (14), Skyline High School junior midfielder, tangles for the ball with Matt Williams, of Archbishop Murphy, as Skyline’s Randy Hilleary backs up the action, during the second period of their March 17 soccer match.

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Four Patriots sign on National Letter of Intent day

February 10, 2015

Four Liberty High School students will officially continue their athletic careers at the next level.

Soccer players Morgan Childs, Kelley Johnson, Michael Duvall, and golfer Dexter Simonds all made their commitments official on signing day Feb. 4.

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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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Liberty grad has standout season for Cal Lutheran

December 16, 2014

Liberty High School graduate Kali Youngdahl wrapped up her freshman campaign on the California Lutheran University soccer team with a slew of honors.

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