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.

Colton Ronk

Colton Ronk

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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Freshman Sami Corman outshines her elders at district track finals

May 27, 2015

Some ninth-graders have plenty of talent, but it isn’t until they start competing against opponents two and three years older that their potential starts to emerge.

By Neil Pierson Sami Corman, Issaquah High School freshman (center), battles with Woodinville’s Keagan Bolibol (left) and Jackson’s Brooke Kingma for control of the girls 1,600-meter run on May 20 at the District 2 championships.

By Neil Pierson
Sami Corman, Issaquah High School freshman (center), battles with Woodinville’s Keagan Bolibol (left) and Jackson’s Brooke Kingma for control of the girls 1,600-meter run on May 20 at the District 2 championships.

That could be the case for Issaquah High School freshman Sami Corman, who outlasted several juniors and seniors to win the girls’ 1,600 meters on May 20 at the Class 4A District 2 track and field championships in Lake Stevens.

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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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Patriots playoff roundup

May 27, 2015

Due to an early Memorial Day weekend deadline, complete playoff results for Liberty High School sports teams were unavailable at press time.

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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

Skyline doubles team qualifies for 4A state tennis tourney

May 20, 2015

Julia Lioubarski and Jasmine Ye are going back to the place they wanted to be all season.

The Skyline High School doubles team qualified for the Class 4A state girls tennis tournament, placing second at the KingCo Conference tournament held May 11-15 at Skyline.

It’s the second straight year Lioubarski and Ye have reached state, and they’ll be aiming to improve upon their eighth-place finish of last season. The state tourney will be held May 29-30 in Richland.

By Greg Farrar Jasmine Ye (left), Skyline High School senior, and teammate Julia Lioubarski, junior, battle for a 6-3, 6-4 doubles win over Issaquah High School junior Inyoung You and senior Emma Gavin on May 14 during the KingCo Conference 4A tennis tournament.

By Greg Farrar
Jasmine Ye (left), Skyline High School senior, and teammate Julia Lioubarski, junior, battle for a 6-3, 6-4 doubles win over Issaquah High School junior Inyoung You and senior Emma Gavin on May 14 during the KingCo Conference 4A tennis tournament.

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Liberty wins district soccer championship

May 20, 2015

The Liberty High School soccer team was a bit shorthanded for its May 16 district championship game.

By Greg Farrar Nate Steenis (left), Liberty High School senior forward, is congratulated by teammates Leoul Hancock (10) and Noah Anderson (9) immediately after his goal May 14 against Fife.

By Greg Farrar
Nate Steenis (left), Liberty High School senior forward, is congratulated by teammates Leoul Hancock (10) and Noah Anderson (9) immediately after his goal May 14 against Fife.

That’s because a handful of players traded their kits for tuxes, as the school celebrated its senior prom that night.

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Issaquah rallies to beat Eastlake, 7-4, in girls fastpitch

May 20, 2015

Some teams might have pushed the panic button after blowing a four-run lead, but the Issaquah High School fastpitch team just shrugged and kept smiling.

After host Eastlake put up a four-run fifth inning to tie the score, the Eagles responded with three runs in the top of sixth and held on for a 7-4 victory in the regular-season finale of Class 4A KingCo Conference play May 14.

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Skyline baseball makes first return to state since 2010

May 20, 2015

The Skyline High School baseball team is headed back to the Class 4A state tournament for the first time in five seasons.

The Spartans advanced to state by winning four consecutive elimination games at the KingCo Conference tournament. They capped the run with a 7-3 victory over Woodinville — on the Falcons’ home field — and open state play at 10 a.m. May 23 against the Snohomish Panthers.

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Issaquah repeats as state lacrosse champion

May 20, 2015

Issaquah High School repeated as the girls state lacrosse champion May 15, downing Bainbridge, 11-8, at Eastside Catholic School.

Issaquah held Bainbridge to just three shots in the first half, and then got stellar goaltending from sophomore Katie Earll down the stretch to preserve its undefeated season and extended its winning streak to 28 games.

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