Young Eagles team off to rocky league start

March 31, 2015

The Issaquah High School baseball team has stumbled out of the starting gate to the 2015 league schedule with the cards stacked against them in the worst possible way.

After a 3-0 non-league win against Garfield to start the season, the Eagles have since been outscored 21-0. (Results of their game against Inglemoor Monday were unavailable before The Press’ deadline.)

By Greg Farrar Bryce Hughes, Issaquah High School sophomore, in the fifth inning after singling one of the Eagles’ four hits in the game, is the only player to reach second base March 27 after teammate Andy Co draws the only walk given up by Redmond senior pitcher Brendan Ecklebarger.

By Greg Farrar
Bryce Hughes, Issaquah High School sophomore, in the fifth inning after singling one of the Eagles’ four hits in the game, is the only player to reach second base March 27 after teammate Andy Co draws the only walk given up by Redmond senior pitcher Brendan Ecklebarger.

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Patriots tennis dominates the Totems

March 31, 2015

Liberty High School senior Sadie Demme was the last singles player to leave the tennis court March 26.

By the time her match against Sammamish’s Jessica Jou finished, most of the doubles teams were wrapping up their games.

By Greg Farrar Sadie Demme, Liberty High School senior No. 2 singles player, returns a volley to Jessica Jou, of Sammamish, during their long two-set tennis match March 26 at Tibbetts Valley Park. Demme won, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1.

By Greg Farrar
Sadie Demme, Liberty High School senior No. 2 singles player, returns a volley to Jessica Jou, of Sammamish, during their long two-set tennis match March 26 at Tibbetts Valley Park. Demme won, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1.

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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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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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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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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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Eagles tennis returns to action

March 25, 2015

By Greg Farrar Lucy Huffman, Issaquah High School senior, returns a volley to Liberty sophomore Sienna Rice in their top-seeded tennis match during a nonleague meeting between the two schools. Huffman won, 6-0, 6-2. Team match results were unavailable at press time.

By Greg Farrar
Lucy Huffman, Issaquah High School senior, returns a volley to Liberty sophomore Sienna Rice in their top-seeded tennis match during a nonleague meeting between the two schools. Huffman won, 6-0, 6-2. Team match results were unavailable at press time.

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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Elite basketball academy comes to Newcastle

March 10, 2015

Jasen Baskett and his Emerald City Basketball Academy were homeless.

By Christina Corrales-Toy Pacific Courts, a new gym featuring two full-sized basketball courts, is set to open in Newcastle on March 9. The facility will serve as a headquarters for the Emerald City Basketball Academy.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Pacific Courts, a new gym featuring two full-sized basketball courts, is set to open in Newcastle on March 9. The facility will serve as a headquarters for the Emerald City Basketball Academy.

The elite youth basketball program that counts University of Washington stars Spencer Hawes and Isaiah Thomas among its alumni lost its Seattle headquarters in August.

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