Skyline hurler Sam Lawrence no-hits Eastlake

April 7, 2015

The Skyline High School baseball team figured to rely heavily this season on the left arm of Sam Lawrence, who showed exactly what he’s capable of during an April 1 game against Eastlake.

by Greg Farrar Above, Sam Lawrence, Skyline High School senior pitcher, throws to Cole Peterson, Camilo Acosta and Nathan Mano, of Eastlake, April 1 during the third inning of his no-hitter on the way to the Spartans’ 7-0 win.

by Greg Farrar
Sam Lawrence, Skyline High School senior pitcher, throws to Cole Peterson, Camilo Acosta and Nathan Mano, of Eastlake, April 1 during the third inning of his no-hitter on the way to the Spartans’ 7-0 win.

Lawrence tossed a no-hitter — his first at any level of the game — and led the Spartans to a 7-0 victory over the visiting Wolves in Class 4A KingCo Conference action.

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Spartans’ offensive woes continue in 3-1 loss

April 7, 2015

The Skyline High School fastpitch team has started the season with four losses in five games, and the results can largely be chalked up to one thing — the Spartans aren’t doing enough on offense.

Skyline dropped a 3-1 decision to visiting Eastlake April 1 in Class 4A KingCo Conference play. The Spartans’ record fell to 1-4 overall, 0-3 in conference, as their offensive drought continued.

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Patriots capitalize on Eagles’ injury-plagued girls golfers

April 7, 2015

District foes Liberty and Issaquah met on Renton’s Maplewood Golf Course for a nonleague contest April 2, and it was the Patriots who emerged victorious.

By Greg Farrar Taylor Woo, Liberty High School senior co-captain, puts some body English on the ball as it heads for the cup on the 310-yard, par-4 ninth hole.

By Greg Farrar
Taylor Woo, Liberty High School senior co-captain, puts some body English on the ball as it heads for the cup on the 310-yard, par-4 ninth hole.

Liberty defeated Issaquah, 238-259, on a day when both teams were missing key players, Eagles coach Tom Bakamus said in an email.

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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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Runners invited to Squak Mountain event April 11

April 7, 2015

The Squak Mountain Trail Run is from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 11 at Squak Mountain State Park.

The event will include 12-kilometer, half-marathon, marathon and 50-kilometer trail options on the 2,024-foot mountain. The courses are well-marked and several aid stations will be in place.

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Skyline pushes Bellevue boys, falls in lacrosse

April 7, 2015

Skyline pushed defending Washington state boys state champion Bellevue to the brink but couldn’t close as the Wolverines bested the Spartans 10-9 in boys high school lacrosse action March 31 at Bellevue High School.

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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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