Rowers finish strong at youth nationals

July 2, 2015

Three boats from the Sammamish Rowing Association placed among the top-six teams in the country in their events at the USRowing Youth National Championships, held June 12-14 in Sarasota, Florida.

The teams included two Skyline High School students — senior Adam Rockett and junior Isaac Beeman.

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Issaquah baseball alum named junior college All-America

July 2, 2015

Mitchell Morimoto, a 2014 Issaquah High School graduate, was named a National Junior College Athletic Association second-team All-American for baseball.

By Greg Farrar Mitchell Morimoto, former Issaquah High School baseball player, hits the first of two home runs in one inning during his senior year in 2014 in a game against Sedro-Wooley.

By Greg Farrar
Mitchell Morimoto, former Issaquah High School baseball player, hits the first of two home runs in one inning during his senior year in 2014 in a game against Sedro-Wooley.

Morimoto, who plays at Mesa Community College in Colorado Springs, Colorado, earned second-team All-America honors following his freshman season. He placed second on the team with a .393 batting average and 45 RBIs, and led the club with 21 doubles and seven triples.

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Former Skyline standout Kasen Williams signs with Seahawks

June 25, 2015

The Seattle Seahawks signed former University of Washington and Skyline High School standout receiver Kasen Williams on June 12.

Williams impressed the Seahawks during May’s rookie mini-camp, in which he participated as a tryout player. Before that, he had signed as a free agent with the Cincinnati Bengals, but was waived after failing his physical, apparently due to concerns over a foot injury he suffered as a junior at the UW.

By Corky Trewin/Seattle Seahawks Kasen Williams gathers a pass during drills in the Seattle Seahawks minicamp June 18 at their Redmond practice facility.

By Corky Trewin/Seattle Seahawks
Kasen Williams gathers a pass during drills in the Seattle Seahawks minicamp June 18 at their Redmond practice facility.

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Bulldogs football fills a niche for players without a program

June 25, 2015

It’s a warm evening at Bellevue High School’s stadium, and a couple dozen players have donned pads, helmets and jerseys to practice tackling and blocking, and running offensive and defensive schemes.

By Neil Pierson Quarterback Braden Bouwman-Hess, an Issaquah High School product, slings a pass during the Eastside JC Bulldogs’ June 18 practice at Bellevue High School.

By Neil Pierson
Quarterback Braden Bouwman-Hess, an Issaquah High School product, slings a pass during the Eastside JC Bulldogs’ June 18 practice at Bellevue High School.

They’re not members of Bellevue High’s nationally renowned program, which has captured 11 of the past 14 state championships. They’re young men who, for various reasons, aren’t playing college football but are looking to attract attention from coaches at that level.

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Lakeside Recovery continues hot start

June 25, 2015

The Lakeside Recovery Senior American Legion baseball team kept rolling last week, and sits in first place in the Northwest Division after a five-game winning streak.

Lakeside Recovery — comprised of players at Issaquah, Skyline and Newport high schools — finished the week June 21 with a 3-1 victory over Bellevue-Phiten at Interlake High School in Bellevue. Lakeside improved its record to 15-5 overall, 14-1 in division play.

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Eagles ready for spring flight

June 25, 2015

By Don Borin/Stop Action Photography Ashton Sorrento, Conner Pederson, Joe Nelson and Tyrus Tuiasosopo (from left) work on a strength and conditioning drill June 17 during the Issaquah High School football team’s final spring practice.

By Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Ashton Sorrento, Conner Pederson, Joe Nelson and Tyrus Tuiasosopo (from left) work on a strength and conditioning drill June 17 during the Issaquah High School football team’s final spring practice.

By Don Borin/Stop Action Photography Cameron Humphrey (right), Issaquah High School fall senior quarterback, looks for receivers downfield during spring practice June 17 as head coach Buddy Bland looks on.

By Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Cameron Humphrey (right), Issaquah High School fall senior quarterback, looks for receivers downfield during spring practice June 17 as head coach Buddy Bland looks on.

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Skyline selects George Crowder as athletics director

June 25, 2015

Skyline High School has hired George Crowder as its new athletics director, a June 10 news release stated.

Crowder comes to Skyline after five years as A.D. at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland.

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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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Prep football kicks into gear at Skyline tournament

June 17, 2015

When high-school spring sports like baseball, soccer and track end, it marks the start of the season for football teams, who began their offseason workouts last week.

By Greg Farrar Blake Gregory, Skyline High School fall senior quarterback, throws footballs to receivers during scrimmages and drills June 13 during the annual Skills and Drills on the Hill event.

By Greg Farrar
Blake Gregory, Skyline High School fall senior quarterback, throws footballs to receivers during scrimmages and drills June 13 during the annual Skills and Drills on the Hill event.

For 11 teams around the region, the first competitive event of the 2015 season was June 13 at Skyline High School’s eighth annual Skills and Drills on the Hill event, which featured a seven-on-seven passing competition for quarterbacks and receivers.

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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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