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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Near perfection — Nate Steffens’ no-hitter propels Liberty into a state regional berth

May 12, 2015

Despite a regular season record below .500, and a seventh-place finish in the eight-team KingCo 3A/2A Conference, the Liberty High School baseball team is headed to state.

By Christina Corrales-Toy Liberty High School pitcher Nate Steffens winds up to pitch in the Patriots’ 10-0 win over Foster. Steffens threw a no-hitter and came just an error away from a perfect game.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Liberty High School pitcher Nate Steffens winds up to pitch in the Patriots’ 10-0 win over Foster. Steffens threw a no-hitter and came just an error away from a perfect game.

After a two-win day in the District 2/3 2A baseball tournament May 9, the Patriots are guaranteed a state regionals berth. They’ll continue district play next week to determine which seed they’ll get.

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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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Skyline outlasts Issaquah in girls KingCo tennis

May 12, 2015

Fans of the Skyline and Issaquah high school girls tennis teams couldn’t have asked for a much better match than what they witnessed when the rival schools got together in the Class 4A KingCo Conference regular-season finale.

Issaquah came out on top in a couple marathon singles matches, but visiting Skyline earned a 4-3 win May 6 by sweeping the three doubles matches.

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Issaquah girls lacrosse team begins title defense

May 12, 2015

The Issaquah girls lacrosse team began its state title defense with a 21-1 opening-round playoff win over Stadium on May 8.

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Senior signs

May 12, 2015

Contributed Daniella Jaramillo, Issaquah High School senior, signs her national letter of intent to play collegiate volleyball under full scholarship at St. John’s River State College in Palatka, Florida. Jaramillo played volleyball all four years, three on varsity, playing at the libero position.

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Daniella Jaramillo, Issaquah High School senior, signs her national letter of intent to play collegiate volleyball under full scholarship at St. John’s River State College in Palatka, Florida. Jaramillo played volleyball all four years, three on varsity, playing at the libero position.

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