Issaquah grad helps Whitworth University win conference meet

May 12, 2015

Gabrielle Gevers, of Issaquah, competing for Whitworth University, recently ran in the Northwest Conference Championships at George Fox University, in Newberg, Oregon.

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Issaquah capitalizes on golden chance to beat Skyline

May 5, 2015

In the end, it didn’t matter that Issaquah High School’s goal was under siege for much of the second half, or that Skyline piled up a 20-6 advantage in shots.

By Greg Farrar Mikey Callan, Issaquah High School captain and senior midfielder, exults after his goal in the 25th minute as Skyline keeper Bryce Escobar lies sprawled on the pitch and Nick Morgan looks at the ball in the net.

By Greg Farrar
Mikey Callan, Issaquah High School captain and senior midfielder, exults after his goal in the 25th minute as Skyline keeper Bryce Escobar lies sprawled on the pitch and Nick Morgan looks at the ball in the net.

When Issaquah midfielder Mikey Callan pounced on a loose ball in the box and scored in the 25th minute, the Eagles had all the offense they needed to beat the visiting Spartans, 1-0, in Class 4A KingCo Conference boys soccer action on May 1 at Gary Moore Stadium.

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Liberty roundup: Two Patriots get hat tricks in Bellevue win

May 5, 2015

The score didn’t seem real.

The email from Liberty head coach Darren Tremblay earned a deserved double take, after it noted that his boys soccer squad defeated Bellevue, 11-0, May 1.

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Skyline alums sign with NFL teams

May 5, 2015

Two Skyline High School football stars are headed to the National Football League.

While wide receiver Kasen Williams and quarterback Jake Heaps didn’t hear their names called during the NFL draft, both will reportedly get shots as undrafted free agents.

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Patriots lacrosse falls to Mount Si

May 5, 2015

Mount Si secured its third win of the spring with a 14-5 boys prep lacrosse defeat of Liberty, April 29 at Mount Si High School in Snoqualmie.

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Lake Sammamish State Park hosts paddling festival May 8-9

May 5, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. May 5, 2015

For expert paddlers or those looking to try sea kayaking or stand-up paddling for the first time, the fifth annual Northwest Paddling Festival is the place to be to get started for a summer on the water.

The festival, the largest of its kind in the Northwest, will be May 8-9 at Lake Sammamish State Park. The hours are from 2-7 p.m. May 8, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 9.

During the course of the two-day celebration of paddle sports, attendees can demo boats, take kayak tours, attend seminars and check out the latest in gear and accessories from more than 60 paddle sports businesses.

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Patriots improving — Liberty has outstanding performances in meet against Juanita

April 28, 2015

By Greg Farrar Siri Christopherson (center), Liberty High School freshman, has help running her first-ever 3,200-meter race with pacing from juniors Carlyn Schmidgall (left) and Tyra Christopherson, as they work together to set up for the end of the season. Siri got the win, but they all finished in 12 minutes, 59 seconds, just fractions of a second apart.

By Greg Farrar
Siri Christopherson (center), Liberty High School freshman, has help running her first-ever 3,200-meter race with pacing from juniors Carlyn Schmidgall (left) and Tyra Christopherson, as they work together to set up for the end of the season. Siri got the win, but they all finished in 12 minutes, 59 seconds, just fractions of a second apart.

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Matthew Richardson’s hat trick leads Spartans’ 5-0 rout of Falcons

April 28, 2015

Lopsided victories don’t happen very often for Class 4A KingCo Conference boys soccer teams, so Skyline High School’s blowout of Woodinville on April 21 was a cause for celebration for the Spartans.

By Greg Farrar Sean Curtis (left), Skyline High School senior midfielder, celebrates his goal with senior team captain Nick Morgan at the end of the first period against Woodinville.

By Greg Farrar
Sean Curtis (left), Skyline High School senior midfielder, celebrates his goal with senior team captain Nick Morgan at the end of the first period against Woodinville.

Junior forward Matthew Richardson collected his first career hat trick, scoring in the 12th, 24th and 78th minutes as Skyline powered past the visiting Falcons, 5-0.

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Issaquah track teams continue push toward postseason

April 28, 2015

Track and field athletes know the maxim well — it’s not how you start the season, but how you finish that truly matters.

By Greg Farrar Nikki Stephens, Issaquah High School sophomore, clears the high jump bar at 4 feet, 8 inches in the rain during the Eagles’ track and field meet April 23 against Eastlake and Inglemoor.

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Nikki Stephens, Issaquah High School sophomore, clears the high jump bar at 4 feet, 8 inches in the rain during the Eagles’ track and field meet April 23 against Eastlake and Inglemoor.

A couple of Issaquah High School’s top athletes are going through that process this season. During an April 23 home meet against Class 4A KingCo Conference opponents Eastlake and Inglemoor, seniors Ellie Clawson and Ray Littles each sought improvements after slow starts to the season.

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Issaquah’s Fab 14 accept scholarships

April 21, 2015

Coaches and players on opposing basketball teams knew how good Ty Gibson was, but the Issaquah High School senior might not have convinced any colleges of his talents until a virtuoso performance at the state tournament in March.

Over the course of three games, Gibson set a new tourney scoring record with 87 points. His last two games in an Issaquah uniform were superstar material — a career-high 42 points against Moses Lake, and 32 more against Kentwood as the Eagles clinched the fourth-place trophy.

By Greg Farrar Fourteen Issaquah High School senior athletes, who have signed college scholarship offers, are seated under balloons with their respective future school colors during an April 15 ceremony.

By Greg Farrar
Fourteen Issaquah High School senior athletes, who have signed college scholarship offers, are seated under balloons with their respective future school colors during an April 15 ceremony.

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