May 14, 2013
Liberty High School has hired Curtis Terry as the girls basketball coach.
Terry comes to Liberty after serving as an assistant at Auburn Riverside. He played basketball at UNLV and spent time in the NBA Developmental League. He also played for teams overseas.
March 5, 2013
Vikings prove too much for Spartans at state tourney
Two weeks after a third-quarter run gave the Inglemoor Vikings what they needed to swipe the KingCo crown from the Skyline High School Spartans, history repeated itself at the 4A Girls Basketball State Tournament.
Once again March 1, the Vikings pulled away from the Spartans in the third quarter, this time beating them 44-34, knocking Skyline out of the state tournament before going on to finish in sixth place.
February 26, 2013
The last time the Skyline High School girls basketball team reached the state quarterfinals, Rachel Shim was a spectator as a sixth-grader.
The past three seasons, she was hampered by knee injuries, missing most of her sophomore year and playing with a brace as a junior.
This time, she made a difference.
Shim helped fuel a second-half rally to propel the eighth-ranked Spartans past No. 10 Yelm, 61-48, in the Class 4A regionals Feb. 22 at Rogers High School.
February 12, 2013
The postseason started with a bang for the Skyline High School girls basketball team Feb. 6 when it blasted Bothell, 76-44, in the first round of the KingCo 4A Championships.
Seeded No. 1 in the Crown division, the Skyline Spartans came out with a strong defense. Senior guards Rachel Shim and Lacey Nicholson were glued to two of the Bothell Cougars top scorers, Randi Dixon and Erin Burns, and together with their teammates held the Cougars’ offense to only two points during regular play in the first quarter.
February 12, 2013
Two Issaquah and four Liberty high school seniors will officially take their athletic talents to the collegiate level, signing letters of intent to play for universities across the country.
Liberty soccer players Nicolle Marlow, Kailiana Johnson, Katie Noonan and Kiana Hafferty made their college commitments official in a special signing day ceremony at the school Feb. 6. The Patriots soccer team placed fourth in state this year.
Both Marlow and Johnson will play for Washington State University, while Noonan will play for Southeastern Louisiana University and Hafferty will suit up for Seattle Pacific University.
February 5, 2013
The Liberty High School gymnasium was awash in a sea of red on Jan. 31, when the Patriots boys and girls basketball teams hosted Bellevue in the final regular games of the season.
Parents, students, staff members and basketball coaches donned red in honor of heart health awareness, after the school spent the week rallying and raising funds for cardiovascular disease.
During the games, students collected donations for the American Heart Association and educated attendees about heart disease prevention and warning signs. The effort raised about $7,000, and the school will continue to raise funds through Feb. 14.
February 5, 2013
In the early stages of the season, Issaquah High School boys basketball coach Jason Griffith predicted that it may take a while for his young squad to jell, but when it did, the product that the Eagles put on the parquet would be entertaining.
On Feb. 1, when the Newport hoopsters hit the hardwood at the Eagles Nest, Issaquah did not disappoint in that regard, as it eventually found the chink in the Knight’s armor and was able to win, 54-51.
Issaquah was seeking vengeance for a 48-47 loss to Newport on Jan. 11, when the Eagles experienced a middle-quarter sag, a problem they have been struggling to remedy all season.
The Eagles bolted out of the gate quickly in that game, outscoring the home team 16-7 in the initial frame. In the second and third quarters, Issaquah scored only 14 points.
January 29, 2013
The Liberty High School boys and girls basketball teams combined to go a perfect 4-0 last week against both Interlake and Lake Washington.
Liberty girls struck first, defeating Interlake, 57-31, on Jan. 23. The Patriots went into halftime down to the Saints, 28-27, but a second half Liberty defensive surge saw to it that Interlake would score only three more points the rest of the game.
The Liberty boys beat Interlake, 72-61, in a game that remained relatively close until the Patriot offense emerged with a 28-point third quarter.
January 29, 2013
When two squads lock horns in an intense local rivalry, especially when the moon is as full as it was Jan. 25, hovering over Skyline High School like a spotlight, one should always expect the unexpected.
That was exactly the spectacle that those fans assembled in the Skyline gymnasium beheld recently when a feisty 10-4 Issaquah girls basketball bunch invaded the 12-2 Spartans’ fortress and nearly upset the vaunted Skyline cagers on the road, but instead succumbed to the pressure of being the visitor in hostile territory to and eventually lost 48-45.
“We definitely came into their house with a chip on our shoulder,” admitted Issaquah junior dynamo Mandie Hill, who leads the KingCo 4A in scoring, averaging a sweet 16 points per contest.
January 15, 2013
The Jan. 11 basketball game being hosted by the KingCo 4A Crown Division-leading 8-1 Skyline girl cagers, which featured winless Garfield as the guests, was like a train wreck. As a hoop humanitarian you wanted to look away, but morbid curiosity prevented you from doing so.
The lopsided result of the mismatch was a 67-17 onslaught in favor of the Skyline girls in the green-and-white uniforms, and the silver lining in the massacre was the fact that every single player on the Skyline bench got plenty of minutes on the hardwood.