June 12, 2012
Liberty High School girl’s basketball player Aspen Winegar signed her letter of intent to play basketball at the University of Montana Western.
Winegar earned four varsity letters in basketball and was named a captain along with the most valuable player at Liberty. She rose through the rankings of the all-league teams in her time at Liberty, making honorable mention in 2010, second team all-league in 2011, and first team all-conference and all-state in 2012.
“Aspen Winegar was a positive force on the Liberty girls basketball team for four years,” Liberty head coach Randy Leifer said in a press release. “She is an outstanding player that can play with her back to the basket in the post or move outside where she led the league in three-point shooting percentage. Aspen is not only an excellent player, she is also a great teammate who set a good example for others, worked hard, was very coachable and kept teammates smiling.”
The University of Montana Western competes in the Frontier Conference of the National Intercollegiate Athletics Association.
May 8, 2012
Issaquah High School senior Nick Price has signed with Azusa Pacific University in Southern California.
Price averaged 19.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2 assists and 1.5 steals per game for the Eagles.
“Nick led us back to the final 16 for the first time in six years,” Issaquah head coach Jason Griffith said. “His overall game really improved his senior year and that resulted in our team experiencing some success.”
Azusa Pacific University is a private Christian university that competes in the Golden State Athletic Conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.
March 13, 2012
Skyline High School senior guard Will Parker has been selected to participate in the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association All-State games March 10 at Curtis High School.
Parker will represent Skyline on the 2012 4A All-State roster and will play at 6 p.m.
Past players in the tournament include former and current NBA players Brandon Roy, Luke Ridnour, Jason Terry and Nate Robinson.
February 28, 2012
The Issaquah High School boys basketball team had been here before.
With a trip to the Tacoma Dome and the state championship tournament on the line, the Eagles were only able to put up eight points in the first quarter against an explosive Mount Rainier team during their KingCo 4A quarterfinal match Feb 24.
February 28, 2012
A year after getting almost ignored by KingCo Conference 4A coaches on the all-league team, Issaquah High School senior Nick Price was not overlooked this season.
Price earned first-team all-KingCo honors this time when the all-league team was announced. Once again, Price has impressive statistics. He ranked third in KingCo scoring by averaging 19.7 points per game. Price also helped lead the Eagles to the KingCo 4A title game and a Class 4A regional berth.
“I was real happy for him,” Issaquah coach Jason Griffith said.
As a junior, Price earned honorable mention despite being the top scorer in the Crest Division. This time, he was one of three candidates for the league’s Most Valuable Player award.
“He was unanimous all-KingCo. His play and leadership was respected by all coaches,” Griffith said.
February 28, 2012
Skyline center Megan Wiedeman, who led the Spartans to the KingCo 4A Crest Division title, was named to the all-league first team. Wiedeman, a senior, averaged 13.3 points a game and ranked sixth in league scoring.
Senior forward Allie Wyszynski, of Skyline; and Issaquah sophomore guards Mandie Hill, Monica Landdeck and Mackenzie Wieburg were named to the all-KingCo 4A second team. Hill, who transferred to Issaquah from California before the beginning of the season, averaged 12.4 points a game. She ranked eighth among the league’s top scorers.
Sabrina Norton and Aimee Brakken, of Issaquah, and Hayley Smith and Rachel Shim, of Skyline, earned honorable mention.
Woodinville’s Ali Forde was selected as the league’s most valuable player.
February 28, 2012
Liberty senior Aspen Winegar, who helped lead her team to the KingCo 3A/2A title game the past two years, was named to the league’s all-league first-team.
Winegar averaged 12.5 points for the Patriots, who reached the 3A Sea-King District Tournament.
Teammates Sierra Carlson, Ashlan Applegate and Delane Agnew earned honorable mention.
Liberty guard Tynan Gilmore was selected to the KingCo 3A/2A All-league second team. Gilmore, a 5-8 junior, ranked third in league scoring with a 14.8 average.
February 28, 2012
The Skyline High School girls basketball team looked like it was headed for an upset in the Feb. 21 KingCo/Wesco playoff at Stanwood.
Skyline had an 10-point halftime lead against host Stanwood and appeared headed for the state Class 4A regionals.
But third-ranked Stanwood, backed by its large crowd of vocal fans, rallied in the second half to post a 61-50 victory in the loser-out game.
Skyline, which won the KingCo Crest Division title this season, finished with a 17-8 record.
It was a game where the teams had the same mascots — both are Spartans.
The Skyline Spartans, sparked by Megan Wiedeman, jumped to a 16-10 first-quarter lead. Wiedeman scored seven of her game-high 13 points in the first quarter. Skyline pushed its lead to 31-21 at halftime.
February 3, 2012
NEW — 11:30 a.m. Feb. 3, 2012
The Liberty High School girls basketball team bounced back from two tough losses earlier this week to defeat visiting Mount Si 57-46 Thursday in the Patriots’ final regular-season contest.
Liberty finished third in the KingCo Conference 3A/2A standings with a 10-4 record. The Patriots, 14-6 overall, host Mercer Island at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 in the opening round of the league tournament.
The Patriots, who lost to co-leaders Lake Washington and Juanita earlier in the week, shot to a 17-12 first-quarter lead against Mount Si and never looked back. Liberty held a commanding 27-17 halftime lead on Senior Night.
Appropriately for the Patriots, seniors played a major part in the victory. Senior Aspen Winegar scored a game-high 17 points. Seniors Stephanie Year, Megan Tsutakawa and Morgan Safley contributed nine, seven and three points respectively. Sophomore Sierra Carlson added 16 points.
January 11, 2012
NEW — 2:30 p.m. Jan 11, 2012
Point guard Brian Watson, often overshadowed by his high-scoring teammate Nick Price, had his best game of the season Jan. 10 when the Issaquah High School boys basketball team whipped visiting Bothell 79-68 in a Kingco Conference 4A contest.
Watson scored 19 points, which included hitting 3 of 3 3-point field goal shots and going 4-for-4 at the free throw line. He also had three assists, three steals and six rebounds to pretty much fill out the stat sheet.
Price, Issaquah’s leading scorer on the season, led the Eagles with 23 points. He also grabbed 10 rebounds and had two assists. Fletcher Martin added 15 points, 10 rebounds and two assists for Issaquah.