Local athletes sign letters to play college sports

December 3, 2013

Several area high school athletes recently signed a National Letter of Intent during the NCAA’s early signing period from Nov. 13-20:

  • Katie Bucy, Lindenwood (Mo.) women’s lacrosse: Skyline High School senior had 35 goals, 20 assists as a junior en route to Division II scholarship offer.
  • Derek Chapman, Washington State University baseball: Issaquah High School outfielder hit .350, earned All-KingCo Conference second-team honors as a junior.
  • Rachel Lorentson, Central Washington University women’s basketball: The 6-foot-1 forward has a deadly outside shot, and transferred to Eastlake High School after three seasons in Meridian, Idaho.

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Registration opens for Little League

November 26, 2013

Registration of the 2014 Issaquah Little League Baseball and Softball is now open for all boys and girls ages 5 to 15 within the league boundaries.

The league offers T-Ball through major baseball for boys and T-Ball through junior fast-pitch softball for girls.

Early registration saves on fees, and scholarships are available. Register, or get more information, at www.issaquahlittleleague.org.

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Issaquah’s Team AMEX is set to fight Dec. 7

November 26, 2013

Issaquah mixed martial arts fighters Dex Montenegro and Amy Cadwell will be on the card at CageSport MMA’s show Dec. 7 at the Emerald Queen Casino.

The duo will each be fighting, but the happily engaged couple will also be rooting for each other.

Tickets for CageSport XXVIII can be purchased at the Emerald Queen Casino box office or through Ticketmaster. Prices start at $35.

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Hail to the champ

November 5, 2013

Anthony Hamilton wins heavyweight MMA title

All it took was 12 seconds.

Well, 12 seconds, a swift kick to the face, and moments later, Newcastle resident Anthony Hamilton hoisted a gilded belt above his head, cementing his worth as one of the world’s top heavyweight fighters.

By Christina  Corrales-Toy Anthony Hamilton, of Newcastle, hoists the title belt he won in the Maximum Fighting Championship’s heavyweight title match Oct. 4.

By Christina
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Anthony Hamilton, of Newcastle, hoists the title belt he won in the Maximum Fighting Championship’s heavyweight title match Oct. 4.

Hamilton bested opponent Smealinho Rama in a Maximum Fighting Championship match in Canada on Oct. 4, earning the league’s title of heavyweight champion of the world.

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Tough love

October 15, 2013

Klahanie MMA fighters are undefeated as a couple

By Ernie Sapiro Photography Dex Montenego gets on bended knee after his match April 27 to propose to girlfriend Amy Cadwell after his successful return to the mixed-martial arts ring.

By Ernie Sapiro Photography
Dex Montenego gets on bended knee after his match April 27 to propose to girlfriend Amy Cadwell after his successful return to the mixed-martial arts ring.

Amy Cadwell admitted that, like most girls growing up, she had many visions of what the moment would look like when she received a wedding proposal.

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Kip Brown finishes third in 2013 High Point

September 24, 2013

Preston’s Our Gang Racing, and driver Kip Brown, completed its best season ever, finishing third in the National High Point Championships.

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Kip Brown

The 95 Spirit of Qatar finished behind hydroplane circuit legends Jimmy Shane and Steve David in H1 Unlimited racing.

It caps a season in which the team had three podium finishes, including a win in the Gold Cup.

Cyclocross comes to Lake Sammamish

September 24, 2013

MFG Cyclocross presents its second leg of its Cyclocross series at Lake Sammamish State Park Sept. 29. The race is a combination of off-road bicycling and running hurdles.

Pre-register by 5 p.m. Sept. 27 online at BikeReg.com for a $5 discount. Day-of-race registration is available.

Adults are $30, beginners are $15, children 10 and older are $10, and children younger than 10 are free. There is a cash prize of $80 for first place, $60 for second and $40 for third. The race is part of a five-part series.

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Trout Unlimited hosts Run with the Kokanee

September 17, 2013

On Oct. 19, the Bellevue-Issaquah chapter of Trout Unlimited will host its second annual Run with the Kokanee.

The race is a 5K and 10K run and walk through Lake Sammamish State Park, beginning at 9 a.m., and proceeds from the registration will go to support Trout Unlimited’s efforts to conserve the kokanee salmon.

Trout Unlimited works frequently with the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife to help count the number of fish in Lake Sammamish during spawning season. Over the past five years, Trout Unlimited has seen record lows in number of kokanee, according to Mark Taylor, who is in charge of conservation and education efforts for Trout Unlimited.

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Issaquah hosts body building competition

September 17, 2013

The NW Royal Natural Bodybuilding Championships is coming to the Issaquah Community Center on Sept. 21.

Athletes will compete in the following categories, with the top five in each receiving awards:

  • Xtreme Fit: Open
  • Bikini: Beginner, open

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Wheels or shoes, this race is for you

September 10, 2013

Whether you race on two wheels or two feet, there is an event to challenge you in conjunction with Salmon Days, Oct. 5 and 6.

The Salmon Days-sponsored Upstream Hill Climb for bicycles will be Sept. 28. The 37th annual Issaquah Rotary Run with the Fishes will be Oct. 6.

Salmon Days took over sponsorship of the established Cougar Mountain Climb for Cancer and changed the name to Upstream Hill Climb to fit with the Salmon Days theme, according to Brian Twiggs, director of sponsorships for Salmon Days.

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