Skyline graduate Kelli Sullivan takes her soccer game to international level

June 17, 2015

After becoming one of the most accomplished high-school players in the Puget Sound area, Kelli Sullivan is looking to add to her accolades on a bigger stage.

File Skyline High School graduate Kelli Sullivan will represent Team USA women’s soccer at the upcoming World University Games, alongside several of her future teammates at Colorado College.

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Skyline High School graduate Kelli Sullivan will represent Team USA women’s soccer at the upcoming World University Games, alongside several of her future teammates at Colorado College.

Sullivan, who graduated from Skyline High School last week, will play NCAA Division I women’s soccer this fall at Colorado College. She’s also getting a unique opportunity to play internationally through the school, as the program was chosen to represent the United States next month at the World University Games.

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Issaquah girls capture 4A state track and field title

June 3, 2015

The long-distance runners at Issaquah High School had already proven their value during a second-place finish at last fall’s state cross country championships.

By Greg Farrar Freshmen Elise Burdette and Sami Corman, with sophomores Nikki Stephens and Bella Foos (left to right), reunite at the finish line to celebrate their 4x400 relay 4A championship as they possibly look forward to two more in their prep career.

By Greg Farrar
Freshmen Elise Burdette and Sami Corman, with sophomores Nikki Stephens and Bella Foos (left to right), reunite at the finish line to celebrate their 4×400 relay 4A championship as they possibly look forward to two more in their prep career.

Last week, the program’s sprinters showed their abilities on the highest level, and the two groups combined to give the Eagles their first girls track and field title during the Class 4A state championships at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

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State golf roundup — Zach Overstreet wins 4A golf title

June 3, 2015

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Issaquah High School golfer Zach Overstreet claimed the Class 4A boys title in thrilling fashion, winning a three-way playoff at Spokane’s Qualchan Creek Golf Course on May 28.

Overstreet bested Snohomish’s Ethan Castro and Skyline’s Chris Mogg on the third playoff hole to secure the victory.

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Liberty girls run to trophy finish at state track meet

June 3, 2015

Liberty High School’s girls track and field team made its mark at the Class 2A state championships last week, earning the fourth-place trophy with 42 points.

By Greg Farrar Carlyn Schmidgall (right), Liberty High School junior, races neck and neck in the final turn against Alexa Shindruk, of Lynden, in the 2A 3,200-meter championship May 30 in Tacoma.

By Greg Farrar
Carlyn Schmidgall (right), Liberty High School junior, races neck and neck in the final turn against Alexa Shindruk, of Lynden, in the 2A 3,200-meter championship May 30 in Tacoma.

The Patriots qualified in eight events for the May 28-30 meet at Mount Tahoma High School, and won a total of six individual medals and three relay medals to finish behind champion Shorewood (57 points), Sehome (55) and Pullman (44).

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State tennis roundup — Patriots tennis duo medals at state

June 3, 2015

Marek Pierepiekarz and Matthew Cao needed a little time to get warmed up, but once they did, opponents were on alert.

By Greg Farrar Matthew Cao (right), Liberty High School senior, and Marek Pierepiekarz, junior, win their first-round 2A state championship doubles tennis match May 29.

By Greg Farrar
Matthew Cao (right), Liberty High School senior, and Marek Pierepiekarz, junior, win their first-round 2A state championship doubles tennis match May 29.

The Liberty High School doubles team took second place at the Class 2A state boys tournament, held May 29-30 at the University of Washington, picking up where they left off in the fall when they became the first tennis players in school history to win a district championship.

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Liberty takes fourth at state baseball tourney

June 3, 2015

Whether the Liberty High School baseball team liked it or not, the label “underdog” was slapped on the Patriots from the moment they qualified for the Class 2A state tournament.

It stemmed from a cursory peek at their record — it was below .500 — and continued with a look at their regular-season standings, as they finished seventh out of eight teams in the 3A/2A KingCo Conference.

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Issaquah, Skyline lacrosse teams bounced out in state semifinals

June 3, 2015

Brett Bottomley scored the go-ahead goal with just 56 seconds remaining to send host Mercer Island to the Division I finals of the Washington boys lacrosse state tournament, with an 11-10 semifinal win over 2014 state runner-up Issaquah on May 27.

Bottomley, a two-time All-KingCo Conference senior midfielder, scored unassisted to send the Islanders back to the state title game after a year’s absence.

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Liberty soccer grad suits up for local PDL team

May 27, 2015

When Liberty High School boys soccer coach Darren Tremblay reflects on the Patriots’ 2014 team, he remembers the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.

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The Patriots won the Class 3A/2A KingCo regular-season title, but couldn’t make it back to the state playoffs after faltering in the conference tournament.

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Freshman Sami Corman outshines her elders at district track finals

May 27, 2015

Some ninth-graders have plenty of talent, but it isn’t until they start competing against opponents two and three years older that their potential starts to emerge.

By Neil Pierson Sami Corman, Issaquah High School freshman (center), battles with Woodinville’s Keagan Bolibol (left) and Jackson’s Brooke Kingma for control of the girls 1,600-meter run on May 20 at the District 2 championships.

By Neil Pierson
Sami Corman, Issaquah High School freshman (center), battles with Woodinville’s Keagan Bolibol (left) and Jackson’s Brooke Kingma for control of the girls 1,600-meter run on May 20 at the District 2 championships.

That could be the case for Issaquah High School freshman Sami Corman, who outlasted several juniors and seniors to win the girls’ 1,600 meters on May 20 at the Class 4A District 2 track and field championships in Lake Stevens.

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Skyline falls in state soccer playoffs

May 27, 2015

Giovanny Soto scored twice in the second half, helping the Wenatchee Panthers defeat the Skyline Spartans, 2-1, on May 19 in the first round of the Class 4A boys soccer state tournament at Wenatchee Valley College.

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