Issaquah beats Eastlake, solidifies hold on KingCo soccer lead

October 16, 2015

NEW – 4:20 p.m., Oct. 16, 2015

No teams put forth their best performance in every game, but the best teams know how to win even when they make a lot of mistakes. Read more

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Skyline volleyball storms past Inglemoor, 3-0

October 16, 2015

NEW – 2:55 p.m., Oct. 16, 2015

With seven wins in their first 10 matches, including a 3-1 mark in Class 4A KingCo Conference volleyball, the Skyline Spartans certainly aren’t playing poorly. Read more

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Liberty sports roundup — Oct. 5-9

October 12, 2015

NEW — 2 p.m. Oct. 12, 2015

Girls soccer

The Liberty High School soccer team outscored opponents 8-1 last week, going 2-0 to improve its season record to 7-1-2.

Cameron Nelson scored twice in the Patriots 4-1 win over Sammamish Oct. 6. Makenna Carr and Sydney Abel each had one goal, while Jordan Hemmen picked up three assists and Sydney Willoughby had one.

Two days later, Kimee Chavez, Kalyn Gill, Maddy Mak and Hemmen scored in the Patriots’ 4-0 win over Lake Washington. Kelli Anderson, Abel and Willoughby each had one assist.

As of press time, Liberty was in second place in the Class 2A/3A KingCo Conference standings with 16 points. Mercer Island was in first with 18 points, while Bellevue was just behind Liberty with 15 points. Read more

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Eagles beat Knights, get back on track in KingCo football

October 12, 2015

NEW — 11:15 a.m., Oct. 12, 2015

In a battle of contrasting styles, the Issaquah Eagles were able to execute their game plan a bit better than the Newport Knights. Read more

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Issaquah soccer wins fight to the finish

October 9, 2015

NEW — 5:00 p.m., Oct. 9, 2015

In a matchup of the Class 4A KingCo Conference’s only unbeaten teams, it took a player who’s just getting her feet wet at the varsity level to make the game-changing play. Read more

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Liberty football team goes bowling after Sammamish forfeit

October 9, 2015

NEW — 1:41 p.m. Oct. 9, 2015

After a heartbreaking loss to Mercer Island Oct. 2, Liberty High School football coach Steve Valach had more bad news for his team. The Patriots’ Oct. 9 home game against Sammamish was canceled.

Sammamish was forced to forfeit for the second straight week, because the Totems could not safely field a team due to low numbers.

It was not what they wanted to hear, especially after a close loss, Valach said, but the longtime coach had to let them know.

“We only get 10 games guaranteed and for our seniors especially, it’s a tough blow to have a game taken away,” Valach said. “That’s what makes football unique; there are so few opportunities to compete.” Read more

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Skyline runners make charge toward postseason races

October 8, 2015

NEW — 1:50 p.m., Oct. 8, 2015

League dual meets aren’t the best way to measure a cross country team’s abilities, especially because many teams rest their top runners so they’re fresh for large-scale invitational races. Read more

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Liberty sports roundup — Sept. 28-Oct. 2

October 5, 2015

NEW — 3:55 p.m. Oct. 5, 2015

Girls soccer

The Liberty High School girls soccer team dropped its first match of the season Oct. 1, falling to an undefeated Mercer Island squad, 1-0.

Earlier in the week, the Patriots defeated Bellevue, 2-0. Freshman Cameron Nelson scored in the 23rd minute, assisted by Maddy Mak. Sophomore Makenna Carr added an unassisted goal in the 59th minute. Goalkeepers Sydney Argosino and Jasmine Curl combined for the shutout.

As of press time, Liberty’s 3-1-1 Class 3A/2A KingCo Conference record, good for 10 points, had the Patriots in third place behind league-leading Mercer Island and Bellevue. Read more

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Set-piece defending haunts Skyline soccer in 2-1 loss

September 30, 2015

NEW – 12:40 p.m., Sept. 29, 2015

Sometimes the direct route to goal is the most effective way of scoring, and the Mount Si Wildcats made the most of their free-kick and corner-kick chances. Read more

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Issaquah football falls short against determined Eastlake, 23-20

September 29, 2015

NEW — 3:40 p.m., Sept. 29, 2015

For the third time in four outings this season, the Issaquah High School football team saw how the outcome can be determined by a few, small details. Read more

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