January 20, 2015
The Issaquah boys swim and dive team may have lost their dual meet Jan. 15 to Bellevue, but head coach Laura Halter still sees the results in a positive light.
“Bellevue is one of the top teams in KingCo 3A and doesn’t count toward the standing,” she said of the 4A Eagles. “But they are good competition for us. I think they’ll be one of the top contenders at 3A.” Read more
December 31, 2014
It was another successful year for Issaquah community sports.
Athletes at the three district high schools took home conference titles, state championships and, in Liberty’s case, made history in 2014.
Here is a recap of the year’s top sports stories, in no particular order:
December 16, 2014
In a meet featuring two teams of equal skill levels, the Issaquah Eagles boys swim team had a little more fuel in its tank than the Skyline Spartans.
Issaquah won all three relay events, propelling itself to a 96-87 victory over Class 4A KingCo Conference rival Skyline in a Dec. 11 dual meet at Mary Wayte Pool in Mercer Island.
December 9, 2014
KingCo 2A/3A Conference coaches recently announced their all-conference selections for sports during the 2014 fall season.
Listed below are some of the selections from Liberty High School. Read more
November 26, 2014
November 26, 2014
After finishing her high-school swimming career on the highest of notes, Liberty High School senior Mackenna Briggs was named a Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Athlete of the Week.
Briggs swept the 50 free in 23.78 seconds and the 100 fly in a meet record 55.65 to lead the Patriots to their first 2A state team title with a record 348 points Nov. 15.
November 18, 2014
Skyline’s Kathy Lin/relays medal and Issaquah’s Jenifer Matsuda picks up two
Just three days before the last state swim final of her career, Liberty High School star Mackenna Briggs was calm and determined.
Briggs signed her name to papers Nov. 12 solidifying her commitment to swim for the University of San Diego.
October 14, 2014
October 7, 2014
Liberty swim team defeats Issaquah in historic win
There is something special brewing in the waters of the Julius Boehm Pool, where the Liberty High School girls swim team practices and competes.
The 2A school is turning heads across the league, defeating schools much larger, on the way to an undefeated meet record more than halfway through the season.
Liberty defeated 4A schools Newport and Skyline; and on Oct. 2, the Patriots made history, defeating Issaquah for the first time ever.
“We’re a 2A team this year and we beat 4A teams,” Liberty senior captain Mackenna Briggs said. “It’s something that we couldn’t have envisioned and now that we’re doing it, we’re all really, really proud.”
March 18, 2014
The city of Issaquah will host its first All-Comers Swim Meet March 21.
The meet is for all levels of swimmers ages 6 and older. All swimmers must be able to pass a deep-end swim test and be comfortable in deep water to participate.
The event is focused on fun and getting unofficial times for swim-team based events. All participants will receive ribbons; and the winner of each heat will receive a first-place medal.