September 18, 2015
NEW – 11:20 a.m., Sept. 18, 2015
Immediately after watching her team match up with its main rival, Issaquah High School girls swim coach Laura Halter was blunt in her assessment of the Skyline Spartans. Read more
August 31, 2015
NEW — 2:13 p.m. Aug. 31, 2015
If Liberty High School swimmer Ellie Hohensinner learned anything after last year’s state-championship season, it’s that life at the top of the podium is pretty sweet.
“Being up there is an exciting thing,” she said. “It was probably the highlight of my year.”
The 2014 Liberty girls swimming and diving team won the program’s first state championship in devastatingly dominant fashion, winning seven of the meet’s 12 events and leaving the King County Aquatic Center with a Class 2A record score of 348 points. Read more
August 14, 2015
NEW – 1:55 p.m., Aug. 14, 2015
Three members of the Issaquah Swim Team were selected to compete in a high-quality competition earlier this month when they traveled to Maui, Hawaii. Read more
February 24, 2015
The Issaquah High School boys swim and dive team didn’t win a single event at the 2015 4A state swimming championship Feb. 20-21.
Yet, the Eagles’ top-to-bottom depth ensured the team had a spot on the podium when the meet came to a close Feb. 21 at Federal Way’s King County Aquatic Center.
February 10, 2015
As the 2015 winter high-school postseason begins, most Liberty High School sports teams are finding that everything is just a little bit different this year.
The Patriots are now playing at the 2A level for at least the next two years. Liberty previously played at 3A, opting up a classification, despite the school’s size.
February 3, 2015
January 20, 2015
The Skyline High School boys swimming and diving team missed out on a dual-meet victory against Redmond by the slimmest of margins.
However, the Spartans’ consolation prize might have been more valuable.
The result of the Jan. 13 KingCo Conference dual at Redmond Pool hinged on the final event, the 400 freestyle relay, and the Mustangs edged the Spartans for first place by 12 one-hundredths of a second, giving them the points they needed for a 95-90 victory. Read more
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.