January 20, 2015
Patriots wrestling team tops Hazen, loses to Highline in fundraiser tourney
When the Liberty High School wrestling team hit the mats last Friday, they were tackling more than their opponents. Read more
January 13, 2015
Head coach Dexter Beckstead was honest about his feelings after the Eastlake Wolves walked away with a 39-27 victory over plateau rival Skyline HIgh School in a Jan. 8 wrestling meet.
“It’s one of those situations where you win, but you don’t have a sense of accomplishment because there’s so many forfeits,” Beckstead said.
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
The Liberty High School wrestling team’s Dec. 11 homecoming was a victorious one, complete with a league-opening win over Juanita, 39-33.
The Patriots returned to its home court last Thursday, after construction forced the team to spend much of the past two years down the road at Maywood Middle School. Read more
November 26, 2014
February 25, 2014
Eagle Torre Eaton’s third-place finish is top local medalist
For Issaquah High School senior Torre Eaton, his final trip to the Mat Classic state wrestling championships was an historic one.
Eaton had made two previous trips to the state tournament, but had yet to earn a medal as a top-eight finisher.
He flipped that script last weekend, earning the third-place medal at 113 pounds in Class 4A, and he wound up being the only medalist among Issaquah’s four qualifiers to Mat Classic XXVI, held Feb. 21-22 at the Tacoma Dome.
February 18, 2014
Issaquah, Skyline grapplers heading for Mat Classic
Senior 113-pounder Torre Eaton may be the most promising chance for Issaquah High School’s wrestling medal hopes.
Eaton had an outstanding regular season, and won the regional crown by eking out a 2-0 decision over Evergreen (Vancouver) sophomore Isaiah Av at the Class 4A Region 2 championships, held Feb. 15 at Inglemoor High School in Kenmore.
February 18, 2014
As the winter sports season comes to a close, five Liberty High School wrestlers aren’t ready to hang up their singlets just yet.
They have a date at the Tacoma Dome, where they will compete at the state tournament Feb. 21-22.
Joanna Moreira, Kyle Armstrong, Conner Small, Romney Noel and Quinn Magendanz will all compete among the state’s best at the 26th edition of the Mat Classic.
January 14, 2014
It wasn’t the ideal situation for Robert Steil to wrestle his first varsity match, but the Issaquah High School senior was up to the task.
With their regular 220-pound starter, Terrance Zaragoza, out of commission, the Eagles turned to Steil to pick up some points in their Class 4A KingCo Conference dual against rival Skyline.
December 31, 2013
The Liberty High School wrestling team won the Barry Knott Classic Dec. 21, sending eight wrestlers to the final. Four emerged as champions.
Nate Sjoholm (145), Jimmy Andrus (152), Conner Small (160) and Romney Noel (170) each placed first in their weight classes.