Skyline girls use balanced attack to beat Eastlake

February 3, 2015

When sharpshooter Cassidy Daugherty gets going, it’s even tougher for opponents to defend a Skyline High School team filled with offensive weapons.

By Greg Farrar Cassidy Daugherty, Skyline High School junior wing, puts up one of her four 3-point goals in the game during the fourth quarter Jan. 28 in the Spartans’ 62-50 win over Eastlake.

By Greg Farrar
Cassidy Daugherty, Skyline High School junior wing, puts up one of her four 3-point goals in the game during the fourth quarter Jan. 28 in the Spartans’ 62-50 win over Eastlake.

Daugherty had her game working Jan. 28 during a visit to Eastlake, hitting four 3-pointers and scoring 14 points as the Spartans earned a 62-50 victory in Class 4A KingCo Conference girls basketball action.

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Issaquah boys claim KingCo title with win over Redmond

February 3, 2015

The state’s top-ranked Issaquah High School boys basketball team locked up a KingCo 4A title with its 57-37 win over Redmond Jan. 30.

The Eagles’ defensive ball pressure made the night difficult for Redmond from the start. The Mustangs were held to 37 total points, 11 of which were in the first half.

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Liberty starts new youth football program

February 3, 2015

If you’ve ever been to a Liberty High School football game, you know what “We are one” means.

It’s the chant that, without fail, win or lose, emanates from the packed Liberty home bleachers, showcasing the pride and camaraderie that comes with being a Patriot.

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Liberty dismantles Interlake on senior day

January 27, 2015

By Greg Farrar Cherelle Demps, Liberty High School senior guard, draws a blocking foul from Interlake senior Adriana Cottle during the second quarter Jan. 23. Demps had a game- and season-high 20 points.

By Greg Farrar
Cherelle Demps, Liberty High School senior guard, draws a blocking foul from Interlake senior Adriana Cottle during the second quarter Jan. 23. Demps had a game- and season-high 20 points.

As Liberty senior Cherelle Demps took the starting tipoff position in Friday’s game against Interlake, she paused for a moment to reflect. Read more

Double downed

January 27, 2015

By Greg Farrar Gunner Starren, Issaquah High School freshman, pins his opponent, Redmond's Malhar Patal, halfway through the first period in their 126-pound wrestling bout Jan. 22.

By Greg Farrar
Gunner Starren, Issaquah High School freshman, pins his opponent, Redmond’s Malhar Patal, halfway through the first period in their 126-pound wrestling bout Jan. 22.

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Cancer taps out

January 20, 2015

Patriots wrestling team tops Hazen, loses to Highline in fundraiser tourney

By Greg Farrar Romney Noel, Liberty High School senior, looks at the referee while working to get Highline’s Connor Shea into a pin during their 182-pound wrestling bout Jan. 16. Noel got the fall at 1:47.

By Greg Farrar
Romney Noel, Liberty High School senior, looks at the referee while working to get Highline’s Connor Shea into a pin during their 182-pound wrestling bout Jan. 16. Noel got the fall at 1:47.

When the Liberty High School wrestling team hit the mats last Friday, they were tackling more than their opponents. Read more

Spartans lose meet, gain state-qualifying times

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.

By Greg Farrar William O’Daffer, Skyline High School freshman, swims the breaststroke leg of his his 200-yard individual medley race, finishing second in a time of 2 minutes, 3.51 seconds, within 31-hundredths of getting a state berth.

By Greg Farrar
William O’Daffer, Skyline High School freshman, swims the breaststroke leg of his his 200-yard individual medley race, finishing second in a time of 2 minutes, 3.51 seconds, within 31-hundredths of getting a state berth.

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

Eagles learn from loss as tuneup for rival Knights

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.

By Greg Farrar Brandon Leu, Issaquah High School freshman, races to a second place in the 200-yard freestyle race with a time of 1 minute, 49.58 seconds against Bellevue Jan. 15 at Mary Wayte Pool on Mercer Island.

By Greg Farrar
Brandon Leu, Issaquah High School freshman, races to a second place in the 200-yard freestyle race with a time of 1 minute, 49.58 seconds against Bellevue Jan. 15 at Mary Wayte Pool on Mercer Island.

“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

‘Best game ever’

January 13, 2015

Rivalry lives up to the hype as  Skyline wins thriller over Issaquah

A lot of hyperbole can emerge from a contest between two big rivals. But the Jan. 9 matchup between Issaquah and Skyline high schools lived up to the hype.

By Greg Farrar Trevon Ary-Turner (left), Issaquah High School sophomore guard, tries to score as Skyline junior forward Braden Ahlemeyer steals in desperation time for both teams, tied 63-all with four minutes remaining. After being tied again at 68-all with 2:33 remaining, Skyline pulled ahead for good and won, 76-73.

By Greg Farrar
Trevon Ary-Turner (left), Issaquah High School sophomore guard, tries to score as Skyline junior forward Braden Ahlemeyer steals in desperation time for both teams, tied 63-all with four minutes remaining. After being tied again at 68-all with 2:33 remaining, Skyline pulled ahead for good and won, 76-73.

A packed house at the Eagles home court witnessed a seesaw battle with the Spartans emerging victorious, 76-73, giving second-ranked Issaquah its first league loss of the season. Issaquah head coach Jason Griffith credited the Spartans with playing a truly memorable game.

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Patriots cruise to win over Kangs

January 13, 2015

Demps twins lead in 63-52 victory over Lake Washington

The 2014-2015 Liberty High School girls basketball team has many strengths.

By Greg Farrar Danielle Demps (right), Liberty High School senior guard, bats a rebound out of the clutches of Lake Washington junior forward Georigia Romaine-Black during the first quarter of their Jan. 7 basketball game. Demps was team-high scorer with 18, one more than twin sister Cherelle.

By Greg Farrar
Danielle Demps (right), Liberty High School senior guard, bats a rebound out of the clutches of Lake Washington junior forward Georigia Romaine-Black during the first quarter of their Jan. 7 basketball game. Demps was team-high scorer with 18, one more than twin sister Cherelle.

Quickness, athleticism and a familiarity built through a core of players that have played together since fifth grade, are among them.

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