July 23, 2015
The Issaquah Gliders track and field club sent five athletes to the USA Track and Field Junior Olympics Region 13 championships, July 8-12 at Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon.
In the 17/18 men’s division, Jack Welch took fourth place in the 400 meters in 49.61 seconds. Welch, a 2015 Skyline High School graduate, is heading to the University of Portland this fall.
June 3, 2015
The long-distance runners at Issaquah High School had already proven their value during a second-place finish at last fall’s state cross country championships.
Last week, the program’s sprinters showed their abilities on the highest level, and the two groups combined to give the Eagles their first girls track and field title during the Class 4A state championships at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.
June 3, 2015
Liberty High School’s girls track and field team made its mark at the Class 2A state championships last week, earning the fourth-place trophy with 42 points.
The Patriots qualified in eight events for the May 28-30 meet at Mount Tahoma High School, and won a total of six individual medals and three relay medals to finish behind champion Shorewood (57 points), Sehome (55) and Pullman (44).
May 27, 2015
Some ninth-graders have plenty of talent, but it isn’t until they start competing against opponents two and three years older that their potential starts to emerge.
That could be the case for Issaquah High School freshman Sami Corman, who outlasted several juniors and seniors to win the girls’ 1,600 meters on May 20 at the Class 4A District 2 track and field championships in Lake Stevens.
May 26, 2015
NEW — 3:40 p.m. May 26, 2015
Something special is brewing on the Liberty baseball diamond.
The Patriots are in the state’s final four, after a weekend in which they eliminated Tumwater and then North Kitsap at Centralia’s Wheeler Field May 23.
Nate Steffens threw a complete game shutout, while Torey Anderson collected three hits to propel the Patriots to a 3-0 win over Tumwater. The Thunderbirds came into the contest with a 16-6 record and consistently found themselves in the top 10 of state rankings.
Liberty continued to stun spectators with a 4-3 come-from-behind win over North Kitsap. Read more
May 12, 2015
Gabrielle Gevers, of Issaquah, competing for Whitworth University, recently ran in the Northwest Conference Championships at George Fox University, in Newberg, Oregon.
April 28, 2015
April 28, 2015
Track and field athletes know the maxim well — it’s not how you start the season, but how you finish that truly matters.
A couple of Issaquah High School’s top athletes are going through that process this season. During an April 23 home meet against Class 4A KingCo Conference opponents Eastlake and Inglemoor, seniors Ellie Clawson and Ray Littles each sought improvements after slow starts to the season.
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:
June 3, 2014
Skyline’s 1,600 relay state title anchors fourth-place team trophy
The Skyline High School girls track and field team capped a solid 2014 season last weekend at the Class 4A state championships by winning the fourth-place trophy.
Skyline scored 35 points to finish behind Richland (37), Camas (48) and Federal Way (72), which successfully defended its state championship at Star Track XXXII, held May 29-31 at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.