April 21, 2015
Coaches and players on opposing basketball teams knew how good Ty Gibson was, but the Issaquah High School senior might not have convinced any colleges of his talents until a virtuoso performance at the state tournament in March.
Over the course of three games, Gibson set a new tourney scoring record with 87 points. His last two games in an Issaquah uniform were superstar material — a career-high 42 points against Moses Lake, and 32 more against Kentwood as the Eagles clinched the fourth-place trophy.
March 10, 2015
Jasen Baskett and his Emerald City Basketball Academy were homeless.
The elite youth basketball program that counts University of Washington stars Spencer Hawes and Isaiah Thomas among its alumni lost its Seattle headquarters in August.
May 27, 2014
Beaver Lake Middle School is seeking to name its gymnasium Chuck Lee Court, after one of its teachers who lost his battle with cancer this year.
Principal Stacy Cho made the proposal at the Issaquah School Board’s May 14 meeting, and the board is expected to adopt the plan at its May 28 meeting.
Lee spent more than three decades teaching and coaching in the community, at Beaver Lake and Skyline High School. Peers and students lauded him for not only teaching fundamentals, but for being a strong role model and developing character among children, Cho wrote in a letter to the board.
March 13, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. March 13, 2014
The world famous Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their basketball skills and popular Summer Clinics to the region, in partnership with 24 Hour Fitness.
As part of their 471 Summer Clinic Tour in 19 markets across the U.S., the Globetrotters are coming to the local 24 Hour Fitness, 5712 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway, June 25-28.
Each day consists of three separate two-hour sessions — 9-11 a.m.; 12:30-2:30 p.m.; and 3:30-5:30 p.m.
February 11, 2014
The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters have been thrilling families and millions of fans with their basketball skills for 88 years.
Now, you have a chance to see the Globetrotters at 2 p.m. Feb. 17 at Key Arena. And you could go for free. Go to www.issaquahpress.com and enter to win a pair of tickets to the game.
Drawings will be Feb. 14. Winners must be able to come to The Issaquah Press office, 1085 12th Ave. N.W., Suite D1, Issaquah, to get their tickets on Feb. 14 or 17, after they have been notified.
May 7, 2013
The Harlem Globetrotters will be in Issaquah July 22-27 for a clinic, for ages 6-12, at 24 Hour Fitness, 5712 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway.
Globetrotters will be on court for two-hour sessions — coaching,