February 23, 2010
There weren’t many swimmers busier than Liberty High School’s Logan Briggs at the 3A State Swimming and Diving Championships Feb. 18-19 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.
On the final day, Briggs competed in five events. He didn’t come in first, but did grab a third place in the 500-yard freestyle to cap a super sophomore season.
February 16, 2010
Sophomore Logan Briggs qualifies in seven events for state
Although Logan Briggs is just a sophomore at Liberty High School, he’s already making a splash in the world of high school swimming. He qualified in seven events for this year’s 3A state championship meet, and set personal and school records at the 3A Sea-King District meet Feb. 13 in the 200-yard freestyle and the 500-yard freestyle.
Liberty finished sixth in the team standings at the Sea-King District meet. The Patriots had 121 points. Mercer Island cruised to the team title, compiling 345.5 points. Lakeside, of Seattle, was second with 176.
January 19, 2010
Issaquah High School boys swimming coach Laura Halter, playing against her team’s usual strengths, altered her lineup for the Eagles’ Jan. 14 meet with rival Skyline at the Julius Boehm Pool.
The changes didn’t matter as the Eagles swam away with a 106-77 KingCo Conference victory.
Halter wanted to give some of her swimmers a chance to compete in different events. For instance, Skyler Kersten, who usually competes in distance events, competed in the 100-yard butterfly and 100 backstroke.
Kersten did well in both events. He placed second to teammate Jack Taylor in the 100 butterfly and took first place in the 100 backstroke.
Taylor won the 100 butterfly in 1:00.46 and Kersten was second in 1:04.34. Kersten captured the 100 backstroke in 1:01.25.
Halter said having her swimmers compete in other events also gave them a chance at qualifying for district in a variety of events. Read more
December 18, 2009
NEW — 11:04 a.m. Dec. 18, 2009
Eagles stroke by Eastlake
Skyler Kersten won two events and swam on a victorious relay Dec. 17 to spark the Issaquah High School boys swimming team to a 111-74 KingCo Conference victory against Eastlake.
Kersten won the 100 freestyle in 52.74 seconds, and captured the 100 backstroke in 1;01.31. He also swam on the Eagles’ winning 400 freestyle relay that had a time of 3:36.28. Willy Matsuda, Jack Taylor and Brian Ruggles were other members of the relay team.
The Eagles also won the 200 freestyle relay in 1:38.97. Ben Halter, Spencer McCulloh, Austin Melody and Ruggles composed the relay team.
Other Issaquah first places came from McCulloh in the 200 freestyle, Taylor in the 50 freestyle, Brandon Pomeroy in diving and Matuda in the 500 freestyle.
December 4, 2009
November 9, 2009
UPDATED — 1:35 p.m. Nov. 9, 2009
Local teams reach state tournaments
This is a busy week for several local high school sports teams as they enter state tournaments.
The Issaquah High School girls soccer team, which won the 4A KingCo Conference tournament last week, entertains Bellarmine Prep at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 in the first round of the 4A state tournament.
Skyline, the defending state 4A champions, also plays Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. against Tahoma at Tahoma.
The Issaquah volleyball team plays Kentwood Nov. 12 in the first round of the 4A state tournament in Kennewick’s Toyota Center. The tournament continues through Nov. 13.