Eagles make a racket at tennis match

September 16, 2014

By Greg Farrar Sam Reardon, Issaquah High School senior, gets an intense bead on the ball in a volley against Ryan Ludeman, of Tahoma, during their Sept. 10 tennis match. Reardon won the top-seed match, 6-1, 6-0. The Eagles won the exhibition, 5-1. Reardon also battled back to win a hard-fought Sept. 12 match against Bellevue’s Dexter Chen by a score of 0-6, 7-6(5), 10-8.

By Greg Farrar
Sam Reardon, Issaquah High School senior, gets an intense bead on the ball in a volley against Ryan Ludeman, of Tahoma, during their Sept. 10 tennis match. Reardon won the top-seed match, 6-1, 6-0. The Eagles won the exhibition, 5-1. Reardon also battled back to win a hard-fought Sept. 12 match against Bellevue’s Dexter Chen by a score of 0-6, 7-6(5), 10-8.

Issaquah, Liberty doubles tennis teams take second in state

May 28, 2013

Issaquah and Liberty high schools each sent doubles’ tennis teams to the state tournament this year, and each returned home with hardware.

The Liberty High School duo of Kristy Braunston and Jenny Adams took second place at the 3A state tournament in Kennewick. They are the first Patriots in school history to make state.

Braunston and Adams won three straight matches to reach the state finals in a rematch of the KingCo and District championships.

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Skyline boys netters top Issaquah team

October 18, 2011

The Skyline High School boys tennis team won the No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles matches Oct. 13 en route to a 4-3 KingCo Conference 4A victory against rival Issaquah.

Aman Manji defeated Issaquah’s Evan Cheung, 6-1, 6-2, in the No. 1 singles match. Brayden Hansen and Alex Wu took the No. 1 doubles with a 6-4, 6-4 victory against Issaquah’s John Brendel and Matt Gonn.

Skyline overwhelmed Bothell, 7-0, Oct. 12. Manji won the No. 1 singles with a 6-0, 6-0 victory against Kensa Kawamura. Hansen and Wu captured the No. 1 doubles with a 6-2, 6-3 victory against Alec Barrett and Dane Lindell.

Issaquah High School volleyball team wins again

October 14, 2011

NEW — 4 p.m. Oct. 14, 2011

It took a while for the Issaquah High School volleyball team to get the knack of winning but the Eagles captured their second straight match Thursday by defeating host Eastlake 3-1.

Issaquah dropped the first set 25-19 but bounced back to win 25-18, 25-10, 25-18.

Sam Rogers led the Eagles with 21 kills and 10 digs. Lindsey Ferguson contributed 21 digs and Mckenzie Bostic had 42 assists. Kirsten Fischer gave the Eagles a strong game up front with 14 kills and Leanne Scott had 10 digs.

The victory was the second of the week and of the season for Issaquah, which is 2-5 in KingCo Conference 4A competition and 2-7 for the season. Eastlake dropped to 3-4 in league play and 4-6 overall.

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Liberty girls soccer team nips Mercer Island

September 30, 2011

NEW — 11 a.m. Sept. 30, 2011

It was better late than never Thursday for the Liberty High School girls soccer team.

Kali Youngdahl scored a goal in the closing seconds as the Patriots nipped visiting Mercer Island 1-0 in a KingCo Conference 3A/2A thriller.

Kailiana Johnson assisted on Youngdahl’s goal. Liberty goalkeeper Macaire Ament recorded the shutout.

With the victory, Liberty improved its league record to 6-0 and remained in a tie with Interlake for first place. Liberty plays at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at Interlake in a big showdown.

In other league action, Interlake defeated Juanita 4-1; and it was Bellevue 2, Mount Si 1; and Lake Washington 5, Sammamish 0.

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Issaquah girls soccer team moves into first place

September 28, 2011

NEW — 12:15 p.m. Sept. 28, 2011

Annie Hoffman had a goal and an assist Tuesday as she led the Issaquah High School girls soccer team to a 3-1 victory against visiting Ballard in a KingCo Conference 4A contest in Gary Moore Stadium.

Delany Foreman and Alissa Evans scored Issaquah’s other goals.

The Eagles’ improved their league record to 2-0-1 and moved into a first-place tie with Redmond.

In other action, Skyline downed Inglemoor 4-1. Brooke Bofto, Makenzie Ware, Sydne Tingey and Anna Deweirdt scored Skyline’s goals. The Spartans are 2-0 in league play and 6-0-1 for the season.

In other league games, it was Eastlake 0, Newport 0; Garfield 3, Roosevelt 1; and Redmond 1, Woodinville 0.

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Issaquah finds enough spin to top Eastlake in boys tennis matchup

September 27, 2011

Evan Cheung, Issaquah High School senior first seed, was one of three singles victims Sept. 20 against Eastlake. By Greg Farrar

If Vicente Varas was recovering from a sore ankle, he sure didn’t act like it on the court Sept. 20 in a KingCo Conference 4A match against Issaquah High School.

The Eastlake High School No. 1 singles tennis player was slowed down the week before against Lake Washington and Ballard, but had practiced over the weekend with friend and Skyline High School standout Aman Manji to test out the ankle, he and Eastlake coach Bud Peterson said.

With no signs of a weak joint, he made his Issaquah opponent, Evan Cheung, earn the one game he won. Otherwise, Varas, the two-time KingCo champ, dismantled Cheung’s efforts to score points at a conference meet on the Eastlake courts.

While Eastlake won the top three singles matches, Issaquah prevailed to win the overall match, 4-3.

Varas, a senior, took the match, 6-0, 6-1, and showed stronger command of his forehand and drop shot than ever. He sent Cheung sprinting back and forth across the court all afternoon, reaching for zingers that were simply unreturnable.

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Issaquah, Skyline win soccer league openers

September 21, 2011

 NEW — 1 p.m. Sept. 21, 2011

The Skyline and Issaquah high-school girls soccer teams each won their KingCo Conference 4A openers Tuesday with shutouts.

Skyline, 5-0-1 overall, nipped host Newport 1-0. Sydne Tingey, assisted by Brooke Bofto, scored Skyline’s goal at the 43rd minute.

Audrey Thomas and Lyrik Fryer each had a goal and an assist as they led Issaquah to a 4-0 victory against visiting Inglemoor. Jocelyn Eng and Annie Hoffman also scored goals for the Eagles, 3-3 overall. Goalkeeper Ashley Batistich recorded the shutout.

In other league action, it was Eastlake 2, Ballard 1; Redmond 2, Bothell 0; and Woodinville 2, Roosevelt 0. Garfield defeated Lakeside 2-0 in a nonleague contest.

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Issaquah High School Eagles open courts in shutout

September 20, 2011

The Issaquah High School tennis team celebrates on its new tennis courts, after beating Inglemoor Sept. 15 with its first 7-0 shutout in years. By Greg Farrar

After getting blitzed by a perennial KingCo Conference power earlier in the week, the Issaquah High School boys tennis team was ready to slam someone.

The Eagles found their prey Sept. 15 by overwhelming Inglemoor, 7-0, in a KingCo 4A match at Issaquah.

Issaquah won all the matches in two sets. Evan Cheung took the No. 1 singles match with a 6-1, 6-1 victory against Scott Zheng. Andrew Kim won the No. 2 singles match by beating Derek Wang, 6-4, 6-1. Richard Bennett cruised by Nick Paulag, 6-0, 6-0, to win the No. 3 singles. David Park dominated Thomas Lancastor, 6-1, 6-1, to take the No. 4 singles.

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Issaquah boys tennis team wins home opener

September 13, 2011

The Issaquah High School boys tennis team finally got a chance to play a match on the school grounds Sept. 8 and the Eagles flew by visiting Garfield 6-1. Because of construction last year, the Eagles played all their home matches at Tibbetts Valley Park.

Issaquah won three of four singles and swept the doubles en route to its victory.

Evan Cheung, of Issaquah, won the No. 1 singles match with a 6-1, 6-0 victory against Jared Storz. John Brendel and Matt Gonn, of Issaquah, teamed to take the No. 1 doubles match with a 6-1, 6-0 victory against Andrew Schwartz and Jacob Wall.

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