Issaquah track teams close out season with win against Newport

May 7, 2013

49ers sign former Skyline player as free agent

Former Skyline High School football player Luke Marquardt signed with the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent April 27.

The 6-foot 8 1/2-inch, 317-pound left tackle played 30 games for Azusa Pacific University before a foot injury caused him to sit out his senior season and limited his participation at the NFL Scouting Combine earlier this year.

Marquardt was named to the 2013 Senior Bowl Watch List and, according to, had coaches from several pro teams, include the 49ers, attend his pro day workout.

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Who’s News

November 20, 2012

Nicholas Co

Boy Scout Nicholas Co earns Eagle rank

Nicholas Co recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

His Eagle Scout service project was repurposing an unusable space at Issaquah Middle School, contributing nearly 100 hours of service to his community.

Co is the student body president of Issaquah High School, an active member of National Honor Society and he runs as a member of the cross-country and track teams. He is a passionate volunteer of King County Search and Rescue, and was recognized as last year’s Top 5 Youth Responder.

Co plans to study engineering after graduating in June.

Issaquah track prepares for KingCo league championships

May 8, 2012

With the season winding to a close, Issaquah High School was scheduled to head to Juanita High School on May 9 to compete in the KingCo League championship meet.

The Eagles are having an exceptional year, especially on the girls side. Stars include Eva Perry, the defending state champion and school record holder in the pole vault; McKenna Hogan, who has qualified for state in jumps and sprints; and Cayla Seligmann, Ellie Clawson and Ellie Hendrikson, who have all done well in distance events this year.

Issaquah has had great depth in the sprints this season, getting good scores from Juliana da Cruz, Madison Callan, Hogan, Gabrielle Gevers and Mack Wieburg. The season performances put the girls in prime position to make a run at state in the 200-meter, 400-meter and 4×400 relay races.

KingCo League Championships were set to start at 3:30 p.m. at Juanita.

Local high schools’ track teams evaluate mid-season progress

April 10, 2012

Joey Domek, Issaquah High School junior, leaps a barrier as he wins the 110-meter hurdles in a time of 17.54 seconds April 5 against Bothell. Domek also persevered in the 300 hurdles with a time of 44.4 seconds. By Greg Farrar

If there’s one single word in the English language to describe a strategy in high school track, it might be survival.

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Issaquah High School alumni mile is Aug. 13

August 9, 2011

The third running of the Issaquah High School alumni mile is at 5 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Issaquah Middle School track.

The annual summer event gathers track and cross country runners who once competed for Issaquah High.

Register online at

The schedule of events includes a kids lollipop 200-meter run at 5 p.m. and alumni mile at 5:15 p.m.

Issaquah High School alumni mile is Aug. 13

August 2, 2011

The third running of the Issaquah High School alumni mile is at 5 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Issaquah Middle School track.

The annual summer event gathers track and cross country runners who once competed for Issaquah High.

Register online at

The schedule of events includes a kids lollipop 200-meter run at 5 p.m. and the alumni mile at 5:15 p.m.

Issaquah grad earns first win

July 26, 2011

Former Issaquah High School pitcher Matt Wickswat, who is playing for the Winston-Salem Dash in the Class A Carolina League, recorded his first victory of the season July 8 by blanking Myrtle Beach 5-0 in a rain-shortened home contest in front of a sellout crowd of 6,673.

The contest was stopped in the bottom of the eighth because of rain.

Wickswat, in his second start with Winston-Salem, cruised through the Myrtle Beach lineup. After allowing a one-out double in the second inning, the lefthander retired 15 straight batters. He finished with a two-hitter and five strikeouts.

Wickswat followed with a 6-3 victory against Lynchburg on July 14.

He was also selected Carolina League Pitcher of the Week for the week ending July 10.

On July 19, Wickswat improved his record to 3-1 when the Dash defeated Kingston 11-6.

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Lakeside hurlers toss no-hitter

June 14, 2011

Connor Gilchrist, Aaron Sandefur and Andrew Kemmerer combined on a no-hitter June 11 as Lakeside Recovery’s Senior American Legion team blanked Garfield, 7-0, in the second game of a doubleheader.

Lakeside Recovery, 7-1 in league play and 7-4 overall, also won the opener, 11-1.

In the second game, Gilchrist was the starting pitcher and picked up his first victory of the season. The Skyline High School player worked the first three innings before getting relieved by Sandefur, of Newport. Sandefur pitched the next three innings. Kemmerer, of Issaquah, worked the seventh inning.

Nate Anderson, a Newport High School player, had three hits, one a home run, and knocked in three runs for Lakeside. Kemmerer had two hits and two RBIs.

In the opener, Lakeside scored 11 times in the bottom of the fifth inning to snap a two-game losing streak. Dan Altchech, a Newport graduate, had two hits and three RBIs to lead Lakeside.

Altchech capped the fifth inning with a home run. Wes Blackburn, of Skyline, had two hits and drove in a run. Winning pitcher Brandon Lundeberg, of Skyline, tossed a complete game, allowing two hits and striking out nine batters.

Lakeside Recovery dropped a tough nonleague game June 8 to Chaffey, 4-3, at the Husky Ballpark. Lakeside got a strong effort from pitcher Travis Snider, of Skyline, but poor defensive play cost the club, which made five errors.

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Florida Marlins draft Skyline High graduate

June 8, 2011

NEW — 2 p.m. June 8, 2011

Bellevue College pitcher Adrian Sampson, a former Skyline High School standout, was drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 16th round Tuesday in the Major League amateur baseball draft.

Sampson, a freshman, was the 493rd player selected in the draft. He compiled a 5-2 record with 68 strikeouts in 54 innings and a 2.19 earned run average this spring. Opponents hit just .193 against him.

The right-hander helped the Bulldogs capture the NWAACC Title. In the NWAACC Tournament, Sampson tossed a three-hitter and struck out 15 in beating Lower Columbia 3-0. He was selected to the all-tournament team.

Sampson is the second member of his family to be drafted by a Major League team. The Philadelphia Phillies selected older brother Julian, also a Skyline graduate, in the 2007 draft. He pitched in the Phillies’ organization for four seasons. Julian is pitching for the Brockton Rox in the independent Can-Am League.

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Local athletes make strong showings at state track meet

May 31, 2011

Haley Jacobson, Issaquah High School senior, takes a jog down the track before her 100-meter dash at the 4A state championship May 28 in Tacoma. By Greg Farrar

For the seniors, the state championship track and field meet at Tacoma’s Mount Tahoma High School on May 27 and 28 marked the final athletic event of their high school careers.

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