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.

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

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Unbeaten Eagles spike another volleyball victory

October 7, 2010

NEW — 12:15 p.m. Oct. 7, 2010

Rachel Roeder had 24 kills and 10 digs Wednesday as she led the unbeaten Issaquah High School volleyball team to a 3-1 4A KingCo Conference victory against rival Skyline.

Issaquah won the first game 25-13 but Skyline fought back to take the second game 25-17. The Eagles captured the third game 25-6 and wrapped up the match by winning the fourth game 25-20.

The Eagles, coming off a big victory earlier in the week against Woodinville, again had a strong all-around team effort. Sarah Hanna contributed 20 kills and three blocks. Riley Sorenson had 48 assists and five aces. Sam Rogers’ serving led to a seven aces and Alexa Batiquin had 12 digs.

Issaquah improved its league-leading record to 5-0 and season mark to 8-0.

Maddie Magee had 11 kills, Andrea Chon had 14 digs and Madison Stoa had 19 assists for Skyline, which is 1-4 in league and 4-5 on the season.

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Issaquah’s runners leave Juanita in the dust

September 28, 2010

Cross country roundup

The Liberty High School girls cross country team has been used to being left in the dust of opponents in past seasons. However, Sept. 22, the Patriots left an opponent in the dust.

Liberty had a perfect score, meaning the team captured the top five places, in beating Juanita 15-50 in a 3A/2A KingCo Conference meet at Kirkland’s Kamiakin Junior High.

“As far as I know, it’s the first time we’ve had a perfect score,” Liberty coach Michael Smith said. “It’s happened to us more than once.”

Megan Chucka led the Patriots by finishing first in the 3.1-mile race in 21 minutes, 28 seconds. Teammate Liz Ryker was second in 21:39. Right behind them were Rachel Shaw, third; Allie Wood, fourth; and Amy Broska fifth. The Patriots also took the next three places with Michaela Chucka, sixth; Megan Larson, seventh; and Aimee Christenson, eighth.

“I’m very pleased with the way the girls ran. I think they are happy with their performance as well,” Smith said.

Liberty showed more depth with Ida Bakke taking 11th, Shayla Anderson 12th, Kaily Davies 13th and Victoria Hoffman 14th.

“All the girls are running pretty closely in times,” Smith said. “It could be a real dogfight for our top spots before the season is over.”

With some runners still not hitting their stride, the Liberty girls team figures to get stronger throughout the season and could be a title contender at the league championship meet next month.

Smith credits assistant coach Lisa Knoblich, who was a standout runner in high school and college, with making the girls team stronger.

“If the girls can keep up with her, they will do great this season,” Smith said.

The Liberty boys were also victorious Sept. 22 by defeating Juanita 25-32.

Senior Scott Turner, of Liberty, finished first in the boys race in 17:20. It was his first win ever in cross country.

“Scott wanted it so badly. There was no way he was going to let a Juanita guy beat him,” Smith said.

Teammate Nick Knoblich, son of the girls coach, was third in 17:43. Five other Liberty runners cracked the top 10 – Chris Turner, fifth, Tyler Westenbroek, seventh, Hiron Redman, eighth, Jared Bales, ninth, and Riley Mackey, 10th.

Eagles finish second

In a 4A KingCo Conference meet Sept. 21 at Redmond’s Marymoor Park, the Issaquah boys were nipped by Roosevelt 32-33. Woodinville was third with 61 points. However, Issaquah’s Turner Wiley and Isaac Robinson finished first and second. Wiley had a winning time of 16:10 and Robinson was close behind at 16:11.

Woodinville won the girls meet with 22 points. Issaquah was second with 45 and Roosevelt third with 55. Nicole Migotsky was Issaquah’s top placer, finishing fifth in 20:28.

Spartans sixth at Nike

The Skyline boys team finished sixth Sept. 25 at the prestigious Nike Pre-Nationals in Portland. The Spartans had 262 points. Keegan Symmes was Skyline’s top placer, taking 17th in 16:04.33. Kyle Branch was 36th in 16:23.10.

The Skyline girls were 10th with 273 points. Jordan Branch was Skyline’s top placer, finishing 36th in 19:51.49. Anastasia Kosykh, of Eastlake, was seventh in 18:45.29.

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Issaquah High School volleyball team spikes Bothell

September 23, 2010

NEW — 11:20 a.m. Sept. 23, 2010

Rachel Roeder had 17 kills and 10 digs, and Riley Sorenson 30 assists Wednesday as they led the Issaquah High School volleyball team to a 3-0 4A KingCo Conference victory against host Bothell. The victory was the second straight in league play for Issaquah, which is also 4-0 overall for the season.

Issaquah won the games 25-12, 25-18, 25-17.

Sarah Hanna had eight kills, Sam Rogers five kills and four aces, and Alexa Batiquin 12 digs for the Eagles.

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Skyline looks to be more competitive with a greater depth of talent

September 21, 2010

Cross country preview

Nicole Migotsky, of Issaquah (right), puts on a burst of speed with 50 yards to go to overtake the Spartans’ Kathryn Steele (left) and Sam Krahling for second place in the 4A KingCo meet with Skyline and Bothell. By Greg Farrar

For the Skyline High School girls cross country team, it’s been hard to compete with the nearby Eastlake squad in recent years. However, Skyline coach Brandon Hyland is very optimistic about the Spartans this season.

Hyland says Skyline has one of its “strongest girls team after the 2001 state champs.” Read more

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Liberty boys cruise to cross country win

September 16, 2010

NEW — 4 p.m. Sept. 16, 2010

The Liberty High School boys cross country placed five runners in the top 10 and cruised to a 3A/2A KingCo Conference victory Wednesday at home against Interlake and Lake Washington.

Tyler Westenbroek, of Liberty, finished first in the 5,000-meter race in 18 minutes, 34 seconds. Teammate Alex Velasquez was second in 18:36. Nick Knobich and Scott Turner were fourth and fifth respectively for the Patriots and Hiron Redmond was eighth.

Liberty won the meet with a low of 20 points. Interlake was second with 35 and Lake Washington took third with 83.

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Eagles win track opener over Mount Si

March 30, 2010

Isaac Robinson (left), Dennis Leigh, Jon Wallis and Turner Wiley race together throughout much of the 1600-meter race March 25 during Issaquah’s track and field meet against Mount Si. They finished 1-4 in that order. — By Greg Farrar

The Issaquah High School boys cross country team was a power last fall, when it won league and district titles en route to a third-place finish at the state meet.

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