September 17, 2013
Issaquah and Mount Si high schools may not compete in the same league any more. But that hasn’t diminished the intensity of the rivalry that has built between the two perennial powerhouses.
The Eagles’ stadium was standing room only when the team hosted the Wildcats Sept. 12. Both squads delivered a contest worthy of a rivalry. The nonleague game’s outcome was in question until the final minutes, when No. 5 ranked Class 3A Mount Si held on to its come-from-behind victory against 4A Issaquah, 28-20.
Mount Si head coach Charlie Kinnune said the Wildcats have been a team “in search of an identity.”
September 10, 2013
The Issaquah High School football team will be hosting its 2013 Pigskin Carnival on Sept. 14. The event is designed to raise at least $30,000 for the program’s needs in the coming year.
The carnival will begin at 7 p.m. at the home of Danna and Craig Kinzer, 18884 S.E. 42nd St. in Issaquah. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased online at http://bit.ly/footballboosters. The event is open to anyone 21 and older. It will include a dinner buffet and drinks, carnival games and an auction.
Learn more by emailing auction chairwomen Kara Neary at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mindi Person at email@example.com.
September 10, 2013
Jack Gellatly leads Issaquah attack with four touchdowns
On Sept. 5, Mother Nature reminded the region she’s still a force to be reckoned with, displaying quite the impressive thunder and lightning show.
The following night, Issaquah High School put the region on notice it, too, will be a force of nature in KingCo this season. The Eagles stormed into host Interlake High School’s field and ran away with a 44-3 win in a nonleague matchup.
August 28, 2013
April 2, 2013
During its March 27 meeting, the Issaquah School Board approved a $5,000 contribution to the Issaquah High School football team.
The Issaquah High School Football Booster Club donated the money to help the team buy cameras and equipment and help cover any other needs it may have.
January 1, 2013
Stores will soon introduce an innovative tandem of new Jones Sodas, featuring pictures and ideals furnished by nearby Issaquah High School and Eagles event coordinator Tim Baynes.
Baynes has been working in unison with Eric Chastain, vice president of operations with Jones Soda Co.’s Seattle headquarters. The tiny inscription on the back of the Grape Soda bottle reads:
“Issaquah High School is located at the foot of the beautiful Cascade Mountain range in the heart of Issaquah. We pride ourselves in our ability to serve and support one another and the world around us. Whether that is building wells in Ethiopia and Nepal or joining the fight against cancer, we impact our world when we work together.
January 1, 2013
Kickers are a strange and quirky bunch.
Often thriving on pressure and almost always being either the scapegoat or the hero, they sit comfortably by themselves during games, lost in their thoughts, while their teammates are passing, catching, running, blocking or tackling. No one wants to sit next to the kicker and jinx or disturb him.
December 4, 2012
Athletes’ triumphs create community pride
Skyline High School’s football and soccer teams just keep bringing home honors to the Issaquah School District. The Issaquah and Liberty high school teams have also added many awards to the virtual district trophy case.
Skyline girls soccer took first in state for the fourth time in five years. And the Dec. 1 state playoff football game gave Skyline the gridiron title again for the fifth time in eight years. Skyline’s 200-medley relay team won the state swim title last month.
Issaquah is a known winner among 4A KingCo teams. The Eagles came in second, to Skyline, for the state girls soccer championship. This year’s football team reached the playoffs. The school’s wrestlers won the district title in 2011 and sent six wrestlers to state.
November 6, 2012
When an eager and optimistic Issaquah Eagle football team traveled to enemy territory Nov. 2 to lock horns with a perennially powerful Federal Way squad, it just couldn’t capitalize on a gaggle of Federal Way Eagle turnovers, and Issaquah’s season came to an abrupt close as the team lost, 24-14.
At first, the loyal Issaquah fans making the excursion to voluminous Federal Way Stadium probably couldn’t believe their eyes.
Issaquah received the opening kickoff and returned the ball to its own 20; that was where Issaquah set up camp.
Federal Way didn’t have time to get very comfortable, though, as on Issaquah’s first play from scrimmage, junior dynamo Jack Gellatly — who led the KingCo 4A in rushing with well over 1,000 yards on the ground in only nine outings — took a handoff and burst through a gaping hole in the line, dashing 80 yards for a touchdown.
November 6, 2012
Go ‘All in for Kids’ to help students succeed
You have no doubt heard about the Issaquah Schools Foundation’s All in for Kids Annual Fund Campaign. Since August, we have reminded the community of our annual fundraiser via postcards, emails, letters, honk and waves, a billboard and even a Battle of the Fans promotion at the Issaquah vs. Skyline football game.
Why so much energy exerted to encourage the community to go “all in”? Because the revenue generated during the campaign is used to do amazing things for our students and schools. It can help transform struggling students into confident learners, equip teachers with skills to reach and engage students of all learning styles, create interest in critical STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects by connecting classroom learning to real life applications, and expand students capacity for innovation and creativity through support of music and arts programs.