November 1, 2011
When a team takes two out of three relays against swim teams like Mercer Island and Newport, it’s bound to do well.
The Skyline High School girls swim and dive team again asserted its dominance in 4A competition Oct. 29, when it won six of 12 events and saw four individuals and two relay teams record state-qualifying times at the KingCo swim meet at Mary Wayte Pool.
Perennial standout Katie Kinnear set a new KingCo 3A-4A meet record in the 200-yard freestyle. She posted a time of 1 minute, 54.9 seconds, 5 seconds faster than needed for a state-meet berth.
“Our girls swam great,” Skyline coach Susan Simpkins said. “They are just such competitors.”
October 18, 2011
Bothell spoiled the Issaquah High School girls swimming team’s final home meet of the season Oct. 4 when the Cougars prevailed, 96-90, at the Julius Boehm Pool.
Issaquah’s Stacy Maier had two first places. Maier, a junior, won the 50 freestyle in 25.85 seconds, just falling short of the standard for the state meet of 25.30. She also won the 100 freestyle in 1:00.09.
In addition, Maier swam as a member of two winning relay teams. Maier, Kayla Foremski, Gabrielle Gevers and Kayla Flaten made up Issaquah’s winning 200 freestyle relay team, which finished first in 1:45.75. The same foursome composed the Eagles’ winning 400 freestyle relay team, which was clocked in 3:57.99.
Senior Kylie Lynch, swimming in her final home meet, won the 500 freestyle for the Eagles.
October 6, 2011
NEW — 11:45 a.m. Oct. 6, 2011
The Liberty High School girls cross country team ran as a pack Wednesday and raced by Bellevue and Lake Washington in a KingCo Conference 3A/2A meet at Liberty.
Liberty finished with 21 points. Bellevue was second with 47 and Lake Washington took third with 64.
Although Liberty did not have the first-place runner, the Patriots took the next four places, and had six runners in all in the top 10. Sophomore Amy Broska was Liberty’s top runner, finishing second in 21 minutes, 10 seconds on the 3-mile course.
Megan Chucka, Sarah Bliesner and Allie Wood were third, fourth and fifth, respectively. Rachel Shaw took seventh and Megan Larson was 10th.
October 4, 2011
Issaquah High School girls swimming coach Laura Halter received a pair of pleasant surprises from her team last week.
In a Sept. 27 KingCo Conference 4A meet against Eastlake at the Julius Boehm Pool, the Eagles won in surprising ease, 110-76.
Then, on Sept. 29, Issaquah lost, 100-86, to defending state champion Skyline at Boehm Pool. Halter was actually elated by the 14-point loss to the talented and deep Skyline team.
“If anyone had told us before the meet we would come within 14 points of Skyline, I think most of our team would have laughed,” Halter said. “After the meet, I told our team how proud of them I was of them. We had a lot of kids who had great swims. Usually when we go up against Skyline, it is a beating. This year, it was fun.”
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.
September 27, 2011
The Issaquah High School girls swim team won two KingCo Conference 4A meets last week.
Stacy Maier and Kayla Flaten each won two individual races and swam on two winning relays Sept. 21 as they sparked the Eagles to a 107-79 victory against Woodinville.
Maier won the 100 freestyle in 56.84 seconds and took the 200 freestyle in 2:03.76. Flaten captured the 50 freestyle in 26.02 and took the 100 butterfly in 1:03.66.
Maier and Flaten swam the first two legs of Issaquah’s 200 medley relay, which finished first in 1:57.09. Kellie Langan and Gabrielle Gevers were other members of the relay team.
September 20, 2011
Andi Scarcello takes latest round in rivalry against Eastlake’s Kara Beauchamp
Skyline High School’s Andi Scarcello and Eastlake’s Kara Beauchamp got their 2011 100-yard breaststroke racing off to a competitive start Sept. 13 at Redmond Pool.
Both girls, who have swam together on club teams since age 8, made their 50-yard turn simultaneously and held the pace all the way through. But in the final meter, Scarcello pulled off a Michael Phelps-like stretch in place of an extra stroke that helped her inch past Beauchamp.
“I was not expecting to do well,” said Scarcello, who took a year off from club swimming before this season. “I just wanted to have a good race with Kara. Usually, she’s always the one to beat me.”
The decision wasn’t a game-changer by any means, but Scarcello’s win provided some extra excitement for her watching teammates and may have set the pace for the event among KingCo Conference swimmers this fall.
September 13, 2011
Stacy Maier and Kayla Flaten each won two events and swam on two victorious relays Sept. 10 as they led the Issaquah High School girls swimming team to a 102.50-71.50 victory against host Ballard.
It was the season-opening meet for both teams.
Maier won the 200-yard individual medley in 2 minutes, 20.67 second and captured the 100 backstroke in 1:02.52. Flaten took the 100 freestyle in 56.42 and won the 100 breaststroke in 1:11.04.
Both were members of the Eagles’ winning 200 medley relay, which finished first in 2:00.66. Kellie Langan and Kayla Foremski were other members of the relay.
Maier and Flaten also swam on the winning 200 freestyle relay, which took first in 1:47.89. Gabrielle Gevers and Foremski were other members of the relay.
Gevers also won the 50 freestyle in 27.09 and Langan captured the 100 butterfly in 1:07.26. Kaley Rohring, of Issaquah, took first place in the diving with 105.95 points.
December 28, 2010
Football often dominates the sports scene at Skyline High School, with good reason. The Spartans have won five state football championships in 10 years. Read more
November 16, 2010
Susan Simpkins is well acquainted with the massive Class 4A girls swimming state championship trophy.