Liberty senior sets school record in the 50 freestyle

November 2, 2010

When Liberty High School senior Nicole Lecoq hit the wall to finish third in the 50-yard freestyle race Oct. 30, she checked the time board. It read 25.1 seconds. Not a win, but good enough to beat her older sister’s school-record of 25.13 seconds.

Lecoq held the side of the wall and pumped her fist in celebration.

“She wanted that record,” Liberty coach Kris Daughters said.

The Liberty swim and dive team placed 13th at the KingCo Championships at Mary Wayte Pool on Mercer Island. Skyline finished in third place at the KingCo 3A and 4A meet and tallied 426 points. Newport won with 603 points, while Issaquah High placed fifth in the league after posting 286 points.

Minutes after the 50 free race, Lecoq was still visibly happy about her success. She now has bragging rights among the Lecoq family, as well as a third school record.

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Issaquah Eagles’ swimmers sink Woodinville

October 20, 2010

NEW — 11:45 a.m. Oct. 20, 2010

Although it was senior night Tuesday, a pair of sophomores stole the show for the host Issaquah High School girls swimming team. Kayla Flaten and Stacy Maier each won two events and swam on two victorious relays as the Eagles cruised past Woodinville 120-66 in a 4A KingCo Conference meet.

Flaten won the 200-yard freestyle in a state-qualifying time of 1:59.35 and captured the 100 butterfly in a district-qualifying time of 1:02.22. She just missed a state-qualifying time in the event.

Maier had district-qualifying times in winning the 50 freestyle in 25.24 and the 500 freestyle in 5:26.79.

Flaten and Maier swam on Issaquah’s winning 200 freestyle relay, which had a state-qualifying time of 1:43.88. They also swam on the Eagles’ winning 400 freestyle, which finished first in 3:48.39.

Kellie Langan, another sophomore, finished first in the 100 breaststroke in 1:17.32.

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Three district schools use friendly meet as tuneup

October 19, 2010

Issaquah District girls swimming and diving teams get a chance to relax a bit this week.

The first Issaquah School District relays, set for 3:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in Julius Boehm Pool, won’t have the intensity of the big KingCo Conference championships.

“This meet is just for fun,” Issaquah coach Laura Halter said. “I’m not sure we will even keep score.”

It will be the first time this fall that Skyline, Issaquah and Liberty will race against each other. Because Skyline and Issaquah compete in the 4A KingCo Conference, neither swam against Liberty, a member of the 3A/2A KingCo, in a dual meet this season.

“Because of the new schedule, we don’t get to swim against Liberty anymore,” Halter said. “But since a couple other school districts were having district meets, we thought it would be fun to have all the Issaquah district teams together for a meet. We all share the same pool during the season. It just made sense to have a meet together.”

This meet will be different because all of the races will be relays. This will also be the final tuneup for all three teams before the KingCo Championships, which are Oct. 29-30.

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Issaquah swimmers stroke past Ballard

October 18, 2010

NEW — 8 a.m. Oct. 18, 2010

Sophomore Kayla Flaten won two events and swam on a winning 200 medley relay Oct. 14 to help the Issaquah High School girls swimming team top Ballard 97-89 in a 4A KingCo Conference meet.

Flaten won the 200 freestyle in 2 minutes, 4.15 seconds and the 500 freestyle in 5:34.89. The 200 medley relay finished first in a state-qualifying time of 1:54.20. Joining Flaten on the relay were Stacy Maier, Kellie Langan and Marit Borth.

Maier finished first in the 100 freestyle in 56.65.

Issaquah diver Jamie Elderkin also placed first with 175.95 points.

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No. 1 Liberty High School booters stop Saints

October 6, 2010

NEW — 1:30 p.m. Oct. 6, 2010

The Liberty High School girls soccer team punched in two first half goals Tuesday en route to a 2-0 victory against the visiting Interlake Saints in a 3A/2A KingCo Conference game.

Liberty boosted its league-leading record to 7-0.

Nicole Marlow and Mollie Cooke scored Liberty’s goals.

Goalkeepers Macaire Ament and Jennifer Rucker recorded the shutout.

In other action, it was Juanita 1, Lake Washington 0; Mercer Island 2, Mount Si 0; and Bellevue 1, Sammamish 0.

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Issaquah volleyball team spikes Woodinville

October 5, 2010

NEW — 3:20 p.m. Oct. 5, 2010

The Issaquah High School volleyball team remained undefeated Monday after the Eagles downed host Woodinville 3-1 in a 4A KingCo Conference match. Issaquah won 25-17, 22-25, 25-16, 25-13.

Rachel Roeder paced the Eagles with 29 kills and nine aces. Alexa Batiquin added 18 digs, and Riley Sorenson had 50 assists and five aces.

Issaquah boosted its league record to 4-0 and season mark to 7-0. Woodinville suffered its first league defeat.

In other action, Newport defeated Skyline 25-17, 25-19, 25-18 to stay tied with Issaquah for first place. Madison Stoa had 18 assists and 11 digs, and Maddie Magee had 10 kills for Skyline, which is 1-3 in league play and 4-4 on the season.

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Issaquah High School soccer blanks Roosevelt

September 24, 2010

NEW — 11:40 a.m. Sept. 24, 2010

Audrey Thomas scored a goal at the 48th minute Thursday as the Issaquah High School girls soccer team defeated visiting Roosevelt 1-0 in a 4A KingCo Conference game in Gary Moore Stadium.

Thomas was assisted on the goal by Rachel Wheeler. Goalkeeper Brooke Miller recorded the shutout.

The victory was the sixth straight for Issaquah, 6-1-0 overall and 2-0 in league action.

In other games, Eastlake scored four times in the second half to overcome Redmond 4-3; and it was Inglemoor 2, Garfield 1, and Woodinville 2, Ballard 1.

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Sports Roundup

September 21, 2010

Patriots pummel Sammamish

Chandler Jenkins scored five touchdowns and accumulated 317 offensive yards Sept. 17 as he sparked the Liberty High School Patriots to a 52-7 3A/2A KingCo Conference rout of host Sammamish.

Sammamish scored first in the game on a 53-yard run by Austin Lee. The Patriots, 2-1 on the season, then countered with 52 unanswered points.

Jenkins rushed for two touchdowns in the first quarter, bolting for runs of 65 yards and 30 yards. He also rushed for two touchdowns in the second quarter on runs of seven and 41 yards. Read more

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Liberty Patriots open league play with win

September 15, 2010

NEW — 10 a.m. Sept. 15, 2010

The Liberty High School girls soccer team scored two first half goals and that was enough for the Patriots to defeat visiting Mount Si 2-1 on Tuesday in the 3A/2A KingCo Conference opener for both teams.

Kimi Fry, assisted by Whitney Cain, put Liberty ahead 1-0 in the 10th minute. Shannon Daly scored an unassisted goal at the 33rd minute to give Liberty a 2-0 halftime lead.

The victory was the first of the season for Liberty after two nonleague defeats. The loss for Mount Si was its first of the season after two nonleague victories.

In other league action, it was Juanita 4, Sammamish 1; Lake Washington 2, Mercer Island 0; and Interlake 1, Bellevue 0.

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Deep Skyline team eyes repeat state title

September 14, 2010

Stacy Maier (near), Issaquah sophomore, and Nina Zook, Skyline senior, battle head to head during the breaststroke leg of their 200-yard IM race Sept. 7. Zook pulled ahead to win by three-tenths of a second. By Greg Farrar

If anyone rooting for the Skyline High School girls swimming team was worried that it might not be as deep or thoroughly dominating in 2010 as last year’s 4A state championship squad, coach Susan Simpkins seemed confident the Spartans will remain strong.

Although state champ and all-around powerhouse Andie Taylor graduated, Skyline brings back possibly more experienced young swimmers than it knows what to do with. And while the 2009 team was 78 strong, the 2010 squad has 92 swimmers, six of whom are divers, Simpkins said. Read more

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