Issaquah High School volleyball team wins

October 18, 2011

It took a while for the Issaquah High School volleyball team to get the knack of winning, but the Eagles captured a pair KingCo Conference 4A matches last week.

Issaquah won its second straight match Oct. 13 by defeating host Eastlake, 3-1. The Eagles dropped the first set, 25-19, but bounced back to win, 25-18, 25-10, 25-18.

Sam Rogers led the Eagles with 21 kills and 10 digs. Lindsey Ferguson contributed 21 digs and Mckenzie Bostic had 42 assists. Kirsten Fischer gave the Eagles a strong game up front with 14 kills and Leanne Scott had 10 digs.

On Oct. 11, Issaquah notched its first victory of the season when the Eagles swept visiting Redmond, 3-0. Issaquah won the games, 25-14, 25-14, 26-24.

This has been a rebuilding year for Issaquah, which saw almost its entire team graduate from last year’s squad that finished second in the 4A state tournament.

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Issaquah High School volleyball team wins again

October 14, 2011

NEW — 4 p.m. Oct. 14, 2011

It took a while for the Issaquah High School volleyball team to get the knack of winning but the Eagles captured their second straight match Thursday by defeating host Eastlake 3-1.

Issaquah dropped the first set 25-19 but bounced back to win 25-18, 25-10, 25-18.

Sam Rogers led the Eagles with 21 kills and 10 digs. Lindsey Ferguson contributed 21 digs and Mckenzie Bostic had 42 assists. Kirsten Fischer gave the Eagles a strong game up front with 14 kills and Leanne Scott had 10 digs.

The victory was the second of the week and of the season for Issaquah, which is 2-5 in KingCo Conference 4A competition and 2-7 for the season. Eastlake dropped to 3-4 in league play and 4-6 overall.

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Issaquah High School volleyball team notches first win

October 12, 2011

NEW — 11:45 a.m. Oct. 12, 2011

The Issaquah High School girls volleyball notched its first victory of the season Tuesday when the Eagles swept visiting Redmond 3-0 in a KingCo Conference 4A match.

Issaquah won the games 25-14, 25-14, 26-24.

This has been a rebuilding year for Issaquah, which graduated almost its entire team from last year’s squad that finished second in the 4A state tournament.

The Eagles got several solid performances in its match with Redmond. Sam Rogers had a team-high 17 kills and three aces for the Eagles. Lindsey Ferguson contributed 26 assists and three aces. Cassie Elenes led the Eagles with seven aces. Kirsten Fischer had a team-high eight kills. Misty Siochi had seven kills and 10 digs,and McKenzie Bostic had a team-high 34 assists.

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Skyline Spartans’ attack is too much for Issaquah Eagles

October 11, 2011

Considering it’s playing with virtually a whole new team this season, the Issaquah High School volleyball squad put up a good fight Oct. 6 against the improved Skyline Spartans.

Skyline, the host team, won 3-0 to improve to 7-2 overall and 3-2 in league play. It was the Eagles’ first loss to the Spartans in three meetings.

The Eagles finished with a little comeback in the third set that made things interesting. Otherwise Skyline dominated the match, using a number of attack options and scoring points with quick kills from standout Maddie Magee from the left side of the court.

“I think they have a lot of weapons,” Issaquah coach Todd Parsons said after the match. “We played one of our better matches … and forced them to make kills on us.”

Skyline looked like a synchronized machine for much of the match.

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Liberty girls soccer team nips Mercer Island

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.

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Unbeaten Skyline wins volleyball league opener

September 27, 2011

The unbeaten Skyline High School girls volleyball team opened KingCo Conference 4A competition Sept. 20 with a 3-0 victory against visiting Garfield. Skyline won the games, 25-13, 25-16, 25-17.

Madison Stoa had four blocks, 21 assists and three aces for Skyline. Teammate Halle Erdahl contributed 15 kills and 11 digs. Molly Mounsey added seven kills and three blocks for Skyline, 5-0 on the season.

In other action, Issaquah dropped a heartbreaker to host Inglemoor, 3-2. Issaquah won the opening game, 25-23, and then dropped the next two games, 25-18 and 25-14. The Eagles rallied in game four, 25-17. However, Inglemoor won the tie-breaker, 16-14.

Sam Rogers led Issaquah with 22 kills, 10 digs and five aces. McKenzie Bostic had 50 assists for the Eagles and Cassie Elenes had 12 kills. Lindsey Ferguson contributed 14 digs and 6 aces.

Issaquah suffered another tough loss Sept. 22 when the Eagles fell to visiting Bothell, 3-2. Issaquah won the first game, 25-12, but Bothell took the second game, 25-23. Issaquah won the third game, 25-20, but Bothell again came back to win the fourth game, 25-21. Bothell won the tie-breaker, 15-11.

Bostic had 49 assists for Issaquah. Rogers had a strong all-around match with 25 kills, three blocks, 17 digs and seven aces. Leanne Scott contributed 20 digs and Elenes had four blocks.


Skyline Spartans nip Liberty Patriots in girls soccer

September 7, 2011

NEW — 11 a.m. Sept. 7, 2011

Nicole Candioglos scored a goal at the 72nd minute Tuesday as Skyline High School nipped visiting Liberty 1-0 in a nonleague girls soccer game.

Jordan Branch assisted on Candioglos’ goal. The shutout was shared by Tina Vargas and Sydney Martinez, who were Skyline’s goaltenders.

The contest was the season-opener for both teams, who each qualified for the state tournament last year. Skyline finished third at the 4A state tournament while Liberty made it to the first round of the 3A tournament.

In other action, Eastlake and Lake Washington fought to a 2-2 draw.

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Eagles’ Rachel Roeder named volleyball player of the year

February 22, 2011

Issaquah High School senior Rachel Roeder (center) celebrates her Gatorade award with her volleyball teammates, Maggie Reingold (left), Maddy Emerson, Sarah Hanna and Alexa Batiquin. By Laura Geggel

Standing tall at 6-foot-1, Issaquah High School’s Rachel Roeder is a formidable foe on the volleyball court.

The outside hitter has a recorded 469 kills, 252 digs, 67 service aces and 28 blocks this past season while posting a kill percentage of .449; enough to attract the attention of Gatorade in its search for Washington Volleyball Player of the Year.

Gatorade has honored high school athletes since 1985, and announced Roeder’s award in collaboration with ESPN RISE.

The award recognizes Roeder for her outstanding athletic excellence, high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the court.

At Issaquah High School, Roeder has earned a B average and volunteers as a youth coach, and as an assistant with the Issaquah High School Sports Medicine Program. In her free time, she volunteers at Rotary First Harvest, a food bank in Kent.

The ace player began playing volleyball in seventh grade.

“I was just one of those kids who played every sport,” Roeder said.

As for volleyball, “it just stuck with me,” she said.

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Two local wrestlers grab regional titles

February 15, 2011

David White, of Issaquah High School, and Hamilton Noel, of Liberty High School, each won individual titles Feb. 12 in their respective regional wrestling tournaments.

White captured the 145-pound class at the Region II Tournament at Skyline. He defeated Austin Henderson, of Bethel, 7-2 in the final. White was the only 4A KingCo Conference wrestler to win a regional title.

He opened the tournament with a 10-0 victory against Bothell’s Dustin Rhode and defeated Inglemoor’s Brian Trabun 13-2 in the semifinals.

Issaquah teammate Max Tickman placed third in the 112-pound class after defeating Brett Dykman, of Beamer, 10-4. Almen Thorpe, of Issaquah, took fifth in the 135-pound class with a 7-0 victory against Redmond’s Brandon Long. Sean Novak, of Issaquah, placed fifth in the 140-pound class after pinning Eastlake’s Nykolai Peterson in 2:26.

Issaquah finished ninth in the tournament with 56 points. Graham-Kapowsin took first place with 194 points.

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Liberty High School girls basketball team stuns Juanita

February 9, 2011

NEW — 10:30 a.m. Feb. 9, 2011

The Liberty High School girls basketball team got one of its biggest victories of the season Tuesday when the Patriots topped Juanita 53-44 in the semifinals of the 3A KingCo Conference tournament at Bellevue College.

Juanita, the regular-season champion, had defeated Liberty twice during the season. However, the Patriots took control in tournament contest by shooting to a 19-12 first-quarter lead. Liberty held a commanding 32-21 lead at halftime.

Danni Sjolander and Aspen Winegar each scored 15 points to lead the Patriots.

Liberty plays Mount Si at 8:15 p.m. Feb. 10 in the tournament title game. Mount Si defeated Mercer Island 61-49 in the other semifinal.

The top four KingCo teams and the top eight from the Metro League advance to the Sea-King District Tournament, which begins Saturday.

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