Local lacrosse players named to USA Today all-state team

July 28, 2015

NEW — 4:52 p.m. July 28, 2015

Five local players were named to the 2015 Washington boys lacrosse all-state team selected by USA Today High School Sports.

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ISC Gunners win semifinal, fall short in championship

July 23, 2015

By Christina Corrales-Toy At left, Sarah Shimer (yellow), ISC Gunners goalkeeper, gets a hand on a corner kick launched by a San Diego Sea Lions player July 18 at Issaquah High School. The Gunners defeated the Sea Lions, 3-1, in the regional Women’s Premier Soccer League playoff match.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
At left, Sarah Shimer (yellow), ISC Gunners goalkeeper, gets a hand on a corner kick launched by a San Diego Sea Lions player July 18 at Issaquah High School. The Gunners defeated the Sea Lions, 3-1, in the regional Women’s Premier Soccer League playoff match.

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Bullets aim for national title

July 23, 2015

By Lennon Lo The Northwest Bullets, a Seattle-based select fastpitch team, qualified for two national tournaments this summer. It will compete at the American Softball Association 18-and-under Gold Nationals, July 19-25 in Hillsboro, Oregon, and at the Premier Girls Fastpitch Nationals, Aug. 1-8 in Huntington Beach, California. The team includes six players from the Issaquah School District: Liberty High School’s Kendall Kauzlarich; Skyline High School’s Camille Goo and Lauren Lo; and Issaquah High School’s Tatum Dow, Morgan Bevell and Justi Johnson.

By Lennon Lo
The Northwest Bullets, a Seattle-based select fastpitch team, qualified for two national tournaments this summer. It will compete at the American Softball Association 18-and-under Gold Nationals, July 19-25 in Hillsboro, Oregon, and at the Premier Girls Fastpitch Nationals, Aug. 1-8 in Huntington Beach, California. The team includes six players from the Issaquah School District: Liberty High School’s Kendall Kauzlarich; Skyline High School’s Camille Goo and Lauren Lo; and Issaquah High School’s Tatum Dow, Morgan Bevell and Justi Johnson.

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Five athletes compete for Gliders at Junior Olympics track and field

July 23, 2015

The Issaquah Gliders track and field club sent five athletes to the USA Track and Field Junior Olympics Region 13 championships, July 8-12 at Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon.

In the 17/18 men’s division, Jack Welch took fourth place in the 400 meters in 49.61 seconds. Welch, a 2015 Skyline High School graduate, is heading to the University of Portland this fall.

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Students accepted into aerospace scholars summer residency

July 16, 2015

The Washington Aerospace Scholars program is pleased to announce that the following local students will participate in one of the three WAS Summer Residency sessions held in July at the Museum of Flight in Seattle:

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Lakeside Recovery rides momentum to state

July 16, 2015

Good baseball teams know successful seasons don’t happen simply by beating lesser teams — they challenge themselves against opponents who are older, wiser and more talented.

By Neil Pierson Lakeside Recovery’s Alec Cordova hits during the fourth inning of a July 9 Senior Babe Ruth baseball game against the Kirkland Merchants at Issaquah High School. Kirkland won, 6-0.

By Neil Pierson
Lakeside Recovery’s Alec Cordova hits during the fourth inning of a July 9 Senior Babe Ruth baseball game against the Kirkland Merchants at Issaquah High School. Kirkland won, 6-0.

That’s the philosophy the Lakeside Recovery Senior Babe Ruth squad follows, and they hope their difficult schedule will put them in prime position to win the most important games of the 2015 season.

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Gunners FC drops season finale to Sounders U23s

July 16, 2015

The first time Puget Sound Gunners FC and the Seattle Sounders U23s met this season, the result was a humbling 5-0 defeat for a Gunners squad that didn’t perform up to its capabilities.

By Christina Corrales-Toy Henry Wingo, Puget Sound Gunners FC midfielder, races toward the ball in the Gunners’ 2-1 loss to the Seattle Sounders U23s July 11 at Issaquah High School.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Henry Wingo, Puget Sound Gunners FC midfielder, races toward the ball in the Gunners’ 2-1 loss to the Seattle Sounders U23s July 11 at Issaquah High School.

“The first time we played the Sounders, it was a disaster,” coach Alex Silva said.

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Issaquah High School students get more than $3.5 million in scholarships

July 16, 2015

Issaquah High School and the Issaquah School District are grateful for the generosity of the community who contributed in part to more than $3.5 million in scholarships to Issaquah’s class of 2015 as reported by students and their parents.

Students received scholarships and grants for academic merit, community service, athletic ability and leadership, and honors scholarships from the schools they will be attending and community leaders.

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Peerless playwright

July 14, 2015

“It really was a small town back then,” Brian Yorkey said while relaxing prior to a dress rehearsal of his vision of “Cabaret” at Village Theatre.

By Greg Farrar Brian Yorkey was in town in 2000 working at Village Theatre to fine-tune ‘Making Tracks,’ the breakthrough musical he co-wrote.

By Greg Farrar
Brian Yorkey was in town in 2000 working at Village Theatre to fine-tune ‘Making Tracks,’ the breakthrough musical he co-wrote.

Yorkey was talking about when he lived here as a child and first became involved with Village Theatre. For being surely the only Issaquah native to land a Pulitzer Prize, Yorkey is casual, relaxed and seems genuinely sincere about his enjoyment of the city he grew up in and its effects on his ongoing career. Read more

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Keeping goals

July 14, 2015

Issaquah’s Saif Kerawala embarks upon a promising college, pro soccer adventure

By Chris Coulter Issaquah High School graduate Saif Kerawala, playing goalkeeper for Seattle Sounders 2, distributes the ball to a teammate during a May 20 U.S. Open Cup match against the Kitsap Pumas at Starfire Sports Stadium in Tukwila. Kerawala won his debut for the club in extra time, 4-2.

By Chris Coulter
Issaquah High School graduate Saif Kerawala, playing goalkeeper for Seattle Sounders 2, distributes the ball to a teammate during a May 20 U.S. Open Cup match against the Kitsap Pumas at Starfire Sports Stadium in Tukwila. Kerawala won his debut for the club in extra time, 4-2.

It’s easy to see why Saif Kerawala, with his towering frame and hawk-like wingspan, has become a successful goalkeeper, but it might be the work he did at another position that has truly turned him into an elite shot-stopping force. Read more

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