Gunners FC still winless, manages tie with Portland Timbers U23s

July 2, 2015

Stoppage time was nearly over, and Renan Troccoli had the ball at his feet with only the goalkeeper to beat.

By Christina Corrales-Toy Puget Sound Gunners forward Daniel Gavin beats the Portland Timbers U23s goal keeper for the Gunners only score in a 1-1 draw at Issaquah High School on June 28.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Puget Sound Gunners forward Daniel Gavin beats the Portland Timbers U23s goal keeper for the Gunners only score in a 1-1 draw at Issaquah High School on June 28.

With two defenders nipping at his heels and his chance coming from a slightly sharp angle, Troccoli’s shot rolled past the netminder and went inches wide of the far post.

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Lakeside Recovery’s complete effort nets seventh straight win

July 2, 2015

In pursuit of its seventh straight win, the Lakeside Recovery Senior American Legion baseball team didn’t waste much time putting its opponent in a deep hole.

Bolstered by a five-run second inning, Lakeside Recovery went on to beat Juanita Boyz, 11-0, in a Northwest League game June 23 at Lee Johnson Field in Kirkland.

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Issaquah baseball alum named junior college All-America

July 2, 2015

Mitchell Morimoto, a 2014 Issaquah High School graduate, was named a National Junior College Athletic Association second-team All-American for baseball.

By Greg Farrar Mitchell Morimoto, former Issaquah High School baseball player, hits the first of two home runs in one inning during his senior year in 2014 in a game against Sedro-Wooley.

By Greg Farrar
Mitchell Morimoto, former Issaquah High School baseball player, hits the first of two home runs in one inning during his senior year in 2014 in a game against Sedro-Wooley.

Morimoto, who plays at Mesa Community College in Colorado Springs, Colorado, earned second-team All-America honors following his freshman season. He placed second on the team with a .393 batting average and 45 RBIs, and led the club with 21 doubles and seven triples.

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Bulldogs football fills a niche for players without a program

June 25, 2015

It’s a warm evening at Bellevue High School’s stadium, and a couple dozen players have donned pads, helmets and jerseys to practice tackling and blocking, and running offensive and defensive schemes.

By Neil Pierson Quarterback Braden Bouwman-Hess, an Issaquah High School product, slings a pass during the Eastside JC Bulldogs’ June 18 practice at Bellevue High School.

By Neil Pierson
Quarterback Braden Bouwman-Hess, an Issaquah High School product, slings a pass during the Eastside JC Bulldogs’ June 18 practice at Bellevue High School.

They’re not members of Bellevue High’s nationally renowned program, which has captured 11 of the past 14 state championships. They’re young men who, for various reasons, aren’t playing college football but are looking to attract attention from coaches at that level.

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Lakeside Recovery continues hot start

June 25, 2015

The Lakeside Recovery Senior American Legion baseball team kept rolling last week, and sits in first place in the Northwest Division after a five-game winning streak.

Lakeside Recovery — comprised of players at Issaquah, Skyline and Newport high schools — finished the week June 21 with a 3-1 victory over Bellevue-Phiten at Interlake High School in Bellevue. Lakeside improved its record to 15-5 overall, 14-1 in division play.

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Issaquah, Liberty, Tiger Mountain Graduations

June 23, 2015

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Off The Press — Sports coverage gets a much-needed boost

June 17, 2015

Our readership has surely noticed that local sports coverage hasn’t been the same since Bob Taylor left The Issaquah Press a few years ago.

Neil Pierson Press reporter

Neil Pierson
Press reporter

Just like every other business, money dictates how we do things, and we’ve had to cut back on reporting staff and editorial space. It’s unfortunate, because the people and organizations who comprise our communities deserve better. I never knew Taylor, but from what I’ve heard, his work was greatly valued and proved irreplaceable after his retirement.

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Issaquah Women’s Club awards ‘Dream’ scholarships

June 10, 2015

The Issaquah Women’s Club has awarded three $1,000 “Follow Your Dreams” scholarships to graduating senior girls from the Issaquah School District.

These young women have shown dedication to their studies and communities, and a common desire to further their education after high school.

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Local high-schoolers earn nominations for 5th Avenue Theatre Awards

June 10, 2015

Issaquah, Liberty and Skyline high school drama students dazzled audiences with their annual slate of performances this year.

They impressed judges, too, as evidenced by the full slate of 5th Avenue Theatre Awards nominations each school received.

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King County honors local Green Schools programs

June 10, 2015

Several Issaquah schools were among 55 schools the King County Green Schools Program is recognizing this month for conservation achievements.

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