Issaquah Little League roundup

July 28, 2015

NEW — 6 p.m. July 28, 2015

The all-star baseball and softball seasons are over for Issaquah Little League teams. Here’s how the teams fared in the District 9 tournaments.

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Little League announces all-star teams

July 9, 2015

The Issaquah Little League announced its 2015 all-star teams for baseball and softball.

Issaquah partnered with the Eastlake and Sammamish little leagues to form squads for some divisions.

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Issaquah Little League wraps up season

July 22, 2014

The Issaquah Little League all-star season came to a close in July, when its Intermediate Baseball team lost in the state tournament July 9.

The Intermediate squad was the only Issaquah Little League all-star team to make it to the state championship tournament. It qualified after winning the District 9 tournament at the end of June.

Issaquah came back to win the tournament after dropping the first game to the Bellevue Thunderbird/East combined squad. It proceeded to defeat Eastlake, and exact revenge on the Bellevue team, to make it to the District 9 finals.

Contributed The Bellevue Warriors U-14 team receives its first-place trophy after winning the Sandy Koufax State Championship. The squad features several former Issaquah Little League players.

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The Bellevue Warriors U-14 team receives its first-place trophy after winning the Sandy Koufax State Championship. The squad features several former Issaquah Little League players.

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Issaquah Little League hosts Championship Day tomorrow

June 6, 2014

NEW — 3 p.m. June 6, 2014

The community is invited to join Issaquah Little League for a day full of fun, food and championship games June 7.

It all goes down from noon to 2 p.m. at Dodd Field, 565 N.W. Holly St., where fans can watch baseball and softball teams battle for the championship title.

Attendees can munch on free hot dogs, drinks and ice cream, while taking a turn at the dunk tank, testing their throwing arm against a speed machine or playing in a bouncy house.

Coaches and managers will engage in a water balloon toss competition, and prizes and giveaways will be awarded.

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Issaquah fastpitch holds little league day

April 22, 2014

The Issaquah High School fastpitch team will hold a special clinic for Issaquah Little League players April 27.

The varsity team’s players and coaches will serve as instructors at the free clinic. It will take place on the school’s field or gymnasium, depending on the weather. There are four training sessions organized by the different little league age divisions.

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Early registration for Issaquah Little League ends Jan. 7

December 31, 2013

Enrollment fees for Issaquah Little League will increase by $25 after Jan. 7, the end of the early registration period.

The league offers T-Ball through major baseball for boys and T-Ball through junior fast-pitch softball for girls.

The growing program has more than 800 players, 150 coaches and 58 teams playing on local fields, including the newly turfed Dodd Field.

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Registration opens for Little League

November 26, 2013

Registration of the 2014 Issaquah Little League Baseball and Softball is now open for all boys and girls ages 5 to 15 within the league boundaries.

The league offers T-Ball through major baseball for boys and T-Ball through junior fast-pitch softball for girls.

Early registration saves on fees, and scholarships are available. Register, or get more information, at www.issaquahlittleleague.org.

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Redmond all-stars send local girls home

July 9, 2013

By Christina Corrales-Toy Samantha Nemiroff slides safely into home, putting the Issaquah/Sammamish all stars up 1-0 in the first inning against Redmond on July 5. Redmond ultimately won, 9-8.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Samantha Nemiroff slides safely into home, putting the Issaquah/Sammamish all stars up 1-0 in the first inning against Redmond on July 5. Redmond ultimately won, 9-8.

Facing elimination, the Issaquah/Sammamish 9/10 all-star softball team came into their July 5 game against Redmond ready to battle.

The team, comprised of 9- and 10-year-olds from Sammamish and Issaquah little leagues, fell short, though, losing to Redmond, 9-8, in what was a thrilling, back-and-forth finish.

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County seeks proposals for youth sports facilities

February 7, 2013

NEW — 8 a.m. Feb. 7, 2013

Local youth sports organizations can apply for King County grants to build or upgrade recreation facilities.

The county Youth Sports Facilities Grants Program provides matching grant funds from $5,000 to $75,000. Past grant recipients include playgrounds and athletic fields, including the Issaquah Little League’s Dodd Fields near Issaquah Valley Elementary School.

Other local grant recipients in the Issaquah area include city-run Central Park in the Issaquah Highlands and county-run Duthie Hill Park in Sammamish.

Overall, officials awarded $12 million through the program in the past 20 years.

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Dodd Field gets new turf, opens to Little League

June 26, 2012

Project Manager Greg Crockett and son Torin Crockett cut the ribbon June 9 at the opening of Dodd Field. By Juan Gonzalez

On June 9, Issaquah Little League celebrated the opening of two new artificial turf fields at Dodd Field behind Issaquah Valley Elementary School. The fields are named after Terry Dodd, former league president and 30-year volunteer.

The dedication included baseball-themed music provided by the Issaquah High School marching band, a ribbon cutting ceremony, three championship baseball games, and a variety of attractions including a dunk tank and speed pitching booth.

Issaquah Little League began the $320,000 project to add turf to Dodd Field in October 2010.

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