Issaquah girls net 18-3 lacrosse win over Holy Names

April 3, 2012

NEW — 4:45 p.m. April 3, 2012

Haley Mincin connected for six goals to lead Issaquah to an 18 – 3 girls high school lacrosse win over Holy Names on April 2 Bellevue’s Robinswood Park. The win was the seventh of the season for the Issaquah girls, who lead the Snoqualmie Conference.

Mincin and her sister Emily combined for 10 of Issaquah’s 18 goals and three assists in the win. For Holy Names, Megan Chamberlin, Wendy Donier and Maddie Braman all scored solo goals.

Issaquah (7-1-0) next faces Lake Sammamish (3-1-0) at 6:30 p.m. April 18 at Marymoor Park in Redmond.

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Lakeside Recovery baseball goes 1-4 in tourney

June 28, 2011

The Lakeside Recovery Senior American Legion baseball team went 1-4 at the Palouse Summer Series last week.

The tournament was held at the home baseball fields of Washington State University and Lewis-Clark State University.

Lakeside’s lone victory came June 23 when the club played two games. Earlier in the day, Lakeside lost to the Rips Brewers, 11-6, in Lewiston, and then hustled to Pullman where the club defeated the Seattle Stars Gold team, 9-4.

In the contest with the Seattle Stars Gold, Newport’s Dan Altchech had four hits and Issaquah’s Brandon Mahovlich had two hits.

In the game with the Rips Brewers, Mahovlich had four hits, one a home run, and drove in three runs. Skyline’s Jimmy Sinatro had three hits.

Lakeside opened the tournament June 22 with a 3-2 loss to the Puget Sound Roxx. Skyline graduate Connor Lawhead pitched well for Lakeside, not allowing an earned run in six innings.

On June 24, Lakeside lost a slugfest to the Lewis-Clark Twins, 9-8. Altchech, Sinatro and Newport’s Kyle Goemmer each had two hits.

Lakeside played its final game June 25, falling to Taylor Baseball, 7-3. Goemmer had two hits to lead Lakeside.

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Issaquah boys lacrosse reaches semifinals

May 24, 2011

The Issaquah High School boys lacrosse team, which hopes to win another state title, faces a big challenge May 25, when the Eagles play at Bainbridge High School in the semifinals of the Washington State Lacrosse Division I tournament.

The contest is set for 7 p.m.

Bainbridge finished first in the Southwest Division this spring with a 10-0 record. Issaquah was second in the Northeast Division with an 8-2 record.

The winner of the contest plays Mercer Island or Bellevue, who meet May 25 in the other semifinal, for the championship at 7:30 p.m. May 28 in Seattle’s Memorial Stadium.

Issaquah and Bainbridge met earlier this season with the Eagles winning 8-6 at home. This contest figures to be another defensive battle.

The Eagles reached the semifinals after they clobbered Tacoma, 18-5, May 21 in Gary Moore Stadium.

Issaquah came out fired up and scored three goals before Tacoma got its attack started. After going up 6-1, Issaquah then broke through for seven straight goals to take a commanding lead.

Junior Matt O’Neill led Issaquah with five goals. Seniors Jake Fritz, Kevin Powers and Ashton Ritchie had strong games in their final home appearance. Fritz had three goals, two assists and six groundballs. Powers had three goals, four assists and five groundballs. Ritchie scored three goals, had an assist and one groundball.

Bainbridge qualified for the semifinal after it defeated Eastside Catholic, 14-4, May 20 in the quarterfinals.

Issaquah lost to Mercer Island 4-2 in last year’s semifinals after winning the state title in 2008 and 2009.

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Issaquah School District athletes earn titles

May 20, 2011

NEW — 7 p.m. May 20, 2011

Kasen Williams, of Skyline High School, and Devin Bennett, of Liberty High School, each won individual titles Wednesday at their respective post-season track and field meets.

Williams, competing in the 4A Northwest Regional meet at Marysville-Pilchuck, won the boys high jump by going 6-feet, 4 inches. He also took second in the long jump by going 22-1 1/4. Williams was just edged by Alec Fellows, of Edmonds-Woodway, who won at 22-6 1/2. Issaquah’s Jorrell Dorsey was third at 21-1 1/4.

In other first-day action at the 4A Regional, Issaquah’s Jason Hollaway finished in a tie for second place in the pole vault by going 14-6. Skyline’s Kyle Branch was third in the 1,600 in 4:21.08.

In the girls competition, Skyline’s Lindsay Coutts was second in the long jump by going 16-10. Issaquah’s Mckenna Hogan was fifth at 16-7 1/4.

The second day of the meet took place Friday.

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Skyline records first win over Issaquah, 10-9

May 17, 2011

The Skyline High School boys lacrosse team recorded one of its biggest victories in the club’s young history May 11 when the host Spartans topped Issaquah, 10-9, in overtime.

Ryan McMackin (6), Skyline High School junior midfielder, scores a second-quarter goal against Issaquah during their May 11 lacrosse match. By Greg Farrar

It was the first time Skyline defeated Issaquah in lacrosse.

Issaquah jumped to a 3-1 first-quarter lead, but Skyline came back in the second quarter with three goals to make it a 4-4 tie at halftime. The Eagles went ahead in the third quarter and were in front until the final nine seconds of regulation. That’s when Skyline’s Ryan Benz tied the score at 9-9 to send the game into overtime.

McMackin and Andrew Hankey each had three goals to lead Skyline.

Fritz had five goals and an assist to lead Issaquah. Kole Lindor, of Issaquah, had 10 groundballs.

Issaquah dropped to 8-2 in Division I play while Skyline went to 5-5. Despite the victory, Skyline failed to qualify for the league tournament, which begins this week.

Two losses last week proved costly for Skyline. The Spartans lost to Lake Washington, 12-7, May 9 and fell to first-place Mercer Island, 8-5, May 13.

In the Lake Washington game, Benz had four goals and Cannon Gardner two goals to lead Skyline.

Mercer Island scored three times in the fourth period to overcome Skyline. Benz had two goals and goalkeeper Cory Larson made 17 saves.

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Issaquah soccer blitzes Bothell and Ballard

May 3, 2011

The Issaquah High School boys soccer team stayed in the running for the regular-season 4A KingCo Conference title last week by posting two victories.

Michael Roberts and Alex Shane each scored two goals April 26 as Issaquah blitzed host Bothell, 5-1, in Pop Keeney Stadium.

Shane put the Eagles ahead with an unassisted goal at the third minute. Roberts, assisted by Shane, scored 10 minutes later as the Eagles went ahead for good.

On April 30, Issaquah downed host Ballard, 4-1. Shane had a goal and two assists to lead the Eagles, who trailed 1-0 at halftime. Roberts had a goal and an assist.

Shane tied the game in the 66th minute. Akash Ramachandran, assisted by Cooper Fry, put Issaquah ahead to stay at the 69th minute.

Issaquah improved its league record to 6-2-1. The Eagles trail Skyline, Garfield and Eastlake, all tied for the top spot, by just three points entering this week’s final round.

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Liberty athletes set records at track meet

April 29, 2011

NEW — 12:45 p.m. April 29, 2011

Hamilton Noel and Madison Birdsall each set school records Thursday to help their Liberty High School track and field teams defeat host Interlake in a 3A/2A KingCo Conference meet.

Noel won the pole vault with a school-record effort of 13 feet, 6 inches. He also ran on the Patriots’ winning 4×400-meter relay. Nick Knoblich, Joseph Bergmann and Hiron Redmon were other members of the relay.

The Liberty boys defeated Interlake 85-56.

Redmon won the 800. Devin Bennett captured three events for the Patriots. He won the high jump by going 6-3. He also won the long jump by going 19 feet, 1/4 inch, and took the triple jump by going 40 feet, 7 1/4 inches.

Birdsall won the 400 in a school-record time of 58.30. She also ran on the Patriots’ winning 4×200 relay and 4×400 relay. Delane Agnew, Elizabeth Ryker and Stacy Christensen were other members of the 4×200 relay. Ryker, Michaela Chucka and Agnew were other members of the 4×400 relay.

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Skyline High School baseball stuns Redmond

April 27, 2011

NEW — 11:45 a.m. April 27, 2011

The Skyline High School baseball team posted one of the biggest upsets of the season in the 4A KingCo Conference on Tuesday when the Spartans stunned Redmond 4-3.

Redmond entered the contest as the first place team in the Crest Division.

With the game tied 3-3, Skyline scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Winning pitcher Travis Snider went the distance and held Redmond, a strong hitting team, to just four hits. Snider also struck out four batters.

Jimmy Sinatro and Snider each had two hits to lead the Spartans. Brandon Fisher, Jimmy Sinatro and Matt Sinatro each drove in runs for Skyline, which went to 6-5 in league play.

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Issaquah softball rolls to second consecutive win

April 21, 2011

NEW — 12:15 p.m. April 21, 2011

The Issaquah High School softball team erupted for four runs in the bottom of the second inning Tuesday as the Eagles defeated visiting Inglemoor 6-4 in a 4A KingCo Conference contest.

Heather Benjamin led Issaquah with three hits. The victory was the second in a row for Issaquah.

The Eagles also defeated host Bothell 7-3 Monday. Issaquah scored four times in the top of the fifth inning to break open the contest. Benjamin again led the Eagles with two hits and four runs batted in. Winning pitcher Brielle Bray struck out six batters.

In other action, Skyline lost to visiting Woodinville 13-2. The day before, Skyline whipped Roosevelt 13-7. Anya Kamber went 6-for-6 for Skyline and drove in two runs. Lindsey Nicholson had two hits and drove in a run. Megan Burns was the winning pitcher for Skyline.

In the 3A/2A KingCo Conference, Liberty walloped visiting Mercer Island 14-2 April 19. Taylor Wiek had three hits to lead Liberty. Marissa Jeffers contributed two hits and three runs batted in, and Jenn Rucker had two hits and two RBIs for the Patriots. Liberty scored 11 times in the bottom of the second inning.

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Liberty High School netters whip Interlake

April 19, 2011

The Liberty High School girls tennis team took the No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles matches April 12 as the Patriots defeated Interlake, 5-2, in a 3A/2A KingCo Conference match.

Amber Eastham won the No. 1 singles with a 6-4, 6-3 victory against Interlake’s Isabelle Long. Veronica Granger and Audrey LaFraugh defeated Interlake’s Iryna Strinyska and Miyati Raghavan, 6-3, 7-5, in the No. 1 doubles match.

Skyline girls bounce Inglemoor in tennis

The Skyline High School girls tennis team swept all three doubles matches en route to a 6-2 victory April 12 against Inglemoor in a 4A KingCo Conference match.

Alison Opitz and Molly Knutson, of Skyline, won the No. 1 doubles with a 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 victory against Leanna Thim and Mckayla Dear.

On April 11, Garfield swept the four singles matches to defeat Skyline, 5-2.

Skyline’s victories came in the doubles. Opitz and Knutson won the No. 1 doubles match by beating Lauren Schlechter and Sherry Tran, 6-1, 6-4. Sanjana Galgalikar and Rachel Kim, of Skyline, won the No. 3 doubles match by beating Hiroko Nakahara and Anna Cia, 3-6, 6-2, 10-8.

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