Issaquah flying to New Jersey for lacrosse matchups

April 5, 2011

The Issaquah High School boys lacrosse team makes its longest road trip of the season this week when the Eagles head to New Jersey for three nonleague games.

Issaquah plays at Rutgers Prep on April 6, at Lawrenceville on April 7 and at Peddie on April 9.

Before leaving on its journey, Issaquah won two Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association Division I games last week.

A.J. Hoffman scored his first varsity hat trick March 29 as he led Issaquah to a 13-3 rout of visiting Overlake in Gary Moore Stadium.

Issaquah scored five times in the first quarter and six more times in the second quarter to take a commanding lead. All 25 players, who suited up for the contest, played.

Kevin Powers and Jake Fritz each had two goals for Issaquah.

On April 2, Issaquah pounded host Puyallup 15-5. Matt O’Neill paced Issaquah with four goals. Fritz had three goals. Powers, Michael Hatcher and Ben Director each had two goals.

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Skyline High School downs Garfield in soccer battle

March 30, 2011

NEW — 1 p.m. March 30, 2011

The Skyline High School boys soccer team won an early showdown with host Garfield on Tuesday when the Spartans posted a 4-2 victory in Memorial Stadium.

Last year the two teams tied for first place in the 4A KingCo Conference and later met in league tournament championship game, which was won by Garfield.

Kyle Olmstead and Travis Strawn each had a goal and an assist for Skyline, which handed Garfield its first loss of the season.

Braxton Griffin and Jason Twaddle scored Skyline’s other goals.

With the victory, Skyline went to 2-0-1 in league play and moved into first place in the league standings. The Spartans are 5-0-2 overall. Garfield went to 1-1-0 in league and 5-1-0 for the season.

In other action, Issaquah suffered its first loss of the season when the Eagles lost to host Inglemoor 3-1.

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Sports Roundup

June 29, 2010

Yankees call up Colin Curtis

Looking for a versatile left-handed bat in the Interleague stretch, the New York Yankees called up former Issaquah High School baseball star Colin Curtis from Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre June 21.

Curtis, an outfielder, delivered in his second Major League game.

After making his debut June 21 and going out as a pinch hitter in the Yankees’ 10-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks, Curtis came through with a two-run double June 22 when New York prevailed 9-3.

Both games were played in Phoenix. Curtis’ parents and brother flew down to watch him play in the series.

Following the Arizona series, the Yankees traveled to Los Angeles for a three-game series with the Dodgers. Curtis also played against the Dodgers.

Entering this week, Curtis had appeared in six games and collected two hits in six at bats with four runs batted in.

The first hit for Curtis had to be special, because he played college baseball at nearby Arizona State University. Curtis smashed a double off Arizona reliever Chad Qualls in the Yankees’ six-run eighth inning. When Curtis returned to the dugout, he got a hug from teammate Alex Rodgriguez.

Before getting called up, Curtis was hitting .280 with 12 homers and 46 RBIs in 35 games for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The Arizona State product was a fourth-round draft selection in 2006. Curtis had been considered earlier in the season to be called up to New York, but he suffered a high ankle sprain in late April. Read more

Lakeside takes doubleheader from Bellevue Legion

June 22, 2010

The Lakeside Recovery Senior American Legion baseball team capped a busy week June 19, when it swept a doubleheader from the Bellevue Legion team at Bannerwood Park.

Lakeside won the opener 3-1 and captured the second game 6-2.

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In the opener, Spencer Rogers, of Issaquah, ripped a two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning as Lakeside came from behind to win the game.

Conner Lawhead, of Skyline, was the winning pitcher in the first game. He scattered seven hits in pitching a complete game. Lawhead boosted his season record to 2-0.

In the second game, Lakeside scored five times in the fourth inning to beat Bellevue Legion. Rogers, the starting pitcher, worked the first four innings and picked up his second victory. Adrian Sampson, of Skyline, pitched the fifth and sixth innings for Lakeside. Jarod Fisher, of Newport, relieved Sampson in the seventh to finish the game for Lakeside.

Brandon Mahovlich, of Issaquah, had two hits for Lakeside. Reid Dilley, of Newport, had a two-run triple in the fourth inning.

The two victories raised Lakeside’s record to 7-8. The club travels to San Diego, Calif., this week for the Best of the West Tournament.

Lakeside split a doubleheader June 18 with Honda of Bellevue. Honda won the first game 3-2, but Lakeside took the second game 10-7.

In the opener, Honda scored three times in the top of the fourth inning to overcome a two-run Lakeside lead. Victor King, a Newport High graduate, singled in both Lakeside runs in the third inning.

Honda pitcher Nori Shimizu held Lakeside to three hits in the first game. King had two of the hits. Mike Paulson, of Issaquah, had the other hit. Read more

Issaquah blanks Roosevelt in baseball

April 8, 2010

NEW — 1:28 p.m. April 8, 2010

Pitcher Shane Yarnell tossed a one-hitter as he sparked the Issaquah High School baseball team to a 5-0 victory April 6 against visiting Roosevelt.

Yarnell also had two hits, both doubles, to help his cause. Ben Rosellini had two hits for the Eagles, who boosted their 4A KingCo Conference record to 4-2.

In other action, it was Lake Washington 9, Skyline 1; Inglemoor 10, Eastlake 0; Redmond 4, Woodinville 3; Ballard 8, Newport 6; and Garfield 6, Bothell 2.

In the 3A/2A KingCo, Liberty blanked Sammamish 5-0 as pitcher Connor Sjolander tossed a two-hitter. In other games, it was Mount Si 7, Interlake 5; and Mercer Island 8, Juanita 3. Liberty and Mercer Island remained tied for first place.

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Patriots kick off title defense with pair of wins

March 23, 2010

Prep Roundup

By Tim Pfarr Ryan Maio, Liberty junior, dives into third base with an RBI-triple March 17 as the ball escapes from Juanita junior third baseman Chris Foss.

The Liberty High School Patriots began defense of their 3A/2A KingCo Conference title last week with two victories against the Juanita Rebels.

The Patriots won at Juanita 6-2 March 17 and beat the Rebels 10-9 March 19 at Liberty.

In the March 19 game, Liberty scored three times in the bottom of the sixth inning to overcome the Rebels. Jason Hubbard, Ryan Maio and John McLeod each had two hits for Liberty.

In the March 17 game, Hubbard drove in three runs and McLeod had three hits. Liberty scored four times in the top of the fourth inning to take a commanding lead. Cameron Talley had two hits for Liberty. Connor Sjolander was the winning pitcher. Read more

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