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 tragedies, triumphs define a tumultuous year

December 28, 2010

Traffic lines up on state Route 900 at Northwest Talus Drive in February. State Department of Transportation crews completed the long-running project in 2010. By Greg Farrar

The economy lurched from the recession, population growth all but stalled and Issaquah — after cutbacks and setbacks in 2009 — defied the odds to reach major milestones throughout 2010.

Momentum returned in 2010 after a year spent in a holding pattern. Set against the backdrop of a fragile recovery, leaders cut the ribbon on businesses and roads, laid the foundation for preservation and construction, and marked tragedies and successes. Read more

Soccer club could be key to future of Klahanie Park

March 30, 2010

The process to transfer the county-run Klahanie Park to Sammamish has slowed, as King County officials and the Issaquah Soccer Club discuss ways to keep the park open. Read more

City wants Klahanie Park decision to hinge on growth

March 2, 2010

Local residents try to have their say in keeping Klahanie Park open, and which local jurisdiction they would like to see be its steward as King County officials plan to close the park. — By Greg Farrar

Issaquah city officials called last week for decisions about adding Klahanie Park to the municipal parks system to be made alongside long-term growth agreements.

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Mayor sets technology, sustainability for goals

January 26, 2010

After a difficult year, Issaquah will enter the months ahead with a renewed focus on sustainability and technology, Mayor Ava Frisinger said in the State of the City address last week. Read more

Skyline students play it forward

November 3, 2009

Emily Baer saw a newspaper ad in search of unused soccer balls.

Perfect, the eighth-grader thought. Answering that call would more than satisfy a community service requirement.

She collected 36 balls from her neighborhood and figured she was done. Turns out she sold herself short. Way short.

“A couple months later, I was at it again,” Baer said. Read more

Council kicks in city money to upgrade sports fields

July 28, 2009

Since Issaquah Youth Lacrosse was founded in early 2004, teams have played on fields in Bellevue and Sammamish — but not in the organization’s namesake city. Read more

Council kicks in city money to upgrade sports fields

July 21, 2009

NEW — 6:05 p.m. July 21, 2009

Since Issaquah Youth Lacrosse was founded in early 2004, teams have played on fields in Bellevue and Sammamish — but not in the organization’s namesake city.

By next spring, however, founders Matthew Balkman and Scott Wiley could be scheduling games on new all-weather, lighted fields in the Issaquah Highlands.

City Council members approved a finance package to improve a pair of sports fields at Pad 3 in the highlands’ Central Park last night.

Balkman and Wiley asked council members to vote for the measure.

“We are part of the fastest-growing youth sport in America, and Issaquah has become a dominant force in that,” Balkman said. “We need fields.”

Lighted, all-weather fields for lacrosse and soccer leagues could materialize by spring 2010. Crews will replace soggy, grass fields with artificial turf and install sports lighting.

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Issaquah Soccer Club donates $100,000 for Central Park turf

July 21, 2009

Dark, soggy, grass sports fields in the Issaquah Highlands could be replaced with all-weather turf and sports lighting, thanks to city park bond dollars and county and state grants. Read more

Council could approve artificial turf for Central Park fields tonight

July 20, 2009

NEW — 10 a.m. July 20, 2009

Dark, soggy, grass sports fields in the Issaquah Highlands could be replaced with all-weather turf and sports lighting thanks to city park bond dollars and county and state grants.

City Council members will consider a finance package tonight to improve a pair of sports fields at Pad 3 in the highlands’ Central Park.

A bill headed to the council tonight asks officials to accept a $100,000 donation from the Issaquah Soccer Club to build a second lighted, artificial turf field at Central Park Pad 3. A $50,000 King County youth sports grant and a $500,000 state grant were also awarded to the project.

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