Pumas win District II championship

November 29, 2011

The Pumas, the Issaquah Soccer Club’s U-12 girls recreational team, defeated the Lake Washington-Kirkland Mambas, 1-0, Nov. 20 to win the District II State Recreational Cup Championship.

Forward Emily Klosterman scored the goal with 9:45 left in the first period. She was assisted by Madison Schroeder.

During the six-week, four-game tournament, the Pumas went 4-0 and outscored opponents 8-1.

The Pumas play in the District IV Championship on Dec. 3.

Pumas win District II championship

November 22, 2011

The Pumas, the Issaquah Soccer Club’s U-12 girls recreational team, defeated the Lake Washington-Kirkland Mambas, 1-0, Nov. 20 to win the District II State Recreational Cup Championship.

Forward Emily Klosterman scored the goal with 9:45 left in the first period. She was assisted by Madison Schroeder.

During the six-week, four-game tournament, the Pumas went 4-0 and outscored opponents 8-1.

The Pumas play in the District IV Championship on Dec. 3.

Issaquah Soccer Club raises $3,500 for Seattle Children’s

November 21, 2011

NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 21, 2011

Issaquah Soccer Club members donated $3,500 to Seattle Children’s to honor a player treated at the hospital and to help other children.

Soon after Gabriel Uribe turned 3, doctors diagnosed him with a severe form of epilepsy. Gabriel, barely able to walk or talk, Gabriel suffered more than 1,000 epileptic seizures per day during the worst period. Doctors told his parents he had only a 50 percent chance of surviving to adulthood, until he started treatment at Seattle Children’s.

Nowadays, Gabriel is a healthy 10-year-old and a member of the Issaquah Soccer Club’s Gunners premier squad.

Gabriel accompanied Issaquah Soccer Club President and Bret Knutson and Jimmy Ball, director of coaching, to present the $3,500 check to Seattle Children’s.

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City smoothes once-bumpy Central Park entrance

November 1, 2011

The cratered parking lot at Central Park’s popular artificial turf fields is gone, replaced by a special — and smoother — pavement to allow rainwater to percolate through the lot and into the ground.

Crews completed the 163-stall parking lot in late summer, and city officials gathered to open the space Sept. 26.

The parking lot upgrade is the latest addition to the area, called Pad 3. The city installed artificial turf, using a donation from the Issaquah Soccer Club and a state grant, and lights, using dollars left over from the turf installation, at the site in earlier phases.

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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 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

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