Skyline blanked in KingCo title match to Inglemoor, 4-0

May 14, 2013

By Greg Farrar Kaleb Strawn (left), Skyline High School senior midfielder, and Inglemoor senior midfielder Christian Nesselquist jockey for position for a potential header during the first period of their May 7 KingCo 4A championship match.

By Greg Farrar
Kaleb Strawn (left), Skyline High School senior midfielder, and Inglemoor senior midfielder Christian Nesselquist jockey for position for a potential header during the first period of their May 7 KingCo 4A championship match.

Skyline High School’s 11-game soccer winning streak came to an end May 7 at the KingCo 4A Championship game, where Inglemoor went 4-0 for the title.

“They have some really talented players over there,” said David Kim, a sophomore midfielder for the Skyline Spartans. “They challenged, and they beat us. It’s hard, but I feel like we’ve just got to compete more, and if we compete more, we’ll do really well in state, with that passion and heart.”

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Skyline finishes regular season atop KingCo

May 3, 2013

NEW — 2:03 p.m. May 3

The Skyline Spartans clinched the KingCo 4A regular season title April 29 by beating Ballard 6-1, ending the baseball season with a 13-2 conference record.

“I’ll take it,” said Skyline’s coach Chris Tamminen. “It was very good, a nice win. It was a goal we wanted to accomplish and we accomplished it. Now, we’ve got to set new goals and hopefully accomplish those also.” Read more

Fast friends

February 26, 2013

Swim coaches form bond at the pool

By Greg Farrar Laura Halter (left), Issaquah High School swim coach, and Kris Daughters, her counterpart at Liberty High School, greet each other with a hug as the boys swim meet between the Eagles and Patriots gets underway Jan. 24 at Julius Boehm Pool.

By Greg Farrar
Laura Halter (left), Issaquah High School swim coach, and Kris Daughters, her counterpart at Liberty High School, greet each other with a hug as the boys swim meet between the Eagles and Patriots gets underway Jan. 24 at Julius Boehm Pool.

Issaquah and Liberty high school swim coaches Laura Halter and Kris Daughters know firsthand what it is like traversing through the state’s most competitive league year in and year out.

The Eagles’ Halter guides her teams, boys and girls, through the KingCo 4A league, while the Patriots’ Daughters manages in the KingCo 2A/3A league.

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Wrestlers end strong at state

February 19, 2013

The local 4A wrestling programs were well-represented at the 25th annual Mat Classic Feb. 15-16 where 14 area wrestlers battled the state’s top athletes for a chance to medal in high school’s biggest tournament.

After taking second at the Region 3 Tournament the weekend before, Skyline High School wrestlers filled eight of the 14 weight classes at the state championship. By the time the two-day tournament was about over, the excitement of having eight wrestlers make it to the final 16 had taken its toll on Gus Kiss’ vocal cords. By 2 p.m. Saturday, the Skyline coach’s voice was all but gone.

“We’re really proud of the fact that we brought eight kids and one alternate,” he said in an almost whisper. “It’s a culmination of hard work and dedication, and it’s nice to see the end result.”

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Spartans roar into postseason with 76-44 win over Bothell

February 12, 2013

By Lillian O’Rorke Haley Smith, Skyline High School senior, drives the ball down the court during the Feb. 6 KingCo playoff game against Bothell.

By Lillian O’Rorke
Haley Smith, Skyline High School senior, drives the ball down the court during the Feb. 6 KingCo playoff game against Bothell.

The postseason started with a bang for the Skyline High School girls basketball team Feb. 6 when it blasted Bothell, 76-44, in the first round of the KingCo 4A Championships.

Seeded No. 1 in the Crown division, the Skyline Spartans came out with a strong defense. Senior guards Rachel Shim and Lacey Nicholson were glued to two of the Bothell Cougars top scorers, Randi Dixon and Erin Burns, and together with their teammates held the Cougars’ offense to only two points during regular play in the first quarter.

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