Issaquah freshman golfer Zack Overstreet nets silver medal

October 23, 2012

A handful of local golfers from Skyline and Issaquah high schools played a lot of golf in a relatively short span last week, but were rewarded for their endeavors when they showed up among the top 10 finishers of the Sea-King 4A District golf championships Oct. 16 and 17 at Willows Run Golf Course in Redmond.

The most consistent local to burn up the links was Issaquah freshman Zack Overstreet, who in the qualifying rounds Oct. 16 carded 36s on the front and back nine (72), which is par for 18 holes at Willows.

The next day, which proved a bit more playable weather-wise, the exceptional frosh newcomer to the tournament again played well for the Eagles. He outdid his earlier par score, by managing four birdies to fire a 68 and finished districts two strokes off the frontrunner, Eastlake’s Li Wang’s 138, with a two-day bottom line of 140 for 72 holes, winding up as the tourney’s silver medalist.

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Eastlake golfers defeat Skyline, remain unbeaten

October 4, 2011

Brian Mogg, Skyline High School sophomore golfer, deals with a tough approach shot from the rough on the fifth hole of The Plateau Club’s back nine Sept. 27. He was the match medalist with an even-par 36. By Christopher Huber

Brian Mogg always finds a way to get even. On the golf course, that is.

At the Sept. 27 cross-town match against the undefeated Eastlake Wolves, Skyline’s No. 1 golfer birdied the ninth hole for the third straight time to bring his score to 36.

“I really wanted to get even,” said Mogg, a standout sophomore who has won and placed in the top 10 in numerous regional youth tournaments. “I just try so much harder.”

While Mogg was the medalist at The Plateau Club after shooting an even 36 on the back nine, Eastlake pulled off another win to go 8-0 on the season. Despite No. 1 Li Wang tallying a 45, the Wolves managed to out-stroke Skyline 200-212.

Eastlake relied on low scores from sophomore Spencer Weiss and No. 10 golfer, freshman Colby Stirrat, both of whom scored a 3-over 39. They were the only other two to finish under 40.

Skyline was unable to place anyone else in the top five, as Eastlake’s Will Sharp compiled a 40-stroke performance and RP McCoy, Jack Fisher and Paul Russo all put up a 5-over 41.

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Issaquah Eagles golfers top Skyline Spartans

October 4, 2011

NEW — 10:45 a.m. Oct. 4, 2011

The top five Issaquah High School players, led by Weston Mui, shot in the 30s Monday as the Eagles defeated rival Skyline 186-189 in a KingCo Conference 4A golf match at the Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course.

Mui shot a par 36 on Issaquah’s home course to share medalist honors with Skyline’s Brian Mogg and Kelly Sullivan.

Sid Raman, Bryan Jung and Brian Batt all shot 37s, and Fletcher Martin had a 39 to round out Issaquah’s top five scores. However, Taylor Swingle and Evan Ko also shot 39s. Danny Baumer just missed the group with a 40.

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Liberty golfers fall to Mercer Island, 206-210

September 20, 2011

The Liberty High School boys golf team played well Sept. 12 against Mercer Island, one of the perennial state powers, but could not pull off the upset as the Patriots lost, 206-210, in a KingCo Conference 3A/2A match at Maplewood Golf Course.

Liberty’s Roland Deex was medalist with a one-over-par 37. Dylan Holt also shot a 40 for the Patriots.

Local shooters to participate in National Handgun Championships

September 13, 2011

NEW — 11:30 a.m. Sept. 13, 2011

Bob Loo, of Issaquah, and Albert Lim, of Sammamish, are among the 650 shooters from across the United States who will be competing in the STI USPSA National Handgun Championships from Saturday to Sept. 24 at the Desert Sportsman’s Rifle and Pistol Club in Las Vegas.

Competitors will face 20 courses of fire that are designed to test speed and accuracy using multiple targets.

Organizers expect competitors to put more than 250,000 rounds of ammunition downrange during the event.

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Liberty Patriots face Juanita in key 3A battle

September 30, 2010

NEW — 12:15 p.m. Sept. 30, 2010

The Liberty High School football team, ranked No. 2 in The Seattle Times’ Class 3A poll, gets its toughest KingCo Conference test of the season Friday when the Patriots play at 7 p.m. at Juanita.

The host Rebels, ranked eighth, are 4-0 on the season and have one of the biggest offensive and defensive lines in the league. Running behind the offensive line is standout back Jeremiah Laufasa, who is averaging 115.8 yards a game. The Rebels are coming off a 58-0 rout of Sammamish. Juanita is coached by former Liberty assistant Shaun Tarantola.

Liberty enters the contest with a 3-1 record. The Patriots defeated Mount Si 38-22 Sept. 24. Jake Bainton, who had missed the previous two games because of an injury, caught two touchdown passes for the Patriots.

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Skyline falls short against Eastlake

September 28, 2010

Jack Quinton, of Skyline, tees off on the fifth hole during the Spartans’ match Sept. 23 against Eastlake at Sahalee Country Club. By Christopher Huber

After a Brian Mogg birdie on the third hole at Sahalee Country Club, things were looking up for the Skyline High School boys golf team Sept. 23.

Of all the matches the Spartans wanted to win this season, a win over Eastlake on its home course would have given Skyline some needed confidence in the hot 4A KingCo Conference race. Read more

Eastlake snaps Issaquah’s streak

September 21, 2010

Boys golf  preview

Issaquah High School boys golf coach Tom Bakamus knew his team would have to play its best match of the season to beat Eastlake Sept. 16 at the Sahalee Country Club.

The Eagles had a solid effort, but Eastlake proved too strong as the host Wolves captured the 4A KingCo Conference match.

Eastlake won with 193 strokes to Issaquah’s 211. Issaquah had a four-match KingCo win streak snapped in the process.

Spencer Weiss, of Eastlake, was the medalist with a 1-over-par 37. Alex Ciszewski topped the Eagles with a 40.

Nevertheless, Issaquah’s young squad is off to a strong start. Six seniors graduated from last year’s team, and the Eagles lost another player who moved to Florida.

“We are inexperienced, but deep with the sophomore class,” Bakamus said. Read more

Issaquah High School wins volleyball opener

September 21, 2010

NEW — 11:05 a.m. Sept. 21, 2010

Senior outside hitter Rachel Roeder’s offensive and defensive efforts Monday helped spark the Issaquah High School volleyball team to a 3-0 victory against visiting Inglemoor in the 4A KingCo Conference opener for both teams. Issaquah won the games 25-11, 25-14, 25-21.

Roeder, one of six seniors who have been on the varsity squad all four years, had 12 kills, 12 digs and three aces. Seniors Sarah Hanna, Alexa Batiquin and Riley Sorenson were other key contributors for the Eagles.

Hanna, an outside hitter, had 14 kills. Batiquin, a setter, had 10 digs and Sorenson, an outside hitter, had 32 assists.

It wasn’t just a senior show, however. Junior outside hitter Sam Rogers contributed five kills for the Eagles, 3-0 overall on the season. Issaquah has plenty of experience and depth this season. The players want to improve on last year’s performance, which wasn’t bad, as the Eagles won the district title and finished fifth at the 4A state tournament.

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Patriots win second straight soccer match

September 17, 2010

NEW —12:20 p.m. Sept. 17, 2010

The Liberty High School girls soccer team is off to a great start in 3A/2A KingCo Conference action. The Patriots won their second game of the week Thursday by blanking visiting Bellevue 2-0.

Cassidy Nangle scored both goals for Liberty in the first half.

Goalkeepers Macaire Ament and Jennifer Rucker recorded the shutout.

Liberty is 2-0 in KingCo and 2-2 on the season.

In other action, it was Mercer Island 2, Juanita 1; Interlake 4, Lake Washington 3; and Mount Si 2, Sammamish 1.

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