Lakeside Recovery hosts sub-regional tourney

July 19, 2011

The Lakeside Recovery Senior American Legion baseball team plays the Tacoma Cobras at 4 p.m. July 20 in the opening round of the four-team AAA sub-regional tournament at Bannerwood Park.

The Kennewick Bandits and an entry from Spokane round out the field of teams. Those two teams meet at noon July 20.

The losers of the first two games meet at 7:30 p.m. in a loser-out game. The tournament resumes July 21 with the top two teams advancing to the AAA state tournament July 26 in Selah.

Lakeside Recovery, 20-21, finished its regular season with a pair of victories. On July 16, Lakeside Recovery downed Bellevue Legion, 5-1. Ethan Kalin and Andrew Kemmerer, both of Issaquah High School, hit home runs for Lakeside Recovery. Pitcher Aaron Sandefur, of Newport, picked up his fifth victory of the season. He struck out seven and allowed just one walk.

On July 14, Lakeside Recovery snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory against Honda Auto of Bellevue. Lakeside Recovery, shut out in two of its three previous games, hit three home runs off Honda pitching. Kalin, Sandefur and Issaquah graduate Mike Paulson all smashed home runs for Lakeside in a five-run second inning. Winning pitcher Connor Lawhead, a Skyline graduate, struck out 10 batters and allowed just one walk.

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Patriots’ swimmer makes marks in pool and in school

March 15, 2011

The combination of size, power and technique make for a good swimmer. Add raw talent, and that swimmer has the chance to be great.

Logan Briggs finishes a race this year in a meet against Interlake High School. Barely halfway through his high school career, Briggs already owns several school records in both individual and relay events. By Josh Liebeskind

When opposing swimmers line up on the starting block next to Logan Briggs, they see all those attributes. But it’s not those attributes that make the Liberty High School junior a special swimmer.

It is his competitiveness — that pushes him to do three-a-day workouts during the summer, that pulls him out of bed at 4:30 a.m. for a workout before school — that separates him from challengers.

“He doesn’t let his talent and size go to waste,” Liberty High School head swim coach Kris Daughters said. “He’s an animal in workouts. I mean, I have a hard time putting together a workout that will challenge him.”

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Liberty uses strong performances to take seventh at 3A state

February 22, 2011

Logan Briggs places second in 200 freestyle, third in 500 freestyle

Logan Briggs, Liberty junior, stands on the podium after winning third in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:37.88 at the state 3A swimming championships. By Tim Pfarr

Liberty High School took seventh place at the state swimming championship meet Feb. 19 at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, thanks to strong performances by Logan Briggs, Luke Duschl, Kevin Hays and Tyler Larson.

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Two local wrestlers grab regional titles

February 15, 2011

David White, of Issaquah High School, and Hamilton Noel, of Liberty High School, each won individual titles Feb. 12 in their respective regional wrestling tournaments.

White captured the 145-pound class at the Region II Tournament at Skyline. He defeated Austin Henderson, of Bethel, 7-2 in the final. White was the only 4A KingCo Conference wrestler to win a regional title.

He opened the tournament with a 10-0 victory against Bothell’s Dustin Rhode and defeated Inglemoor’s Brian Trabun 13-2 in the semifinals.

Issaquah teammate Max Tickman placed third in the 112-pound class after defeating Brett Dykman, of Beamer, 10-4. Almen Thorpe, of Issaquah, took fifth in the 135-pound class with a 7-0 victory against Redmond’s Brandon Long. Sean Novak, of Issaquah, placed fifth in the 140-pound class after pinning Eastlake’s Nykolai Peterson in 2:26.

Issaquah finished ninth in the tournament with 56 points. Graham-Kapowsin took first place with 194 points.

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Swimmers shine in conference finals

February 8, 2011

Issaquah, Skyline and Liberty high schools’ swim teams took to the KingCo Conference Championship meet at the University of Washington Feb. 4 and 5, taking fifth, seventh and eighth place, respectively. However, Liberty’s Logan Briggs and other individual swimmers rocked their personal events.

The Issaquah boys team also took the sportsmanship award for the season. The girls team won the same award in the fall.

Issaquah district swimmers will now take to their respective district championships Feb. 11 and 12.

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Prep Roundup

February 1, 2011

Skyline moves into first place

The Skyline High School boys basketball team won two games last week and moved into first place in the 4A KingCo Conference Crest Division standings.

Skyline battled back from an early deficit Jan. 25 and defeated host Redmond, 49-42. Skyline knocked Redmond out of first place.

Skyline’s Kasen Williams scored a game-high 16 points. Max Browne, Lucas Shannon and Teran Togia each had 10 points for the Spartans.

The Spartans followed up the victory against Redmond by beating Newport, 59-44, Jan. 28. Williams had 21 points and Shannon added 16 points. Togia tossed in 11 points.

In a showdown of division leaders Jan. 29, Skyline lost to host Garfield, 69-57. After a close first half, Garfield, the Crown Division leader, pulled away in the third quarter. Shannon paced Skyline with 18 points. Williams had 13 points and Jonah Eastern had 10.

Skyline, which began this week with an 8-4 league record, was to finish the regular season at home at 8 p.m. Feb. 4 against Eastlake.

In other 4A action last week, Issaquah High School lost two tough contests. The Eagles fell to host Eastlake, 76-70, Jan. 28 despite 31 points by Nick Price. Steven Rael and Fletcher Martin added 10 points for the Eagles. On Jan. 29, Issaquah lost to host Bothell, 77-73, in two overtimes. Price led the Eagles with 27 points. Martin had 16 points and Nik Landdeck 10 points.

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Liberty High School swimmers sink Saints

January 14, 2011

NEW — 11 a.m. Jan. 14, 2011

Luke Duschl won two events and anchored the winning 400 freestyle relay Thursday as the Liberty High School boys swimming team topped visiting Interlake 91-89 in a thrilling 3A KingCo Conference meet at Julius Boehm Pool.

Duschl captured the 100-yard freestyle and the 100 backstroke. Logan Briggs, of Liberty, also won two events. Briggs won the 200 individual medley and the 500 freestyle.

Liberty pulled out the victory in the 400 freestyle. Briggs led off the relay for the Patriots and Duschl anchored it. Connor Biehl and Kevin Hays were other members of the relay.

The Patriots also won the 200 medley relay. Duschl, Raymond Ha, Hays and Briggs composed the relay.

Other first places for Liberty came from Ha in the 100 breaststroke and Jesse Herrild in diving.

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Patriots exploit depth to sweep Sammamish

January 11, 2011

The Liberty High School boys swimming team swept all three relays Jan. 6 and showed its superior depth as the Patriots cruised past visiting Sammamish 118-64 in a 3A/2A KingCo Conference meet at Julius Boehm Pool.

Logan Briggs, who won the 100 butterfly, anchored the winning 200-yard freestyle and 400 freestyle relays. He also swam on the Patriots’ winning 200 medley relay. Read more

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Liberty High School swimmers sprint past Sammamish

January 7, 2011

NEW — 1 p.m. Jan. 7, 2011

The Liberty High School boys swimming team swept the three relays Thursday and cruised by visiting Sammamish 118-64 in a 3A/2A KingCo Conference meet at Julius Boehm Pool.

Logan Briggs, who won the 100 butterfly, anchored the winning 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relays. He also swam on the Patriots’ winning 200 medley relay.

Kevin Hays, Raymond Ha and Luke Duschl also swam with Briggs on the three winning relays.

Other Liberty first places came from Connor Biehl in the 200 individual medley, Matt Shepardson in the 50 freestyle, Jesse Herrild in diving and Thomas Hughes in the 500 freestyle.

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Issaquah swimmers soak Skyline, Bothell

December 21, 2010

Willy Matsuda, Issaquah High School sophomore, swims the 100-yard butterfly against Skyline and Bothell Dec. 16 in a state-qualifying time of 54.85 seconds. By Greg Farrar

Issaquah High School boys swimming coach Laura Halter doesn’t want her swimmers to get bored racing the same event meet after meet, especially early in the season. So, Halter mixed up the lineup a bit Dec. 16 and as a result, the Eagles beat two teams at the Julius Boehm Pool.

Issaquah defeated rival Skyline 103-74 and Bothell 135-39 in the 4A KingCo Conference meet.

Issaquah and Skyline were scheduled to compete against each other earlier this month, but the meet was postponed because neither team was prepared since the snowstorm in late November had wiped out a week of practices.

Issaquah already had Bothell, which has a small squad this year, on the schedule and invited Skyline to make it a three-team event.

Issaquah swimmers were ready for a big meet.

“When it’s Skyline, everyone wants to step up,” Halter said. “The team really did.”

Halter made a few alterations in the lineup.

“Early in the season, I want to make sure our swimmers, especially the more experienced ones, swim a variety of events,” Halter said. “I wanted to mix it up a little bit. It worked out pretty well. What was fun was all our boys swam so well.”

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