November 4, 2011
NEW — 11:55 p.m. Nov. 4, 2011
The Skyline Spartans took just 14 seconds to score against the Monroe Bearcats in the preliminary round of the playoffs Friday night on the plateau.
And it didn’t take much more time for the Spartans to make it a one-sided game.
November 1, 2011
The Liberty High School football team’s hopes of landing a Class 3A state playoff berth ended Oct. 21 when the Patriots lost to the visiting Interlake Saints 33-28.
Liberty, whose playoff hopes became slim after a loss to Mercer Island the previous week, needed a victory. However, Interlake also needed a win to keep its Class 2A playoff hopes alive. The Saints compete against other 2A teams from the Seamount League for a playoff spot. Each Saints’ win against a bigger school counts as two wins in 2A. Thus, Interlake took a big step toward the state playoffs.
Liberty, 3-3 in KingCo and 3-5 overall, fell behind 7-0 in the first quarter. The Patriots fought back to lead 14-7 on touchdown by Tei Staladi and Jordan West. Interlake quarterback Kamana Adriano tossed a touchdown pass to send the teams into the lockerrooms tied 14-14 at halftime.
Interlake’s Jordan Todd put the Saint ahead to stay when he returned the second-half kickoff 82 yards for a touchdown. Adriano connected on a second touchdown pass later in the quarter.
The Patriots closed to 27-21 in the fourth quarter when Connor Hudson caught a 4-yard touchdown pass from West. However, Interlake wrapped up the game when Todd bolted 79 yards for a touchdown. Todd finished the game with 241 yards rushing on 22 carries.
Liberty’s final score came on a 4-yard run by West.
October 28, 2011
NEW — 11 p.m. Oct. 28, 2011
After a decisive 40-24 victory in a must-win game over the Inglemoor High School Vikings on Friday night, the Issaquah Eagles advance to the preliminary round of the Class 4A state playoffs next week.
“We tell the guys that we have to earn every week of practice,” Issaquah coach Chris Bennett said. “The Inglemoor players wanted to win just as bad as we did … and we’re really lucky that we’ve earned an extra week.”
Senior quarterback Ethan Kalin handed off the ball to sophomore running back Jack Gellatly for the Eagles’ first score on the night two minutes into the game.
October 22, 2011
NEW — 12:30 a.m. Oct. 22, 2011
It was the perfect exclamation point to a jubilant and historic moment for Eastlake football.
The lights literally went out at Eastlake High School as Eastlake players celebrated Sean Macdonald’s fumble recovery with 31.2 seconds left that sealed the victory for the Wolves.
October 18, 2011
The Liberty High School football team fell out of a tie for second place in the KingCo Conference 3A/2A standings and possibly saw its state playoffs end Oct. 14 when the Patriots fell to visiting Mercer Island, 32-10.
Liberty entered the contest tied with Mercer Island and Mount Si for second place. With the loss the Patriots, 3-2 in the league, dropped to fourth place in the standings. Mercer Island and Mount Si, which defeated Juanita, 28-21, Oct. 14, remained tied for second place with 4-1 records. Top-ranked Bellevue, 5-0, stayed in first place.
The top three teams in the league advance to the preliminary round of the state playoffs next month.
October 14, 2011
NEW — 11 p.m., Oct. 14, 2011
Plagued by interception trouble and a tough Eastlake Wolves defense, the Issaquah High School Eagles fell 44-17 in KingCo 4A Conference play Friday.
It was only the team’s second loss of the season. Eastlake (7-0) is the No. 2 ranked school in the state.
October 14, 2011
NEW — 4 p.m. Oct. 14, 2011
It took a while for the Issaquah High School volleyball team to get the knack of winning but the Eagles captured their second straight match Thursday by defeating host Eastlake 3-1.
Issaquah dropped the first set 25-19 but bounced back to win 25-18, 25-10, 25-18.
Sam Rogers led the Eagles with 21 kills and 10 digs. Lindsey Ferguson contributed 21 digs and Mckenzie Bostic had 42 assists. Kirsten Fischer gave the Eagles a strong game up front with 14 kills and Leanne Scott had 10 digs.
The victory was the second of the week and of the season for Issaquah, which is 2-5 in KingCo Conference 4A competition and 2-7 for the season. Eastlake dropped to 3-4 in league play and 4-6 overall.
October 11, 2011
The Issaquah and Liberty high school football teams each had a breather last week, but that should not be the situation Oct. 14 when each faces powerful league foes.
Issaquah, 5-1 in the season, plays at No. 2 ranked Eastlake, 6-0, in an important KingCo Conference 4A contest for both teams. Liberty, 3-3, hosts 10th-ranked Mercer Island (4-2) in a key KingCo 3A/2A game.
Skyline meanwhile steps out of KingCo Conference 4A action for a nonleague homecoming encounter with Jackson.
All of the games start at 7 p.m.
October 4, 2011
The Issaquah and Liberty high school football teams both bounced back from tough losses Sept. 30 while Skyline rolled up an easy triumph as all three district teams were victorious on the same day for the first time this season.
Skyline looked like its usual self, scoring early and often on its way to a 56-17 rout of the Redmond Mustangs.
Skyline improved to 3-2 on the season and 2-0 in KingCo Conference 4A Crest Division competition. The Spartans are tied with Eastlake for first place.
Spartans quarterback Max Browne completed 15 of 19 pass attempts for 215 yards and threw three touchdown passes. Back-up quarterback Nate Gibson completed all seven of his passes and threw two touchdown passes.
September 30, 2011
NEW — 11 p.m. Sept. 30, 2011
The Skyline Spartans looked its usual self at home Friday night, scoring early and often on its way to a 56-17 rout of the Redmond Mustangs.
The team improved to 3-2 on the season.
Skyline quarterback Max Browne completed 15 of 19 pass attempts for 215 yards and three touchdowns, while backup quarterback Nate Gibson completed all seven of his passes and two touchdowns.
Running back Damian Greene ran eight times for 52 yards and receiver Mason Gregory finished with four catches for 69 yards. Altogether, Skyline compiled 428 yards of offense, scoring 21 in the first quarter, 28 in the second and easing off with just one touchdown in the second half.