Former Issaquah High School soccer stars earn academic honors

November 8, 2011

NEW — 11:50 a.m. Nov. 8, 2011

Kate Deines and Kristin Maris, former standout soccer players for Issaquah High School, both have earned academic honors this fall for their respective college teams.

Deines, a senior midfielder for the University of Washington, was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII second team. Deines has a 3.73 grade point average and is a communications major.

Maris, a sophomore at Western Washington University, was named to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference academic all-star team. She has a 3.78 grade point average and is a physical education major.

On Oct. 29 Maris scored both Western goals as the Vikings defeated Western Oregon 2-0. She also had a goal when the Vikings defeated Saint Martin’s 2-0 Oct. 27.

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Skyline Spartans trounce Monroe Bearcats, 59-21

November 4, 2011

Skyline junior receiver Nic Sblendorio catches a pass in the end zone from Max Browne as Monroe's Jake Dinaggio tries to defend during the third quarter Nov. 4. The touchdown put Skyline up 45-21. By Christopher Huber

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.

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Liberty football team falls to Interlake

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.

Issaquah Eagles advance to preliminary round of playoffs

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.

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Eastlake Wolves beat Skyline Spartans for first time

October 22, 2011

Skyline receiver Andrew Giese fumbles the ball after Eastlake defensive back Brian Quick, right, delivers a jarring hit with 31.2 seconds left in the fourth quarter Oct. 21. Eastlake won 28-21. By Christopher Huber

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.

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Mercer Island Islanders drop Liberty Patriots to No. 4

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.

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Issaquah Eagles fall 44-17 to Eastlake Wolves

October 14, 2011

Reed Peterson (right), Issaquah junior wide receiver, spins away from Eastlake senior defensive back Colton Teglovic into the end zone for a late second-quarter touchdown on a 23-yard pass play. By Greg Farrar

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.

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Issaquah High School volleyball team wins again

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.

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Local football teams stampede past overmatched competition

October 11, 2011

Issaquah defensive linemen Eric Lemke (32) and Jacob Peterson (54) combine on a quarterback sack during the first quarter against Redmond Oct. 7 at Mustang Stadium. By Russell Garner

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.

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Issaquah School District football teams notch victories

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.

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