Liberty High School golfer qualifies for state

May 22, 2012

Two golfers from the Liberty High School girls golf team, seniors Krysta Dawson and Alex DuVall, competed at the girls varsity KingCo Championships May 9, with Dawson qualifying for state with a sixth-place finish with a score of 86.

Liberty took third place in the conference with a final record of 5-2, and 8-3 overall for the season.

Dawson placed 18th and DuVall placed 52nd last year at the state championship.

DuVall was selected for the KingCo first team this year, while Dawson was selected for the KingCo second team.

The state championship took place from May 21-23 at the Esmeralda Golf Course in Spokane.

Issaquah Triathlon returns June 4

May 31, 2011

For many athletes, the triathlon season begins with the Issaquah Triathlon. This year’s Issaquah Triathlon is June 4 and is again held at Lake Sammamish State Park.

More than 1,000 athletes are expected to compete in the 11th annual event. The Issaquah Triathlon actually includes a variety of races.

The first race, the sprint triathlon, starts at 7 a.m. The sprint triathlon appeals to veteran triathletes, as well as novices.

The sprint triathlon course consists of a quarter-mile swim, a 15-mile bicycle ride and a 3-mile run.

The sprint duathlon consists of a 15-mile bike ride and a 3-mile run.

Among the other events are the 5K and 10K runs, and the kids’ triathlon. The kids’ triathlon is broken down into two groups, ages 10-13 and 9 and under.

Call 206-914-4846 or go to www.issaquahtri.com.

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Issaquah High School boys lacrosse ousted in semifinals

May 26, 2011

NEW — 11:50 a.m. May 26, 2011

The Issaquah High School boys lacrosse team saw its season come to an end Wednesday when the Eagles lost to host Bainbridge 13-9 in the semifinals of the Washington State League’s Division I tournament.

Issaquah, which was knocked out in the semifinals for the second straight year, finished with a 14-6 record.

The Eagles’ offense had trouble clicking early and despite a strong attack in the final quarter could never overcome Bainbridge.

The host Spartans led 2-0 after the first quarter. Issaquah got on the scoreboard at 9:02 of the second period on an unassisted goal by senior Jake Fritz. However, Bainbridge quickly counter when Alex Rabin went coast-to-coast and hit Jacob Knostman on a pass. Knostman scored to give Bainbridge a two-goal lead again. The Spartans led 5-1 at halftime.

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Skyline overcomes Issaquah in baseball battle

May 10, 2011

The Skyline High School baseball team exploded for six runs in the top of the seventh inning May 3 and overcame host Issaquah 9-6 in a 4A KingCo Conference contest.

The game wrapped up the regular season for both teams, who entered the league tournament May 7 at Woodinville. Issaquah, 6-8, finished in fourth place in the Crest Division. Skyline, 8-6, took third place.

Ethan Kalin gave Issaquah an 4-1 lead in the bottom of the first inning when he walloped a grand slam. Issaquah extended its lead to 6-3 going into the top of the seventh inning. However, Skyline came back to defeat Issaquah for the second time this season.

Nate Litka had two hits and drove in two runs for Skyline. Teammate Brandon Fischer also had two hits, and Clayton Huber knocked in three runs. Andrew Kemmerer had two hits for Issaquah.

On May 7, Skyline advanced to the KingCo tournament semifinals with a 4-1 victory against Woodinville. Fischer and Zack Liddle each slammed home runs for Skyline, which played Newport on May 9, after The Press’ deadline. The winner of the game earned a berth to the state regionals.

Issaquah meanwhile lost to Crown Division champion Bothell, 2-0.

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Issaquah High School baseball season ends

May 10, 2011

NEW — 2 p.m. May 10, 2011

The Issaquah High School baseball season came to an end Monday when the Eagles lost to Redmond 15-3 in a loser-out 4A KingCo Conference game at Woodinville High School.

Issaquah finished the season with an 8-14 record.

Redmond knocked out Issaquah starting pitcher Andrew Kemmerer in the third inning when the Mustangs scored six runs to go ahead 7-0.

The Mustangs, who were regarded as one of the favorites for the KingCo title this year, had 13 hits, two that were home runs. Patrick McGrath, who had one of the home runs, drove in five runs. Nick Rothermel hit the other home run.

Jake Bakamus had two hits and drove in a run for Issaquah.

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Issaquah High School soccer nips Garfield

May 4, 2011

NEW — 4 p.m. May 4, 2011

Michael Roberts scored two goals Tuesday as he led the Issaquah High School boys soccer team to a 2-1 4A KingCo Conference victory against visiting Garfield in Gary Moore Stadium.

Issaquah and Garfield finished with 7-2-1 records and in a tie for third place in the league standings. Both teams will host a first-round tournament game May 7. The winners of the Saturday games meet May 10 to determine KingCo’s No. 3 berth. KingCo No. 3 will host Wesco No. 3 in a sub-district game to determine a state playoff tournament berth.

Garfield scored in the seventh minute but Roberts, assisted by Nick Smith and Drew Tacher, scored just seconds before the end of the first half to tie the game. Roberts, assisted by Zach Lawless, scored the game-winning goal at the 70th minute.

The Eagles went into the game with a chance at possibly tying for first place pending the outcomes of games for Eastlake and Skyline. However, both Eastlake and Skyline won to finish the regular-season tied for first place. Eastlake and Skyline will play May 10 in the KingCo tournament championship game.

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Liberty golfers take down Juanita

May 3, 2011

The Liberty High School girls golf team took down the Juanita Rebels, 148-170, during its final home match of the year at Maplewood Golf Course April 27.

Alex DuVall, Liberty High School junior, hits her golf ball and some rain water toward the green of the par-4, 285-yard ninth hole April 27. By Greg Farrar

However, the match — which marked Liberty’s senior night — was cut short after pounding rain and swirling winds caused one golfer to lose hold of her club midswing and throw it 30 feet, nearly into a water hazard.

Scores were only recorded through six holes instead of the standard nine.

Liberty junior Alex DuVall and senior Molly Culwell led the way for the Patriots, recording scores of 28 and 29, respectively, on the par-23 six holes. Both were in the first group to take to the course; it was the only group able to complete all nine holes. Had all nine holes been recorded, DuVall would have shot a 45 on the par-36, and Culwell would have shot a 47.

“That might have tied Alex’s personal best, and it would have been Molly’s personal best. Their drives were straight, long,” Liberty head coach Michelle Warlick said. “I can’t imagine what people are going to think when they see these scores posted.”

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Issaquah soccer blitzes Bothell and Ballard

May 3, 2011

The Issaquah High School boys soccer team stayed in the running for the regular-season 4A KingCo Conference title last week by posting two victories.

Michael Roberts and Alex Shane each scored two goals April 26 as Issaquah blitzed host Bothell, 5-1, in Pop Keeney Stadium.

Shane put the Eagles ahead with an unassisted goal at the third minute. Roberts, assisted by Shane, scored 10 minutes later as the Eagles went ahead for good.

On April 30, Issaquah downed host Ballard, 4-1. Shane had a goal and two assists to lead the Eagles, who trailed 1-0 at halftime. Roberts had a goal and an assist.

Shane tied the game in the 66th minute. Akash Ramachandran, assisted by Cooper Fry, put Issaquah ahead to stay at the 69th minute.

Issaquah improved its league record to 6-2-1. The Eagles trail Skyline, Garfield and Eastlake, all tied for the top spot, by just three points entering this week’s final round.

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Skyline High School baseball stuns Redmond

April 27, 2011

NEW — 11:45 a.m. April 27, 2011

The Skyline High School baseball team posted one of the biggest upsets of the season in the 4A KingCo Conference on Tuesday when the Spartans stunned Redmond 4-3.

Redmond entered the contest as the first place team in the Crest Division.

With the game tied 3-3, Skyline scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Winning pitcher Travis Snider went the distance and held Redmond, a strong hitting team, to just four hits. Snider also struck out four batters.

Jimmy Sinatro and Snider each had two hits to lead the Spartans. Brandon Fisher, Jimmy Sinatro and Matt Sinatro each drove in runs for Skyline, which went to 6-5 in league play.

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Issaquah softball rolls to second consecutive win

April 21, 2011

NEW — 12:15 p.m. April 21, 2011

The Issaquah High School softball team erupted for four runs in the bottom of the second inning Tuesday as the Eagles defeated visiting Inglemoor 6-4 in a 4A KingCo Conference contest.

Heather Benjamin led Issaquah with three hits. The victory was the second in a row for Issaquah.

The Eagles also defeated host Bothell 7-3 Monday. Issaquah scored four times in the top of the fifth inning to break open the contest. Benjamin again led the Eagles with two hits and four runs batted in. Winning pitcher Brielle Bray struck out six batters.

In other action, Skyline lost to visiting Woodinville 13-2. The day before, Skyline whipped Roosevelt 13-7. Anya Kamber went 6-for-6 for Skyline and drove in two runs. Lindsey Nicholson had two hits and drove in a run. Megan Burns was the winning pitcher for Skyline.

In the 3A/2A KingCo Conference, Liberty walloped visiting Mercer Island 14-2 April 19. Taylor Wiek had three hits to lead Liberty. Marissa Jeffers contributed two hits and three runs batted in, and Jenn Rucker had two hits and two RBIs for the Patriots. Liberty scored 11 times in the bottom of the second inning.

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