Eastlake uses home course advantage to beat Issaquah’s golfers

April 19, 2011

The conditions couldn’t have been much worse at Sahalee Country Club April 14. Not only did the chilly, low-40’s temperature cause tense muscles and stiff grips, but the driving rain even caused a player to lose her club during a swing.

Lauren Merdinyan, Issaquah High School junior, tees off on the fourth hole at Sahalee Country Club April 14 on the way to a nine-hole score of 51 against Eastlake. By Christopher Huber

Despite the lingering effects of a cold, wet and dark winter and early spring, the Issaquah and Eastlake high school girls golf teams completed the course without delay.

Eastlake, likely finding some comfort in its home-course advantage, came out on top, beating the Eagles, 277-302, in a 4A KingCo Conference match. Eastlake improved to 6-1 on the season. The young Issaquah team went to 3-2 overall.

Eastlake junior standout Megan Wotherspoon again led the way as the medalist, shooting a 46 on the par-36 course. She said the rain doesn’t bother her much because she is able to stay focused anyway.

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Skyline High School girls beat Eastlake, Garfield

April 15, 2011

NEW — 2 p.m. April 15, 2011

Elena Frerker and Jordan Branch each won two events Thursday as they led the Skyline High School girls track team to 4A KingCo Conference victories against Eastlake and Garfield.

Skyline won the three-way meet with 73 points. Eastlake was second with 68 points and Garfield was third with 35.

Frerker won the discus and the javelin.

Branch captured the 1,600 and the 3,200. She also ran of the Spartans’ winning 4×400 relay. Erin Bryar, Caitlin McIlwain and Maddi Hutson were other members of the relay.

The Skyline boys finished second to Garfield, which totaled 81 points. Skyline had 69 points and Eastlake had 31.

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Liberty High School netters whip Interlake

April 13, 2011

NEW — 6 p.m. April 13, 2011

The Liberty High School girls tennis team took the No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles matches Tuesday as the Patriots defeated Interlake 5-2 in a 3A/2A KingCo Conference match.

Amber Eastham won the No. 1 singles with a 6-4, 6-3 victory against Interlake’s Isabelle Long. Veronica Granger and Audrey LaFraugh defeated Interlake’s Iryna Strinyska and Miyati Raghavan 6-3, 7-5 in the No. 1 doubles match.

In the 4A KingCo Conference, Skyline swept all three doubles matches en route to a 6-2 victory against Inglemoor. Alison Opitz and Molly Knutson, of Skyline, won the No. 1 doubles with a 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 victory against Leanna Thim and Mckayla Dear.

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Issaquah baseball team edges Eastlake

March 25, 2011

NEW — 3 p.m. March 25, 2011

The Issaquah High School baseball team earned its first victory of the season Thursday when the Eagles edged visiting Eastlake 3-2 in a 4A KingCo Conferencee contest.

Issaquah pitcher Andrew Kemmerer held Eastlake to three hits over 6.1 innings and struck out four to earn his first varsity win. Cole Westover, who relieved Kemmerer in the seventh inning, earned his first varsity save.

Kemmerer also drove in a run as Issaquah snapped a four-game losing streak.

In other action, Redmond topped Skyline 5-3. Nate Litka had two hits and drove in two runs for Skyline.

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Issaquah golfers narrowly defeat Skyline

May 4, 2010

The Issaquah High School girls golf team has usually had a tough time on The Plateau Club golf course. However, on April 29 the Eagles defeated Skyline 255-260 on the Spartans’ home course.

“To go up there and beat them on their home course is very exciting. I know the girls were excited, too,” Issaquah coach Tom Bakamus said. “They’ve had our number the last few years.”

Issaquah’s Katherine Yoon, a senior, led both teams, shooting a 43 on the par-36 course.

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Issaquah High School track teams sweep Newport

April 30, 2010

NEW — 10:14 a.m. April 30, 2010

The Issaquah High School girls and boys track teams both defeated visiting Newport on Thursday in a KingCo Conference meet.

The Issaquah boys won 88-57. Kyle Farmer won the 100 and 200 meters for Issaquah. He also ran on the Eagles’ winning 400 relay. Other Issaquah first places came from Chris Brasino in the 800, Isaac Robinson in the 1,600, Turner Wiley in the 3,200, Alexander Farmer in the 110 hurdles and Jeremiah Odom in the pole vault.

The Issaquah girls defeated Newport 91-59. Haley Jacobson won the 100 and 200. She also ran on the Eagles’ winning 400 and 800 relays. Other Issaquah first places came from Nicole Migotsky in the 800, Jocelyn Eng in the 3,200, Lauren Bruner in the 300 hurdles, Kelley Chen in the javelin and Eva Perry in the pole vault. Perry went 11 feet, 5 inches to break the school record she set last week.

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Issaquah Eagles baseball team takes over first

April 27, 2010

NEW — 3:25 p.m. April 27, 2010

The Issaquah High School baseball team sits alone in first place of the Crest Division today after walloping Eastlake 11-1 on Monday in a five-inning 4A KingCo Conference contest.

Issaquah’s bats matched the steady rain that fell throughout the game. The Eagles, 10-3, pounded out 13 hits.

Spencer Rogers led Issaquah with three hits. He also drove in a run. Devin O’Donnell and pitcher Shane Yarnell each had two hits and two RBIs. Mike Paulson and Grant Gellatly each had two hits.

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Liberty’s girl golfers shoot down Skyline

April 20, 2010

Krysta Dawson, Liberty sophomore, hits her second shot on the 111-yard, par-3 third hole, during the Patriots' golf match against Skyline at the Plateau Club. Dawson’s 47 over the nine holes of play was a new personal best. By Greg Farrar

The Liberty High School girls golf team defeated Skyline 276-279 April 15 in a KingCo Conference match at the Plateau Club in Sammamish.

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Skyline High School Spartans move into first place

April 14, 2010

NEW — 10:48 a.m. April 14, 2010

Travis Strawn scored two goals Tuesday as he led the Skyline High School boys soccer team to a 2-0 4A KingCo Conference victory against host Roosevelt.

With the victory, Skyline boosted its league record to 4-1-0 and moved into first place. Roosevelt dropped out of the top spot and into a tie with Issaquah for second place.

The victory was Skyline’s third straight.

Issaquah rallied for a 3-2 victory against visiting Ballard. Michael Axelson, assisted by Michael Roberts, scored the winning goal at the 79th minute. Carter Mitchell and Lucas Morais scored Issaquah’s other goals. The Eagles are 3-1-1 in league play.

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Sports update — Wednesday

March 24, 2010

NEW — 11:06 a.m. March 24, 2010

Issaquah, Skyline win baseball openers

The Issaquah and Skyline high school baseball teams brought out the heavy artillery March 23 as they pounded out victories in their 4A KingCo Conference openers.

Issaquah walloped Garfield 16-2 at Bobby Morris Field in Seattle. Winning pitcher Shane Yarnell had two hits, one a home run, and drove in five runs. He also struck out eight batters in picking up his second victory of the season.

Ben Rosellini had three hits, one a home run, and drove in two runs for the Eagles. Grant Gellatly contributed three hits, Devin O’Donnell had two hits and Jake Bakamus hit two RBIs for Issaquah, 3-0 overall for the season.

Issaquah scored seven times in the top of the fourth inning. The contest was called after the fifth inning because of the mercy rule.

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