Skyline doubles team qualifies for 4A state tennis tourney

May 20, 2015

Julia Lioubarski and Jasmine Ye are going back to the place they wanted to be all season.

The Skyline High School doubles team qualified for the Class 4A state girls tennis tournament, placing second at the KingCo Conference tournament held May 11-15 at Skyline.

It’s the second straight year Lioubarski and Ye have reached state, and they’ll be aiming to improve upon their eighth-place finish of last season. The state tourney will be held May 29-30 in Richland.

By Greg Farrar Jasmine Ye (left), Skyline High School senior, and teammate Julia Lioubarski, junior, battle for a 6-3, 6-4 doubles win over Issaquah High School junior Inyoung You and senior Emma Gavin on May 14 during the KingCo Conference 4A tennis tournament.

By Greg Farrar
Jasmine Ye (left), Skyline High School senior, and teammate Julia Lioubarski, junior, battle for a 6-3, 6-4 doubles win over Issaquah High School junior Inyoung You and senior Emma Gavin on May 14 during the KingCo Conference 4A tennis tournament.

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Skyline outlasts Issaquah in girls KingCo tennis

May 12, 2015

Fans of the Skyline and Issaquah high school girls tennis teams couldn’t have asked for a much better match than what they witnessed when the rival schools got together in the Class 4A KingCo Conference regular-season finale.

Issaquah came out on top in a couple marathon singles matches, but visiting Skyline earned a 4-3 win May 6 by sweeping the three doubles matches.

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Eagles tennis returns to action

March 25, 2015

By Greg Farrar Lucy Huffman, Issaquah High School senior, returns a volley to Liberty sophomore Sienna Rice in their top-seeded tennis match during a nonleague meeting between the two schools. Huffman won, 6-0, 6-2. Team match results were unavailable at press time.

By Greg Farrar
Lucy Huffman, Issaquah High School senior, returns a volley to Liberty sophomore Sienna Rice in their top-seeded tennis match during a nonleague meeting between the two schools. Huffman won, 6-0, 6-2. Team match results were unavailable at press time.

Girls tennis titles on the line at KingCo

May 20, 2014

Jasmine Ye (left) and Julia Lioubarski, Skyline High School doubles partners, are on the court May 13 having a successful run during the Class 4A KingCo Conference girls tennis championships. By Neil Pierson

Jasmine Ye (left) and Julia Lioubarski, Skyline High School doubles partners, are on the court May 13 having a successful run during the Class 4A KingCo Conference girls tennis championships. By Neil Pierson

The 28 singles players and 28 doubles teams that converged on the Skyline High School tennis courts last week knew they’d have to be on top of their games.

At the Class 4A KingCo Conference girls tennis championships, only the two finalists in singles and doubles were guaranteed berths into the state tournament, while the third-place finisher had to win a crossover match with a Wesco Conference foe to get there.

As it turned out, the competition wasn’t the only thing that proved daunting over the course of the three-day event. Eighty-degree temperatures greeted the players in the afternoons, making fitness even more vital.

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Letters

May 6, 2014

Tiger Mountain

Librarian hopes school will continue for years to come

My personal experience with Tiger Mountain Community High School was limited to about an hour and a half on Dec. 7, 1992.

I was at that time the young adult librarian at the Issaquah Library, and I visited the school to present a program to a group of young parents.

I didn’t know what would be of interest, but I took along cloth books, board books, books about making toys or clothes or baby food — everything I could think of.

In my entire career as a librarian, I’ve never addressed such an interested, even rapt, audience! Those students were so keen to see the materials I’d brought. They loved the hand puppets (which at that time were for circulation), and some decided then and there to convert the stuffed toys they were scheduled to make into hand puppets instead. Their teacher agreed to help them with the project.

I was able to give every parent a copy of “Goodnight Moon,” (and incidentally, I’d really had to work to persuade the library administration to let me have those books for that particular audience).

The teenagers were happy to show me their lovely babies after the program, and to tell me how they were caring for them — only 15 or 16 years old, but devoted caregivers.

I’ve often thought of those students and their children, children who would now be much older than their parents were in 1992. I do hope their lives turned out happily. I’m sure that attending Tiger Mountain Community High School helped a lot in that respect, and that the school will continue to assist all its students for years to come.

Marnie Webb

Issaquah

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