Issaquah Triathlon results are posted

June 10, 2015

Here are the results for the 15th annual Issaquah Triathlon, which benefits Arbor Montessori School.

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Issaquah swimmers capture fourth

February 24, 2015

The Issaquah High School boys swim and dive team didn’t win a single event at the 2015 4A state swimming championship Feb. 20-21.

By Greg Farrar Henry Pratt bends down from the podium to hug Issaquah High School coach Laura Halter as she gives him and teammates (standing, from left) Jason Klein, Gabe Florsheim and Brandon Leu their state 4A second place medals, for swimming the 4-by-100-yard freestyle relay in a school-record time of 3 minutes, 10.65 seconds.

By Greg Farrar
Henry Pratt bends down from the podium to hug Issaquah High School coach Laura Halter as she gives him and teammates (standing, from left) Jason Klein, Gabe Florsheim and Brandon Leu their state 4A second place medals, for swimming the 4-by-100-yard freestyle relay in a school-record time of 3 minutes, 10.65 seconds.

Yet, the Eagles’ top-to-bottom depth ensured the team had a spot on the podium when the meet came to a close Feb. 21 at Federal Way’s King County Aquatic Center.

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Patriots prepare for postseason

February 10, 2015

As the 2015 winter high-school postseason begins, most Liberty High School sports teams are finding that everything is just a little bit different this year.

By Greg Farrar Samantha Kelderman (31), Liberty High School sophomore forward, drives to the basket and draws a foul from Bellevue’s Kathryn Roberts during the second quarter Feb. 4.

By Greg Farrar
Samantha Kelderman (31), Liberty High School sophomore forward, drives to the basket and draws a foul from Bellevue’s Kathryn Roberts during the second quarter Feb. 4.

The Patriots are now playing at the 2A level for at least the next two years. Liberty previously played at 3A, opting up a classification, despite the school’s size.

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Eagles soar to record heights

February 25, 2014

Issaquah takes second at state swim meet behind win in 200-relay

By Greg Farrar The Issaquah High School swim team, including coach Laura Halter (center) jumps, claps and yells as the team is given second place in state 3A with a score of 171 points.

By Greg Farrar
The Issaquah High School swim team, including coach Laura Halter (center) jumps, claps and yells as the team is given second place in state 3A with a score of 171 points.

Four members of the Issaquah High School swim team approached coach Laura Halter at the beginning of the season and told her they were going to do something special this year.

Gabe Florsheim, Ben Nussbaum, Henry Pratt and Jason Klein informed her that they would win the state’s 200-yard medley relay, and they’d do it in dramatic fashion.

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Issaquah dunks Liberty swimmers

January 14, 2014

Setting the lineups for swim meets can be a lot like a game of chess for coaches.

Coaches need to anticipate what the opponent will do with his or her lineup, in order to attempt to schedule the best race possible.

By Greg Farrar Keith Nussbaum, Issaquah High School senior, plies through the water Jan. 9 at the Julius Boehm Pool to win the 500-yard freestyle race in a time of 5 minutes, 10.65 seconds during the Eagles’ swim meet against Liberty.

By Greg Farrar
Keith Nussbaum, Issaquah High School senior, plies through the water Jan. 9 at the Julius Boehm Pool to win the 500-yard freestyle race in a time of 5 minutes, 10.65 seconds during the Eagles’ swim meet against Liberty.

Never is that more evident than with Issaquah High School coach Laura Halter and Liberty High School coach Kris Daughters, who are rivals on the pool deck, but best friends away from it.

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