May 14, 2013
The boys golf state championships may not kick off until May 21, but Skyline High School junior Brian Mogg has already bested Washington’s top 116 players.
Mogg shot a 73-73 May 3 to win the invite-only Bill Egbers Memorial Golf Tournament, which featured the state’s top 116 boys 1A, 2A, 3A and 4A high school golfers.
October 23, 2012
A handful of local golfers from Skyline and Issaquah high schools played a lot of golf in a relatively short span last week, but were rewarded for their endeavors when they showed up among the top 10 finishers of the Sea-King 4A District golf championships Oct. 16 and 17 at Willows Run Golf Course in Redmond.
The most consistent local to burn up the links was Issaquah freshman Zack Overstreet, who in the qualifying rounds Oct. 16 carded 36s on the front and back nine (72), which is par for 18 holes at Willows.
The next day, which proved a bit more playable weather-wise, the exceptional frosh newcomer to the tournament again played well for the Eagles. He outdid his earlier par score, by managing four birdies to fire a 68 and finished districts two strokes off the frontrunner, Eastlake’s Li Wang’s 138, with a two-day bottom line of 140 for 72 holes, winding up as the tourney’s silver medalist.
September 11, 2012
After a weekend on the links at Lake Padden golf course, Jake Webb, a 2008 graduate of Skyline High School, took first place at the Bellingham Amateur golf tournament.
Webb, a redshirt senior for the team at Western Washington University, was the only golfer out of the tournament’s 33 Division I players to play all three rounds under par. The first day out, he shot a 70 and improved that score by one stroke the following day with a 69. Webb finished the final round Sept. 3 at 71 to bring his tournament total to 210.
This was not the first time he shot a 210 at the Bellingham Amateur. Last year, Webb ended with the same total. However, it was still one stroke behind the lead and he went home in second place. But this time around, he secured the victory with a four-stroke lead over fellow Western Washington player and second-place finisher Craig Crawford.
July 31, 2012
Going into the final round July 27 of the Washington Junior Golf Association, Zachary Overstreet was leading the 14-15 boys division by two strokes.
This was the Issaquah High School freshman’s fourth appearance at state but the first time he made it out of the second-day elimination round.
“Going into the third day was an accomplishment itself,” he said. “But being the leader the third day was shocking and exciting at the same time. It felt really good.”
Out of the gate July 25 at Meridian Valley Country Club in Kent, Overstreet was pulling ahead with a birdie on the third hole. Having finished the first nine with three bogies he was able to make up for it by birdying holes No. 15-17 and finish the round in first place at 72 strokes.
When he finished the second round July 26 at Renton’s Fairwood Golf and Country Club he still had a tight grasp on the lead after shooting 75. Even though Overstreet still has not tried out for his new school’s team, he was walking both courses with an Issaquah Eagles golf bag.
July 27, 2012
NEW — 7:30 a.m. July 27, 2012
Dozens of local area golfers hit Sahalee July 16 and 17 for the Washington Junior Golf Association District Two tournament.
Among them, Skyline High School standout Brian Mogg shot a two-day total of 149, good for third place in the boy’s age 16-17 division.
“It went pretty good until the last five holes,” Mogg said. “I bogeyed four of the last five holes, but other than that I did pretty good.”
Mogg’s coach at Skyline, Michael Fleming, loves the WJGA and what it’s done for his golfers.
“It’s a huge positive,” Fleming said. “In fact, I have more kids than ever partially inspired by Brian. He’s played a whole slate of these obviously since he was a kid.”
June 26, 2012
Skyline High School’s Brian Mogg was not only one of the youngest players at the Bellevue Classic but he also proved he was one of the best.
With a score of even par 142 June 10, he became the second high school student in the tournament’s 40-plus-year history to win the Classic.
Mogg bested first-round leader Sean Packer by three strokes to win $300 in prize money. He now joins the likes of Fred Couples, PGA contender and former winner of the Bellevue Classic.
A rising junior at Skyline, this was Mogg’s first nonjunior tournament.
October 18, 2011
The top five Issaquah High School players, led by Weston Mui, shot in the 30s Oct. 3 as the Eagles defeated rival Skyline, 186-189, in a KingCo Conference 4A golf match at the Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course.
Mui shot a par 36 on Issaquah’s home course to share medalist honors with Skyline’s Brian Mogg and Kelly Sullivan.
Sid Raman, Bryan Jung and Brian Batt all shot 37s, and Fletcher Martin had a 39 to round out Issaquah’s top five scores. However, Taylor Swingle and Evan Ko also shot 39s. Danny Baumer just missed the group with a 40.
“It’s been that way all season. All the guys have been so close. I have to pick six players for district and it will be really tough to pick our top players,” Issaquah coach Tom Bakamus said.
October 18, 2011
The Skyline High School boys golf team finished fourth Oct. 12 at the Class 4A District 2 Golf Tournament at Redmond’s Willows Run. Skyline had 27.5 points. Issaquah was sixth with 22 points.
Kelley Sullivan, of Skyline, was fourth with a two-day total of 152.
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.
October 13, 2011
NEW — 2 p.m. Oct. 13, 2011
Nick Knoblich and Aaron Bowe, finished first and second Wednesday, as they led the Liberty High School boys cross country team to victories against Mount Si and Liberty at Mount Si High School.
Liberty finished with 37 points to top Mount Si, which was second with 40 points. Mercer Island was third with 47 points.
Knoblich finished first in 17 minutes, 28 seconds. Bowe was second in 17:30. Mason Goodman, of Liberty, also cracked the top 10 by placing ninth in 18:06. Hiron Redman was 11th and Jason Murray 14th for the Patriots, who ended the regular season with a 6-3 record.
In the girls meet, Liberty finished second to Mercer Island. The Islanders had 27 points and Liberty had 39 points. Mount Si was third with 70. Allie Wood was Liberty’s top placer, taking third in 20:15. Amy Broska and Sarah Bliesner were sixth and seventh respectively for Liberty. Megan Larson placed 11th and Aimee Christensen 12th to round out Liberty’s top five runners.