Skyline’s Aman Manji places third in tennis

May 28, 2013

Skyline High School senior Aman Manji finished third in the state boys singles tennis tournament May 25 after defeating Oscar Burney, of Garfield, 7-6, 7-6.

Manji started his run with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Aaron Park, of Stadium. He then defeated Derek Welch, of Kentlake, 6-2, 6-2. Manji then lost to eventual second-place finisher Alex Marcinkowski, of Gonzaga Prep, 6-1, 6-1.

The Skyline boys doubles team of Alex Wu and Brayden Hansen finished fifth after defeating Chase Hassig and Henry Wurst, of Bellarmine Prep, 6-2, 1-6, 7-5.



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Skyline boys netters top Issaquah team

October 18, 2011

The Skyline High School boys tennis team won the No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles matches Oct. 13 en route to a 4-3 KingCo Conference 4A victory against rival Issaquah.

Aman Manji defeated Issaquah’s Evan Cheung, 6-1, 6-2, in the No. 1 singles match. Brayden Hansen and Alex Wu took the No. 1 doubles with a 6-4, 6-4 victory against Issaquah’s John Brendel and Matt Gonn.

Skyline overwhelmed Bothell, 7-0, Oct. 12. Manji won the No. 1 singles with a 6-0, 6-0 victory against Kensa Kawamura. Hansen and Wu captured the No. 1 doubles with a 6-2, 6-3 victory against Alec Barrett and Dane Lindell.

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Issaquah High School volleyball team wins again

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.

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Liberty High School girls soccer team wins showdown

October 5, 2011

NEW — 11 a.m. Oct. 5, 2011

Cassidy Nangle had a goal and an assist Tuesday as she led the Liberty High School girls soccer team to a 3-1 victory against host Interlake in a battle for first place in the KingCo Conference 3A/2A.

The teams entered the game tied for first place. Liberty went to 7-0 in league play while Interlake dropped into second place at 6-1. The Patriots handed Interlake its first loss of the season. The Saints had won eight straight games entering the contest with Liberty. The Patriots meanwhile won their eighth straight game to go to 8-1 on the season. Liberty’s only loss this season was to Skyline 1-0 in a Sept. 6 nonleague season opener.

Liberty struck early against Interlake when Nangle, assisted by Kailiana Johnson, scored at the 13th minute. Kiana Hafferty, assisted by Nangle, boosted Liberty’s lead to 2-0 seven minutes later. Kali Youngdahl, assisted by Johnson, wrapped up first-half scoring with a goal at the 33rd minute.

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Liberty girls soccer team nips Mercer Island

September 30, 2011

NEW — 11 a.m. Sept. 30, 2011

It was better late than never Thursday for the Liberty High School girls soccer team.

Kali Youngdahl scored a goal in the closing seconds as the Patriots nipped visiting Mercer Island 1-0 in a KingCo Conference 3A/2A thriller.

Kailiana Johnson assisted on Youngdahl’s goal. Liberty goalkeeper Macaire Ament recorded the shutout.

With the victory, Liberty improved its league record to 6-0 and remained in a tie with Interlake for first place. Liberty plays at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at Interlake in a big showdown.

In other league action, Interlake defeated Juanita 4-1; and it was Bellevue 2, Mount Si 1; and Lake Washington 5, Sammamish 0.

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Issaquah, Skyline win soccer league openers

September 21, 2011

 NEW — 1 p.m. Sept. 21, 2011

The Skyline and Issaquah high-school girls soccer teams each won their KingCo Conference 4A openers Tuesday with shutouts.

Skyline, 5-0-1 overall, nipped host Newport 1-0. Sydne Tingey, assisted by Brooke Bofto, scored Skyline’s goal at the 43rd minute.

Audrey Thomas and Lyrik Fryer each had a goal and an assist as they led Issaquah to a 4-0 victory against visiting Inglemoor. Jocelyn Eng and Annie Hoffman also scored goals for the Eagles, 3-3 overall. Goalkeeper Ashley Batistich recorded the shutout.

In other league action, it was Eastlake 2, Ballard 1; Redmond 2, Bothell 0; and Woodinville 2, Roosevelt 0. Garfield defeated Lakeside 2-0 in a nonleague contest.

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Issaquah High School Eagles open courts in shutout

September 20, 2011

The Issaquah High School tennis team celebrates on its new tennis courts, after beating Inglemoor Sept. 15 with its first 7-0 shutout in years. By Greg Farrar

After getting blitzed by a perennial KingCo Conference power earlier in the week, the Issaquah High School boys tennis team was ready to slam someone.

The Eagles found their prey Sept. 15 by overwhelming Inglemoor, 7-0, in a KingCo 4A match at Issaquah.

Issaquah won all the matches in two sets. Evan Cheung took the No. 1 singles match with a 6-1, 6-1 victory against Scott Zheng. Andrew Kim won the No. 2 singles match by beating Derek Wang, 6-4, 6-1. Richard Bennett cruised by Nick Paulag, 6-0, 6-0, to win the No. 3 singles. David Park dominated Thomas Lancastor, 6-1, 6-1, to take the No. 4 singles.

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Skyline High School volleyball team is still unbeaten

September 16, 2011

NEW — 2 p.m. Sept. 16, 2011

The Skyline High School volleyball team defeated visiting Mercer Island 3-0 Thursday in a nonleague match in a battle of unbeatens.

Skyline won the games 25-23, 25-22, 25-18. Madison Stoa had six kills, 30 assists and three aces and Maddie Magee contributed 17 kills and three aces for the Spartans.

Halle Erdahl also had eight kills and 11 digs, and Kennedy Stoa 15 digs for Skyline.

The Spartans are 4-0 on the season. Mercer Island’s record went to 4-1.

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Skyline boys netters slam Sammamish team

September 13, 2011

The Skyline High School boys tennis team cruised by visiting Sammamish 7-0 Sept. 6 in a nonleague match.

No individual scores were reported. However, Aman Manji won the No. 1 singles match and Brayden Hansen and Alex Wu took the No. 1 doubles match.

On Sept. 8, Skyline fell to Roosevelt 4-3. Roosevelt won all the singles. Hansen and Wu took the No. 1 doubles with a 6-3, 6-0 victory against Mitchell Overton and Daniel Yang.


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Local shooters to participate in National Handgun Championships

September 13, 2011

NEW — 11:30 a.m. Sept. 13, 2011

Bob Loo, of Issaquah, and Albert Lim, of Sammamish, are among the 650 shooters from across the United States who will be competing in the STI USPSA National Handgun Championships from Saturday to Sept. 24 at the Desert Sportsman’s Rifle and Pistol Club in Las Vegas.

Competitors will face 20 courses of fire that are designed to test speed and accuracy using multiple targets.

Organizers expect competitors to put more than 250,000 rounds of ammunition downrange during the event.

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