April 27, 2011
NEW — 11:45 a.m. April 26, 2011
After spending much of the spring practicing and competing in inclement weather, the Liberty High School track team got a treat April 23, when the Patriots competed in the Viking Relays at Tacoma’s Curtis High School.
There was no rain. After being a no-show for most of the track season, El Sol finally appeared.
The Liberty boys made the most of the pleasant spring day as they finished first in the team standings. Liberty totaled 57.95 points to top second-place King’s, which had 55.9 points. The Patriots’ girls team also fared well, placing third.
“It proved to be a wonderful meet. It wasn’t windy. It was just a gorgeous day. We actually had some sunburns,” Liberty coach Michael Smith said.
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.
April 12, 2011
Skyline High School senior Kasen Williams cleared 6 feet, 11 inches April 9 to win the high jump at the prestigious Arcadia Invitational in Los Angeles. Arcadia is one of the nation’s top track and field meets.
Williams, who has the state’s best mark in the high jump this season, beat Brandon Ford, of San Diego’s Carmel High by two inches. The Skyline athlete also finished second in the long jump by going 24 feet, 3 1/2 inches and was fourth in the triple jump by going 48-3.
Liberty’s Joshua Gordon also competed in the high jump in another division at Arcadia. He went 6-3 to finish seventh.
April 5, 2011
The Liberty High School track and field program headed for this week’s spring break feeling rather good about the season. Both the boys and girls teams had easily won their first two dual meets of the season and captured team titles at the Liberty Invitational.
March 29, 2011
Skyline High School senior Kyle Branch didn’t even look like he was trying as he rounded the final curve on his way to a win in the 1,600-meter race against Woodinville.
The standout distance runner finished way ahead of the competition, but afterward said he was actually trying to conserve energy for his next events, the 3,200 and the 4×400-meter relay.
“It was a nice, relaxed pace,” he said.
He finished in 4 minutes, 47.2 seconds.
His wins in the 1,600 and 3,200 (10:04.1) helped the Skyline boys to an 82-55 season-opening 4A KingCo Conference win March 24 against the Falcons. The Skyline girls also beat Woodinville, 88-62, despite lacking points from key returning players like high jumper Sydne Tingey, who was out with an injury.
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.
March 22, 2011
The Skyline and Liberty high school track and field programs had banner seasons a year ago and both have high hopes for the 2011 season.
Skyline, which has become one of the elite track and field programs in the state, had a very strong boys team last spring. The Spartans captured 4A KingCo Conference and district titles, and finished the year by taking second at state. It was most successful season ever for the Skyline boys.
Spartans coach Marc Hillestad said he is excited about the prospects for this season’s squad as many key athletes return.
Liberty’s boys team had a sensational season a year ago by winning the 3A Sea-King District title. The Patriots have some top talent returning from that team, but might not be strong enough to duplicate last year’s feat. However, the girls team looks stronger than ever and should contend for top honors in the 3A/2A KingCo Conference and Sea-King District.
The Issaquah High School program, which annually fields some of the stronger KingCo teams, will have competitive boys and girls squads this season, too.
March 18, 2011
NEW — 11:45 a.m. March 18, 2011
The Issaquah High School girls tennis team opened its season Thursday with a 7-0 victory against host Liberty.
Dayna Bennett, of Issaquah, won the No. 1 singles match with a 6-4, 6-1 win against Emmie Kellog-Smith. Issaquah’s Sam Garrard and Sabrina Norton captured the No. 1 doubles match with a 6-0, 6-0 victory against Julie Do and Audry LaFraugh.
In other action, Skyline lost to Mercer Island 6-1. No. 4 singles player Kianna Bertonlino accounted for Skyline’s win by defeating Kajal Tiwany 7-6, 7-5.
June 1, 2010
Junior Kasen Williams paces Skyline with two seconds, one first
Skyline High School junior Kasen Williams is still chasing the 50-foot mark in the triple jump. However, he has plenty to be happy about after taking a first-place and two second-place medals home from the 2010 state 4A track-and-field meet. Read more
May 25, 2010
The Skyline and Liberty high school boys track teams head to the state championship meet this week as district champions.
Skyline captured the 4A Bi-District meet title May 22 and Liberty took the 3A Sea-King District championship May 21 at the Southwest Complex in West Seattle.