Skyline High School cheerleaders claim top score, state title

February 5, 2013

The Skyline High School green cheerleading team topped off its award-winning routine Jan. 26 with a pyramid. Contributed

The Skyline High School green cheerleading team topped off its award-winning routine Jan. 26 with a pyramid. Contributed

For the third time in three years, the Skyline High School green cheer team walked away from the Cheerleading State Championships on Jan. 26 with the state title.

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Skyline cheerleaders sickened after Everett competition

February 7, 2012

NEW — 8:35 p.m. Feb. 7, 2012

Skyline High School cheerleaders brought home a championship at a recent competition held in Everett.

They also may have brought back an as-yet-unidentified health problem.

State health officials say they are investigating a possible intestinal illness among attendees at a cheerleading competition held at Everett’s Comcast Arena on Feb. 4. Symptoms began to appear Feb. 5 and 6. They include vomiting and diarrhea, according to a state press release.

Skyline cheerleaders began reporting symptoms the evening of Feb. 5, said Sara Niegowski, Issaquah School District executive director of communications, in an email. In total, eight cheerleaders have been out sick, Niegowski added. The Skyline ill also include Principal Lisa Hechtman and one assistant coach. Hechtman attended the cheerleading event, Niegowski said.

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Skyline High School cheer coach dies

March 29, 2011

Tamara “Tammy” Fox, the assistant cheer coach at Skyline High School, died March 20, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Fox, a 31-year-old Issaquah resident, was found dead in her home. Authorities are still working on a toxicology report to determine the cause of death, according to the medical examiner’s office.

A 1998 graduate of Liberty High School, Fox danced on the drill team her freshman year and cheered for three years as a member of Liberty’s cheerleading squad. Her classmates awarded her the honor of having the most school spirit in her senior year and she was a member of Signet, Liberty’s senior service club.

Tammy Fox

Liberty principal’s secretary Kathy Schroeder knew Fox from the cheer squad and from her work as an office teacher’s assistant.

“She was a great gal,” Schroeder said. “I’m just heartbroken.”

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Spartan cheer squad among tops in nation

March 9, 2010

The Skyline High School cheer squad is the 16th best small varsity co-ed team in the country. Read more

Liberty swimmer sets meet record

February 9, 2010

Prep Roundup

Logan Briggs, of Liberty, at the Julius Boehm Pool Jan. 26, set a meet record at the KingCo Conference Championships. By Christopher Huber

Liberty High School swimmer Logan Briggs has already had quite a season to date. However, it got even better Feb. 6, when the Patriot sophomore set a meet record at the KingCo Conference Championships at Mercer Island’s Mary Wayte Pool.

Briggs won the 200-yard individual medley in a state-qualifying time of 1 minute, 58.81 seconds. He finished far ahead of Garfield’s Reid Walker, who was second in 2:00.52. The winning time was a good drop for Briggs, who had the fastest preliminary time of 2:00.55.

Briggs also placed sixth in the 100 butterfly in 56.38. Read more

Sports update — Friday

February 5, 2010

NEW — 3 p.m. Feb. 5, 2010

Local athletes sign letters of intent

It was big day Feb. 3 for several local high school senior athletes as they signed national letters of intent.

Four members of Skyline High School’s Class 4A state championship football team signed letters of intent — linemen Evan Day and Jase Butorac with Eastern Washington, linebacker Anthony DeMatteo with Central Washington University, and linebacker Cooper Pelluer with the University of Washington.

Day and Butorac will join Skyline grads Jason Harris and Tyler Washburn at Eastern.

Pelluer, who had earlier verbally committed to Hawaii, changed his mind and decided to become a Husky. His father Scott was a star linebacker for Washington State University and his uncle Steve was a standout quarterback for WSU.

The list of Spartans bound for the college ranks also includes quarterback Jake Heaps, who signed his letter of intent in the fall with Brigham Young University.

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