September 27, 2011
The Issaquah High School girls cross country team improved their record to 4-0 when they defeated Woodinville and Roosevelt Sept. 21 in a KingCo Conference 4A meet at Redmond’s Marymoor Park.
Issaquah had a first-place total of 26 points. Woodinville was second with 45 and Roosevelt was third with 60. Ellie Clawson was Issaquah’s top runner, taking second on the 3.1-mile course in 20:02. Ellie Hendrickson and Abby Wilson captured the fourth and fifth places for Issaquah. Rachel Osgood, Emily Winterstein and Cayla Seligman went seven, eighth and nine, respectively.
The Eagles are off to their best start since 2005.
In the boys meet, Roosevelt took first place with 19 points. Issaquah was second with 43 and Woodinville was third with 75. Tom Howe was Issaquah’s top runner, taking second in 17:21.
Both Skyline teams defeated Newport Sept. 21 at Klahanie Park. The Skyline boys won 21-45 and the girls won 26-33.
In the boys race, Skyline’s Keegan Symmes finished first in 15:41. Teammates Kevin Tidball and Joey Nakao took second and third.
In the girls race, Samantha Krahling was Skyline’s top runner, taking second in 20:25.
September 20, 2011
The Issaquah High School girls cross country team, sparked by freshmen Ellie Clawson and Ellie Hendrickson, beat Skyline for the first time in six years Sept. 14 in a KingCo Conference 4A meet at Issaquah.
Issaquah edged Skyline, 27-28, in the three-team meet. Bothell was a distance third with 83 points.
Clawson finished first in the 3-mile race in 19 minutes, 22 seconds. Hendrickson was third in 19:56. Three other Eagles cracked the top 10. Senior Rachel Osgood was sixth, and freshmen Abby Wilson and Emily Winterstein were eighth and ninth, respectively.
Sam Krahling was Skyline’s top finisher, placing third.
In the boys meet, Skyline clearly dominated Issaquah and Bothell. The Spartans, placing seven runners among the top 10 finishers, finished first with 18 points. Issaquah was second with 57 and Bothell came in third with 68.
Keegan Symmes, of Skyline, finished first in the 3-mile race in 16:14. Teammate Kevin Tidball was second in 16:31. Grant Uselman was fourth and was followed by Brandon Long, Joey Nakao, and Joseph DeMatteo, who went fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively. Jay Bowlby was ninth for Skyline.
Tom Howe was Issaquah’s top placer, taking eighth. Aidan Heninger, of Issaquah, was 10th.
On Sept. 17, the Skyline teams competed at the Sundodger Invitational, hosted by the University of Washington. The boys finished eighth and the girls were fourth.
September 15, 2011
NEW — 12:15 p.m. Sept. 15, 2011
The Issaquah High School girls cross country team, sparked by freshmen Ellie Clawson and Ellie Hendrickson, beat Skyline for the first time in six years Wednesday in a 4A KingCo Conference meet at Issaquah.
Issaquah edged Skyline 27-28 in the three-team meet. Bothell was a distance third with 83 points.
Clawson finished first in the 3-mile race in 19 minutes, 22 seconds. Hendrickson was third in 19:56. Three other Eagles cracked the top 10. Senior Rachel Osgood was sixth, and freshmen Abby Wilson and Emily Winterstein were eighth and ninth respectively.
Sam Krahling was Skyline’s top finisher, placing third.
September 13, 2011
Tyler Westenbroek and Amy Broska, both of Liberty High School, finished first in their respective age divisions Sept. 6 at the 3A/2A KingCo Conference Cross Country Jamboree at Lake Sammamish State Park.
Westenbroek won the senior boys 2-mile race with a time of 9 minutes, 56 seconds. Teammate Nick Knoblich was second in 10:13.
Hiron Redmon, of Liberty, finished second in the junior boys 2-mile race in 10:23, and Aaron Bowe, of Liberty, was second in the sophomore boys 2-mile race in 10:25.
Broska, who helped Liberty win the Sea-King District title last year, won the sophomore girls 2-mile race in 12:02. Teammate Megan Larson was second in 12:06. Megan Chucka, of Liberty, was second in the junior girls 2-mile race in 12:09.
Allie Wood, Rachel Shaw and Michaela Chucka, all of Liberty, went three, four and five respectively.
Sarah Bliesner, of Liberty, was third in the freshman girls 2-mile race.
In the 4A KingCo Jamboree on Sept. 8 at Seattle’s Jackson Park, Issaquah freshman Ellie Clawson took third in 19:32. In fact, Issaquah’s top four placers were all freshmen. Ellie Hendrickson was next for Issaquah, taking 14th.
In the boys race, Skyline’s Keegan Symmes finished third in 16:22.
September 9, 2011
NEW — 2 p.m. Sept. 9, 2011
The Issaquah High School boys tennis team finally got a chance to play a match on the school grounds Thursday and the Eagles flew by visiting Garfield 6-1. Because of construction last year, the Eagles played all their home matches and Tibbetts Valley Park.
Issaquah won three of four singles and swept the doubles en route to its victory. Evan Cheung, of Issaquah, won the No. 1 singles match with a 6-1, 6-0 victory against Jared Storz. John Brendel and Matt Gorn, of Issaquah, teamed to take the No. 1 doubles match with a 6-1, 6-0 victory against Andrew Schwartz and Jacob Wall.
In other 4A KingCo Conference action, Skyline fell to Roosevelt 4-3. Roosevelt won all the singles. Brayden Hansen and Alex Wu, of Skyline, took the No. 1 doubles with a 6-3, 6-0 victory against Mitchell Overton and Daniel Yang.
June 21, 2011
When Skyline High School girls basketball players would come to pre-game warm-ups, they would find the colorful artwork of senior guard Lindsey Nicholson covering the whiteboard.
She often drew pet animals for each player. The silly antics were meant to keep the mood light among the team members before game time, head coach Greg Bruns said, but Nicholson got down to business when necessary.
“She always had the mentality of team before herself, which is hard to find, at least among high school athletes,” longtime teammate and senior Michelle Bretl said. “She was never really about the recognition.”
Nicholson graduated from Skyline on June 10 having participated in all 12 sports seasons of her high school career. She excelled in softball from an early age — and was named the 2011 KingCo 4A softball MVP — but also ran cross country and became a leading force on the basketball court.
November 10, 2010
NEW — 2 p.m. Nov. 10, 2010
The Skyline High School girls soccer team moved into the top spot of this week’s National Soccer Coaches Association of America rankings. Then Tuesday, the Spartans validated their status with a 5-0 victory against visiting Mount Rainier in the first round of the Class 4A state tournament.
Skyline, vying for a third straight 4A state title, hosts KingCo Conference rival Woodinville on Saturday in the quarterfinals.
The Spartans, 17-0-0, blasted Mount Rainier for three first-half goals.
Junior forward Michelle Bretl scored her first high-school hat track. She has four goals in the postseason and leads the Spartans with 15 goals for the season.
Madi Barney headed a Maddie Christ cornerkick into the net to put the Spartans ahead 1-0 at 10:30. Bretl, assisted by Makenzie Malsam, scored her first goal 30 seconds later. Bretl knocked in a penalty kick at the 30th minute to give Skyline a 3-0 halftime lead.
November 2, 2010
A promise is a promise. Liberty High School cross country coach Michael Smith kept his Oct. 28 after the Patriots’ girls team captured the 3A Sea-King District title.
October 26, 2010
The Skyline High School boys cross country team took first place by 20 points in the 4A KingCo Conference championship meet Oct. 21 at Lincoln Park in Seattle.
And the girls of Eastlake continued their dominance in the league, capturing their fifth straight KingCo girls title. Read more
October 22, 2010
NEW — 1:15 p.m. Oct. 22, 2010
Kiana Hafferty scored seven minutes in the second overtime Thursday to give the Liberty High School girls soccer team a 3-2 triumph against Juanita in a 3A/2A KingCo Conference battle. With the victory, Liberty, 10-0-2, clinched the league championship.
Whitney Cain, assisted by Hafferty, scored Liberty’s first goal at the fifth minute. Kimi Fry scored the Patriots’ second goal at the 10th minute. Liberty held a 2-1 lead at halftime.
The Patriots’ next game is Oct. 26 at home against Mercer Island.