December 20, 2011
The Skyline High School girls basketball team posted to impressive KingCo Conference 4A victories last week. On Dec. 14, the Spartans raced to a 34-8 halftime lead and coasted to a 52-23 victory against Redmond.
Skyline blew out Redmond 18-1 in the second quarter.
Megan Wiedeman, of Skyline, led all players with 14 points. Haley Smith added nine points and Allie Wyszynski eight points for the Spartans.
On Dec. 16, Skyline shot to a 16-1 advantage in the first quarter and cruised by visiting Newport 47-32.
Skyline led 26-11 at halftime.
Rachel Shim, of Skyline, led all players with 15 points. Wiedeman added nine points.
December 16, 2011
NEW — 3 p.m. Dec. 16, 2011
The Liberty High School girls basketball team staged a tremendous fourth-quarter rally Thursday as the Patriots overcome visiting Mercer Island 45-41 in a KingCo Conference 3A/2A contest.
Liberty trailed 35-20 with five minutes left in the game but outscored Mercer Island 25-6 down the stretch to win the game.
Aspen Winegar had 14 points to lead Liberty. Sierra Carlson added nine points and Delane Agnew eight points as Liberty improved its league-leading record to 4-0. The Patriots are 6-0 on the season.
Mercer Island’s Krista Brackman led all players with 15 points.
December 8, 2011
NEW — 10:30 a.m. Dec. 8, 2011
The Liberty High School girls basketball team overcame a nine-point halftime deficit Wednesday and rallied for a 50-47 KingCo Conference 3A/2A victory against host Bellevue.
Liberty, 2-0 in league and 4-0 overall, trailed 30-21 at halftime. However, the Patriots shot ahead in the third quarter by outscoring Bellevue 14-4.
Delane Agnew paced Liberty with 14 points. Aspen Winegar added 13 points and Sierra Carlson had six points for Liberty.
Bellevue’s Katie Savard led all players with 19 points.
In other league action, it was Mercer Island 48, Sammamish 36; Juanita 52, Lake Washington 40; and Mount Si 53, Interlake 37.
December 6, 2011
The Skyline girls raced to a 19-5 first-quarter lead and cruised to a 71-27 victory against Kentlake Dec. 3 in the Les Schwab Tipoff Classic at Auburn Riverside.
Skyline outscored Kentlake 17-0 in the third quarter.
Rachel Shim sparked Skyline with 18 points. Shelby Kassuba contributed 12 points and Allie Wyszynski had 10 points.
On Nov. 30, Skyline dropped its season opener to visiting Bellevue, 37-34. Megan Wiedeman led Skyline with 17 points and Holly Smith had 10 points.
December 1, 2011
NEW — 11:30 a.m. Dec. 1, 2011
November 29, 2011
NEW — 11:55 a.m. Nov. 29, 2011
Issaquah and Skyline high school basketball teams will be playing in preseason tournaments this week.
The Issaquah girls enter the Northwest Invitational at Southridge High School in Beaverton, Ore., Thursday.
The Eagles meet Central Catholic, of Portland, Ore., at 6:45 p.m. in the first round. The tournament runs through Saturday.
The Skyline boys and girls teams play Saturday in the Les Schwab Tipoff Classic at Auburn Riverside High.
The Skyline girls play Kentlake at 11 a.m. and the Skyline boys meet Auburn Mountainview at 12:30 p.m. The Issaquah boys team plays Kent-Meridian at 4 p.m.
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.
March 1, 2011
Skyline loses in first round of Region 3 playoffs, 64-54, to South Kitsap
There was one word the Skyline High School girls basketball team did not believe in — quit.
March 1, 2011
The Issaquah High School girls basketball team could always count on Maddey Pflaumer this season. Whether she played forward or point guard, the 5-foot-11 senior always gave the Eagles her best.
Pflaumer’s efforts were noticed by other 4A KingCo Conference coaches, too. When the league’s coaches got together to select the all-conference team, Pflaumer was chosen as the 4A KingCo’s Player of The Year.
“She did a fantastic job for us this year,” Issaquah coach Kathy Gibson said. “When I called her to tell her she was selected as MVP, she was surprised.”
The fact Pflaumer was selected to the all-league team wasn’t a huge surprise to others; she was regarded as one of KingCo’s top returning players when the season began. Pflaumer was selected to the all-league first team as a junior, and prior to this season, signed a national letter of intent to play for Seattle Pacific University.
But Pflaumer was given new responsibilities at mid-season when senior point guard Blaire Brady suffered a season-ending knee injury. Pflaumer was switched to point guard.
“Maddey really stepped up and carried us. She wasn’t a true point guard, but she did what we needed her to do. She really rose to the occasion,” Gibson said. “Other coaches in the league recognized her performance.”
February 25, 2011
NEW — 10 a.m. Feb. 25, 2011
Former Skyline High School swimming star Andie Taylor has been named to a field of 47 swimmers that will represent Team USA at the 2011 World University Games in Shenzhen, China.
The swimming competition takes place Aug. 14-19.
Taylor, who now competes for Stanford University, is scheduled to compete in the 400-meter individual medley and the 200 butterfly.
Taking place every two years, the World University Games are an international multi-sport event organized for university athletes by the International Sports Federation.
Taylor, a freshman, ranked sixth in the nation in the 400 individual medley with a time of 4:06.12, which ranks fourth all-time at Stanford. She has moved into fifth all-time in the 500 freestyle and eighth in the 200 butterfly.