December 4, 2012

Athletes’ triumphs create community pride

Skyline High School’s football and soccer teams just keep bringing home honors to the Issaquah School District. The Issaquah and Liberty high school teams have also added many awards to the virtual district trophy case.

Skyline girls soccer took first in state for the fourth time in five years. And the Dec. 1 state playoff football game gave Skyline the gridiron title again for the fifth time in eight years. Skyline’s 200-medley relay team won the state swim title last month.

Issaquah is a known winner among 4A KingCo teams. The Eagles came in second, to Skyline, for the state girls soccer championship. This year’s football team reached the playoffs. The school’s wrestlers won the district title in 2011 and sent six wrestlers to state.

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Skyline blanks Issaquah for girls state soccer championship

November 20, 2012

Bianca Saint (right) screams and leaps into the arms of Brooke Holland as the Skyline High School girls soccer team is awarded its state 4A championship trophy Nov. 17 at Carl Sparks Stadium in Puyallup, after beating cross-district rival and co-tournament finalist Issaquah, 1-0. By Greg Farrar

Sometimes, really good things come in small packages.

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Issaquah, Liberty, Skyline at girls soccer state finals / Nov. 17, 2012

November 20, 2012

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Rivals Issaquah, Skyline on collision course for soccer title

November 13, 2012

After a couple of phenomenal post-season runs on the road, it is quite possible a tandem of KingCo 4A Crown Division rivals, Issaquah and Skyline, may be paired off in the girls state soccer championship showdown, in Puyallup’s Sparks Stadium at 4 p.m. Nov. 17.

Between Skyline and Issaquah, neither is an easy mark.

The last time they met was Oct. 23 when the two squads dueled to a scoreless tie.

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Issaquah School District soccer teams prep for state

November 6, 2012

The Issaquah School District will be well-represented in this week’s first round of the Class 3A and 4A state girls soccer tournaments, because Liberty, Issaquah and Skyline all made it to this year’s big dances in their respective classes.

Those critical initial clashes begin Nov. 7 for all three squads.

The only smudge on an otherwise perfect 12-0-1 league mark for Liberty was a 3-3 tie with pesky Mount Si in the Patriot kickers’ final league test of the regular season. The Patriots’ only losses overall came at the hands of Skyline (2-1), Issaquah (4-1) and Mercer Island (1-0).

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Liberty High School girls soccer team clinches playoff berth

October 30, 2012

Despite recording ties in their last regular season contests of 2012, a couple of local high school girls soccer squads essentially wrapped up titles in their respective KingCo classifications recently, as 4A Skyline went to 9-0-1 in league action after logging a scoreless tie with local nemesis Issaquah.

Issaquah, which may or may not be heading for state action, basically sent big sister on her way to the state tournament with a little reminder that it isn’t the only good team in KingCo 4A, and wait until next year.

Liberty meanwhile sewed up the KingCo 3A hardware, emerging as the clear-cut trophy winner in its division, winding down the regular season with a 12-1-1 league mark, after tying Mount Si, 3-3.

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Skyline’s Rachel Shim earns hat trick

September 25, 2012

Rachel Shim not only earned a hat trick Sept. 18 in Skyline High School’s soccer match against Newport, but did so in the game’s first eight minutes.

The Skyline Spartan’s first goal came in the second minute, when Shim headed a corner kick by Lauren Carson, a sophomore midfielder for the team. Shim then made an unassisted goal with a shot from the middle of the box in the fifth minute. Three minutes later, the senior forward had her hat trick when she headed yet another corner kick — this time from fellow team captain Lianna Simms.

Goalkeepers Sydney Martinez and Emily Baril combined for Skyline’s shutout and the Spartans won, 3-0.

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Spartans soccer team hosts scrimmage of defending state champs

September 11, 2012

Rachel Shim, Skyline High School senior forward, dribbles past Seattle Prep’s defense during the Sept. 4 game at Skyline Stadium. By Lillian O’Rorke

The Skyline High School girls soccer team has a lot to prove this year.

The defending state champions have won the 4A title three times in the past four years. They went undefeated in the 2010 season and finished last year at 18-0-2.

It’s a similar story for Seattle Prep’s girls soccer team. Coming off of two consecutive 3A state championships, the players are ranked second among Washington’s 3A teams.

So as an early-season test of their mettle, the two defending state champions came together for a friendly match. And when the whistle was blown after the 90th minute ticked away Sept. 4, the two teams walked away still on level ground — tied at 2-2.

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Skyline High School girls team hosts soccer camp

August 14, 2012

Skyline Women Junior Soccer Camp, for ages 6-13, is from 1-4 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Skyline High School community fields.

A fundraiser for the women’s soccer program, the fee for the camp is $35 and includes a Junior Spartans T-shirt. Campers will be coached by the varsity soccer team, last year’s 4A state champions.

Register for the camp by emailing skylinesoccer@comcast.net.

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Skyline salutes star athletes at National NCAA Signing Day

May 1, 2012

It was all smiles at Skyline High School on April 18, National NCAA Signing Day, when Maddie Christ, Jackie Wilson and Megan Wiedeman signed their contracts to become college athletes.

“As a school, we wish you the best moving forward,” Skyline’s Athletic Director Ryan Gilbert said.

So far, 16 Skyline students have signed to play college sports.

“It felt good,” Wilson said. “It felt like a new start.”

Wilson signed to row for the University of Washington’s crew team.

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