September 14, 2011
NEW — 5 p.m. Sept. 14, 2011
If football players, coaches and fans think they see officials throwing blue flags Friday, there is no need to check for color blindness.
For the fourth consecutive year, Washington high school football officials will raise the profile of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month by replacing traditional yellow penalty flags with blue flags during varsity games played from Thursday to Saturday.
The campaign is called “Coaches Against Cancer” and is sponsored by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
“In most situations, officials want to avoid attention during games, but for three days we are hoping to attract a little attention with every penalty that is called,” Washington Officials Association Commissioner Todd Stordahl said. “By switching to blue flags, it will at least make the fans notice that something is different. This is a great way for the officials to participate in an activity that will help bring awareness to something that has had an impact on many lives including some of those who are out on the field as officials.”
September 8, 2011
NEW — 11:30 a.m. Sept. 8, 2011
The Skyline High School girls volleyball team won its second straight match of the season Wednesday when the Spartans blanked visiting Lake Washington 3-0 in nonleague play.
Skyline won the matches 25-17, 25-17, 25-18. Madison Stoa had 13 assists and three aces to lead Skyline. Molly Mounsey contributed three blocks.
Skyline also defeated host Liberty 3-1 in a nonleague match.
Skyline won 25-14, 25-15, 16-25, 25-15. Stoa had six kills and 24 assists. Halle Erdhal had 15 kills, 12 digs and four aces for the Spartans. Taylor Weik had a big match for Liberty with 10 kills, three blocks and eight digs.
Megan Tsutakawa contributed five kills, 27 assists and three aces for the Patriots. In addition, Lindsey Linden had eight kills, nine digs and six aces and Delane Agnew eight kills and six blocks for Liberty.
November 23, 2010
The Issaquah High School volleyball team, which had its best season ever, swept the top individual honors and dominated the 4A KingCo Conference all-league team.
Issaquah senior Rachel Roeder, an outside hitter, was selected as the league’s most valuable player. Senior libero Alexa Batiquin was chosen as the league’s top defensive player. Todd Parsons, who led Issaquah to the league title and a second place finish at the state tournament, was picked as the league’s coach of the year. Issaquah was 10-0 in league competition.
The all-KingCo first team also included Issaquah outside hitter Sarah Hanna and setter Riley Sorenson. Rounding out the all-league team were outside hitter Ali Forde and setter Carmen Vasilatos, of Woodinville; outside hitter Gwen Gillies, of Newport; and outside hitter Sarah O’Connor, of Roosevelt.
Earning honorable mention were Samantha Rogers and Maddy Emerson of Issaquah, and Jocelyn Reynolds and Andrea Chon, of Skyline.
Aspen Winegar, of Liberty, was selected to the 3A/2A All-KingCo first team. Teammates Sarah Hewitt and Megan Tsutakawa received honorable mention.
October 21, 2010
UPDATED — 10:55 a.m. Oct. 21, 2010
The Issaquah High School girls volleyball team clinched at least a tie for the 4A KingCo Conference regular-season volleyball title Wednesday when the Eagles defeated host Ballard 3-0.
Issaquah won the games 25-8, 25-18, 25-12. The Eagles got strong punch again up front from Rachel Roeder, who had 19 kills, and Sarah Hanna, who had 10 kills. Setter Riley Sorenson had 28 assists and Nina Moore had 11 assists.
The Eagles are 9-0 in league action with one match left to play Oct. 25 at second-place Newport,8-1.
Newport had been tied with Issaquah for first place prior to Wednesday. However, the Knights were upset by Roosevelt 3-1.
In other action, Skyline defeated Redmond 25-22, 25-12, 25-14. Kennedy Stoa had 32 assists and Mikayla Silva had 10 kills for Skyline, 3-6 in league play. Halle Erdahl contributed eight kills and five aces for the Spartans.
October 19, 2010
NEW — 10:45 a.m. Oct. 19, 2010
The Issaquah High School volleyball team got one of its toughest battles of the season Monday when the Eagles edged visiting Roosevelt 3-2 in a 4A KingCo Conference match. Issaquah, 8-0 in league play and tied with Newport for the lead, won the tie-breaking game 15-10.
The match was hard fought from the start with Roosevelt winning the first game 32-30. Issaquah won the next two games 25-17 and 25-17. However, Roosevelt took the fourth game 25-19 to force the tiebreaker.
Issaquah had several outstanding efforts in the match. Rachel Roeder had 32 kills, 10 digs and four aces. Riley Sorenson had 60 assists, 15 digs and three aces. Sarah Hanna had 13 kills and Alexa Batiquin had 26 digs. Sam Rogers contributed six kills and five aces. Maddy Emerson added 10 digs and Kelsey Mollick si aces.
October 14, 2010
NEW — 1:30 p.m. Oct. 14, 2010
The Liberty High School girls cross country team placed seven runners among the top 10 finishers Wednesday to gallop away to an easy victory in a 3A/2A KingCo Conference meet at Mercer Island’s Luther Burbank Park.
Amy Broska, of Liberty, finished first in the 3.1-mile race in 19 minutes, 16 seconds. Teammate Megan Chucka was a close third in 19:18. Allie Wood, Michaela Chucka and Rachel Shaw, all of Liberty, finished fifth, sixth and seventh respectively. Aimee Christenson was ninth and Megan Larson took 10th for the Patriots.
Liberty took first place with 22 points. Host Mercer Island was third with 43 points and Mount Si ended up third with 70 points.
October 12, 2010
NEW — 11:20 a.m. Oct. 12, 2010
The unbeaten Issaquah High School volleyball team cruised by host Redmond 3-0 Monday in a 4A KingCo Conference match. Issaquah won the games 25-19, 25-14, 25-18.
Sarah Hanna led the Eagles with 12 kills, 10 digs and three aces. Riley Sorenson added 30 assists and four aces, and Rachel Roeder had 10 kills.
Issaquah improved season mark to 9-0 and league record to 6-0. The Eagles remained tied with Newport for first place. Newport also won, defeating Eastlake 25-23, 25-17, 25-20.
In other action, Skyline topped Bothell 3-1. Bothell won the first game 25-21 but Skyline bounced back to win the remaining games 25-21, 25-23, 27-25.
October 7, 2010
NEW — 12:15 p.m. Oct. 7, 2010
Rachel Roeder had 24 kills and 10 digs Wednesday as she led the unbeaten Issaquah High School volleyball team to a 3-1 4A KingCo Conference victory against rival Skyline.
Issaquah won the first game 25-13 but Skyline fought back to take the second game 25-17. The Eagles captured the third game 25-6 and wrapped up the match by winning the fourth game 25-20.
The Eagles, coming off a big victory earlier in the week against Woodinville, again had a strong all-around team effort. Sarah Hanna contributed 20 kills and three blocks. Riley Sorenson had 48 assists and five aces. Sam Rogers’ serving led to a seven aces and Alexa Batiquin had 12 digs.
Issaquah improved its league-leading record to 5-0 and season mark to 8-0.
Maddie Magee had 11 kills, Andrea Chon had 14 digs and Madison Stoa had 19 assists for Skyline, which is 1-4 in league and 4-5 on the season.
October 5, 2010
It’s been a while since the Liberty High School girls soccer team was one of the most dominant teams in the KingCo Conference and ranked among the best in the state.
However, the Patriots, under new coach Malia Arrant, have returned to their winning ways this season. Liberty won its sixth straight 3A/2A KingCo Conference game Sept. 30 by edging Mercer Island 3-2. Cassidy Nangle had a big night for the Patriots. She scored two goals and assisted on a goal by Kimi Fry.
The victory boosted Liberty’s league-leading record to 6-0.
Liberty also defeated host Juanita 2-0 Sept. 28. The Patriots scored both goals in the second half. Whitney Cain, assisted by Kailiana Johnson, broke a scoreless tie with a goal at the 60th minute. Nangle, assisted by Fry, scored eight minutes later.
Goalkeepers Macaire Ament and Jennifer Rucker recorded the shutout.
October 5, 2010
NEW — 3:20 p.m. Oct. 5, 2010
The Issaquah High School volleyball team remained undefeated Monday after the Eagles downed host Woodinville 3-1 in a 4A KingCo Conference match. Issaquah won 25-17, 22-25, 25-16, 25-13.
Rachel Roeder paced the Eagles with 29 kills and nine aces. Alexa Batiquin added 18 digs, and Riley Sorenson had 50 assists and five aces.
Issaquah boosted its league record to 4-0 and season mark to 7-0. Woodinville suffered its first league defeat.
In other action, Newport defeated Skyline 25-17, 25-19, 25-18 to stay tied with Issaquah for first place. Madison Stoa had 18 assists and 11 digs, and Maddie Magee had 10 kills for Skyline, which is 1-3 in league play and 4-4 on the season.