Former Skyline standout Kasen Williams signs with Seahawks

June 25, 2015

The Seattle Seahawks signed former University of Washington and Skyline High School standout receiver Kasen Williams on June 12.

Williams impressed the Seahawks during May’s rookie mini-camp, in which he participated as a tryout player. Before that, he had signed as a free agent with the Cincinnati Bengals, but was waived after failing his physical, apparently due to concerns over a foot injury he suffered as a junior at the UW.

By Corky Trewin/Seattle Seahawks Kasen Williams gathers a pass during drills in the Seattle Seahawks minicamp June 18 at their Redmond practice facility.

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Kasen Williams gathers a pass during drills in the Seattle Seahawks minicamp June 18 at their Redmond practice facility.

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Bulldogs football fills a niche for players without a program

June 25, 2015

It’s a warm evening at Bellevue High School’s stadium, and a couple dozen players have donned pads, helmets and jerseys to practice tackling and blocking, and running offensive and defensive schemes.

By Neil Pierson Quarterback Braden Bouwman-Hess, an Issaquah High School product, slings a pass during the Eastside JC Bulldogs’ June 18 practice at Bellevue High School.

By Neil Pierson
Quarterback Braden Bouwman-Hess, an Issaquah High School product, slings a pass during the Eastside JC Bulldogs’ June 18 practice at Bellevue High School.

They’re not members of Bellevue High’s nationally renowned program, which has captured 11 of the past 14 state championships. They’re young men who, for various reasons, aren’t playing college football but are looking to attract attention from coaches at that level.

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Lakeside Recovery continues hot start

June 25, 2015

The Lakeside Recovery Senior American Legion baseball team kept rolling last week, and sits in first place in the Northwest Division after a five-game winning streak.

Lakeside Recovery — comprised of players at Issaquah, Skyline and Newport high schools — finished the week June 21 with a 3-1 victory over Bellevue-Phiten at Interlake High School in Bellevue. Lakeside improved its record to 15-5 overall, 14-1 in division play.

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Skyline selects George Crowder as athletics director

June 25, 2015

Skyline High School has hired George Crowder as its new athletics director, a June 10 news release stated.

Crowder comes to Skyline after five years as A.D. at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland.

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Skyline graduate Kelli Sullivan takes her soccer game to international level

June 17, 2015

After becoming one of the most accomplished high-school players in the Puget Sound area, Kelli Sullivan is looking to add to her accolades on a bigger stage.

File Skyline High School graduate Kelli Sullivan will represent Team USA women’s soccer at the upcoming World University Games, alongside several of her future teammates at Colorado College.

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Skyline High School graduate Kelli Sullivan will represent Team USA women’s soccer at the upcoming World University Games, alongside several of her future teammates at Colorado College.

Sullivan, who graduated from Skyline High School last week, will play NCAA Division I women’s soccer this fall at Colorado College. She’s also getting a unique opportunity to play internationally through the school, as the program was chosen to represent the United States next month at the World University Games.

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Issaquah Women’s Club awards ‘Dream’ scholarships

June 10, 2015

The Issaquah Women’s Club has awarded three $1,000 “Follow Your Dreams” scholarships to graduating senior girls from the Issaquah School District.

These young women have shown dedication to their studies and communities, and a common desire to further their education after high school.

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Local high-schoolers earn nominations for 5th Avenue Theatre Awards

June 10, 2015

Issaquah, Liberty and Skyline high school drama students dazzled audiences with their annual slate of performances this year.

They impressed judges, too, as evidenced by the full slate of 5th Avenue Theatre Awards nominations each school received.

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School board approves gifts to district

June 10, 2015

The Issaquah School Board approved the following gifts of $5,000 or more to the school district:

$5,000 from the Pine Lake Middle School PTSA to help fund Homework Club at Pine Lake Middle School.

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Youth rowers headed to nationals

June 10, 2015

Skyline High School students Isaac Beeman and Adam Rockett qualified for the U.S. Rowing Youth National Championships, held June 12-14 in Sarasota, Florida.

Contributed The Sammamish Rowing Association’s Varsity Men’s +8 was one of two championship boats at May’s Northwest regional meet that included local athletes. Pictured above (from left to right): Head coach Steven Freygang, Josh Warnick, Nathan Lewis, Chris Tzekov, Christian Rouhana, Madison Mariani, Elijah Maesner, Tennyson Federspiel, Sam Halbert, Peter Arata and assistant coach Dennis Ferrer.

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The Sammamish Rowing Association’s Varsity Men’s +8 was one of two championship boats at May’s Northwest regional meet that included local athletes. Pictured above (from left to right): Head coach Steven Freygang, Josh Warnick, Nathan Lewis, Chris Tzekov, Christian Rouhana, Madison Mariani, Elijah Maesner, Tennyson Federspiel, Sam Halbert, Peter Arata and assistant coach Dennis Ferrer.

Beeman and Rockett were part of a team that won the gold medal during U.S. Rowing’s Northwest Regional Youth Championships, May 15-17 in Vancouver, Washington.

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Local athletes named to all-league teams for spring sports

June 10, 2015

Several spring sports have announced their 2015 all-league and all-conference selections following the completion of the regular season. League coaches select the teams.

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