August 13, 2013
Bellevue Bulldogs JC football team gives local players a second chance
For most high school football athletes, their career on the gridiron ends when the last of the Friday night lights flicker to darkness.
Some go on to play the sport at the collegiate level and beyond, but that isn’t an option for the majority. The itch to get on the field, tackle an opponent and be a part of a unique brotherhood is not easily tossed aside, though.
August 6, 2013
Racing career accelerating for Skyline student Andrew Evans
When Andrew Evans is strapped into the seat of his 1,600 cc Spectrum Honda and is breezing down a straightaway at 140 mph, life is perfect.
“It’s a passion, and I love doing it,” he said. “I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.”
July 30, 2013
Skyline High School’s football players know how good they have it. They live in Sammamish, one of the most affluent cities in the state, and they don’t have to worry about where they’re going to sleep each night or where their next meal will come from.
But the Spartans have been learning firsthand that many people aren’t so fortunate.
Skyline’s players perform community service activities each year, and on July 13, they spent time at Redwood Family Church in Redmond helping homeless people relocate their tents.
July 9, 2013
Three Issaquah School District schools earned recognition in June from the King County Green Schools program for their successful conservation practices during the 2012-13 school year.
Skyline High School was honored with a Level 3 Green Schools award — the highest honor the program gives — for reducing waste, improving recycling practices, and engaging in energy and water conservation activities.
Apollo Elementary School and Liberty High School earned a Level 2 award. Thirty-nine schools in 13 school districts across the county earned Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3 distinctions.
June 25, 2013
Sena Camarata, the dean of students at Hazen High School, will join the staff at Skyline High School as an assistant principal July 1.
Camarata recently earned her principal certification and a graduate degree in educational leadership from the University of Washington. Skyline Principal Lisa Hechtman said in a press release that Camarata has been “instrumental in coordinating and leading professional development, helping teachers make their lessons more accessible and rigorous for all students.”
June 25, 2013
Quarterback battle, roster turnover remain unresolved
Offseason training is crucial for most high-school football programs, but it seems especially true for the Skyline Spartans considering their first-game opponent.
Skyline will try to win its third straight Class 4A state title this fall, and in terms of preparing itself for the postseason, the Spartans couldn’t have picked a better in-state test for the opening week. They’ll face the defending 3A champion Bellevue Wolverines at the Emerald City Kickoff Classic on Sept. 7 at the refurbished Husky Stadium.
“You’re playing a team that, in some publications, was the No. 1 team in the nation last year,” Skyline coach Mat Taylor said about Bellevue.
June 18, 2013
Kaleb Strawn has never been able to physically dominate opponents on the soccer pitch. Instead, he uses intelligence and speed to make the other team miserable.
This spring, the 5-foot-7 Strawn led the Skyline Spartans to their first undefeated KingCo Conference season. The central midfielder supplied a single-season school record for points with his 11 goals and 13 assists, and it helped him lock up an NCAA Division II collegiate scholarship offer from Saint Martin’s University in Lacey.
June 18, 2013
June 12, 2013
Skyline’s Katie Bucy helps Washington lacrosse win national championship
Some say the third time is the charm. For Katie Bucy, it was.
The Skyline High School junior had been to the U.S. Lacrosse Women’s National Tournament twice before, but when she and her team outscored a New Hampshire/Vermont regional squad, 9-6, to win the title May 26, it was a first.
June 4, 2013
The Issaquah Indians 18-and-under baseball team began its 2013 summer season with nine straight wins.
The team will play a 50-game schedule in the American Senior Legion and Pony Palomino Baseball Leagues.
Many of the players have been playing together since T-ball with Issaquah Little League.