July 14, 2015
Issaquah’s Saif Kerawala embarks upon a promising college, pro soccer adventure
It’s easy to see why Saif Kerawala, with his towering frame and hawk-like wingspan, has become a successful goalkeeper, but it might be the work he did at another position that has truly turned him into an elite shot-stopping force. Read more
June 17, 2015
With the exception of one lopsided loss, Puget Sound Gunners FC has shown it can compete against every team in the Northwest Division of the Premier Development League.
The Gunners’ latest result, a 1-0 loss to the division-leading Kitsap Pumas on June 14 at Issaquah High School, was indicative of that trend.
June 17, 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.
April 21, 2015
Coaches and players on opposing basketball teams knew how good Ty Gibson was, but the Issaquah High School senior might not have convinced any colleges of his talents until a virtuoso performance at the state tournament in March.
Over the course of three games, Gibson set a new tourney scoring record with 87 points. His last two games in an Issaquah uniform were superstar material — a career-high 42 points against Moses Lake, and 32 more against Kentwood as the Eagles clinched the fourth-place trophy.
April 7, 2015
Former Issaquah High School soccer star Kate Deines has decided to hang up her cleats.
The 2008 Eagles grad announced her retirement from professional soccer March 31, according to a press release from her National Women’s Soccer League club, FC Kansas City.
June 24, 2014
The Premier Development League’s Puget Sound Gunners FC will host Lane United FC, of Oregon, in its 10th game of the season.
The Gunners will play Lane United FC 7 p.m. June 27 at Issaquah High School’s Gary Moore Stadium. Fans that bring a copy of the June 2014 Buyer’s Choice coupon booklet will receive free admission to the game.
June 17, 2014
The Puget Sound Gunners FC ended its three-game losing streak, but other than that, not much has gone right for the Issaquah-based semi-professional team.
A scoreless draw against the Washington Crossfire on June 9 is the only thing keeping the squad from a six-game losing streak.
The Gunners (1-5-2) hosted the Crossfire at Issaquah High School’s Gary Moore Stadium, putting up one of their better performances of the season.
June 3, 2014
Issaquah residents won’t have to go far this summer to watch some top-shelf soccer talent from across the region and world.
Issaquah High School is the primary home stadium for the Puget Sound Gunners FC and ISC Gunners FC, men’s and women’s teams that develop elite college-aged players with professional aspirations.
“This will allow fans to witness a standard of college players live and in the flesh,” the teams’ general manager Gwynne Williams said.
January 28, 2014
After a year in which all three Issaquah School District girls soccer teams made it to state, it’s no surprise that several local athletes dot the Washington State Soccer Coaches Association’s All-State teams.
Liberty High School’s second-year coach Tami Nguyen was named the 3A Coach of the Year for leading the Patriots to their first state girls soccer title.
Patriots’ forward Jacquelyn Anderson was also named to the All-State second team in the 3A classification.
Issaquah High School juniors Devan Talley and Lyrik Fryer made the 4A first team, joined by Skyline High School’s Jordan Branch and Abbey Porter.
The Eagles’ Rachel Wheeler and Annie Hoffman were named to the second team, along with the Spartans’ Kelli Sullivan and Abbie Litka. Skyline junior Amanda Johnston made honorable mention.
August 27, 2013
Most eighth-graders will settle into their routines at school in mid-September, but 13-year-old Anna Smith will be off on another soccer adventure.
Smith, an eighth-grader at Beaver Lake Middle School, is considered one of the top under-14 players in the country. She’s been invited to participate in the U.S. U-14 girls national team camp in Carson, Calif., from Sept. 14-21.
Smith, goalkeeper for the Redmond-based Crossfire Premier club, is making her name known with the nation’s top coaches. Only 36 players, including four keepers, have been invited to California next month.