May 27, 2015
The Issaquah High School fastpitch team saw its season come to an end May 20, but not before the Eagles recorded a memorable victory at the Class 4A KingCo Conference tournament.
Issaquah started the eight-team, double-elimination tournament May 16 with a 3-0 win over Mount Si, but dropped a 10-3 decision to Inglemoor on May 18, forcing the Eagles to win three straight elimination games to reach the state tourney.
April 21, 2015
Winter Ridgeway said it’s not unusual for Issaquah High School’s offense to start slowly, but given time, the Eagles can be very productive hitters.
Trailing by two runs after three innings, Issaquah put together three big innings at the plate and overwhelmed rival Skyline, 12-4, in a Class 4A KingCo Conference fastpitch game on April 15 in Sammamish.
The Eagles (7-2 overall, 4-2 KingCo) grabbed the lead with four runs in the fourth inning, added two more in the fifth, and slammed the door on Skyline’s hopes with a six-run sixth.
June 17, 2014
Fastpitch coaches in both the KingCo 4A and KingCo 3A/2A conferences selected their all-league teams for the 2014 season.
First team: 2B Camille Goo, freshman, Skyline; and OF Sydney Schultz, sophomore, Issaquah
Second team: P Caroline Bowman, freshman, Skyline; 1B Riley Davidson, senior, Skyline; and DH Morgan Bevell, freshman, Issaquah
- Skyline — Madisen Camp-Chimenti, Lauren Lo, Emma Patterson and Molly Spaniac
- Issaquah — Amelia Cunningham, Michelle Fowler, Justi Johnson and Winter Ridgeway
May 27, 2014
Annika Hildebrand isn’t known as a power hitter, but she picked a very good time to collect her first home run as a high-school player.
The Skyline High School third baseman clobbered a three-run homer over the center-field fence, and those runs proved to be the difference as the Spartans held off the Issaquah Eagles, 7-6, in a loser-out game at the Class 4A KingCo Conference fastpitch tournament May 20 at Inglemoor High School in Kenmore.
In the bottom of the third inning, Skyline (15-7) took a 4-3 lead on Natalie King’s RBI single. Hildebrand then stepped to the plate and drilled a pitch from Issaquah’s Kylie Bevell, making it 7-3 in the blink of an eye.
May 6, 2014
Issaquah High School sophomore Sydney Schultz’s first-inning homerun trot ended with a rather emphatic stomp on home plate.
Just a half-inning earlier, the Eagles watched as umpires erased a Ballard home run, after the hitter failed to touch home plate on her way back to the dugout.
April 8, 2014
The fastpitch rivalry between the Issaquah Eagles and Skyline Spartans always has intensity, and last week’s clash to open Class 4A KingCo Conference play was no different.
Facing off against former teammates Winter Ridgeway and Tia Hedman, the Spartans used a fourth-inning surge and rallied past the Eagles, 5-3, on April 1 at Skyline High School.
Caroline Bowman, one of six freshmen starters for Skyline, was superb in leading the comeback. She used her fastball and rise ball effectively to strike out 11 hitters, while limiting the Eagles to five hits and no walks.
March 11, 2014
Eagles welcome Skyline transfers
With just two seniors on its 2014 squad, youth is the Issaquah High School softball team’s overriding theme.
That’s why, more than ever, second-year coach Ron Hatlen is preaching mental toughness and resiliency.
“We’re really going to work on the mental side for these guys,” he said. “I mean, they’ve all played for so long. It’s a matter of trying to turn their brain off when they’re out there.”