Spartans conquer Vikings 35-34

November 30, 2010

Skyline faces rematch for another state title

, With 25 yards to go, Kasen Williams still refuses to be stopped on his fourth-quarter, go-ahead 85-yard touchdown run by the combined effort of Jordan Copeland and Rahmel Dockery of Curtis. Skyline won the state 4A semifinal game Nov. 27 at the Tacoma Dome, 35-34.  By Greg Farrar

Rahmel Dockery and the Curtis Vikings had the Skyline High School football team’s number in the first half of their Class 4A state semifinal match-up at the Tacoma Dome on Nov. 27. Read more

Skyline sophomore pushed himself to keep up with his brothers

November 30, 2010

Max Browne, Skyline sophomore quarterback, throws to a receiver during the Spartans’ game against Bothell Oct. 29. By Christopher Huber

Max Browne trudged into the house, dejected.

“I am bad. I am awful. I didn’t get any hits,” the 7-year-old announced to whomever would listen.

When family members asked him what was wrong, he explained that after 27 at-bats against his older brother, Michael, he couldn’t get a hit.

He couldn’t even make contact. There was a six-year gap between the two brothers, but Max couldn’t be comforted.

He has always wanted to win.

Eight years later, Max is the sophomore starting quarterback for top-ranked Skyline (12-1), winner of three consecutive state football championships, which plays Ferris 4 p.m. Dec. 4 for the 4A title at the Tacoma Dome. Read more

Skyline opponent Ferris stays perfect with 14-10 victory over Bellarmine Prep

November 30, 2010

NEW — 9:30 a.m. Nov. 30, 2010

Jim Sharkey has a saying: “You can’t worry about what you can’t control.”

So the Ferris High School football coach won’t let his players dwell on the fact that they have just four days of preparation before facing top-ranked Skyline in the Class 4A state championship game Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. at the Tacoma Dome. And a good chunk of one day will be spent driving back to Tacoma from Spokane.

“There’s no excuses,” Sharkey said after his third-ranked Saxons rallied for a 14-10 semifinal victory against Bellarmine Prep Monday at the Dome. “We’ve played 14 straight weeks now, so we’ll line up and do it.”

It will be a rematch of last year’s championship game, which Skyline won, 45-21. The third-ranked Saxons (13-0) also lost to Skyline in the 2008 semifinals, 24-21. Defensive back Cody Sorenson, one of Ferris’ seven returning starters on defense, is happy to have one final shot.

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Skyline sophomore Max Browne pushed himself to keep up with his brothers

November 26, 2010

NEW — 11:45 a.m. Nov. 26, 2010

Max Browne trudged into the house, dejected.

“I am bad. I am awful. I didn’t get any hits,” the 7-year-old announced to whomever would listen.

When family members asked him what was wrong, he explained that after 27 at-bats against his older brother, Michael, he couldn’t get a hit.

He couldn’t even make contact. There was a six-year gap between the two brothers, but Max couldn’t be comforted.

He has always wanted to win.

Eight years later, Max is the sophomore starting quarterback for top-ranked Skyline (11-1), winner of three consecutive state football championships, who play Curtis in the Class 4A semifinals at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Tacoma Dome.

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Curtis should be Skyline’s toughest test

November 26, 2010

NEW — 10:45 a.m. Nov. 26, 2010

The toughest test of the season for the Skyline High School football team could come Saturday in the Class 4A state semifinals. The Spartans, hoping for a three-peat, meet the Curtis Vikings at 7:30 p.m. in the Tacoma Dome.

Skyline enters the game with a 11-1 mark while Curtis is 12-0. The Tacoma Dome is a favorite venue for both teams. The Spartans certainly have fond memories of playing in the T-Dome. Skyline has won two straight 4A state championships in the Tacoma Dome, as well as capturing the 4A title in 2005, and 3A crowns in 2000 and 2007.

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Skyline dominates in rivalry with Issaquah

November 23, 2010

Spartans win quarterfinal match with Eagles, 42-21

Taylor Wyman, Issaquah senior running back, is brought down by (from left) Skyline's Alex Carey, Jordan Simone and Damien Green during their state 4A quarterfinal football game Nov. 19 at Skyline Stadium. By Jim Simpkins/www.crimsonphotography.com

Skyline High School football fans expect star receiver Kasen Williams to pull out all the stops and lead the Spartans to another victory every Friday night. That was the case Nov. 19 in a Class 4A state quarterfinal game against rival Issaquah. Read more

Eagles looking much improved on defense

August 31, 2010

Adam Dondoyano, Issaquah senior wide receiver, takes in a pass during practice with teammates Aug. 27 at Issaquah Stadium, where they return for their home games this year. By Greg Farrar

Issaquah High School football teams have been able to put up the points and pile up the yards with the best teams in recent years. Read more

Spartans are fine with sophomore quarterback

August 31, 2010

Skyline sophomore quarterback Max Browne delivers a pass during the team scrimmage Aug. 27. By Christopher Huber

The fact that Skyline High School sophomore quarterback Max Browne has some big shoes to fill might be a gross understatement.

But he and his teammates aren’t letting the fact that all-state quarterback Jake Heaps, who directed the Spartans to three state championships, isn’t here to lead the team to another title get to them.

And even though Skyline lost a handful of its core varsity squad to graduation, Browne and the Spartans carried over their energy from the 2009 championship season with the same goal in mind this season — make it to the Tacoma Dome. Read more

Spartans’ season of firsts ends in eighth place at state

March 9, 2010

Cooper Pelluer (11), Skyline senior forward, and senior forward Corey Hutsen double-team Mead’s Taylor Farnsworth during the second quarter of the Spartans’ battle for fifth and eighth place in the state 4A tournament at the Tacoma Dome. By Don Borin

The 2009-2010 season was a season of firsts for the Skyline High School boys basketball team. Skyline brought home its first tournament trophy — Barlow Trails Classic — won its first 4A KingCo Conference championship and placed at the state tournament for the first time.

And after placing eighth in state, the Spartans will get to hang their first banner on the wall in the gym, coach J. Jay Davis said.

Skyline went 2-2 in the state 4A tournament in the Tacoma Dome March 3-6 to finish its most successful season in the school’s 13-year history.

“Twenty-two wins and placing at state, it’s obviously the best season in school history and we’re very proud of that,” Davis said. “Our goal was just to build the best program we can.”

As is every team’s dream that enters the state tournament, Skyline had aimed at the state title. But the prospect was cut short when the Spartans lost its first-round game to eventual runner-up Jackson, 45-43. Read more

Eagles take sixth at state tourney

March 9, 2010

Mackenzie Schiltz, Issaquah junior guard, drives with a steal from Garfield’s Shaunice Robinson (right) during the third quarter in the 3A state tournament battle for third and sixth place March 6 at the Tacoma Dome. Issaquah was defeated by the Lady Bulldogs, 71-54. By Greg Farrar

The Issaquah High School girls basketball team overcame a variety of adversity throughout the season, especially in the final weeks of the season. When the season finally concluded March 6 in the 4A state tournament, the Eagles had many reasons to be proud of their accomplishments.

Issaquah took sixth place in the tournament last week in the Tacoma Dome to finish out the season with a 23-6 record. The Eagles had to win four loser-out games just to reach state.

In the Eagles’ final game, they lost to 4A KingCo Conference rival Garfield 71-54 for third place. Prior to that game, Issaquah defeated Lewis & Clark, of Spokane, 51-49 and Lake Stevens 67-47 before falling to eventual state champion Auburn Riverside 58-40 in the semifinals.

“I’m proud of the girls. Great effort and a heck of a run,” Issaquah coach Kathy Gibson said. Read more

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