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.
May 20, 2015
Some teams might have pushed the panic button after blowing a four-run lead, but the Issaquah High School fastpitch team just shrugged and kept smiling.
After host Eastlake put up a four-run fifth inning to tie the score, the Eagles responded with three runs in the top of sixth and held on for a 7-4 victory in the regular-season finale of Class 4A KingCo Conference play May 14.
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.
November 18, 2014
About 50 people attended the fifth annual Issaquah Teen Poetry Slam to hear teens express themselves.
Some entrants in the contest read original poems; others shared works from their favorite poets.
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.”