Skyline alums sign with NFL teams

May 5, 2015

Two Skyline High School football stars are headed to the National Football League.

While wide receiver Kasen Williams and quarterback Jake Heaps didn’t hear their names called during the NFL draft, both will reportedly get shots as undrafted free agents.

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Issaquah’s Fab 14 accept scholarships

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.

By Greg Farrar Fourteen Issaquah High School senior athletes, who have signed college scholarship offers, are seated under balloons with their respective future school colors during an April 15 ceremony.

By Greg Farrar
Fourteen Issaquah High School senior athletes, who have signed college scholarship offers, are seated under balloons with their respective future school colors during an April 15 ceremony.

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Off The Press — Dear NFL: You need Kasen Williams

April 7, 2015

All right, you NFL football scouts, listen up.

Greg Farrar Press photographer

Greg Farrar
Press photographer

More than four-dozen of you were here in Seattle last week at the Huskies’ Pro Day workout, looking over stars from the University of Washington, salivating over the prospects.

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Issaquah grad Kate Deines retires from pro soccer

April 7, 2015

Former Issaquah High School soccer star Kate Deines has decided to hang up her cleats.

Kate Deines

Kate Deines

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.

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Young Eagles team off to rocky league start

March 31, 2015

The Issaquah High School baseball team has stumbled out of the starting gate to the 2015 league schedule with the cards stacked against them in the worst possible way.

After a 3-0 non-league win against Garfield to start the season, the Eagles have since been outscored 21-0. (Results of their game against Inglemoor Monday were unavailable before The Press’ deadline.)

By Greg Farrar Bryce Hughes, Issaquah High School sophomore, in the fifth inning after singling one of the Eagles’ four hits in the game, is the only player to reach second base March 27 after teammate Andy Co draws the only walk given up by Redmond senior pitcher Brendan Ecklebarger.

By Greg Farrar
Bryce Hughes, Issaquah High School sophomore, in the fifth inning after singling one of the Eagles’ four hits in the game, is the only player to reach second base March 27 after teammate Andy Co draws the only walk given up by Redmond senior pitcher Brendan Ecklebarger.

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College News — deans’ lists

March 31, 2015

Deans’ lists

Kaitlyn Chenney, a natural sciences major from Issaquah, Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, fall 2014 semester

Amin Addetia, of Issaquah, Emory College of Arts and Sciences, in Atlanta, Georgia, 2014 fall semester

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Students join Aerospace Scholars Program

March 17, 2015

Several local students were recently accepted into the first phase of the 2014-15 Washington Aerospace Scholars Program at Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

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Elite basketball academy comes to Newcastle

March 10, 2015

Jasen Baskett and his Emerald City Basketball Academy were homeless.

By Christina Corrales-Toy Pacific Courts, a new gym featuring two full-sized basketball courts, is set to open in Newcastle on March 9. The facility will serve as a headquarters for the Emerald City Basketball Academy.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Pacific Courts, a new gym featuring two full-sized basketball courts, is set to open in Newcastle on March 9. The facility will serve as a headquarters for the Emerald City Basketball Academy.

The elite youth basketball program that counts University of Washington stars Spencer Hawes and Isaiah Thomas among its alumni lost its Seattle headquarters in August.

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Childhood cancer survivor now returns the favor for others

February 17, 2015

For Issaquah native Abigail Houck, now 23, the news arrived in the summer following third grade: At the age of 9, she was suffering from acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Abigail Houck

Abigail Houck

And while it seems highly unlikely Houck will ever say being diagnosed with a childhood cancer was a good thing, it certainly has influenced her life.

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Skyline soccer shows heart in capturing third

November 26, 2014

Recovering from a heartbreaking loss isn’t something the Skyline Spartans wanted to do at the Class 4A state soccer tournament, but they did it successfully last weekend.

By Paul Gibian Skyline High School’s Lindsey Fujiwara (23) controls the ball through the middle of the field as Gig Harbor’s Kaysie Bruce (14) and Mia Ostergren (20) defend during the Class 4A state soccer tournament in Puyallup Nov. 22.

By Paul Gibian
Skyline High School’s Lindsey Fujiwara (23) controls the ball through the middle of the field as Gig Harbor’s Kaysie Bruce (14) and Mia Ostergren (20) defend during the Class 4A state soccer tournament in Puyallup Nov. 22.

Skyline got goals from three of its top offensive players — Lindsey Fujiwara, Amanda Johnston and Kelli Sullivan — to earn a 3-1 win over the Gig Harbor Tides in the match for third and fourth places Nov. 22 at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup.

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