Emily Frankland, Junpei Tsuji earns soccer honors

November 22, 2011

Western Washington University senior forward Emily Frankland, a Skyline High School graduate, was selected to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference women’s soccer all-star second team.

Whitman College sophomore Junpei Tsuji earned All-Northwest Conference honorable mention. Tsuji, a midfielder, started 18 of 19 games this fall.

The Issaquah High School graduate scored three goals and handed out three assists.

Skyline High School grad Jake Heaps leads BYU to victory

November 16, 2011

NEW — 12:05 p.m. Nov. 16, 2011

Former Skyline High School star Jake Heaps, who lost the starting quarterback job at Brigham Young University a few weeks ago, came off the bench Nov. 12 and led the Cougars to a 42-7 victory against Idaho.

Heaps, replacing injured Riley Nelson in the first quarter, completed 15 of 20 passes for 185 yards and two touchdowns. Nelson was forced to the sidelines because of a chest injury.

In the first quarter Heaps directed a nine-play, 78-yard scoring drive by hitting three of three passes.

Heaps will start Saturday in a home game against New Mexico State. This will be his first start since Sept. 30 against Utah State. He started the first five games before Nelson was given the No. 1 job.

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Former Issaquah High School soccer stars earn academic honors

November 8, 2011

NEW — 11:50 a.m. Nov. 8, 2011

Kate Deines and Kristin Maris, former standout soccer players for Issaquah High School, both have earned academic honors this fall for their respective college teams.

Deines, a senior midfielder for the University of Washington, was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII second team. Deines has a 3.73 grade point average and is a communications major.

Maris, a sophomore at Western Washington University, was named to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference academic all-star team. She has a 3.78 grade point average and is a physical education major.

On Oct. 29 Maris scored both Western goals as the Vikings defeated Western Oregon 2-0. She also had a goal when the Vikings defeated Saint Martin’s 2-0 Oct. 27.

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Issaquah High School volleyball team wins again

October 14, 2011

NEW — 4 p.m. Oct. 14, 2011

It took a while for the Issaquah High School volleyball team to get the knack of winning but the Eagles captured their second straight match Thursday by defeating host Eastlake 3-1.

Issaquah dropped the first set 25-19 but bounced back to win 25-18, 25-10, 25-18.

Sam Rogers led the Eagles with 21 kills and 10 digs. Lindsey Ferguson contributed 21 digs and Mckenzie Bostic had 42 assists. Kirsten Fischer gave the Eagles a strong game up front with 14 kills and Leanne Scott had 10 digs.

The victory was the second of the week and of the season for Issaquah, which is 2-5 in KingCo Conference 4A competition and 2-7 for the season. Eastlake dropped to 3-4 in league play and 4-6 overall.

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College News

October 4, 2011

Issaquah student graduates from Miami University of Ohio

Taylor Wolfe, of Issaquah, was among 684 students from Miami University of Ohio, in Oxford, Ohio, who graduated in the summer term.

Wolfe received a master’s degree in business administration.

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Top mentor is rewarded in more ways than one

October 4, 2011

For her work at Skyline High School, Joy Abia was given the Washington State Outstanding Mentor Award. By Tom Corrigan

“For the first time in my life, I had support and was actually seen,” Skyline High School graduate M’Kayla said. Read more

Issaquah resident fled 9/11 destruction in Manhattan

September 6, 2011

Dana Macario, now a wife, mother and Issaquah resident, resettled in Washington after escaping Lower Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001. By Greg Farrar

The unbridgeable gulf separating days before 9/11 from days after runs along a Manhattan street named — as if by chance — Liberty.

The street slices across Lower Manhattan and presses close to the World Trade Center site.

Issaquah resident Dana Macario, 33, endured the initial confused, chaotic moments after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks along Liberty Street.

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Bellevue College selects headhunting firm in search for president

September 4, 2011

NEW — 8 a.m. Sept. 4, 2011

Bellevue College leaders have selected a Florida search firm to find the institution’s next president.

The college selected Greenwood/Asher and Associates, a veteran in Washington State University and Western Washington University presidential searches, to find potential successors to longtime President Jean Floten.

Floten arrived at Bellevue College in 1989 and transformed the community institution into a college offering bachelor’s degrees and educating about 39,000 students each year.

Bellevue College’s next president is expected to play a large role in the institution’s expansion to Issaquah. Floten announced plans last August to open a satellite campus in the Issaquah Highlands and laid out a bold vision for the facility.

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College News

August 16, 2011

Local students graduate from Western Washington University

The following students recently graduated from Western Washington University for the 2011 spring quarter.

Issaquah: Joseph Bennett, Bachelor of Arts, humanities (religion and culture); Travis Brittingham, Bachelor of Arts, business administration (management); Jessica Burke, Bachelor of Arts in Education (special education); Irwin Cho, Bachelor of Arts, economics; Jake Dunton, Bachelor of Science, environmental science; Rosanna Fry, master’s degree, speech (language pathology); Steven Funcke, Bachelor of Arts, English (literature emphasis); Keith Gaffin, Bachelor of Arts, psychology; Robyn Goldblatt, Bachelor of Arts, business administration (management); Matthew Gu, Bachelor of Arts, business administration (marketing); Brandon Hu, Bachelor of Science, cellular and molecular biology; Megan Jonas, Bachelor of Arts, journalism; Kathryn Kennedy, Bachelor of Arts, English (creative writing emphasis); Ian La Belle, Bachelor of Arts, political science; Elizabeth Leo, Bachelor of Arts, design; Cassandra Locke, Bachelor of Arts, art; Erin Mathias, Bachelor of Arts in Education, mathematics (elementary); Cassaundra Meyers, Bachelor of Arts, design; Monica Neiman, Bachelor of Arts in Education, history (elementary); Brianna Nieman, Bachelor of Arts, design; Dane Olsen, Bachelor of Arts, human services; Kaela Pauly, Bachelor of Science, kinesiology (pre-physical therapy); Kelcie Prazan, Bachelor of Arts, business administration (marketing); Rachel Smith, Bachelor of Arts, communication; and Lauren Thompson, Bachelor of Arts, behavior neuroscience

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Koski, Lyle

August 9, 2011

Candace Marie Koski and Christopher Mark Lyle, both of Issaquah, were married July 29, 2011, at The Hall at Fauntleroy — West Seattle.

Candace Koski and Christopher Lyle

Mysty Gerard officiated. A reception followed at The Hall at Fauntleroy.

The newlyweds honeymooned at Poipu Beach, Kauai, Hawaii.

The bride is the daughter of Kevin and Cathy Koski, of Issaquah. Her bridal attendants were Samantha Richert (bridesmaid), Courtney Koski (sister), Kelsey Koski (sister), Kim Servoss and Elspeth Stockdale.

Marie is a 2006 graduate of Issaquah High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in business in 2010 from Western Washington University. She is a guest experience executive team leader for Target Corp.

The groom is the son of Mark and Marsha Lyle, of North Bend. His groomsmen were Jorge Cerda (best man), Nick Kirschner, Mike Kuntz, David Reasoner and Sean Nix.

Christopher is a 2003 graduate of Mount Si High School. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and anthropology in 2007 from Redland College (California). He works as a card services supervisor at Costco Wholesale.

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