Skyline volleyball powers past Issaquah

October 28, 2014

Bragging rights are always at stake when the Issaquah Eagles and Skyline Spartans meet, and that was the case again in an Oct. 23 volleyball match.

First-place Skyline earned the bragging rights, starting fast and building momentum on its way to a 25-18, 25-17, 25-15 victory over visiting Issaquah in Class 4A KingCo Conference action.

“We focused and we remained really steady through the whole entire match,” said Skyline’s Kate Richardson, a junior outside hitter. “It was really fun to see everyone try really hard to beat Issaquah.”

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Oh so close…

October 28, 2014

By Greg Farrar Skyline High School senior midfielder Kelli Sullivan, after scoring an unassisted goal in the 78th minute, tried to make lightning strike twice with another offensive play before time expired in the Spartans’ Oct. 23 soccer match at Issaquah. Skyline lost, 2-1.

By Greg Farrar
Skyline High School senior midfielder Kelli Sullivan, after scoring an unassisted goal in the 78th minute, tried to make lightning strike twice with another offensive play before time expired in the Spartans’ Oct. 23 soccer match at Issaquah. Skyline lost, 2-1.

Eastlake swimmers clinch division title

October 28, 2014

There’s a talented mix of all ages on this year’s Eastlake High School girls swim and dive team, and the results could hardly have been better for coach Kate Agnew and her athletes.

Eastlake wrapped up the KingCo Conference Crown Division title Oct. 23 with a convincing win over Bothell, and the Wolves had a chance to capture the outright KingCo title during an Oct. 28 meet against defending Class 4A state champion Newport, results that came after press time.

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Eastlake baseball coach Kevin Agnew’s contract not renewed

October 28, 2014

The Eastlake High School baseball program had its most successful season in a decade this year, but it will be under the direction of a new head coach next year.

Kevin Agnew led the Wolves to their first KingCo Conference title in 2014, and their first trip to the state tournament since 2003, but he won’t return next year after school administrators elected this month to not renew his contract.

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Top-ranked Bothell roughs up Skyline, 56-0

October 21, 2014

If there were any doubts about Bothell’s ability to win a big football game on the road, the Cougars destroyed those theories in the opening minute of their Oct. 17 game at Skyline High School.

By Greg Farrar Bothell High School running back Sam McPherson (20) gets a block from a teammate to get past Skyline’s Bradley Kim (8) and Danny Sinatro and score a 13-yard touchdown in the first quarter of an Oct. 17 KingCo Conference football game. Bothell won, 56-0.

By Greg Farrar
Bothell High School running back Sam McPherson (20) gets a block from a teammate to get past Skyline’s Bradley Kim (8) and Danny Sinatro and score a 13-yard touchdown in the first quarter of an Oct. 17 KingCo Conference football game. Bothell won, 56-0.

Bothell, the top-ranked team in Class 4A, scored on its first two plays from scrimmage and went on to thoroughly dominate the Skyline Spartans, 56-0, clinching the KingCo Conference title in the process.

“We couldn’t ask for anything better — score on the first play, score on the second play of offense,” said senior Sam McPherson, the Cougars’ star running back and defensive back.

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Energetic Eastlake volleyball team rolls past winless Woodinville

October 21, 2014

After sustaining consecutive losses to Skyline and Bothell, the Eastlake High School volleyball team got back on the right track last week by sweeping two matches in Class 4A KingCo Conference action.

Eastlake (9-3 overall, 3-2 KingCo) has put itself in the hunt for a top-four seed to the conference tournament alongside Skyline, Mount Si and Bothell. An important match against Mount Si (8-2, 2-2) looms Oct. 23, and two wins last week against Redmond and Woodinville helped the Wolves restore confidence.

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Swim teams think pink

October 21, 2014

Contributed The Eastlake and Redmond high school girls swim and dive teams competed Oct. 14 at Redmond Pool, where they recognized their senior athletes and raised awareness for breast cancer. Both teams wore pink T-shirts to school that day, and donned bright pink swim caps during the meet. The teams also honored Eastlake assistant coach Shelby Ruge, a breast cancer survivor.

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The Eastlake and Redmond high school girls swim and dive teams competed Oct. 14 at Redmond Pool, where they recognized their senior athletes and raised awareness for breast cancer. Both teams wore pink T-shirts to school that day, and donned bright pink swim caps during the meet. The teams also honored Eastlake assistant coach Shelby Ruge, a breast cancer survivor.

Eastlake assistant baseball coach earns state award

October 21, 2014

Mark Hawksworth, an assistant baseball coach at Eastlake High School, was recently chosen as the Washington State Baseball Coaches Association’s 2014 Assistant Coach of the Year.

Hawksworth, who runs the Eastlake program’s pitching staff, has lived in Sammamish for more than 25 years and has three children who’ve graduated from the school. His son, Blake, was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals and played for them and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Dinner, auction benefits Eastlake High School girls basketball

October 19, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 19, 2014

The Eastlake High School girls basketball program is hosting its ninth annual Howlfest Nov. 1, a dinner and auction to raise money for the program’s operations costs.

The event will be at the Pine Lake Community Center, 21333 S.E. 20th St., Sammamish. Reserve a seat here.

Those who can’t attend the fundraiser can still support the basketball program by purchasing raffle tickets, making tax-deductible donations or by donating an auction item.

Learn more by calling Julia Anderson at 836-2538, or email lisa.c.mccabe@comcast.net.

Eastlake volleyball supports breast cancer with ‘Dig Pink’ event Thursday

October 15, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 15, 2014

The Eastlake High School volleyball program will raise money for breast cancer research during its annual “Dig Pink” event.

The event takes place during Eastlake’s match with Woodinville at 7 p.m. Oct. 16. The public is invited to purchase baked goods and learn more about the disease through an awareness campaign.

The game is at the school, 400 228th Ave. N.E., Sammamish.

All proceeds from the event go to the Side Out Foundation, which awards grants toward medical research, as well as organizations that support breast cancer patients and their families.

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