Eastlake, Skyline hoops programs moving forward with new leadership

July 25, 2014

The Skyline High School boys basketball program has reached the state tournament twice in its 17 seasons of existence, something Bill McIntyre will be looking to change as he takes over as head coach for the 2014-15 season. Read more

Wolves’ football success translating into youth camp growth

July 25, 2014

The old cliché that success breeds success couldn’t be more true for Eastlake High School’s football program and head coach Don Bartel. Read more

Offensive surge powers Eastlake 15Us to victory

July 8, 2014

For the Eastlake Baseball Club’s Single-A American Legion team, its July 2 nonleague outing against Olympic served dual purposes.
Eastlake’s 15-and-under squad did a lot of positive things. It collected 12 hits, capitalized on 13 walks and hit batters, and overwhelmed Olympic in a 16-7 victory at the Eastlake High School field. Read more

Skyline’s Morgan, Twaddle listed among top prep soccer players

July 2, 2014

Jason Twaddle lived in Madrid for the first seven years of his life, and the Spanish influence on his soccer game is undeniable.
Twaddle, who recently graduated from Skyline High School, had levels of success during his prep career that rivalled those of famed Spanish strikers like David Villa and Fernando Torres. He leaves as the Skyline program’s all-time leading scorer, piling up 76 points (33 goals, 10 assists), and will continue playing this fall at Seattle University. Read more

Skyline football trying to establish new team identity

June 26, 2014

After winning back-to-back state championships, the Skyline High School football program didn’t have the glorious ending it expected for the 2013 season.
The Spartans cruised to an 8-1 regular-season record and the Class 4A KingCo Conference Crown Division title, but lost to Federal Way in the first round of the state playoffs. Read more

Former Eastlake running star returns home with pro teammates

June 17, 2014

Jessica Tebo left quite a legacy for Eastlake High School runners to follow, and she returned to Sammamish last week to promote her career as a professional runner.
Tebo, known as Jessica Pixler during her days at Eastlake and Seattle Pacific University, is in her second year with the Brooks Beasts Track Club, a Seattle-based training team that includes 12 men and women with accomplished racing careers.
Tebo graduated from Eastlake in 2006 after a senior season in which she placed second at the state cross country meet, second in the 1,600 meters and first in the 800 meters. Read more

Hungry veterans leading Lakeside Recovery

June 10, 2014

It’s not as though the Lakeside Recovery Senior American Legion baseball team had a poor 2013 season, but there wasn’t the same chemistry that carried the squad to the World Series in 2012.
Lakeside Recovery finished with a 10-2 record in Northwest League games last season, but was eliminated at the state tournament in July. The reason, longtime head coach Rob Reese said, is there weren’t enough leaders on a relatively inexperienced roster.

Lakeside Recovery shortstop Danny Sinatro tags out a Phiten base runner during a June 4 Senior American Legion baseball game at Newport High School in Bellevue. Lakeside Recovery won, 4-2.  Photo by Neil Pierson

Lakeside Recovery shortstop Danny Sinatro tags out a Phiten base runner during a June 4 Senior American Legion baseball game at Newport High School in Bellevue. Lakeside Recovery won, 4-2. Photo by Neil Pierson

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Semi-pro soccer team makes local debut as Gunners fall 1-0

June 10, 2014

A new semi-professional soccer team made its Issaquah debut in front of about 300 fans at Issaquah High School’s Gary Moore Stadium June 4.
The Puget Sound Gunners, a men’s team that develops elite college-aged players with professional aspirations, fell to the Kitsap Pumas 1-0.
It represents the Gunners’ (1-3-1) third straight loss in the Premier Development League’s Northwest Division.

Josimar Evangelista (right), Puget Sound Gunners midfielder, heads the ball away from Kitsap Pumas forward Miguel Gonzales.  Photo by Greg Farrar

Josimar Evangelista (right), Puget Sound Gunners midfielder, heads the ball away from Kitsap Pumas forward Miguel Gonzales. Photo by Greg Farrar

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Eastlake boys, Skyline girls grasp state track trophies

June 3, 2014

Finishing among the top-four teams and winning a trophy at the Class 4A state track and field championships is a difficult task, but Eastlake and Skyline high schools both had squads that accomplished the feat.
Eastlake’s boys scored 38 points to finish fourth, and Skyline’s girls scored 35 points for fourth, capping their respective seasons in style at Star Track XXXII, May 29-31 at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

The Skyline girls 1,600-meter relay team goes in for a group hug after winning the state title.  Photo by Greg Farrar

The Skyline girls 1,600-meter relay team goes in for a group hug after winning the state title. Photo by Greg Farrar

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Late Bellevue goal stuns Eastside Catholic lacrosse

June 3, 2014

After expending so much energy to get back in the game, the Eastside Catholic Crusaders’ perfect season ended on a perfect shot.
Bellevue’s Eric Haehl scored with 9 seconds to play, lifting the Wolverines over the Crusaders 8-7 in the semifinals of the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association Division I state tournament, May 28 at Eastside Catholic’s Acosta Field.
Two-time defending state champion Bellevue (19-2) benefited from a controversial foul in the final minute. Eastside goalkeeper Josh Matte saved a shot and picked up the ground ball, but a teammate was called for pushing, giving Bellevue possession and the chance to hold for a final shot.
Haehl made no mistake from about 20 yards away, firing a low shot past Matte for the game-winner. Read more

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