Hot-hitting Issaquah tops Skyline in fastpitch rivalry

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.

By Greg Farrar Issaquah High School’s Tia Hedman swats a two-run single to score teammates Morgan Bevell and Justi Johnson during the fifth inning against Skyline on April 15. The Eagles won, 12-4, as Hedman, a senior designated hitter, drove in four runs.

By Greg Farrar
Issaquah High School’s Tia Hedman swats a two-run single to score teammates Morgan Bevell and Justi Johnson during the fifth inning against Skyline on April 15. The Eagles won, 12-4, as Hedman, a senior designated hitter, drove in four runs.

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Eastlake track teams display depth vs. Redmond

April 21, 2015

With Eastlake High School’s top track and field athletes away at the Oregon Relays, the April 16 conference meet at Redmond was a chance for others to make a name for themselves.

By Neil Pierson Redmond High School’s Nadia Medvinsky leads the pack, with Eastlake’s Kirsten Flindt, second from left, and Olivia Latham on her heels during the girls’ 1,600-meter race at Redmond on April 16. Medvinsky won the race, with Flindt second and Latham third.

By Neil Pierson
Redmond High School’s Nadia Medvinsky leads the pack, with Eastlake’s Kirsten Flindt, second from left, and Olivia Latham on her heels during the girls’ 1,600-meter race at Redmond on April 16. Medvinsky won the race, with Flindt second and Latham third.

One of the Wolves who stepped into the spotlight was junior Eric Harvey, who recorded a winning time of 52.40 seconds in his first competitive try at the 400 meters.

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Eastlake baseball hosts home run derby April 25, register by April 23

April 21, 2015

The Eastlake High School baseball program invites youth baseball players to participate in its home run derby fundraiser from 1-5 p.m. April 25.

Youth players can participate in one of three divisions: ages 9-11, 12-14 and 15-18. The top two finishers in each division will received awards.

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Skyline baseball blows past Woodinville

April 21, 2015

Senior first baseman Ryan Cornwall had a huge day at the plate, driving in seven runs to lead the Skyline High School baseball team past Woodinville, 11-3, on April 17.

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Issaquah lacrosse beats Skyline in overtime

April 21, 2015

Jake Lindahl scored the game-winning goal in overtime as the Issaquah boys lacrosse team defeated host Skyline, 4-3, on April 17.

Issaquah won for the 11th time in 12 games, getting the decisive goal in the extra session after James Rauch’s faceoff win and an assist from Ryan Egland.

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Eastside Catholic hires Amber Johnson as girls basketball coach

April 21, 2015

Amber Johnson, who has served as Eastside Catholic High School’s dean of students for the past two years, was hired as the school’s new girls basketball coach, an April 15 news release stated.

“I am very pleased to be a part of the girls basketball program here at Eastside Catholic, and am looking forward to the journey,” Johnson said in the release.

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Issaquah beats Skyline, 8-3

April 14, 2015

Both Issaquah and Skyline high school head baseball coaches are looking for signs of improvement in their young squads.

So for each, picking a win over their arch rival in KingCo Conference competition April 10 would be just what the doctor ordered.

It was the Eagles who completed their first two-game winning streak in conference action, culminating with an 8-3 win.

By Greg Farrar Danny Sinatro (11), Skyline High School junior shortstop, steals home during the at-bat of teammate Ryan Cornwall (7), as the ball eludes Issaquah junior catcher Kyle DeCamp in the first inning of their April 10 game. Batting leadoff, Sinatro had walked, stolen second and gone to third on a sacrifice hit by Tommy Swinscoe.

By Greg Farrar
Danny Sinatro (11), Skyline High School junior shortstop, steals home during the at-bat of teammate Ryan Cornwall (7), as the ball eludes Issaquah junior catcher Kyle DeCamp in the first inning of their April 10 game. Batting leadoff, Sinatro had walked, stolen second and gone to third on a sacrifice hit by Tommy Swinscoe.

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Crusaders baseball team wins without looking pretty

April 14, 2015

For seven innings, the Eastside Catholic Crusaders struggled to bring runners home, but they found a way to pick up their eighth win in nine games to start the season.

With the score tied and the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh, Roosevelt’s Daniel Hunt hit Kollin Malsam with a pitch to bring in the winning run as the host Crusaders earned a 2-1 decision in Class 3A Metro League play on April 6.

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Goals prove elusive for Eastlake soccer in loss to Newport

April 14, 2015

Soccer teams know that goals change games, and the Eastlake Wolves aren’t getting enough of them to change results in their favor.

In a Class 4A KingCo Conference match April 6, Eastlake had 12 shots, including a couple of breakaway chances in the opening minutes, but couldn’t convert any of them. The result was a 2-0 loss to the visiting Newport Knights, the Wolves’ third loss in four KingCo outings.

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Eastlake alum takes top honors

April 14, 2015

Contributed Sammy Naluai, a 2012 graduate of Eastlake High School, was recently named a recipient of the NCAA Elite 89 award. The award aims to recognize the essence of being a student-athlete — men and women who reached the pinnacle of competition in their sport while also achieving high academic standards. Naluai, a member of women’s basketball team at George Fox University in Newburg, Oregon, won the award after helping the Bruins reach the Division III Final Four this season. She averaged 8.6 points and 2.5 rebounds per game as the Bruins finished with a 32-1 record. Naluai, a junior, is studying marketing and business management, maintains a 3.8 grade-point average and mentors girls through Young Life.

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Sammy Naluai, a 2012 graduate of Eastlake High School, was recently named a recipient of the NCAA Elite 89 award. The award aims to recognize the essence of being a student-athlete — men and women who reached the pinnacle of competition in their sport while also achieving high academic standards. Naluai, a member of women’s basketball team at George Fox University in Newburg, Oregon, won the award after helping the Bruins reach the Division III Final Four this season. She averaged 8.6 points and 2.5 rebounds per game as the Bruins finished with a 32-1 record. Naluai, a junior, is studying marketing and business management, maintains a 3.8 grade-point average and mentors girls through Young Life.

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