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.

Eastlake tennis team blisters Woodinville Falcons

October 14, 2014

This year’s Eastlake High School boys tennis team is versatile — so versatile, in fact, the Wolves’ top singles player may turn to doubles in the postseason.

By Neil Pierson Eastlake High School’s Thiago Bandeira focuses on a return shot against Woodinville’s Max Wing during an Oct. 7 KingCo Conference boys tennis match. Bandeira, a junior, was a 6-4, 6-1 winner.

By Neil Pierson
Eastlake High School’s Thiago Bandeira focuses on a return shot against Woodinville’s Max Wing during an Oct. 7 KingCo Conference boys tennis match. Bandeira, a junior, was a 6-4, 6-1 winner.

Thiago Bandeira continued his strong junior season Oct. 7 when host Eastlake claimed a 7-0 victory over the Woodinville Falcons in Class 4A KingCo Conference play.

Bandeira used an arsenal of cross-court winners, accurate serving and occasional forays to the net to dispatch Max Wing, 6-4, 6-1, in the No. 1 singles match.

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Skyline soccer wins without one of its best players

October 14, 2014

The Skyline Spartans have been without one of their top offensive players, and while they haven’t been playing their best soccer, they’ve found ways to win.

Lauren Carson scored the first two goals, and Ke’ala Louie added an insurance goal late in the second half as the visiting Spartans broke away for a 3-0 victory over the Redmond Mustangs Oct. 9 in a Class 4A KingCo Conference match.

In wins over Newport and Redmond last week, the Spartans had to find ways to compensate for the loss of senior forward Amanda Johnston, a University of Washington commit who was injured in a Sept. 30 match at Mount Si.

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She can fly

October 14, 2014

By Greg Farrar Skyline High School junior Kathy Lin glides through the water to a winning time of 58.15 seconds in the 100-yard butterfly race during an Oct. 9 girls swim and dive meet against Interlake and Mount Si. Lin also prevailed in the 50-yard freestyle (25.29 seconds), helping Skyline win the meet.

By Greg Farrar
Skyline High School junior Kathy Lin glides through the water to a winning time of 58.15 seconds in the 100-yard butterfly race during an Oct. 9 girls swim and dive meet against Interlake and Mount Si. Lin also prevailed in the 50-yard freestyle (25.29 seconds), helping Skyline win the meet.

Eastlake volleyball rally falls short

October 7, 2014

After the first two sets, Janna Tonahill gathered her players together and delivered a succinct message that seemed to resonate.

By Greg Farrar Eastlake High School junior outside hitter Jordan Dahl (13) puts the ball over Bellevue’s Katie Griffin as the Wolves mounted a comeback to win the third set of their Sept. 30 match. Bellevue went on to win the match in five sets.

By Greg Farrar
Eastlake High School junior outside hitter Jordan Dahl (13) puts the ball over Bellevue’s Katie Griffin as the Wolves mounted a comeback to win the third set of their Sept. 30 match. Bellevue went on to win the match in five sets.

“We need to play our game,” Tonahill said. “This isn’t the Eastlake volleyball team that’s been showing up every day.

“Let’s show ourselves we can do this. Let’s show Bellevue who Eastlake really is.”

Trailing 2-0, the Wolves took their coach’s words to heart and nearly carved out a comeback of epic proportions. But after sending the match to a fifth set, they fell short against Bellevue in a nonconference battle of undefeated teams Sept. 30 at Eastlake High School.

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