Eastlake hoops goes high-tech for shooters

July 31, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. July 31, 2015

Learning to shoot a basketball correctly and consistently is sort of like constructing an automobile engine — there are a lot of moving parts that have to be in synch to create high performance.

Teams across the country are using technology to make themselves better. The Noah Basketball shooting system, which uses a camera and computerized analysis, is becoming more prevalent. The Miami Heat, for example, began using Noah in 2010 and went on to win two NBA titles as players like LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Ray Allen attested to Noah’s help in improving their shooting percentages.

By Neil Pierson Brandon Naluai (second from right), a 2015 Eastlake High School graduate, clowns around with participants July 21 at the school’s youth basketball camp.

By Neil Pierson
Brandon Naluai (second from right), a 2015 Eastlake High School graduate, clowns around with participants July 21 at the school’s youth basketball camp.

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Color Me Rad 5K heads to Lake Sammamish State Park

July 30, 2015

New — 1:28 p.m. July 30, 2015

The Color Me Rad 5-kilometer run will be at Lake Sammamish State Park, beginning at 9 a.m. Aug. 15. Read more

Lakeside zeroes in on Legion regionals

July 29, 2015

NEW — 6 p.m. July 29, 2015

Lakeside Recovery won its first three games at the Senior American Legion state tournament, putting the team in prime position to earn a berth at next week’s regional championships.

Lakeside Recovery (32-15) was scheduled to face the Kennewick Outlaws on July 27, after press time, with a win putting the group of Issaquah, Skyline and Newport high school players in the July 28 state title game at Bellingham’s Joe Martin Field.

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Lakeside Recovery wins American Legion baseball state title

July 29, 2015

NEW — 3:57 p.m. July 29, 2015

Lakeside Recovery scored the first seven runs and held off a late rally to win the Senior American Legion state baseball championship July 28 in Bellingham. Read more

Sweet play on the diamond

July 29, 2015

NEW — Noon July 29, 2015
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Lacrosse players named to USA Today all-state team

July 29, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. July 29, 2015

Four local players were named to the 2015 Washington boys lacrosse all-state team selected by USA Today High School Sports.

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Eastlake dance team to host youth camp

July 28, 2015

NEW — 5:23 p.m. July 28, 2015

Girls entering kindergarten through eighth grades are invited to join the Eastlake High School dance team for its summer dance camp.

Pre-register online by Aug. 1 to guarantee a camp T-shirt.

The camp will be held at Eastlake from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 11-14. Dancers will perform a routine for parents at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 14.

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Fun-loving Little Leaguers head to softball regionals

July 23, 2015

Doug Roberts has developed a mantra during his time as manager of the Eastlake Little League junior softball all-stars: His players should focus on having fun and not worry about what happens on the scoreboard.

As it happens, Eastlake’s carefree attitude has resulted in winning play. After falling short of the District 9 title — they lost to Bellevue for the right to be the host team for the upcoming Junior Softball World Series — the 14-and-under squad rebounded by winning the state championship and advancing to the West Regional tournament, July 23-30 in Tucson, Arizona.

By Al deOliveira The Eastlake Little League junior softball all-stars won the state championship July 12 at Centennial Park in Snoqualmie. The team begins play at the West Regional tournament July 23. The team is comprised of Samantha Clark, Jessica Denton, Belle deOliveira, Rachel Dietrich, Alexis Gallagher, Jordan Hale, Julia Lustig, Marigrace McLaughlin, Riley Neal, Karina Rice and Ashlyn Roberts. The manager is Doug Roberts, and the coaches are Rick Gallagher and Tyler Neal.

By Al deOliveira
The Eastlake Little League junior softball all-stars won the state championship July 12 at Centennial Park in Snoqualmie. The team begins play at the West Regional tournament July 23. The team is comprised of Samantha Clark, Jessica Denton, Belle deOliveira, Rachel Dietrich, Alexis Gallagher, Jordan Hale, Julia Lustig, Marigrace McLaughlin, Riley Neal, Karina Rice and Ashlyn Roberts. The manager is Doug Roberts, and the coaches are Rick Gallagher and Tyler Neal.

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Volleyball camp’s popularity soars at Eastlake High School

July 23, 2015

Developing an enthusiastic group of incoming athletes is crucial for the success of most high-school programs, and the Eastlake High School volleyball program appears to be doing its job in that regard.

By Neil Pierson Eastlake High School volleyball player Lindsey Urh (left) helps Cassandra Casiero with her spiking technique July 15 at the school’s annual youth camp.

By Neil Pierson
Eastlake High School volleyball player Lindsey Urh (left) helps Cassandra Casiero with her spiking technique July 15 at the school’s annual youth camp.

Ninety-five players entering grades three through eight signed up for the school’s annual youth volleyball camp, held July 13-15, working side by side with the Lady Wolves’ coaching staff, returning players and alumni.

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Cougar Mountain trail series finishes third event

July 23, 2015

The Cougar Mountain Trail Run Series completed its third run of the summer July 11 at Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park near Issaquah.

The series concludes Aug. 8. Listed below are the July 11 top finishers for the men’s and women’s divisions at 3.12, 10.8 and 19.5 miles.

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