Sammamish running store hosts fundraising Turkey Trot

November 22, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 22, 2014

Local runners and walkers can get their Thanksgiving festivities off to a healthy starts at the third annual Plateau Runner Turkey Trot.

Proceeds from the run benefit Eastlake High School’s Marty O’Connor Scholarship Fund for student athletes.

The 4-mile, family friendly run starts at 9 a.m. Nov. 29. The flat route begins and ends at Plateau Runner, the locally owned and operated specialty running store on the Sammamish Plateau.

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Eastlake divers go 1-2 at state

November 18, 2014

Eastlake High School diver Kaela Call knew she had ground to make up if she wanted to win the state’s 1-meter diving competition.

By Greg Farrar Eastlake High School senior diver Kaela Call performs her final dive, a forward somersault with two twists during the finals of the Class 4A state 1-meter diving championships Nov. 15. Call’s total of 425.90 points was good enough to win first place, less than a point ahead of Eastlake teammate Christina Torrente.

By Greg Farrar
Eastlake High School senior diver Kaela Call performs her final dive, a forward somersault with two twists during the finals of the Class 4A state 1-meter diving championships Nov. 15. Call’s total of 425.90 points was good enough to win first place, less than a point ahead of Eastlake teammate Christina Torrente.

The Brigham Young University-bound senior entered the final day of the 4A state swim meet in third place with 288.90 points. Ahead of her stood teammate and friend Christina Torrente with a first place score of 300.40.

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Skyline volleyball comes up shy of state trophy

November 18, 2014

There was an abundance of motivation for the Skyline Spartans to win a trophy at the Class 4A state volleyball tournament for the third time in four seasons.

By Greg Farrar Dana Weatherby (11), Skyline High School senior, saves the volley with a dig as senior libero Kathleen Bui shouts encouragement, as the Spartans win point for the third set, 25-9, during their Nov. 14 match against Olympia in the state 4A volleyball tournament.

By Greg Farrar
Dana Weatherby (11), Skyline High School senior, saves the volley with a dig as senior libero Kathleen Bui shouts encouragement, as the Spartans win point for the third set, 25-9, during their Nov. 14 match against Olympia in the state 4A volleyball tournament.

The incentives were there for the Spartans and their nine seniors, but the opposition proved too challenging as Skyline finished the Nov. 14-15 event in Lacey with a 1-2 record. The second loss, a 3-1 setback to Central Valley, kept Skyline from coming home with any hardware.

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Skyline soccer heads to 4A state semifinals

November 18, 2014

The Olympia Bears started their state quarterfinal match perfectly. Within five minutes, they held a 1-0 lead against the Skyline Spartans, scoring on a Sophie Wood goal.

That lead lasted all of three minutes before the Spartans tied the game, which held for the rest of the first half.

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Bothell pulls away to beat Eastlake in football playoffs

November 18, 2014

Ross Bowers passed for four touchdowns and Caleb Meyer ran for two in the fourth quarter as host Bothell, the runaway train of Class 4A football, defeated Eastlake, 45-14, at Pop Keeney Stadium Nov. 14 in a first-round state playoff game.

The No. 1 Cougars (11-0), who had outscored their last four opponents 233-14 and won their regular-season games by an average score of 48-8, led just 21-14 three plays into the second half, when a fumble gave Eastlake (7-4) the ball on the Bothell 45.

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Eastlake lacrosse coach honored for national title

November 11, 2014

Eastlake High School boys lacrosse coach Chris O’Dougherty, right, who plays professionally for the Denver Outlaws, was honored Oct. 18 at a Monday Night Football game after the Outlaws won the Major League Lacrosse championship in August. O’Dougherty, pictured with teammate Drew Snider, the coach at O’Dea High School in Seattle, were part of the celebration during the Denver Broncos’ game against the San Francisco 49ers. O’Dougherty and Snider are the only active MLL players coaching high-school lacrosse in Washington.

Eastlake High School boys lacrosse coach Chris O’Dougherty, right, who plays professionally for the Denver Outlaws, was honored Oct. 18 at a Monday Night Football game after the Outlaws won the Major League Lacrosse championship in August.
O’Dougherty, pictured with teammate Drew Snider, the coach at O’Dea High School in Seattle, were part of the celebration during the Denver Broncos’ game against the San Francisco 49ers. O’Dougherty and Snider are the only active MLL players coaching high-school lacrosse in Washington.

Skyline volleyball locks up fourth straight state berth

November 11, 2014

When Callie Wesson arrived at Skyline High School prior to the 2011 season, her goal was to build the volleyball program into a perennial power.

 

By Greg Farrar Skyline High School senior outsider hitter Chloe Epker, right, wins a point in the second set against Katie McCreadie and Liz Larson, of Mount Si, on Nov. 5 in the semifinals of the KingCo 4A volleyball tournament.

By Greg Farrar
Skyline High School senior outsider hitter Chloe Epker, right, wins a point in the second set against Katie McCreadie and Liz Larson, of Mount Si, on Nov. 5 in the semifinals of the KingCo 4A volleyball tournament.

There are plenty of signs to indicate Wesson has accomplished that goal. The Spartans clinched their fourth straight trip to the Class 4A state tournament, beating rival Eastlake 3-1 in the championship match of the KingCo Conference tournament Nov. 6 at Skyline.

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Skyline’s season ends with stunning double-overtime loss

November 11, 2014

Leading by three touchdowns midway through the third quarter, the Skyline Spartans appeared to be well on their way to victory and an eighth straight trip to the Class 4A state football playoffs.

By Greg Farrar The ball arrives in the hands of Derek Loville, Skyline High School senior wide receiver, who scored with 1:09 left in the first half on a 26-yard trick play. Quarterback Blake Gregory sent a lateral pass to wide receiver Bradley Kim, who threw it to Loville at the goal line.

By Greg Farrar
The ball arrives in the hands of Derek Loville, Skyline High School senior wide receiver, who scored with 1:09 left in the first half on a 26-yard trick play. Quarterback Blake Gregory sent a lateral pass to wide receiver Bradley Kim, who threw it to Loville at the goal line.

The Skyview Storm had other ideas.

Skyview scored the final 24 points, including a game-winning field goal in double overtime, and stunned Skyline, 34-31, in a preliminary-round playoff game Nov. 7 at Spartan Stadium.

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Eastlake football returns to state with 37-17 win

November 11, 2014

The Eastlake Wolves will make their second consecutive trip to the Class 4A state football playoffs after a convincing, 37-17 victory over the Emerald Ridge Jaguars Nov. 7 at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup.

Eastlake (7-3) earned a rematch with KingCo Conference rival Bothell in the first round of state. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at Pop Keeney Stadium in Bothell. The Cougars defeated Eastlake, 41-19, in a Week 1 contest.

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Skyline cross country earns state trophy

November 11, 2014

The Skyline High School girls cross country team finished its season with a fourth-place trophy Nov. 8 at the Class 4A state championships in Pasco.

Senior Maizy Brewer, who earned an individual medal with her sixth-place finish of 18 minutes, 16.72 seconds, led the way for the Spartans on the 3.1-mile track at Sun Willows Golf Course. Brewer earned state medals in her final two seasons, placing 11th as a junior.

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