May 15, 2013
It was a tale of two birdies.
The first was made by Eastlake junior Jamie Midkiff on the 18th hole, where a crowd had formed to watch the final strokes of the KingCo 4A championships. The second was made an hour later by her teammate Maddie Nelson, in a playoff to break the tie for first place between the two teammates.
“I felt like a proud father, quite frankly. To have your girls perform so well under pressure is what this game is about,” said Pat Bangasser, coach of the Eastlake Wolves golf team. “We can all go out and play on the weekend and play a good round, but when the pressure is on, those girls really perform.” Read more
May 7, 2013
Despite the fact that the game’s outcome would not change their fate, the Eastlake Wolves stepped onto their home field determined May 2 and overwhelmed Roosevelt 7-2.
With a 3-9 record going into its penultimate league game, the plateau softball team already knew that it would not be making an appearance in the post season. Before announcing the starting lineup, the Wolves honored their four seniors, Kristen Holec, Zoe March, Sophie Palenscar and Jessica Jorgensen. Palenscar cried as her coach handed her a bouquet of flowers.
May 1, 2013
The undefeated Skyline boys soccer team continued its perfect season and secured a spot in the KingCo championship game by shutting out Eastlake 4-0 April 23.
“I thought we did well, and possessed the ball and made them work hard. When they made mistakes, we took advantage of them,” said Skyline’s coach Don Braman. “It’s going to be a tough road ahead of us but the nice thing is we have worked hard to put ourselves in a good position.”
The Skyline Spartans seized on the opportunity to score early in the game when senior Ryan Shim scored off a corner kick by his fellow classmate, Kaleb Strawn in the eighth minute.
May 1, 2013
The Eastlake baseball team was knocked from its perch atop the KingCo 4A Crest standings April 24 when visiting Woodinville claimed a 9-3 victory.
Now with a 6-6 record, the loss tied the two teams for second place in their conference.
“Woodinville is a good team,” said Austin Hooker, junior outfielder for the Eastlake Wolves. “They have good coaches and good players, and they played a good game as well.”
April 25, 2013
The Eastlake track and field team was edged out by the visiting Redmond team April 18, but it wasn’t rattled by the score, or the rain.
“If we win, fine. If we don’t win it, we aren’t going to lose sleep over it,” said Steve Jones, head coach of the Eastlake Wolves.
April 25, 2013
After having two of its singles matches decided in tie-breaking sets, the Skyline tennis team beat Eastlake 6-1 April 16.
“Skyline’s our rival. Obviously we want to win, and when we can’t win, we want to put up a good match,” said the Eastlake Wolves’ coach, Bud Peterson. “They are a good team. We had our hands full from the get go.”
April 12, 2013
Rebounding from a 2-1 deficit, and a loss to Skyline the year before, the Eastlake softball team came out on top of this season’s matchup with its neighbor April 8 to claim a 6-2 victory.
After scoring two runs at the top of the fifth inning, including one by senior Charlotte Zhao who went 3 for 4 with a double, the Skyline Spartans were ahead 2-1.
April 12, 2013
It wasn’t just a matchup of neighboring plateau baseball teams April 8, it was a battle between the leaders of KingCo’s two divisions when the Skyline Spartans edged out the Eastlake Wolves in a single run game.
“It was a couple good pitchers and some super defense out there. Two good teams,” said Chris Tamminen, head coach of the Spartans. “They [Eastlake] have some good senior leadership…and good talent. They are definitely a team that is going to be there in the end.”
April 9, 2013
The weather wasn’t fooling around April 1 when the sun gleamed over the Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course as the Eastlake girls golf team grabbed its fifth win of the season.
“This is as nice as we’ve ever had it on April 1.” said Eastlake’s coach Pat Bangasser. “We’ve been really happy with the progress. Everyone is getting better. Some take big strides early; some take big strides late. Sometimes, just little steps all the way along, and we’ve had some good scores.”
March 18, 2013
The Eastlake boys soccer team rounded out its preseason last week with two wins and a scoreless tie.
March 13 marked the Eastlake Wolves’ first victory when they toppled Everett 5-1 on its home turf, Lincoln Field.