Wolves defeat Spartans in plateau swimming matchup

January 20, 2015

High-school swimming is typically a sport in which age doesn’t matter much, and Eastlake High School’s Brandon Yue is proving freshmen can compete on the same stage as their older peers.

By Greg Farrar Alex Elizarov, Eastlake High School freshman, charges through the water in the 100-yard butterfly race for second place in a time of 56.72 seconds Jan. 13 against Skyline and Redmond.

By Greg Farrar
Alex Elizarov, Eastlake High School freshman, charges through the water in the 100-yard butterfly race for second place in a time of 56.72 seconds Jan. 13 against Skyline and Redmond.

It only took Yue a few meets to earn two spots at February’s Class 4A state championships. He has recorded qualifying times in the 100-yard breaststroke and the 200 individual medley, and with the Wolves headed to state in all three relay events, Yue is likely going to compete in the maximum four events as a ninth-grader. Read more

Lady Wolves throttle Newport for hoops victory

January 13, 2015

Coach Sara Goldie expected the Eastlake High School girls basketball team would have to navigate a bumpy road this season, and she was right.

By Greg Farrar Eastlake High School’s Sarah Priestley hoists up a shot as Newport’s Katelyn Jenkins (left) and Rachel Lundberg defend in the fourth quarter of their Jan. 7 game.

By Greg Farrar
Eastlake High School’s Sarah Priestley hoists up a shot as Newport’s Katelyn Jenkins (left) and Rachel Lundberg defend in the fourth quarter of their Jan. 7 game.

The Lady Wolves lost three consecutive games in Class 4A KingCo Conference play, and were 2-4 heading into a Jan. 7 game at last-place Newport.

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Eastlake beats Skyline in battle of shorthanded wrestling teams

January 13, 2015

Head coach Dexter Beckstead was honest about his feelings after the Eastlake Wolves walked away with a 39-27 victory over plateau rival Skyline High School in a Jan. 8 wrestling meet.

By Greg Farrar Eastlake High School senior wrestler Miles Williams (top), gets Skyline senior Brennon Raphael in a difficult spot during the second period of their 182-pound bout shortly before winning by pin.

By Greg Farrar
Eastlake High School senior wrestler Miles Williams (top), gets Skyline senior Brennon Raphael in a difficult spot during the second period of their 182-pound bout shortly before winning by pin.

“It’s one of those situations where you win, but you don’t have a sense of accomplishment because there’s so many forfeits,” Beckstead said.

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Eastlake swims to more state times, win over Juanita

December 23, 2014

It has been a red-hot start to the season for the Eastlake High School boys, who have recorded seven state-qualifying times in their first three swim meets.

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Eastlake falls to Mount Si in KingCo wrestling action

December 16, 2014

The Eastlake High School wrestling team doesn’t have any margin for error in dual meets, and the Wolves have dropped two KingCo Conference meets to start the season largely because they’re missing several starters.

After the Wolves lost, 46-24, to visiting Mount Si on Dec. 11, coach Dexter Beckstead said it’s been a little frustrating not having his full complement of wrestlers.

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Kangaroos leap past Eastlake boys, 57-49

December 9, 2014

After replacing most of last season’s lineup and instituting a new system of basketball, coach Steve Kramer said he anticipated some bumps in the road for the Eastlake High School boys basketball team.

By Greg Farrar Eastlake High School senior point guard Jordan Lester finds a lot of interference in the key from Sahil Basra (left) and Abi Kameric, of Lake Washington, during the second quarter of a Dec. 2 basketball game. Lester led all scorers with 29 points in Eastlake’s 57-49 loss.

By Greg Farrar
Eastlake High School senior point guard Jordan Lester finds a lot of interference in the key from Sahil Basra (left) and Abi Kameric, of Lake Washington, during the second quarter of a Dec. 2 basketball game. Lester led all scorers with 29 points in Eastlake’s 57-49 loss.

The Wolves found that first pothole in their Dec. 2 season opener, dropping a 57-49 decision to visiting Lake Washington in a nonleague outing.

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Eastlake hoops teams rebuild behind returning stars

December 3, 2014

With talented post players Marijke Vanderschaaf and Maggie Douglas leading the way, the Eastlake High School girls basketball team had a reliable game plan against every opponent last season.

Eastlake High School point guard Jordan Lester, right, led the Class 4A KingCo Conference in assists last season, and will look to lead the Wolves back to the playoffs again as senior.

Eastlake High School point guard Jordan Lester, right, led the Class 4A KingCo Conference in assists last season, and will look to lead the Wolves back to the playoffs again as senior.

Vanderschaaf and Douglas were two of the eight seniors that graduated from a squad that finished 18-6, one win shy of a Class 4A regional playoff berth. Without their size under the basket, Eastlake will be looking to win in different ways as it starts the 2014-15 season this week, coach Sara Goldie said.

“Without really putting too much out there, I think our style is going to change a little bit,” she said. “We’re making some adjustments, and the adjustments are looking really good.”

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Eastlake, Skyline athletes chosen as all-conference picks

November 25, 2014

KingCo Conference coaches recently announced their all-conference selections for all sports during the 2014 fall season. The following are the selections from Eastlake and Skyline high schools.

KINGCO 4A

FOOTBALL

Defensive MVP: Cameron Saffle, Skyline

First team — Offensive line: Riley Griffiths, Skyline. Running back: Rashaad Boddie, Skyline. Kicker: Zach Howard, Eastlake. Defensive line: Cameron Saffle, Skyline. Linebacker: Eric Uhlar, Eastlake; Chandler Wong, Skyline. Defensive back: Jeffrey Feinglas, Eastlake; Danny Sinatro, Skyline

Second team — Quarterback: Blake Gregory, Skyline. Offensive line: Jacob Kaufman, Eastlake; Cameron Saffle, Skyline. Running back: Justin McOmber, Eastlake. Wide receiver: Jeffrey Feinglas, Eastlake; Derek Loville, Skyline. Defensive line: Evan Clarke, Eastlake; Jacob Kaufman, Eastlake; Riley Griffiths, Skyline. Linebacker: PJ Cox, Skyline

Honorable mention — Eastlake: Michael Nelson, Ivan Jimenez, Mark Whitley, Blue Thomas. Skyline: Joe Bretl, Henry Bainivalu, Bradley Kim, Cameron Hill

BOYS GOLF

First team — Kelley Sullivan, Skyline; Chris Mogg, Skyline

Second team — Gabe Lysen, Eastlake

Honorable mention — Scott Nielsen, Eastlake; Colby Stirrat, Eastlake; Nate Fischer, Skyline

 

GIRLS SOCCER

First team — Defender: Abbey Porter, Skyline. Midfield: Jodi Ulkekul, Eastlake; Kelli Sullivan, Skyline

Forward: Amanda Johnston, Skyline

Second team — Midfield: Melissa Radecke, Eastlake; Lauren Carson, Skyline. Forward: Erika Jung, Eastlake

Honorable mention — Eastlake: Cami Kennedy, Megan McCaughey, Clare Suter, Lisa Yoshida. Skyline: Lindsey Fujiwara, Kendra Elderkin, Bridget Harrod, Natalie Neumiller

 

VOLLEYBALL

Coach of the Year: Janna Tonahill, Eastlake

Co-MVP: Chloe Epker, Skyline

First team — Outside hitter: Jordan Dahl, Eastlake. Middle blocker: Ellie Woerner, Eastlake; Lindy Chang, Skyline

Second team — Outside hitter: Kate Richardson, Skyline. Right side hitter: Brooke Randall, Eastlake, Libero: Kathleen Bui, Skyline

Honorable mention — Eastlake: Caroline DeStefano, Sydney Hamilton. Skyline: Hanna Erdahl, Meghan Wedeking

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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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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