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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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
First team — Kelley Sullivan, Skyline; Chris Mogg, Skyline
Second team — Gabe Lysen, Eastlake
Honorable mention — Scott Nielsen, Eastlake; Colby Stirrat, Eastlake; Nate Fischer, Skyline
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
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
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.
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.
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.
November 11, 2014
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.
November 4, 2014
November 4, 2014
Head coach Mat Taylor preached resiliency to his Skyline High School football players after they suffered a 56-0 blowout loss Oct. 17 at the hands of top-ranked Bothell.
The Spartans proved they had thick skin in the next two games. They rolled past Inglemoor on Oct. 24, and then walloped rival Eastlake, 40-10, Oct. 31 to clinch second place in the KingCo Conference and a home playoff game this week.
“After Week 7, we just said it was going to have to be a thing of the past,” Taylor said. “This is the best possible outcome we could’ve had after losing to Bothell.”