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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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.

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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Fright night football

November 4, 2014

The Halloween night football game between Eastlake and Skyline high schools brought out plenty of fun and frightful costumed students. Above, Skyline cheerleaders look at a photo of themselves taken by team photographer Jim Nicholson before the game. Right, three Eastlake fans coordinated a Spider-Man vibe in the Wolves’ bleachers.

The Halloween night football game between Eastlake and Skyline high schools brought out plenty of fun and frightful costumed students. Above, Skyline cheerleaders look at a photo of themselves taken by team photographer Jim Nicholson before the game. Below, three Eastlake fans coordinated a Spider-Man vibe in the Wolves’ bleachers.

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Skyline routs Eastlake, secures home playoff game

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.

By Greg Farrar Skyline High School wide receiver Elijah Nichols outruns Eastlake defensive back Ivan Jimenez to haul in a 41-yard scoring pass from quarterback Blake Gregory, scoring the opening points for the Spartans in their 40-10 win Oct. 31.

By Greg Farrar
Skyline High School wide receiver Elijah Nichols outruns Eastlake defensive back Ivan Jimenez to haul in a 41-yard scoring pass from quarterback Blake Gregory, scoring the opening points for the Spartans in their 40-10 win Oct. 31.

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.”

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