Skyline qualifies a state doubles team

May 20, 2015

Julia Lioubarski and Jasmine Ye are going back to the place they wanted to be all season.

By Greg Farrar Jasmine Ye (left), Skyline senior, and teammate junior Julia Lioubarski, battle for a 6-3, 6-4 doubles win over Issaquah junior Inyoung You and senior Emma Gavin May 14.

By Greg Farrar
Jasmine Ye (left), Skyline senior, and teammate junior Julia Lioubarski, battle for a 6-3, 6-4 doubles win over Issaquah junior Inyoung You and senior Emma Gavin May 14.

The Skyline High School doubles team qualified for the Class 4A state girls tennis tournament, placing second at the KingCo Conference tournament May 11-15 at Skyline.

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Issaquah rallies to beat Eastlake, 7-4

May 20, 2015

Some teams might have pushed the panic button after blowing a four-run lead, but the Issaquah High School fastpitch team just shrugged and kept on smiling.

After host Eastlake put up a four-run fifth inning to tie the score, the Eagles responded with three runs in the top of sixth and held on for a 7-4 victory in the regular-season finale of Class 4A KingCo Conference play on May 14.

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Eastlake’s Jordan Lester signs with Robert Morris basketball

May 13, 2015

Jordan Lester is the definition of a gym rat.

By Neil Pierson Eastlake High School senior Jordan Lester (center) signs his National Letter of Intent to play basketball for Robert Morris University. Pictured with him (clockwise from back left) are coaches Duriell Jones, Doug Martenson, Wayne Mendezona, Pat Leahy, Steve Kramer and Todd Daugherty.

By Neil Pierson
Eastlake High School senior Jordan Lester (center) signs his National Letter of Intent to play basketball for Robert Morris University. Pictured with him (clockwise from back left) are coaches Duriell Jones, Doug Martenson, Wayne Mendezona, Pat Leahy, Steve Kramer and Todd Daugherty.

It was common for Eastlake High School Athletics Director Pat Bangasser to arrive at the school at 6 a.m. and open the gymnasium so Lester could shoot. And it was equally common for Lester to keep coach Steve Kramer on the floor after practice, sometimes until midnight.

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Work ethic leads Eastlake tennis to winning season

May 5, 2015

With Class 4A KingCo Conference matches wrapping up this week, the Eastlake High School girls tennis team is poised to put a bow on what has been a beautiful regular season.

Heading into their May 5 match at Mount Si — results that came after press time — the Wolves were 8-3 overall, 5-2 in conference, and have been playing with the kind of fire and finesse that has coach Bud Peterson grinning from ear to ear.

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Skyline baseball sweeps season series with Eastlake

April 29, 2015

A four-game winning streak, including a second win of the season over city rival Eastlake, had the Skyline High School baseball team feeling very good last week.

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Eastlake track teams display depth vs. Redmond

April 21, 2015

With Eastlake High School’s top track and field athletes away at the Oregon Relays, the April 16 conference meet at Redmond was a chance for others to make a name for themselves.

By Neil Pierson Redmond High School’s Nadia Medvinsky leads the pack, with Eastlake’s Kirsten Flindt, second from left, and Olivia Latham on her heels during the girls’ 1,600-meter race at Redmond on April 16. Medvinsky won the race, with Flindt second and Latham third.

By Neil Pierson
Redmond High School’s Nadia Medvinsky leads the pack, with Eastlake’s Kirsten Flindt, second from left, and Olivia Latham on her heels during the girls’ 1,600-meter race at Redmond on April 16. Medvinsky won the race, with Flindt second and Latham third.

One of the Wolves who stepped into the spotlight was junior Eric Harvey, who recorded a winning time of 52.40 seconds in his first competitive try at the 400 meters.

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Eastlake baseball hosts home run derby April 25, register by April 23

April 21, 2015

The Eastlake High School baseball program invites youth baseball players to participate in its home run derby fundraiser from 1-5 p.m. April 25.

Youth players can participate in one of three divisions: ages 9-11, 12-14 and 15-18. The top two finishers in each division will received awards.

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Goals prove elusive for Eastlake soccer in loss to Newport

April 14, 2015

Soccer teams know that goals change games, and the Eastlake Wolves aren’t getting enough of them to change results in their favor.

In a Class 4A KingCo Conference match April 6, Eastlake had 12 shots, including a couple of breakaway chances in the opening minutes, but couldn’t convert any of them. The result was a 2-0 loss to the visiting Newport Knights, the Wolves’ third loss in four KingCo outings.

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Eastlake alum takes top honors

April 14, 2015

Contributed Sammy Naluai, a 2012 graduate of Eastlake High School, was recently named a recipient of the NCAA Elite 89 award. The award aims to recognize the essence of being a student-athlete — men and women who reached the pinnacle of competition in their sport while also achieving high academic standards. Naluai, a member of women’s basketball team at George Fox University in Newburg, Oregon, won the award after helping the Bruins reach the Division III Final Four this season. She averaged 8.6 points and 2.5 rebounds per game as the Bruins finished with a 32-1 record. Naluai, a junior, is studying marketing and business management, maintains a 3.8 grade-point average and mentors girls through Young Life.

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Sammy Naluai, a 2012 graduate of Eastlake High School, was recently named a recipient of the NCAA Elite 89 award. The award aims to recognize the essence of being a student-athlete — men and women who reached the pinnacle of competition in their sport while also achieving high academic standards. Naluai, a member of women’s basketball team at George Fox University in Newburg, Oregon, won the award after helping the Bruins reach the Division III Final Four this season. She averaged 8.6 points and 2.5 rebounds per game as the Bruins finished with a 32-1 record. Naluai, a junior, is studying marketing and business management, maintains a 3.8 grade-point average and mentors girls through Young Life.

Sam Lawrence’s no-hitter leads Skyline past Eastlake

April 7, 2015

The Skyline High School baseball team figured to rely heavily this season on the left arm of Sam Lawrence, who showed exactly what he’s capable of during an April 1 game against Eastlake.

By Greg Farrar Skyline High School senior pitcher Sam Lawrence throws during the third inning of his no-hitter, a 7-0 victory over Eastlake on April 1.

By Greg Farrar
Skyline High School senior pitcher Sam Lawrence throws during the third inning of his no-hitter, a 7-0 victory over Eastlake on April 1.

Lawrence tossed a no-hitter — his first at any level of the game — and led the Spartans to a 7-0 victory over the visiting Wolves in Class 4A KingCo Conference action.

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