October 21, 2014
After sustaining consecutive losses to Skyline and Bothell, the Eastlake High School volleyball team got back on the right track last week by sweeping two matches in Class 4A KingCo Conference action.
Eastlake (9-3 overall, 3-2 KingCo) has put itself in the hunt for a top-four seed to the conference tournament alongside Skyline, Mount Si and Bothell. An important match against Mount Si (8-2, 2-2) looms Oct. 23, and two wins last week against Redmond and Woodinville helped the Wolves restore confidence.
October 21, 2014
October 21, 2014
Mark Hawksworth, an assistant baseball coach at Eastlake High School, was recently chosen as the Washington State Baseball Coaches Association’s 2014 Assistant Coach of the Year.
Hawksworth, who runs the Eastlake program’s pitching staff, has lived in Sammamish for more than 25 years and has three children who’ve graduated from the school. His son, Blake, was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals and played for them and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
October 19, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 19, 2014
The Eastlake High School girls basketball program is hosting its ninth annual Howlfest Nov. 1, a dinner and auction to raise money for the program’s operations costs.
The event will be at the Pine Lake Community Center, 21333 S.E. 20th St., Sammamish. Reserve a seat here.
Those who can’t attend the fundraiser can still support the basketball program by purchasing raffle tickets, making tax-deductible donations or by donating an auction item.
Learn more by calling Julia Anderson at 836-2538, or email email@example.com.
October 15, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 15, 2014
The Eastlake High School volleyball program will raise money for breast cancer research during its annual “Dig Pink” event.
The event takes place during Eastlake’s match with Woodinville at 7 p.m. Oct. 16. The public is invited to purchase baked goods and learn more about the disease through an awareness campaign.
The game is at the school, 400 228th Ave. N.E., Sammamish.
All proceeds from the event go to the Side Out Foundation, which awards grants toward medical research, as well as organizations that support breast cancer patients and their families.
October 14, 2014
This year’s Eastlake High School boys tennis team is versatile — so versatile, in fact, the Wolves’ top singles player may turn to doubles in the postseason.
Thiago Bandeira continued his strong junior season Oct. 7 when host Eastlake claimed a 7-0 victory over the Woodinville Falcons in Class 4A KingCo Conference play.
Bandeira used an arsenal of cross-court winners, accurate serving and occasional forays to the net to dispatch Max Wing, 6-4, 6-1, in the No. 1 singles match.
October 7, 2014
After the first two sets, Janna Tonahill gathered her players together and delivered a succinct message that seemed to resonate.
“We need to play our game,” Tonahill said. “This isn’t the Eastlake volleyball team that’s been showing up every day.
“Let’s show ourselves we can do this. Let’s show Bellevue who Eastlake really is.”
Trailing 2-0, the Wolves took their coach’s words to heart and nearly carved out a comeback of epic proportions. But after sending the match to a fifth set, they fell short against Bellevue in a nonconference battle of undefeated teams Sept. 30 at Eastlake High School.
September 30, 2014
The stars are aligning at the right time for the Eastlake High School boys cross country program in its attempt to have an historic season.
First, the Wolves have talent and depth. Three runners have returned from last year’s ninth-place finishers at the state meet, joining with several others who have high potential. Seven of coach Troy Anderson’s boys have already broken 17 minutes, 30 seconds over 5 kilometers.
Second, everyone is happy and healthy, although those things can change over the course of a grueling nine-week season.
“They’ve been working really hard and they’ve bought into the belief that they can be a great team,” Anderson said. “It’s not just about making state. They’ve made state the last two years, and now we want to build on that.”
September 30, 2014
The Eastlake Wolves girls soccer team had a solid nonconference run, going undefeated and outscoring their five opponents, 17-1.
But things got much tougher when Eastlake had to turn its attention to matches that matter, including Class 4A perennial powerhouse Skyline in the KingCo Conference opener.
Skyline got goals from Ke’ala Louie, Candace Hunter and Gabby Hart, and wore down Eastlake with speed at both ends of the field in a 3-1 victory Sept. 25 at Spartan Stadium.
September 23, 2014
The Eastlake High School boys golf team isn’t used to losing, dropping only two conference dual matches in the past four seasons, which makes the start to the 2014 season a bit surprising.
The Wolves lost two of their first three Class 4A KingCo Conference outings — to Redmond and Issaquah — but rebounded to even their record with a 208-210 victory over the Inglemoor Vikings Sept. 18 at the Sahalee Country Club’s par-36 south course.
In some ways, Eastlake has had to start from scratch this fall. Four-time state qualifier Spencer Weiss graduated, and the Wolves now feature four freshmen among their top-10 players.