What to watch for as prep football season nears its start

August 19, 2014

High-school football practices open Aug. 25, and the first games of the 2014 season will follow on the weekend after Labor Day.
The Class 4A KingCo Conference could be a more difficult gauntlet than ever for the Eastlake Wolves and Skyline Spartans. The conference has whittled down from 11 teams to nine – Ballard, Garfield and Roosevelt were reclassified as 3A schools, and Mount Si moves up to join the 4A schools.
Here are five things to watch for when the new season opens Sept. 5: Read more

Summer training making Wolves a more cohesive unit

August 5, 2014

Rules prohibit high-school girls soccer coaches from having contact with their players during the majority of August, so what teams do in July can often be some of their most important work of the year.
Eastlake High School’s girls worked right up until the no-contact deadline, holding a three-day training camp July 29-31 to give returning players a chance to interact with newcomers.

Eastlake High School soccer players Sam Wile, left, and Shannon McCarron battle for possession of the ball during a July 31 training session. About 15 new players showed up to participate in the Eastlake program’s three-day camp.  Photo by Neil Pierson

Eastlake High School soccer players Sam Wile, left, and Shannon McCarron battle for possession of the ball during a July 31 training session. About 15 new players showed up to participate in the Eastlake program’s three-day camp. Photo by Neil Pierson

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Eastlake eliminated at Legion AA state tournament

August 5, 2014

The Eastlake Baseball Club saw its dreams of an American Legion state championship dashed July 30, as it lost to Asotin County for the second time in five days.
Asotin County defeated Eastlake 7-1 in a loser-out game of the Double-A Legion tournament in Spokane. Asotin also beat Eastlake, 7-4, in the first round of the six-day tourney. Read more

Eastlake, Skyline hoops programs moving forward with new leadership

July 25, 2014

The Skyline High School boys basketball program has reached the state tournament twice in its 17 seasons of existence, something Bill McIntyre will be looking to change as he takes over as head coach for the 2014-15 season. Read more

Wolves’ football success translating into youth camp growth

July 25, 2014

The old cliché that success breeds success couldn’t be more true for Eastlake High School’s football program and head coach Don Bartel. Read more

Offensive surge powers Eastlake 15Us to victory

July 8, 2014

For the Eastlake Baseball Club’s Single-A American Legion team, its July 2 nonleague outing against Olympic served dual purposes.
Eastlake’s 15-and-under squad did a lot of positive things. It collected 12 hits, capitalized on 13 walks and hit batters, and overwhelmed Olympic in a 16-7 victory at the Eastlake High School field. Read more

Eastlake boys, Skyline girls grasp state track trophies

June 3, 2014

Finishing among the top-four teams and winning a trophy at the Class 4A state track and field championships is a difficult task, but Eastlake and Skyline high schools both had squads that accomplished the feat.
Eastlake’s boys scored 38 points to finish fourth, and Skyline’s girls scored 35 points for fourth, capping their respective seasons in style at Star Track XXXII, May 29-31 at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

The Skyline girls 1,600-meter relay team goes in for a group hug after winning the state title.  Photo by Greg Farrar

The Skyline girls 1,600-meter relay team goes in for a group hug after winning the state title. Photo by Greg Farrar

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Pitching, defense lead Eastlake baseball to first conference title

May 20, 2014

It was a birthday celebration worthy of a dog pile. Read more

Tennis players test themselves at KingCo championships

May 20, 2014

The 28 singles players and 28 doubles teams that converged on the Skyline High School tennis courts last week knew they’d have to be on top of their games. Read more

Eastlake golfers polish off perfect season

May 13, 2014

The Eastlake High School girls golf team accomplished a feat last week that longtime coach Pat Bangasser couldn’t remember happening in recent years. Read more

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