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

Workouts preparing Skyline soccer team for grueling season

August 13, 2014

The Skyline High School girls soccer team has its sights set on another deep run in the state playoffs, but it’s the work they’re doing during the summer that may hold the key to success.
Dozens of Spartans soccer players have been preparing for the 2014 season – which officially stars Aug. 25 with tryout sessions – by spending their summer months in the weight room.
They’re not working without guidance. Skyline brought in Kevin Chiles, a professional sports development coach, for a series of twice-a-week workouts that started in mid-July and finish during the week of tryouts. 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

Skyline football trying to establish new team identity

June 26, 2014

After winning back-to-back state championships, the Skyline High School football program didn’t have the glorious ending it expected for the 2013 season.
The Spartans cruised to an 8-1 regular-season record and the Class 4A KingCo Conference Crown Division title, but lost to Federal Way in the first round of the state playoffs. 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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‘Hyped-up’ Spartans claim first-round state soccer win

May 29, 2014

The Skyline High School boys soccer team had recently tasted disappointment in the first round of the state tournament, and the Spartans weren’t about to let it happen again.
After suffering their first loss of the season to rival Issaquah in the May 8 KingCo Conference championship game, the Spartans rebounded in a big way. 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

Spartans soccer falls short in shootout vs. rival Eagles

May 13, 2014

Familiarity breeds contempt, the old saying goes. Read more

Skyline nips Issaquah in KingCo boys soccer clash

May 7, 2014

In a matchup of teams with very similar résumés, it was one of the most talented players on the pitch who came through with the game-changing play. Read more

Spartans track teams keep churning out top marks

May 1, 2014

In the midst of perhaps their toughest training of the season, the Skyline Spartans track and field teams appear to be responding with some of their best marks. Read more

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