May 23, 2013
By Justin Lester
When just 12 girls turned out for tryouts, a rebuilding year became a likelihood for the Skyline softball team. But the Spartans hoped their subpar season wouldn’t conclude in as disappointing fashion as it did.
Skyline’s 2013 campaign came to an end on May 14 with an 11-3 loss to Newport in a loser-out game of the KingCo 4A Tournament at Inglemoor High School. Opponents outscored the Spartans by a combined margin of 19 in Skyline’s two playoff games, making for a frustrating finish to the season for head coach Ken Brooks. Read more
May 23, 2013
Plateau athletes had a solid showing at the bi-district track meeet championships May 17 at Lake Stevens High School.
The Eastlake boys had the best team showing taking third while Skyline boys were fourth.
On the girls side, Skyline girls finished fifth while Eastlake girls were 11th. Read more
May 15, 2013
Skyline soccer’s 11-game winning streak came to an end May 7 at the KingCo 4A Championship game, where Inglemoor went 4-0 for the title.
“They have some really talented players over there,” said David Kim, a sophomore midfielder for the Skyline Spartans. “They challenged, and they beat us. It’s hard but I feel like we’ve just got to compete more, and if we compete more we’ll do really well in state, with that passion and heart.” Read more
May 15, 2013
Skyline may have found its new quarterback, Florida all-state quarterback Kilton Anderson.
That’s according to several recent news reports, including a May 6 piece by Tom Hanson, a local reporter in Marco, Fla., who wrote that the Naples High School junior is moving this summer to Sammamish and looking forward to throwing for the Skyline Spartans. Anderson told Hanson that he is hoping to be settled in time to join Skyline for its spring practice. Read more
May 7, 2013
After suffering a 6-5 loss at home to Skyline April 3, Ballard turn the tide April 30 by pulling a 5-0 win over the No. 3 ranked plateau softball team.
“It’s softball, and that’s part of the game,” said Ken Brooks, coach of the Skyline Spartans. “We expected ups and downs with only having 12 kids turn out.”
May 7, 2013
Former Skyline High School football player Luke Marquardt signed with the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent April 27.
The 6-foot-8.5-inch, 317-pound left tackle played 30 games for Azusa Pacific University before a foot injury caused him to sit out his senior season and limited his participation at the NFL Scouting Combine earlier this year.
Marquardt was named to the 2013 Senior Bowl Watch List and, according to NFL.com, had coaches from several pro teams, include the 49ers, attend his pro day workout.
May 3, 2013
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The Skyline Spartans clinched the KingCo 4A regular season title April 29 by beating Ballard 6-1, ending the baseball season with a 13-2 conference record.
“I’ll take it,” said Skyline’s coach Chris Tamminen. “It was very good, a nice win. It was a goal we wanted to accomplish and we accomplished it. Now, we’ve got to set new goals and hopefully accomplish those also.” Read more
May 1, 2013
The undefeated Skyline boys soccer team continued its perfect season and secured a spot in the KingCo championship game by shutting out Eastlake 4-0 April 23.
“I thought we did well, and possessed the ball and made them work hard. When they made mistakes, we took advantage of them,” said Skyline’s coach Don Braman. “It’s going to be a tough road ahead of us but the nice thing is we have worked hard to put ourselves in a good position.”
The Skyline Spartans seized on the opportunity to score early in the game when senior Ryan Shim scored off a corner kick by his fellow classmate, Kaleb Strawn in the eighth minute.
April 25, 2013
After having two of its singles matches decided in tie-breaking sets, the Skyline tennis team beat Eastlake 6-1 April 16.
“Skyline’s our rival. Obviously we want to win, and when we can’t win, we want to put up a good match,” said the Eastlake Wolves’ coach, Bud Peterson. “They are a good team. We had our hands full from the get go.”
April 12, 2013
Rebounding from a 2-1 deficit, and a loss to Skyline the year before, the Eastlake softball team came out on top of this season’s matchup with its neighbor April 8 to claim a 6-2 victory.
After scoring two runs at the top of the fifth inning, including one by senior Charlotte Zhao who went 3 for 4 with a double, the Skyline Spartans were ahead 2-1.