April 15, 2014
Don Braman has a conundrum most soccer coaches would love to have – three quality goalkeepers and only one starting spot.
Senior Jack O’Keefe and junior Brice Escobar are the most experienced players fighting for time, but sophomore Alex Appel has been just as good during the Skyline Spartans’ 10-game unbeaten streak to start the season.
Appel came in for the second half and made three crucial saves in the last 15 minutes, helping Skyline beat the visiting Roosevelt Roughriders 1-0 in Class 4A KingCo Conference boys soccer action on April 7.
His final save might have been his best as he climbed the ladder to get his fingertips on a drive from Roosevelt’s Jack Kussick, deflecting it over the goal just seconds before the final whistle.
April 8, 2014
The fastpitch rivalry between the Issaquah Eagles and Skyline Spartans always has intensity, and last week’s clash to open Class 4A KingCo Conference play was no different.
Facing off against former teammates Winter Ridgeway and Tia Hedman, the Spartans used a fourth-inning surge and rallied past the Eagles, 5-3, on April 1 at Skyline High School.
April 1, 2014
After starting the season with three losses, the Skyline High School baseball team was hungry for a win, and the Spartans satisfied their appetites March 26.
Skyline got a dominating performance from starting pitcher Sam Lawrence, and Jason Santiago drove in a pair of runs at the plate as the host Spartans earned a 4-0 victory over the Garfield Bulldogs in a Class 4A KingCo Conference opener.
March 27, 2014
Matthew Richardson isn’t tall, but he might have been the biggest player on the field for the Skyline Spartans last week.
Richardson scored the Spartans’ first goal, then assisted on Jason Twaddle’s tally midway through the second half as Skyline held off the Wenatchee Panthers, 2-1, in a March 18 nonleague boys soccer match at Spartan Stadium.
March 17, 2014
For a proud program that captured a state title only six seasons ago, the 2013 campaign was a big disappointment for the Eastlake Wolves fastpitch team. Read more
March 17, 2014
It might not be realistic for the Skyline High School boys soccer team to repeat its success of 2013, when the program went undefeated in conference play for the first time. Read more
March 11, 2014
Chris Tamminen has a lot of questions to answer heading into the 2014 baseball season, but he’s got at least two known quantities to work with. Read more
March 4, 2014
There might not be a better situation for Dorie Dalzell to land in at the collegiate level, even though the school she chose wasn’t the one she thought she would. Read more
February 26, 2014
Six Skyline High School wrestlers reached the state championships, but only two left the Tacoma Dome with medals hanging from their necks.
Senior Tristan Steciw earned the eighth-place medal at 132 pounds in Class 4A, and freshman Addie Mejia took eighth in the girls’ 118-pound division, leading the Spartans’ contingency at Mat Classic XXVI, held Feb. 21-22.
February 18, 2014
Joseph DeMatteo is no stranger to the unique pressures of Mat Classic, and he’ll be one of the most experienced wrestlers on the Tacoma Dome floor this weekend. Read more