Skyline qualifies a state doubles team

May 20, 2015

Julia Lioubarski and Jasmine Ye are going back to the place they wanted to be all season.

By Greg Farrar Jasmine Ye (left), Skyline senior, and teammate junior Julia Lioubarski, battle for a 6-3, 6-4 doubles win over Issaquah junior Inyoung You and senior Emma Gavin May 14.

By Greg Farrar
Jasmine Ye (left), Skyline senior, and teammate junior Julia Lioubarski, battle for a 6-3, 6-4 doubles win over Issaquah junior Inyoung You and senior Emma Gavin May 14.

The Skyline High School doubles team qualified for the Class 4A state girls tennis tournament, placing second at the KingCo Conference tournament May 11-15 at Skyline.

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Skyline baseball advances to state for first time since 2010

May 20, 2015

The Skyline High School baseball team is headed back to the Class 4A state tournament for the first time in five seasons.

The Spartans advanced to state by winning four consecutive elimination games at the KingCo Conference tournament. They capped the run with a 7-3 victory over Woodinville — on the Falcons’ home field — and open state play at 10 a.m. May 23 against the Snohomish Panthers.

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Skyline outlasts Issaquah in KingCo girls tennis

May 13, 2015

Fans of the Skyline and Issaquah high school girls tennis teams couldn’t have asked for a much better match than what they witnessed when the rival schools got together in the Class 4A KingCo Conference regular-season finale.

Issaquah came out on top in a couple marathon singles matches, but visiting Skyline earned a 4-3 win May 6 by sweeping the three doubles matches.

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Matthew Richardson nets hat trick in Skyline rout

April 29, 2015

Lopsided victories don’t happen very often for Class 4A KingCo Conference boys soccer teams, so Skyline High School’s blowout of Woodinville on April 21 was a cause for celebration for the Spartans.

By Greg Farrar Sean Curtis (left), Skyline High School senior midfielder, celebrates his goal with senior team captain Nick Morgan at the end of the first period against Woodinville.

By Greg Farrar
Sean Curtis (left), Skyline High School senior midfielder, celebrates his goal with senior team captain Nick Morgan at the end of the first period against Woodinville.

Junior forward Matthew Richardson collected his first career hat trick, scoring in the 12th, 24th and 78th minutes as Skyline powered past the visiting Falcons, 5-0.

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Skyline baseball sweeps season series with Eastlake

April 29, 2015

A four-game winning streak, including a second win of the season over city rival Eastlake, had the Skyline High School baseball team feeling very good last week.

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Hot-hitting Issaquah tops Skyline in fastpitch rivalry

April 21, 2015

Winter Ridgeway said it’s not unusual for Issaquah High School’s offense to start slowly, but given time, the Eagles can be very productive hitters.

Trailing by two runs after three innings, Issaquah put together three big innings at the plate and overwhelmed rival Skyline, 12-4, in a Class 4A KingCo Conference fastpitch game on April 15 in Sammamish.

The Eagles (7-2 overall, 4-2 KingCo) grabbed the lead with four runs in the fourth inning, added two more in the fifth, and slammed the door on Skyline’s hopes with a six-run sixth.

By Greg Farrar Issaquah High School’s Tia Hedman swats a two-run single to score teammates Morgan Bevell and Justi Johnson during the fifth inning against Skyline on April 15. The Eagles won, 12-4, as Hedman, a senior designated hitter, drove in four runs.

By Greg Farrar
Issaquah High School’s Tia Hedman swats a two-run single to score teammates Morgan Bevell and Justi Johnson during the fifth inning against Skyline on April 15. The Eagles won, 12-4, as Hedman, a senior designated hitter, drove in four runs.

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Skyline baseball blows past Woodinville

April 21, 2015

Senior first baseman Ryan Cornwall had a huge day at the plate, driving in seven runs to lead the Skyline High School baseball team past Woodinville, 11-3, on April 17.

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Issaquah lacrosse beats Skyline in overtime

April 21, 2015

Jake Lindahl scored the game-winning goal in overtime as the Issaquah boys lacrosse team defeated host Skyline, 4-3, on April 17.

Issaquah won for the 11th time in 12 games, getting the decisive goal in the extra session after James Rauch’s faceoff win and an assist from Ryan Egland.

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Issaquah beats Skyline, 8-3

April 14, 2015

Both Issaquah and Skyline high school head baseball coaches are looking for signs of improvement in their young squads.

So for each, picking a win over their arch rival in KingCo Conference competition April 10 would be just what the doctor ordered.

It was the Eagles who completed their first two-game winning streak in conference action, culminating with an 8-3 win.

By Greg Farrar Danny Sinatro (11), Skyline High School junior shortstop, steals home during the at-bat of teammate Ryan Cornwall (7), as the ball eludes Issaquah junior catcher Kyle DeCamp in the first inning of their April 10 game. Batting leadoff, Sinatro had walked, stolen second and gone to third on a sacrifice hit by Tommy Swinscoe.

By Greg Farrar
Danny Sinatro (11), Skyline High School junior shortstop, steals home during the at-bat of teammate Ryan Cornwall (7), as the ball eludes Issaquah junior catcher Kyle DeCamp in the first inning of their April 10 game. Batting leadoff, Sinatro had walked, stolen second and gone to third on a sacrifice hit by Tommy Swinscoe.

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Sam Lawrence’s no-hitter leads Skyline past Eastlake

April 7, 2015

The Skyline High School baseball team figured to rely heavily this season on the left arm of Sam Lawrence, who showed exactly what he’s capable of during an April 1 game against Eastlake.

By Greg Farrar Skyline High School senior pitcher Sam Lawrence throws during the third inning of his no-hitter, a 7-0 victory over Eastlake on April 1.

By Greg Farrar
Skyline High School senior pitcher Sam Lawrence throws during the third inning of his no-hitter, a 7-0 victory over Eastlake on April 1.

Lawrence tossed a no-hitter — his first at any level of the game — and led the Spartans to a 7-0 victory over the visiting Wolves in Class 4A KingCo Conference action.

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