Matt Iwicki makes history for Eastside Catholic wrestling program

February 24, 2015

Matt Iwicki is no stranger to the pressures of the Mat Classic state wrestling tournament, and he knows both the highs and the lows the season-ending event can bring.

By Greg Farrar Eastside Catholic High School senior wrestler Matt Iwicki powered his way through the 145-pound bracket at the Mat Classic XXVII, winning his second Class 3A state championship in three seasons.

By Greg Farrar
Eastside Catholic High School senior wrestler Matt Iwicki powered his way through the 145-pound bracket at the Mat Classic XXVII, winning his second Class 3A state championship in three seasons.

Two years ago, Iwicki was at the top, capturing a Class 3A state title at 120 pounds for Eastside Catholic High School. But last winter, he discovered how difficult it is to repeat, falling short with a third-place finish at 132 pounds.

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Skyline’s Nathan Swanson captures regional wrestling title

February 17, 2015

Nathan Swanson has spent a lot of time honing his craft, and the Skyline High School senior wrestler saw his perseverance pay off during the Class 4A Region 2 championships Feb. 14.

Swanson won three consecutive matches and won the title in the 120-pound division, which will earn him a high seed and possibly a deeper path into the Mat Classic XXVII state tournament, Feb. 20-21 at the Tacoma Dome.

By Greg Farrar Nathan Swanson (left), Skyline High School senior, sizes up Sebastian Robles from South Kitsap in a second-round 120-pound bout on the way to his win by fall at 5:44 during the Class 4A Region 2 tournament Feb. 14 at Inglemoor High School.

By Greg Farrar
Nathan Swanson (left), Skyline High School senior, sizes up Sebastian Robles from South Kitsap in a second-round 120-pound bout on the way to his win by fall at 5:44 during the Class 4A Region 2 tournament Feb. 14 at Inglemoor High School.

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Skyline finishes fourth, Eastlake sixth at KingCo wrestling

February 10, 2015

The Skyline High School wrestling team finished fourth with 142 points at the Class 4A KingCo Conference tournament, held Feb. 6-7 at Issaquah High School.

The Spartans won two individual championships, had four finalists, and will send nine qualifiers to the Region 2 tournament Feb. 14 at Inglemoor High School in Kenmore. The top five wrestlers in each weight class advanced to regionals.

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Red-hot Taylor McKerlich leads Skyline girls to win

February 10, 2015

As a sophomore, Taylor McKerlich was mostly successful on offense when she got good position under the basket.

By Greg Farrar There are plenty of arms flying as Skyline High School freshman wing Jade Loville gets double-teamed by Issaquah’s Tatum Dow (left) and Ellen MacNary during the fourth quarter of their Feb. 5 basketball game.

By Greg Farrar
There are plenty of arms flying as Skyline High School freshman wing Jade Loville gets double-teamed by Issaquah’s Tatum Dow (left) and Ellen MacNary during the fourth quarter of their Feb. 5 basketball game.

A year later, after diligently working on her jump shot, she has proven to be an even more valuable commodity for the Skyline High School girls basketball team.

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Issaquah boys rout Skyline, send message

February 10, 2015

The Issaquah High School boys basketball team won’t finish this season with an undefeated record in conference play because of a January home loss to Skyline.

Few people wearing purple and gold will remember that, however, after Issaquah avenged the loss with a dominating, 68-35 victory at Skyline on Feb. 5.

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Balanced attack leads Skyline girls past Eastlake

February 3, 2015

When sharpshooter Cassidy Daugherty gets going, it’s even tougher for opponents to defend a Skyline High School team filled with offensive weapons.

By Greg Farrar Eastlake High School freshman guard Cameron Edward drives past Skyline’s Kelli Sullivan for two of her 13 points during the second quarter of the teams’ Jan. 28 basketball game.

By Greg Farrar
Eastlake High School freshman guard Cameron Edward drives past Skyline’s Kelli Sullivan for two of her 13 points during the second quarter of the teams’ Jan. 28 basketball game.

Daugherty had her game working Jan. 28 during a visit to Eastlake, hitting four 3-pointers and scoring 14 points as the Spartans earned a 62-50 victory in Class 4A KingCo Conference girls basketball action.

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Missed chances haunt Skyline in loss to Woodinville

February 3, 2015

The Skyline Spartans and Woodinville Falcons wanted to do similar things in their Jan. 30 boys basketball game, but the Falcons ended up doing them a little bit better.

In a game that was largely played inside the lane, both teams had a bucket load of layup attempts. Woodinville converted more of the crucial chances, and held on for a 62-58 victory in Class 4A KingCo Conference play at Skyline High School.

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Skyline wrestlers lose to Redmond, 54-18

February 3, 2015

The Skyline High School wrestlers lost a 54-18 decision to the Redmond Mustangs in a Class 4A KingCo Conference dual on Jan. 29.

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Skyline soccer trio named to all-state rosters

February 3, 2015

Skyline girls soccer players Kelli Sullivan, Abbey Porter and Amanda Johnston were named to the Washington State Soccer Coaches Association’s Class 4A all-state teams for the 2014 season.

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Skyline wrestlers fall to Mount Si

January 27, 2015

The Skyline High School wrestling team got victories from five individuals, but wound up on the short end of a 38-25 final against visiting Mount Si in a 4A KingCo wrestling dual Jan. 23.

At 126 pounds, Skyline’s Nathan Swanson earned a 7-4 decision over Duncan Harrison. Garin Swanson (132) followed with another win for the Spartans, an 11-3 major decision over Connor Holt.

Skyline’s Jacob Gehrett (138) pinned Kyle Haynie in 1 minute, 56 seconds, and Matthew Oss (182) pinned Corey Seaman in 4:32. Kona Bertolino (106) won by forfeit.

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