Issaquah swimmers hold off rival Skyline, 96-87

December 16, 2014

In a meet featuring two teams of equal skill levels, the Issaquah Eagles boys swim team had a little more fuel in its tank than the Skyline Spartans.

By Greg Farrar Skyline High School freshman William O’Daffer swims the breaststroke leg on his way to winning the 200-yard individual medley race in 2 minutes, 4.49 seconds Dec. 11 against Issaquah.

By Greg Farrar
Skyline High School freshman William O’Daffer swims the breaststroke leg on his way to winning the 200-yard individual medley race in 2 minutes, 4.49 seconds Dec. 11 against Issaquah.

Issaquah won all three relay events, propelling itself to a 96-87 victory over Class 4A KingCo Conference rival Skyline in a Dec. 11 dual meet at Mary Wayte Pool in Mercer Island.

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Powerful Inglemoor steamrolls Skyline girls hoops team

December 9, 2014

The deck was stacked against the Skyline High School girls basketball team in its first game of the 2014-15 season.

By Greg Farrar Skyline High School senior guard Alicia Shim watches one of her shots head to the basket in the fourth quarter of a Dec. 5 loss at Inglemoor.

By Greg Farrar
Skyline High School senior guard Alicia Shim watches one of her shots head to the basket in the fourth quarter of a Dec. 5 loss at Inglemoor.

Not only were the Spartans making their debut under new head coach Joe Fithian, but they also were facing a solid Inglemoor Vikings squad that placed fourth in the state last season. Throw in the experience factor — the Vikings are a senior-laden team, while the Spartans feature six freshmen and sophomores — and the chances for an upset were slim.

But not even Fithian could predict the blowout that ensued as Inglemoor rolled to a 70-17 victory in KingCo Conference action Dec. 5 in Kenmore.

“I expected us to struggle,” Fithian admitted. “I didn’t expect us to struggle like this.”

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Skyline High School basketball squads learn under new leadership

December 3, 2014

Bill McIntyre has a simple philosophy when it comes to the fast pace he expects his Skyline High School boys basketball team to play this season.

“We’ve got a lot of athletes, and we’ve got a lot of depth, so if you don’t take advantage of your depth by pushing it, then the other team can just play their five,” said McIntyre, the Spartans’ first-year head coach.

“How is depth an advantage if you don’t (play fast)?’”

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Skyline soccer shows heart in capturing third place

November 25, 2014

Recovering from a heartbreaking loss isn’t something the Skyline Spartans wanted to do at the Class 4A state soccer tournament, but they did it successfully last weekend.

By Paul Gibian Skyline High School’s Lindsey Fujiwara (23) controls the ball through the middle of the field as Gig Harbor’s Kaysie Bruce (14) and Mia Ostergren (20) defend during the Class 4A state soccer tournament in Puyallup Nov. 22. Fujiwara scored the final goal as the Spartans secured third place with a 3-1 victory.

By Paul Gibian
Skyline High School’s Lindsey Fujiwara (23) controls the ball through the middle of the field as Gig Harbor’s Kaysie Bruce (14) and Mia Ostergren (20) defend during the Class 4A state soccer tournament in Puyallup Nov. 22. Fujiwara scored the final goal as the Spartans secured third place with a 3-1 victory.

Skyline got goals from three of its top offensive players — Lindsey Fujiwara, Amanda Johnston and Kelli Sullivan — to earn a 3-1 win over the Gig Harbor Tides in the match for third and fourth places Nov. 22 at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup.

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Eastlake, Skyline athletes chosen as all-conference picks

November 25, 2014

KingCo Conference coaches recently announced their all-conference selections for all sports during the 2014 fall season. The following are the selections from Eastlake and Skyline high schools.

KINGCO 4A

FOOTBALL

Defensive MVP: Cameron Saffle, Skyline

First team — Offensive line: Riley Griffiths, Skyline. Running back: Rashaad Boddie, Skyline. Kicker: Zach Howard, Eastlake. Defensive line: Cameron Saffle, Skyline. Linebacker: Eric Uhlar, Eastlake; Chandler Wong, Skyline. Defensive back: Jeffrey Feinglas, Eastlake; Danny Sinatro, Skyline

Second team — Quarterback: Blake Gregory, Skyline. Offensive line: Jacob Kaufman, Eastlake; Cameron Saffle, Skyline. Running back: Justin McOmber, Eastlake. Wide receiver: Jeffrey Feinglas, Eastlake; Derek Loville, Skyline. Defensive line: Evan Clarke, Eastlake; Jacob Kaufman, Eastlake; Riley Griffiths, Skyline. Linebacker: PJ Cox, Skyline

Honorable mention — Eastlake: Michael Nelson, Ivan Jimenez, Mark Whitley, Blue Thomas. Skyline: Joe Bretl, Henry Bainivalu, Bradley Kim, Cameron Hill

BOYS GOLF

First team — Kelley Sullivan, Skyline; Chris Mogg, Skyline

Second team — Gabe Lysen, Eastlake

Honorable mention — Scott Nielsen, Eastlake; Colby Stirrat, Eastlake; Nate Fischer, Skyline

 

GIRLS SOCCER

First team — Defender: Abbey Porter, Skyline. Midfield: Jodi Ulkekul, Eastlake; Kelli Sullivan, Skyline

Forward: Amanda Johnston, Skyline

Second team — Midfield: Melissa Radecke, Eastlake; Lauren Carson, Skyline. Forward: Erika Jung, Eastlake

Honorable mention — Eastlake: Cami Kennedy, Megan McCaughey, Clare Suter, Lisa Yoshida. Skyline: Lindsey Fujiwara, Kendra Elderkin, Bridget Harrod, Natalie Neumiller

 

VOLLEYBALL

Coach of the Year: Janna Tonahill, Eastlake

Co-MVP: Chloe Epker, Skyline

First team — Outside hitter: Jordan Dahl, Eastlake. Middle blocker: Ellie Woerner, Eastlake; Lindy Chang, Skyline

Second team — Outside hitter: Kate Richardson, Skyline. Right side hitter: Brooke Randall, Eastlake, Libero: Kathleen Bui, Skyline

Honorable mention — Eastlake: Caroline DeStefano, Sydney Hamilton. Skyline: Hanna Erdahl, Meghan Wedeking

Skyline volleyball comes up shy of state trophy

November 18, 2014

There was an abundance of motivation for the Skyline Spartans to win a trophy at the Class 4A state volleyball tournament for the third time in four seasons.

By Greg Farrar Dana Weatherby (11), Skyline High School senior, saves the volley with a dig as senior libero Kathleen Bui shouts encouragement, as the Spartans win point for the third set, 25-9, during their Nov. 14 match against Olympia in the state 4A volleyball tournament.

By Greg Farrar
Dana Weatherby (11), Skyline High School senior, saves the volley with a dig as senior libero Kathleen Bui shouts encouragement, as the Spartans win point for the third set, 25-9, during their Nov. 14 match against Olympia in the state 4A volleyball tournament.

The incentives were there for the Spartans and their nine seniors, but the opposition proved too challenging as Skyline finished the Nov. 14-15 event in Lacey with a 1-2 record. The second loss, a 3-1 setback to Central Valley, kept Skyline from coming home with any hardware.

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Skyline soccer heads to 4A state semifinals

November 18, 2014

The Olympia Bears started their state quarterfinal match perfectly. Within five minutes, they held a 1-0 lead against the Skyline Spartans, scoring on a Sophie Wood goal.

That lead lasted all of three minutes before the Spartans tied the game, which held for the rest of the first half.

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Skyline volleyball locks up fourth straight state berth

November 11, 2014

When Callie Wesson arrived at Skyline High School prior to the 2011 season, her goal was to build the volleyball program into a perennial power.

 

By Greg Farrar Skyline High School senior outsider hitter Chloe Epker, right, wins a point in the second set against Katie McCreadie and Liz Larson, of Mount Si, on Nov. 5 in the semifinals of the KingCo 4A volleyball tournament.

By Greg Farrar
Skyline High School senior outsider hitter Chloe Epker, right, wins a point in the second set against Katie McCreadie and Liz Larson, of Mount Si, on Nov. 5 in the semifinals of the KingCo 4A volleyball tournament.

There are plenty of signs to indicate Wesson has accomplished that goal. The Spartans clinched their fourth straight trip to the Class 4A state tournament, beating rival Eastlake 3-1 in the championship match of the KingCo Conference tournament Nov. 6 at Skyline.

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Skyline’s season ends with stunning double-overtime loss

November 11, 2014

Leading by three touchdowns midway through the third quarter, the Skyline Spartans appeared to be well on their way to victory and an eighth straight trip to the Class 4A state football playoffs.

By Greg Farrar The ball arrives in the hands of Derek Loville, Skyline High School senior wide receiver, who scored with 1:09 left in the first half on a 26-yard trick play. Quarterback Blake Gregory sent a lateral pass to wide receiver Bradley Kim, who threw it to Loville at the goal line.

By Greg Farrar
The ball arrives in the hands of Derek Loville, Skyline High School senior wide receiver, who scored with 1:09 left in the first half on a 26-yard trick play. Quarterback Blake Gregory sent a lateral pass to wide receiver Bradley Kim, who threw it to Loville at the goal line.

The Skyview Storm had other ideas.

Skyview scored the final 24 points, including a game-winning field goal in double overtime, and stunned Skyline, 34-31, in a preliminary-round playoff game Nov. 7 at Spartan Stadium.

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Skyline cross country earns state trophy

November 11, 2014

The Skyline High School girls cross country team finished its season with a fourth-place trophy Nov. 8 at the Class 4A state championships in Pasco.

Senior Maizy Brewer, who earned an individual medal with her sixth-place finish of 18 minutes, 16.72 seconds, led the way for the Spartans on the 3.1-mile track at Sun Willows Golf Course. Brewer earned state medals in her final two seasons, placing 11th as a junior.

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