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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Skyline soccer team opens season with scoreless tie

March 25, 2015

The scoreless tie that Skyline and Archbishop Murphy recorded in their season-opening boys soccer match March 19 wasn’t indicative of the level of play on the field.

Both teams had goal-scoring chances that weren’t converted, and while host Skyline was disappointed not to win, coach Don Braman and his players also knew they could’ve lost to a talented opponent that has made six straight state-playoff appearances.

By Greg Farrar Skyline High School’s Ty Good (14) tangles for the ball with Matt Williams, of Archbishop Murphy, as Skyline’s Randy Hilleary backs up the action, during the second half of their March 17 soccer match.

By Greg Farrar
Skyline High School’s Ty Good (14) tangles for the ball with Matt Williams, of Archbishop Murphy, as Skyline’s Randy Hilleary backs up the action, during the second half of their March 17 soccer match.

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Spartans, Wolves have high hopes in fastpitch

March 17, 2015

With freshmen filling six of their nine starting positions last year, few KingCo Conference fastpitch followers gave Skyline High School much chance of a winning season.

By Greg Farrar Skyline High School pitcher Caroline Bowman tags out Issaquah’s Morgan Bevell while covering home plate during their 4A KingCo fastpitch tournament game last May.

By Greg Farrar
Skyline High School pitcher Caroline Bowman tags out Issaquah’s Morgan Bevell while covering home plate during their 4A KingCo fastpitch tournament game last May.

The Spartans surprised everyone by finishing with a 15-8 record, and only a 6-5 loss to Newport at the KingCo tournament kept them from reaching the state championships for the first time in a decade.

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Baseball: Senior-laden Crusaders have confidence, big bats

March 17, 2015

Last year’s Eastside Catholic High School baseball team finished with a losing record, but it wasn’t a lack of talent that held back the Crusaders.

By Greg Farrar Mark Whitley, of Eastlake High School, reaches home on a hit by senior Mick Vorhof in the second inning during the Wolves’ 4A KingCo tournament championship 3-1 victory last year against Woodinville.

By Greg Farrar
Mark Whitley, of Eastlake High School, reaches home on a hit by senior Mick Vorhof in the second inning during the Wolves’ 4A KingCo tournament championship 3-1 victory last year against Woodinville.

Coach Kyle Larsen had only one returning starter — center fielder Addison Hull — on the field last season, and the inexperience at nearly every position proved to be the team’s undoing.

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