Top-ranked Bothell roughs up Skyline, 56-0

October 21, 2014

If there were any doubts about Bothell’s ability to win a big football game on the road, the Cougars destroyed those theories in the opening minute of their Oct. 17 game at Skyline High School.

By Greg Farrar Bothell High School running back Sam McPherson (20) gets a block from a teammate to get past Skyline’s Bradley Kim (8) and Danny Sinatro and score a 13-yard touchdown in the first quarter of an Oct. 17 KingCo Conference football game. Bothell won, 56-0.

By Greg Farrar
Bothell High School running back Sam McPherson (20) gets a block from a teammate to get past Skyline’s Bradley Kim (8) and Danny Sinatro and score a 13-yard touchdown in the first quarter of an Oct. 17 KingCo Conference football game. Bothell won, 56-0.

Bothell, the top-ranked team in Class 4A, scored on its first two plays from scrimmage and went on to thoroughly dominate the Skyline Spartans, 56-0, clinching the KingCo Conference title in the process.

“We couldn’t ask for anything better — score on the first play, score on the second play of offense,” said senior Sam McPherson, the Cougars’ star running back and defensive back.

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Skyline soccer wins without one of its best players

October 14, 2014

The Skyline Spartans have been without one of their top offensive players, and while they haven’t been playing their best soccer, they’ve found ways to win.

Lauren Carson scored the first two goals, and Ke’ala Louie added an insurance goal late in the second half as the visiting Spartans broke away for a 3-0 victory over the Redmond Mustangs Oct. 9 in a Class 4A KingCo Conference match.

In wins over Newport and Redmond last week, the Spartans had to find ways to compensate for the loss of senior forward Amanda Johnston, a University of Washington commit who was injured in a Sept. 30 match at Mount Si.

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She can fly

October 14, 2014

By Greg Farrar Skyline High School junior Kathy Lin glides through the water to a winning time of 58.15 seconds in the 100-yard butterfly race during an Oct. 9 girls swim and dive meet against Interlake and Mount Si. Lin also prevailed in the 50-yard freestyle (25.29 seconds), helping Skyline win the meet.

By Greg Farrar
Skyline High School junior Kathy Lin glides through the water to a winning time of 58.15 seconds in the 100-yard butterfly race during an Oct. 9 girls swim and dive meet against Interlake and Mount Si. Lin also prevailed in the 50-yard freestyle (25.29 seconds), helping Skyline win the meet.

Skyline tennis team sweeps aside Mount Si

October 7, 2014

When you’re clearly more talented than your opponent, it’s often difficult for a tennis player to stay mentally sharp.

By Neil Pierson Skyline High School’s Nikita Moroz had little trouble taking care of Mount Si’s Matthew Griffin in an Oct. 1 tennis match, winning 6-0, 6-0 as the Spartans went on to a 7-0 team victory.

By Neil Pierson
Skyline High School’s Nikita Moroz had little trouble taking care of Mount Si’s Matthew Griffin in an Oct. 1 tennis match, winning 6-0, 6-0 as the Spartans went on to a 7-0 team victory.

It’s a phenomenon Skyline High School junior Nikita Moroz experienced in his match with Mount Si’s Matthew Griffin. Moroz was belting serves and cross-court forehands, and his opponent was struggling to get the ball back over the net.

Moroz didn’t get complacent, and he finished off a 6-0, 6-0 triumph in the No. 1 singles slot to lead Skyline past visiting Mount Si, 7-0, in a Class 4A KingCo Conference boys tennis match Oct. 1.

“Sometimes you sort of drift off, and you don’t really feel like you’re in the match,” Moroz said of winning easily.

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Cross country: Eastlake boys set lofty goals

September 30, 2014

The stars are aligning at the right time for the Eastlake High School boys cross country program in its attempt to have an historic season.

By Neil Pierson Several Eastlake High School boys, including eventual winner Nathan Pixler, center, set the pace against Skyline and Newport during a Sept. 24 cross country meet at Beaver Lake Park.

By Neil Pierson
Several Eastlake High School boys, including eventual winner Nathan Pixler, center, set the pace against Skyline and Newport during a Sept. 24 cross country meet at Beaver Lake Park.

First, the Wolves have talent and depth. Three runners have returned from last year’s ninth-place finishers at the state meet, joining with several others who have high potential. Seven of coach Troy Anderson’s boys have already broken 17 minutes, 30 seconds over 5 kilometers.

Second, everyone is happy and healthy, although those things can change over the course of a grueling nine-week season.

“They’ve been working really hard and they’ve bought into the belief that they can be a great team,” Anderson said. “It’s not just about making state. They’ve made state the last two years, and now we want to build on that.”

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Skyline takes down Eastlake in KingCo soccer opener

September 30, 2014

The Eastlake Wolves girls soccer team had a solid nonconference run, going undefeated and outscoring their five opponents, 17-1.

But things got much tougher when Eastlake had to turn its attention to matches that matter, including Class 4A perennial powerhouse Skyline in the KingCo Conference opener.

Skyline got goals from Ke’ala Louie, Candace Hunter and Gabby Hart, and wore down Eastlake with speed at both ends of the field in a 3-1 victory Sept. 25 at Spartan Stadium.

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Maizy Brewer, Blake Hallauer lead Skyline cross country to wins

September 23, 2014

It has been three years since the Skyline High School boys cross country program sent a team to the state championships, and senior Blake Hallauer is hoping to do something about it.

By Neil Pierson The Skyline High School boys cross country team pours forth from the starting line during a Sept. 17 meet against KingCo Conference opponents Bothell and Woodinville.

By Neil Pierson
The Skyline High School boys cross country team pours forth from the starting line during a Sept. 17 meet against KingCo Conference opponents Bothell and Woodinville.

“I think it would mean a lot,” Hallauer said of reaching state. “That’s always been our goal, and we felt like we were robbed last year just because of a few bad runs at the district meet.”

No one on this year’s Skyline squad was part of the 2011 lineup that finished 12th at the Class 4A meet in Pasco — the seniors were freshmen then — but Hallauer is the most experienced returning runner for a group that is hungry to achieve something big.

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Skyline soccer roughs up Jackson Timberwolves, 4-0

September 15, 2014

Don Braman likes to use the nonleague schedule to discover which players work best in certain positions, and the coach may have tougher decisions to make based on the Skyline Spartans’ first three soccer matches. Read more

Brewer preparing to add to Skyline runners’ record book

August 27, 2014

Maizy Brewer’s 2013 cross-country season was one to behold – she set sophomore class records at three distances for Skyline High School, and finished just outside the top 10 at the state championships.
As much pleasure as Brewer took from her individual performances, however, leading the Spartans to a 10th-place team finish at the Class 4A state meet was an even bigger accomplishment, and she wouldn’t have been so good without her teammates. Read more

What to watch for as prep football season nears its start

August 19, 2014

High-school football practices open Aug. 25, and the first games of the 2014 season will follow on the weekend after Labor Day.
The Class 4A KingCo Conference could be a more difficult gauntlet than ever for the Eastlake Wolves and Skyline Spartans. The conference has whittled down from 11 teams to nine – Ballard, Garfield and Roosevelt were reclassified as 3A schools, and Mount Si moves up to join the 4A schools.
Here are five things to watch for when the new season opens Sept. 5: Read more

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