May 27, 2013
New: May 27, 11:31 a.m.
Plateau golfers put Sammamish on the map May 21 and 22 at the 4A state golf championships. The Eastlake boys team won the title and both the Skyline boys and the Eastlake girls teams finished in third place.
As the first round neared its end at Camas Meadows Golf Club, things were already looking good for the Eastlake boys team. All four of its golfers were on their way to making the cut for the final day, including senior Li Wang. After 15 holes he was six under par and on track to win the first day. Two bogies coupled with a double bogey on the final hole, however, put him at 70 strokes for a five-way tie for first place. Read more
February 20, 2013
The plateau was well represented at the 25th annual Mat Classic Feb. 15-16 where 10 area wrestlers battled the state’s top athletes for a chance to medal in high school’s biggest tournament.
After taking second at the Region 3 Tournament the weekend before, Skyline filled eight of the 14 weight classes at the state championship.
February 20, 2013
After two consecutive years of second place finishes, Skyline High School senior Max Levy ended his career as the state’s 2013 4A 1-meter diving champion.
The gymnast-turned-diver, who picked up the sport just three years ago, finished with a score of 463.50, more than 50 points higher than the second place finisher.
December 1, 2012
Updated: Dec. 5, 9:58 a.m.
Jubilant only begins to describe Skyline and its fans Dec. 1 at the Tacoma Dome, where the Spartans grabbed their fifth state title in eight years. Skyline beat Bellarmine Prep 49-24 to win the 4A football state championship.
“This is the most special…I’ve grown up with all these guys,” said Max Browne, who completed 21 of 28 passing attempts for 384 yards and four touchdowns. “Nic Sblendorio has been my best friend, Andrew Giese, Matt Sinatro, Peyton Pelluer – all those guys. This is what we dreamed of when we were 5 years old. We worked. We worked hard, and it’s awesome to sit here and know that we got the state title our senior year and are going out the right way.”
November 21, 2012
Sometimes really good things come in very small packages.
Such was the case on the turf of Puyallup’s Sparks Stadium the evening of Nov. 17 when Issaquah and Skyline squared off for the 4A girls state soccer title.
November 14, 2012
When Skyline’s Maria Volodkevich marched out to the poolside for the state championships Nov. 10 the words ‘just race’ were scrawled across her palm.
It was the first event of the 2012 4A Girls State Swim and Dive Championships and, after finishing two-tenths of a second ahead of Issaquah in the preliminary race, the Skyline Spartans 200 yard medley relay team was ready to battle it out for the state title.
November 7, 2012
Runners from both Eastlake and Skyline high schools’ cross country teams returned from the Oct. 3 state tournament with high marks.
Keegan Symmes, a senior at Skyline, was the plateau’s highest individual finisher. Read more
May 30, 2012
Skyline High School runner Alex Daugherty surprised herself, finishing third in the girls 400-meter dash in 57.68 seconds.
“I wasn’t expecting to make it out of league,” she said, crediting her coach Greg Dalzell for helping her drop four seconds off her time. “I was running 61s this year, and I’m at 57 seconds now.”
May 28, 2012
New: May 28, 1:48 p.m.
Other plateau golfers have top-10 finishes
With Eastlake’s Li Wang taking second and two others finishing in the top 10, Sammamish had a commanding presence at the state golf championships last week.
The boys competed in the two-day 4A Washington State Golf Tournament over the 6,865 yards of Hangman Valley Golf Course in Spokane May 22-23. From 80 of the state’s best golfers Wang won second while his teammate Spencer Weiss took sixth and Skyline’s Brian Mogg emerged in third place. Read more
April 4, 2012
When “ladies” echoed from the sun dome speakers March 23, the Eastlake dance team knew immediately that they were the 2012 pom state champions. That was the sound of their routine’s music kicking off and also the personal touch that is used to announce the winners of the 4A state dance/drill tournament.
“When you hear it your heart drops and you freeze for a second,” said one of the team’s captains, 17-year-old Monica Ruddell.