November 22, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 22, 2014
Local runners and walkers can get their Thanksgiving festivities off to a healthy starts at the third annual Plateau Runner Turkey Trot.
Proceeds from the run benefit Eastlake High School’s Marty O’Connor Scholarship Fund for student athletes.
The 4-mile, family friendly run starts at 9 a.m. Nov. 29. The flat route begins and ends at Plateau Runner, the locally owned and operated specialty running store on the Sammamish Plateau.
November 18, 2014
Anyone unfamiliar with the soap opera-based play, “The Bold, the Young and the Murdered,” might be thrown off by the title. It’s not strictly a murder mystery — it’s also a comedy that pokes fun at day-time television programs.
The Eastlake High School drama club has spent most of the fall learning the complex performance written by Don Zolidis. First-time director Rick Eames, who has experience as a semiprofessional actor, said he likes the play’s mix of humor and intrigue. It might best be described as a cross between the movies “Soapdish” and “Clue,” he said.
November 4, 2014
It wasn’t all sunshine and daisies for KJ Eames in her first attempt to become a published author, and she’s starkly honest about what truly drove her down that path.
Eames, 21, graduated from Eastlake High School in 2012, in the midst of what she calls “an emotionally abusive and manipulative relationship.” It took her another year to physically remove herself from the situation, and the better part of the past year was spent in psychological recovery, a process that included the penning of her first novel, “The Hellstrider Cycle: Diviner.”
October 21, 2014
Mark Hawksworth, an assistant baseball coach at Eastlake High School, was recently chosen as the Washington State Baseball Coaches Association’s 2014 Assistant Coach of the Year.
Hawksworth, who runs the Eastlake program’s pitching staff, has lived in Sammamish for more than 25 years and has three children who’ve graduated from the school. His son, Blake, was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals and played for them and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
October 7, 2014
Fifteen Sammamish residents were named as 2015 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists last month, part of a group of 16,000 academically talented seniors nationwide.
The local nominees include four Eastlake High School students — Akanksha Bawa, Ashwathy Goutham, Gabriel See and Cheng Shan. Eastside Catholic’s Tinuola Dada and Amali Fernando were also selected.
September 16, 2014
Lucas Timmerman has spent much of life learning about various math and science concepts, and he took a big step over the summer toward a career in those fields.
Timmerman, a sophomore at Eastlake High School, attended Camp KAOS, a weeklong astronaut and space training program in June at the Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, Kansas.
The camp’s education program features five levels for students entering seventh through 12th grades. Timmerman participated in the second level, Space 201, which focuses on advanced lessons in space shuttle systems, space science, physiology and microgravity science.
September 15, 2014
By Greg Farrar Jeffrey Feinglas, Eastlake High School wide receiver, pushes aside Inglemoor sophomore defensive back Kyle Malsam (83) at the 30 yard line and eluded Alex Zamudio at the 10, on the way to a 40-yard touchdown run during the first quarter. A minute and 40 seconds later Feinglas got past the same two players on a catch-and-run for 69 yards and another touchdown.
Four touchdowns on 18 offensive plays, 208 yards of total offense, no first downs allowed on defense and a 27-0 lead. Read more
September 9, 2014
Teenagers in Issaquah and Sammamish will wear special T-shirts to their schools Sept. 10 as part of National Suicide Prevention Day efforts.
Students from youth groups at five area churches will wear white-and-yellow shirts with the phrase “You Matter” emblazoned on the front. The participating groups are Faith United Methodist Church in Issaquah, and four Sammamish churches — Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Pine Lake Covenant Church, Sammamish Hills Lutheran Church and Sammamish Presbyterian Church.
Amy Wisegarver, a sophomore at Eastlake High School, produced a video about the “You Matter” campaign. The 16-year-old attends a youth group at Pine Lake Covenant Church in Sammamish, and said she began doing a weekly Bible study session last year that touches on current issues such as suicide.
“It was very eye-opening to get to discuss those types of issues with the other people in my confirmation group, and compare our views,” Wisegarver said in an email.
September 9, 2014
Caroline DeStefano had every reason to be pumped about her junior season of volleyball at Eastlake High School.
Then, she sustained a high ankle sprain and had to sit out the entire 2013 season.
It was a blow, for her and the Wolves, who reached the Class 4A KingCo tournament but fell short of a state-tournament berth after losses to Skyline and Bothell.
September 2, 2014
Bothell High School might have one of the premier football teams in the state this season, but the Cougars’ first opponent likes its chances to shock the preseason prognosticators.
Eastlake has its sights set on a repeat performance of 2013, when it advanced to the Class 4A state quarterfinals and finished 9-3 under new coach Don Bartel. For the Wolves, their success comes with accolades, but also with the knowledge that they’re no longer going to sneak up on anyone.
Jeffrey Feinglas, a senior wide receiver and defensive back, believes this season is less about what outsiders think, and more about how the Wolves perceive themselves.