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                                Issaquah Eagles 113-pound wrestler Carson Tanner, right, embraces Issaquah assistant coach Manny Brown after defeating Hanford’s Hunter Murphey in the Class 4A 113-pound quarterfinal matchup. Tanner earned sixth place in the Class 4A 113-pound weight division. Brown was named KingCo 4A assistant coach of the year during the 2017-18 season.

Marvelous Mat Classic

Issaquah Eagles wrestling head coach Kirk Hyatt couldn’t had been more proud as the second day of the Mat Classic Class 4A state tournament winded… Continue reading

 

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                                Skyline senior forward Evan Alexander, left, tries to block Eastlake junior Yousef Elkugia. Skyline earned a 55-54 win against the Eastlake Wolves in a loser-out, KingCo 4A playoff matchup on Feb. 15.

Spartans earn win against Wolves with season on the line

The outcome of a rivalry matchup between the Eastlake Wolves and Skyline Spartans boys basketball teams came down to the final possession. With the Spartans… Continue reading

 

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                                Eastlake Wolves senior Cameron Edward, who will play college basketball at Pomona College next season, drives to the hoop against the Woodinville Falcons in the Class 4A KingCo tournament championship game on Feb. 15. Woodinville defeated Eastlake 75-61.

Falcons defeat Wolves in KingCo 4A tournament title game

For the second time during the 2017-18 season the Eastlake Wolves girls basketball team suffered a setback on the basketball court against the Woodinville Falcons.… Continue reading

 

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                                Skyline Spartans senior Carly Werner, left, plays defense in the paint against the Newport Knights in a loser-out, KingCo 4A playoff game. Skyline defeated Newport 72-57 on Feb. 15 at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland.

Spartans conquer Knights to keep their season alive

With the season on the line, Skyline Spartans senior girls basketball player Jade Loville delivered with a signature performance. Loville scored a game-high 37 points,… Continue reading

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                                Skyline Spartans senior Carly Werner, left, plays defense in the paint against the Newport Knights in a loser-out, KingCo 4A playoff game. Skyline defeated Newport 72-57 on Feb. 15 at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland.
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                                Eastlake Wolves senior point guard Gina Marxen embraces coaches and teammates after on senior night in the regular season finale against the Issaquah Eagles on Feb. 6.

Prolific point guard leads Wolves

Surveying the floor is something that comes naturally to Eastlake Wolves senior point guard Gina Marxen on the basketball court. Marxen has the proverbial keys… Continue reading

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                                Eastlake Wolves senior point guard Gina Marxen embraces coaches and teammates after on senior night in the regular season finale against the Issaquah Eagles on Feb. 6.
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                                Issaquah’s Kaleb Solusod captured his second consecutive KingCo 4A tournament championship. Solusod defeated Bothell’s Jay Smith 9-4 in the 170-pound title match.

Eagles wrestling squad wins KingCo 4A tournament

The Issaquah Eagles wrestling team won the KingCo 4A tournament compiling 215.5 team points on Feb. 3 at North Creek High School. Issaquah, which outscored… Continue reading

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                                Issaquah’s Kaleb Solusod captured his second consecutive KingCo 4A tournament championship. Solusod defeated Bothell’s Jay Smith 9-4 in the 170-pound title match.
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                                Eastlake Wolves senior guard Gina Marxen, right, puts pressure on Newport guard Nicole Chan, left, as she dribbled the ball upcourt in a matchup between KingCo 4A teams on Feb. 1.

Wolves dominate Knights in KingCo 4A girls hoops showdown

A matchup between two of the top girls basketball teams in the KingCo 4A Conference was dominated by the Eastlake Wolves. Eastlake cruised to a… Continue reading

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                                Eastlake Wolves senior guard Gina Marxen, right, puts pressure on Newport guard Nicole Chan, left, as she dribbled the ball upcourt in a matchup between KingCo 4A teams on Feb. 1.
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                                Issaquah sophomore forward Katie MacNary pulls down a rebound against the Newport Knights on Jan. 26. Newport defeated Issaquah 63-57 in the KingCo 4A matchup.

Eagles nearly complete comeback against Knights

The Issaquah Eagles girls basketball team just ran out of time against the Newport Knights. Issaquah, which trailed by 14 points at the end of… Continue reading

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                                Issaquah sophomore forward Katie MacNary pulls down a rebound against the Newport Knights on Jan. 26. Newport defeated Issaquah 63-57 in the KingCo 4A matchup.
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                                Issaquah Eagles senior guard Cam Roorda (No. 5) maneuvers around the Newport defense for a basket on Jan. 26 at Newport High School in Factoria. Newport defeated Issaquah 56-38.

Eagles lose to Knights in KingCo 4A matchup

A mere 13 days made all the difference for the Newport Knights boys basketball team against the Issaquah Eagles. The Knights lost to the Eagles… Continue reading

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                                Issaquah Eagles senior guard Cam Roorda (No. 5) maneuvers around the Newport defense for a basket on Jan. 26 at Newport High School in Factoria. Newport defeated Issaquah 56-38.
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                                Eastlake Wolves’ senior Nate Pendleton, center, will run track and Cross Country at Washington State University.

Pendleton will be a two-sport athlete at WSU

Running is a way of life for Eastlake Wolves’ senior Nate Pendleton. Pendleton, who announced in mid-January that he will compete for the Washington State… Continue reading

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                                Eastlake Wolves’ senior Nate Pendleton, center, will run track and Cross Country at Washington State University.
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                                Skyline Spartans senior basketball player Jade Loville (pictured) scored a game-high 31 points against the Issaquah Eagles on Jan. 19 at Issaquah High School. Skyline defeated Issaquah 57-47.

Bragging rights attained by Spartans

Skyline senior Jade Loville dominates against Issaquah

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                                Skyline Spartans senior basketball player Jade Loville (pictured) scored a game-high 31 points against the Issaquah Eagles on Jan. 19 at Issaquah High School. Skyline defeated Issaquah 57-47.
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                                Eastlake junior forward Yousef Elkugia drives to the hoop while being guard by Skyline’s Evan Alexander. Eastlake defeated Skyline 51-43 in overtime on Jan. 12 in Sammamish.

Eastlake conquers Skyline in overtime thriller

The Eastlake Wolves boys basketball squad saw their 11-point lead against the Skyline Spartans completely evaporate in the fourth quarter. Skyline, which trailed 37-26 after… Continue reading

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                                Eastlake junior forward Yousef Elkugia drives to the hoop while being guard by Skyline’s Evan Alexander. Eastlake defeated Skyline 51-43 in overtime on Jan. 12 in Sammamish.
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                                Eastlake Wolves senior forward Stacie Keck records a bucket in the paint against the Skyline Spartans in a matchup between KingCo 4A rivals on Jan. 12 in Sammamish. The Wolves defeated the Spartans 74-61.

Perfect season still intact for Wolves

A strong fourth quarter propelled the Eastlake Wolves girls basketball team to a victory against the Skyline Spartans. Skyline senior Jade Loville, who scored a… Continue reading

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                                Eastlake Wolves senior forward Stacie Keck records a bucket in the paint against the Skyline Spartans in a matchup between KingCo 4A rivals on Jan. 12 in Sammamish. The Wolves defeated the Spartans 74-61.
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                                Issaquah Eagles players celebrate after Issaquah freshman Camryn Gibson (No. 3) recorded a game-winning basket at the buzzer against the Mount Si Wildcats. Issaquah defeated Mount Si 49-48 on Jan. 5.

Gibson hits game-winner at the buzzer

Audibles are a consistent fact in the world of sports. It doesn’t matter if its on the football field, on the hardwood of the basketball… Continue reading

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                                Issaquah Eagles players celebrate after Issaquah freshman Camryn Gibson (No. 3) recorded a game-winning basket at the buzzer against the Mount Si Wildcats. Issaquah defeated Mount Si 49-48 on Jan. 5.

‘Over the Top’ is one of the most underrated sports movies of all time

There is just something about 1980s sports movies that has me hook, line and sinker. It doesn’t matter if it’s “Rocky IV,” “The Karate Kid,”… Continue reading

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                                The U-13 Issaquah FC Hot Tamales girls soccer team captured the Washington Recreational Cup courtesy of a 2-0 victory against Harbor Youth Soccer Club U-13 Crushers on Dec. 9 at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila.

U-13 soccer squad captures a coveted championship

A dominant defense combined with a prolific offense propelled the U-13 Issaquah FC Hot Tamales girls soccer team to a championship on the soccer pitch.… Continue reading

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                                The U-13 Issaquah FC Hot Tamales girls soccer team captured the Washington Recreational Cup courtesy of a 2-0 victory against Harbor Youth Soccer Club U-13 Crushers on Dec. 9 at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila.
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                                The Issaquah Eagles girls soccer team hoists the championship trophy following their 2-1 victory against the Central Valley Bears in the Class 4A girls soccer state title game on Nov. 18 at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup.

The year in sports in Issaquah, Sammamish

JANUARY Eagles grapplers cruise to win on senior night Senior night went according to plan for the Issaquah Eagles wrestling team against the Eastlake Wolves.… Continue reading

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                                The Issaquah Eagles girls soccer team hoists the championship trophy following their 2-1 victory against the Central Valley Bears in the Class 4A girls soccer state title game on Nov. 18 at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup.

A sturdy work ethic is synonymous with the sport of wrestling

My affinity for the sport of wrestling has never wavered since I began my career as a sports writer in 2005 at the Northern Kittitas… Continue reading

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                                Eastlake Wolves senior Jaxon Williams, left, plays stellar defense against Newport shooting guard Elliot Thompson. Newport defeated Eastlake 43-39 on Dec. 8 at Newport High School in Factoria.

Knights defeat Wolves in KingCo 4A boys hoops contest

A rally late in the fourth quarter unveiled by the Eastlake Wolves boys basketball team came up just short against the Newport Knights. Newport senior… Continue reading

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                                Eastlake Wolves senior Jaxon Williams, left, plays stellar defense against Newport shooting guard Elliot Thompson. Newport defeated Eastlake 43-39 on Dec. 8 at Newport High School in Factoria.
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                                Eastlake Wolves sophomore Keeli Burton, center, prepares to make a move toward the basket in the low post. Burton scored 16 points in Eastlake’s 70-52 victory against the Newport Knights on Dec. 8 at Newport High School in Factoria.

Wolves remain undefeated on the hardwood

The Eastlake Wolves girls basketball team is clicking on all cylinders in early season action. The Wolves, who advanced to the Class 4A state basketball… Continue reading

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                                Eastlake Wolves sophomore Keeli Burton, center, prepares to make a move toward the basket in the low post. Burton scored 16 points in Eastlake’s 70-52 victory against the Newport Knights on Dec. 8 at Newport High School in Factoria.