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Grittiness propels Eagles on diamond / Column

Issaquah baseball squad clinches berth in 4A state semifinals.

 

Issaquah Eagles senior Taiga Crenshaw (No. 10) is surrounded by a bevy of Mount Si Wildcats players in the 4A state quarterfinals on May 18 at Gary Moore Stadium in Issaquah. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Eagles’ comeback rally denied by Wildcats

Mount Si defeats Issaquah, 3-2, in the 4A state soccer quarterfinals.

 

Issaquah Eagles sophomore hurdler Matt Wilkinson finished in first place in the 300 hurdles at the 4A KingCo track championships with a time of 39.85. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Wilkinson captures first-place finish in 300 hurdles

Sophomore is proving himself on the track.

  • May 20, 2019

 

Issaquah Eagles senior Sam Griffith earned first place in the 800 at 2019 4A KingCo track championships at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Griffith earns first place in the 800

Issaquah senior finishes in top spot.

  • May 14, 2019
Issaquah Eagles senior Sam Griffith earned first place in the 800 at 2019 4A KingCo track championships at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Issaquah Eagles sophomore Julia David-Smith captured first place at the 2019 KingCo Championships in the 4A girls 3,200 with a time of 10:59.05 on May 8 at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland. David-Smith also earned a first-place finish in the 1,600 with a time of 5:00.37. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

David-Smith cruises to first place finishes in the 3,200 and 1,600

Issaquah distance runner continues to dominate.

  • May 13, 2019
Issaquah Eagles sophomore Julia David-Smith captured first place at the 2019 KingCo Championships in the 4A girls 3,200 with a time of 10:59.05 on May 8 at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland. David-Smith also earned a first-place finish in the 1,600 with a time of 5:00.37. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Issaquah Eagles leadoff hitter Tyler Reese (pictured at the plate) prepares for a pitch unveiled by Jackson freshman pitcher Dominic Hellman in the top of the first inning. Issaquah defeated Jackson, 5-2, in a loser-out, 4A Wes-King playoff game on May 8 at Everett Memorial Stadium. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Resilient Eagles stay alive with triumph in loser-out game

Issaquah’s Jack Githens’ three-RBI double in the top of fourth was crucial.

Issaquah Eagles leadoff hitter Tyler Reese (pictured at the plate) prepares for a pitch unveiled by Jackson freshman pitcher Dominic Hellman in the top of the first inning. Issaquah defeated Jackson, 5-2, in a loser-out, 4A Wes-King playoff game on May 8 at Everett Memorial Stadium. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Issaquah senior forward Gavin Herman battles with a Skyline player in front of the goal. Issaquah defeated Skyline, 3-1, to keep its season alive on May 7. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Eagles defeat Spartans in loser-out game

Issaquah earns clutch victory.

  • May 9, 2019
Issaquah senior forward Gavin Herman battles with a Skyline player in front of the goal. Issaquah defeated Skyline, 3-1, to keep its season alive on May 7. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Josh Brookshire, who coached for the past two seasons for the College of Idaho Yotes football program, was hired as the Issaquah Eagles head football coach on April 19. Photo courtesy of Josh Brookshire

Leader of the birds

Josh Brookshire lands Issaquah Eagles head football coaching position.

Josh Brookshire, who coached for the past two seasons for the College of Idaho Yotes football program, was hired as the Issaquah Eagles head football coach on April 19. Photo courtesy of Josh Brookshire
Issaquah Eagles slugger Cooper Thieme, right, crosses the plate in the bottom of the sixth after connecting on a three-run home-run to right field. Issaquah defeated Kamiak 6-0 in a loser-out playoff game on May 2 at Issaquah High School. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Eagles keep their season alive on the diamond

Issaquah hurler Brady Liddle rises to the occasion in a pressure packed moment.

Issaquah Eagles slugger Cooper Thieme, right, crosses the plate in the bottom of the sixth after connecting on a three-run home-run to right field. Issaquah defeated Kamiak 6-0 in a loser-out playoff game on May 2 at Issaquah High School. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Issaquah senior midfielder Julia Hepperle, left, has scored a team-high 28 goals in 10 games thus far during the 2019 season. Photo courtesy of Rick Edelman/Rick Edelman Photography

Issaquah earns victory in front of hometown crowd

Julia Hepperle scores a game-high four goals.

Issaquah senior midfielder Julia Hepperle, left, has scored a team-high 28 goals in 10 games thus far during the 2019 season. Photo courtesy of Rick Edelman/Rick Edelman Photography

Knights defeat Eagles in 4A KingCo softball matchup

Newport junior pitcher Hanako Hirai tosses a no-hitter.

Issaquah Eagles senior Sam Griffith (pictured in the center) registered a fourth-place finish in the 1,600-meter run at the Nike Eason Invitational on April 20 in Snohomish. Griffith tallied a time of 4:20.6. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Griffith captures fourth place in the 1,600

Issaquah senior displays excellence against a talented group of athletes.

  • Apr 23, 2019
Issaquah Eagles senior Sam Griffith (pictured in the center) registered a fourth-place finish in the 1,600-meter run at the Nike Eason Invitational on April 20 in Snohomish. Griffith tallied a time of 4:20.6. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Issaquah Eagles sophomore Julia David-Smith (pictured on left) captured second place in the 800 meters at the Nike Eason Invitational on April 20 in Snohomish. David-Smith clocked a time of 2:13.01. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

David-Smith earns second place in the 800

Issaquah sophomore clocks a fast time at a formidable meet.

  • Apr 22, 2019
Issaquah Eagles sophomore Julia David-Smith (pictured on left) captured second place in the 800 meters at the Nike Eason Invitational on April 20 in Snohomish. David-Smith clocked a time of 2:13.01. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
The Sound Rowers race is one of the most sought-after events of the year on Lake Sammamish. The event took place on April 13. Photo courtesy of Michael Aria Lampi/Gig Harbor Paddling Club

Paddling to first-place finishes in the water

Rowers compete in a coveted event.

  • Apr 22, 2019
The Sound Rowers race is one of the most sought-after events of the year on Lake Sammamish. The event took place on April 13. Photo courtesy of Michael Aria Lampi/Gig Harbor Paddling Club

Simply sensational!

Tiger Woods’ improbable victory resonates across America.

Issaquah resident Jay Rippel (center) and teammate Miok Lee of Gig Harbor earned first place in the mixed doubles senior open division in the 2019 International Indoor Pickleball Championships on March 31 at the Northwest Sports Hub in Centralia. Rippel also captured a silver medal in the men’s doubles senior open with teammate Glen Peterson. Photo courtesy of Lessly Delcid

Rippel captures gold medal at International Indoor Pickleball Championships

Issaquah resident earns first place.

  • Apr 15, 2019
Issaquah resident Jay Rippel (center) and teammate Miok Lee of Gig Harbor earned first place in the mixed doubles senior open division in the 2019 International Indoor Pickleball Championships on March 31 at the Northwest Sports Hub in Centralia. Rippel also captured a silver medal in the men’s doubles senior open with teammate Glen Peterson. Photo courtesy of Lessly Delcid
Issaquah Eagles shortstop Tyler Reese, left, and second baseman Joseph DePalo turn a game-saving double play in the top of the sixth inning with the bases loaded. Issaquah defeated Ingelmoor 2-0 on April 12 in Issaquah. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Eagles shut out Vikings on the diamond

Issaquah hurler Tyler Odegard tosses a one-hitter against Inglemoor.

Issaquah Eagles shortstop Tyler Reese, left, and second baseman Joseph DePalo turn a game-saving double play in the top of the sixth inning with the bases loaded. Issaquah defeated Ingelmoor 2-0 on April 12 in Issaquah. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Issaquah Eagles pitcher Brady Liddle is a huge fan of the Philadelphia 76ers National Basketball Association squad. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Liddle relishes being in the spotlight on the hill

Issaquah hurler possesses a competitive mindset.

Issaquah Eagles pitcher Brady Liddle is a huge fan of the Philadelphia 76ers National Basketball Association squad. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Youth hoops squad wins championship

Skyline finishes the 2018-19 season with 37 victories.

  • Apr 8, 2019
Bellevue Bulldogs sophomore Tatum Dow has 10 home runs and 46 RBIs and is batting .554 through 25 games during the 2019 season thus far. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Dow delivers in the clutch for the Bulldogs

Issaquah 2016 grad is thriving on the softball field at Bellevue College.

Bellevue Bulldogs sophomore Tatum Dow has 10 home runs and 46 RBIs and is batting .554 through 25 games during the 2019 season thus far. Shaun Scott/staff photo