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Peacocks roam the neighborhood of Beards Cove in sportswriter Shaun Scott’s childhood hometown of Belfair. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Running alongside a beautiful creature

Peacocks roam the streets of the neighborhood I grew up in.

 

Doug Crandall (pictured in the black Nike sweatshirt) was hired as the new Issaquah Eagles girls basketball head coach in late May. Crandall is pictured with his wife Stephanie and children Timmy, Jason, John and Mackenzie while attending the state track meet at Mount Tahoma High School in late May. Photo courtesy of the Crandall family

Crandall will lead the Eagles girls basketball program

Former head coach Kathy Gibson will be Issaquah’s varsity assistant coach.

 

Issaquah Eagles boys basketball player Charlie Dietiker (No. 32) corrals a rebound against the Skyline Spartans during the 2018-19 season. Photo courtesy of Rick Edelman/Rick Edelman Photography

Eagles are sharpening their hardwood skills this summer

Issaquah boys basketball team looking to build on stellar 2018-19 season.

 

Issaquah to host Sports Medicine Combine

Lake Sammamish State Park will be the site of an exciting extravaganza.

Emily Day, left, and Kelley Larsen, right, battle it out at the net during the women’s championship match at 2019 AVP Seattle Open on June 23 at Lake Sammamish State Park. Photo courtesy of Robert Beck

Larsen/Stockman capture a coveted title

Doubles team earns its first championship together.

  • Jun 26, 2019
Emily Day, left, and Kelley Larsen, right, battle it out at the net during the women’s championship match at 2019 AVP Seattle Open on June 23 at Lake Sammamish State Park. Photo courtesy of Robert Beck
Jeremy Casebeer blocks a shot attempt by Taylor Crabb during the 2019 AVP Seattle Open men’s championship match on June 23 at Lake Sammamish State Park. Photo courtesy of Robert Beck

Casebeer/Schalk capture a championship

Dominant doubles duo hoists a trophy.

  • Jun 26, 2019
Jeremy Casebeer blocks a shot attempt by Taylor Crabb during the 2019 AVP Seattle Open men’s championship match on June 23 at Lake Sammamish State Park. Photo courtesy of Robert Beck

Eastside rowers etch their mark at national regatta

At the US Rowing Youth Nationals on June 8 at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Florida, Issaquah’s Carson Wright and his Sammamish Rowing Association men’s… Continue reading

  • Jun 25, 2019
Issaquah Eagles track athlete Julia David-Smith, left, earned 14th place in the 1-mile run at the Brooks Invitational on June 15 at the University of Washington. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

David-Smith finishes in 14th place in 1-mile run at Brooks Invitational

Issaquah star track athlete continues to dominate on the oval.

  • Jun 20, 2019
Issaquah Eagles track athlete Julia David-Smith, left, earned 14th place in the 1-mile run at the Brooks Invitational on June 15 at the University of Washington. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Issaquah Eagles 2019 graduate Cooper Thieme will attend Montana State University this fall. Thieme, who will not continue his baseball career in college, plans on majoring in mechanical engineering. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Thieme will always cherish final season of high school baseball

Issaquah 2019 grad Cooper Thieme reflects on final season on the diamond.

Issaquah Eagles 2019 graduate Cooper Thieme will attend Montana State University this fall. Thieme, who will not continue his baseball career in college, plans on majoring in mechanical engineering. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Goucher to host summer baseball camp on Eastside

Former professional baseball player and Atlanta Braves scout Steve Goucher will conduct two baseball camps this summer on the Eastside. The first camp will take… Continue reading

  • Jun 14, 2019
Seattle Mariners legend Edgar Martinez, left, and Seattle Times columnist Larry Stone, right, collaborated on a book titled, “Edgar: An Autobiography.” Martinez and Stone attended a book signing on June 12 at Barnes Noble in Bellevue. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Legendary Mariner meets a plethora of fans

Edgar Martinez visits Bellevue Barnes & Noble to promote his book.

Seattle Mariners legend Edgar Martinez, left, and Seattle Times columnist Larry Stone, right, collaborated on a book titled, “Edgar: An Autobiography.” Martinez and Stone attended a book signing on June 12 at Barnes Noble in Bellevue. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Issaquah Eagles football player Solomon Hawkins (No. 45) gives maximum effort in the broad jump on June 3 at Gary Moore Stadium in Issaquah. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Eagles conduct combine in anticipation of the 2019 season

New head football coach Josh Brookshire implements his mode of operation immediately.

Issaquah Eagles football player Solomon Hawkins (No. 45) gives maximum effort in the broad jump on June 3 at Gary Moore Stadium in Issaquah. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Issaquah Eagles senior Taiga Crenshaw (pictured) earned first-team, all league honors as a midfielder during the 2019 season. Crenshaw will continue his soccer career at Loyola University Chicago next season. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Eagles soccer squad collects bevy of awards

Issaquah boys soccer team advanced to 4A state quarterfinals this spring.

  • Jun 5, 2019
Issaquah Eagles senior Taiga Crenshaw (pictured) earned first-team, all league honors as a midfielder during the 2019 season. Crenshaw will continue his soccer career at Loyola University Chicago next season. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Tami Reese, who previously was the head volleyball coach at Ballard High School for 20 seasons, is the new varsity head coach of the Issaquah Eagles volleyball squad. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Reese will lead the Issaquah volleyball program

Former Ballard Beavers head coach lands head-coaching position at Issaquah.

Tami Reese, who previously was the head volleyball coach at Ballard High School for 20 seasons, is the new varsity head coach of the Issaquah Eagles volleyball squad. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Issaquah junior Cooper Holy soars in the pole vault at the 4A state track meet. Holy finished in seventh place in his favorite event. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Holy earns seventh place in the pole vault at the 4A state track meet

Issaquah Eagles junior Cooper Holy earned seventh place in the pole vault with a vault of 14 feet at the 4A state track meet on… Continue reading

  • May 29, 2019
Issaquah junior Cooper Holy soars in the pole vault at the 4A state track meet. Holy finished in seventh place in his favorite event. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Eagles baseball team nabs third-place finish at 4A state tournament

Issaquah finishes the 2019 season with 19 victories.

Issaquah Eagles sophomore Matt Wilkinson (center) captured eighth place in the 300 hurdles at the Class 4A state track meet in Tacoma. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Wilkinson captures eighth place in 300 hurdles

Issaquah sophomore sets school record in prelims.

  • May 27, 2019
Issaquah Eagles sophomore Matt Wilkinson (center) captured eighth place in the 300 hurdles at the Class 4A state track meet in Tacoma. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Issaquah Eagles sophomore Julia David-Smith captured first place in the 1600 and second place in the 3200 at the 4A state track meet, which took place from May 23-25 at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

David-Smith earns first place in the 1600

Issaquah sophomore sets new school record in 3200.

  • May 26, 2019
Issaquah Eagles sophomore Julia David-Smith captured first place in the 1600 and second place in the 3200 at the 4A state track meet, which took place from May 23-25 at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

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 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