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. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

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. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

2018: The year in sports in Issaquah

Issaquah athletes/teams display their talents.

JANUARY

“Gibson hits game-winner at the buzzer”: The Issaquah Eagles girls basketball team earned a 48-47 win against the Mount Si Wildcats on Jan. 5. Issaquah freshman Camryn Gibson hit the game-winning shot as time expired.

FEBRUARY

“Issaquah grapplers place at the state tournament”: Issaquah wrestlers Kaleb Solusod (170) and Carson Tanner (113) each captured sixth-place finishes in their respective weight divisions on Feb. 17 at the Mat Classic at the Tacoma Dome.

MARCH

“Eagles remain undefeated on the soccer pitch”: The Issaquah Eagles boys soccer team improved their overall record to 5-0 courtesy of a 2-0 win against the Mount Si Wildcats on March 24 at Gary Moore Stadium in Issaquah.

APRIL

“Eagles can’t complete comeback against Wildcats”: The Issaquah Eagles softball team scored two runs in the seventh inning but still were defeated 6-4 by the Mount Si Wildcats in a 4A KingCo matchup on April 5.

MAY

“Corman wins a state title in the 1600”: Issaquah Eagles senior Sami Corman earned first place in the 1600 at the Class 4A state meet on May 24 at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma. Corman, who finished with a time of 4:50.76, finished .80 ahead of second-place finisher Katie Thronson.

JUNE

“Dodd attains a coveted honor”: Dodd, who has been a tireless dedicated volunteer with Issaquah Little League for the past 36 years, captured the Little League International Volunteer of the Year award on June 13.

JULY

“State championship attained on the diamond”: The Issaquah Little League 11U all-star squad, which finished the 2018 season with an overall record of 18-0, defeated the Pacific 11U all-stars (Edmonds) 12-5 in the Washington state tournament on July 21 at the PacWest Little League Fields in SeaTac.

AUGUST

“Catching up with coach Reese”: Issaquah Eagles baseball head coach Rob Reese has won 400 games in 25 seasons leading the Eagles in the dugout.

SEPTEMBER

“David-Smith earns first place in early season meet”: Issaquah Eagles sophomore Julia David-Smith cruised to a first-place finish with a time of 19:24.67 at a cross country meet featuring the Newport Knights, Mount Si Wildcats and Issaquah squads on Sept. 12 at Kelsey Creek Park in Bellevue.

OCTOBER

“Eagles dominate Vikings in playoff opener”: The Issaquah Eagles displayed their dominance in the first round of the Wes-King 4A soccer playoffs in a showdown against the Lake Stevens Vikings. Issaquah rolled to a 3-0 victory against Lake Stevens on Oct. 30 at Gary Moore Stadium in Issaquah.

NOVEMBER

“Eagles punch their ticket to state volleyball tournament”: With a spot in the Class 4A state volleyball tournament just one victory away, the Issaquah Eagles girls volleyball team delivered with a signature win. Issaquah cruised to a 3-0 triumph against Glacier Peak in a winner-to-state, Wes-King 4A district playoff match on Nov. 10 at Bothell High School.

DECEMBER

“Catching up with Kam”: Sportswriter Shaun Scott talks with Seahawks legend Kam Chancellor about his life away from football.

Issaquah Eagles senior Sami Corman earned first place in the 1600 at the Class 4A state meet on May 24 at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma. Corman, who finished with a time of 4:50.76, finished .80 ahead of second-place finisher Katie Thronson. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Issaquah Eagles senior Sami Corman earned first place in the 1600 at the Class 4A state meet on May 24 at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma. Corman, who finished with a time of 4:50.76, finished .80 ahead of second-place finisher Katie Thronson. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Longtime Issaquah Little League volunteer Terry Dodd, right, earned the Little League International Volunteer of the Year on June 13. Dodd will fly to Williamsport, Pennsylvania for the Little League World Series this August. Photo courtesy of Jay Clark

Longtime Issaquah Little League volunteer Terry Dodd, right, earned the Little League International Volunteer of the Year on June 13. Dodd will fly to Williamsport, Pennsylvania for the Little League World Series this August. Photo courtesy of Jay Clark

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Issaquah Eagles sophomore Julia David-Smith (pictured furthest on the right) clocked a time of 5:04. 16 in the one-mile run at the University of Washington indoor track meet on Jan. 12 in Seattle. David-Smith earned first place in the Section 4 heat of the race. David-Smith finished ahead of collegiate athletes from the University of Portland, Gonzaga University, Seattle Pacific University, Western Oregon University, Simon Fraser University and Trinity Western in the race. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
David-Smith displays skills against talented competitors

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Issaquah Eagles sophomore Charlie Dietiker has recorded a double-double in three of his team’s last four games. Dietiker can play on the perimeter as well as in the paint for the Eagles. Shaun Scott, staff photo
Dietiker is a matchup nightmare for opponents

Issaquah sophomore is a utility player on the hardwood.

Gunners score with U.S. Soccer Club advancement

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Issaquah Eagles sophomore swimmer Chris Harig, who advanced to the Class 4A state meet in the 200 individual medley last season, is determined to return to the state swim meet this February. Shaun Scott, staff photo
Sensational sophomore swims swiftly in the pool

Chris Harig has competed in competitive swimming since he was 8 years old.

Issaquah Eagles volleyball player Sidney Cottrell (No. 7) celebrates with her teammates after they scored a point during the 2018 season. Cottrell, who was a junior during the 2018 season, earned Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association all-state, honorable mention honors for her play at the middle blocker position this past season. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Cottrell earns a coveted volleyball award

Issaquah Eagles middle blocker will be a senior leader during the 2019 season.

The Issaquah Eagles girls basketball team earned a 70-51 win against the Skyline Spartans on Dec. 7. Issaquah improved its overall record to 4-1 with the victory. Issaquah sophomore guard Camryn Gibson (pictured) makes a pass to one of her teammates during the matchup against Skyline. Photo courtesy of Rick Edelman/Rick Edelman Photography
Issaquah cruises past Skyline on the hardwood

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In showdown between rivals, the Issaquah Eagles boys basketball team rose to the occasion. Issaquah registered a 81-64 victory against the Skyline Spartans on Dec. 7. The Eagles improved their overall record to 2-3 with the victory. Issaquah sophomore Charlie Dietiker, center, corrals a rebound against the Spartans in the win. Photo courtesy of Rick Edelman/Rick Edelman Photography
Eagles conquer Spartans in 4A KingCo matchup

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Issaquah Eagles junior Chris Leu (pictured) competes in a race in the season opener against the Liberty Patriots on Nov. 29. Leu advanced to the Class 4A state swim meet during the 2017-18 season in the 200 free and 100 fly. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Leu is determined to dominate

Issaquah junior is focused on continued improvement.

Seattle Seahawks legend Kam Chancellor, who played with the Seahawks from 2010-2017, will be making an appearance at the American Express Experience prior to the start of the Seattle Seahawks/Minnesota Vikings Monday Night football game. Chancellor will be interacting with fans signing autographs and posing for photos. All Seattle Seahawks Pro Shops in Seattle will offer a 20 percent discount on Tuesday, Dec. 11 for any American Express Card members using their Amex card for in-store purchases. Photo courtesy of the Seattle Seahawks
Catching up with Kam

Sportswriter Shaun Scott talks with Seahawks legend Kam Chancellor about his life away from football.

Issaquah Eagles senior Lucy Stewart (center) takes the ball to the hoop against the Mercer Island Islanders in a non-league game on Nov. 30. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Eagles dominate Islanders in non-league contest

Issaquah cruises to victory against Mercer Island.

Issaquah Eagles sophomore guard Timmy Crandall (pictured) scored 11 points in a loss against the Mercer Island Islanders on Nov. 30 at Mercer Island High School. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Issaquah displays resiliency in loss to Mercer Island

Eagles can’t complete comeback against Islanders.

The Issaquah Eagles volleyball team (pictured) celebrates after clinching a berth in the Class 4A state tournament following a victory against Glacier Peak on Nov. 10. Issaquah lost to Camas and Kennedy Catholic at the Class 4A state tourney in Yakima on Nov. 16. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Eagles compete at the Class 4A state volleyball tournament

Issaquah finishes season with 17 victories.