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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