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Issaquah Eagles senior 152/160 pound wrestler Cal Saper, who was an alternate at the Mat Classic Class 4A state tournament as a junior, is determined to place at the state tourney in his weight division at the Mat Classic during his final year of high school wrestling. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Seizing control on the wrestling mat

Issaquah Eagles senior grappler Cal Saper is determined to compete at the Mat Classic.

Issaquah Eagles senior 152/160 pound wrestler Cal Saper, who was an alternate at the Mat Classic Class 4A state tournament as a junior, is determined to place at the state tourney in his weight division at the Mat Classic during his final year of high school wrestling. Shaun Scott, staff photo
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.

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 freshman diver Robert Gref competes in the 1-meter dive event against the Liberty Patriots on Nov. 29. Gref is one of the best divers in Washington. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Freshman phenom is a diving guru

Issaquah diver Robert Gref is thriving during his freshman season.

Issaquah Eagles freshman diver Robert Gref competes in the 1-meter dive event against the Liberty Patriots on Nov. 29. Gref is one of the best divers in Washington. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Issaquah Eagles senior forward Asa Taylor, left, prepares to make a move in the low post in an early season game against the Skyline Spartans. Taylor has been on the varsity roster since his sophomore season. Photo courtesy of Rick Edelman/Rick Edelman Photography

A powerful presence in the post

Issaquah senior Asa Taylor wants to lead his team to the promised land.

Issaquah Eagles senior forward Asa Taylor, left, prepares to make a move in the low post in an early season game against the Skyline Spartans. Taylor has been on the varsity roster since his sophomore season. Photo courtesy of Rick Edelman/Rick Edelman Photography
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

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… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2018
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
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

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.… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2018
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
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.

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
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.

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
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 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
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.

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
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.

  • Nov 21, 2018
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

Issaquah takes fourth place at 4A state soccer tournament

Eagles finish season 13-3-2.

Skyline beats Issaquah in state soccer semifinals

Skyline defeated Issaquah, 1-0, in the girls soccer 4A state semifinals on Friday night at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup. Taylor Bechmeyer scored for Skyline, which… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2018
Bill Foote (pictured) announces substitutions during the Issaquah Eagles girls soccer team’s first round state playoff game against the Kentridge Chargers on Nov. 7 in the press box at Gary Moore Stadium in Issaquah. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Voice of the Eagles is committed to the Issaquah community

Bill Foote is the epitome of a sports enthusiast.

Bill Foote (pictured) announces substitutions during the Issaquah Eagles girls soccer team’s first round state playoff game against the Kentridge Chargers on Nov. 7 in the press box at Gary Moore Stadium in Issaquah. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Issaquah Eagles senior swimmer Kira Grebinsky (pictured) earned second place in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:03.10 at the Class 4A state swim meet on Nov. 10 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Grebinsky captures second place in 100 breaststroke at state meet

Issaquah Eagles senior swimmer Kira Grebinsky (pictured) earned second place in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:03.10 at the Class 4A state swim… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2018
Issaquah Eagles senior swimmer Kira Grebinsky (pictured) earned second place in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:03.10 at the Class 4A state swim meet on Nov. 10 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
The Issaquah Eagles 400 free relay team consisting of Sophia Cancelosi, Doris Wang, Natalie Sun and Joni Nguyen captured eighth place at the Class 4A state swim meet with a time of 3:41.92 on Nov. 10 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Eagles 400 free relay team finishes in eighth place

The Issaquah Eagles 400 free relay team consisting of Sophia Cancelosi, Doris Wang, Natalie Sun and Joni Nguyen captured eighth place at the Class 4A… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2018
The Issaquah Eagles 400 free relay team consisting of Sophia Cancelosi, Doris Wang, Natalie Sun and Joni Nguyen captured eighth place at the Class 4A state swim meet with a time of 3:41.92 on Nov. 10 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Issaquah Eagles junior swimmer Isabelle Huynh (pictured) earned fifth place in the 50 free with a time of 23.99 and eighth place in the 100 fly with a time of 56.43 at the Class 4A state swim meet on Nov. 10 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Huynh places in two events at the Class 4A state swim meet

Issaquah Eagles junior swimmer Isabelle Huynh (pictured) earned fifth place in the 50 free with a time of 23.99 and eighth place in the 100… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2018
Issaquah Eagles junior swimmer Isabelle Huynh (pictured) earned fifth place in the 50 free with a time of 23.99 and eighth place in the 100 fly with a time of 56.43 at the Class 4A state swim meet on Nov. 10 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Issaquah senior outside hitter Liz Gorski (pictured) hits the ball over the net, keeping the play alive against Glacier Peak. Issaquah defeated Glacier Peak 3-0, clinching a berth in the Class 4A state volleyball tournament on Nov. 16-17 at the Yakima SunDome. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Eagles punch their ticket to state volleyball tournament

Issaquah sweeps Glacier Peak on the volleyball court.

Issaquah senior outside hitter Liz Gorski (pictured) hits the ball over the net, keeping the play alive against Glacier Peak. Issaquah defeated Glacier Peak 3-0, clinching a berth in the Class 4A state volleyball tournament on Nov. 16-17 at the Yakima SunDome. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Issaquah Eagles senior Natalie Perez controls possession of the ball late in the second half against the Kentridge Chargers in the first round of the Class 4A state playoffs. The Eagles defeated Kentridge 3-1 on Nov. 7 at Gary Moore Stadium in Issaquah. Perez had two assists in the win. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Eagles rise to the occasion in first round of the state playoffs

Issaquah advances to Class 4A quarterfinals.

Issaquah Eagles senior Natalie Perez controls possession of the ball late in the second half against the Kentridge Chargers in the first round of the Class 4A state playoffs. The Eagles defeated Kentridge 3-1 on Nov. 7 at Gary Moore Stadium in Issaquah. Perez had two assists in the win. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Issaquah Eagles girls soccer players make a beeline for Riley Larsen, who is standing with her arms outstretched, after she hit the game clinching penalty kick in the overtime shootout on Nov. 1 at Gary Moore Stadium in Issaquah. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Eagles reign supreme in overtime shootout on the soccer field

Issaquah earns a dramatic victory in the Wes-King 4A district championship game.

Issaquah Eagles girls soccer players make a beeline for Riley Larsen, who is standing with her arms outstretched, after she hit the game clinching penalty kick in the overtime shootout on Nov. 1 at Gary Moore Stadium in Issaquah. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography