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Issaquah Eagles 160-pound wrestler Cal Saper, right, captured three victories during the Mat Classic Class 4A state wrestling tournament on Feb. 15-16 at the Tacoma Dome. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Multitude of Eagles grapplers compete at the Mat Classic

Issaquah Eagles wrestling head coach Kirk Hyatt was beaming with pride during the Mat Classic Class 4A state tournament on Feb. 15-16 in Tacoma. The… Continue reading

Issaquah Eagles 160-pound wrestler Cal Saper, right, captured three victories during the Mat Classic Class 4A state wrestling tournament on Feb. 15-16 at the Tacoma Dome. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Gref nails second-place diving finish at state

Freshman leads the way for Eagles in Federal Way.

Flying through the pool

Mount Si junior Nathan Harris competes in the 100 butterfly B final at the 4A state meet on Saturday at the King County Aquatics Center… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2019

Soccer and hockey take center stage on vacation / Sports Scene

When you’re on vacation, you might as well pack as many vital activities into your schedule as you can, right? Sometimes, the docket lengthens as… Continue reading

Issaquah Eagles wrestling head coach Kirk Hyatt (pictured in the yellow jacket) is in his 19th season as head coach of the wrestling program. Hyatt, who graduated from Issaquah High School in 1975, has lived in the same house just two miles outside of town for the past 36 years. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

A staple of the Issaquah region

Issaquah Eagles head wrestling coach Kirk Hyatt is a mainstay in the community.

Issaquah Eagles wrestling head coach Kirk Hyatt (pictured in the yellow jacket) is in his 19th season as head coach of the wrestling program. Hyatt, who graduated from Issaquah High School in 1975, has lived in the same house just two miles outside of town for the past 36 years. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Issaquah Eagles senior guard Brian Yoon is a steadying force for his basketball team in his final season of high school basketball. Shaun Scott, staff photo

The epitome of a team player

Issaquah senior Brian Yoon is a tenacious defender.

Issaquah Eagles senior guard Brian Yoon is a steadying force for his basketball team in his final season of high school basketball. Shaun Scott, staff photo
Issaquah Eagles wrestler Carson Tanner pinned Skyline’s Cole Turner in the 4A KingCo 126-pound championship match on Feb. 2 at North Creek High School. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Tanner topples opponents at 4A KingCo tourney

Carson Tanner earns an individual title.

Issaquah Eagles wrestler Carson Tanner pinned Skyline’s Cole Turner in the 4A KingCo 126-pound championship match on Feb. 2 at North Creek High School. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Issaquah Eagles grappler Mitchell Barnes pinned North Creek wrestler Daniel Shapovalov in the second round of the 4A KingCo 285-pound championship match. Barnes had an overall record of 4-0 at the tournament. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Barnes pins Shapovalov in 285-pound 4A KingCo title match

Issaquah Eagles grappler Mitchell Barnes pinned North Creek wrestler Daniel Shapovalov in the second round of the 4A KingCo 285-pound championship match. Barnes had an… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2019
Issaquah Eagles grappler Mitchell Barnes pinned North Creek wrestler Daniel Shapovalov in the second round of the 4A KingCo 285-pound championship match. Barnes had an overall record of 4-0 at the tournament. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Issaquah Eagles wrestler Kamil Solowiej, left, pinned Skyline’s Jacon Inton in the second round of the 4A KingCo 152-pound championship match on Feb. 2 at North Creek High School. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Solowiej continues ascent to the pinnacle on the wrestling mat

Steady progression has been a staple of Issaquah Eagles senior 152-pound wrestler Kamil Solowiej’s wrestling career. Solowiej earned first place for the first time of… Continue reading

Issaquah Eagles wrestler Kamil Solowiej, left, pinned Skyline’s Jacon Inton in the second round of the 4A KingCo 152-pound championship match on Feb. 2 at North Creek High School. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Basketball playoffs tip off for 4A KingCo boys and girls

The 4A KingCo girls basketball tournament tipped off Thursday night. In girls’ action, North Creek (7-6) beat Mount Si (5-8), 71-50, and Issaquah (6-7) beat… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2019

Give it your all in the playoffs and appreciate the moment / Sports Scene

Athletes and coaches have unveiled their best performances in the regular season, and now the postseason is upon us. Strap in tight and prepare for… Continue reading

Issaquah Eagles senior guard Luci Stewart (pictured) received a boisterous ovation after being subbed out of the game with 1:59 left in regulation against the Mount Si Wildcats. Stewart finished with a game-high 20 points on senior night in front of the hometown fans in her final regular season home game. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Eagles girls basketball team conquers Wildcats on senior night

Issaquah senior Luci Stewart finishes with 20 points in home finale.

Issaquah Eagles senior guard Luci Stewart (pictured) received a boisterous ovation after being subbed out of the game with 1:59 left in regulation against the Mount Si Wildcats. Stewart finished with a game-high 20 points on senior night in front of the hometown fans in her final regular season home game. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Issaquah Eagles senior Jonathan Lo (pictured) attacks the basket against the Mount Si Wildcats. Mount Si defeated Issaquah 74-49 on Jan. 25 at Issaquah High School. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Eagles lose to Wildcats on senior night

Issaquah senior Asa Taylor scores 14 points in final home game.

Issaquah Eagles senior Jonathan Lo (pictured) attacks the basket against the Mount Si Wildcats. Mount Si defeated Issaquah 74-49 on Jan. 25 at Issaquah High School. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
The Issaquah School District Foothills middle school wrestling tournament took place on Jan. 19. The event, which featured grapplers in the ISD, was the largest tournament of the 2018-19 season. Beaver Lake 115-pound wrestler Lilli Montenegro, pictured, defeated Maywood 115-pound wrestler Kevin Carlson 18-2 in the championship match. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Grapplers compete in middle school wrestling championships

The Issaquah School District Foothills middle school wrestling tournament took place on Jan. 19. The event, which featured grapplers in the ISD, was the largest… Continue reading

  • Jan 28, 2019
The Issaquah School District Foothills middle school wrestling tournament took place on Jan. 19. The event, which featured grapplers in the ISD, was the largest tournament of the 2018-19 season. Beaver Lake 115-pound wrestler Lilli Montenegro, pictured, defeated Maywood 115-pound wrestler Kevin Carlson 18-2 in the championship match. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Issaquah player Mason Sanford, right, plays formidable defense during the eighth annual Special Olympics basketball game on Jan. 17 at Issaquah High School. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

A tradition continues in Issaquah

Eighth annual Special Olympics basketball game brings the community together.

Issaquah player Mason Sanford, right, plays formidable defense during the eighth annual Special Olympics basketball game on Jan. 17 at Issaquah High School. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
At long last, Edgar Martinez’s waiting game is over. Photo by clare_and_ben/Flickr

Edgar Martinez finally makes the Hall of Fame

In his last year on the ballot, the Mariner legend and greatest designated hitter of all time gets the Cooperstown call.

At long last, Edgar Martinez’s waiting game is over. Photo by clare_and_ben/Flickr
Issaquah Eagles junior wrestler Carson Tanner, who captured sixth place at the Mat Classic Class 4A state wrestling tournament last season in the 113-pound weight division, is determined to place at the state tournament this February in the 126-pound weight class. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Tanner topples his opponents on the mat

Issaquah junior has amassed 16 victories thus far this season.

Issaquah Eagles junior wrestler Carson Tanner, who captured sixth place at the Mat Classic Class 4A state wrestling tournament last season in the 113-pound weight division, is determined to place at the state tournament this February in the 126-pound weight class. Shaun Scott, staff photo
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

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… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2019
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

Gunners score with U.S. Soccer Club advancement

Issaquah’s ISC Gunners FC is part of U.S. Club Soccer’s first-ever group of Player First-licensed clubs. Featuring 46 clubs from 19 states around the country,… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2019
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.

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