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The Skyline Spartans defeated the Kentwood Conquerors, 21-14, in a nonleague matchup on Aug. 31 at Skyline High School in Sammamish. Skyline senior receiver Donovan Bahall, left, prepares to stiff-arm Kentwood defender Dyllon Daniels in the open field. The Spartans will face the Peninsula Seahawks at 7 p.m. on Sept. 7 in Purdy. Photo courtesy of Jim Nicholson

Spartans capture victory against Conquerors in season opener

Skyline starts off the 2018 football season with a victory.

  • Sep 5, 2018
The Skyline Spartans defeated the Kentwood Conquerors, 21-14, in a nonleague matchup on Aug. 31 at Skyline High School in Sammamish. Skyline senior receiver Donovan Bahall, left, prepares to stiff-arm Kentwood defender Dyllon Daniels in the open field. The Spartans will face the Peninsula Seahawks at 7 p.m. on Sept. 7 in Purdy. Photo courtesy of Jim Nicholson
Issaquah Eagles 2017 graduate Kaylene Pang, left, controls the ball during a game against Cal State Fullerton on Aug. 24 in Seattle. The Huskies defeated Cal State Fullerton, 3-0. Pang, who is a sophomore defender with the University of Washington Huskies women’s soccer program, made 10 appearances during her freshman season in 2017. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Pang is thriving on the soccer pitch

Issaquah grad is in her sophomore season with the Huskies.

  • Sep 4, 2018
Issaquah Eagles 2017 graduate Kaylene Pang, left, controls the ball during a game against Cal State Fullerton on Aug. 24 in Seattle. The Huskies defeated Cal State Fullerton, 3-0. Pang, who is a sophomore defender with the University of Washington Huskies women’s soccer program, made 10 appearances during her freshman season in 2017. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
The Eastlake Wolves girls soccer team conducts a Monday morning practice sessions on Aug. 27 in Sammamish. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Eastlake is looking to contend in the formidable 4A KingCo Conference

Wolves are prepared for the 2018 soccer season on the pitch.

The Eastlake Wolves girls soccer team conducts a Monday morning practice sessions on Aug. 27 in Sammamish. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Skyline senior quarterback Joe Green, who will play college football at Harvard next season, takes a deep drop before throwing a screen pass during practice on Aug. 16 in Sammamish. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Soaring Spartans have a talented roster on gridiron

Team depth is a strength for Skyline.

Skyline senior quarterback Joe Green, who will play college football at Harvard next season, takes a deep drop before throwing a screen pass during practice on Aug. 16 in Sammamish. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Eastlake Wolves quarterback Jackson Proctor, left, scrambles for extra yardage during the second day of practice on Aug. 16 in Sammamish. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Eastlake football team focuses on the fundamentals

Wolves’ strength will be on the offensive and defensive line.

Eastlake Wolves quarterback Jackson Proctor, left, scrambles for extra yardage during the second day of practice on Aug. 16 in Sammamish. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Issaquah Eagles senior quarterback Trevor Morine is a dual threat signal caller. Morine has a strong arm and an amazing ability to make defenders miss in the open field. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Eagles’ mantra is team camaraderie

Trevor Morine is a playmaker at the quarterback position.

Issaquah Eagles senior quarterback Trevor Morine is a dual threat signal caller. Morine has a strong arm and an amazing ability to make defenders miss in the open field. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Eastside Catholic Crusaders wide receiver Gee Scott Jr. hauls in a deep pass from assistant coach Greg Prator on the second day of practice. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Crusaders are striving to return to the mountaintop

Eastside Catholic will open season against Oaks Christian at The Honor Bowl.

Eastside Catholic Crusaders wide receiver Gee Scott Jr. hauls in a deep pass from assistant coach Greg Prator on the second day of practice. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Sparks continue to fly over safeco field maintenance funding

PFD board member argues that $180 million in public money for stadium upkeep lets Mariners off the hook.

Issaquah Eagles head coach Rob Reese earned his 400th career win courtesy of the 4-2 victory against the Skyline Spartans. Reese has coached the Eagles baseball program for the past 25 years. Photo courtesy of Rick Edelman/Rick Edelman Photography

Catching up with coach Reese

Longtime Issaquah Eagles head baseball coach Rob Reese has accumulated 400 victories in 25 seasons.

Issaquah Eagles head coach Rob Reese earned his 400th career win courtesy of the 4-2 victory against the Skyline Spartans. Reese has coached the Eagles baseball program for the past 25 years. Photo courtesy of Rick Edelman/Rick Edelman Photography

Rockett makes waves at the national level

Teen recently had the opportunity to compete for a spot on the Junior National Team.

The Eastside Lions varsity rugby squad (pictured) earned third place at Nationals in Kansas City this past May. Photo courtesy of Hugh Gladner

Eastside Lions rugby club is thriving on the Eastside

Lions varsity squad earns third place at nationals.

The Eastside Lions varsity rugby squad (pictured) earned third place at Nationals in Kansas City this past May. Photo courtesy of Hugh Gladner
Eastside Catholic School announced that Gabby Lindblad was hired as the Crusaders girls swim head coach in a press release on Aug. 10. Lindblad spent the past two seasons as head coach at Mission College Preparatory Catholic High School in San Luis Obispo, California. Photo courtesy of Karen Hatch/Eastside Catholic School.

Crusaders hire Lindblad to lead swim program

Eastside Catholic School announces the hiring of a new swim coach.

  • Aug 16, 2018
Eastside Catholic School announced that Gabby Lindblad was hired as the Crusaders girls swim head coach in a press release on Aug. 10. Lindblad spent the past two seasons as head coach at Mission College Preparatory Catholic High School in San Luis Obispo, California. Photo courtesy of Karen Hatch/Eastside Catholic School.

Thunder Sports Network takes the sports world by storm

Rich Hallstrom and Chris Brown co-authored Thunder Sports Network, but it’s friendship that counts.

Flame fastpitch team wins national championship

Issaquah-based softball team finishes 2018 season with 73 victories.

Members of the Issaquah Little League 11U all-star baseball team celebrate after winning the state championship on July 21 at PacWest Little League fields in SeaTac. Photo courtesy of Mike Leaird

State championship attained on the diamond

Issaquah Little League 11U all-star team finishes the 2018 season undefeated.

Members of the Issaquah Little League 11U all-star baseball team celebrate after winning the state championship on July 21 at PacWest Little League fields in SeaTac. Photo courtesy of Mike Leaird
Sound Publishing sportswriter Shaun Scott poses for a quick picture with members of the Bellevue Christian Vikings football team following a weight training session on July 19 at Bellevue Christian School in Bellevue. Photo courtesy of Todd Green

An undoubtedly memorable experience

Working out with the Bellevue Christian Vikings football team was a formidable test.

Sound Publishing sportswriter Shaun Scott poses for a quick picture with members of the Bellevue Christian Vikings football team following a weight training session on July 19 at Bellevue Christian School in Bellevue. Photo courtesy of Todd Green
The Eastlake Little League Juniors softball all-star team, which is made of players from 13-14 years of age, competed at the Western Regional Championship tournament in Tucson, Arizona. The Snow Canyon Little League all-star softball team defeated Eastlake 12-2 in the Western Regional Championship game on July 19. Photo courtesy of Ken Cardwell

Eastlake softball team loses to Snow Canyon in regional championship game

Eastside squad finishes one game shy of reaching the Junior Softball World Series in Kirkland.

The Eastlake Little League Juniors softball all-star team, which is made of players from 13-14 years of age, competed at the Western Regional Championship tournament in Tucson, Arizona. The Snow Canyon Little League all-star softball team defeated Eastlake 12-2 in the Western Regional Championship game on July 19. Photo courtesy of Ken Cardwell

Eastlake football camp is a staple of Sammamish

Current Wolves players lead the way at annual camp.

Comes notches national fencing title in St. Louis

Athlete trained at Issaquah academy

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

Dodd attains a coveted honor

Avid volunteer earns an achievement of a lifetime.

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