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The view from the Little Si hiking trail summit. Photo courtesy of James Martin

Aspiring for the pinnacle on the trail

Sportswriter Shaun Scott goes hiking on Labor Day weekend.

The view from the Little Si hiking trail summit. Photo courtesy of James Martin
Issaquah Eagles senior cross country runner Sam Griffith captured first place with a time of 16:23.18 in a meet featuring the Mount Si Wildcats, Newport Knights and Issaquah squads on Sept. 12 at Kelsey Creek Park in Bellevue. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Griffith earns first place in early season cross country meet

Issaquah senior dominates against rivals.

  • Sep 14, 2018
Issaquah Eagles senior cross country runner Sam Griffith captured first place with a time of 16:23.18 in a meet featuring the Mount Si Wildcats, Newport Knights and Issaquah squads on Sept. 12 at Kelsey Creek Park in Bellevue. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
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. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

David-Smith dominates in first meet of 2018 season

Issaquah sophomore earns first place with ease.

  • Sep 14, 2018
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. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
The Eastlake Wolves volleyball team is led by senior outside hitter Lauren Martin, left, and junior outside hitter Anna Ilstrup, right. Former Eastlake assistant coach Mike Knapick (center) is in his first season leading the Wolves varsity program. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Wolves are poised to dominate on the volleyball court

Eastlake is striving to return to the Class 4A state tournament this fall.

The Eastlake Wolves volleyball team is led by senior outside hitter Lauren Martin, left, and junior outside hitter Anna Ilstrup, right. Former Eastlake assistant coach Mike Knapick (center) is in his first season leading the Wolves varsity program. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Skyline Spartans senior Katie Biscocho (pictured) had two of the Spartans final five points in the fourth set. Skyline defeated Mercer Island 3-1 in a non-league matchup on Sept. 12 on Mercer Island. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Skyline conquers Mercer Island in nonleague volleyball matchup

Spartans earn victory on the road against the Islanders.

Skyline Spartans senior Katie Biscocho (pictured) had two of the Spartans final five points in the fourth set. Skyline defeated Mercer Island 3-1 in a non-league matchup on Sept. 12 on Mercer Island. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography
The Skyline Spartans girls soccer team earned a 2-1 victory against the North Creek Jaguars on Sept. 5 in Sammamish. Skyline improved its overall record to 2-1 with the win. Skyline sophomore defender Elle Cowin, left, battles with a North Creek player for possession of the ball. Photo courtesy of Rick Edelman/Rick Edelman Photography

Spartans earn win against Jaguars in KingCo 4A matchup

Skyline captures second victory of the 2018 season.

  • Sep 10, 2018
The Skyline Spartans girls soccer team earned a 2-1 victory against the North Creek Jaguars on Sept. 5 in Sammamish. Skyline improved its overall record to 2-1 with the win. Skyline sophomore defender Elle Cowin, left, battles with a North Creek player for possession of the ball. Photo courtesy of Rick Edelman/Rick Edelman Photography
Issaquah Eagles senior wide receiver Lucas Senatore, right, holds on to the ball while Mercer Island defensive back Hunter Johnson, left, tries to dislodge the ball. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Islanders earn victory on the road against the Eagles

Issaquah defense plays well despite loss to Mercer Island.

Issaquah Eagles senior wide receiver Lucas Senatore, right, holds on to the ball while Mercer Island defensive back Hunter Johnson, left, tries to dislodge the ball. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography
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.

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