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Late goal lifts Spartans to victory in KingCo 4A soccer title game

Skyline midfielder Cole Penz scores game-winning goal in the 72nd minute.

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                                Skyline Spartans shortstop Alex Brenner, left, dives for a ball while Inglemoor baserunner Eunsang Yu slides into second base in the KingCo 4A baseball championship game on May 9 at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue. Inglemoor defeated Skyline 7-3.

Inglemoor defeats Skyline in KingCo 4A baseball title game

Vikings score all seven of their runs in the top of the fifth.

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                                Skyline Spartans shortstop Alex Brenner, left, dives for a ball while Inglemoor baserunner Eunsang Yu slides into second base in the KingCo 4A baseball championship game on May 9 at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue. Inglemoor defeated Skyline 7-3.
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                                Eastlake Wolves senior sprinter Nicole Adams competes in the 400 relay, 800 relay, 100 and 200. Adams said her favorite race is the 200-meter dash.

Adams attacks the oval with passion

Eastlake senior is the definition of a leader on the track.

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                                Eastlake Wolves senior sprinter Nicole Adams competes in the 400 relay, 800 relay, 100 and 200. Adams said her favorite race is the 200-meter dash.
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                                Issaquah Eagles starting pitcher Justin Buckner (pictured) allowed just one earned run in 6 2/3 innings of work against the Mount Si Wildcats in a KingCo 4A loser-out playoff game on May 4 at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue. Issaquah defeated Mount Si 8-4.

Eagles baseball team prevails against Wildcats in loser-out playoff game

Issaquah senior Conner Chan finishes game with 4 RBI.

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                                Issaquah Eagles starting pitcher Justin Buckner (pictured) allowed just one earned run in 6 2/3 innings of work against the Mount Si Wildcats in a KingCo 4A loser-out playoff game on May 4 at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue. Issaquah defeated Mount Si 8-4.
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                                Skyline High School announced the hiring of Gordon Kaplan as their varsity boys basketball coach on April 27. Kaplan was a varsity assistant for the Spartans during the 2017-18 season.
                                “The committee was looking for a coach who not only knows how to teach basketball but understands that high school basketball is about creating positive, life-long experiences for student athletes. I think we have found that person in coach Kaplan,” Skyline High School Athletic Director Brent Kawaguchi said in a press release.
                                Kaplan, who has more than 20 years of coaching experience, has run his own high school program on two occasions and has served as an assistant at Roosevelt and Lakeside before coaching last season as an assistant at Skyline. In addition, Kaplan spent a season (1998-99) with the Orlando Magic during Chuck Daly’s final season of coaching in the NBA. Kaplan is eagerly anticipating the opportunity to lead Skyline’s boys basketball program.
                                “I’m very excited about the opportunity to do more than coach a team at Skyline. We’re going to build a robust program, do it with integrity, in a professional manner and exemplify the highest levels of sportsmanship,” Kaplan said in a press release. “I’ll be dedicating myself to this construction and with the help of a hard working staff, supportive parents, passionate student-athletes and our community, know we can work together to achieve our goals.”

Kaplan to lead Skyline boys basketball program

Spartans boys basketball team gets a new coach.

  • May 7, 2018
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                                Skyline High School announced the hiring of Gordon Kaplan as their varsity boys basketball coach on April 27. Kaplan was a varsity assistant for the Spartans during the 2017-18 season.
                                “The committee was looking for a coach who not only knows how to teach basketball but understands that high school basketball is about creating positive, life-long experiences for student athletes. I think we have found that person in coach Kaplan,” Skyline High School Athletic Director Brent Kawaguchi said in a press release.
                                Kaplan, who has more than 20 years of coaching experience, has run his own high school program on two occasions and has served as an assistant at Roosevelt and Lakeside before coaching last season as an assistant at Skyline. In addition, Kaplan spent a season (1998-99) with the Orlando Magic during Chuck Daly’s final season of coaching in the NBA. Kaplan is eagerly anticipating the opportunity to lead Skyline’s boys basketball program.
                                “I’m very excited about the opportunity to do more than coach a team at Skyline. We’re going to build a robust program, do it with integrity, in a professional manner and exemplify the highest levels of sportsmanship,” Kaplan said in a press release. “I’ll be dedicating myself to this construction and with the help of a hard working staff, supportive parents, passionate student-athletes and our community, know we can work together to achieve our goals.”
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                                Eastlake Wolves senior first baseman Sophia Robinson earned KingCo 4A first-team, all-league honors as a junior during the 2017 season. Robinson wants to lead Eastlake to a Class 4A state championship this May.

Robinson hopes to go out on top in final softball season

Eastlake first baseman is enjoying her senior year.

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                                Eastlake Wolves senior first baseman Sophia Robinson earned KingCo 4A first-team, all-league honors as a junior during the 2017 season. Robinson wants to lead Eastlake to a Class 4A state championship this May.
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                                Skyline Spartans softball player Taylor Juenke is at the plate against the Issaquah Eagles in a KingCo 4A contest earlier this season. Juenke will play collegiate softball at Stony Brook University in New York in 2019.

Stalwart shortstop leads the Spartans

Juenke is a brick wall in the infield for Skyline.

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                                Skyline Spartans softball player Taylor Juenke is at the plate against the Issaquah Eagles in a KingCo 4A contest earlier this season. Juenke will play collegiate softball at Stony Brook University in New York in 2019.

Witnessing a historic sports moment was a memorable experience

A quick weekend trip to California was unforgettable.

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                                Skyline 2014 graduate Crystal Anderson celebrates after her team (Claremont-Mudd-Scripps) won the NCAA Division-III volleyball national championship on Nov. 18, 2017 in Grant Rapids, Michigan.

Catching up with Crystal

Skyline 2014 graduate experiences thrill of winning national championship.

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                                Skyline 2014 graduate Crystal Anderson celebrates after her team (Claremont-Mudd-Scripps) won the NCAA Division-III volleyball national championship on Nov. 18, 2017 in Grant Rapids, Michigan.
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                                Issaquah High School 2017 graduate Kaylene Pang (pictured on right), who will be a sophomore defender on the University of Washington Huskies women’s soccer team when it opens up regular season action this fall, competes against Seattle University in a spring game on April 12 in Seattle. Pang made 10 appearances off of the bench during her freshman season in 2017.

Pang is looking to make a sizable impact in sophomore season

Issaquah 2017 grad made 10 appearances as a freshman last fall for the Huskies.

  • Apr 23, 2018
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                                Issaquah High School 2017 graduate Kaylene Pang (pictured on right), who will be a sophomore defender on the University of Washington Huskies women’s soccer team when it opens up regular season action this fall, competes against Seattle University in a spring game on April 12 in Seattle. Pang made 10 appearances off of the bench during her freshman season in 2017.

Eagles lose to Wildcats in KingCo 4A baseball contest

Issaquah offense struggles to get on track against Mount Si.

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                                Eastside Catholic Crusaders senior first baseman/designated hitter Bryson Beltran has the best batting average on his team through 10 games.

Beltran is pulverizing pitches at the plate for the Crusaders

Eastside Catholic senior will continue baseball career at Gonzaga in 2019.

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                                Eastside Catholic Crusaders senior first baseman/designated hitter Bryson Beltran has the best batting average on his team through 10 games.
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                                Issaquah Eagles midfielder Dawson Oen, left, controls the ball while being defended by Mount Si midfielder Jared Davies, right, in a matchup between KingCo 4A soccer teams on April 13.

Eagles boys soccer team earns shutout against Wildcats

Issaquah captures ninth win on soccer pitch.

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                                Issaquah Eagles midfielder Dawson Oen, left, controls the ball while being defended by Mount Si midfielder Jared Davies, right, in a matchup between KingCo 4A soccer teams on April 13.
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                                In battle between the top two KingCo 4A boys soccer squads, the Skyline Spartans attained a monumental triumph. Skyline registered a 1-0 win against the Issaquah Eagles on April 6. The Spartans improved their overall record to 6-0-2 with the victory while Issaquah dropped to 7-1. Skyline defender Sam Jarvis (pictured) controls the ball against Issaquah during the matchup between rivals.

Spartans earn victory against Eagles on soccer pitch

Skyline remains undefeated thus far in the 2018 season.

  • Apr 10, 2018
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                                In battle between the top two KingCo 4A boys soccer squads, the Skyline Spartans attained a monumental triumph. Skyline registered a 1-0 win against the Issaquah Eagles on April 6. The Spartans improved their overall record to 6-0-2 with the victory while Issaquah dropped to 7-1. Skyline defender Sam Jarvis (pictured) controls the ball against Issaquah during the matchup between rivals.
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                                Issaquah Eagles softball player Athena Benjamin gets caught between the basepaths against the Mount Si Wildcats in a KingCo 4A contest on April 5. Mount Si defeated Issaquah, 6-4.

Eagles comeback bid falls just short against Wildcats

Issaquah nearly completes comeback.

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                                Issaquah Eagles softball player Athena Benjamin gets caught between the basepaths against the Mount Si Wildcats in a KingCo 4A contest on April 5. Mount Si defeated Issaquah, 6-4.
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                                Issaquah Eagles senior pitcher Torin Crockett said the Eagles goal during the 2018 season is to capture a Class 4A state championship this May.

Eagles’ hurler Crockett is poised on the hill

Issaquah baseball team is currently in first place in the KingCo 4A division.

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                                Issaquah Eagles senior pitcher Torin Crockett said the Eagles goal during the 2018 season is to capture a Class 4A state championship this May.
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                                The Mercer Island Islanders boys lacrosse team registered a 12-5 victory against the Issaquah Eagles on March 30 at Issaquah High School. Issaquah player Max Dahlquist scored a team-high three goals in the loss. Issaquah currently has an overall record of 6-3.

Mercer Island captures victory against Issaquah boys lacrosse squad

Max Dahlquist scored a team-high three goals in the loss.

  • Apr 3, 2018
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                                The Mercer Island Islanders boys lacrosse team registered a 12-5 victory against the Issaquah Eagles on March 30 at Issaquah High School. Issaquah player Max Dahlquist scored a team-high three goals in the loss. Issaquah currently has an overall record of 6-3.

Issaquah’s Burdette is in a sprinting state of mind

Eagle senior will run for Cornell University next season.

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