A listing of recreational activities available in the Issaquah-Sammamish area.
The Issaquah 9- and 10-year-old Little League Coast Tigers beat the Eastlake Huskies, 6-5, in a dramatic come-from-behind finish Saturday to clinch the championship in the District 9 City Softball Tournament.
The Issaquah Dragons know how to win. The local 11-U baseball team has entered five tournaments this year and walked away with championship trophies in each one. The team has won 20 of its past 22 tournaments, and made the championship game in all 22. The Dragons’ most recent tournament title came at the Oregon City 12-U Invitational last weekend. Playing an age group up, Issaquah defeated the Roseburg Red Sox 1-0 to earn the title.
Katie Kinnear had visions of setting a personal swimming record before the end of the summer — but she never thought it would happen so soon, and she certainly didn’t think it would land her where it did.
What makes someone great at what they do? What propels them to the top of the pack? Tim Russert was one of America’s most trusted TV journalists before being struck down by a heart attack last week at 58. For 16 years he hosted the country’s most influential news program, “Meet The Press.” He was also NBC’s favorite political analyst, was the network’s DC Bureau Chief, and managed to find the time to host a second weekly interview program and write a pair of bestselling books. He was also loved by his family, friends, colleagues and competitors.
Principal Paula Phelps and student speakers described the Issaquah High School class of 2008 as a compassionate, considerate and generous group. They were challenged in countless ways and met those challenges brilliantly, the speakers said during graduation at Safeco Field in Seattle.
Every family experiences painful losses. Beloved pets and family members die. So do hopes and marriages. Tragedies and accidents happen, unfortunately.
As parents, we may not be able to protect our children from crisis or loss, but we can react in a way that prevents it from tearing the family apart. What matters isn’t whether you have a crisis, but how you handle it.
Like many of his Sammamish neighbors, entrepreneur Peter Chee thought it would be wonderful to work at home. Instead, he felt isolated. He missed the atmosphere of being in an intellectual “think tank.”
Liberty was the only area public school whose students decorated their caps for graduation.
“Liberty is founded on being unique,” senior Joshua Trager said. “We are different than Skyline and Issaquah. Our similarities make us good, our differences make us better. … Live not like the person in the blue gown but like the school that stayed out of the crowd.”
Apparently criminals start their work weeks on Monday, too — three cars were stolen in the Issaquah-Sammamish area on June 16. Those and a few other incident reports from the Issaquah Police Department make up this week’s police blotter.