Picking a girls varsity squad wasn’t difficult for Eastside Catholic’s first-year head basketball coach Ross Fernley.
For many coaches, having eight sophomores on varsity — three who start — would be a cause for concern.
In seven years of involvement with the Issaquah basketball program, second-year head coach Jeff Altchech can’t recall the Eagles having a smaller roster.
Skyline’s J. Jay Davis couldn’t help but let out a smile when talking about his roster earlier this week.
When Steve Kramer looks at this year’s Eastside Catholic roster he sees something that’s been absent since he took the helm four years ago — size.
Tough luck doesn’t even begin to describe the feeling that swept across the Eastlake basketball program last season.
Yes, last Saturday’s 31-26 state-semifinal victory over Bothell was sweet.
But Skyline has made it clear, the mission isn’t complete.
Trouble piled on for Skyline at the start of the second half.
Skyline Spartans vs. Bothell Cougars
Debate continues between Skyline and Bothell fans as to who has the better team. Come Saturday evening, all those questions will be put to rest.
When Michelle Bretl’s penalty shot skidded into the lower left corner of the net Saturday night at Lakewood’s Harry Lang Stadium, the celebration was on.
Skyline earned its second straight 4A state soccer title Saturday evening, beating rival Issaquah 2-1 via a shootout.
Over the last three weeks, Skyline has found a pretty successful formula — crush an opponents’ spirit early, and cruise to the finish.
All the pieces were in place for Issaquah.
Down 10, the Eagles were set to receive the ball to start the second half. As a bonus, the gusting wind was at their back.
Sometimes the best things come to those who wait.
And sometimes, in the case of the Skyline girls soccer team, it’s better just to get it out of the way quickly and hold on.
No matter how many times Skyline first-year head swim coach Susan Simpkins saw the evidence, she still couldn’t believe it.
Problems continued to mount for Issaquah.
Geared for a deep run into the playoffs — possibly another state soccer title — Eastlake’s season came to an abrupt end Tuesday night during the opening round of the state tournament.
Chalk up another one for the Eastlake girls cross country team.
For the second consecutive year, and the second time in school history, the Wolves won a 4A team cross country title.
Skyline blew the competition away at Saturday’s Sea-King 4A District championships, claiming the team title with 246 points. Garfield finished second with 166 points.