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Mikenzie Voves struck out 14 Tahoma batters Monday afternoon

Issaquah fastpitch blazes past Tahoma in opener

Rainy weather forced the Issaquah fastpitch team to delay the start of its regular season by a week — and left the team with three straight weeks of nothing but practices.

Mikenzie Voves struck out 14 Tahoma batters Monday afternoon
Eastlake goalkeeper Victor Kollar snags a corner kick away from Skyline’s Mitchell Kim Tuesday night while Gordan Savage (13) and Patrick Yagi (14) look on.

Battle on the Plateau: Late goals lead Eastlake to win over Skyline

Skyline soccer coach Don Braman was left scratching his head Tuesday night — unsure how it could happen again.

Eastlake goalkeeper Victor Kollar snags a corner kick away from Skyline’s Mitchell Kim Tuesday night while Gordan Savage (13) and Patrick Yagi (14) look on.
Bill Marsh

Marsh resigns as Eastside Catholic football coach

Eastside Catholic announced Thursday that Bill Marsh will resign his position as head football coach, yet remain as the Associate Athletic Director for the school.

  • Dec 19, 2011
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Bill Marsh

Softball preview | Skyline returns experienced, hungry team

New Skyline softball coach Duane Witter couldn’t pass the situation up.

Issaquah’s Carter Mitchell fends off a Mount Si defender Saturday at Eastlake High School.

Prep roundup

Baseball Eastside shuts down Newport Eastside Catholic won its first game of the 2009 season Monday, beating Newport 3-0 at the University of Washington Ballpark. Matt Boyd pitched six innings, striking out seven and allowing just two hits. Sam Lindquist struck out three in the seventh to earn the save. Jake Gober was 1-for-2 with an RBI for the Crusaders.

  • Dec 19, 2011
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Issaquah’s Carter Mitchell fends off a Mount Si defender Saturday at Eastlake High School.
Skyline catcher Ryan Somers is one of 11 seniors returning to a Skyline squad that finished 16-7 overall last year.

Baseball preview | Spartans return 11 seniors

Experience isn’t an issue for the Skyline baseball team this season. The Spartans return 11 seniors to their lineup from a group that went 12-4 in the KingCo 3A last year and 16-7 overall.

Skyline catcher Ryan Somers is one of 11 seniors returning to a Skyline squad that finished 16-7 overall last year.
Issaquah catcher Molly Nelson was the co-MVP of the KingCo 3A last  year. She leads a group of seven returning Eagle seniors.

Softball preview | Eagles eye fourth consecutive trip to state

Success and the Issaquah fastpitch team are synonymous. Eight of the last 11 seasons, including the last three, the Eagles have advanced to the state tournament.

Issaquah catcher Molly Nelson was the co-MVP of the KingCo 3A last  year. She leads a group of seven returning Eagle seniors.

Baseball preview | Crusaders reload for ’09

High expectations soared over the heads of the Eastside Catholic baseball team last season. The Crusaders ran the table in the Metro League, going a perfect 16-0 in the regular season — before it all came crashing down.

Issaquah's Erin Nicol fights through a fiesty Pasco defense Friday afternoon. The Eagles toughed out a 52-50 win over the Bulldogs to guarantee no worse than seventh place in state. They play Auburn Riverside at 1:30 p.m.

Issaquah fends off Pasco, fights for fourth place Saturday

Fresh off coverage of the Eastlake/Bellarmine girls game, sports writer Kevin Endejan will be posting live updates of the Issaquah vs. Pasco girls game right here at 3:30 p.m. Navigate back to this link at 3:30 and click the CoverItLive widget embedded below to start seeing updates from the game. If you'd like to leave a comment, feel free, though Kevin won't be able to see your comments till later today.

  • Dec 19, 2011
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Issaquah's Erin Nicol fights through a fiesty Pasco defense Friday afternoon. The Eagles toughed out a 52-50 win over the Bulldogs to guarantee no worse than seventh place in state. They play Auburn Riverside at 1:30 p.m.
Spencer Rogers is only a junior

Baseball preview | Eagles mix veterans, youth

Success is nothing new to the Issaquah baseball program. Since 2000, the Eagles have claimed three state championships and two third-place finishes.

Spencer Rogers is only a junior

Baseball preview | Eastlake brings back veteran core

The Eastlake baseball team has a new face at the helm for the 2009 season — sort of.

Issaquah's Blaire Brady is swarmed by Auburn Riverside defenders Makenna Clark and Nichole Jackson. The Ravens forced the Eagles into nine fourth-quarter turnovers to come from behind and win.

Eagles take home seventh-place trophy

Only 8 minutes stood between the Issaquah girls and a fourth-place trophy on Saturday afternoon.

Issaquah's Blaire Brady is swarmed by Auburn Riverside defenders Makenna Clark and Nichole Jackson. The Ravens forced the Eagles into nine fourth-quarter turnovers to come from behind and win.
Eastlake senior Lexie Esser is one of three returning varsity players from last year’s 4A state championship team.

Softball preview | Defending state champ Eastlake reloads roster

The phrase “rebuilding year” might be an understatement for the defending 4A state championship Eastlake fastpitch team.

Eastlake senior Lexie Esser is one of three returning varsity players from last year’s 4A state championship team.

Softball preview | Crusaders small in numbers, large in experience

The good news: Eastside Catholic returns eight players from last year’s 14-8 district playoff squad. The bad news: There were only 13 girls who tried out for this year’s team.

Issaquah's Alexa Smith battles for the ball with Jackson's Chanel Sam (10) and Erin Feeney (11) on Wednesday night at the Tacoma Dome.

Issaquah rallies from behind to beat Jackson

Issaquah trailed most of Wednesday night's 4A state tournament opener, but battled back in the last five minutes to beat Jackson 58-55.

Issaquah's Alexa Smith battles for the ball with Jackson's Chanel Sam (10) and Erin Feeney (11) on Wednesday night at the Tacoma Dome.
Issaquah senior Alexa Smith hoists the Sea-King District 4A trophy over her head Friday.

Issaquah grabs early lead, hangs on for district crown

It was occasionally bumpy. It wasn't always pretty. But the Issaquah girls could care less — they got the job done on Friday. The Eagles overcame 20 turnovers and 35 percent shooting to beat Eastlake 44-34 for the Sea-King 4A District championship at Juanita High School. "When we play tough (defense) like that you might say it looks kind of ugly, but that's the thing – the girls play hard and if it's low scoring like that, it's kind of been in our favor," head coach Kathy Gibson said.

Issaquah senior Alexa Smith hoists the Sea-King District 4A trophy over her head Friday.
Eastlake guard Jess Kelly is swarmed by Auburn Riverside's Makenna Clark

Eastlake opens state tourney with loss to Auburn Riverside

Eastlake received a cold greeting Wednesday morning during its first state playoff appearance in 12 years.

Eastlake guard Jess Kelly is swarmed by Auburn Riverside's Makenna Clark

Girls basketball | State tournament matchups set for Issaquah, Eastlake

State tournament matchups and times for the 4A state tournament were set Sunday afternoon by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association. The double-elimination tournament launches Wednesday at the Tacoma Dome.

  • Dec 19, 2011
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Eastside Catholic's AJ Hostak grapples with Franklin-Pierce's David Kuich in the 3A semifinals. Hostak lost the match in an 8-6 decision after Kuich earned a takedown with three seconds left on the clock.

State wrestling | Three area athletes place

Worn, tired, bruised and bloodied, AJ Hostak embraced Eastside Catholic head coach Dennis Reddinger Saturday afternoon on the Tacoma Dome floor.

Eastside Catholic's AJ Hostak grapples with Franklin-Pierce's David Kuich in the 3A semifinals. Hostak lost the match in an 8-6 decision after Kuich earned a takedown with three seconds left on the clock.

Girls basketball | Issaquah earns redemption over Skyline

Five days after losing to Skyline, Issaquah earned redemption over the Spartans with a 60-43 victory in the first round of the KingCo 4A playoffs.

  • Dec 19, 2011
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