Issaquah jumped out to an early lead, but couldn’t hang on against non-league opponent Mount Si on Friday night.
The Eagles, who led 7-0 after the first quarter, fell 24-21, dropping to 0-2 on the young season.
Once before every practice, and again after every practice, the Eastside Catholic volleyball team groups together, holds hands, and answers head coach Andrew Ness’ question: “What is your goal?”
It happened faster than a blink of an eye for Issaquah.
Before the first quarter of Saturday’s Emerald City Kickoff Classic finale was over, the Eagles committed two costly turnovers, and were in a 20-0 hole to Bothell.
Competing in a league with a defending state champion, a state runner up, and a team recognized by ESPN RISE as No. 2 in the nation, Issaquah hopes to play an unusual role in 2009 — the underdog.
There is no erasing the gut-wrenching thoughts.
Visions of what could have been still loom in the minds of Issaquah’s returning football players. But, instead of dwelling on the negative, the Eagles hope to use their 20-15 class 4A state championship loss to rival Skyline — a game they led until the 3-minute mark of the fourth quarter — as motivation for the 2009 season.
Gene Dales knows there was no reason for his Eastlake football team to get down on itself.
Finishing third in the KingCo Crest, a division that sent its No. 1 and No. 2 teams to the 4A state championship last season, isn’t shabby.
The Junior Softball World Series (JSWS) ended in a loss for the Redmond/Eastlake All-Stars, but the chance to play against the world’s best was an opportunity of a lifetime, according to coaches and players.
It was just another run in the park for Johnna Koenig — sort of.
The 29-year-old Sammamish resident claimed her first Beaver Lake Triathlon victory in three tries on Saturday morning, winning the overall female competition in 1 hour, 18 minutes and 23 seconds.