Like nearly every other American kid who ever laced up the skates, Matt Boyd spent his youth on the ice rink hearing about the triumphs of the 1980 USA Hockey team.
Five members of the Issaquah Gliders running club qualified for the Junior Olympic National Championships held this weekend in Greensboro, N.C, and one will make the trip to represent the club.
The Bash Brothers, composed of Liberty, Issaquah and Hazen baseball players, won the Pony Colt Regional Tournament on July 19 and will represent Washington state in the Western Zone tournament, starting July 30 in San Jose, Calif. The winner of Zone tournament moves on to the World Series.
The Black Sox Baseball Club, a 15U Mickey Mantle team consisting of players from eight different high schools — including Eastside Catholic, Eastlake, Issaquah and Skyline — has advanced to the 15U Mantle World Series Aug. 4-9 in Tulsa, Okla.
The Eastlake 9-10 year-old Little League All Stars began their state tournament run on Saturday in SeaTac. The District 9 champions dropped their first game 9-6 to Cascade, but battled back to beat Salmon Creek, 9-1, on Sunday, then Asotin County 15-6 on Monday, and Chehalis, 10-2 on Tuesday.
Matt Iwicki was worn out.
The 12-year-old Sammamish resident had just defeated six elite freestyle wrestlers at the USA Wrestling Western Regionals June 27 in Pocatello, Idaho — his highest finish ever. On top of fatigue, he was nursing a broken right middle finger.
A winning tradition stayed alive Sunday afternoon as the Lakeside Senior Legion baseball team held on for a 7-5 victory over Red Lion of Longview, clinching a trip to the this weekend’s 2009 Senior Legion State Tournament in Tacoma.
Every sports fan is guilty of it at one point or another. Hurling forth the phrase “That doesn’t look so hard,” or “I can do that,” comes more natural to some than lifting a hoagie from a plate to their mouth.
Paul Rabil grew up not too far off what many considered the norm, playing soccer and basketball in his hometown just outside of Baltimore, Md. Then, one day, he decided branch out — give a new sport a shot.
Voters from around the state compiled a list of all-state teams for all classifications in baseball, softball and soccer. The list, organized by Rene Ferran of the Tri-City Herald, featured 12 athletes from Issaquah, Skyline, Eastlake and Eastside Catholic high schools.
Little League All-Star District 9 tournaments launched into action on the Fourth of July with the 9-10 year-old baseball tournament beginning at Redmond’s Hartman Park and the 10-11 year-old baseball tournament starting at Issaquah’s Dodd Field.
The Lakeside Recovery Senior Legion baseball club finished with a 3-2 record at the Curt Daniels Memorial Tournament in Portland, Ore., losing to the Federal Way Buzz 9-8 in their final game of the tournament, held at the University of Portland.