Sports

Weather cancels slew of high school games

The wintery blast that swept across the greater Seattle area last week provided students with extended winter breaks, and caused headaches for commuters.

Issaquah’s Ben Tickman works toward pin over Redmond’s Ari Shriger Tuesday night.

Issaquah grapplers split double dual at Redmond

A short-handed Issaquah wrestling team took the hand it was dealt Tuesday, earning a split in its first dual matches of the season.

Issaquah’s Ben Tickman works toward pin over Redmond’s Ari Shriger Tuesday night.
Eastside Catholic’s Grant Sutherland pulls up for a shot Monday against Liberty.

Eastside Catholic boys defrost after winter layover

Eastside Catholic boys basketball coach Steve Kramer didn’t deny it — he was concerned Monday night.

Eastside Catholic’s Grant Sutherland pulls up for a shot Monday against Liberty.

Gymnasts place at state meet

The Gymnastics East Level 5 girls competed Dec. 6 at the Fall State Championships in Bellevue.

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Eastlake’s Anas Elkugia leaps for a rebound Saturday afternoon

Prep Roundup | Jan. 9

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Eastlake’s Anas Elkugia leaps for a rebound Saturday afternoon
Michale Russo is fouled going up for a shot Monday afternoon against Kennedy. He had a career-high 29 points.

Eastlake stumbles down stretch against Kennedy

Michael Russo simply ran out of big plays Monday afternoon in the second round of the Bellevue Community College Christmas Classic.

Michale Russo is fouled going up for a shot Monday afternoon against Kennedy. He had a career-high 29 points.
The Eastlake fastpitch team celebrates after winning their first-ever state championship.

2008: A year of sports memories

If there was ever a doubt, it was erased in 2008. Issaquah and Sammamish schools proved yet again they contain some of the top high school athletes in the state — if not the best.

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The Eastlake fastpitch team celebrates after winning their first-ever state championship.
Skyline senior Nick Crossan drives to the hoop last week at practice.

Spartan basketball relies on speed, quickness

Last season it was all about height for the Skyline boys basketball team.

Skyline senior Nick Crossan drives to the hoop last week at practice.

Eastside Catholic takes gridiron mentality to court

Eastside Catholic boys basketball coach Steve Kramer hopes there’s some mojo left in the tank.

Recreation calendar | Dec. 12

Lacrosse, baseball

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Issaquah’s Max Kolden pulls up for a jump shot in practice earlier this week.

Eagles soar into new basketball season

There might be a new face at the helm, but the philosophy remains the same for the Issaquah boys basketball team.

Issaquah’s Max Kolden pulls up for a jump shot in practice earlier this week.
Issaquah head coach Chris Bennett reacts after suffering a heart-breaking 20-15 loss to rival Skyline Friday night.

Spartans rally for win over Eagles, claim state title

Mission accomplished for Skyline football team. For the second straight season, the Spartans gathered at the Tacoma Dome 50-yard line and hoisted a championship trophy toward the hollow concrete roof — something they envisioned from the start of the season.

Issaquah head coach Chris Bennett reacts after suffering a heart-breaking 20-15 loss to rival Skyline Friday night.

Rivals to collide on big stage in 4A state final

Their athletes have collided on fields, courts and tracks countless times. But Friday, the intense athletic rivalry between Skyline and Issaquah will move to one of the state's largest stages when the schools clash for the 4A state football championship at the Tacoma Dome.

Brennan Miller fights for the ball against Kentwood's Darrius Coleman.

Issaquah hangs on to beat Kentwood; rematch set with Bothell

With the game on the line and 4 minutes remaining, Issaquah left itself one option Saturday night — hand the ball to Grant Gellatly. As he's done all season, the 5-foot-10, 180-pound junior answered his team's call. Gellatly, who rushed 31 times for career-best 313 yards, had five consecutive carries for 27 yards in the final three minutes. As a result, Issaquah ran out the clock and sealed a 31-28 win over Kentwood.

Brennan Miller fights for the ball against Kentwood's Darrius Coleman.

Sports in brief

Sammamish Little League registration is now open for boys ages 5-12 and girls 5-14. For more information, go to www.sammamishlittleleague.org.

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Gymnasts place at Chocolate Classic

The Gymnastics East Level 6 girls competed Nov. 9 at the Chocolate Classic in Everett, hosted by Leading Edge Gymnastics. Listed below are results for the Issaquah/Sammamish girls:

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Crusader volleyball takes second

The Eastside Catholic volleyball team came up just shy of a state title Friday, falling to Shadle Park of Spokane, 25-18, 25-16, 25-19 in the championship match.

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Eastlake freshman Kathryn Kinnear reacts as she sees on the scoreboard that she finished first in the 100 yard butterfly final during the 2008 WIAA 2A/4A Girls Swim & Dive Meet at King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way on Sat.

Taylor claims fifth state title, breaks own record

Skyline junior Andie Taylor added to her impressive list of prep accomplishments Saturday afternoon, notching her fifth career state championship at the 4A state meet in Federal Way.

Eastlake freshman Kathryn Kinnear reacts as she sees on the scoreboard that she finished first in the 100 yard butterfly final during the 2008 WIAA 2A/4A Girls Swim & Dive Meet at King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way on Sat.
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Wolfpack girls advance to Nike National in December

The Wolfpack girls cross country squad, coached by Sammamish resident Todd Starnes, finished second at the Nike Cross Regionals in Boise, Idaho last weekend. The team, which consisted of 28 girls from Eastlake High School, had two varsity squads and one junior varsity team compete. The same group of varsity runners that won the 4A state meet, Nov. 8 were able to edge out Gig Harbor again, scoring 110 points. Gig Harbor finished third with 128 and Jesuit of Portland, Ore., won the event with 47.

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Highs & Lows | Photo

Three area football teams participated in the state quarterfinals last weekend. Issaquah and Skyline advanced to the 4A semifinals and have the potential to face one another for the state championship. Eastside Catholic dropped a heartbreaker to Lakes in the 3A quarterfinals. For complete wrap-ups of the weekend’s games, visit the sports section. Or, for photos, click on “photo galleries.”

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