Issaquah will get another shot at a Division I state lacrosse title.
The defending state champions pulled out a 5-4 overtime win over Bainbridge Wednesday night to earn a title shot against Mercer Island at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Seattle.
The Skyline girls track and field team claimed the 4A bi-district meet between KingCo schools and Southwest Washington schools Saturday at Seattle’s Southwest Complex, earning 80.5 points. Inglemoor (73) finished in second place, followed by Issaquah (71).
Issaquah had Marysville-Pilchuck against the ropes Saturday — in a spot the Tomahawks haven’t been all season. The Eagles couldn’t deliver the knockout blow, however, falling 3-2 in a state-quarterfinal shootout at Lake Stevens.
Obstacles continued to pile up for the Issaquah fastpitch team. Controversial calls, a tight strike zone and an ejection of head coach Jim Magnuson contributed to a five-run deficit in Friday’s KingCo 4A loser-out game against Lake Washington.
The Issaquah fastpitch softball team will try to keep its 4A state tournament hopes alive at 3 p.m., today, May 22, against Lake Washington at Redmond’s Hartman Park. The Eagles lost to the Kangs, 3-2, in the second round of the KingCo 4A tournament on Wednesday.
The program’s never played in a state game before, but nerves weren’t evident for the Issaquah boys soccer team on Tuesday night.
Playing in front of arguably their largest home crowd of the season, the Eagles defeated Rogers of Puyallup, 2-1, in the opening round of the 4A state tournament.
For the eighth straight year, the Skyline girls nabbed a KingCo track and field team crown, taking the 4A league meet last Friday at Eastlake High School. The Spartans earned 117 points, finishing ahead of Inglemoor (101) and Issaquah (91).
Skyline earned second place overall at last Friday’s KingCo 4A meet behind six league championships. Sophomore Kasen Williams had three of those, helping the Spartans to 97.5 points. Only Inglemoor (117) had more team points.
With all the cheers and smiles generated on the Issaquah girls’ lacrosse sideline Saturday afternoon at Eastside Catholic’s Charlie Acosta Stadium, it was hard to tell the Eagles had just dropped their Division II state championship match, 14-8, to Mercer Island.
Playoff action is in full-swing this weekend for several area teams with several state tournament spots on the line. Listed below are times and locations for baseball and soccer games taking place this weekend.
To anyone following 4A Kingco baseball, just one week ago it would have been unfathomable to think that the Redmond Mustangs, ranked second in the state and riding a 10-game win streak going into the league tournament, would have the misfortune of being knocked out in the second round of the loser’s bracket.