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Eastlake junior finishes 2nd in Jr. PGA tourney | Issaquah Sports Briefs

Sports updates from around the Issaquah and Sammamish areas.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Skyline’s Adrian Sampson was named to the KingCo 3A all-league team as a sophomore.  He had a 6-0 record with a 1.58 ERA.

Issaquah/Sammamish schools reveal spring all-league selections

Listed below are the all-league selections for spring team sports for Issaquah, Skyline and Eastlake high schools.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Skyline’s Adrian Sampson was named to the KingCo 3A all-league team as a sophomore.  He had a 6-0 record with a 1.58 ERA.
Issaquah pitcher Jacob Kemmerer led the KingCo 3A all-stars to a 3-1 victory over the KingCo 4A May 29.

Issaquah, Skyline baseball all-stars wrap up high school careers with wins

A select group of Issaquah and Skyline senior baseball players ended their high school careers with a bang May 30, earning a pair of wins in the annual 3A-4A KingCo All-Star Feeder game at Bellevue’s Bannerwood Park.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Issaquah pitcher Jacob Kemmerer led the KingCo 3A all-stars to a 3-1 victory over the KingCo 4A May 29.
Competitors sprint from the water en route to the bicycle transition area during last Saturday’s Issaquah Triathlon.

Triathletes kick off season at Lake Sammamish event

More than 1,100 participants swarmed the shores and waters of Lake Sammamish Saturday for the eighth annual Issaquah Triathlon, 5K and Kids Tri — the largest turnout in the history of the event.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Competitors sprint from the water en route to the bicycle transition area during last Saturday’s Issaquah Triathlon.
Andy Salmeri connects with a fastball Friday morning

Issaquah baseball finishes third in 3A state tourney at Safeco Field

They may have wanted more, but when it was said and done the Issaquah baseball team was all smiles Saturday after defeating Meadowdale 7-2 for third place in the class 3A state tournament at Safeco Field.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Andy Salmeri connects with a fastball Friday morning
Eastlake’s Tyler Klein heads the ball away from Bellarmine’s Dylan Gaydosh Friday at Lakewood’s Harry Lang Stadium.

Eastlake boys soccer recovers from shootout loss to take third in state

The Eastlake soccer team turned a tough 4A state semifinal loss on Friday into strong end to the season on Saturday. Less than 24 hours after losing a shootout to Bellarmine Prep — a team ranked No. 9 by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America — the Wolves battled back to beat Todd Beamer of Federal Way, 2-1, for third place.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Eastlake’s Tyler Klein heads the ball away from Bellarmine’s Dylan Gaydosh Friday at Lakewood’s Harry Lang Stadium.

Issaquah area golfers swing away at 3A/4A state championships

Issaquah senior Brittany Tallman’s attempt at a third state golf championship came up just shy at Bellingham’s Shuksan Golf Course on May 21.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Issaquah’s Kristen Aratani lays down a bunt against Newport earlier this season. The Eagles beat the Knights four times before losing to them

Issaquah fastpitch’s only loss to Newport is only one that counts

The Issaquah fastpitch team, which was a perfect 4-0 against rival Newport this season, lost to the Knights last Friday during the class 3A state tournament at Tacoma’s SERA Fields. Issaquah fell 5-2 to Newport in the second round of the consolation bracket, ending the Eagles’ season and hopes of advancing to day two and placing.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Issaquah’s Kristen Aratani lays down a bunt against Newport earlier this season. The Eagles beat the Knights four times before losing to them
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Issaquah girls track and field places second at state meet

Issaquah head track and field coach Gwen Robertson knew she had a strong contingent of girls headed to last weekend’s class 3A state meet in Pasco, but even she wasn’t prepared for the end result. The Eagle girls earned 49 points for second place, finishing only behind Eastmont’s 51. The accomplishment matched second place finishes in the 4A classification in 1984, 1976 and 1973, and nearly provided the Issaquah girls their first-ever state title.

  • Dec 19, 2011
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The Eastlake fastpitch team celebrates after defeating Shadle Park 4-1 Saturday for the state championship.

Eastlake fastpitch celebrates first state championship

The challenge might have seemed insurmountable to some, but not the Eastlake fastpitch team. Facing Spokane’s Shadle Park, a 28-0 team, ranked No. 8 in the country by USA Today, the Wolves pulled off arguably one of the largest upsets in any high school championship in the state this season.

  • Dec 19, 2011
The Eastlake fastpitch team celebrates after defeating Shadle Park 4-1 Saturday for the state championship.
Members of the Issaquah lacrosse club team pile on one another after winning the Division I state championship Saturday in Seattle.

Issaquah lacrosse wins first Division I state championship

Pads, helmets, sticks were launched into the air as the Issaquah High School club lacrosse team swarmed the 40-yard line of Seattle’s Memorial Stadium to form a massive human pile. The Eagles explosive celebration was a much deserved one, as they nabbed their first ever Division I state championship Saturday afternoon by knocking off rival Bainbridge, 11-8.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Members of the Issaquah lacrosse club team pile on one another after winning the Division I state championship Saturday in Seattle.

Tigers win two of three

The Issaquah Tigers, a 9-10-year-old Coast League fastpitch team, brought their big bats out May 1 for a 14-3 win over the Sammamish Heat, following it up May 3 with a hard-fought 6-4 victory over the Eastlake Huskies.

  • Dec 19, 2011

Tallman captures Sea-King golf title

Issaquah’s Brittany Tallman, who won medalist honors in every regular-season golf match and took the KingCo tournament title last week, continued her streak of victories Monday.

  • Dec 19, 2011

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  • Dec 19, 2011
Eastlake’s Stephen Wallinger cleared 6-feet-2 inches to take third in the KingCo 4A championships last Friday at Liberty.

Skyline girls, boys repeat as KingCo champions

Tradition held strong for the Skyline track and field teams at last Friday’s KingCo 3A championships.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Eastlake’s Stephen Wallinger cleared 6-feet-2 inches to take third in the KingCo 4A championships last Friday at Liberty.
Issaquah coach Jim Magnuson congratulates his team after winning the KingCo 3A tournament Friday. Seniors Lauren Naismith

Eagles claim KingCo tourney, earn first-round bye

Jim Magnuson might have lost a bet, but he was all smiles last Friday — purple hair and all.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Issaquah coach Jim Magnuson congratulates his team after winning the KingCo 3A tournament Friday. Seniors Lauren Naismith
Issaquah players rejoice after clinching a return trip to state in a 10-9 win over Liberty.

Issaquah makes triumphant return

Andy Salmeri knows a thing or two about big hits.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Issaquah players rejoice after clinching a return trip to state in a 10-9 win over Liberty.
Skyline sisters Meg and Millie Reinhardsen took third place at the KingCo 3A tournament on Monday.

Skyline twins finish third at KingCo

A pair of Skyline and Issaquah doubles teams have lived to play another day.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Skyline sisters Meg and Millie Reinhardsen took third place at the KingCo 3A tournament on Monday.

Eastlake season comes to an end

One strike is all that separated the Eastlake baseball team from a KingCo 4A playoff berth last Friday.

  • Dec 19, 2011
The Issaquah baseball team poses with its KingCo 3A tournament championship trophy after beating Liberty 10-9 Saturday at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue.

Spring bliss

Photos by Mark Lowry

  • Dec 19, 2011
The Issaquah baseball team poses with its KingCo 3A tournament championship trophy after beating Liberty 10-9 Saturday at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue.