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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.
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.
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.
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.
Tradition held strong for the Skyline track and field teams at last Friday’s KingCo 3A championships.
Jim Magnuson might have lost a bet, but he was all smiles last Friday — purple hair and all.
Andy Salmeri knows a thing or two about big hits.
A pair of Skyline and Issaquah doubles teams have lived to play another day.
One strike is all that separated the Eastlake baseball team from a KingCo 4A playoff berth last Friday.
Photos by Mark Lowry
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Issaquah defeated Newport 2-0 on May 1 to complete a perfect 16-0 regular season.
Issaquah senior Brittany Tallman continued her dominant season Tuesday afternoon, winning the KingCo 3A crown at Snohomish Golf Course. The defending 3A state champion shot a 72 on the par 73 course. Mount Si’s Katie Somers came in second with a 75.
It was a matter of experience vs. inexperience Saturday as Issaquah cruised past Hazen, 20-2, in the regional-round state baseball tournament at Bellevue’s Bannerwood Park.
The Skyline girls track and field team claimed its fifth consecutive Sea-King crown last Friday, edging rival Issaquah 114-103.
After narrowly making it in to the 4A state tournament, the Eastlake soccer team continues to make noise.
Issaquah kept its record flawless and clinched a state tournament bid, beating Newport, 4-2, in the Sea-King District fastpitch softball championship last Friday.
Jeff Altchech, an assistant for recently-resigned Issaquah boys basketball coach Jeff Patrick, was hired as the new head coach earlier this week.
The Issaquah Little League 9-10-year-old Coast Softball Tigers beat the Eastlake Huskies 9-3 last Saturday in an extremely competitive contest.