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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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

Recreation calendar

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  • Dec 19, 2011

Prep roundup

Issaquah defeated Newport 2-0 on May 1 to complete a perfect 16-0 regular season.

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Issaquah’s Brittany Tallman will shoot for her third state golf title in May.

Tallman earns individual KingCo 3A golf title

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.

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Issaquah’s Brittany Tallman will shoot for her third state golf title in May.
Issaquah’s Miles Perkins

Issaquah makes return trip to Safeco Field

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.

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Issaquah’s Miles Perkins
Skyline’s Shealee O’Donnell won the 100 and 200 at last Friday’s Sea-King track and field finals at the Southwest Athletic Complex in Seattle.

Skyline girls win fifth straight district track and field title

The Skyline girls track and field team claimed its fifth consecutive Sea-King crown last Friday, edging rival Issaquah 114-103.

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Skyline’s Shealee O’Donnell won the 100 and 200 at last Friday’s Sea-King track and field finals at the Southwest Athletic Complex in Seattle.

Eastlake soccer rolls past Mead

After narrowly making it in to the 4A state tournament, the Eastlake soccer team continues to make noise.

  • Dec 19, 2011

IHS fastpitch wins Sea-King title

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.

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Sports in brief

Jeff Altchech, an assistant for recently-resigned Issaquah boys basketball coach Jeff Patrick, was hired as the new head coach earlier this week.

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Issaquah Little League Tiger pitcher Michelle Fowler pitches in a game against the Eastlake Huskies last Saturday.

Tigers stay atop Coast League standings

The Issaquah Little League 9-10-year-old Coast Softball Tigers beat the Eastlake Huskies 9-3 last Saturday in an extremely competitive contest.

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Issaquah Little League Tiger pitcher Michelle Fowler pitches in a game against the Eastlake Huskies last Saturday.