Sports

Eastlake senior Easton Fix goes up for a header Tuesday night at Juanita High School.

Eastlake soccer misses chance to clinch state berth

Opportunity knocked time after time, but Eastlake was unable to answer during its winner-to-state game Tuesday night at Juanita.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Eastlake senior Easton Fix goes up for a header Tuesday night at Juanita High School.
Issaquah senior Tyler Vanderboegh is congratulated by assistant coach Steve Sanelli after striking out the final batter of the second inning against Mercer Island.

Vanderboegh dominates Mercer Island

Tyler Vanderboegh was forced to change his mindset in a matter of minutes Tuesday afternoon.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Issaquah senior Tyler Vanderboegh is congratulated by assistant coach Steve Sanelli after striking out the final batter of the second inning against Mercer Island.
Eastlake shortstop Michael Russo attempts to lay a tag on a Juanita runner Monday afternoon.

Eastlake downs second place Juanita for key victory

An impressive push to the playoffs continued for the Eastlake baseball team Monday afternoon.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Eastlake shortstop Michael Russo attempts to lay a tag on a Juanita runner Monday afternoon.
Issaquah sophomore Mikenzie Voves hurls a pitch to home plate Tuesday afternoon against Bellevue.

Issaquah clinches KingCo 3A fastpitch crown

Pitching, pitching, pitching.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Issaquah sophomore Mikenzie Voves hurls a pitch to home plate Tuesday afternoon against Bellevue.

Prep roundup

The Skyline girls finished in second place out of 74 teams Saturday at the Lake Washington Invitational earning 45 points. Gig Harbor won the meet with 70, while West Valley of Yakima was third with 44.5.

  • Dec 19, 2011

Sports in brief

The Issaquah Softball 9-10 Tigers blanked the Eastlake Wildcats 17-0 on April 24. Ellie Hendrickson and Sydney Schultz had key kits and

  • Dec 19, 2011
Issaquah Little League Tiger’s Sarah Jordan takes a swing Saturday afternoon.

Sports in brief

Issaquah’s 9-10-year-old Coast Softball Tigers opened their season Saturday with a 13-3 win over the Eastlake Huskies. Both teams fought the rain and cold weather, with occasional hail. Emily Winterstein doubled, while Michelle Fowler, Sarah Jordan and Brooke Davis combined for two singles and two sacrifices. Fowler pitched three innings with an impressive nine strikeouts. Michelle Gersuk finished the game with a save, by striking out the side. The Tigers earned their second win Tuesday, outscoring the Sammamish Bandits 14-11 in five innings. Fowler and Gersuk, each pitched two innings, striking out four batters apiece. Jordan, Emma Moran, Madalyn Lyles, Brooke Davis and Michelle Fowler all earned hits to help to clinch the victory.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Issaquah Little League Tiger’s Sarah Jordan takes a swing Saturday afternoon.
Issaquah’s Sarah Sekijima tracks down a fly ball Monday afternoon against Interlake.

Prep roundup

Issaquah wrapped up a busy week of baseball, winning three straight league games to move into a tie for second place in the KingCo 3A.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Issaquah’s Sarah Sekijima tracks down a fly ball Monday afternoon against Interlake.
Skyline junior Brian Schwartz is leading the KingCo 3A in shutouts in his first season of playing varsity soccer. He spent the last two years playing baseball.

Trading sports: Former slugger leads league in shutouts

What a difference a year made for Skyline’s Brian Schwartz.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Skyline junior Brian Schwartz is leading the KingCo 3A in shutouts in his first season of playing varsity soccer. He spent the last two years playing baseball.
Eastlake shortstop Stephanie Fox flips the ball to second baseman Heather Hammack for an out in the sixth inning of Tuesday’s game. The play saved a Redmond run from scoring.

Eastlake fastpitch earns redemption over rival Redmond

Stephanie Fox carried a bitter taste in her mouth for six days.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Eastlake shortstop Stephanie Fox flips the ball to second baseman Heather Hammack for an out in the sixth inning of Tuesday’s game. The play saved a Redmond run from scoring.
Issaquah’s Brittany Tallman will shoot for her third state golf title in May.

Tallman battles pain, targets third state title

Brittany Tallman’s decision was a difficult one.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Issaquah’s Brittany Tallman will shoot for her third state golf title in May.
Skyline’s Simon Sorenson took first in the 1

Sun shines on inaugural Eastlake track and field meet

Seventy-degree temperatures and clear skies set the ideal stage for Eastlake’s inaugural track and field invitational on Saturday.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Skyline’s Simon Sorenson took first in the 1

Issaquah loses heartbreakers Skyline edges Issaquah in playoff

the win over Roosevelt. Marissa Guches and Kimi Pohlman also had RBI hits. Katie Bunger earned the victory.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Andrew Gray made a speedy recovery after tearing the ACL in his left knee in the fall. Now

Gray overcomes injury hurdles, eyes strong finish

Andrew Gray laid helplessly on the Newport High School football field in September.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Andrew Gray made a speedy recovery after tearing the ACL in his left knee in the fall. Now
Eastlake junior Patrick Yagi controls the ball while under pressure from a Lake Washington defender Tuesday night.

Eastlake edged by Lake Washington

Mistakes have been nearly non-existent for the Eastlake soccer team this season — at least until Tuesday night. The Wolves, who won five of their six previous games, committed three crucial errors against Lake Washington, resulting in a 3-2 loss.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Eastlake junior Patrick Yagi controls the ball while under pressure from a Lake Washington defender Tuesday night.

Prep roundup

Skyline kept its top spot in the league, downing Bellevue 5-0 last Friday. The Spartans were led by pitcher Adrian Sampson, who didn’t allow a single hit over seven innings. The sophomore struck out five en route to his fourth win of the season and first career no-hitter.

  • Dec 19, 2011

Recreation calendar

Registration underway for grades K-6 instructional league that begins April 5 at Beaver Lake Middle School. 877-I-Play-i9 or i9sports.com.

  • Dec 19, 2011

Prep roundup

Eastlake jumped out to a fast start and held on for a 4-2 victory over Roosevelt Saturday afternoon. Ryan Vernon pitched a complete game, allowing two runs on six hits, to earn his second win of the year. Nick Smith was 2-for-3 with two RBI, and Michael Russo was 2-for-3 with one RBI for the Wolves.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Mat Taylor

Taylor named Skyline coach

Nearly a month after Steve Gervais stepped down from coaching the Skyline football team to become an assistant coach at the University of Washington, a replacement was named. And the Spartans didn’t have to look far.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Mat Taylor
Issaquah’s Jeffrey Hjort looks to the sideline official to see if a goal was scored Tuesday night. The ball

Eagles inches shy of victory

Mere inches separated the Issaquah High soccer players from getting the preverbal monkey off their backs Tuesday night.

  • Dec 19, 2011
Issaquah’s Jeffrey Hjort looks to the sideline official to see if a goal was scored Tuesday night. The ball