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There are some who argue the validity of baton twirling as a sport.
The pipeline of Major League Baseball talent that is the Sammamish Plateau pumped out another prospect last Friday. Mike Lee, a 2005 graduate of Skyline High School, was selected by the Boston Red Sox as the 262nd pick in the eighth round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft.
Eastlake’s “fearsome foursome” of Stephanie Fox, Kaitlyn Bunger, Kelsey Leaverenz and Kimi Pohlman know what it’s like to be on the top of the softball world after winning the 4A state fastpitch title two weeks ago. Now the seniors get to end their high school careers by sharing one more special bond. The four are part of a select group of 11 Seattle Mariner ball girls who shag foul balls at Safeco Field — a job that results in cheers and sometimes jeers. They were selected after the Mariners asked Eastlake head coach George Crowder whether he had any outgoing players who were strong fielders.
George Crowder officially resigned from his position as Eastlake High School’s head softball coach last week after 16 years at the helm. He is moving on to teach history at Lake Washington High School next fall.
Every time Braden Bouwman takes the field, things get a little easier.
A run at a perfect season and a first-ever volleyball championship fell just short for Issaquah Friday night in Kennewick.
The role was a little different this time around, but the result was the same for the Skyline girls swim team.
Issaquah overcame a two-touchdown deficit Saturday to come from behind and beat Olympia 34-28 in two overtimes on the road.
Top-ranked Skyline got a scare Saturday night, but held on to beat unranked Central Kitsap 16-14 on a rainy night in Sammamish.
In a near identical performance from last week's regular-season finale, the Issaquah volleyball team defeated Newport handily Thursday night — 25-18, 25-19, 25-15 — to capture the KingCo 4A tournament championship and a top seed in the 4A state tournament.
Skyline scored a plethora of points Saturday, but still finished behind two teams to place third in the annual KingCo swim meet.
The Issaquah girls soccer team kept its season alive Saturday beating Bothell 2-1 in a loser-out match.
Taylor Wyman rushed for three touchdowns, kicked five extra-points and added a field goal Friday night as Issaquah defeated Woodinville 38-7 in a loser-out KingCo 4A crossover game.
The plan was simple for the Issaquah volleyball team Monday night. "We wanted to try and jump out on them, put a lot of pressure on them early," head coach Todd Parsons said.
Issaquah fended off a feisty Roosevelt in five games Monday night, winning 30-32, 25-17, 25-17, 19-25, 15-10.
Eastlake put up a fight, but in the end it was undefeated Issaquah who prevailed Wednesday, earning a four-game victory over the Wolves — 25-15, 23-25, 28-26, 25-15.
Issaquah won its ninth consecutive match on Monday night beating Redmond in three straight sets — 25-19, 25-14, 25-18.
Newport took two early leads over Skyline Friday, but the top-ranked Spartans prevailed with a 55-34 victory over the Knights.
Rachel Roeder and Sarah Hanna recorded 24 and 20 kills, respectively, Wednesday as Issaquah defeated rival Skyline in four games — 25-13, 25-17, 25-6, 25-20.
Senior running back Taylor Wyman scored three touchdowns and added a field goal last Friday as Issaquah pounded non-league Kamiak 38-6 in Everett.