Eagles back in playoff hunt
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.
The Eagles defeated Skyline 14-4 on April 17, beat Liberty 5-3 last Friday and downed Mount Si 6-4 on Monday, improving to 8-5 in league and 9-6 overall.
Up 7-4 over Skyline after four innings, Issaquah erupted for seven more runs in the fifth to win by the 10-run rule. Jacob Kemmerer earned the victory and the Eagles received big hits from RBI hits from Russell Bair, Miles Perkins, Spencer Rogers, Mario Sanelli and Kyle Sutherland. Issaquah jumped out to a 5-0 lead over Liberty on Friday, scoring four runs in the third and one in the fourth. Brennan Miller drove in two RBI and Sanelli was 2-for-4 with a run scored. Alex DeMarne picked up the victory. The Eagles fell behind 4-0 in the top of the fourth inning of Monday’s game, but battled back in the bottom half of the inning to tie. Andy Salmeri hit a clutch RBI single in the top of the fifth and Perkins added another RBI single in the sixth to secure the win. Tyler Vanderboegh earned the win and Shane Yarnell picked up the save. As of press time Issaquah was tied with Liberty for second place with three regular season games to go. The Eagles faced Bellevue on Wednesday and host Newport at 4 p.m. today.
Eastlake slides back into picture
Eastlake won three of its last four games to move itself back into the KingCo 4A playoff hunt. The Wolves defeated Lake Washington 12-11 on April 16, Franklin 16-3 on April 17 and Garfield 3-0 last Friday before losing to Woodinville 4-3 on Monday. Brennan Menninger, Matt Shaffer and Ryan Vernon picked up the victories — with Vernon going a complete game and only allowing one hit against Garfield.
Nick Smith, Aaron Race, Michael Russo and Joe Johnson all had multi-RBI performances over the stretch.
Eastlake faced Roosevelt on April 23 and hosts Juanita at 3:45 p.m., Monday, April 28. As of press time the Wolves were 9-8 in league and a game behind Lake Washington for the sixth and final KingCo 4A playoff spot.
Skyline downs Interlake
Skyline scored six runs in the first inning, en route to a 11-1, five-inning victory over Interlake Monday afternoon.
Eric Biege and Phil Tushar were 2-for-4 with runs scored. Jim Carnes picked up the victory for the Spartans, going four innings.
Skyline fell 14-4 to Issaquah on April 17. The Spartans surrendered 11 runs in the fourth and fifth inning. Ryan Somers was 3-for-3 with two runs scored. As of press time Skyline was in a tie with Newport for first place with an 8-3 league record. The Spartans faced Liberty Wednesday and Newport on Thursday. They travel to Sammamish at 4 p.m. today.
Track & field
Issaquah girls win three-team meet
The Issaquah girls earned 79.5 points April 17 to beat Mount Si (70.5) and Bellevue (45).
The Eagles’ claimed 11 events and had three multiple event winners. Stephanie Stoll won the long jump, (15 feet, 9 inches) and triple jump (33-0 3/4); Elaine Tran won the 100 hurdles (16.0 seconds) and 300 hurdles (47.2) and Haley Jacobsen won the 100 (12.5) and 200 (26.6). Other individual winners were Kaley Allison, 400 (1 minute, 1 second); Bonnie Young, 800 (2:20.9) and Haida Ikeda, 1,600 (5:20.8). The 800 and 1,600 relay teams also won.
The Issaquah boys finished in a tie for second place with Bellevue with 49 points. Mount Si won the meet with 77 points. Kyle Hansen won the long jump (18-9 3/4) and triple jump (37-9 1/2). Ryan Tiernan won the 300 hurdles in 41.1 seconds. The Eagles also won the 400 and 1,600 relays.
Skyline runs away with meet
The Skyline boys won 12 events to defeat Interlake 106-39 on April 17.
The Spartans had eight individual winners, led by Kasen Williams victory in the high jump (6-0) and triple jump (38-7). Other winners were: A.J. Francis, javelin; Victor Evans, 300 hurdles; Tommy Aarts, 100; Jordan Kaatz, 200; Dustin Bratten, 400; Tyler Torres, 800 and Simon Sorrenson, 3,200.
The Skyline girls equaled the boys score, defeating Interlake 106-39.
The Spartans won 13 events led by Haley Ziegler’s victories in the shot put (29-10) and discus (83-1); and Rachael Butenko’s wins in the triple jump (34-5 1/2) and 100 (13). Other individual winners included: McKensie Gelber, javelin; Marina Galbraith, high jump; Kaylyn Berry, long jump; Kiara Williams, 100 hurdles; Michelle Ireland, 400; Haley Hunt, 800 and Emily Cheung, 3,200.
Eastlake girls win league meet
The Eastlake girls won 10 events April 17 to earn 79 points and claim a victory over Garfield (50) and Bothell (46).
Lan VoBa won with long jump (14-6 1/2) and triple jump (33-5 1/2). Other winners included: Carolyn Greenlee, discus; Olivia Boyd, high jump; Alyssa Bettinger, pole vault; Carlye Skinner, 100 hurdles; Brianna Martinson, 300 hurdles; Chelsea Orr, 800 and Ellie Murray, 3,200.
The Eastlake boys finished second with 47 points. Bothell won the meet with 98, while Garfield was third with 35.
The Wolves took six events, led by Dan Sloat’s wins in the 200 (22.8) and 400 (50.4). Other individual winners included: Devin Bennett, triple jump; Daniel Jackstadt, 100 and Ben Dulkin, 800.
Inglemoor upsets Eastlake
After a week without any games, the Eastlake soccer team fell 1-0 to Inglemoor on Tuesday night.
The Vikings scored the go-ahead goal in the 55th minute off the foot of David Sifuentes.
The Wolves fell to 6-2 in league and 9-4 overall with the loss. The victory was just the second of the season for Inglemoor, who improved to 2-5 and 3-7-1. First place Eastlake has nearly another week off before hosting second place Garfield at 7:30 p.m., April 28.
Issaquah earns second win
The Issaquah soccer team picked up its second win of the season, beating Liberty 1-0 last Friday.
Brian Larsen booted the score in five minutes into the contest off an assist from Larry Schneider. The Eagles fell Tuesday night, losing 6-1 to Bellevue. Issaquah is now 2-9-2. The Eagles travel face Sammamish at 7:30, tonight on the road.
Skyline drops a pair
Skyline lost its last two games, falling 4-3 to Newport on Friday and 3-1 to Mercer Island on Tuesday.
The Spartans took the initial on a goal form Alec Kimble in the 14th minute. Newport countered, however, scoring two goals in the last four minutes of the first half. The Knights never looked back. Tom Molyneux-Elliot and Kimble scored goals in the 71st and 75th minutes.
Skyline took the initial lead in Tuesday’s game as well, before allowing three unanswered second-half goals. Edgar Esquivel scored the Spartan goal in the 38th minute. Skyline is now 7-4-3 and still in contention for the top spot in KingCo with two games left to play. Skyline faces Liberty April 29 and first place Bellevue on May 1.