Skyline boys nab KingCo title
The Skyline boys cross country team captured the KingCo 4A title Oct. 23 at Seattle’s Lincoln Park, earning 54 points.
Redmond (60) took second, while Issaquah (115) was third.
Simon Sorenson (15 minutes, 45 seconds) and Kyle Branch (15:51) finished the 3.1-mile course third and fourth, respectively. Mark Frerker (16:13) and Travis Lund (16:15) finished 13th and 14th, respectively, lifting the Spartans to victory. Redmond’s Aiden Irish won the race in 15:23 and Redmond’s Mack Young was second in 15:29. The Mustangs didn’t have any other top 15 placers.
Issaquah’s Chris Brasino (16:00) earned the highest finish for the Eagles in seventh place. Jon Wallis (16:08) and Kevin Lemond (16:11) finished ninth and 10th, respectively. Eastlake finished eighth as a team, with 176 points.
Eastlake girls claim crown
The Eastlake girls cross country team ran away with the KingCo 4A title at Seattle’s Lincoln Park on Oct. 23, earning 44 team points.
The Wolves’ Chelsea Orr led the way, finishing third in a time of 19:06. Tasha Lingenbrink (19:12) and Megan Batty (19:14) finished fifth and sixth, respectively. Erin Blodnick was 10th at 19:19. Redmond finished second as a team with 88 points. The Mustangs’ Sarah Lord won the race in 18:34, followed closely by teammate Jillian Jaccard (18:56).
Skyline’s Haily Hunter (19:07) took fourth, helping the Spartans to a fourth place overall finish, with 122 points.
Issaquah finished in a tie for 10th place with Bothell, with 207 points.
Issaquah shuts out Bothell
Issaquah beat Bothell 2-0 on Tuesday night, bringing their final regular-season record to 8-1-2 in league and 10-2-3 overall. The Eagles received an unassisted goal from Dayna Talley in the sixth minute, and an insurance goal from Kristen Maris in the 69th minute. Nicole Eddings earned her eighth shutout of the season. Issaquah is the No. 4 seed in the KingCo 4A and will host No. 5 Newport at 7 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 1. The winner of that game will face the winner of Eastlake-Redmond at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
Skyline beats Newport
The Spartans held on to a tie for first place in the KingCo 4A Tuesday night, beating Newport 2-0 in the regular-season finale.
Madi Barney scored a goal just before the half in the 39th minute, and Kiara Williams added another goal in the 71st minute to seal the win. Jill Stika recorded the shutout for the Spartans, who ended league play tied with Woodinville with a 9-1-1 record. Skyline and Woodinville are both guaranteed state berths, but will play for the KingCo championship at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The No. 1 team hosts the event. The location of the game had yet to be determined as of press time.
Wolves seal up third place
Eastlake earned a 3-1 victory over Redmond on Tuesday, locking up third place in the KingCo 4A. Emily Hurd scored two goals on assists from MacKenzie Garrett and Lindsey Elston added an unassisted score.
Eastlake holds sole possession of third place in the KingCo 4A tournament and will host No. 6 Redmond at 7 p.m. tomorrow for a chance to move on to the District 2/4 tournament. The winner will face the Issaquah-Newport winner at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday.