Girls basketball: Defense powers Eagles past Spartans, 40-31

January 11, 2016

By Greg Farrar/gfarrar@sammamishreview Issaquah sophomore forward Mariah Van Halm (right) puts Skyline senior post Taylor McKerlich on the floor as they fight for a rebound under the Issaquah basket during the fourth quarter of the Spartans’ Jan. 8 loss, 40-31.

By Greg Farrar/gfarrar@sammamishreview
Issaquah sophomore forward Mariah Van Halm (right) puts Skyline senior post Taylor McKerlich on the floor as they fight for a rebound under the Issaquah basket during the fourth quarter of the Spartans’ Jan. 8 loss, 40-31.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW — 9:25 a.m., Jan. 11, 2016

In rivalry games, powerful emotions can often be detrimental for young athletes. Read more

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Issaquah boys down Skyline, stay unbeaten in KingCo hoops

January 11, 2016

By Greg Farrar/gfarrar@isspress.com Issaquah junior forward Tanner Davis has the ball batted away by a Skyline defender as he tries to score during the second quarter of their Jan. 8 basketball game, won 64-45 by the Eagles.

By Greg Farrar/gfarrar@isspress.com
Issaquah junior forward Tanner Davis has the ball batted away by a Skyline defender as he tries to score during the second quarter of their Jan. 8 basketball game, won 64-45 by the Eagles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW — 9:15 a.m., Jan. 11, 2016

The boys basketball programs at Issaquah and Skyline high schools are in two different stages of development, something that was evident in the fourth quarter of the teams’ Jan. 8 meeting in Sammamish. Read more

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Curtis Vikings’ muscle too much for Liberty girls basketball to handle

December 30, 2015

NEW – 7:10 p.m., Dec. 30, 2015

By Neil Pierson/npierson@isspress.com Liberty players Vanessa Powers (15), Sloane Zerda and Alissa Campbell (44) surround Curtis guard Kaelin Williams-Kennedy (11) during first-half action in the Patriots’ 62-42 loss to the Vikings on Dec. 30.

By Neil Pierson/npierson@isspress.com
Liberty players Vanessa Powers (15), Sloane Zerda and Alissa Campbell (44) surround Curtis guard Kaelin Williams-Kennedy (11) during first-half action in the Patriots’ 62-42 loss to the Vikings on Dec. 30.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carly Fromdahl isn’t afraid to throw her team into tough, unfamiliar situations because she knows it’ll likely make her Liberty Patriots more battle-tested come playoff time. Read more

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After hot start to season, Skyline girls basketball trying to climb out of rut

December 24, 2015

Photo by Neil Pierson/npierson@isspress.com Skyline sophomore guard Jade Loville drives the baseline as Jackson’s Imari Clinton (13) and Megan Mattison (15) defend during the first half of Jackson’s 55-49 win over visiting Skyline on Dec. 23 in a nonleague girls basketball game.

Photo by Neil Pierson/npierson@isspress.com
Skyline sophomore guard Jade Loville drives the baseline as Jackson’s Imari Clinton (13) and Megan Mattison (15) defend during the first half of Jackson’s 55-49 win over visiting Skyline on Dec. 23 in a nonleague girls basketball game.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW – 10:20 a.m., Dec. 24, 2015

After convincing victories over Redmond and Inglemoor to start the season, the Skyline girls basketball team was feeling awfully good about itself. Read more

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Patriots sweep Totems

December 21, 2015

NEW — 4:03 p.m. Dec. 21, 2015

When Liberty sports teams moved to Class 2A competition, it added an extra urgency to league contests against Sammamish.

Sammamish is the only other 2A school in the conference, meaning the Patriots and Totems must battle each other for the top seed into districts.

Both Liberty basketball teams took a big step toward earning that KingCo No. 1 seed into the postseason bi-district tournaments with home wins over Sammamish Dec. 18. Read more

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Issaquah girls fight through fatigue for unglamorous road win

December 17, 2015

NEW – 4:30 p.m., Dec. 17, 2015

Even young bodies need a significant amount of rest, and the Issaquah Eagles seemed to reach a breaking point playing their fourth game in eight nights. Read more

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Skyline boys basketball finds ways to win with new leadership

December 16, 2015

NEW – 5 p.m., Dec. 16, 2015

With a new coach and a roster full of players short on varsity experience, the Skyline Spartans are missing some key ingredients for success in Class 4A KingCo Conference boys basketball games. Read more

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Lauren Longo’s big night leads Issaquah girls past Woodinville

December 10, 2015

NEW — 2:55 p.m., Dec. 10, 2015

The Issaquah High School girls basketball team has had some talented scorers in recent years – Mandy Hill, Mackenzie Wieburg and Maddey Pflaumer come to mind – and senior guard Lauren Longo might be the next in line. Read more

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Patriots fall to rival Hazen in double overtime thriller

December 7, 2015

NEW — 6:10 p.m. Dec. 7, 2015

There is always an extra sense of excitement in the air when Liberty and Hazen high schools meet on the playing field.

The Renton Highlands rivals sit in different districts and leagues, but the schools are so close, the students often grow up together

By Christina Corrales-Toy Liberty High School junior Mikey Walter (right) fights for the loose basketball in the Patriots’ 85-78 loss to Hazen Dec. 5.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Liberty High School junior Mikey Walter (right) fights for the loose basketball in the Patriots’ 85-78 loss to Hazen Dec. 5.

Liberty owns the upper hand in most athletic matchups, but Hazen is undoubtedly king when it comes to basketball. Read more

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Issaquah boys pick up season-opening basketball win at Bothell

December 2, 2015

NEW – 1:05 p.m., Dec. 2, 2015

Every Class 4A KingCo Conference basketball coach knows road victories are precious things, and picking up one of those gems to start the season put a smile on the face of Issaquah’s Jason Griffith.

By Greg Farrar Issaquah junior guard Trevon Ary-Turner (5) looks for an open shot in the Eagles' 71-65 win over Bothell Dec. 1.

By Greg Farrar
Issaquah junior guard Trevon Ary-Turner (5) looks for an open shot in the Eagles’ 71-65 win over Bothell Dec. 1.

Senior guard Scott Kellum scored 18 of his game-high 23 points in the second half, leading the Eagles to a 71-65 victory at Bothell on Dec. 1 in the season opener for both squads. Read more

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