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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Issaquah wrestlers dominate Inglemoor, 69-12

January 8, 2016

NEW – 11:40 a.m., Jan. 8, 2016

The short-term and long-term success of the Issaquah High School wrestling program appears to be in good shape if this season’s results are any indication. Read more

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Prep roundup — Issaquah boys loses consolation final of holiday basketball tourney

January 5, 2016

NEW — 12:57 p.m. Jan. 5, 2016

Mikey Henn scored 18 points and Bellevue rallied from a halftime deficit for a 56-51 victory over Issaquah in the Dec. 30 consolation final of the Under Armour Holiday Classic boys basketball tournament.

Issaquah went 2-2 at the four-day tournament held at Torrey Pines High School in San Diego. The Eagles defeated San Leandro (Calif.) 49-40 and Compton (Calif.) 52-37, while also losing to eventual champion Fairfax (Calif.) 54-30.

Issaquah (8-2 overall) held a five-point halftime lead against Bellevue but couldn’t make it stand up despite a game-high 21 points from Scott Kellum and 18 more from Trevon Ary-Turner.

Ary-Turner starred in the Eagles’ two tourney victories. Against San Leandro, he went off for 29 points, shooting 5 of 12 from 3-point range, and added six rebounds, five steals and two assists. Tanner Davis had 10 points, seven rebounds, three steals and two blocks. Read more

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The hopeful champion: Issaquah swimmer Jason Klein looks to earn an individual state title to cap his already decorated career

December 31, 2015

NEW — 11 a.m., Dec. 31, 2015

Jason Klein’s list of achievements for the Issaquah High School swim team is a long one, and he plans to add to it at February’s Class 4A state championships. 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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Eagles, Patriots, Spartans all have moments of glory in 2015

December 29, 2015

NEW — 12:57 p.m. Dec. 29, 2015

By Neil Pierson and Christina Corrales-Toy  |  npierson@isspress.com · ccorrales-toy@isspress.com

By and large, the area’s prep programs had a very happy 2015 as squads at Issaquah, Liberty and Skyline won state titles during the calendar year, and several individuals excelled in pressure-packed moments. Here are The Issaquah Press’ top performances from the past 12 months:

Liberty wrestler Conner Small goes out on top

Greg Farrar / gfarrar@isspress.com Liberty’s Conner Small exults to his supporters in triumph as he wins the 170-pound Class 2A state wrestling championship with a 7-3 win over Sedro Woolley’s Jacob Farrell Feb. 21 during Mat Classic XXVII at the Tacoma Dome.

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Liberty’s Conner Small exults to his supporters in triumph as he wins the 170-pound Class 2A state wrestling championship with a 7-3 win over Sedro Woolley’s Jacob Farrell Feb. 21 during Mat Classic XXVII at the Tacoma Dome.

Liberty senior Conner Small captured the Class 2A state crown at 170 pounds to close Mat Classic XXVII at the Tacoma Dome in February. Read more

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Issaquah golf pro earns advanced certification

December 26, 2015

NEW — 10:09 a.m. Dec. 26, 2015

Timothy Feenstra of Issaquah was one of 11 PGA professionals who have completed the requirements to achieve advanced certification through the PGA Certified Professional Program 2.0, which further enhances the skillset of PGA professionals and advances career opportunities.

Serving as the PGA’s enhanced, all-digital training and education curriculum, PGA CPP 2.0 is a state-of-the-art platform that ensures that PGA members have the skills, competencies and training demanded by employers and customers throughout the golf industry.

Designed with direct input from employers and industry experts to immediately enhance the expertise and performance of PGA members in the workplace, PGA CPP 2.0 is an intuitive program available on PGALinks.com that offers certifications in golf operations, general management, player development and teaching and coaching.         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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Issaquah finishes second in KingCo gymnastics meet

December 22, 2015

NEW — 12:15 p.m. Dec. 22, 2015

Issaquah racked up 150.8 points to take second place behind Bothell in a Class 4A KingCo Conference gymnastics meet, Dec. 17 at Issaquah High School.

Greg Farrar / gfarrar@isspress.com Stephanie Pau of Issaquah High School stands on the balance beam lining up her dismount during the Eagles’ simultaneous Dec. 17 meets against Eastlake and Inglemoor. Pau’s 8.7 on the beam was the highest score of any on her team on any apparatus, and part of her individual all-around third place score of 30.85 points.

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Stephanie Pau of Issaquah High School stands on the balance beam lining up her dismount during the Eagles’ simultaneous Dec. 17 meets against Eastlake and Inglemoor. Pau’s 8.7 on the beam was the highest score of any on her team on any apparatus, and part of her individual all-around third place score of 30.85 points.

Bothell swept all four events — the vault, bars, beam and floor exercise — to win the meet with 159.95 points. Inglemoor was third at 121.1 and Eastlake was fourth at 118.9. Read more

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