Blake Gregory fires Skyline back into state title game

November 30, 2015

NEW — 10:25 a.m., Nov. 30, 2015

By Doug Drowley

Special to The Seattle Times

As if standing toe to toe, Jacob Eason and Blake Gregory just kept throwing haymakers back and forth. Read more

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Issaquah returns to soccer final four

November 17, 2015

NEW — 4:03 p.m. Nov. 17, 2015

The Issaquah High School girls soccer team advanced to its eighth semifinal appearance in the past 12 seasons, rallying to defeat the Curtis Vikings, 3-2, in a Class 4A girls soccer quarterfinal match Nov. 14 in University Place.

The Eagles will face the Camas Papermakers at 8 p.m. Nov. 20 at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup. The winner faces either Gonzaga Prep or West Valley (Yakima) in the championship match at 4 p.m. Nov. 21. The loser plays for third and fourth places at noon Nov. 21.

Issaquah (15-2-2), which is seeking the program’s fourth state title since 2004, took a 1-0 lead on Curtis in the fourth minute when Tori Lawless scored off Alina Ruzicka’s pass.

The Vikings evened the score in the 20th minute as Ellie Reardon’s free kick found the head of Sariah Keister. They grabbed the lead eight minutes into the second half when Morgan Weaver scored her 35th goal of the season. Read more

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Liberty advances to soccer semifinals

November 17, 2015

NEW — 4 p.m. Nov. 17, 2015

The Liberty High School soccer team is back in the semifinals.

Liberty defeated Burlington-Edison, 4-1, Nov. 13 to advance. Katelyn Godfrey scored twice, while Makenna Carr and Amanda Hemmen each added one goal.

The Patriots next play Squalicum, the defending Class 2A state champions, 8 p.m. Nov. 20. If Liberty wins, the Patriots play in the title game 4 p.m. Nov. 21, if they lose, they will play for third place at noon Nov. 21. All games are at Shoreline Stadium.

Football loses to Hockinson

A 42-21 loss to Hockinson ended Liberty’s season Nov. 14.

The Patriots kept it close through the first quarter, which ended in a 7-7 tie. But Hockinson went on to score 28 unanswered points through the next two quarters.

Liberty outscored Hockinson 14-7 in the fourth quarter, but the game was mostly out of reach at that point.

It was the Liberty football team’s first state appearance since 2010.

Volleyball makes early exit

The Liberty volleyball team did not make it past the first day of the Class 2A state tournament in Lacey. Losses to Ridgefield and Othello ended the Patriots season Nov. 13.

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Skyline football rides defense, Rashaad Boddie to state playoff victory

November 14, 2015

NEW – 4:35 p.m., Nov. 16, 2015

For many of Skyline’s past teams, a superstar quarterback and a high-octane passing game were the signature pieces. Read more

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Patriots playoff roundup — Football advances to state

November 9, 2015

UPDATED — 9:51 a.m. Nov. 11, 2015

The Liberty football team defeated Renton, 35-20, to advance to the Class 2A state playoffs.

Liberty is the District 2/3 No. 4 seed. The unranked Patriots will travel to play No. 6 Hockinson, of Brush Prairie, in the first round Nov. 13 or 14. It is the Patriots’ first state appearance since 2010.

View the state bracket here.

Girls soccer

Liberty won the bi-district soccer tournament after defeating North Kitsap, 3-1, in the title match Nov. 7. Read more

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Roundup: Skyline, Issaquah football teams move on to state

November 9, 2015

NEW – 4 p.m., Nov. 9, 2015

Skyline routed visiting Todd Beamer, 54-14, in a district football playoff outing Nov. 6, and will return to the Class 4A state playoffs after a year’s absence. Read more

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Issaquah, Liberty, Skyline football teams advance

November 7, 2015

NEW — 11:12 a.m. Nov. 7, 2015

The Issaquah, Liberty and Skyline football teams are headed to the first round of the state playoffs.

All three took care of business Friday, winning their games to punch tickets to state.

The Eagles got redemption; beating a team they lost to earlier in the year. Issaquah went on the road and lost to Olympia, 32-14, Oct. 2.

A month later, it was Issaquah that had the upper hand. In front of a home crowd, the Eagles defeated the Bears, 28-14, Nov. 6. Read more

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Skyline quarterback wins Athlete of the Week Award

November 5, 2015

NEW — 1:16 p.m. Nov. 5, 2015

Skyline High School quarterback Blake Gregory earned the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association’s Athlete of the Week Award for his Oct. 30 performance.

Gregory connected on 19 of 28 passes for 267 yards and four touchdowns in the Spartans’ 37-21 victory over Eastlake.

All varsity level students in good academic standing at their schools are eligible to receive the WIAA Athlete of the Week Award. Winners receive a letter of recognition from the WIAA executive director, a commemorative WIAA Athlete of the Week beanie and a certificate.

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Second-half surge fuels Skyline victory over Eastlake

November 2, 2015

NEW – 3:55 p.m., Nov. 2, 2015

Much of the Skyline Spartans’ defensive success results from their ability to force turnovers, but those game-changing plays weren’t happening in last week’s regular-season finale at Eastlake High School. Read more

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Issaquah football nets playoff berth with 14-7 win

October 24, 2015

NEW – 10:50 a.m., Oct. 24, 2015

When the Woodinville Falcons opened the scoring late in the third quarter, the Issaquah Eagles could’ve put their heads down and made things worse. Read more

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