August 24, 2015
NEW — 2:48 p.m. Aug. 24, 2015
Just before the Liberty High School football team hit the locker rooms after a sun-soaked Aug. 21 practice, they gathered in an end zone and knelt on one knee.
“It’s time for ‘Spotlight on a Champion,’” Liberty coach Steve Valach announced. He asked for nominees and the players quickly identified a teammate. Once chosen, Valach ushered him to the front and put his arm around him.
“What do you know about this guy that has nothing to do with football?” he asked his team. Read more
August 21, 2015
UPDATED — 7:14 p.m., Aug. 21, 2015
Midway through the third quarter, the Skyline Spartans had a three-touchdown lead and seemed to be cruising toward their eighth straight appearance in the Class 4A state football playoffs.
A victory that seemed well within their grasp never materialized as the Skyview Storm scored the last 24 points and capped a 34-31 win by stuffing Skyline running back Rashaad Boddie on a goal-line play in double overtime, ending the Spartans’ season in stunning fashion.
“Last season was very unique. I’ve never had the situation where one play call could determine the end of the season,” Skyline coach Mat Taylor said. “We’re fourth-and-1 on the 1 to win the game. We could’ve kicked the field goal to go to a third overtime, but we went for it, and I wouldn’t change the call.” Read more
August 21, 2015
UPDATED — 7:17 p.m. Aug. 21, 2015
On paper, a 5-5 season for the Issaquah High School football team might look rather unremarkable, but the details surrounding the Eagles’ 2014 campaign are worth examining.
Issaquah began last season with new leadership as Buddy Bland – who led the program to two KingCo Conference titles as coach from 1999-2005 – returned for a second stint on the sidelines. It took time for his players to respond.
“It was just tough adjusting to the different style of coaching,” senior quarterback Cam Humphrey admitted, “but as we saw toward the end of the year, we were able to figure some stuff out and we’re kind of hoping to transition, follow what we were doing toward the end of the year and bring it back into this year.” Read more
August 17, 2015
NEW – 10:35 a.m., Aug. 17, 2015
Construction of the new home grandstands at Skyline High School’s stadium won’t be complete in time for the start of the football season, so the Spartans will open on the road instead. Read more
August 14, 2015
NEW – 1:55 p.m., Aug. 14, 2015
Three members of the Issaquah Swim Team were selected to compete in a high-quality competition earlier this month when they traveled to Maui, Hawaii. Read more
August 12, 2015
NEW — 6 p.m. Aug. 12, 2015
The Association of Volleyball Professionals returned to Seattle for the first time in 25 years.
August 11, 2015
NEW — 11:52 a.m., Aug. 11, 2015
Tyler Tennant hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Gillette Roughriders an 8-7 victory over Lakeside Recovery in an elimination game Aug. 9 at the Senior American Legion Northwest Regional baseball tournament in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Read more
August 6, 2015
NEW — 5 p.m. Aug. 6, 2015
Click the photo below to see pictures from the Liberty High School football team’s youth summer camp.
August 5, 2015
NEW — 3 p.m. Aug. 5, 2015
July 31, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. July 31, 2015
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America named Skyline High School’s Abbey Porter to its 2015 High School Girls Scholar All-America team.
Porter, a standout defender who graduated in June, helped Skyline place third at the Class 4A state tournament in 2014. She’s the first NSCAA All-American in Skyline history, and was the only Washington player among this year’s 46 selections.