Lakeside Recovery’s season ends at Legion district tournament

July 22, 2014

Lakeside Recovery had a largely successful regular season of Double-A American Legion baseball, but the end came surprisingly quick at last week’s Area 1 South District tournament.

Lakeside Recovery — comprised of 17-and-under players from Skyline, Issaquah and Newport high schools — opened the tourney with an 11-1 loss to Juanita, and didn’t find its groove in the next game either, suffering a season-ending 5-1 loss to the Monroe Legends on July 17 at Eastlake High School.

By Neil Pierson Lakeside Recovery pitcher Jack Rooney keeps his team in the game for five innings.

By Neil Pierson
Lakeside Recovery pitcher Jack Rooney keeps his team in the game for five innings.

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Issaquah soccer team takes second at nationals

July 22, 2014

The Issaquah Soccer Club Gunners U-15 girls team finished second at the National Premier League Finals in Greensboro, N.C., July 10-14.

In the qualifying round, the Gunners defeated a team from New Jersey, ranked 17th in the nation, 3-1. In order to continue to advance in the tournament, the girls needed to score five times in a July 12 game against a Mississippi squad.

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Tossing for a title

July 22, 2014

By Kerry Baker Torey Anderson, who started as a freshman on the Liberty High School varsity baseball team last year, throws a pitch in the USSSA state championship game at Cheney Stadium July 9. His team, Eastside Select Sports 14U, won the game, 8-5.

By Kerry Baker
Torey Anderson, who started as a freshman on the Liberty High School varsity baseball team last year, throws a pitch in the USSSA state championship game at Cheney Stadium July 9. His team, Eastside Select Sports 14U, won the game, 8-5.

Puget Sound Gunners drop season finale, finish in seventh

July 15, 2014

The Puget Sound Gunners wrapped up their inaugural season in Issaquah under a cloudless sky and warmer-than-average temperatures at Gary Moore Stadium July 11.

The team’s 3-1 loss to the Victoria Highlanders FC put a cap on what’s been a season of struggles for the Gunners, who finished the season with a 3-9-2 record, good for seventh in the eight-team Northwest Division.

The Gunners were without head coach Jimmy Ball for the season finale, as he traveled to the National Premier League finals in Greensboro, N.C., with some of the ISC Gunners youth teams.

By Christina Corrales-Toy Above, Gunners forward Brady Ballew (center) serves the ball off his foot and toward a Victoria Highlanders’ defender’s face in the Gunners 3-1 loss July 11.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Above, Gunners forward Brady Ballew (center) serves the ball off his foot and toward a Victoria Highlanders’ defender’s face in the Gunners 3-1 loss July 11.

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Zack Overstreet qualifies for junior world golf championships

July 8, 2014

Zack Overstreet, an Issaquah High School junior in the fall, has qualified for the Junior World Golf Championships.

The prestigious tournament, which Tiger Woods won five times as an amateur in his youth, is July 14-18 at Torrey Pines South Course, in San Diego, Calf.

By Greg Farrar Zack Overstreet, Issaquah High School golfer, tees off at Wayne Public Golf Course against Bothell. Overstreet led Issaquah with a 3-over 37 on nine holes in the match Oct. 9, 2013, against the Cougars.

By Greg Farrar
Zack Overstreet, Issaquah High School golfer, tees off at Wayne Public Golf Course against Bothell. Overstreet led Issaquah with a 3-over 37 on nine holes in the match Oct. 9, 2013, against the Cougars.

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Puget Sound Gunners loses to Seattle Sounders U-23, 3-0

July 8, 2014

By Christina Corrales-Toy Opposing players jump for the ball in the Puget Sound Gunners’ 3-0 loss to the Seattle Sounders U-23 July 4.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Opposing players jump for the ball in the Puget Sound Gunners’ 3-0 loss to the Seattle Sounders U-23 July 4.

Northwest Bullets shoot for nationals

July 8, 2014

By Lisa Lo The Northwest Bullets 16-and-under fastpitch team, which includes seven players from Issaquah, Liberty and Skyline high schools, qualified for the Premier Girls Fastpitch national tournament to be held July 19-27 in Huntington Beach, Calif. Pictured in the back row, left to right, are head coach Kris Zacher, assistant coach Ali Hooks, Kendall Kauzlarich (Liberty), Maddy Trout (Mount Si), Megan Marino (Bothell), Lauren Lo (Skyline), Marnie Skinner (Moses Lake), Camille Goo (Skyline), and assistant coach Greg Erwin. Front row, from left to right, are Kelsey Bechtholdt (Granite Falls), Molly Spaniac (Skyline), Justi Johnson (Issaquah), Sydney Schultz (Issaquah), Morgan Bevell (Issaquah), Madelyn Carlson (Enumclaw) and assistant coach Tom Kauzlarich.

By Lisa Lo
The Northwest Bullets 16-and-under fastpitch team, which includes seven players from Issaquah, Liberty and Skyline high schools, qualified for the Premier Girls Fastpitch national tournament to be held July 19-27 in Huntington Beach, Calif. Pictured in the back row, left to right, are head coach Kris Zacher, assistant coach Ali Hooks, Kendall Kauzlarich (Liberty), Maddy Trout (Mount Si), Megan Marino (Bothell), Lauren Lo (Skyline), Marnie Skinner (Moses Lake), Camille Goo (Skyline), and assistant coach Greg Erwin. Front row, from left to right, are Kelsey Bechtholdt (Granite Falls), Molly Spaniac (Skyline), Justi Johnson (Issaquah), Sydney Schultz (Issaquah), Morgan Bevell (Issaquah), Madelyn Carlson (Enumclaw) and assistant coach Tom Kauzlarich.

Gunners shutout Lane United

July 1, 2014

Puget Sound Gunners midfielder Justice Duerksen had no choice but to score in the June 27 contest against Lane United FC. Family pride was on the line.

His younger sister, in town from California for a local soccer tournament, had scored a couple of goals that morning, and his whole family, including mom Betsy, an All-American player herself at Boston College, made it to Issaquah High School to watch him play.

“Oh yeah, I knew I had to go get a goal, too,” he said.

By Christina Corrales-Toy Kevin Cook (left), Puget Sound Gunners defender, sprints for the ball, while a Lane United FC defender attempts to hold him back.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Kevin Cook (left), Puget Sound Gunners defender, sprints for the ball, while a Lane United FC defender attempts to hold him back.

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Skyline duo listed among top prep soccer players

July 1, 2014

Jason Twaddle lived in Madrid for the first seven years of his life, and the Spanish influence on his soccer game is undeniable.

Twaddle, who recently graduated from Skyline High School, had levels of success during his prep career that rivaled those of famed Spanish strikers like David Villa and Fernando Torres.

He leaves as the Skyline program’s all-time leading scorer, piling up 76 points (33 goals, 10 assists), and will continue playing this fall at Seattle University.

By Neil Pierson Spartans Jason Twaddle (left) and Nick Morgan were recently honored as all-state selections by the Washington State Soccer Coaches’ Association.

By Neil Pierson
Spartans Jason Twaddle (left) and Nick Morgan were recently honored as all-state selections by the Washington State Soccer Coaches’ Association.

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Lakeside Recovery 17U is traveling bumpy road

July 1, 2014

The Lakeside Recovery 17-and-under American Legion baseball team is learning a difficult lesson this summer — it’s tough to play consistently when your roster is in turmoil.

Coach Chris Tamminen’s squad started the summer with 19 players. One moved away and another five got injured, leaving 13 players eligible for games. Working with a short bench hasn’t been an ideal situation, Tamminen said.

“It’s definitely hurt us as far as moves that we can make during in-game situations,” he said.

By Greg Farrar Tyler Kim (left) of Lakeside Recovery, heads home on a ground-rule double as batter Gunnar Erickson heads for second base with an RBI on a dead ball signal by the umpire in the third inning June 27 against the Kennewick Bandits.

By Greg Farrar
Tyler Kim (left) of Lakeside Recovery, heads home on a ground-rule double as batter Gunnar Erickson heads for second base with an RBI on a dead ball signal by the umpire in the third inning June 27 against the Kennewick Bandits.

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