Hey Issaquah sports fans! TRIBEBROTHERS here reporting more Issaquah events and todays event in the blog is focussed on the basketball playoff. This is another big game that our boys should win. We are in first place KINGCO which is widley regarded as the best league in the state. It should be a breeze but it is double eliminiation in this state tournament so we can not afford a loss. In other news, the ISSY girls have one loss in the tournament with another game on saturday at three thirty. This game should be a one in the win collum but this game is more of a nail biter because if the girls somehow lose this game it will be the end of their season and for alot of them ( cosidering alot of them are seniors) could be there last game ever played. This is an emotional time for alot of the girl and guy atheletes and they are playing for their lives. Should be interesting to see what the kids have in store for us this weekend and good luck to all of the Issaquah players. See you dedicated Issaquah fans next week!
Issaquah boys’ basketball had two big games this last week, as they took on Newport on Saturday and Woodinville on Tuesday, both teams near the top of KingCo.
The boys took on Newport at home on Saturday, and the Knights kept it close all the way through. With a lead at the end of the 3rd quarter and early in the 4th, it looked like Newport might be able to pull of an upset, until the Eagles responded with a fourth quarter run. After trailing 40-38 with six minutes left, Issy went on to win by a score 56 to 48. Ary-Turner led in scoring, pouring in 19 points.
After a big win Saturday, Issaquah finally took a loss on Tuesday at Woodinville. The Falcons, 2nd in KingCo, had their eyes on the upset the whole way through. They led by four at half, and led by as much as sixteen in the fourth quarter. However, Issaquah stormed back and cut it inside of 5 in the final minute before falling 72-67. With star guard Tre’von Ary-Turner in foul trouble all game and some suspect reffing, the Eagles never really got going like they usually do. It was a tough loss, but it’s better it happened now then later down the road. Issaquah still controls first place in KingCo, and hopefully will be able to run the table from here on out.
After a bye on Friday, the boys are back in action Tuesday at home against Mt. Si, who they beat handily the last time the two played.
Issaquah boys and girls basketball finished off a great week with wins over rival Skyline on Friday, in front of a great crowd.
Earlier in the week, the boys team took down Bothell at home behind a huge 41 point outing by senior guard Scott Kellum. Issy led almost the whole game, and won by a final score of 84-70. The girls also got a huge win, getting the upset over the undefeated Cougars on Wednesday.
All four games on Friday night ended with a victory for the Eagles, starting with the girls JV team pulling out a slim victory. Immediately following that the boys JV team won handily over the Spartans. The girls varsity team game out strong and added another win to the Eagles total, winning 40-31. Hoping to keep the sweep alive, the boys team took on a Spartans squad looking for an upset. Early on, it was a back and forth game, as Skyline was able to hang with the Eagles. As the game wore on, the Spartans just couldn’t hang with Issaquah’s defense, shooting, and athleticism as the boys pulled away. It was a competitive game, but Issy was able to pull away in the end, by a final score of 64-45. Junior Tre’von Ary-Turner led the Eagles with 18 points, followed by senior Jason Crandall and junior Tanner Davis with 13 a piece.
Issaquah will take on Newport on Saturday night, as they hope to stay undefeated in KingCo. After a trip to San Diego for winter break, it looks like the Eagles are picking up right where they left off.
The Issaquah boys basketball team was able to pick up 2 more wins this last week as they kept their undefeated season going. On Saturday night, the boys took on Inglemoor on the road, then played at Mount Si on Tuesday.
On a rare Saturday night game, the Eagles traveled to Inglemoor to take on the Vikings. The game was a blowout from the beginning, as the boys started on an 18-0 run, and cruised to an easy victory. The final score was 64-36, as Issaquah dominated every aspect of the game once again.
On Tuesday night, the boys went up to Mount Si for a match up with the Wildcats, and the result was similar. Issy had to fight through some poor referee work early on, but they were able to fight through it and blow out the Wildcats. The final score was 70-41, and the Eagles moved to 5-0. Also, in the midst of the two wins, senior guard Scott Kellum, who has made valuable contributions to the team the last couple years, committed to play basketball at the University of Victoria. He is the only college basketball commit so far on this years Eagles team, but there will surelly be more in the next couple years. Issaquah’s next game is at home Friday, before they travel down to San Diego for a prestigious Christmas weekend tournament.
Also this weekend, the boys swim team took on the rival Skyline Spartans. Led by Alex Sun and Brandon Leu, the boys pulled away a slim victory.
The Issaquah boys and girls basketball teams both kicked off their seasons this past week, both on the road against Bothell. The Girls also played at home Friday vs. Mount Rainer.
The boys team kicked off what looks to be a great season with a tough matchup against the Bothell Cougars. Bothell put up a strong fight and shot the ball very well, but couldn’t match the Eagles size, athleticism, and shooting late in the game. It was back and forth at the start, but Issaquah was able to develop a comfortable ten point lead before the Cougars came back and made it close in the end. Hot shooting by Scott Kellum, who led the team in scoring with 23 points, helped the Eagles pull away at the end. It was a competitive game all the way through, but Issy was able to pull away with a 71-65 win on the road. A young Bothell team showed that they have a bright future, which will make this an interesting matchup in future games.
The girls team took on Bothell on Wednesday night, but weren’t able to come away with the win. They fell 56-41 against a tough Cougars team. On Friday, however, the Eagles bounced back in a huge way, as they blew out Mt. Rainer at home by a final score of 69-34.
The girls will take on Woodinville on Wednesday, then Mount Si the following week.
The boys have their home opener vs. Woodinville on Tuesday, then travel to Eastlake for another game on Friday.
As we head into the winter sports season, one of the most interesting and exciting Issaquah sports, basketball, begins. After finishing 4th in state last year and 3rd in state the year before, the boys have their eyes on the Tacoma Dome once again this year, and hopefully will be able to make it all the way.
Many people are counting Issaquah out this year after losing star player Ty Gibson, but in reality, the boys should be just as good, if not better. Senior guards Scott Kellum and Jason Crandall are returning starters, along with junior guard Trevon Ary-Turner and junior forward Tanner Davis. Rounding out the starting lineup will likely be the 6’9″ O’Dea transfer Dom Postle, which will give the Eagles even more size. In addition to an experienced starting lineup, Issy will have a very deep bench, which is sure to benefit them later in the season.
After almost running the table in KingCo last year, the Eagles look poised to be one of the top teams in the conference once again. Outside of Bothell and Woodinville, most teams don’t look very strong, and likely won’t cause too many problems for Issaquah. If everything goes well, they will win the conference and hopefully be able to compete for and win a state title for the first time in the history of the program.
The Eagles start out the season with a tough game at Bothell Tuesday at 7:30, have a bye on Friday, then have the home opener vs. Woodinville the following Tuesday.
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The fall sports season is winding down, as the playoffs are now in full swing. The Issaquah football and girls’ soccer teams both had important playoff games this week, but only the soccer team was able to move on.
The girls played vs. Jackson at Everett Memorial Stadium on Tuesday, and they played well from the start. A goal in just the 2nd minute set the tone for the Eagles, as they went on to an 8-2 trouncing of Jackson. The win advances them one more round, and they will play again on Saturday at Curtis. A win there would send Issy to the final four teams in the state for the eight time in twelve years.
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Issaquah has had one of their best seasons of the year so far, but they had their most difficult task of the year Friday night, taking on the undefeated Lake Stevens Vikings. The Vikings have one of the best Quarterbacks in the country under center, and Issy knew stopping him would be a challenge. The game was blown off by most, as they assumed Lake Stevens would win easily. However, the Eagles, played hard and stayed in it, trailing 21-20 at the half. Lake Stevens scored first in the 3rd quarter, but Issaquah answered, keeping it close at 28-26. In the 4th, the Vikings were able to pull away, and they won by a final score of 42-32. It was a tough way to end the season, but the team played a great game and almost pulled off the upset, as they finished off an impressive year.
The fall sports playoffs are under way, and Issaquah football started it off with a game vs. Olympia at home on Friday night. They had played Olympia earlier in the season, and lost 32-14. Playing at home this time around, however, they looked to get the win.
The Eagles knew they would have to stop the run early, as Olympia has a very run-heavy offense. It worked, and the Bears were forced to throw the ball, falling right into Issy’s game plan. Conner Pederson picked up three interceptions, and returned one for a touchdown the other way. Bryce Hughes also had a pick six, and a touchdown run to go along with a touchdown pass by Humphrey, and Issaquah was rolling at the half, leading 28-7. It was smooth sailing from then on out for the Eagles, and they cruised to a 28-14 victory. Next Friday Issy will have by far their toughest matchup of the season, as they play 10-0 Lake Stevens. Lake Stevens is the number 1 ranked team in the state, and they are led by on of the best quarterbacks in the nation, who is sure to make it a tough game for Issaquah.
Along with football, girls’ soccer played this week, in the KingCo championship vs. Skyline. They fell 2-1, but still will be able to move on to state with a win this weekend. Issaquah Volleyball’s season came to a crushing end last weekend, as they fell in the first round of the KingCo tournament. Boys and girls cross country are both still alive, and headed to state.
As we near the end of October, fall sports are really starting to heat up. Issaquah football clinched a playoff spot, volleyball and girls’ soccer are nearing the KingCo finals, and boys’ cross-country finished first in KingCo.
Volleyball finished the regular season strong, and were able to secure one of the higher seeds in the conference heading into the tournament this weekend. If they keep winning, they will move on to state, but with a loss, their season could be over by Saturday night.
Issy Soccer has had a great season, and will face Skyline in the conference championship Monday night. It will be a rematch of last week’s nail-biter, and hopefully the girls’ will be able to pull out a win. Regardless of the result, they will move on to state, but it is always nice to be a higher seed.
Issaquah football has had a great season so far, exceeding many people’s expectations. They faced Redmond on Friday night, and got an easy win, by a final score of 40-7. With the win and an Eastlake loss to Skyline, the Eagles were able to grab 2nd place in KingCo, and their season will continue. They play in a state play-in game next Friday night at home, which will be a rematch of their loss to Olympia earlier in the year. The Eagles really just couldn’t get it going that night, and lost by a final score of 32-14. With revenge in mind and a rowdy home crowd behind them, Issy hopes to get the win and stay alive one more week.
As we inch closer and closer to the playoffs, every game begins to become important. This week, football, soccer and volleyball had big games. Football had a must-win at Woodinville, and volleyball and soccer both played Skyline.
Volleyball was the underdog going into the game vs. Skyline on Wednesday, and they started down. They were down 2-1 and were a point away from losing the fourth set, when a miraculous comeback kept their hopes alive. They carried this momentum into the 5th set, and were able to come away with a huge win, behind an energetic home crowd.
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Girls’ Soccer also played Skyline, in a game where the stakes weren’t nearly as high. The Eagles had already clinched a playoff birth, so they didn’t necessarily need a win. It was a hard fought game, but the Spartans were able to knock in a go-ahead goal in the final minutes to win it, 2-1. The game served as a preview of the KingCo championship, where the Eagles will get a chance at revenge at Skyline.
Issaquah football has been clinging onto playoff hopes, and they needed a win Friday to keep them alive. However, going into Woodinville and coming out on top is no easy task. It was a defensive struggle all the way through, and at the half, it was still scoreless. The Falcons struck first in the third, but a great pass from Humphrey to Pederson tied it up in the fourth. A touchdown run with eight minutes remaining gave Issy the lead, and they held it to the end, winning 14-7. The win secured a playoff spot for the Eagles, who are having their best season in a few years.
It was another solid week in Issaquah sports, as the football and girls’ soccer teams both moved one step closer to the playoffs.
Girls’ Soccer traveled to Eastlake on Thursday, with a KingCo championship berth on the line. The team knew they were going to have to play well in order to win, as Eastlake has had a solid season thus far. An early goal off of a free kick was the only scoring for the day, as the Eagles pulled out a close won, 1-0. The win guaranteed them a spot in the KingCo championship game, and moved them even higher up in the national rankings.
The football team has had an up and down year so far, but their playoff hopes are still alive. If they win out and get a little extra help, they can get in and potentially make a run at the state title. They played Mt. Si at home on Friday, knowing they needed a win.
Early on, it looked like it would be another close one, as the Wildcats led 3-0 at the end of the first. Bryce Hughes was able to spark the Eagles early in the second, scoring a touchdown on a long drive. After that, Issy never looked back.
After the half, Issaquah led 7-3 before an 86 yard touchdown run by Hughes and a trick play on the extra point put the Eagles up by 12. Later in the 3rd, a 10 yard touchdown catch by Joe Nelson made it 22-3, as it began to get out of hand for Mt. Si. One more touchdown on a 1-yard run made it 29-3, and in the end, Issaquah won in a blowout.
Final: Issaquah: 29 Mt Si: 10
It was a big week for Issy sports, as girls’ soccer beat Inglemoor, volleyball beat Woodinville, and football got the win over Newport.
The girls’ soccer team went into the game Thursday night knowing they needed to win in order to keep their 1st place spot in KingCo. It was a back and forth game all the way, and at the end of regulation, it was all tied up at 2-2. There wasn’t much action for most of the overtime period, until the Eagles were able to get a goal in the final seconds to win it and stay undefeated.
The Volleyball team played at home Wednesday night, against a struggling Woodinville team. As expected, the Eagles dominated pretty much the whole game, with the result never in doubt. Propelled by a rowdy student section, the team won easily in three sets.
Issaquah football had been preparing all week for the Newport offense, who led KingCo in rushing going into Friday night. The preparation seemed to have paid off, as Issy made multiple big stops in crucial situations. The main show, however, was the offense, who played great despite missing several players, en route to a 34-28 victory over the Knights. Kirin Junsay filled in beautifully at running back, scoring three touchdowns. Quarterback Cam Humphrey had a solid outing, passing for over 300 yards and two touchdowns, adding to his stellar season numbers. The Issy SuperFans were in full effect even on the road, and they were pleased all night, as the Eagles picked up another big league win. The Tribe is back at it this Friday, taking on Mt. Si at Gary Moore Stadium.
After a 2-2 start, Issaquah Football looked to rise above .500 and get their 3rd win of the season Friday vs. Olympia. However, the non-conference opponent proved to be as tough as expected in a 32-14 loss in the state’s capital.
Olympia came into the game undefeated, with four blowout wins to start the season. A slow start plagued the Eagles, who could never really get it going on offense. Halfway through the second quarter, Olympia had a 15-0 lead, and looked like they were on their way to another thirty point win. However, Issaquah was able to battle back with an 8 yard fade to the end zone, which cut the lead to 15-6 at the half.
After a big 4th down stop early in the 3rd quarter, the Eagles looked poised to make it a one possession game. A poor snap on 4th down, however, set the Bears up with great field position, which led to another score, making it 22-6.
Still not giving up, Quarterback Cam Humphrey led his team down the field and found Joe Nelson for another touchdown, cutting the Olympia lead to 8. Heading into the 4th quarter, the Eagles were a big play away from potentially tying the game.
The defense held strong the whole game, but the high-powered Olympia offense proved to be too much for Issaquah to handle, as they ran in for a score with 8:50 remaining in the game to extend the lead to 29-14.
The Bears were able to grab one more score near the finish, and in the end, the Eagles lost a hard fought battle, 32-14.
Hi everyone, I’m an avid Issaquah sports fan who will be writing all year about how the teams are doing by providing updates on games, and previews of what to expect from each team. I chose to write about Issaquah sports because I am a huge all-around sports fan, and I have a lot of pride in this school.
I attend as many games for every sport as I can, and love to see the teams play. I play for the basketball and baseball team myself, and know people on pretty much every sports team at Issaquah, so I will be able to provide a lot of insight on what’s going on, on and off the field.
The fall sports season is just kicking into full swing, and the teams are doing pretty well so far. Football has had two close losses to some of KingCo’s top teams, but also had added two big wins in what has been a solid start to the season. Cross-Country is returning a lot of familiar faces, and expects to be one of the top teams in the state once again.
Girls soccer is off to a strong 5-0-2 start, and has won their last three games by 5 or more goals. They hope to compete for a KingCo and state title once again this year, and their chances are looking pretty good so far. The Volleyball team has started the season off with some wins and losses, but hopes to improve their record this week with a couple of big wins.
It looks like its going to be another big year for Issaquah sports, and hopefully they can compete at as high of a level as we’re used to seeing.