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January 16, 2013



Skyline beats Eastlake 75-61 By Lillian O’Rorke

School spirit was running high Jan. 8 in the Eastlake Wolves gym. On one side of the bleachers Eastlake High School students stood cheering and dancing in place along with the cheerleaders. Several seats down a crowd of Skyline High School students, dressed in tropical garb, raised their voices for the Spartans. It was the season’s only matchup between Eastlake’s and Skyline’s boys basketball teams and after 32 minutes of pounding the hardwood, the Spartans had secured a 75-61 win. The Wolves started on top, hitting shot after shot in the first few minutes of the game for a 9-0 run. After Skyline coach Maui Borden called a time out, the Spartans returned to the court and battled back. Both teams rallied with several 3-point shots each, bringing the final first quarter score to 23-20 in favor of Skyline. “We were just letting them fly. I like playing like that; I like chucking up a bunch of threes,” said Eastlake’s senior guard, Brandon Lester. “Skyline-Eastlake is a good rivalry so we were just really hyped and really excited. So we came out with a lot of

energy and we put it on them – but then we stopped.” The Spartans opened it up in the second quarter, outscoring the Wolves 17-9 to put an 11-point deficit between the two plateau teams at the half. “We got out to the shooters on defense, got rebounds and then hit our shots on offense,” said Skyline junior wing/post Blake O’Brien. “It’s just a rivalry now, since we only play them once a year. It’s even more of a battle out there since the divisions got switched.” The Wolves attempted to close the gap in the third quarter, outshooting the Spartans 20-18. Helping to put Eastlake on the board was Jacob Davidson, who made two consecutive buckets early on before shooting a 3-pointer. Lester added to the score when he broke away for a halfcourt layup. Skyline maintained its lead though, always staying at least eight points ahead of Eastlake. Cedric Cooper, a senior at Skyline, fired a 3-pointer to start off the fourth quarter, jumping his team out to a 61-49 lead. The Spartans continued down their winning track with sophomore Matisse Thybulle landing a shot from behind the 3-point line, fol-

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Jordan Lester puts two points on the board for Eastlake during his inaugural varsity appearance. lowed closely by a 2-point field goal. Leading Skyline in scoring was O’Brien with 22 points. Jonah Eastern followed with 15; Cooper totalled nine; Thybulle scored seven ; Hunter Cikatz and Addison McGirvin each had six; Devin Benford put four points on the board and Chris Bench, Collin Crisp and Thomas Hanan put up two each. Shooting for Eastlake was Brandon Lester with 23

Eastside Catholic basketball takes down Lakeside, 64-56 By Ryan Hueter Seattle Times staff reporter

Eastside Catholic is starting to make a habit of it. For the second time this season, the Crusaders defeated the state’s sixth-ranked Class 3A team on their home court, rallying in the second half to beat Lakeside 64-56 Friday night in a Metro League Mountain Division boys basketball game. Last month, the Crusaders tripped O’Dea, then ranked sixth, 66-51. “The second half, these guys showed some character in bouncing back and hitting some shots,” second-year Eastside Catholic coach Bill Liley said. The biggest of those shots came in the final two minutes from the Crusaders’ two seniors. Austin Soukup knocked down

a three-pointer — his fifth of the game — to pull the Crusaders within one, 52-51, with 2:08 to play. “That’s his job,” Liley said. After getting a defensive stop, 6-foot-5 Hunter Hudgins flashed to the middle off the key and nailed a clutch jumper with 1:50 left to give Eastside Catholic its first lead, 53-52. Lakeside junior standout Tramaine Isabell made one of two free throws to tie the score, but Mandrell Worthy gave the Crusaders the lead for good. With a hand in his face, Worthy hit a baseline jumper over Lakeside 7-footer Peter French, putting Eastside Catholic ahead 55-53 with 1:27 remaining. “He lives for those moments where he can hit a big shot like that,” Liley said of Worthy.

Soukup finished with 19 points and Hudgins scored 12 for the Crusaders (8-6, 5-5 Metro). Worthy, who has been starting since his freshman season last year, had eight points. Lakeside (9-2, 6-2) led 31-21 at halftime on the strength of Isabel’s nine first-half points. The 6-1 guard equaled his season high with 22. But Eastside Catholic outscored the Lions after halftime, 43-25. And it doesn’t get any easier for Lakeside. The Lions face Franklin, Rainier Beach, Seattle Prep and O’Dea next. “They deserved to be the No. 6 team in the state,” Liley said of Lakeside. “They’re as talented as anybody in the league with the exception of Rainier Beach, but you can see all the talent they have.”

points; Davidson with 12; Mike Hwang scored nine; Connor Perry made seven and Kyle Laubscher, Jordan Lester, Mason Pierzchalski, Mike Staudinger and Davis Woerner all had two points each. “Today our guys were just willing to work very hard. And you can see it on the floor. You can see it in the way, even on the bench – the energy on the bench. Guys that weren’t getting in the game at all were so engaged, so

dialed in,” said Maui. “It was a good win. Hopefully we’ll use this as a catalyst to be able to keep it going.” For Maui it wasn’t just a good night because his team improved its overall season record to 5-7, but also because it was a homecoming of sorts. For the last four years the now head-coach at Skyline was an assistant coach under Eastlake’s coach Brian See BOYS, Page 9

Skyline tops Garfield By John Leggett

line and fired up a shot to register the encounter’s first bucket. The Jan. 11 basketball game Unfortunately for Bulldog being hosted by the KingCo girls, that early deuce was 4A Crown Division leading 8-1 the only point production the Skyline girls, which featured Garfield contingent could muster winless Garfield as the guests, in the entire first quarter, and by was like a train wreck. As a hoop the end of the opening eight minhumanitarian you wanted to utes, Skyline had dashed out to look away, but a 17-2 advanmorbid curiosity tage. By half“Hopefully, that loss prevented you time, they’d to Eastlake was just a from doing so. widened the The lopsided lead to 38-6. bump in the road.” result was a The game’s – Greg Bruns, 67-17 victory in leading scorer Coach – favor of the girls was Skyline’s in the green and 5-foot-8-inch white uniforms. sophomore Every single baller on the Skyline wing, Stella Mazzaferro, who lit bench got plenty of minutes on up the scoreboard with 14 points the hardwood. for an evening’s work. It was Garfield that broke The huge lead at halftime the scoring ice in the opening equated to an early exit for most moments of the one-sided affair, of Skyline’s front liners in the as the Bulldogs’ 5-foot-2-inch second half, like Spartan stalwart freshman point guard, Aireonna Davis, dribbled down the baseSee GIRLS, Page 9





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The Sammamish Book Group will discuss “Moon Over Manifest” by Clare Vanderpool at 7 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Sammamish Library.


A book release party for “Caregiving for Your Elderly Parents” is set for 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Sammamish Library.

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Volunteers are needed to help clean up Pine Lake Park from 2:30-4:40 p.m. Jan. 28 at the park. To sign up, visit events/Default.aspx?ID=2754.


Potential Eagle Scouts looking for help on Eagle Scout projects for 2013 can meet with city staff to discuss options from 4-6 p.m. Jan. 29 at City Hall. Christa McAuliffe Elementary School will hold its annual book rodeo from noon to 3 p.m. Jan. 29, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan 30 and 31, and a half price sale from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 1. Most prices range from 50 cents - $2. Video games are $5.


Art Historian Susan Olds presents a visual introduction to steampunk — a modern take on Victorian era science fiction — from 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Sammamish Library.

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The End of the Trail: How the western movie rode into the sunset is a program discussing how movies reflect the history and culture of their times from 7-8 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Sammamish Library.

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Sammamish Baha’i will sponsor their annual observance of World Religion Day at 2 p.m. Jan. 20 at City Hall. Celebrate winter with an adaptation of “The Snow Queen” at 11 a.m. Jan. 26 at the Sammamish Library.

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Divorce Recovery, a class for those going through separation or divorce and trying to move on, is weekly from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 12-April 23 at Pine Lake Covenant Church, Call 392-8636 or visit

Build-it Sammamish, a daylong event where participants will use Lego block to build their own expressions of Sammamish, is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 26 at City Hall. To register, visit

volunteer opportunities Visit residents in nursing homes. Friend to Friend matches volunteers with residents in Sammamish nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Volunteers are asked to visit residents a couple times a month for a year. Orientation will be provided. Background check required. Call 1-888-3837818. Evergreen Healthcare is seeking volunteers to help serve patients throughout King County. Volunteers, who will be assigned to help people in their own neighborhoods, provide companionship, run errands, do light household work, or give a break to primary caregivers. Volunteers will be supported by hospital staff. Call 899-1040 or visit hospice. The King County LongTerm Care Ombudsman Program needs certified long-term care ombudsman volunteers. After completing a four-day training program, visit with residents, take and resolve complaints and advocate for residents. Volunteers are asked to donate four hours a week and attend selected

monthly meetings. Contact Cheryl Kakalia at 206-694-6827.

tion. Call Susan LaFantasie at 369-3235.

Eastside Bluebills is a Boeing retiree volunteer organization that strives to provide opportunities for retirees to help others in need and to assist charitable and nonprofit organizations. 10 a.m. to noon, the third Wednesday of the month at the Bellevue Regional Library. Call 235-3847.

Sammamish Citizen Corps Council needs volunteers to help support the Community Emergency Response Team and other groups. Email info@, visit or attend the meeting from 7-8 p.m. first Wednesday of every month at Fire Station 82.

LINKS, Looking Into the Needs of Kids in Schools, places community volunteers in the schools of the Lake Washington School District. Opportunities include tutoring, classroom assistance and lunch buddy. Email or visit Eastside Baby Corner needs volunteers to sort incoming donations of clothing and toys and prepare items for distribution. Visit Volunteers are needed to visit homebound patrons with the King County Library System’s Traveling Library Center program. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and have reliable transporta-

Volunteer drivers are needed for the Senior Services Volunteer Transportation Program. Flexible hours, mileage, parking reimbursement and supplemental liability insurance are offered. Call 206448-5740. Guide Dogs for the Blind Eager Eye Guide Pups Club needs volunteers to raise puppies for use as guide dogs for the blind. Email To submit items for the Community Calendar, email to samrev@isspress. com. Items will be edited and must be received by the Wednesday before publication.

Marriage enrichment group offers discussions regarding concepts, conflicts and strategies for improving relationships from 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at Sammamish Presbyterian Church. Mars Hill Students is made up of sixth-12th grade students in Sammamish, Redmond, Issaquah and surrounding areas. It meets every Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m. for a time of life music, teaching, food and connection. Visit MarsHillStudentsSAM. Club Mosaic, a community discussion group, would like to hear thoughts about earth’s origin, the meaning of life, the Apocalypse and more. It meets from 7-8:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Holiday Inn in Issaquah. Visit Grief Share Support Group meeting from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday nights at Sammamish Presbyterian Church. Wednesday night youth group will have games, worship and fun for students in grades six-12 from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Sammamish Presbyterian Church. Mary, Queen of Peace Church youth groups are for children in sixth-eighth grade and ninth-12th grades. Meetings are at 6:30 p.m. Sundays. Call the church at 391-1178, ext. 129. “Caffeine for the Soul,” a Judaic and Torah class for women, is from 1-1:45 p.m. Tuesdays at Caffé Ladro in Issaquah Highlands Shopping Center. Call Chabad of the Central Cascades 427-1654.