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March 20, 2013


Busy week for Eastlake soccer ends with two wins By Lillian O’Rorke

The Eastlake boys soccer team rounded out its preseason last week with two wins and a scoreless tie. March 13 marked the Eastlake Wolves’ first victory when they toppled Everett 5-1 on its home turf, Lincoln Field. Jean Claude Kagabo put Everett on the board first with a goal in the 11th minute of the game. Eastlake tied it up 1-1 when Madison Heck assisted Clayton Over to score at the 20-minute mark. After the half, Heck, a senior this year at Eastlake, returned to net his own unassisted goal and give the Wolves the lead. “Madison Heck is, laughingly, one heck of a player,” said Adam Gervis, Eastlake’s coach. “He totally controls the game, it is unreal. But what they need to learn is Madison needs to be part of the team, and that is what they learned in the second half.” Eastlake quickly was on

the board again with a shot from sophomore forward Zach Howard; Austin Aumell with the assist. Four minutes later, Aumell, a senior midfielder, received the ball near the 40-yard line, Gervis recounted, and worked it down field before smacking into the corner of the net. With the help of Jack Callaghan, Aumell scored again in the 76th minute. The Wolves took the field again the next day against Mount Si. For 90 minutes, neither team scored. Even after two five-minute overtime periods and penalty kicks, Eastlake and Mount Si were still 0-0, an outcome that doesn’t happen that often, said Gervis. Eastlake sophomore Jack Hornsby was credited with the shutout in the first half and Kris Rudella got it for the second half. Mount Si’s goalkeeper, Hunter Malberg, earned a clean sheet for the entire game. “If it had gone five more minutes we would have probably

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Eastlake’s No. 13, Mike Lewton, a senior forward, avoids a sliding Mount Si player. pulled it out,” said Gervis. “We knocked at the door a few times; we had many opportunities. The big part for us is we don’t have our best player.” Heck also plays for the Eastside FC club team and along with a couple of players from Mount Si’s squad, was away for a tournament with Eastside FC. The Wolves were also missing several other players, Gervis said, due to injuries.

“Both teams were missing two important ingredients,” Gervis said. But what you do learn, he added, is what roles your nonstarters can play. “They did a great job yesterday; they worked their tails off and they made a nice contribution.” The boys that did remain came back March 16 to play their third game of the week and beat Meadowdale 2-0. Over and Callaghan both scored a goal

each, and Hornsby got the shutout. “It was a team effort,” Gervis said March 16. That’s the most important thing for us; is we are not giving up goals.” He said he hopes to have his full varsity line up ready to go for the team’s first match of the regular season, March 22 against Seattle Prep, which is set to start at 7:30 on Eastlake’s home field.

Skyline tennis suffers pre-season loss to Islanders By Lillian O’Rorke

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Skyline freshman Julia Lioubarski sets up to return the ball during the March 14 match.

With nearly all new players, the Skyline girls tennis team is starting fresh this year. Mercer Island, on the other hand, is not. It beat the Skyline Spartans 6-1 in a March 14 preseason match. “Definitely, the skill set on Mercer Island is higher than ours,” said Bettina Gehle, head coach of the Spartans. “They are more aggressive. They are more demanding on the court.” Since 2010, Mercer Island has earned eight 3A state medals, including last year when Nora Tan won the title. This season, Tan plays No. 1 singles and beat Skyline freshman Julia Lioubarski, 6-1, 6-1. In the other singles matches, Lydia Venditti bested the Spartans’ Shareenn Sivakumas, 6-0, 6-0; Gabby Venditti beat one of Skyline’s few returning varsity players, Jasmine Ye, 6-0, 6-2; and Miji Suhr of Mercer Island beat Sherry Huang, 6-2, 6-1. In doubles, Caroline Dillon and Caroline Hamilton beat Skyline’s No. 1 duo, Sonya Ye and Jessica Journeycake, 6-2,

6-0; and Sarah Kahan and Ashley Larson beat Sonjana Galgalikas and Rianna Eduljee, 7-5, 6-4. The Spartans snatched their only victory that gray afternoon on Mercer Island, when Courtney Kirton and Avery Sampson beat Mindy Wienberg and Catherine Seifert, 6-3, 5-7, 1-0. Part of the problem, explained Gehle, is that her players don’t have that much experience with competition at this level. For most of the girls on Skyline’s team, this was their first ever high school varsity match. There is, however, value to losing to a team like Mercer Island. “It is a first match and it is a good experience,” Gehle said. “So what do we have to do in order to compete with these kind of people? The good thing is that everyone is trying; they are really. That’s very, very good.” On top of graduating three seniors last year, Skyline’s No. 1 and No. 2 singles players didn’t return. Backfilling the Spartans this season is a large See TENNIS, Page 9




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Native plant salvage and planting at Illahee. The plant salvaging begins at 9 a.m. and the planting at 2 p.m. March 23. A limited number of volunteers are needed to help with the project. for more information and to register, visit www. Default.aspx?ID=2806.


Sammamish Family YMCA annual Easter Egg Hunt, featuring an egg hunt, carnival games, bounce houses, an obstacle course and more is set for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 30 at the YMCA 4221 228th Ave. S.E. The egg hunt for children 3 and under is from 10-11:30 a.m. and for children 3 and over begins at 11 a.m. Children should not be late for the 11 a.m. start time.

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The Magic Teakettle Puppet Show, a Japanese Folk Tale, is set for 10:30 a.m. March 30 at the Sammamish Library.



Ready for long-term care? An unexpected illness or injury could wipe out your life savings. Learn about strategies to prepare at 11 a.m. March 23 at the Sammamish Library. Traveling to Rome and want to know the best sights. Get tips from an expert at 7 p.m. March 27 at the Sammamish Library.

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join the club Block Party, Lego time in the library is at 1 p.m. March 23 at the Sammamish Library.

bilia from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. starting April 1 at Sammamish City Hall.


Calling All Poets listen to poetry by Washington’s State Poet Laureate, Kathleen Flenniken, and Michael Dylan Welch, vice president of the Haiku Society of America. Open mic opportunity, poets of all ages are welcome to share their poems. This event is free. It runs from 6:30-8 p.m. April 2 at the Sammamish Library.


Get to know one of Sammamish’s new parks while removing invasive plants from 9 a.m.-noon April 6 at Southeast Eighth Street Park.

10 Blood drive from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 10 in the City Hall parking lot.

To submit items for the Community Calendar, email to samrev@ Items will be edited and must be received by the Wednesday before publication.

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 1-888-383-7818. 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 www.evergreenhealthcare. org/hospice. The King County Long-Term 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. 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.-noon, the third Wednesday of the month at the Bellevue Regional Library. Call 235-3847. 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 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 transportation. Call Susan LaFantasie at 369-3235.

The Sammamish Heritage Society meets from 7:30-9 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Pine Lake Community Club, 21333 S.E. 20th St. in Sammamish. Sammamish Plateau Amateur Radio Club meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Fire Station 83. The club is open to amateur radio operators and those interested in the hobby. Rotaract, a community service for young adults ages 18-30 sponsored by the Sammamish Rotary, meets twice a month. Email The La Leche League is committed to helping mothers breastfeed. They plan to meet on the second Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m.-noon at the Sammamish EX3 Teen Center, 825 228th Ave. N.E. Visit www. Block Party Quilters meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Visit www. The Sammamish Citizen Corps, a volunteer group affiliated with the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, meets the first Wednesday of each month at Fire Station 82. Visit The Social Justice Book Group meets at 10 a.m. the third Monday of each month in Sammamish. Email hineswa@