April 14, 2019

Join us at this week’s Booster Club meeting on Tuesday, April 16, 6:30pm in the IHS Library.  Hear updates from your Athletic Director, ASB Board, a DECA student presentation, other club and sports representative, plus reviewing 2019-2020 Slate.   AGENDA


    • Monday, 15th
      • Varsity Baseball vs Mt Si, 4:15pm
      • Softball vs Mt. Sit, 4:30pm
    • Tuesday, 16th
      • Girl Golf vs Bothell, 3:15pm  (Snoqualmie)
      • Girls Tennis vs Inglemoor, 3:45pm
      • Track vs Bothell, 4pm
      • JV Baseball vs North Creek, 4:15pm
    • Wednesday, 17th
      • JV Baseball vs Eastlake, 4:15pm 
      • JV Boys Soccer vs Eastlake, 5:30pm
      • Varsity Boys Soccer vs Eastlake, 7:30pm
    • Thursday, 18th
      • Varsity Girls Tennis vs Bothell, 3:45pm
      • JV Baseball vs Woodinville, 4:15pm
      • CTeam Baseball vs Newport, 4:30pm
    • Friday, 19th
      • Varsity Baseball vs Bothell, 4:15pm
      • Softball vs Bothell, 4:30pm
      • CTeam Boys Soccer vs Interlake, 5pm
      • JV Boys Lacrosse vs Woodinville, 6pm
      • Boys Lacrosse vs Woodinville, 8pm






Varsity  5-7    A road trip to Florida for spring break brought great results with a 17-9 win over Lakewood Ranch, 20-5 win over Sarasota Military Academy and a 15-4 win over St Stephens. Thanks to all the parents and coaches for making this trip happen and a special shout out to Hank Yaap for his dedication to Issaquah Lacrosse as our film crew. 

JV   1-6    - Spring Break was idle for JV.

This week:  Both teams play Woodinville this Friday, JV at 6pm,Varsity at 8pm.


The softball team was able to celebrate its first victory this week against Skyline with their best offensive output winning 15-6. The Eagles scored 15 runs on 15 hits. Those responsible in this top to bottom team effort at the plate all collecting multiple runs, hits or RBIs:  Freshman Marissa Tremblay, Kate Menting, Megan Reichley and Hannah Hildebrandt; Sophomores Kelly Hruza and Kaia Vaifo’ou; Junior Clara Wolff and Senior McKenna Malone. Freshman Ella Wolff got the victory in the circle.

On Monday the Eagles were able to keep the game close for a time but eventually succumbed to North Creek 14-6. Freshmen Brooke Byers and Kate Menting combined forces in the pitching circle and Menting led the team with 2 hits and 3 RBIs as well.

Against Inglemoor, a gritty pitching effort by Freshman Ella Wolffwho gave up only 1 earned run went unrewarded in a 4-0 loss. The offense struggled to get on track collecting only 2 hits by Freshmen Megan Reichley and Marissa Tremblay.

This week:  Home games on Monday and Friday at 4:30 vs Mt Si and Bothell, Wednesday is at Eastlake at 4pm.

Fastpitch Softball Fundraiser ~ To donate, click button, specify Softball. Thank you to the Booster Club for already granting $1500 toward this project!       Goal:  $5,500 for Press Box   Deadline:  May 1, 2019


Varsity   3-2   KingCo     Draw against North Creek, 1-1     The Varsity Eagles got on the scoreboard first in the 20th minute when Jack Higgins tapped in a free ball in the box that was delivered off a free kick from the 50 yard line to give the Eagles the 1-0 lead.  The North Creek Jaguars responded 11 minutes later with a goal off a long throw in to equalize and finish the half at 1-1.  Both teams fought hard in the second half, but neither was able to find the go ahead goal and finished regulation time at 1-1.  The Eagles put in 100% effort in the 10 minute OT period and at the end of the game walked away with 1 point and the draw.

 JV       5-1 KingCo      Loss against North Creek, 1-2     The JV Boys Soccer team suffered their first loss of the season on Wednesday night at Pop Keeney against the North Creek Jaguars.  North Creek was able to get on the board 20 minutes into the first half but the Eagles countered 10 minutes later with a free kick by Mason Graves to end the half 1-1.    The Eagles found themselves in an unlucky spot when the Jaguars took a run in the second half to bring them down 1-2.   This was an exciting game to watch as we saw the Eagles fight until the final whistle with a score of 1-2.  

JVC       7-0 KingCo   Win against Mt. Si, 1-0     The JVC team continued their unbeaten record with a Spring break win against Mt. Si, winning 1-0.

This Week:  JV and Varsity: Wednesday, April 17 - Home vs Eastlake, JV at 5:30 pm and Varsity at 7:30 pm  /  JVC Team: Monday, April 15 - Away vs. Eastlake at 6:00 pm / Thursday, April 18 - Home vs Skyline at 6:00 pm / Friday, April 19 - Home (IMS) vs Interlake at 5:00 pm    

 Boys' Soccer Fundraiser ~ to donate, click button, specify Boys Soccer.  Goal:  $3,000 for program goalkeeper coach and semi-permanent shelter     Deadline:  April 30, 2019


Varsity  8-4   (3rd KingCo)     Monday;  Eagles defeated North Creek, 7-1, for their fourth-straight win. Starting pitcher Brady Liddle posted another solid outing on the hill, striking out five and giving up only two hits in five shutout innings for his second win in as many starts. At the plate, the Eagles had eight hits and once again showed a good eye, drawing seven walks. Junior Derek Gellos was 3-for-3 on the day with an RBI double in the 4th and junior Ty Buckner singled home two in the 7th. Junior Tyler Reese and senior Arden Walcott each stole three bases.

Tuesday, Eagles loses to Skyline, 7-3; The bats were quiet early, going down in order the first two innings. Over the final five innings, the Eagles had at least two runners on each inning, but failed to score until the 7th when they picked up all three runs on one play due to an outfield error.

Thursday, Good win over Woodinville, Falcons, 3-0: The Eagles win on the road raise their league record to 7-4, good for fourth place. Both teams put up goose eggs 'til the top of the 6th, when the Eagles made it 2-0 with a lead-off single by junior Tyler Reese, followed by an RBI triple by senior Lucas Senatore and sac-fly by senior Cooper Thieme. Senior Arden Walcott led off the 7th with a triple and was squeezed home by Tyler Reese for the Eagles third run. Eagles starter junior Ryan Baker tossed five shutout innings for his first win of the season, working around four hits and four free passes. Senior Nathan Gunderson closed it out for the Eagles, yielding a lone walk over two innings for his second save.

Friday, Eagles beat Inglemoor Vikings, 2-0 and move up in Standings, now 3rd place in the league! It was a sweet win as they defeated second place Inglemoor 2-0. The Eagles scored all their runs in the 5th on a lead-off single and stolen base by junior Ryan Baker, followed by junior catcher Colton Willbrandt's second double of the game and two Inglemoor errors. Senior Tyler Odegard carried a no-no into the 6th and battled out of a bases-loaded jam by inducing a double-play ball for his third win on the season.  

KingCo Photos:  Inglemoor at Issaquah vs, 4/12.   Use the coupon code EB2137135354 to purchase photos from this game before Sat. April 27, 2019 and receive a 15% discount off your purchase. Photos by Booster Sponsor, StopAction Photography 

Junior Varsity  3-7 KingCo        Tuesday, Issaquah loses to Skyline at home, 3-5:  Issy took a 3-2 lead to the top of the seventh on Tuesday at home and unfortunately, gave up 3 runs. Pitcher John Mehr went the distance for the third consecutive game, and took his first loss of the season. Issy left 10 men on base to Skyline’s 4. Issy’s 3 errors contributed significantly to the loss. Junior Tyler Jensen lead the Eagles going 3-4 at the plate. Cody Chan, Jeremy Dondoyano, Alex Charoenkul, and William Warner(2B) had hits.

Friday, Issaquah loses to Inglemoor, 4-6: Another tough loss as Issy had the lead early, but couldn’t hold on. Pitcher Jakob Sellars started and went 1 and 2/3 before Tommy Brown came in and went 4 and 1/3 innings allowing no earned runs. Issy got on the board in the second inning when Cade Stenzel scored William Warner from third, hitting a hard grounder deep to the shortstop. Two Issy errors to Inglemoor‘s one error was a difference maker. Issy only managed four hits. Cade Stenzel (1-2, 2 RBI), Gavin Clark(1-3), Sean Kageyama(1-1, sac bunt, walk), William Warner(1-2). Ryan Garcia and Trevor Chan each had an RBI.

CTeam       9-3 KingCo        Tuesday, Issy lost to Eastlake in an exciting game, 13-14

GIRLS TENNIS            (No report)

TRACK & FIELD          (No report)

GIRLS LACROSSE       (Booster Crew volunteer needed for updates)

GIRLS GOLF              (Booster Crew volunteer needed for updates)




Pacific Northwest Dean’s List Award: Huge shout-out to IHS junior Jacob Lessing. Jacob was selected by judges at the PNW championships as one of three recipients of the Pacific Northwest Dean’s List award. This award recognizes individual students for leadership, technical expertise, and effectiveness at spreading enthusiasm for STEM. 

Pacific Northwest Robotics Championships: Issaquah Robotics was one of the 64 highest ranked robotics teams in OR and WA that competed last weekend in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) district robotics championships at the Tacoma Convention Center. –

    • Issaquah ranked 10th following qualification matches and formed a playoff alliance with Skunkworks Robotics (located in Seattle, not affiliated with a school) and Ballard H.S. We were eliminated in quarterfinals by an alliance consisting of Tahoma H.S., Henry M. Jackson H.S., and Auburn Moutainview H.S.. This alliance continued on to win the overall event.
    • Three IHS students, Mason Maron(‘19), Takuto Tsujino(’21), and Gabriel Szabo(’19), won the AutoDesk CAD (Computer Aided Design) Challenge, which was held at the PNW Championships.

World Championships- 6th consecutive year! Our performance was sufficient to qualify to attend the Robotics World Championships in Houston, from April 17th to the 20th. We entered the PNW championships ranked 30th overall in OR and WA (of 151 teams), but climbed to the 24th spot at the PNW Championships.

    • THIS WEEK:  Watch Issaquah LIVE at the World Championships on Thursday & Friday, via
      • Thursday/Friday:  Roebling Division Qualification MatchesIssaquah will be competing in the Roebling Division. Watch Roebling matches at
        • Matches on Thu, 4/18, 6:30am-2:30pm ~  Issy qual. matches 9 (7:26am), 20 (8:43am), 27 (11:37am), 42 (1:22pm) 48 (2:04pm)
        • Matches on Fri, 4/19, 6am-3:20pm ~ Issy qual. matches 59 (6:56am), 73 (8:34am), 87 (12:17pm), 92 (12:52pm), and 111 (3:05pm) on Friday.
    • Other Channels and Highlights: There is so much going on at the world championships that it takes 12 channels to cover it all. For a list of all channels and broadcast schedules, including play-by-play analysis, interviews, and highlights, go to



Booster Club now accepting SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP Applications: Deadline THIS WEEK, 3pm, April 20  Every spring, scholarships valued at $1,000 or more are awarded to selected IHS graduating seniors by the Booster Club. Applications can be found in the IHS Career Center and Booster website.      2019 Senior Scholarship Flyer           2019 Senior Scholarship Application


  • April 16 ………….. Booster Club Meeting, IHS Library at 6:30pm
  • April 20  …………. Booster Club Senior Scholarship Applications Due, 3pm
  • April 22-26 …….. ASB Green Week (details to come)
  • May 14 ………….. Annual Booster Club Membership Meeting, IHS Library, 6:30pm
  • May 31 ............. DECA hosts Mr Issaquah, IHS, 7pm
  • June 1 …………… Senior Prom Dance
  • June 13 …………. Issaquah Graduation, Safeco Field
  • June 27 …………. Last Day of School

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