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at, ~ECTION C THE ISSAQUAH PRESS SPORTS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2009 More sports/C2..3 Classifieds/C4-$ Police & Fire/C5 Business/Ce Lakeside battles back from the brink of elimination Legion team is two winsj om World Series BY BOB TAYLOR Another day, another hero. That was the theme for the Lakeside Recovery Senior team at the Pacific North- west Regional Tournament in Medford, Ore., last week. One day, it was Shane YarneD, an Issaquah High School pitcher. Another day, it was pitcher Jared Lemke, a recent Skyline High School graduate, or outfielder An- drew West. On Aug. 9, it was Skyline pitcher Peyton Harrod and Newport High School pitcher Cole Wiper. Harrod, in his most important starting as- signment of the season, tossed eight strong innings as Lakeside eliminated the Billings, Mont., Scarlets 4-2 in a loser-out contest at Harry and David Stadium. With the victory, Lakeside reached the Aug. 10 champi- onship round against host Med- ford Mustangs. Lakeside, coming through the consolation bracket, needed to beat Medford twice to earn a berth to the World Series Aug. 14-18 in Fargo, N.D. Results were unavailable before The Press' deadline. Lakeside and Medford met ear- lier this season in a tournament in Portland, Ore., and Medford pre- vailed 31-22. In an interview with the Med- ford Mail-Tribune, Lakeside coach Rob Reese recalled the slugfest with the Mustangs. "It's funny," he said. "They'd get up by nine, and we'd come back. We were only down three going into the sixth. It was a ridiculous game both ways. Nobody could get anybody out." Lakeside reached the champi- onship round the hard way, need- ing to win three loser-out games after dropping its opener to Char- ter Cove, Calif., 7-6 Aug. 6. Harrod, the losing pitcher in the tournament opener, responded with one of his best efforts of the season. Usually a relief pitcher this season, Harrod kept Billings in check most of the game. He BY CHRISTOPHER HUBER Shane Yarnell, one of Lakeside Recovery's key arms powering them to the Pacific Northwest Regional Tournament in Medford, Ore., pitches to a Bellevue Baseball Club batter July 23 in an American Legion game at Newport High School. struck out six batters. Matt Houser, of Issaquah High, relieved Harrod in the bottom of the ninth inning. However, Houser didn't last long. He walked two batters and was relieved by Wiper. After a sacrifice bunt moved two Billings runners, Wiper struck out a batter, but walked the next hitter to load the bases. Lakeside es- caped the jam and posted another thrilling tournament triumph when Wiper fanned Brady Muller, of Billings, to end the game. "It was huge," Reese said. "He's (Wiper) done that in the past and he's only a sophomore. He's had a few games like that. He's a strike- out type of guy, so when we need a strikeout, we call on him." Lakeside trailed 2-1 going into the seventh inning, but erupted for three runs. Billings pitcher An- thony Kuntz, nearly untouchable at times, hit Newport graduate Colin Hering with a pitch and walked Skyline High graduate Ryan Somers to set up Lakeside's winning rally. Reese ordered a double steal and it worked like a charm. On the next play, Devin O'Donnell, an Is- See BASEBALL Page C3 Eagle scores perfect hat trick BY KATHERINE WALKER FILE Issaquah Junior mldflelder Qulnn Gflsham, leaps up to plant his head on the soccer ball during an April match against Eastlake. In soccer, a "perfect hat trick" is no easy feat. It means that a player scores three goals, one with his head, one with his right foot, and one with his left. Quinn Grisham scored a hat trick in the Issaquah High School Eagles' qualifying game for the state tour- nament. The perfect hat trick is a reflec- tion of Grisham's triple- threat soccer skills: He is a strong leader, has an eye for scoring goals and is a team player on the field. The Issaquah Eagles soccer team had a phenomenal 2009 season. They had more wins this year than any other in the history of the program, and the team made it to the state tournament for the first time ever. "We decided this year we weren't going to underachieve," said Grisham, an incoming senior. "We took it a lot more seriously. We set high goals: winning in our league, and making it to state, which we met." The Eagles lost in the state quarterfinals against Marysville Pilchuck. Marysville had an unde- feated season and was a nation- ally ranked team, making them an See HAT TRICK, Page C3 BY CHRISTOPHER HUBER David Morgan (left) of Issaquah, and Andrew Lee, of Bellevue, carry an injured Tiffany Moreno, of Seattle, across the finish line Aug. 8. Moreno rolled her ankle about two miles into the 13.1-mile Cougar Mountain Trail Run. Final Cougar trail run tests endurance with grueling hills BY CHRISTOPHER HUBER As runners cross6d~the finish line of the fourth and final Cougar Mountain Train Run, they joked that, after winning the f3.1-mile race, Uli Steidl might take off for another 13-mile jaunt through the woods just for fun. Well, the Shoreline runner, who has won multiple Seattle marathons and run in various world-championship races, didn't do another half-marathon on Cougar Mountain. But when he crossed the finish line Aug. 8, he simply glanced at his watch and stopped, not even out of breath, chatted with race organizers and took off for a 10-minute cool- ONTHEWEB Get complete results from the Cougar Mountain Trail Run Series at www.seatt/erunningcompany.corn/ Events/Cougar/cougarmtn l.htm/. down. Steidl came in at 1 hour, 34 minutes and 16 seconds, about six minutes ahead of rmmer-up Chris Charles. Steidl said he is preparingto race in Italy in September. "I took this as more of a train- ing run," he said as he rested. "The time is not important. I just want to run strong on the up and down hills." Seattle resident Jeanine Stew- art, the first-place female runner, came in at 2:03:12. Having won all four races, she ultimately won the series for the women with four points. "The last part was really steep," she said after catching her breath. "The placement of the hills was really tough." She said she did a lot better than she expected and was glad she didn't sleep in. "I was almost not going to come," she said. Mark Henderson, of Wood- inville, and Michael Wittrock, of Seattle, shared the series win for the men with six points each. Henderson finished the Aug. 8 race in 1:54:04 and Wittrock ran See TRAIL RUN, Page C2 BY GREG FARRAR Athletes round a buoy and head for shore to finish the first leg of the Beaver Lake Triathlon, before going on to the cycling and running portions of the race. lriathlon attracts range of athletes BY CHRISTOPHER HUBER At age 65, Sammamish resi- dent Tony Canlis has never done a triathlon. But in 2008, after helping repair bicycles during the Beaver Lake Triathlon, and after the coaxing of Pacific Bicycle owners Kristie and Scott Frericks, Canlis decided he wanted a chal- lenge. PARflUPAE Get more race information at vvww.beaver/ake.org/b/t/b/thtm/. Learn more about volunteering by e-mailing b/t@beaverlake.org. He took up the task of training for the 2009 race. An avid swimmer -- he swam competitively for much of his life -- Canlis isn't worried about the quarter-mile dip in Beaver Lake. While swimming for the Univer- sity of Hawaii, he used to swim 3.5-miles in the open ocean for training. "I was a good swimmer," he See TRIATHLON, Page C3 ' ' i I I I I ii ................