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THE ISSAQUAH PRESS WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2009 C3 Family Bike Ride returns to Salmon Days festivities Over the years, Issaquah Salmon Days Festival organizers have taken pride in holding recreational events that are fun for the entire family. This year, Salmon Days has brought back one of its popular events of the past, the Salmon Cy- cle Family Bike Ride. The ride is one of the main events for the Sept. 26-27 Sporting Weekend. The event will be held Sept. 26 and is open to all ages, families and friends. All that is re- quired is a bicycle. Joe Kurmaskie, the Metal Cow- boy, is one of the featured people for the event. He will tell tales about his cycling adventures and talk about bicycle safety. The ride starts at 11 a.m. and goes through i p.m. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. The start and finish line is at Tibbetts Greenway, 1850 NW Gilman Blvd. This is a "rules of the road" ride, and there will be two courses. One course is designed especially for young riders and will be mostly on trails. The riders will head to Lake Sammamish State Park. The other course is for more ex- perienced riders and goes from Newport Way to Sunset Elemen- tary School and on to Lake Sam- mamish State Park, where all rid- ers join up. Each course is approx- GET INVOLVED Register for the family bike ride ' or geoteaming at www.salmon- days.org. Learn more about the Sammamish Orienteedng Club at www.sammamishonenteering.org. Registration forms for the Rotary Run are available at Footzone and Gold's Gym in Issaquah, and at www.issaquahrotary.org. imately eight miles. Another event for the Sporting Weekend is Geoteaming. The event, for all ages, is Sept. 26 and lasts two hours. Families, friends, co-workers roam the streets of Issaquah in search of treasures during a high- tech scavenger hunt. Teams accu- mulate points based on items they find during the hunt. The activity allows people to navigate Issaquah using a hand- held GPS unit to locate cache sites to find items. Once an item is found, each team takes a photo of the item. This is a walking course, so teams should wear appropriate shoes. There are three session times for the geoteaming event, 9:30 and noon and 2:30 p.m. Teams should arrive an hour in advance of their scheduled session. All equipment is provided and each participant will be required to complete a waiver prior to the start of the session. Another event, at 10 a.m. Sept 27, is orienteering, hosted by the Sammamish Orienteering Club, at Lake Sammamish State Park. Ori- enteering involves running while using a map and compass to navi- gate from point to point. There are two other popular events during Salmon Days, al- though neither is sponsored by Salmon Days. The annual Rotary Run, which brings out numerous runners of all ages, is Oct. 4. The run has 5K and 10K races. The 10K starts at 8:45 a.m. and the 5K at 9:20 a.m. There is also a kids 1K at 10:20 a.m. Advanced registration closes Oct. 3. Proceeds from the event benefit the Science and Manage- ment Addiction program. The pro- gram offers services to parents who have children struggling with alcohol or drug abuse. The Issaquah Swim Team also hosts its annual Sockeye Sprints at 9 a.m. Oct. 3 at the Hazen High School swimming pool. The event features swimmers from 8-and- under to 13-and-over. Football FROM PAGE C1 touchdown slip by, but the game was nowhere near decided. "I told my team I wasn't going to quit," Williams said after the game at Spartan Stadium. "And that's what we did, we didn't quit. Down to the end, even when we're down, we don't quit." And they didn't quit. But Oaks Christian, from Wesflake Wfilage, Calif., handed Skyline its first loss since November 2006 (31 games) in its 28-25 victory. "We don't want to feel this anger ever again," Williams said. "We never want to be in this position again, so what we're going to do now is go back to the drawing board and we're going to figure things out, and we're going to get ready for next week. We still have that state championship to go to." Histodc comeback In the works The dagger to the heart came on a last-minute, fourth-quarter Sky- line drive that shaped up to be a comeback drive to remember. Running back Nick Washburn ran the ball in for a touchdown and the 2-point conversion brought the score to within three, 28-25, with 3:31 remaining. Sky- line's defense pressured Montana heavily and forced a punt. And Skyline fans went wild, knowing they might witness an historic comeback. With 1:56 left, Spartans quarter- back Jake Heaps strung together a drive that included 16- and 25- yard passes to Williams and Con- nor Brandt, respectively. Wash- burn helped pick away at the clock and Oaks Christian's defense. "I think it just shows the re- silience of our team," Heaps said. / \\; COMMIlNITY CLLIO /f Take a peek... 1-90 traffic cameras PISSAQUAH PRESS.corn Sudoku Solution 93 42 67 7 9 182 356 863 517 2 49 81 17 59 45 4 8 2 6 3 54726 36859 28413 61382 93675 72941 17594 49238 85167 2Z Fmchge Is IT [A :M IEIR[R O tPII iN T 00-676 D +-- IAII S [CtAT C lOiN-6 ii|o ISIP E L ICIO N D !O!N c E ITIE E N ILIOIPI IEIAIRI !LIED: DISH: E LMIS TAMIP TI v !  Ng O R;E rll00 I00,s A GILIE T OiAIT "We're not a team that's going to give up. We're not a team that's going to back down. We're going to claw and fight our way back through. Unfortunately, I made a mistake at the end of the game and it was costly." Montana and Heaps are consis- tently ranked two of the top high school quarterbacks in the coun- try, and both of the young men were coming into the game with an undefeated record. Fans and news crews had gath- ered near the stadium as ear as 10 a.m. By 5:30 p.m., the line to enter the stadium stretched down the school driveway onto 228th Avenue. By the drive in the fourth quar- ter, the tension was at a fever pitch and everyone knew they were getting their money's worth. The game was living up to all the hype. But on first-and-10 at the Lions' 30-yard-line, Heaps threw an inter- ception into the hands of Max Napolltano. The throw was an at- tempt to get the ball out of bounds and keep the drive alive, Heaps said, but an Oaks Christian defender hit him at just the right moment. "Unfortunately, we didn't get it this time, but the next road is get- ting to a state championship," Heaps said after the game. Heaps wasn't feeling well The game began questionably for the Spartans. The Lions de- fense sacked Heaps on the first play of the game and Skyline struggled to find a rhythm. "You come into a big game and you've got you know, jitters, and all that stuff," Heaps said. "These guys are from California and it's a different type of speed that we haven't seen before, and so we were just adjusting the first quar- ter." Oaks Christian scored twice in the middle of the first on a 12-yard BY GI:tEG FAH]RAR Michael Ford, Skyline junior defen- sive back, collects the interception from Oaks Christian quarterback Nick Montana and returns to the Uons' 47 yard line in the fourth quarter, keying the Spartans' final scoring drive of the night. pass from Montana to Trey Smith, son of actor Will Smith, and a 24- yard Montana-Alani Fua pass. The first touchdown of the game was Trey Smith's first as a starting varsity receiver, he said after the game. "It felt really cool," he said. "I gotta give their defense credit. They made us work. They did a great job. They were well-pre- pared, they were well-coached and so they really made us execute well. This is a really good team." Skyline answered in the second with 17 straight points. It gained a 17-14 lead after Heaps first con- nected with Williams for an 84- yard pass-fuInble recovery play for a touchdown. Less than two min- utes later, the two connected again for a 38-yard score. Kicker SPan, Penberthy put Skyline up three with a 30-yard field goal with just over 4 minutes, 25 seconds left in the second. 2010 Knuckleballers 13u Koufax & 11u/12u Pony League Select Baseball team tryouts Tryout Date: Oct. 4th Place: Si View baseball field Time: 3-5 Pm Cost: $10 Please register with Si View Metro Parks district in North Bend or online at www.siviewpark.org. If you have any questions please contact us at president@norlhbendknuckleballer.net Hope to see you on the field. Visit www.northbennuckleballers.net and dick on 13u Koufax 8,11u/12u Pony League welcome letter for all details including costs Seasons cost:. 13u Is $650 - 50 and 11u/12u is $400 - $600 "One thing I'm never going to question is the effort of our kids. Our kids play extremely, extremely hard. We just made too many mis-. takes today," said Skyline coach Mat Taylor. "It was about execu- tion tonight." Heaps played sick, but com- pleted 13 of 31 passes for 256 yards and a touchdown. He did throw three interceptions and fumbled two times. Montana had a stronger, more accurate per- formance, completing 21 of 34 passes for 261 yards, three touch- downs and two interceptions. Smith caught seven passes for 47 yards and Oaks Christian run- ning back Malcolm Jones finished with 128 yard s on 20 carries. Williams caught six passes for 163 yards. The local and national attention to the game would be enough to distract players from executing at their best, but the game brought even more attention due to the stars roaming the Oaks Christian sidelines Sept. 18. Will Smith arrived during the first series of the game and paced the sidelines as the teams drove up and down the field. Four-time Su- per Bowl champion and NFL hall- of-famer Joe Montana (Nick Mon- tana's father) and NHL superstar Wayne Gretsky (father of backup quarterback Trevor Gretsky) both enjoyed the game from the top row of the visiting bleachers. Christopher Huber: 392-6434, ext. 242, or chuber@isspress.com. Comment at www.issaquahpress.com. Swimming: L'lll al ready eyeing state in 50-free FROM PAGE C1 Liu, a 3A state champion in the 50-yard freestyle as sopho- more, had some tough competi- tion in her first 4A state meet. She came away with a sixth- place finish in the 50 free with a time of 24.52 seconds and a sev- enth-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly, coming in at 58.95 sec- onds. However, she figures to be tougher in her second state ap- pearance. She already has a state-qualifying time in the 200 individual medley this fall. Near the end of last year's state meet, the Eagles won their heat in the 200-yard freestyle re- lay, finishing ninth overall with a time of 1:43.53. Berth, Molly Herman and Liu return from that relay. The 200 medley and the 400 freestyle relays should be stronger this season. Maier and Flaten, who have been competi- tive club swimmers, will likely be on those relays with Liu and Berth. Flaten had two first places in each of Issaquah's victories against Liberty and Sammamish. Maier had two wins against Sammamish as did Liu. Patdots have Improved Liberty's Kris Daughters has six top returnees to go along with a group of 13 promising freshinen. Among the top returnees is senior Nicole Lecoq, who placed ninth in the 100 backstroke and 200 individual medley at last year's 3A state meet. Daughters said she looks for a big season from Lecoq. Elise Tinseth, a sophomore, swam in two events at state last year, finishing 10th in the 200 individual medley. Daughters said ]nseth has improved in the off-season and should have a big season. Lecoq and Tinseth had per- sonal records in those events at state and will be faster this year. Tinseth and Lecoq also return on the 400 free relay, which set a school record at state last year. The Patriots should have one of the state's top divers in Katie Tsntakawa. She finished seventh at state last year. Other returning team members are sophomore Caitlin Duffner, and seniors Sarah Lewes and Hannah Blue. Katie Nelson, who has club and summer league experience, is one of the top freshmen for Liberty. 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