Rotary Clubs honor students, teacher

January 31, 2013

Rotary Club of Issaquah honors Liberty students

The Rotary Club of Issaquah recently honored the following Liberty High School seniors as its students of the month for November.

  •  Veronica Austin
  •  Category of recognition: language arts
  •  Parents: Larci and Mike Austin
  •  Sponsoring teacher: Kris Daughters

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Liberty hosts daddy daughter dance

January 31, 2013

Liberty High School is inviting elementary school students and their fathers to a Daddy Daughter Dinner Dance in the Liberty Commons on Feb. 8.

The dance is an annual event open to students and their fathers from Apollo, Briarwood, Maple Hills and Newcastle elementary schools.

“The past two years, there have been over 300 people that have come,” Liberty freshman class adviser and physical education teacher Emily Linke said. “The same people come back year after year.”

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Hazen wrestlers defeat their rivals from Liberty

January 31, 2013

By Greg FarrarAbdu Mukhammadjonov (right), Hazen High School sophomore, is about to have his pin awarded in his 113-pound bout against Liberty freshman Kyle Armstrong during their Jan. 15 match.

By Greg Farrar
Abdu Mukhammadjonov (right), Hazen High School sophomore, is about to have his pin awarded in his 113-pound bout against Liberty freshman Kyle Armstrong during their Jan. 15 match.

BAs the nation struggles through a particularly aggressive flu season, many Liberty and Hazen high school wrestlers know only too well the ailments that accompany the illness.

The flu knocked out a good portion of the Liberty wrestlers, and the Highlanders were not exactly healthy themselves, when the two teams squared off Jan. 15.

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Hazen High School wrestlers fundraiser takes down cancer

January 31, 2013

Rodney Magana, Hazen High School wrestling coach Rory Magana’s father, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in October 2010, and died from the disease just eight months later, in June.

In 2013, an estimated 45,220 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, a disease that is expected to claim more than 38,000 lives in the coming year.

By Rob NicholsHazen High School wrestlers and coaches gather for a group photo after competing in the Taking Down Pancreatic Cancer event to raise funds and awareness for the disease.

By Rob Nichols
Hazen High School wrestlers and coaches gather for a group photo after competing in the Taking Down Pancreatic Cancer event to raise funds and awareness for the disease.

The fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, it has the highest mortality rate of all major cancers. About 74 percent of patients will die within the first year of diagnosis and 94 percent will die within five years, according to the American Cancer Society.

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Liberty swimmers dunked by Issaquah, 118-68

January 31, 2013

Coaches are notorious planners, especially in individual sports, such as golf, tennis, wrestling and swimming.

These amazing aquatic mentors can usually anticipate what may or may not transpire down to the tenth of a digit.

At the annual swim meet between the Issaquah Eagles and the Liberty Patriots held at Julius Boehm Pool on Jan. 24, what unfolded in front of the unsuspecting audience was not only in the realm of the uncharted, but was entirely unexpected with the element of surprise and was outrageously humorous.

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Newcastle Cub Scout Pack 738 Pinewood Derby / Jan. 11, 2013

January 30, 2013

Public can comment on Interstate 90 tolling proposal

January 30, 2013

NEW — 12:10 p.m. Jan. 30, 2013

The state Department of Transportation is evaluating potential impacts of tolling Interstate 90, and the public can comment on the proposal.

The agency is considering a proposal to toll the highway on the seven-mile stretch between Interstate 5 in Seattle and Interstate 405 in Bellevue.

The state is at work on a $4.1 billion project to replace the 49-year-old floating state Route 520 bridge across Lake Washington and overhaul the 12.8-mile corridor between I-5 in Seattle and state Route 202 in Redmond. Read more

Newcastle Baseball registration now open

January 29, 2013

NEW — 11:10 a.m. Jan. 29, 2013

Newcastle Baseball registration is now open. Registration is open to players ranging from 5 to 14 years old and of all skill levels.

Practices will begin in March and games start in April. The link to register and additional information can be found at www.newcastlebaseball.com. Any questions can be emailed to board@newcastlebaseball.com.

Newcastle’s mission is to foster, promote and provide the opportunity for our local community to learn the game of baseball, through teamwork, respect for others and healthy competition.

Neighbor reports suspicious vehicle after nearby burglary

January 23, 2013

NEW — 4:20 p.m. Jan. 23, 2013

An alert neighbor spotted a suspicious vehicle, occupied by two or three people, driving around the 8900 block of 133rd Ave. S.E. at about the same time a home was burglarized in the area on Jan. 22, according to a release from Newcastle Police Chief Melinda Irvine.

The vehicle was described as a 1990s Honda Civic, possibly light blue, with some white on the passenger-side fender.

The burglary occurred between 10:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and during that time, the car was seen driving through the neighborhood several times.

Residents are encouraged to call Newcastle Police at 649-4444 if they recognize the car or can provide any additional information. You can also submit information online at www.ci.newcastle.wa.us/police/anonymous_tip.htm. Read more

Liberty High School rallies for heart health awareness

January 21, 2013

NEW — 3:25 p.m. Jan. 21, 2013

Dawn McCutcheon didn’t think it could happen to her.

In 2009, at just 38 years old, the Sammamish mother of two suffered a sudden cardiac arrest, changing her life forever.

“When my cardiac arrest happened, it was definitely a surprise and definitely a long road of recovery trying to come to terms with the fact that now I live with a pacemaker and it’s something that I have to live with for the rest of my life,” she said.

Rather than dwelling on her predicament, the 1989 Liberty High School graduate sprung into action, working to educate those around her about heart disease, as a volunteer, and eventually employee, of the American Heart Association. Read more

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