• LHS Athletic Update
     
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    The 2014-15 school year has seen continued success from both our fall and winter sports teams.  Of the eight sports that have already concluded, Lakeside has won five NEA League Championships and qualified for the WIAA State Tournaments in all eight!   Our kids represent our school and community in a positive manner and are often complimented on their sportsmanship.
     
    The fall sports season set the bar high for our athletic programs.  The football team, led by head coach Brian Dunn, finished the regular season in third place in the NEA League, losing only to eventual State runner-up Colville and defending State Champion Freeman.  By finishing third, Lakeside earned a spot in the State playoffs and traveled to play Royal City. They fell short in the game, ending one of the more successful seasons of late for Lakeside football.
     
    The Lakeside volleyball team again proved their worth as a perennial state power.  They rolled through league play and won a share of the NEA League Championship.  Led by a group of solid seniors, the girls went on to win Districts and qualified for the State Tournament once again.  Coach Kara Moffatt and her team traveled to Yakima to play as one of the top 16 in the State 1A.  Battle-tested and ready, the Eagles were defeated in their first two games and fell short of their goal for a trophy.
     
    Coach Steve Olson and the boys’ and girls’ cross country teams again showed why Lakeside has one of the top programs in the state.  In arguably the toughest league in the state, both teams finished in the top four, with the girls winning both League and Districts.  At the State Meet, the girl’s team won the 1A Girls State Championship for the second year in a row!  A senior finished third overall with two other seniors finishing in the top ten!  Congratulations to Coach Olson for also being named the Washington State Cross Country Coach of the Year voted on by the Coaches’ Association.  
     
    The Lakeside girls’ soccer team continued to make history this season, advancing to the Final Four for the first time since 2010.  Coach Chris Windham led the team to a NEA League Championship and District title, too.  Rolling past Connell in the opening round of State, the Eagles moved into the Quarterfinals versus a tough Naches Valley team.  In a dramatic finish in which the game was decided by penalty kicks after two overtimes, Lakeside won and qualified for the Final Four!   After falling in the semi-finals to eventual champ Klahowya, Lakeside went on to finish fourth in State and placed two girls on the All-State team.  
        
    The winter sports teams also showed their strengths at State Tournaments, qualifying each team past district competition.   The wrestling team, coached by Brad Perry, finished tenth overall in the State 1A meet.  A junior and a  sophomore were individual State Champs, with the sophomore winning his second in two years.  
     
    Coach John Edwards’ boys’ basketball team captured a share of the NEA League Championship during their season, too.   The Eagles were primed for a strong league showing, and it paid off with a  District Championship and a trip to the final 16 of the State 1A ranks.  A first-round match-up with number five ranked LaSalle ended the team’s season short of their goal..  Coach Edwards was also voted NEA League Coach of the Year!
     
    The girls’ basketball team, coached by Jeff Pietz, had a great run this past season.  Led by six seniors, the Eagles won the NEA League Championship, District Championship, and also qualified for the 1A State Tournament.  The girls were matched up with King’s in the 1A State Championship game.  In a hard fought contest, Lakeside fell to King’s, but finished the season second in State with a final record of 24-2.  Congratulations to Coach Pietz for being named the NEA Coach of the Year, as well as the 1A State Coach of the Year!  
     
    With over 240+ student-athletes turning out for a sport this spring, we look forward to continued success.  There will be fields, tracks, and courts full of kids competing and representing Lakeside High School. Thank you again for your support and for representing the Lakeside community at games/events as a good sport!