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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!