8th Annual Booking It 5K/2K set for September 7

The 8th Annual Booking It 5K/2K cross-country run/walk will take place on Sunday, September 7 at Lakewood’s Fort Steilacoom Park. All proceeds from Booking It will be used to fund scholarships for primary and secondary school students in the Southern African country of Lesotho. The school is located in the city of Maseru, which has a Friendship City relationship with the City of Tacoma.  All funds go directly to student needs; no overhead or administrative costs are deducted. Day of race registration will open at 9:00, with the 2K starting at 10:00 and the 5K at 10:30.  Walkers in both events will start immediately after the runners. [Read more...]

Gold for Saudia


On July 12, 2014 Lakewood’s Saudia James-Heard won the 14-year girls’ triple jump competition at the AAU/ESPN National Club Championship meet. Saudia broke the 2009 meet record (36′-4.75″) with a jump of 37’ 4.25” and is now the #1 ranked girl’s triple jumper in the nation. Remarkably, this is Saudia’s first year triple jumping. [Read more...]

Lakes Wrestlers compete in USA Wrestling

Lakes' Anesia Ramirez places 3rd (Cadet) in the USA Wrestling National Championships.

By Jon Esken

Five Lakes High School wrestlers are representing the Washington state national team this weekend at the 2014 USA Wrestling National Championships in Fargo, North Dakota. Sienna Ramirez, Anesia Ramirez, Kiaya Van Scoyoc, Andrew Ramirez and Tino Nieves qualified in the Freestyle category. The wrestlers qualified for the team during the Washington State Freestyle & Greco Championships last May. [Read more...]

New Local National Karate Champions

LAKEWOOD – Twenty students from The Washington Karate Associations Lakewood Dojo competed at the National Championships and US team trials for Karate and returned with a total of 28 medals, including eight gold, twelve silver, and eight bronze. Christopher Penna and Tanner Bush earned spots on the junior national team while Angel Ocampo Jr. won a second alternate position on the team. They can now represent team USA at the Jr. Pan-American Championships in Lima, Peru later this summer.

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Pierce County In-District Meeting featured U.S. Open Presentation

Now that the 2014 U.S. Open in Pinehurst, N.C., has concluded, all eyes in the golf world are turned to University Place’s Chamber Bay Golf Course. As part of its ongoing community outreach efforts, Pierce County Council held an in-district meeting on Tuesday, July 8, in University Place, to talk about the 2015 U.S. Open among other items. [Read more...]