‘Closing the information gap on the U.S. Open’ at Lakewood United meeting

2015 U.S. Open Championship Director Danny Sink will discuss “Closing the Information Gap on the US Open” at the March 19 meeting of Lakewood United.

The Lakewood United group meets at 7 AM every Thursday at Burs Restaurant, which is located at 6151 Steilacoom Boulevard SW in Lakewood. The next 2 Thursday programs are as follows: [Read more…]

Isaac Swillie returns to lead Lakes track and field

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By Jon Esken

As one of the state’s fastest Class 3A 100-meter sprinters, Swillie was supposed to place in both the 100 and 200, and lead the Lancers to a top-three team finish at the 2014 WIAA Track and Field Championships. But Swillie came up lame at last year’s district meet and the Lancers missed the sweeping swiftness of Swillie to finish 43rd at State. [Read more…]

LIFE class: ‘The U.S. Golf Open in University Place’

University Place City Council member, Chris Nye, will give a presentation on the golf tournament coming to Pierce County in June. This free class will cover the history of the Chambers Bay Golf Course, how it was chosen to host the Championship, details on how the city is preparing for this event, a video produced the U.S. Golf Open Committee, followed by a Q & A period. [Read more…]

Pierce College Baseball hosts biggest fundraiser of the year Feb. 21

As the reigning Northwest Athletic Conference Western Division Champions, the Pierce College Baseball team is working hard to keep the momentum going as the 2015 season approaches. The Raider Baseball program’s biggest fundraiser of the year is coming up on Feb. 21 at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom’s Health Education Center, where the team will host its annual dinner auction. Coaches hope to raise at least $20,000 to support the team with scholarship funds, gear, equipment and more. [Read more…]

TPC volleyball officials wanted

The Tacoma-Pierce County Volleyball Officials Board is in need of individuals who are interested in officiating middle school, junior high, senior high, college, and recreation department volleyball matches throughout Pierce County and south King County. A comprehensive training program is offered for all new officials and the opportunities to advance in the organization are extensive. [Read more…]

Around the Sound: A great day for the Ducks

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On a drizzly Wednesday morning—great weather for ducks—and also for the newest Duck.

Steilacoom High School Senior Fotu Leiato celebrated this typical Northwest rain day by inking his letter of intent on Feb. 4 to officially become a Duck at the University of Oregon this fall. Leiato received a four-year, full-ride scholarship to the Oregon school where the 17-year-old plans to major in Psychology and play football, of course. [Read more…]

City Supports Jermaine Kearse, Seahawks with flag raising

Although Jermaine Kearse was 1,000 miles away preparing for the biggest showcase in professional sports, that didn’t stop him from relaying a direct message to his hometown of Lakewood.

On Friday, during one of hundreds of Blue Friday celebrations taking place throughout Western Washington for the Seattle Seahawks, the City of Lakewood ceremoniously raised its 12th Man Flag in front of City Hall, led by Mayor Don Anderson. [Read more…]