Girls volleyball league offered

Registration for the RAGE Girls Volleyball League in the Puyallup and Spanaway-Parkland communities will be held on September 13th at Franklin Pierce High School from 8:30am-12:15 pm and again on Sept. 20th at Puyallup High School from 8:30 am-12:15 pm. League play is offered for girls in 3rd-9th grades in both the elementary and junior high divisions. Cost is $45 if registered before September 13th or $50 afterwards and includes a t-shirt, an instructional clinic, and seven matches.

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2015 U.S. Open tickets almost sold out

If there’s any doubt that the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay won’t be well-attended, the following news blasted those doubts like Rory McIlroy’s tee shot on a par 5.

The United States Golf Association has announced that it has completely sold out of daily tickets for Saturday and Sunday, as well as all Friday Gallery and Trophy Club tickets. Only a handful of weekend tickets remain before the weekend will be completely sold out.

“Without a doubt, the Pacific Northwest is ready for the U.S. Open,” Championship Director Danny Sink wrote in an email to the City today. “Daily tickets have sold out more quickly than they have for previous years.”

Are you getting excited yet, Lakewood?

James-Heard set Junior Olympic record for triple jump in Houston


Lakewood’s Saudia James-Heard is the new USATF Junior Olympic Record Holder in the girls’ 13-14 triple jump.

The USATF hosted the National Junior Olympic Championship (July 21-27) at the Turner Stadium in Houston, Texas. On Thursday July 24 Saudia Heard triple jumped 38’-8.75” breaking the previous Jr. Olympic record of 38’4” set in 2006. Saudia is currently the #1 ranked 14-year-old triple jumper in the nation.

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Volleyball Officials Needed

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. A comprehensive training program, starting August 21st, is offered for all new officials and the opportunities to advance in the organization are extensive. [Read more...]

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...]