Team of 11 brings home 24 medals at the USA Karate National Championships

The 2015 USA Karate National Championships and Team Trials were held July 15-19 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The competition brought our nations top competitors together to compete in kata (forms), kumite (fighting) and kobudo (weapons). Top finishers received medals and National Championship titles while the elite top finishers received invitations to join the USA National Team traveling to Santa Cruz, Bolivia for the Pan American Games and Jakarta, Indonesia for the Junior Worlds. [Read more…]

Beware of fake Seahawks tickets

It’s the day many football fans have been waiting for: single-game tickets for the Seahawks go on sale today. Last year the coveted tickets sold out within minutes, leaving many fans desperate to find alternative ways to score tickets. Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington reminds consumers to tread carefully when searching for tickets, considering a number of them may be fake. [Read more…]

Lakes High School player working to excel on the field

After an injury to Lakes’ starting quarterback No. 8 Jaiave Magalei, No.6 Rob Reiten stepped up to lead the Lancers against Sumner in 2014.

By Jon Esken

Lakes has produced several high school football All-Americans over the decades. This fact has attracted a lot of talent and national attention to Lakes. Along with those talented young teenagers are those student-athletes that live in the shadows of athletic superiority. They wait and work for their opportunity to excel. [Read more…]

Volleyball officials wanted for school and rec programs

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 20th, is offered for all new officials and the opportunities to advance in the organization are extensive. [Read more…]

Wanted: Volleyball officials

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 20th, is offered for all new officials and the opportunities to advance in the organization are extensive. [Read more…]

U.P. man wins silver medals in Pan American Masters Swim

Frank Powell (center) with other fellow swimmers

Congratulations to Frank Powell of University Place, who participated in the Pan American Masters in Medellin Colombia from June 17 to June 24th. Frank swam four events in the males 55 to 59 age group: Sliver in the 100 meter back stroke, Sliver in the 50 meter back stroke, fourth place in the 200 meter free style, and fifth place in the 200 meter back stroke. [Read more…]

Downtown Tacoma’s free mini-golf event

The U.S Open is right around the corner and Tacoma is ready to welcome it with local flair. To celebrate this historic event, Tacoma Art Museum and the Tacoma Arts Commission (with support from the National Endowment for the Arts) are collaborating with local artists to create a free public mini-golf course, Pop-Up Art Putt! The course is open from 5 pm Thursday, June 18, through 4 pm Sunday, June 21 (see hours, below). [Read more…]

Rollin’ 253 Speed Skating Team is really on a roll!

The Rollin' 253 Speed Skating Team participating in the Duck Daze parade last weekend in Fircrest.

By Meagan Renick

Rollin’ 253 Community Center in Fircrest has a brand new inline speed skating team “Rollin’ 253 Speed Team”, and they are making a name for themselves rather quickly. This team currently has over 40 kids under the age of 16 from all over Pierce and Thurston Counties. When we started the speed team officially in July of 2014; the kids could barely skate let alone compete. Coach Meagan Renick moved from coaching for Olympia (when they disbanded in July) to starting a new team in Fircrest (Tacoma). [Read more…]