Lakes’ Magalei recognize for outstanding athletic performance

Lakes quarterback Jaiave Magalei in the September 12 game against Franklin Pierce.


Lakes quarterback Jaiave Magalei in the September 12 game against Franklin Pierce.

Lakes quarterback Jaiave Magalei in the September 12 game against Franklin Pierce.

Jaiave Magalei, a Lakes High School junior was named Player of the Week by the Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) for exhibiting an outstanding performance. Additionally, he was voted the All-USA Western Washington High School Performer of the Week. 

TNT: Schroeder, Bradley come out on top at Fort Steilacoom Invitational

“Fast-thinking, Graeme Schroeder’s admits he rehearses post-race interviews, if any reporters happen to catch and corner him at Tahoma High School cross country races.

“But that all trails his fast moves late in races — like the ones he displayed Saturday at the Fort Steilacoom Invitational in Lakewood.” Read the rest of Todd Milles’ story at The News Tribune.

All but one U.S. Open rounds sold out

All tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the 2015 U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash., have sold out, according to the United States Golf Association (USGA). Tickets are available for Thursday’s opening championship round, but those are expected to sell out quickly.

Practice rounds for the U.S. Open will be played Monday through Wednesday, June 15-17, 2015, and the championship days are Thursday through Sunday, June 18-21. For more information about pricing, ticket options or to purchase tickets online while supplies last, visit or [Read more...]

Lakes Routs Auburn Riverside 67-7

The Seattle Times’ Top Performers, Lakes’ junior quarterback Jaivae Magalei passed for 7 touchdowns before halftime.

By Jon Esken

A week before the Peninsula versus Lakes hoopla begins; the Lancers took care of business in Auburn. Lakes crushed Auburn Riverside 67-7.

“Lakes’ defense was dominating: one interception, several fumble recoveries, a lot of quarterback sacks. Auburn Riverside was lucky to get three and out,” messaged Lakes alumnus Dean Artist. Defensively, the Lancers came out and set the tone early for the offense.

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Woodbrook Middle School named Gold Star recipient

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Woodbrook Middle School was named a Gold Star of Excellence recipient for the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association’s (WIAA) “Give me 5” sportsmanship program. The award provides positive recognition for a school’s outstanding efforts in promoting sportsmanship in- and out-of-competition. Woodbrook is one of only three middle schools in the state to receive the award. [Read more...]

Soccer Challenge for boys & girls, Sept. 21

By Paul Swortz

All boys and girls, ages 9-14, are invited to participate in the 2014 Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge. The competition will be held Sunday, September 21st at 2:00 pm at St Frances Cabrini soccer field behind the school buildings. One of Cabrini’s students went on to win the State Championship last year. Let’s do it again! [Read more...]

Around the Sound: Sentinels review a different playbook


A few hours before the “Friday Night Lights” came on at Blair Taylor Field on Sept. 12, eighteen red-shirted Steilacoom Sentinel players rushed the doors at Saltar’s Point Elementary for a different kind of pre-game warm-up.

The strategy that afternoon was the launch of a new program where players visited local schools and read to elementary students. It’s called the Sentinel Reading Program.

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Pierce County residents invited to informational U.S. Open meetings

Citizens who live in northwestern Pierce County will have two upcoming opportunities to learn more about the expected benefits and get an update on planning for next year’s U.S. Open golf tournament. The county will hold two meetings – one in Tacoma and another in Gig Harbor – in September and October, and is inviting all county residents to attend. [Read more...]