The following Clover Park School District administrative changes will take place for the 2014-15 school year. [Read more...]
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...]
Lakewood’s Saudia James-Heard on Thursday jumped 38′-8.75″ at the USATF Junior Olympics in Houston, Texas. She finished first and beat the prior meet record (set in 2006) by more than four inches. Way to go Saudia.
Since running around comes naturally to kids, the Pierce County Parks and Recreation Services Department wants to take that energy and give kids a chance to race on a full-size track with a crowd of fans cheering them on. [Read more...]
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...]
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...]
FAR HILLS, N.J. – All daily tickets for the final round (Sunday, June 21) and all weekly ticket packages for the 2015 U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash., are sold out. [Read more...]
Get ready to start seeing soccer balls on the Fort Steilacoom Golf Course. Pierce County officials will debut the new sport of FootGolf at a noon ceremony on July 18, followed by a grand opening celebration the following day from 1 to 5 p.m. [Read more...]
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.
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...]