Military Appreciation Night wrestling meet at Clover Park High School

LAKEWOOD – Military veterans and other community members are invited to the “Military Appreciation Night” wrestling meet at Clover Park High School (CPHS) on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. The CPHS Warriors will host the Lakes Lancers, Steilacoom Sentinels and Spanaway Lake Sentinels for the meet. This is the third Military Appreciation Night and first time CPHS has hosted the event. [Read more…]

Benning Potoa’e is a UW Husky

B7_gflcIEAAqARG

By Jon Esken

Benning Potoa’e, one of the nation’s top defensive ends and Washington’s top collegiate football recruit, sat in his chair with a clear choice between two options: 1) Stay close to family and help rebuild the University of Washington’s football program, or 2) Head to the University of California, Los Angeles, where Mora has built a rising powerhouse in collegiate football. [Read more…]

Don’t get blitzed by bogus Super Bowl fan packages

DuPont — As the Seattle Seahawks return to the Super Bowl for the second year in a row, the 12th Man’s quest to attend the big game will prove to be expensive and difficult.

“There is no doubt in my mind that trying to score tickets to the game will be fierce,” says Tyler Andrew CEO of Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington. “But we expect swarms of fans to travel to and vacation in Arizona during Super Bowl week even without game day tickets.” [Read more…]

Lakes football names new defensive coordinator

10175059_10204892379939504_6063126723418546094_n

By Jon Esken

Earlier this week, Hillary Butler was promoted to defensive coordinator of the Lakes High School football program. Butler, a Lancers’ assistant last season, replaces interim defensive coordinator Matt Roth. Coach Roth, who stepped in as the interim defensive coordinator last season, will continue to develop and coach Lakes’ offensive linemen. He has coached several AP All-State and US Army All-Americans such as Sione Potoa’e and Zach Banner. Additionally, Roth will assist with the development of the Linebackers. [Read more…]

Free throw championship for boys and girls ages 9-14, Jan. 19

By Paul Swortz

The Knights of Columbus will sponsor our annual free throw contest on January 19, 2015 at the St. Frances Cabrini School gym. This is a contest for boys and girls, ages 9 to 14 to compete against other boys and girls in their own age group and show their free throw skills. Younger age groups will compete with smaller basketballs. [Read more…]

The Home Course names Harrington as new PGA head professional

PGA Professional Dan Harrington of Des Moines, Wash. has been named the new head golf professional at The Home Course, located in DuPont, Wash. He began his new position on January 1, 2015.

Harrington has 11 years’ experience as a PGA head golf professional, first as the head pro at Fairwood Golf & Country Club in Renton, Wash. and then as the PGA head golf professional at Meadow Park GC in Tacoma, Wash. He was instrumental at Meadow Park, a 27-hole publicly-owned facility, in creating player development programs, youth programs, and introducing Foot Golf as an activity at the course.
[Read more…]