Pierce College Baseball hosts biggest fundraiser of the year Feb. 21

As the reigning Northwest Athletic Conference Western Division Champions, the Pierce College Baseball team is working hard to keep the momentum going as the 2015 season approaches. The Raider Baseball program’s biggest fundraiser of the year is coming up on Feb. 21 at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom’s Health Education Center, where the team will host its annual dinner auction. Coaches hope to raise at least $20,000 to support the team with scholarship funds, gear, equipment and more. [Read more…]

TPC volleyball officials wanted

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 and south King County. A comprehensive training program is offered for all new officials and the opportunities to advance in the organization are extensive. [Read more…]

Around the Sound: A great day for the Ducks


On a drizzly Wednesday morning—great weather for ducks—and also for the newest Duck.

Steilacoom High School Senior Fotu Leiato celebrated this typical Northwest rain day by inking his letter of intent on Feb. 4 to officially become a Duck at the University of Oregon this fall. Leiato received a four-year, full-ride scholarship to the Oregon school where the 17-year-old plans to major in Psychology and play football, of course. [Read more…]

City Supports Jermaine Kearse, Seahawks with flag raising

Although Jermaine Kearse was 1,000 miles away preparing for the biggest showcase in professional sports, that didn’t stop him from relaying a direct message to his hometown of Lakewood.

On Friday, during one of hundreds of Blue Friday celebrations taking place throughout Western Washington for the Seattle Seahawks, the City of Lakewood ceremoniously raised its 12th Man Flag in front of City Hall, led by Mayor Don Anderson. [Read more…]

Calling all 12s

DUPONT – Calling all 12’s. DuPont and JBLM are hosting a Seahawks rally this Saturday starting at 12:12pm in Ross Plaza. There will be free food for the kids and yummy treats from McNamara’s for the adults. There will be tons of entertainment and fun so come on out and bring your friends and family. An aerial shot of DuPont citizens forming a giant 12 will be taken so please come wearing blue or white.

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


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


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…]