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...]

Lakes wins rivalry football game against Clover Park 55–8


By Jon Esken

The Oxford English Dictionary defines a rivalry as competition for the same objective or for superiority in the same field.

On Friday night, Lakes won the rivalry game, crushing Clover Park 55-8. It was the eighth straight lopsided victory in a decade; over the last 8 contests, Lakes has outscored the Warrior 428-62.

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Run Wild at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

EATONVILLE, Wash. – Run Wild race day is fast approaching, and there’s still time to register for a refreshing fun run or walk along the woodsy trails and paths of Northwest Trek Wildlife Park.

The 5k and 8k run and 5k walk event is set for Sept. 20. Registration is open now. It includes the chip-timed race, a shirt (as long as supplies last) and admission to Northwest Trek for the day.

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New State Fair exhibit showcases U.S. Open and Chambers Bay

Visitors can step off the midway and into golf history in a new exhibit at the Washington State Fair that celebrates the preparation for the U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay. The exhibit, titled “Designed to be a Champion,” shares stories and photographs from two books that chronicle historic moments in the championship’s history as well as the making of Chambers Bay. The exhibit also features select 2015 U.S. Open merchandise for sale. [Read more...]

Lakes ready for 2014 season

By Jon Esken

In the past, Lakes has had one of the most talent-rich programs in Washington. Over the last two years, Lakes has played one of the most difficult game schedules in the Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association’s (WIAA) 3A high school football classification. Many have wondered why the Lakes has struggled with a losing 9-12 record.

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Lemming pitches for gold

JJ Lemming
JJ Lemming

JJ Lemming pitching at Steamboat Springs World Series (photo courtesy of Sara Lemming)

J. J. Lemming started back to 8th grade at Pioneer Middle School this past week, and the Steilacoom teenager had a cool story to share with his classmates.

His “how he spent his summer” story likely included a recap about taking part in the 19th annual Triple Crown Baseball World Series in Steamboat Springs, CO. His “Dream Team,” comprised of guys from Lacey and one lone Steilacoomite, was one 0f 29 other teams that participated this year. [Read more...]