Join us this Sunday, December 8 for our 11:30am church experience at Clover Park High School (11023 Gravelly Lake Dr Lakewood 98499), immediately following we will roll out the big screen and watch the Seahawks game. The whole family is welcome and food is provided. To contact us email email@example.com. Or, click www.lifecentersouth.com.
By Cara Cross
On Saturday, January 11th, rain, hail, sleet, or snow, the 5K No Sun Fun Run will take place no matter what weather our South Sound winter provides! The Nathan Chapman Trail provides a flat, paved, stroller friendly route. The run is non-competitive and is recreationally timed. All ages and abilities are welcome. The $20 pre-registration by December 27 includes a tee shirt. A special 1 mile course is available for $5 (no shirt). A $20 day of event registration is available at the start/finish of the run at Heritage Recreation Center, 9010 128th St E in South Hill with check in starting at 7:30am & the run at 10:00am. For more information call 253-798-4177 or on-line registrationwww.piercecountywa.org/parks.
By Cara Cross
On Saturday, Dec 7 have a pancake breakfast with Blade, Sprinker Recreation Center’s very own mascot. Also included in the day is pictures with Blade, and finish off the morning with ice skating. The event runs 10:00am to 1:00pm for a participation fee of $20 per youth ages 3-12. Pre-register at Sprinker, 14824 S C St in Parkland, or call Sprinker at 253-798-400. For more information call 253-798-4104 or on line at www.piercecountywa.org/parks
Lakes High School’s Joe Clark has been named the South Puget Sound League’s Boys’ Cross Country Coach of the Year. This is the 10th time Clark has earned coach of the year for either the girls’ or boys’ cross country teams. This is also the fourth year the boys’ cross country team has competed at state. Clark says his whole coaching staff should be recognized with this honor.
Story, Photo & Film – Joseph Boyle
My friend, Andy Gernon, and I were talking the other day. She mentioned she is giving tennis lessons to another old friend of ours, Bill Ludwig. On the face of it, there is no story to write. My reason for writing this story quickly becomes evident when I add that our friend Bill is confined to a wheel chair, having suffered a serious stroke in 2011.
By Lori Goodwin, Writer/Social Media Manager
PUYALLUP – They said at the outset that the 2013 season promised to be one of “firsts” for Pierce Women’s Volleyball. Athletic Director Duncan Stevenson and Head Coach Doug Carlson weren’t kidding. Following the departure of last year’s all-sophomore squad, Carlson had to completely re-load the roster and hope for the best. Mid-season that’s what he got: this year’s all-freshman team, coming straight from high school, won the Treasure Valley Community College Crossover Tournament in Oregon. “We won three straight matches, and won the championship,” said Carlson. “First time we’ve won a championship since the late 90s. That was a big deal.”
By Cara Cross
Pierce County Parks and Recreation in cooperation with Alpine West is offering 6 weeks of skiing or snowboarding lessons starting Saturday or Sunday, January 11 or 12, 2014. The lessons are offered at Snoqualmie Pass – Summit Central for a fee of $168. Transportation is available for the entire six weeks for a package price of $280. Equipment and lift tickets are responsibility of participant. For more information or a registration form call 253-841-8515 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tacoma, Wash. – Congratulations to the Charles Wright Middle School and Upper School Ultimate teams for their success at Fall Drizzle, an annual Ultimate tournament held at Skagit River Park in Burlington, Wash., on Oct. 26-27. Both teams posted perfect 4-0 records on their way to win the Middle School and Upper School divisions.
TACOMA, WASH. — At a UW Tacoma lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 5, two seasoned experts in the world of “big sports” will discuss their experiences in sports broadcasting, and the impact of a stunning deal between the U.S. Golf Association and FOX Sports. The deal means the 2015 U.S. Open—to be played at Pierce County’s Chambers Bay Golf Course—will air on the new FOX Sports 1 cable network and on FOX’s broadcast network.
By Nancy Covert
It’s 600 days—or less—and counting until Chambers Bay Golf Course becomes the “center of the universe” for golfers and their fans.
“Golf is a great spectator sport,” enthused one of its cheerleaders, Danny Sink.
Sink, the USGA championship director for the 2015 championship, spoke on Oct. 11 to a large gathering of mostly golfers at Chambers Bay, giving a progress report about the upcoming event.
By Jen Willey, Annie Wright Schools
TACOMA — Annie Wright Upper School’s volleyball team has been ranked #1 for Class 1A by the Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association on September 30, 2013.
The girl gators are currently undefeated with six wins within their league. On Friday, October 4, the team heads to Spokane for a tournament of 64 schools, including 3A and 4A teams.
By Andrea L. Clay, CPRP, Recreation Supervisor
Chambers Creek Regional Park will be the host site to the upcoming Curtis High School Cross Country Invitational on Saturday, October 6 (6am-1pm).
Fall is a great time to get back into your workout. Join Sherina James (253-678-8487) for body sculpting Zumba Sentao™ (6:15-7:00 pm) and dance-fitness Zumba® Fitness (7:15-8:00 pm) on Wednesdays at the Lakewood Community Center (9112 Lakewood Dr SW, Lakewood).
The drop-in rate for class is $7 for a single class or $10 for the combo class. $20/month for one class on Wednesdays or $30 for a combo class on Wednesday for the month. No membership fees just pay month to month.
Pierce County News Release
See spins, jumps and beautiful choreography during the 2014 Northwest Pacific Regional U.S. Figure Skating Championships at Sprinker Recreation Center from Oct. 5-8.
The championships will feature hundreds of regional skaters, some of whom will compete for a qualifying spot in the 2014 Pacific Coast Sectional Championships. Skaters come from Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Wyoming and Montana.
Lakes High School is hosting the 16th annual Fort Steilacoom Cross Country Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 9 a.m. at Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave. SW in Lakewood.
“This meet is one of the largest in the state with more than 65 schools participating from all over the state, as well as Oregon, California and British Columbia,” said Lakes Boys Cross Country Head Coach, Joe Clark.