Lakes shuts down Bonney Lake, 29-22

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By Jon Esken

Practice was pretty intense at Lakes High School last week. Not only were the Lancers coming off a loss to Peninsula, they were also told comments from their upcoming opponent, Bonney Lake.

On several social media sites, the Panthers had made it public that they had every intention of coming to Harry E. Lang Stadium and defeating the Lancers. [Read more...]

Lakes’ Magalei recognize for outstanding athletic performance

Lakes quarterback Jaiave Magalei in the September 12 game against Franklin Pierce.

 

Lakes quarterback Jaiave Magalei in the September 12 game against Franklin Pierce.

Lakes quarterback Jaiave Magalei in the September 12 game against Franklin Pierce.

Jaiave Magalei, a Lakes High School junior was named Player of the Week by the Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) for exhibiting an outstanding performance. Additionally, he was voted the All-USA Western Washington High School Performer of the Week. 

Lakes Routs Auburn Riverside 67-7

The Seattle Times’ Top Performers, Lakes’ junior quarterback Jaivae Magalei passed for 7 touchdowns before halftime.

By Jon Esken

A week before the Peninsula versus Lakes hoopla begins; the Lancers took care of business in Auburn. Lakes crushed Auburn Riverside 67-7.

“Lakes’ defense was dominating: one interception, several fumble recoveries, a lot of quarterback sacks. Auburn Riverside was lucky to get three and out,” messaged Lakes alumnus Dean Artist. Defensively, the Lancers came out and set the tone early for the offense.

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Lakes wins rivalry football game against Clover Park 55–8

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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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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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Lakes Wrestlers compete in USA Wrestling

Lakes' Anesia Ramirez places 3rd (Cadet) in the USA Wrestling National Championships.

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...]

One of 300 Lakes grads from 1964

From the Lakewood Library, to the Tacoma Speedway; from the Colonial Center, to the Lakewood Playhouse—it seems as though there’s always some Milestone event being celebrated.

Well, here’s one more to add to the list—Lakes High School marks its 50th anniversary in 2014, and one of LHS’s board members has a special connection to that event.  [Read more...]