Lakes High School player working to excel on the field

After an injury to Lakes’ starting quarterback No. 8 Jaiave Magalei, No.6 Rob Reiten stepped up to lead the Lancers against Sumner in 2014.

By Jon Esken

Lakes has produced several high school football All-Americans over the decades. This fact has attracted a lot of talent and national attention to Lakes. Along with those talented young teenagers are those student-athletes that live in the shadows of athletic superiority. They wait and work for their opportunity to excel. [Read more…]

West Pierce Fire & Rescue Teaches High School Students about Drinking and Driving

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Lakewood – The twisted metal of two broken vehicles lay strewn over the roadway. The chaos and horror of tragedy is punctuated by screams of pain and desperation. It’s a grisly and gory scene that worsens as the emergency crews discover those involved in this crash are students from Lakes High School on their way home from a the Prom. The odor of alcohol is evident; empty beer cans lie on the ground beside their crushed car. The driver begs, desperately, for forgiveness as he is blamed for killing their good friend. Alcohol, lack of a seatbelt, inexperience and high speed add up to one person critically injured, one dead, one arrested, and many lives changed forever. [Read more…]

Isaac Swillie returns to lead Lakes track and field


By Jon Esken

As one of the state’s fastest Class 3A 100-meter sprinters, Swillie was supposed to place in both the 100 and 200, and lead the Lancers to a top-three team finish at the 2014 WIAA Track and Field Championships. But Swillie came up lame at last year’s district meet and the Lancers missed the sweeping swiftness of Swillie to finish 43rd at State. [Read more…]

Clover Park and Lakes High School students qualify for DECA state competition

LAKEWOOD- Many Clover Park (CPHS) and Lakes High School students received awards at the regional DECA competition last month at the Little Creek Events Center in Shelton and qualified for the DECA State Career Development Conference. Four-hundred fifty students from 15 South Sound Schools competed in front of 75 volunteer judges. The qualifiers below will advance to the DECA state conference on March 5-7 in Bellevue: [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…]

Judges needed for Feb. 28 STEM Fair

LAKEWOOD– Clover Park School District’s annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Fair will be held Saturday, Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Lakes High School, 10320 Farwest Dr. SW, in Lakewood. STEM projects from students across the district will be on display. Last year, more than 400 elementary, middle and high school student projects were displayed. [Read more…]