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Liberty, Briarwood and Maywood alert parents of possible luring attempt

NEW — 3:37 p.m. Jan. 8, 2016

Police are investigating after an 11-year-old girl said she was approached by a suspicious man outside her home Dec. 18.

The Issaquah School District alerted families at Liberty High, Maywood Middle and Briarwood Elementary schools in an e-news blast Jan. 8, a day after it was initially reported to King County deputies.

The girl told her parents she was outside her home in the 12700 block of Southeast 156th Street at about 2:45 p.m. Dec. 18 when a man approached her, asked her what she was doing and suggested that she come with him to the store.

“The girl reports he asked her this three times, she said no each time, and then the suspect kicked her and left the scene,” the e-news blast said. Read more »

Sports

Hazen wrestlers to tackle pancreatic cancer Jan. 23

NEW — 12:03 p.m. Jan. 6, 2016

For the sixth straight year, Hazen High School wrestlers will tackle more than their opponents.

File Prayer bracelets that Hazen wrestling coach Rory Magana’s mother Susie wore as her husband Rodney fought cancer in 2011 sit on display at a table at the 2013 Taking Down Pancreatic Cancer event. The Hazen wrestlers will host the 2016 event to raise money for pancreatic cancer research Jan. 23.

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Prayer bracelets that Hazen wrestling coach Rory Magana’s mother Susie wore as her husband Rodney fought cancer in 2011 sit on display at a table at the 2013 Taking Down Pancreatic Cancer event. The Hazen wrestlers will host the 2016 event to raise money for pancreatic cancer research Jan. 23.

They’ll do all that they can to tackle pancreatic cancer at a Jan. 23 meet and fundraiser.

Hazen’s event annually raises about $2,000 for pancreatic cancer research through bake sales, T-shirt sales, silent auctions and admission costs. Read more »

Schools

Liberty students sing at national conference

NEW — 3:55 p.m. Nov. 30, 2015

Liberty High School students Tiffany Yamasaki and Amanda Ross were among a select group of students chosen to perform in a national honor chorus.

The duo traveled to Nashville Oct. 25-28 to sing in the National Association for Music Education’s All-National Honor Choir. Only 300 students are selected out of the hundreds of auditions submitted each year.

They performed at the famous Gaylord Opryland Hotel. When the singers weren’t eating or sleeping, they were put on a rigorous rehearsal schedule.

With just three days of practice, the 300 participants from across the nation seamlessly performed together in a final show Oct. 28.

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