Hazen High School state representative agrees with stricter graduation criteria

September 3, 2008

Roller
Roller

Raising the number of credits required for high school graduation will spur students to consider their career path earlier, according to Lorilyn Roller, a senior at Hazen High School.

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Liberty eyes KingCo playoffs in 2008

September 3, 2008

Richard Crespo, Liberty senior wide receiver, hauls in a pass during Patriots team football practice. Photo by Greg FarrarRichard Crespo, Liberty senior wide receiver, hauls in a pass during Patriots team football practice. Photo by Greg Farrar

 

An experienced squad of more than 20 seniors will lead the Liberty High School varsity football team this fall, said Coach Steve Valach.

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Highlanders renew old league rivalry

September 3, 2008

Hazen High School football coach Scott Leick instructs his 2008-09 team on preparation details for them to attend to at the end of a morning football practice. Photo by Greg FarrarHazen High School football coach Scott Leick instructs his 2008-09 team on preparation details for them to attend to at the end of a morning football practice. Photo by Greg Farrar

 

One thing is certain this year with the Hazen High School football team – Read more

Pedaling for a purpose

September 3, 2008

Christophe Robert of Newcastle, takes a break near Stevens Pass as he competes in the Courage Classic Bicycle Tour. Photo contributed    

Christophe Robert of Newcastle, takes a break near Stevens Pass as he competes in the Courage Classic Bicycle Tour. Photo contributed

Christophe Robert was looking to combine his passion for bicycling with helping a good cause.

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Local athlete finishes third at Beaver Lake Triathlon

September 3, 2008

Bigglestone  Bigglestone

 

Ben Bigglestone, 35, shaved nine seconds from his time, but it wasn’t enough to win the Beaver Lake Triathlon again.

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Local team captures Mount Si baseball classic title

September 3, 2008

The members of the Newcastle Miners pose with their championship trophy after winning the Mount Si Baseball Players Association Classic. Photo contributedThe members of the Newcastle Miners pose with their championship trophy after winning the Mount Si Baseball Players Association Classic. Photo contributed

 

An all-star team from Newcastle Baseball overcame the challenge of “live” pitching to win Mount Si Baseball Players Association Classic July 26-27 in Snoqualmie.

The tournament was a “kid pitch” format, as opposed to the “machine pitch” format the Newcastle squad played during its regular season.

The biggest difference: Children often throw faster than the machines and children are not as accurate, so batters had to learn to get out of the way of stray pitches, said assistant coach Jonathan Maltos.

The team, made up of players ages 8 and younger, had three weeks to prepare to face “live” pitching, he said.

“We also knew the teams we’d face would have more experience in the kid-pitch format, so our goal was to be competitive,” Maltos said. “Our team out-hit, out-ran and out-pitched some great teams from around the region.”

The Newcastle squad faces teams from Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, North Bend and Maple Valley. The team split its two games July 26, winning the first game against North Bend, 8-5, and losing 7-5 to Bellevue. Going into the second day of the tournament, the Miners were seeded fifth.

The following day, the team defeated the West Seattle Eights, 12-1, then shut out the Tahoma Indians from Maple Valley, 12-0. In the championship game, the Miners shut out the Kirkland Knights, 12-0.

After winning the game, the players turned to the stands and applauded the fans, said Coach Brian Curl.

“We had the best support all tournament long, with one of the largest groups of fans,” he said. “It was wonderful to see all of the smiles and a few happy tears as the fans and the boys traded cheers.”

Volksmarch coming here

September 3, 2008

Volksmarch Newcastle Parks/Trails Walk.
The event begins at 8:30 a.m. Sept 27. Participants can walk a 5- or 10-kilometer course. The event is open to walkers of all skill levels. It starts and ends at HomeStreet Bank on Coal Creek Parkway Southeast. Read more

In the spotlight: Weird science

September 2, 2008

Rich Lienesch, of the Museum of Flight, gives his "Flying Gizmo Show" demonstration at last year's Science Day exhibit at Lake Boren Park. Photo contributed 

 

Rich Lienesch, of the Museum of Flight, gives his "Flying Gizmo Show" demonstration at last year's Science Day exhibit at Lake Boren Park. Photo contributed.

 

For the third consecutive year, the city will host a children’s Science Day at Lake Boren Park.

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