Hazen student will meet President Obama during youth program in March

December 9, 2008

NEW — 4:22 p.m. Dec. 9, 2008

A Hazen High School student has been selected to represent Washington state in the U.S. Senate Youth Program this March in Washington, D.C.

Lorilyn Roller, 18, is one of two students representing the state at the event. Roller will meet with President Barack Obama, members of his cabinet and senators to learn about public service and government. 

“I’m honored to be representing our state, and especially honored to be meeting our new president and his cabinet,” she said. “It’s an extraordinary experience, one I’ll probably never have again. It’s so exciting.”

Lorilyn Roller

Lorilyn Roller

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Hazen swimmer makes her mark at state meet

December 9, 2008

Lauren Kaufman, a sophomore at Hazen High School, looks up for her time as she finishes third in the 50-yard freestyle and later fifth in the 100-yard freestyle event at the state 3A championship last month at the King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way. Photo by Greg Farrar

Lauren Kaufman, a sophomore at Hazen High School, looks up for her time as she finishes third in the 50-yard freestyle and later fifth in the 100-yard freestyle event at the state 3A championship last month at the King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way. Photo by Greg Farrar

Lauren Kaufman wasn’t fazed by the swimsuit worn by the Olympic games qualifier in the next lane. The sophomore swimmer at Hazen High School placed third in the 50-yard freestyle at the Class Read more

Bellevue crushes Liberty 35-7

December 9, 2008

 

 

Richard Crespo (29), Liberty senior wide receiver, escapes Bellevue's Taylor Anderson as Jamal Atofau (2) pursues in the first quarter of their Nov. 21 3A state quarterfinal game. Photo by Greg Farrar

Richard Crespo (29), Liberty senior wide receiver, escapes Bellevue

Liberty High School’s magic carpet ride season came to a halt Nov. 22 when the top-ranked Bellevue Wolverines downed the Patriots 35-7 in the Class 3A quarterfinals.

 

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Local gymnasts fare well in Chocolate Classic

December 9, 2008

The Gymnastics East Level 6 girls competed Nov. 9 at the Chocolate Classic in Everett, hosted by Leading Edge Gymnastics. 

Here are the results for the Newcastle girls:

Ages 7-11: 

Ciera Weber, first place. Vault: 9.1, bars: 8.8, beam: 9.175, floor: 8.75, all around:  35.825. 

Laura Suddock, fifth place.  Vault: 8.8, bars: 8.0, beam: 9.175, floor: 8.9, all around:  34.875.

Ages 13 and up:

Tia Riley, 6th place. Vault: 9.0, bars: 7.8, beam: 7.8, floor: 8.55, all around: 33.15.

Hazen golfer captures Seamount title, qualifies for state tournament

December 9, 2008

Just weeks before the start of his freshman year, Kekoa Mark surprised his family when he announced he would try out for the Hazen High School varsity golf team. He had

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Patriots ousted from playoffs

December 9, 2008

 

By Jim Feehan

 

The third time was the charm for the Sammamish High School girls soccer team. The Totems defeated Liberty High School 2-0 in the first round of the KingCo 3A tournament Nov. 4. 

In September, the two teams played to a 1-1 tie at Sammamish. The following month, Liberty shut out Sammamish at home, 3-0, behind two goals and an assist by senior forward Anna Skutley.

But Sammamish would not be denied, as the Totems scored two second-period goals to shut out Liberty in their third game.

“I thought we had more opportunities and we didn’t capitalize on them. They had a few and they capitalized on them,” said Liberty coach Darren Tremblay.

In the 50th minute, Dani Blanchard scored the first goal with an assist by Anna Geldenhuys. With seven minutes remaining in the match, Geldenhuys scored the Totems’ second goal with an assist from Shannon Scott.

Each team had five shots on goal. In the 30th minute, Liberty’s Cassidy Nangle had a shot on goal go over the crossbar. Nangle had another shot fly over the cross bar with about two minutes left before half time. In the closing minute of the match, Sammamish goalkeeper Kyra Lindstrom Read more

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

December 9, 2008

Santa is coming to town

The Newcastle Rotary Club will hold its 12th annual Santa Parade Dec. 13. The festivities begin at noon Dec. 13 with Santa stopping in front of the Newcastle QFC, 6940 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. Contributed

The Newcastle Rotary Club will hold its 12th annual Santa Parade Dec. 13. The festivities begin at noon Dec. 13 with Santa stopping in front of the Newcastle QFC, 6940 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. Contributed

The Newcastle Rotary Club will hold its 12th annual Santa Parade Dec. 13. The festivities begin at noon Dec. 13 with Santa stopping in front of the Newcastle QFC, 6940 Coal Creek Parkway S.E. 

Santa boards his custom-made

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Events

December 9, 2008

The Golf Club at Newcastle offers a Santa brunch from 10 a.m. –  2 p.m. Dec. 7. Children will be invited to sit on Santa’s lap, tell him their wishes and capture the moment with a photo. Cookie decorating in

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Nature photographer wins honors at state fair

December 9, 2008

This photo by Newcastle’s Douglas Dietiker, titled ‘New Dawn,’ won the Judge’s Award at this year’s state photography exhibition at the Puyallup Fair.        By Douglas Dietiker

This photo by Newcastle’s Douglas Dietiker, titled ‘New Dawn,’ won the Judge’s Award at this year’s state photography exhibition at the Puyallup Fair. By Douglas Dietiker

 

Sunrise and sunset are Douglas Dietiker’s favorite times of day.

The Newcastle photographer usually has his camera ready to capture fascinating images while Read more

Fighting the continuing battle for veterans

December 9, 2008

Soldier’s mom becomes voice  for wounded warriors

Cynthia Lefever talks about Operation Wounded Warrior, a project she started in the wake of fighting for her son Rory’s rights as a wounded veteran of the Iraq War (foreground). Photo by Greg Farrar

Cynthia Lefever talks about Operation Wounded Warrior, a project she started in the wake of fighting for her son Rory’s rights as a wounded veteran of the Iraq War (foreground). Photo by Greg Farrar

Cynthia Lefever continues to make noise. 

And she said she won’t stop trying to get national officials to  improve medical care for returning Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans with traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress.  

She’s intimately aware of the devastating Read more

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