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

Hazen grad completes Air Force basic training

December 9, 2008

Hazen grad completes Air Force basic training

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Air Force Airman Anthony J. Nold has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

During the six weeks of training, Nold studied the Read more

Prince of the Patriots

December 9, 2008

Kevin McCarthy (left), a Liberty High School football team manager, watches play from the sidelines for opportunities to provide players with water. Breanne Faehnrich and McCarthy (right), selected as             homecoming royalty for the Liberty junior class, hit the dance floor

Liberty High School juniors honor popular student at homecoming

Kevin McCarthy is a prince of a young man. 

In late October, his Liberty High School classmates elected him homecoming royalty for Read more

Hazen students learn valuable hands-on civics lessons

December 9, 2008

Hazen High School seniors Carli Sowder (left) and Abbey Capistran assist a voter with a provisional ballot at Hazelwood Elementary School on Election Day. Photo contributed

Hazen High School seniors Carli Sowder (left) and Abbey Capistran assist a voter with a provisional ballot at Hazelwood Elementary School on Election Day. Photo contributed

 

More than 140 Hazen High School students contributed to the democratic process while working at polling sites Election Day throughout Newcastle, Renton and south King County. 

As part of the county’s Youth with Read more

Editorial

December 9, 2008

City communications are better than ever

Earlier this year, the Newcastle City Council took its show on the road to Hazelwood and Newcastle elementary schools. The council and city staff wanted

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