Local couples team up for children’s book drive

February 4, 2010

Author enlists help of former Seahawk

Robin and Steven Ryan teamed up with former Seahawk Mack Strong and his wife Zoe Higheagle-Strong to produce a book drive benefiting American Indian children. The drive brought in 1,171 books. Contributed

Robin Ryan — a career counselor and author of seven books — and her husband Steven — a chiropractor — wanted to produce a charitable project. Read more

Maywood Middle School gears up for expansion

February 4, 2010

Maywood Middle School is gearing up for its remodel and expansion, although the project is still in the design phase. Read more

Hazelwood Elementary teacher earns National Board Certification

February 4, 2010

If you thought cramming for an SAT or advanced physics courses was tough, try spending more than 400 hours preparing videos, lesson plans and presentations before placing it neatly before a panel of national experts. Read more

Liberty High School students are expelled for suspicion of marijuana possession

February 4, 2010

Three Liberty High School students were expelled for possession of what police and Issaquah School District officials say they suspect is marijuana on Jan. 13, 20 and 21.

School employees found a 15-year-old student in possession of a small amount of marijuana on campus Jan. 13. Read more

Renton schools get $500,000 energy grant

February 4, 2010

The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction has distributed a $500,000 grant to the Renton School District for energy improvements. Read more

Liberty’s wrestlers go undefeated

February 4, 2010

January wins over Garfield, Interlake and Skyline give Patriots KingCo Crest title

Liberty’s Wright Noel Jr. pounces on his opponent in the finals of the Liberty Invitational wrestling tournament Jan. 9. Noel took first place in the 140-pound weight class in the tournament. By Tim Pfarr

The Liberty Patriots wrestling team finished its 2009-2010 season undefeated, taking the KingCo Crest championship. Seven seniors — including captains Wright Noel Jr. and Danny Velasquez — helped carry the team to victory this year.

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Q & A with marathoner Thomas Tan

February 4, 2010

Q: What made you decide to start running marathons?

A: We received heartbreaking news that my grandma had passed away. I was very close to my grandma and regretted missing the chance to say goodbye, because I was always working. I went through a difficult grieving period during which I was sadly withdrawn from my family. I started running out of guilt and remorse and I ran my first marathon — the 2005 Chicago Marathon — in memory of my grandma, and because I needed to experience pain. By my third marathon, I began to realize that I am actually drawn to long-distance running because of my curiosity and desire to keep pushing myself. Read more

Select under 12 baseball team seeks more members

February 4, 2010

The Bellevue Warriors — a select baseball team formerly known as Warriors 12U — still has two openings on its roster, team co-founder and Newcastle resident Michael Stein said. Read more

Liberty Patriots’ basketball programs struggled at times through January

February 4, 2010

The Liberty boys and girls basketball teams found spotty success in January.

The girls team went 3-4 during the month, defeating Decatur 55-26, Interlake 71-62 and Sammamish 50-25. The team lost to Juanita 50-33, Mercer Island 56-52, Mount Si 57-46 and Bellevue 41-33. Read more

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