Local athletes commit to colleges

July 2, 2015

Liberty High School honored four graduating student-athletes at a special ceremony in April.

By Christina Corrales-Toy Liberty High School seniors (from left) Russell Boston, Nate Jarvis, Sarah Bliesner and Trevor Sytsma smile while listening to coaches talk about their high-school careers at a special Signing Day ceremony April 15 in the Liberty library.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Liberty High School seniors (from left) Russell Boston, Nate Jarvis, Sarah Bliesner and Trevor Sytsma smile while listening to coaches talk about their high-school careers at a special Signing Day ceremony April 15 in the Liberty library.

Runners Sarah Bliesner and Trevor Sytsma, as well as football players Russell Boston and Nate Jarvis, announced their commitments to continue their athletic careers at the college level. Read more

Eastside Select wins state title

July 31, 2014

By Kerry Baker The Eastside Select Sports 14U baseball team, including players with both Hazen and Liberty high school roots, won the USSSA state championship at Cheney Stadium, home of the Tacoma Rainiers, July 9.

By Kerry Baker
The Eastside Select Sports 14U baseball team, including players with both Hazen and Liberty high school roots, won the USSSA state championship at Cheney Stadium, home of the Tacoma Rainiers, July 9.

Registration open for Skyhawks summer camps

March 4, 2011

Registration is open for Skyhawks summer camps for children 5-12 years old.

Camps include golf, basketball, tennis, cheerleading and Mini-Hawk, which includes basketball, baseball and soccer.

Camps are five days each and range in price from $69 to $145. They will be held at Lake Boren Park, Renton Academy or Hazelwood Elementary School.

For the full list of camps, go to register.skyhawks.com, and enter your ZIP code. Call Newcastle Parks and Recreation at City Hall at 649-4444 or Skyhawks at 800-804-3509 toll free with questions.

Playground purchase made for Lake Boren Park

The City Council passed a resolution at its Feb. 1 meeting allowing city staff to purchase new play equipment for Lake Boren Park. The vote — 6-1 with Councilwoman Carol Simpson dissenting — allowed the city to forego the competitive bidding process to make the purchase.

The council authorized the move because manufacturer Highwire Inc. retained a low price it offered the city for the equipment last year. The city needed to purchase the equipment immediately to get the lower price.

The playground will be built this spring. A $325,000 state grant is funding the project.

Register for baseball by Jan. 31

January 21, 2011

NEW — 6 p.m. Jan. 21, 2011

Although it may not seem like it, baseball season is right around the corner. Click here to register your child for the Newcastle Baseball League.

The league is open to children ages 5-14, and registration closes Jan. 31. Those who join also receive a free Newcastle Baseball Club T-shirt.

Select baseball team seeks more members

January 22, 2010

NEW — 10:10 a.m. Jan. 22, 2010

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

The team has 12 players on its roster, and Stein’s son, Jake, is a member of the team.

The team’s schedule in January and February includes three training sessions per week, plus one-on-one coaching for any interested players. The Warriors’ coaching staff is also working with other select teams in Western Washington to schedule scrimmages as weather permits, Stein said.

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