Winter Sports Championships

March 9, 2015

Notes from Newcastle

March 5, 2015

A ‘shout out’ to local volunteers

The city of Newcastle honored a group Feb. 26 that far too often goes unnoticed — volunteers.

Each year, volunteers devote countless hours to city events. It is volunteers that help plan summer activities, care and advocate for the city’s vast trail network and protect Newcastle’s history.

About 50 volunteers and summer event sponsor representatives gathered at The Golf Club at Newcastle Feb. 26, where they were treated to snacks, an orchestra and a personal thank you from Newcastle Mayor Steve Buri and City Manager Rob Wyman.

Volunteerism is a big part of what makes Newcastle one of the best small cities in the country. So, here’s a special shout out to some of the groups and people that willingly offer their time to better the city: Read more

Best (Unseen) Photos of 2014

January 2, 2015

Hazen High School wrestlers to tackle pancreatic cancer Jan. 16

January 2, 2015

For the fifth straight year, the Hazen High School wrestlers will tackle more than their opponents.

They’ll do all that they can to tackle pancreatic cancer at a Jan. 16 meet and fundraiser.

Hazen’s event annually raises about $2,000 for pancreatic cancer research through bake sales, T-shirt sales and admission costs.

The fundraiser is inspired by Hazen coach Rory Magana’s father, Rodney, who died just eight months after he was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer in 2011. Read more

Hazen defeats Liberty, 74-53, on the court

December 9, 2014

Hazen grad helps keep the ‘Zappers’ in the air

December 4, 2014

Courtesy of Navy Public Affairs Petty Officer 3rd Class Natasha Thilmony is an aviation electronics technician with VAQ-130.

Courtesy of Navy Public Affairs
Petty Officer 3rd Class Natasha Thilmony is an aviation electronics technician with VAQ-130.

A 2011 Hazen High School graduate and Renton native is serving with Electronic Attack Squadron 130, also known as the “Zappers.” Read more

Area athletes chosen for all-conference teams

December 4, 2014

KingCo and Seamount conference coaches recently announced their all-conference selections for all sports during the 2014 fall season. Listed below are the selections from Hazen and Liberty. If your sport is not listed and you could add information, or you have corrections, email newcastle@isspress.com.

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First team — DT Paul Charbonneau and DB Marquise Lee

Second team — LB Parker Trewet, C Parker Trewet and RB Marquise Lee

Honorable mention — DB Cody Stillings, WR Eli Azecueta, WR Justin Anderson, RB Kaleb Magee and QB Nolan Hoover Read more

Dazzlin’ Newcastle Days

October 3, 2014

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Patriots dismantle Highlanders on the gridiron

October 3, 2014

By Greg Farrar Russell Boston (middle), Liberty High School senior running back, lies on the turf without his helmet after being tackled by Parker Trewet (left) and Kevin Govea of Hazen on the HighlandersÕ 11-yard line during the second quarter. The Patriots won the rivalry of Renton Highlands schools, 56-6.

By Greg Farrar
Russell Boston (middle), Liberty High School senior running back, lies on the turf without his helmet after being tackled by Parker Trewet (left) and Kevin Govea of Hazen on the Highlanders’ 11-yard line during the second quarter. The Patriots won the rivalry of Renton Highlands schools, 56-6.

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Newcastle teen hailed as ‘future of flight’

August 29, 2014

Jordan Fletcher

Jordan Fletcher

In the June 2014 issue of Alaska Airlines magazine, the company’s vice president of human resources wrote that she has seen the future of flight, and it is indeed very bright.

Tammy Young was talking specifically about 14-year-old Jordan Fletcher, a smart, deep-thinking Newcastle teenager with his eyes perpetually toward the skies.

Jordan already has his future aviation career planned out, and he hasn’t even entered high school. It begins with a specialized education at the prestigious Raisbeck Aviation High School, followed by a stint in the Air Force Academy. Read more

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