Winter Sports Championships

March 9, 2015

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.

Seamount League

FOOTBALL

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

Hazen on brink of overcoming sink-or-swim battle to save its pool

June 3, 2011

UPDATED — 5:55 p.m. June 6, 2011

Did someone say pool party?

Thanks to numerous donations and widespread fundraising, Hazen High School’s pool has nearly escaped closure for the 2011-2012 school year. The campaign came in the wake of school officials finding themselves without $60,000 needed to operate the pools at Hazen and Lindbergh high schools for the year.

As of Newcastle News’ May 31 deadline, fundraising had yielded more than $58,000 in contributions.

“Everyone is just delighted,” said Chris Carlson, Renton Pools Community organizer. “It’s such an important asset.”

Hazen’s public pool — built in 1969 — hosts swim lessons, the WhiteWater Aquatics swim team, the Shadow Seals swim team, the Issaquah Swim Team and the Bellevue Swim Club, as well as the swim teams from Hazen, Liberty and Renton high schools.

The funding crisis began in 2010, when King County transferred ownership of the Lindbergh pool to the Renton School District. Thus, the school district was tasked with maintaining the pool.

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Hazen boys basketball team reaches state tournament

March 4, 2011

Despite a midseason coaching change, the Hazen boys basketball team found great success in the 2010-2011 season, fighting through a district tournament to achieve its first state playoff berth since 2002.

Swimmer Chase Onstot and diver Brandon Alexander earned a trip to the state swimming and diving championships in Federal Way Feb. 19, and five Highlanders earned a trip to the state wrestling tournament in the Tacoma Dome Feb. 18.

Basketball

The Hazen High School boys basketball team suffered a heartbreaking 1-point loss in the second game of the state tournament to end its season.

The berth in the tournament followed district tournament wins over Kelso, Bremerton, Camas and Kennedy high schools. Had Hazen lost one of those games, its season would have been over.

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