Liberty soccer grad suits up for local PDL team

July 2, 2015

When Liberty High School boys soccer coach Darren Tremblay reflects on the Patriots’ 2014 team, he remembers the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.

Colton Ronk

Colton Ronk

The Patriots won the Class 3A/2A KingCo regular-season title, but couldn’t make it back to the state playoffs after faltering in the conference tournament.

Still, if it weren’t for the leadership of standout midfielder Colton Ronk, Liberty likely wouldn’t have enjoyed the success it did, Tremblay said. Read more

Cartoon — June 2015

June 4, 2015


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, 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.

Liberty girls soccer falls to Bonney Lake in playoffs

November 11, 2010

NEW — 5:10 p.m. Nov. 11, 2010

The Liberty High School girls soccer team fell to the Bonney Lake Panthers 2-1 Nov. 9 in the first round of the state tournament, ending the Patriots thrilling season that included a KingCo 3A/2A championship.

Winning the KingCo championship gave the Patriots automatic entry into the state tournament and allowed them to bypass preliminary rounds, but it left the team without a game for nearly two weeks. Liberty head coach Malia Arrant said the long absence from play slowed the team at the beginning of the game.

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Hazen suffers overtime loss to end postseason

November 4, 2010

NEW — 5 p.m., Nov 4, 2010

The Hazen Highlanders fell 2-1 to Enumclaw High School at Highline Stadium in Burien in the first round of the postseason last night, ending the Highlander’s playoff run.

Senior forward Kayla Hackman gave Hazen the lead with an unassisted goal at the 59 minute mark, but junior Enumclaw forward Lauren Cary nailed an unassisted goal at the 72 minute mark to tie the game.

The game remained tied at the end of regulation, sending the game into two five-minute sudden death overtime periods. However, Enumclaw junior midfielder Kayla Bunderson snuck through Hazen defenders three minutes into the first overtime period, launching a shot to the back of the net for the victory.

Enumclaw now advances to take on Olympia’s Capital High School this weekend.

Hazen, Liberty girls soccer off to scorching starts

October 4, 2010

Hazen and Liberty high schools have been off to hot starts on the soccer field this year. As of Newcastle News’ deadline of Sept. 27, Hazen was 4-0-2 overall and 3-0-1 in conference play in the Seamount League. Liberty was 4-2-0 overall and 4-0-0 in league play in KingCo 3A.


Hazen started off the season with a 4-1 road win against Aberdeen High School, and followed up with a 1-1 tie against Garfield High School, and a 0-0 tie against Kennedy Catholic High School.

In the Highlander’s last three games, they took down Lindbergh High School 1-0, Evergreen High School 10-0 and Highline High School 2-1.

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