Brenda Sexton

EHS WATER POLO: VanHoof tallies nine goals

The Enumclaw boys water polo team opened play with two nonleague games and finished with a jamboree Saturday.

WR GOLF: Lady Hornets pick up win, boys open with victory

Without a medalist, the White River girls golf team was still able to secure a 36-24 league win over Washington during play Thursday.

EHS GOLF: Ladies blast off with a record; Salsbury scores pair of medalist honors

It was a record-setting week for Tiffany Wilkening as she led the Enumclaw girls golf team past Peninsula and Bonney Lake.

Districts tickled with state test scores

The Enumclaw, White River and Carbonado school districts are celebrating the successes as the state Office of Public Instruction released test scores.

School district weary of stadium debate

The Enumclaw School Board has asked Superintendent Mike Nelson to continue negotiating a lease agreement with the city of Enumclaw that would give the Enumclaw School District control over the refurbished stadium at Pete’s Pool, but its patience appears to be wearing thin.

Chair-ity event supports education

The White River Education Foundation is putting a creative spin on the traditional fundraising efforts with a Chair-ity Auction at 5 p.m. Sept. 23 at Kelley Farms.

EHS BOYS TENNIS: Returners pad roster with court experience

Start with a healthy turnout; add a veteran coach and mix in a few returning letterwinners and it’s the recipe for a successful tennis season for Enumclaw.

EHS WATER POLO: All-state graduates leave big holes to fill

This year, Enumclaw boys water polo coaches Ken DeMan and Bob Averill are consolidating. Rather than put a bunch of games on the calendar, the pair are taking the Hornets on the road for a couple of big tournaments.

EHS SWIM AND DIVE: Small veteran corps to lead swim, diving

Enumclaw girls swim coach Ann Bettencourt said she is thankful for her ties with the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe and its pool.

WR TENNIS: Fresh start for WRHS tennis

“I believe that this is going to be a great year,” first-year coach Jeff Hinkle said of his White River boys tennis team.

WR GOLF: New coaches lead White River golf programs

First-year coach Jer Argo is inheriting a strong corps of returning veterans for the White River boys golf team. Coach Jason Swaser moves from the girls and boys tennis programs to girls golf this season.

EHS GOLF: EHS wants another swing at state title

The only thing better than last year’s finish would be a state title for the Enumclaw boys golf team.

Health Summit launches challenges

About 100 representatives from the Enumclaw, Buckley and Black Diamond communities attended Thursday’s fourth Enumclaw Regional Healthcare Foundation Health Summit at Thunder Mountain Middle School.

Black Diamond celebrates Labor Day

The tradition lives on as Black Diamond hosts its annual Labor Day celebration Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Award-winning documentary opens here

“Live to Forgive” opens with the 911 transcripts from a fatal day in February 1986 when Denise Cassidy’s then-husband beat her with a baseball bat, leaving her young son Dean Smith to wrestle with anger, resentment and bitterness for more than two decades.

Rachel’s Challenge asks community to care

A 2-mile paper chain that represents acts of kindness and compassion in the Enumclaw School District and the communities of Enumclaw and Black Diamond is the goal for those organizing Rachel’s Challenge.

Challenge asks community to care

A 2-mile paper chain that represents acts of kindness and compassion in the Enumclaw School District and the communities of Enumclaw and Black Diamond is the goal for those organizing Rachel’s Challenge.

Cyclist Al Knopik rides on in quest to help granddaughter

“It’s not about the bike. It’s about the disease,” Buckley’s Al Knopik says, paraphrasing seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong. An avid cyclist, Knopik will participate in The Amgen Pacific Coast Classic.

Budget sails through School Board, gets OK without a hitch

There was so much discussion leading up to the Enumclaw School District’s 2011-12 budget that no one felt obligated to speak more to the subject at the school board’s public hearing, except Tim Madden.

White River teachers start without contract

Like several surrounding school districts, the White River School District and its teachers have not inked a contract for the coming school year. But unlike many of those district, White River teachers will be in classrooms when the first bell rings Sept. 1.