John Leggett

WRHS FASTPITCH: Hornets slip past Sumner Spartans

The White River Hornets defeat Sumner 2-1 in eight innings.

EHS VOLLYBALL: Hornets big and tall for 2010

Enumclaw High’s Jackie Carel is the dean of girl’s volleyball coaches in the South Puget Sound League 3A, having led the Hornets for a quarter of a century.

WRHS BASEBALL: Johnson, Lubking take control

After pulverizing Bethel 14-2 in its March 11 opener, White River High locked down Orting 8-1, annihilated Rainier Christian 12-1 and pounded Lakes 12-4. The Hornets got nipped by Rogers 5-4 Saturday.

SLIDESHOW: EHS girls fastpitch go 50/50

EHS's fastpitch solfball team played at the WIAA State Fastpitch 3A Championships on May 29-30, 2009

Former Hornet coach finding success with tribal team

Bill Hawk successfully coached the Enumclaw High boys basketball team in the 1980s and ‘90s and for two years headed up the White River boys basketball program.

EHS VOLLEYBALL: Win over Gators pushes EHS to 4-2 in league

Enumclaw High’s volleyball group got off on the right foot as it won on the road, visiting a pesky Gator unit at Decatur High in… Continue reading

EHS FOOTBALL: Hornets dump Clover Park

For the second week in a row, the Enumclaw High football squad traveled to Harry E. Lang Stadium in Lakewood Friday.

EHS BOYS TENNIS: Enumclaw preps for SPSL tourney

A doubles-team sweep helped the Enumclaw High boys tennis team to a 3-2 win over Peninsula Friday. With postseason beginning today, Wednesday, the win gives the Hornets a boost of confidence.

Buckley coffee shop proving popular

Every once in a while the stars line up just right and a simple, yet lucrative idea is acted upon. That is what happened for 31-year-old entrepreneur Jennifer Frick when she determined the time was right to open the Main Street Coffee House in Buckley.

Sumner baseball: Season ends with loss

Sumner High’s baseball season came to an abrupt close when it lost 7-6 to the Lindbergh Eagles in the battle of the Seamount and South Puget Sound League 3A’s No. 5 seeds held at the Russell Road Complex in Kent early Saturday in the subdistrict tournament.

Ubbenga signs to play with Gateway Grizzlies

Jonathan Ubbenga, a 2005 graduate of Enumclaw High and recent graduate of William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo., inked a professional contract to play for the Gateway Grizzlies.

White River boxer McCleary splits big matches at Junior Olympic Nationals

Jeremy McCleary, the 125-pound Plateau pugilist got off on the right foot at Junior Olympic Nationals in Camp Lejuene, N.C.

Littlefield stands tall on mound

The Sumner High fastpitch crew’s roller coaster ride continued last week as it went to 6-6 in South Puget Sound League 3A play by using 15 hits and five Lancer errors to clobber Lakes 12-4 April 28 and slipped past Franklin Pierce 4-1 on the road Thursday.

OUR CORNER: Big crime in small town is big news

Buckley is a sleepy hamlet of approximately 5,000 citizens, of which I am one. It straddles state Route 410 and one rarely has to worry about police intervention unless you’re speeding past the cemetery in the wee hours of the morning or, even worse, driving while impaired.

White River Fastpitch: Hornets break out for first league win

White River High’s fastpitch squad broke through in a big way, winning its first league contest and taking two out of four games, ending up in possible contention for a postseason spot.

Enumclaw baseball: Hornets take No. 2 seed into tournament

Enumclaw High pitching ace Andrew Olson tossed a gem Friday evening at Osborne Field, shutting out White River 5-0 to help his team clinch a share of the South Puget Sound League 3A title.

Enumclaw basketball standout signs with new team

Tony Binetti, a 2002 Enumclaw High graduate and a 2006 all-American in his senior year at Seattle Pacific University, recently inked a professional basketball pact with Dinamo Banca Sassari, on the Italian island of Sardinia.

EHS VOLLEYBALL: Hornets face crucial contests

Enumclaw High’s volleyball squad split on the week in its pair of SPSL 3A outings, as it first hosted Decatur, dominating the Gators 25-11, 25-19 and 25-10 and then traveled to Auburn Mountainview’s facility at midweek and lost to the Lions 25-22, 25-18 and 25-17.

Buckley hearing to take input on hearing examiner

Buckley City Council will host a public hearing Tuesday to take public input on their recent decision to hire an interim hearing examiner.

Buckley council will debate Fright Factory before considering permit

Buckley City Council members heard from Jeff and Alice Money, who live near the haunted house on A Street. They logged an official complaint concerning the controversial byproducts of running such an attraction, such as vehicle and tour bus lights glaring into their bedroom, people walking through their yard, loud screaming and the need to chase off young men urinating on the side of their house.