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First-year Enumclaw High fastpitch coach Michael Eckhart knew his squad needed a break after winning its seventh consecutive South Puget Sound League 3A contest, a 4-2 victory over Auburn Mountainview at the Boise Creek Sixplex Thursday evening.
The White River High fastpitch team – still seeking its first victory of the season – was unable to get any games in last week, but instead spent the week honing its skills for this week when the schedule calls for five games in five days.
White River High’s baseball club batted .500 last week as it hammered Clover Park twice – on the road and at home – then lost both contests in a make-up twinbill Saturday, evening its South Puget Sound League 3A record at 5-5.
Sumner High’s fastpitch squad had one real notable dilemma last week, in that it couldn’t seem to capitalize on its opposition’s errors and lost the two games it played by slim margins.
Sumner High coach John Welker admits that his crew is playing some solid baseball.
The Enumclaw High baseball squad kept its firm hold on second place in the South Puget Sound League 3A last week, winning two of three games to elevate its league mark to 8-2.
Buckley residents were awakened by the sound of gunfire at 2 a.m. Saturday and perhaps a dozen 911 calls poured into the call center regarding a noisy incident on Cascade Street.
The weather finally cooperated long enough for the Enumclaw High girls to play five games in five days, all of which they won, pushing their league mark to 5-1.
Every member of the Enumclaw High baseball team was rooting April 7 for senior southpaw Andrew Olson, who wound up twirling a no-hitter against Lakes, as EHS cruised to an easy 13-0 South Puget Sound League 3A victory.
Black Diamond Bike and Back Country earned the Better Business Bureau’s Business of the Year Torch Award in the Community Involvement category.
Due to the apparent popularity of Buckley’s municipal flag, which features the community’s heritage logo emblazoned on a background of hunter green, the City Council passed an ordinance which makes the flag accessible to all, to be flown outside homes or places of business.
With the potential for growth looming, the city of Buckley has opted to bring a hearing examiner on board.
When Buckley City Councilman Ron Weigelt stepped down a month ago, it was discovered that the city didn’t have a policy for filling a vacancy caused by the resignation of a council member whose term has not yet expired.
When Buckley City Councilman Ron Weigelt stepped down a month ago, it was discovered that the city didn't have a policy for filling a vacancy caused by the resignation of a council member whose term has not yet expired. The council remedied that situation and now has an exact methodology for filling vacated positions.
The White River High girls traveled to Highline High in Burien March 18 and made the most of the long road trip, forcing the Lady Pirates walk the plank with a 15-3 triumph.
Each long journey begins with one step. That is Foothills Rails-to-Trails jargon for – “you’ve got to start somewhere.”
The Sumner High baseball squad got off to a good start, beating Yelm 5-3 March 18 at home before falling to North Thurston 10-5 Friday.
The Sumner High fastpitch squad got the year off on the right foot when it hosted Yelm March 18 and snuffed out the Tornadoes 6-5. It was a split for the week, when SHS took the bus to North Thurston Friday and fell 7-6.
The Enumclaw High baseball squad came out of the gate fast against Class 4A competition, beating Federal Way March 13 and then doubling up on the Auburn Trojans 8-4 March 18 in eight innings.
The White River High baseball squad made hay while the sun was shining Saturday, hosting Class 4A Bethel High and trouncing the Braves 11-1 in the Hornets’ initial contest of the 2009 campaign.
The much-discussed VanSickle Landing development project along Buckley’s Ryan Road is coming into sharper focus, as the city will be taking written comments through Friday regarding the applicant’s preliminary plat application.
The much-discussed VanSickle Landing development project along Buckley's Ryan Road is coming into sharper focus, as the city will be taking written comments through Friday regarding the applicant's preliminary plat application.
The Enumclaw High baseball squad was one of the few groups to beat out the inclement weather and squeeze in its season opener Friday when it hosted Class 4A Federal Way at Osborne Field.
They say there is no substitute for experience.
As part of an agreement between Buckley and the state’s Department of Social and Health Services, a construction plan will soon snap into place providing for a new sewer main that will allow Rainier State School to connect to the city’s new sewer system.
Buckley is becoming known for its second-hand stores and the newest shop to dovetail into the category is The Robin’s Nest, which specializes in horse tack, furniture, clothes, hats, jewelry, guitars, model train sets, collectables and just about everything else under the sun.
The White River High fastpitch squad is looking to buck a depressing trend, having served as the South Puget Sound League 3A doormat with a 1-13 record two years running.
The beauty of having a predominantly junior squad, according to White River baseball coach Mike Williams, is players know the fundamentals and what position they are going to be playing.
If it wasn’t for bad luck, the Sumner High fastpitch squad wouldn’t have any luck at all, as it is having a rough go of it personnel-wise early this season.
The Enumclaw High fastpitch team, which contended at the Class 3A state tournament last season, lost second baseman Jill Parker to graduation and bid farewell to longtime coaches Loran Zenonian and Lee Reichert, but there are two silver linings in those dark clouds.
Enumclaw High baseball mentor Eric Fiedler is living what would normally be considered a coach’s dream right now, with 75 hopefuls arriving for the first day of baseball tryouts. For Fiedler’s money, though, it has been more like a screaming nightmare.
During the past couple of years, Sumner High’s baseball team has been like a slumbering volcano – potentially dangerous, but fairly quiet.
The Buckley City Council recently authorized a $500,000 emergency loan from the state’s Public Works Trust Fund to help repair a water main destroyed during winter storms.
Confidence – teams either have or they don’t and it’s crucial in basketball.
The Salvation Army is offering gasoline vouchers, propane vouchers, rental assistance and other essentials to families, seniors and disabled persons with urgent and immediate needs in Black Diamond and the surrounding area.
Buckley City Councilman Ron Weigelt resigned last week, citing a residency requirement as his reason for stepping down.
The Enumclaw High boys guaranteed themselves a spot in the upcoming Class 3A state basketball tournament with a 65-58 victory Thursday night over North Thurston.
The third time was a charm for the Enumclaw High boys basketball squad, which beat Renton 55-49 in overtime Friday night on Foster High’s Parker Court.
For a 24-hour period running from noon Friday until noon Saturday, members of the Buckley Fire Department will be walking, tag-team style, on a Summit Training Machine at the Anytime Fitness location in town.
Buckley Mayor Pat Johnson is among a dedicated group of individuals who have tried, for years, to see a network of local trails connected.
Though Black Diamond has been inhabited since before the days when coal was king at the turn of the 20th century, it has only been incorporated as a town for 50 years.
White River High’s boys basketball team expended every ounce of energy toward upsetting its rival on Enumclaw’s home court Friday, but just couldn’t get it done before a noisy and lively partisan Enumclaw crowd, falling 64-55.
The wonderful element for the Enumclaw High boys basketball squad – fresh from its coronation as South Puget Sound League 3A basketball champion – is that Friday’s encounter with Renton High is for seeding purposes alone.
The Sumner High wrestling squad took three wrestlers to Saturday’s West Central District regional tournament, staged just up Elhi Hill at Bonney Lake High School, and when the dust cleared, lanky senior 125-pounder Tyler Wooding and 215-pound senior bruiser Keiffer Comstock had earned appointments at this weekend’s Class 3A state wrestling tournament at the Tacoma Dome.
Home is where the heart is and Bonney Lake’s wrestling team testified to that fact on Valentine’s Day, showing a lot of heart and representing themselves well at the regional wrestling tournament, staged at their own facility Saturday.
Julie Bevaart, the endlessly optimistic person in charge of the recently-established White River Community Outreach program, was just polishing off the contents of her brown bag meal when a curious passerby queried, “Not going out to lunch anymore?”
Artists are typically a curious lot, serving as trendsetters and the creative force of this world.
All good things really do come to those who wait.
Sumner High took a half dozen grapplers to Saturday’s South Puget Sound League 3A subdistrict wrestling tournament at Auburn Mountainview High School and had three advance to the coming district competition.
Bonney Lake High’s wrestling squad scored almost 200 points to finished fourth in the team scoring at the South Puget Sound League 3A subdistrict wrestling tournament at Auburn Mountainview High School.