Kevin Hanson

White River two wins away from state 2A soccer title

The girls of the White River soccer program put together an undefeated regular season, steamrolled a pair of district foes and shut out their first two opponents in the Class 2A state tournament.

Sumner’s Mikaela Miele swam in the 4A state meet, nabbing fourth in the 500-yard freestyle event and sixth in the 200 free. Photo by Ray Still

Local swimmers, diver compete at state meet

Sumner High placed 13th and Enumclaw tied for 23th during the two-day, Class 4A state swimming and diving championships.

Sumner’s Mikaela Miele swam in the 4A state meet, nabbing fourth in the 500-yard freestyle event and sixth in the 200 free. Photo by Ray Still

Suspect faces possible ‘third strike’ after alleged car chase, kidnapping

A suspect with a long criminal history finds himself in “third strike” jeopardy, the result of an alleged robbery in Enumclaw and ensuing car chase out of town.

White River heads to state volleyball tournament Friday

The White River Hornets take their near-perfect record to St. Martin’s University Friday for the beginning of the Class 2A state volleyball championships.

Local runners compete at state cross country

Runners from all four local high schools trekked to Pasco last weekend to participate in the state cross country championships.

White River remains in state; Spartans, Panthers out

All four of the area’s high school soccer teams advanced to district play and three played their way into state tournaments, though Bonney Lake and Sumner were ousted this week, leaving White River the only local team remaining in the mix.

Sumner stays alive with big win; other teams out

Ten weeks are in the books and just one local football team remains standing.

Enumclaw council mulls new utility, higher property tax

Enumclaw property owners can anticipate an increased tax bill in 2018, if current plans by city administration are adopted.

Enumclaw boy dies following Highway 169 crash

A young boy was critically injured the morning of Nov. 1, following a traffic collision just north of Enumclaw.

Area runners head east for state cross-country meet

Distance runners throughout the region will head east of the mountains this weekend, having earned the right to participate in the state cross country championships.

White River golfers earn trip to state 2A tourney

Six White River High golfers earned guaranteed berths into the Class 2A state championships, while seven more are in line for a second chance at making the state tourney.

Districts await three area volleyball teams

The world of kills, digs and assists continues in earnest this week, with three local high school volleyball programs competing in postseason tournaments.

District competitions next for all four local soccer teams

Regular seasons are in the past and local soccer teams are in the postseason hunt, all chasing a berth in one of the 16-team state tournaments. It was a stellar season on the pitch, as all the local squads placed either first or second in their leagues.

Second phase of Meadow Park housing development OK’d

A local developer was green-lighted to proceed with a 20-home development on Enumclaw’s west side, adding a second phase to the Meadow Park subdivision along 244th Avenue Southeast.

Three teams gunning for state football playoffs; Panthers travel for Week 10 game

With the regular football season in the record books, playoff games loom for teams from Enumclaw, Sumner and White River high schools. Each will be in action Friday night, looking to keep their campaigns alive in the state playoffs.

Spartans, Hornets advance to state swim, dive meet

The Curtis High School pool was packed last weekend as West Central District III swim teams gathered to compete against the timer — and each other — to see who gets to swim on to state, and who was left high and dry.

Prosecutor’s charge suspect in woman’s death, body burning | UPDATE

An early-morning stroll brought a grisly discovery in a quiet neighborhood near Bonney Lake, jump-starting a tragic story that has gone nationwide. In short order, the Medical Examiner’s Office determine the woman had been strangled. Things took a macabre twist when police added that someone had attempted to set fire to the body.

Local prep golfers earn state berths, others to spring qualifier

High school golfers have closed out the fall portion of their campaign, meaning some have put away their clubs while others look forward to playing another day – even if that day isn’t until spring.

Undercover youth check businesses for alcohol, tobacco law compliance

Ever wonder how Enumclaw businesses fare when it comes to keeping alcohol and tobacco products out of the hands of underage, would-be buyers? The folks at the Foothills Drug Free Coalition often ponder the same thing and, periodically, hit the streets to test the compliance of local merchants.

Lopsided wins for trio of local football teams

A trio of local teams proved their gridiron prowess Friday night, rolling to impressive and substantial victories.