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Things are looking good again this season for the tough, talented and battle-tested White River boys wrestling program.
Thanks to a pair of team titles, Enumclaw High School was named the fall all-sport champion of the South Puget Sound League’s Olympic Division.
Familiar faces are back on the mat, looking to continue Bonney Lake’s near-decade tradition of wrestling excellence.
In a move that was philosophically opposed by a pair of council members, the city of Enumclaw has taken control of the local Transportation Benefit District. The move may not be noticeable to the general public, as the collection and distribution of money should be unchanged. Also, the people controlling the dollars and cents remain the same.
The Hornets have participated in a pair of four-team gymnastics meets so far. They will compete again Wednesday hosting Federal Way, Kennedy Catholic and Mount Rainier at PEAK Gymnastics in Enumclaw.
The White River High gymnasium was the place to be Dec. 6, as some of the state’s top wrestling teams – and a handful of highly-ranked individuals – gathered for a night of competition.
It took a month, but Luke Wilbanks finally knows he’ll be occupying a seat on the Buckley City Council.
A pair of Bonney Lake High School seniors formalized their athletic futures during a Nov. 22 signing ceremony at the school.
Last year’s Sumner High girls basketball team didn’t experience the thrill of victory all that often, winning just five of 20 games, but a flock of returning players should help turn the tide.
The White River Hornet girls team never seem to need an overhaul, just some annual tinkering with quality, familiar parts.
The Panther boys are already on the prowl, looking to improve upon a break-even performance a season ago.
The closest general election outcome in Pierce County was found in Buckley, where a razor-thin difference in a City Council race forced a recount by the Pierce County Elections Department.
Members of the Enumclaw High boys basketball team will be looking to continue their upward trajectory, building upon last season’s success.
A significant shake-up of the Enumclaw City Council is well under way. Soon to exit city government is Mayor Liz Reynolds, who opted against seeking another term after eight years in the city’s highest office. Already off the City Council is Jan Molinaro, who was elected to fill the mayoral post during the Nov. 7 general election and has stepped away from council.
Among the tricky maneuvers included in the crafting of an Enumclaw city budget is the longstanding tradition of funding “outside agencies” – organizations that do good work throughout the community but are not connected in any way to municipal government.
After one more season of high school lacrosse, Matt Funkhouser will take his considerable talents to Colorado Mesa University.
Blaine Larsen doesn’t perform much these days, instead spending his waking hours pursuing a higher calling.
Having advanced to the Final Four in the Class 4A state playoffs, the Spartans were eliminated in Puyallup, falling 10-0 to Woodinville.
A pair of warm-hearted holiday offerings, Toys for Tots and Teens and a revamped Community Food Basket program, are ready to make the Christmas season brighter for Enumclaw-area families in need.
A new chief could be in uniform by spring, providing leadership for the Enumclaw Police Department.