Sarah Brenden

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‘13 Reasons Why’ is worth settling in and watching

It’s no secret when a new show is released on Netflix. Posts can be seen all over social media discussing this new must watch show or movie. And a month ago when “13 Reasons Why” was released, it was no different.

  • May 23rd, 2017 11:30am

King County celebrates 911 education month

The county celebrates with birthday party at local elementary school.

  • Apr 18th, 2017 10:30am

McLendon Hardware announces acquisition by Central Network Retail Group

The transaction is set to finalize in April.

  • Apr 4th, 2017 11:30am

Four starters return to spark Spartan girls

As the weather cools, high school sports take their action inside.

  • Dec 7th, 2016 10:19am

The many faces and facets of domestic violence | Part 1

This is the first installment of two. Next edition, The Courier-Herald will provide a look into domestic violence from a police perspective. And will also provide more information on resources available for victims and survivors. Names and dates in this story have been changed to protect survivors and their families.

  • Oct 19th, 2016 5:34pm

United we stand, with locked arms | Our Corner

Let me preface this column by saying, I know there will be people who disagree with me. That doesn't make you wrong and that doesn't make me wrong. It just means our opinion and points of view differ.

  • Sep 23rd, 2016 5:24pm

Sumner fall sports return with high expectations for season and beyond | 2016 Fall Sports Previews

With the changing of the seasons, that can mean only one thing — fall sports are back in session.

  • Sep 8th, 2016 2:16pm

Spartans take home Sunset Bowl win 41-14

With the return of Friday Night Lights came a battle of rivals.

  • Sep 6th, 2016 5:17pm

Key returnees crucial to Spartans’ success story | 2016 Football Previews

The moment most student athletes have been waiting for all summer has arrived. They have put in a couple of weeks of practice and are preparing for the launch of the 2016-17 season. And this year, things will look a little different for Sumner High.

  • Aug 31st, 2016 5:00pm

ESPN’s 30 for 30 on O.J. Simpson is worth watching | Point of Review

The brutal murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman took place seven days after my 5th birthday. My desire to learn more about the trial of Simpson started with the 10 episode FX show "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" and peaked with ESPN's 30 for 30 documentary "O.J.: Made in America."

  • Jul 7th, 2016 7:28pm

Sexual Assault Resource Center works to bring awareness year round

For Kent resident Kneishia Vinson sexual assault is "taboo." Vinson said this is because often times victims know their offenders and "we tend to keep things like that out of the public eye due to embarrassment, shame or being disowned by family members or friends."

  • May 12th, 2016 5:29pm

Home on Lake Tapps a total loss

Despite living on the lake, water was the biggest challenge for the firefighters who responded to a house fire on Lake Tapps Sunday. Dispatchers received multiple calls for the fire just before 11:30 a.m. on the 21000 block of Snag Island Drive East. The smoke could be seen from across the lake.

  • May 11th, 2016 4:55pm

Four bears spotted in Bonney Lake this morning

It was reported around 5:15 a.m. Wednesday, April 20 that a homeowner had spotted four bear in their backyard in the 10600 block of 189th, according to a tweet from the Bonney Lake Police Department.

  • Apr 21st, 2016 4:22pm

“Dark Places”: Difficult read, slow movie | Point of Review

As I sit here writing this book versus movie of “Dark Places” by Gillian Flynn I need to be honest with you, I did not finish the book. I only read one third of it. And so this is where I will begin my review. The reason behind me not finishing the book is how it was written.

  • Apr 8th, 2016 4:34pm

Learning new strategies to deal with migraines | Part 2

Editor's note: this is the final installment of Tyler Stewart's journey to coping with migraines with the help of Emily Law, a psychologist at Seattle Children's Pain Medicine program and a researcher at Seattle Children's Research Institute. Part 1 was printed in the 3/23 edition of the Courier-Herald.

  • Apr 1st, 2016 6:37pm

Learning new strategies to deal with migraines

This is the first installment of Tyler Stewart’s journey to coping with migraines with the help of Emily Law, a psychologist at Seattle Children’s Pain Medicine program and a researcher at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. Part two will be printed in the 3/30 edition of the Courier-Herald.

  • Mar 22nd, 2016 5:40pm

Spartan track, soccer and lacrosse aim high | 2016 Spring Sports Previews

The Sumner track and field team will once again be a force in the South Puget Sound League and at the state meet. Last season the boys took 10th at state and the girls 14th.

  • Mar 15th, 2016 5:26pm

Spartan baseball sparked by senior class; Fastpitch veterans add strength to team | 2016 Spring Sports Previews

As we leave the winter weather behind us and enter spring, the Sumner Spartans baseball team takes the field for the new season. Casey Adcox returns as head coach for his ninth season at Sumner. Adcox has been coaching baseball now for 17 seasons.

  • Mar 8th, 2016 11:29pm

Enumclaw open, White River closed, Sumner School District on Wednesday late start schedule and other weather related news

Despite excessive rain fall and power outages throughout the region, the Enumclaw School District remains on normal schedule this morning.

  • Dec 9th, 2015 4:39pm

Bonney Lake winter athletes gear up | Winter 2015-16 Sports Previews

The 2015 season started Dec. 3 for Panther swimmers and divers when they faced the Enumclaw Hornets.

  • Dec 7th, 2015 10:48pm

Sumner basketball previews | Winter Sports

Second-year Spartan head coach Jordan Moog said Sumner’s upcoming season is “looking to be an exciting one.”

  • Dec 1st, 2015 6:12pm

Bonney Lake basketball previews | Winter Sports

The Bonney Lake basketball team is gearing up for another season - check out who graduated, who stayed and who to look our for this season.

  • Dec 1st, 2015 6:04pm

Spartan soccer finished at state

The Sumner girls soccer team ended its season Saturday in the quarterfinal round of the state tournament.

  • Nov 17th, 2015 6:28pm

Bonney Lake advances to 3A’s Elite Eight, Sumner bounced from playoffs by Bishop Blanchet

For the first time in Bonney Lake High history, the Panthers football team won a state tournament game.

  • Nov 17th, 2015 5:37pm

Spartans, Panthers in state football playoffs

The Sumner Spartans and Bonney Lake Panthers have punched their tickets to the state football championships.

  • Nov 10th, 2015 10:19pm

Spartans, Panthers move on to play postseason games | Football

The regular season ended with the undefeated Sumner Spartans winning its ninth game of the season Friday. The Spartans beat the Auburn Riverside Ravens 42-7.

  • Nov 2nd, 2015 11:50pm

Spartans win Sunset Bowl, capture SPSL title

The Sumner Spartans and Bonney Lake Panthers faced off at the Sunset Bowl Friday. The Spartans secured the South Puget Sound League 3A championship and won the rivalry game 24-7.

  • Oct 26th, 2015 11:32pm

Bonney Lake moves up in SPSL 3A after victory over Mountainview

The Panthers moved up in the standings after beating the Auburn Trojans in a Thursday night game. Bonney Lake won 38-20 and now sits tied for second place in the SPSL 3A with Lakes and Auburn Mountainview. Bonney Lake is 3-2 in league play and 4-3 overall.

  • Oct 22nd, 2015 9:07pm

Spartans beat Lancers, remain undefeated | Football

The Sumner High Spartans added another win to their perfect record Friday, beating the Lakes Lancers in a highly-anticipated South Puget Sound League 3A showdown. The Spartans hosted Lakes in their final home game of the season and won 31-24.

  • Oct 22nd, 2015 9:07pm

Bonney Lake Panthers earn victory over Ravens | FRIDAY FOOTBALL

The Bonney Lake Panthers added another win to their record Friday. Bonney Lake traveled to beat the Auburn Riverside Ravens 35-14.

  • Oct 12th, 2015 9:51pm

Sumner wins, tied for lead | Football

With four games remaining in the regular season, the Sumner Spartans sit in first place of the South Puget Sound League 3A division. The Spartans are tied with the Lakes Lancers with a 3-0 conference record and 5-0 overall. Sumner’s latest win came Thursday against the Peninsula Seahawks.

  • Oct 6th, 2015 5:30pm

Sumner wins, Bonney Lake falls | PREP FOOTBALL

With four games remaining in the regular season, the Sumner Spartans sit in first place of the South Puget Sound League 3A division.

  • Oct 5th, 2015 11:27pm

Spartans keep win streak alive against Auburn Mountainview

The Sumner Spartans hosted the, then, undefeated Auburn Mountainview Lions Friday. The Spartans remain undefeated after winning the contest 31-12. Sumner is tied with Lakes for first place in the South Puget Sound League 3A, each with a 4-0 overall record and 2-0 in league play.

  • Sep 29th, 2015 7:26pm

Panthers play Auburn Mountainview Lions | Slideshow

The Panthers faced off with the Auburn Mountainview Lions on Sept. 17, 2015. The Panthers fell 21-48.

  • Sep 25th, 2015 5:48pm

Sumner opens with win over EHS | Football

South Puget Sound League football began Friday for the Sumner Spartans and Enumclaw Hornets. Sumner hosted the Hornets and won big, 35-7. The Spartans started the game off strong, scoring 14 points in the first quarter.

  • Sep 22nd, 2015 7:19pm

Panthers, Spartans ready for fall contests | 2015 Fall Sports Previews

When temperatures drop and the leaves start changing color, we know fall is around the corner. That also means the beginning of high school fall sports.

  • Sep 8th, 2015 10:16pm

Bonney Lake open with nonleague tilts | 2015 Football Previews

Bonney Lake kicks off its season with a 7 p.m. match up Saturday against Bellarmine in the Emerald City Kickoff Classic at Husky Stadium. Coach Jason Silbaugh is entering his fourth season as head coach of the Panthers and, for the second season, Bonney Lake is part of the South Puget Sound League 3A division. Silbaugh felt this way at the beginning of last season and still believes the SPSL 3A is one of the “toughest leagues in the state.”

  • Sep 1st, 2015 7:17pm

Bonney Lake and Sumner athletes off to college

As high school graduation nears, a fresh batch of Panthers and Spartans signed letters of intent to play their sport of choice at the collegiate level. On May 27, Bonney Lake High School offered a lunchtime ceremony honoring four student athletes.

  • Jun 5th, 2015 6:19pm

Panthers, Spartans advance in districts | Baseball

The regular season ended Tuesday with a rivalry matchup against the Sumner Spartans. Bonney Lake lost both games of the two game series to Sumner. Monday the Spartans won 4-3 and Tuesday finished the season with a 9-2 win.

  • May 11th, 2015 8:39pm

Panthers fall twice to Lions | Bonney Lake Baseball

The Bonney Lake High baseball team dropped to 10-2 in South Puget Sound League 3A play after twice losing to league leader Auburn Mountainview last week. The Panthers hosted the first game of the series April 28.

  • May 5th, 2015 4:34pm

Spartans get past EHS in opener of two-game set

The Sumner Spartans baseball team hosted Enumclaw High April 22 in the opening game of a two-game series. The Spartans won the first match up 8-0. The final game of the series was played Monday at Osborne Field after the press deadline.

  • Apr 27th, 2015 9:20pm

Panthers hold on, beat Hornets | Baseball

The Bonney Lake Panthers traveled to Enumclaw Thursday to face off against the Hornets in a South Puget Sound League 3A match up. The Panthers are second in league with an undefeated 8-0 league record.

  • Apr 20th, 2015 10:27pm

Panthers hold on, beat Hornets | Baseball

The Bonney Lake Panthers traveled to Enumclaw Thursday to face off against the Hornets in a South Puget Sound League 3A match up. The Panthers are second in league with an undefeated 8-0 league record.

  • Apr 20th, 2015 10:25pm

Spartans no longer undefeated | Baseball

The Sumner Spartans baseball team’s winning league record came to an end last week when the team lost two straight games to South Puget Sound 3A league leader Auburn Mountainview. The Spartans hosted the first game against the Lions April 8. Sumner fell 6-3.

  • Apr 14th, 2015 5:07pm

Discovering the hidden joy of new-home sprucing | Home and Garden

I recently became a first time home buyer and this spring will be the first in my new home. I am a naturally clean person (just ask my fiancée) but there is cleaning and home maintenance to do on top of everyday household chores.

  • Apr 7th, 2015 6:18pm

Three straight wins for the Panthers | Bonney Lake baseball

The Panthers have won three straight after losing their only game of the season 6-4 to Southridge on March 21. The winning streak started league play with a 13-3 victory over Auburn.

  • Apr 6th, 2015 8:59pm

Spartans, Lions stay undefeated | Sumner baseball

Sitting at the top of the pack are the Spartans and Panthers joined by the Auburn Mountainview Lions. Through games of last week, the Sumner Spartans baseball team headed the South Puget Sound League 3A division with a 4-0 record. Tied for second place with the Lions are the Bonney Lake Panthers with its own undefeated record of 3-0.

  • Apr 6th, 2015 8:59pm

The road ahead for Jamie Lange | Sumner Sports

A majority of high school athletes started playing their sport of choice before they could walk. And the same is true for Sumner senior Jamie Lange. Lange is a two sport threat for the Spartans and has been playing soccer since she was 4 and basketball since she was 7 years old.

  • Mar 31st, 2015 5:20pm

Panther lacrosse and tennis start swinging | 2015 spring sports previews

The Lake Tapps Lacrosse Titans were urged by the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association to break into school teams, coach Arron De Leon said. The girls tennis season starts Thursday with a 3:30 p.m. game against Auburn Riverside at home.

  • Mar 17th, 2015 7:09pm

Panther track teams get to running | 2015 spring sports previews

The Panthers track and field season began with a jamboree on Saturday.Bonney Lake boys and girls will travel to Enumclaw Thursday to face off against the Hornets at 3:30 p.m.

  • Mar 17th, 2015 7:08pm