Sarah Brenden

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Sumner sports gearing up for a sunny year | 2015 spring sports previews

The Spartans softball season begins today with an away game at 4 p.m. against Puyallup.Last year, Sumner finished the season with a 3-15 overall record.

  • Mar 17th, 2015 7:03pm

Spartan girls track ready to race in new league | 2015 spring sports previews

The girls track team kicked off the new season with a jamboree on Saturday. The Spartans are scheduled to host the Auburn Mountainview Lions at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19 for the first meet of the season.

  • Mar 18th, 2015 5:22pm

Strong start to Panther softball | 2015 spring sports previews

The Panthers softball season began Friday with a 13-8 win over Hazen. Bonney Lake returns to the field after finishing last season eighth in state. The girls tied for second place in the South Puget Sound League 3A and went as far as the quarter finals of the state tournament.

  • Mar 17th, 2015 6:58pm

Panthers look to make state games a ‘regular experience’ | 2015 spring sports previews

The Panthers baseball team finished the 2013-2014 season one win shy of bringing home the state 3A title. Bonney Lake advanced into the post season and fell short, losing 12-0 to O’Dea in the championship game.

  • Mar 9th, 2015 10:51pm

Sumner girls basketball season ends just before state

The Sumner High girls entered the 3A regionals as the No. 2 seed from the 3/4 district after losing 59-50 to Wilson in the 3A district championship game Feb. 21. The regional match-up was played at Renton High School against West Seattle, with the winner advancing to the state tournament beginning today, March 5.

  • Mar 2nd, 2015 9:08pm

Bonney Lake sudent Brandon Kaylor wins state title

The Tacoma Dome was host to the 2015 Mat Classic XXVII Friday and Saturday. Bonney Lake and Sumner had a combined 11 wrestlers place in the top eight overall in their respective weight classes. In overtime, Bonney Lake freshman Brandon Kaylor won the 3A state title in the 106 weight class.

  • Feb 23rd, 2015 10:54pm

Spartans lose Saturday, advance to regionals

The Spartans entered the postseason winning three straight, advancing it to the 3A district championship game Saturday at Puyallup High School.Sumner played the Wilson Rams for the 3A district title. The Spartans fell short, losing 59-50.

  • Feb 23rd, 2015 10:50pm

First year coach named Coach of the Year | SPSL All-League

The regular wrapped up play and a number of Sumner and Bonney Lake basketball players received South Puget Sound League honors.

  • Feb 12th, 2015 10:48pm

Panthers lose first round game | Bonney Lake Girls Basketball

The Bonney Lake Panthers girls basketball team's season continued tonight in the first round of districts. The Panthers faced Prairie and lost 44-28.

  • Feb 12th, 2015 5:08am

Spartans control game, win at home | Sumner Girls Basketball

The Sumner Spartans hosted the Capital Cougars in the first round of the districts tournament tonight. The Spartans controlled the game from tip off and beat the Cougars 57-31 at home.

  • Feb 12th, 2015 5:04am

That’s a wrap, regular season ended Friday | Prep Basketball

The regular season wrapped up Friday for the Bonney Lake and Sumner boys and girls basketball teams.

  • Feb 9th, 2015 11:11pm

Student athletes sign letters of intent

National Signing Day typically falls on the first Wednesday of February where student athletes across the nation commit to play their sport of choice at the collegiate level. Both Bonney Lake and Sumner saw a number of student athletes commit to the school of their choice.

  • Feb 9th, 2015 10:59pm

Buckley drug bust turns up meth, heroin

Two Buckley men were charged Feb. 3 with five counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell. Augustin Gutierrez-Valencia, 24, is being held in lieu of $500,000 bail and Gerardo Danesta Dias, 25, is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail. Both have entered a “not guilty” plea. Gutierrez-Valencia was charged with three of the five counts. He is charged with unlawful possession and intent to sell methamphetamine, Oxycodone and heroin. Danesta Dias is charged with the unlawful possession and intent to sell methamphetamine and heroin.

  • Feb 9th, 2015 10:45pm

New facility in Sumner to create 75 jobs

A facility scheduled to open in late 2015 in Sumner will house the final assembly of winglets for Boeing’s new 737 MAX. Boeing awarded this contract to the global aviation company, GKN Aerospace. According to a press release from Boeing, this contract is added to an existing package Boeing and GKN already have in place.

  • Feb 2nd, 2015 10:50pm

Pierce County Prosecutor charges man with assault of a child for Carbonado incident

Darren James Pendergast was charged Jan. 29 with assault of a child in the second degree for an incident that occurred on Sunday, Jan. 25, in Carbonado.

  • Feb 3rd, 2015 12:22am

Panthers beat Lions in close game Friday

The Bonney Lake Panthers hosted the Auburn Mountainview Lions in a South Puget Sound League 3A matchup Friday. Bonney Lake won its seventh game of the season beating the Lions 44-39. The game started out slow for both teams with the first quarter coming to an end and the scored tied at seven.

  • Jan 26th, 2015 9:34pm

Spartan recognized for leadership

Sumner senior Jamie Lange was named one of Washington Interscholastic Activities Association’s athletes of the week. Lange was chosen along with 10 other athletes from across the state. The WIAA’s website said, Lange had a double-double in two straight games, helping the Spartans go 2-0.

  • Jan 26th, 2015 9:21pm

Spartan senior named athlete of the week | Sumner Girls Basketball

Sumner senior Jamie Lange was named one of Washington Interscholastic Activities Association's athletes of the week.

  • Jan 22nd, 2015 8:27pm

Seahawks are Super Bowl bound, send us your #twelfies

Excited for the Seahawks to defend its title on Sunday, Feb. 1?

  • Jan 19th, 2015 11:22pm

Act of kindness shared throughout community

For Bonney Lake resident Corey Wilkins and his wife Gina, it was any other evening out to dinner while their kids were at the high school basketball game.

  • Jan 19th, 2015 11:12pm

Redemption never felt so good | Sports Talk

As I sit here in the office this morning, trying to do take care of my daily tasks -- I only have one thing on my mind.

  • Jan 19th, 2015 11:09pm

Spartans win close match | Sumner Wrestling

The Spartans traveled to Enumclaw to face the Hornets in a South Puget Sound League 3A wrestling match Wednesday. Sumner beat the Hornets 40-36.

  • Jan 15th, 2015 7:26pm

Spartans go 2-0 in double header | Basketball

The Sumner Spartans hosted rivals, the Bonney Lake Panthers Tuesday in a double header with the girls tipping off first.

  • Jan 14th, 2015 4:47am

Panthers beat Trojans, win first swim meet

The Bonney Lake Panthers boys swim team won its first meet of the season Thursday beating Auburn 104-72. Top finishers for Bonney Lake during the Thursday meet were the 200 medley relay and the 200 free relay both finished in first place.

  • Jan 12th, 2015 10:17pm

Officer sworn into new position

Bonney Lake Police Officer Nathan Alvord has been with the department since November 2011. At the Dec. 9 Bonney Lake City Council meeting, Alvord was sworn in as the department’s Community Service Officer. Alvord got his start in the Reserve Academy and graduated in April 2012.

  • Jan 12th, 2015 10:12pm

I have big goals in mind for 2015 | Our Corner

A week into the new year and I still can’t get over how fast 2014 seemed to fly by. So many exciting things happened last year, making me excited for the year ahead. To top it off, some highlights from 2014 were the Seahawks winning the Super Bowl (duh!), I got engaged in June, my fiancee and I bought our first house and October marked my first year here at the Courier-Herald.

  • Jan 6th, 2015 6:05pm

Sumner district students to sing with national choir

The American Choral Directors Association was founded in 1959 and holds a annual national conference. This year 308 girls were selected to the national honor choir and will travel to Salt Lake City in late February. Selected to participate in the four-day conference are a pair of eighth graders from Mountain View Middle School and a ninth grade student from Bonney Lake High School.

  • Jan 6th, 2015 12:06am

Spartans finish second at tourney

The Sumner boys and girls basketball teams traveled to San Diego to play in the Surf N’ Slam tournament over winter break. Both Spartan teams won its way to the championship game.And both finished in second place overall.

  • Jan 5th, 2015 11:30pm

Spartans travel to San Diego, finish in second place | Sumner Basketball

The Sumner boys and girls basketball teams traveled to San Diego to play in the Surf N' Slam tournament. Both Spartan teams won its way to the championship game.

  • Dec 31st, 2014 10:11pm

Looking back at 2014 | Courier Herald Top 10

As we enter into a new year, we look back over the past year’s ups and downs. With the clock ticking toward midnight, we take a look at the top 10 stories to grace the pages of the Courier-Herald over the past year. We begin our count down with 10 and wind our way down to the top story of 2014.

  • Dec 27th, 2014 12:16am

Three stories receive honorable mention for 2014 | Courier-Herald Top 10

As we enter into a new year, we look back over the past year’s ups and downs. With the clock ticking toward midnight, we take a look at the top 10 stories to grace the pages of the Courier-Herald over the past year. Here are honorable mention pieces from 2014.

  • Dec 30th, 2014 7:30pm

Spartan girls lead SPLA 3A league, boys follow in third

Since losing its first game of the season, the Spartan girls basketball team is on a five game winning streak. Sumner beat Auburn Mountainview 53-35 at home Thursday.

  • Dec 22nd, 2014 5:40pm

Panthers lose to Lakes Friday | Bonney Lake Girls Basketball

Bonney Lake sits in fourth place in the South Puget Sound League 3A with a 1-1 conference record and 2-3 overall.

  • Dec 15th, 2014 10:44pm

Panthers lose second meet | Bonney Lake Boys Swim

The Panthers are in seventh place in the South Puget Sound League 3A after two meets. Bonney Lake is 0-2 in conference play and overall.

  • Dec 15th, 2014 10:40pm

Spartans win three in a row under new coach | Sumner Girls Basketball

The Spartan girls have won three in a row, four games into the season. Sumner sits in second place behind the Enumclaw Hornets with a 2-0 conference record and 3-1 overall.

  • Dec 15th, 2014 10:39pm

Spartans look ahead to 3A play | Sumner Basketball

The Spartan boys basketball team were South Puget Sound League 2A champions and ended its season in the state semifinals last year losing 56-35 to the Lynden Lions.

  • Dec 2nd, 2014 12:35am

New head coaches lead Panthers into season | Bonney Lake Basketball

The Bonney Lake boys basketball team started the 2014-2015 season Tuesday with a non-league game against Rogers of Puyallup.

  • Dec 2nd, 2014 12:34am

Bomb threat investigated at Bonney Lake High School

On Nov. 19 Bonney Lake Police Officer and School Resource Officer Daron Wolschleger received word that a bomb threat had been found at Bonney Lake High School.

  • Dec 2nd, 2014 5:53pm

Panthers, Spartans receive all-league honors

The Panthers ended the 2014 season with a 1-6 conference record and a 3-7 record overall. The Spartans season finished with a 38-0 loss to Bellevue in the first round of the state tournament.

  • Dec 2nd, 2014 12:19am

Police urge community members to ‘park smart’

On Black Friday as many people were out getting the best deals, the Bonney Lake Police Department launched its first Holiday Park Smart Program.From 3 to 5 p.m., police officers and citizens handed out flyers with the goal of reducing the number of vehicle break ins.

  • Dec 2nd, 2014 12:06am

Panthers, Spartans receive all-league honors

Panther and Spartan sports players received all-league honors at the end of the fall sports season.

  • Nov 24th, 2014 5:35pm

Bonney Lake police discover elaborate campsite in WSU Forest

On Nov. 10 officers responded to the report of a suspicious male walking through a state Route 410 restaurant parking lot.

  • Nov 24th, 2014 5:21pm

Sumner JC Penny to close, lay off 100 employees

On Thursday, Nov. 13, the JC Penny company announced plans for layoffs at the Sumner supply chain facility.

  • Nov 17th, 2014 11:34pm

Spartans season comes to an end | Sumner Football

The Sumner Spartans traveled to Bellevue Friday to face the state top team in the first round of the state tournament. Sumner lost 38-0 to the undefeated Wolverines.

  • Nov 15th, 2014 6:57am

Panthers, Spartans fall short | Girls Soccer

Bonney Lake and Sumner played in the first round of the state tournament Wednesday. Both teams lost, ending its seasons.

  • Nov 13th, 2014 11:16pm

Panthers, Spartans advance to state tourney | Girls Soccer

The Bonney Lake Panthers won three straight during the 3A district soccer tournament. The Panthers finish the tournament entering state in the No. 5 spot.

  • Nov 10th, 2014 11:57pm

Panthers, Spartans’ seasons end at districts | Volleyball

The Panthers and Spartans competed in the 3A district volleyball tournament at Auburn Mountainview on Friday and Saturday.

  • Nov 10th, 2014 11:45pm

Spartans face top team in the first round | Sumner Football

The Spartans enter the first round of state after its win over Juanita Saturday. Sumner won 52-28.

  • Nov 10th, 2014 11:34pm

Holiday treats wanted!

This holiday season we are looking for holiday treat recipes. Please send us your holiday recipes to reporter Sarah Wehmann at

  • Nov 10th, 2014 11:29pm

Bonney Lake, Sumner play in first round of districts Friday | Girls Volleyball

Bonney Lake and Sumner play in the first round of the volleyball district tournament.

  • Nov 5th, 2014 10:01pm