Sarah Brenden

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Seahawks are Super Bowl bound, send us your #twelfies

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.