Sarah Brenden

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Panthers, Spartans receive all-league honors

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Holiday treats wanted!

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

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.