Club offers chance to check out rugby

The Rainier Plateau Junior Rugby Club has started spring practices. The sessions are open at no cost to all interested students who would like to check out rugby and see if it is a spring sport they may wish to play. Attending a practice does not obligate a player to commit or join the club.

The next practice is slated for 6:30 to 8 tonight, Wednesday, at Sunset Chev Stadium in Sumner.

For more information, visit

EHS cheer squad heads to state

The Enumclaw High cheer team heads to the Washington Interscholastic Activity Association state cheerleading championships Saturday at the Everett Event Center. Doors open at 1 p.m.

Team members are: Anthony Stephens, David Brazier, Devon Merryfield, Derek Forza, Lindy Prewitt, Kendel Davis, Holly Pitzel, Haley Button, Dusti Andersen, Tayler Schafer, Robin Hanson, Meghan Atkinson, Jenny Richardson, Kelsey Messer, Sarah Lurry, Sheridan Lewis, Courtney Centeno, Sarah Thomas, Kenzi Kernodle, Michelle McKinlay and Sarena Hanson.

The team is coached by Kim Westerberg.

Poker tournament helps wrestling club

A Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament to benefit the Swiss Kids Wrestling Team is Feb. 27 at Swiss Park, located on 198th Avenue East in Bonney Lake.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m., dinner will be served from 5 to 6 p.m.

The tournament starts at 6 p.m. with a $60 buy-in donation and limited rebuys are $10 for non-players.

There will be a $2,000 first-place prize – based on 150 players. Cash prizes for the final table will be awarded and there will be a raffle for the last seat at the final table.

For information, call 253-863-3307 or 253-732-1798.

The event is sponsored by the Swiss Sportsmen’s Club of Tacoma and Let It Ride Casino. All donations raised during the tournament will be donated to the club.

Peak gymnasts earn bronze trophy

The Peak Gymnastics Girls Team won the bronze trophy for Level 8-9 teams at the 12th annual Snowflake Classic Jan. 9 in Lakewood.

Led by Molly Matthius and Olivia Bannerot, who placed sixth and seventh in Level 9 all-around, the Enumclaw girls accumulated 109.75 points to rank third among the 12 clubs participating.

Level 8 Victoria Hernandez won a silver medal on vault and finished second in the all-around.

Also contributing to the team total were Kelly Coyle and Nikki Wilson who garnered a career-high 8.25 on floor. Earlier in the day, Sarah Wooton, Monica Estes and Taylor Ansbaugh placed in the top 25 in their Level 5 group.

Jan. 10, the Peak men’s program competed at the 40th Washington Open at the University of Washington. Coach Nashwan al-Harazi, (a 2008 Olympian) dominated the Senior competition by winning every event (floor, pommels, vault, parallel bars) in which he participated.

Peak Gymnastics’ next competition will be the Great Wolf Invitational in Centralia, Wash., Saturday and Sunday.

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