Spartans drop two in league play
Sumner High dropped a pair of games in South Puget Sound League 3A basketball action last week, falling to 2-12 in league and 3-15 overall in boys basketball play.
Franklin Pierce handed the Spartans a 65-37 loss at home Feb. 5.
The Cardinals started off the contest with a 17-6 run and led 26-15 at halftime. They outscored Sumner 49-22 in the second half.
Johnnie Greenwood led Sumner with nine points.
Sumner outscored the Lakes Lancers during three of the four periods Feb. 3 in Lakewood, but fell short 53-47.
Sumner fell behind early as the Lancers rolled out to a 20-4 first-period lead.
Slowly, the Spartans clipped away at the Lakes’ margin and trailed 41-30 entering the final period. Sumner outscored Lakes, 17-12, in the final period.
Casey Lafkas led the Spartans with 11 points.
The Spartans close out the season Friday at home against Bonney Lake.
Bills show hundreds of residents doubled or tripled their water usage in the past two months, but many say they’ve not increased, or even decreased, their water consumption, and the city’s system must be wrong.
For the last decade, Ellen Boyd has been taking care the city of Buckley, most recently as its director of the youth center, senior center and parks department. So when Ellen was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian germ cell cancer, her friends decided it was time the community she dedicated her life to should come out to support her.
Oakpointe is gearing up to start home construction in the Ten Trails project in Black Diamond — the developer is only waiting for is final authorization by the City Council. Final plat authorization was submitted by Oakpointe to city staff on Aug. 30, and after staff review, sent to the City Council for action on the Oct. 5 meeting. Council tabled the item to the Oct. 19 meeting. Additionally, a new roundabout opened in the city.
The Courier-Herald is publishing a three-part debate between Black Diamond Mayor Carol Benson and her opponent Judy Baxley. Last week, candidates answered questions concerning the city, and what they would do as mayor to address any issues. This week, Part 2, is a chance for candidates to rebut their opponent’s statements. Part 3 will wrap-up with final statements.
Mushroom pickers hiking just outside Greenwater recently stumbled upon a spooky scene — a human skull among the ‘shrooms.