White River fastpitch squad off to subdistrict play
The White River fastpitch squad appears to be on the verge of finally busting a move in this rain-drenched season.
The Hornet softballers currently are sitting at 8-2 (second only to Franklin Pierce) with four games remaining to be played in this last week of the regular season.
The Hornets have certainly been in the groove lately and appear poised to embark on their journey into the second season, as last week they won three times amidst the rain drops and snow flakes.
The week began with White River traveling to Fife’s diamond and getting off to a lousy start committing four errors in the field to allow Fife to jump ahead, but then rallied back for the win. The Trojans were out front 4-3 heading into the top of the seventh inning, but White River roared back to score three runs and win 7-5.
The next day White River hosted Eatonville and was ahead 3-1 by virtue of the hitting of Dylan Fagan (triple), when the rain cut loose in the sixth inning and the game was called. Eatonville only had two hits off of starting WRHS pitcher Shai Lee Hill when the game was washed out.
Friday, White River beat Fife 6-5, scoring twice in the bottom of the sixth to make a winner of Sara Steinmetz.
White River will be one of the six teams out of the eight-team SPSL 2A to go on to the subdistrict tournament Friday at the Boise Creek Sixplex in Enumclaw.
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.
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.
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.
The $5.4 billion spent to expand the Panama Canal is paying off for East Coast and Gulf of Mexico seaports; however, it is putting more pressure on the Northwest to remain competitive.