WRHS BOYS BASKETBALL: Hornets future in their own hands
Despite dropping games to the second- and third-place teams in the South Puget Sound League 3A – falling to Lakes 78-34 Jan. 26 and to Franklin Pierce 65-41 Friday – the White River High boys basketball squad clings to the hope it can tiptoe into the postseason by virtue of a fifth-place finish.
Such a move would require the current fifth-place contender, 8-5 Clover Park, to head into a late-season nosedive while White River wins against Bonney Lake, Sumner and Enumclaw.
Heading into this week, the Buckley boys were tied for sixth place with Auburn Mountainview and Bonney Lake, which shared White River’s 5-8 league mark.
The stretch run plays itself out beginning Thursday when the Hornets host Bonney Lake. They travel to Sumner Tuesday and finish the regular season Feb. 12 by hosting Enumclaw, the top-ranked Class 3A team in the state.
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.
Mushroom pickers hiking just outside Greenwater recently stumbled upon a spooky scene — a human skull among the ‘shrooms.
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.
Some Black Diamond residents have been the target of a recent phone scam by an individual that identifies themselves as a police officer, at times using a legitimate officer’s name.