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Start of high school sports delayed again

Winter sports are scheduled to begin with practices on Feb. 1.

 

The Mercer Island boys basketball celebrates their 61-36 victory over Interlake in the 3A KingCo championship game on Feb. 11, 2020, at Sammamish High School. File photo

WIAA pushes back return to play for prep sports

Season 2 now begins Feb. 1 and seasons have been shortened to seven weeks each.

 

Kanaskat-Palmer State Park is one of several local parks you can visit for free on Nov. 11 and 27. Photo courtesy Washington State Parks

State Parks announces last two ‘free days’ for 2020

Nov. 11 and 27 will be the last time you can visit a state park for free.

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A new paved trail, provided by the city of Enumclaw, extends to a point just shy of the city limits. Here, a trail user and canine companion turn and head back toward Battersby Avenue. Photo by Kevin Hanson

Flat, smooth and short: two trails completed on Enumclaw’s north side

A quick tour of the new trail along Battersby Avenue.

A new paved trail, provided by the city of Enumclaw, extends to a point just shy of the city limits. Here, a trail user and canine companion turn and head back toward Battersby Avenue. Photo by Kevin Hanson
Margaret Petellin

Enumclaw’s Petellin takes swim talents to Luther College

As a Hornet, Petellin was a four-year letter winner in swimming and track and field.

Margaret Petellin
The Enumclaw pool won’t be filled for several months more, as extra repairs need to be done first.  Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Cold water thrown on pool’s grand-reopening

Plans to open the pool early November have been scrapped as more repairs appear necessary.

The Enumclaw pool won’t be filled for several months more, as extra repairs need to be done first.  Photo by Ray Miller-Still
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White River High taking nominations for Year 2 Hall of Fame inductees

Here’s what you need to know to nominate a sports legend from your time at WRHS.

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In this file photo from March 2020, the Federal Way High School boys basketball team reacts in the final minutes of the state quarterfinals game against Mt. Si High School. File photo

New guidelines released for return of prep sports in WA

The new plan places counties and sports in three-tier systems. No signs of a quicker return to play.

In this file photo from March 2020, the Federal Way High School boys basketball team reacts in the final minutes of the state quarterfinals game against Mt. Si High School. File photo
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Emerald Downs increases horse racing purses

Betting up 67% over last year

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The trailhead for Ranger Falls/Green Lake is clearly marked, three miles from the end of Carbon River Road; the trail to the falls is mostly uphill but provides great natural scenery; and, finally, the roaring falls is the ultimate payoff. Photos by Kevin Hanson

Ranger Falls: three easy miles, then it’s all uphill

This is the ninth in a series of articles about local hikes.

The trailhead for Ranger Falls/Green Lake is clearly marked, three miles from the end of Carbon River Road; the trail to the falls is mostly uphill but provides great natural scenery; and, finally, the roaring falls is the ultimate payoff. Photos by Kevin Hanson
Foothills Trail: a popular destination now, even more planned for future

Foothills Trail: a popular destination now, even more planned for future

This is the ninth in a series of articles about local hikes.

Foothills Trail: a popular destination now, even more planned for future
Green River Natural Area: some trails short and simple, others provide a test

Green River Natural Area: some trails short and simple, others provide a test

This is the eighth in a series of articles about local hikes.

Green River Natural Area: some trails short and simple, others provide a test
Nolte State Park: hike the trail, catch a fish or stretch out for a family picnic

Nolte State Park: hike the trail, catch a fish or stretch out for a family picnic

This is the seventh in a series of articles about local hikes.

Nolte State Park: hike the trail, catch a fish or stretch out for a family picnic
Mud Mountain Dam: Rim Trail remains popular, everything else closed for now

Mud Mountain Dam: Rim Trail remains popular, everything else closed for now

This is the sixth article in a series about local hikes.

Mud Mountain Dam: Rim Trail remains popular, everything else closed for now
Four more “free days” planned for state parks

Four more “free days” planned for state parks

The upcoming dates are Sept. 26, Oct. 10, Nov. 11, and Nov. 27.

Four more “free days” planned for state parks
Naches Peak Loop Trail: mountain lakes and stunning Rainier views

Naches Peak Loop Trail: mountain lakes and stunning Rainier views

This is the fifth article in a series about local hikes.

Naches Peak Loop Trail: mountain lakes and stunning Rainier views
Flaming Geyser State Park: wide open spaces for the family, trails offer solitude
Flaming Geyser State Park: wide open spaces for the family, trails offer solitude
Doctor IDs safety measures for youth team sports practices

Doctor IDs safety measures for youth team sports practices

Before practice begins, parents must understand COVID-19 protective protocols

Doctor IDs safety measures for youth team sports practices
Black Diamond Open Space: plenty of room for trail hikers, mountain bikers

Black Diamond Open Space: plenty of room for trail hikers, mountain bikers

This is the third in a series of articles about local hikes.

Black Diamond Open Space: plenty of room for trail hikers, mountain bikers
Old Mine Trail: a short-but-steep climb provides a vivid reminder of region’s mining history

Old Mine Trail: a short-but-steep climb provides a vivid reminder of region’s mining history

This is the second in a series of articles about local hikes.

Old Mine Trail: a short-but-steep climb provides a vivid reminder of region’s mining history