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Rainiers baseball: at Sacramento RiverCats, 7:05 p.m. (KHHO 850 AM). Seahawks preseason football: vs. Chicago Bears, Qwest Field, 6 p.m. (KONG, KIRO 710 AM).

  • Aug 15, 2008
Washington State defensive end Kevin Kooyman (93) brings down a UCLA ballcarrier during a game last season. Kooyman

WSU’s Kevin Kooyman looks to rebound from injury | College Football

Frustration has melted into determination for Kevin Kooyman. Walking the Washington State University football sidelines wondering what could have been – or what likely should have been – can do that to a guy who possesses an inner drive nearly as big as he is.

Washington State defensive end Kevin Kooyman (93) brings down a UCLA ballcarrier during a game last season. Kooyman
Robleh Ahmed won the 8-9 year-old division of Maple Valley’s Punt
Robleh Ahmed won the 8-9 year-old division of Maple Valley’s Punt

KW golfer repeats as PNGA junior champion Li continues torrid pace

Another week, another golf title.

  • Aug 12, 2008
Grimaces turn to grins as Amy Weimar of Renton

Exercise through competition

In the workaday world, Ruta Biteman has done some heavy lifting as a caterer. Amy Weimar is all about precision with her various instruments as a dental hygienist. And Jaclynn Moergeli does double-duty, dealing the cards at an area casino while working toward her masters degree in counseling.

  • Aug 8, 2008
Grimaces turn to grins as Amy Weimar of Renton
The Maple Valley Bulldogs

Nice season

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  • Aug 8, 2008
The Maple Valley Bulldogs

Controversial waves in Chevy Cup

For Auburn’s Dave Villwock, it was the right place, the right time – and the right speed.

  • Aug 5, 2008
The Maple Valley-based U-50 Miss Albert Lee/Spirit of the Navy (left)
The Maple Valley-based U-50 Miss Albert Lee/Spirit of the Navy (left)

KYSA teams savor the experience from Virginia

Malia Arrant and Jimmy Dunn agreed that the results weren’t exactly what they wanted.

  • Aug 5, 2008

This time, it all goes right for Li

There were no scorecard glitches this time.

Black Diamond’s Toby Mollett takes off-road route to success

Name a city in the U.S. or abroad and, chances are, Toby Mollett probably has been there at some point.

  • Aug 1, 2008

Different perspectives, same goal for local hydroplane drivers

Jeff Bernard will be happy to take any spot in the finals – as long as it’s not fifth place.

  • Aug 1, 2008

Carly Stowell Foundation brings sports, music to Kent area

They dreamed big. But Chuck and Elena Stowell never imagined things would snowball quite like they have. Or in such magical fashion. The couple’s only daughter, Carly, a Kentlake High School student-athlete, died on April 12, 2007 of an acute cardiac arrhythmia.

Tony Schumacher and his U.S. Army dragster dominated Sunday’s Schucks Auto Supply Nationals at Pacific Raceways. Schumacher made his ninth final in 14 events this season

Schumacher takes top spot at Schuck’s Auto Supply Nationals

Boeing, Microsoft, Starbucks, grunge rock, and the Space Needle got some fast company this past weekend. National Hot Rod Association headliner Tony Schumacher painted himself into the Puget Sound mural along with those local icons.

  • Jul 31, 2008
Tony Schumacher and his U.S. Army dragster dominated Sunday’s Schucks Auto Supply Nationals at Pacific Raceways. Schumacher made his ninth final in 14 events this season
Jordan Kiga

Kent Youth Soccer Teams head to Virginia for National Cup

Malia Arrant was in Colorado with her Dosveedanya girls soccer team when the phone call came: Would her squad like to fill a suddenly-open spot in the U.S. Club Soccer regional tournament?

  • Jul 31, 2008
Jordan Kiga

Kentwood’s Li snags golf crown

Rui Li, who stars for the Kentwood High golf team, won the girls 16-17 age division with a 1-under-par 71 in the final Washington Junior Golf Association District Six sub-district tournament last Monday at Lipoma Firs Golf Course in Puyallup.

  • Jul 19, 2008
Maple Valley’s Grant Higa

Maple Valley Strongman Grant Higa draws strength from family

To those standing in his corner, Grant Higa is larger than life. The Maple Valley native and professional strongman is only 5-foot-8 in a field of towering competitors. But Higa isn’t fazed by the opposition — as long as his family joins him on the sidelines. “The best feeling in the world is hearing my wife and daughter cheering me on. It’s the greatest,” said Higa, who competes in the heavyweight division.

  • Jul 18, 2008
Maple Valley’s Grant Higa

NHRA Northwest Nationals details revealed

• EVENT: 21st Annual Schuck’s Auto Supply NHRA Nationals, the 14th of 23 events on the NHRA Powerade Drag Racing Series.

  • Jul 17, 2008
Gary Densham

Funny Car driver Densham excited about NHRA Nationals in Kent

Gary Densham says one of the three biggest days of the year in the Northwest – along with Seafair weekend – is when the NHRA comes to Pacific Raceways.

  • Jul 17, 2008
Gary Densham

Kentwood’s Hagen a winner in state junior sub-district

Kent Hagen, a golf standout at Kentwood High School, and Lauren Sewell, who stars for Kentridge, won their respective 16-17 age divisions of last week’s Washington Junior Golf Association District 6 sub-district tournament at Auburn Golf Course.

  • Jul 16, 2008