Sports

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

Northwest Broadcast Calendar | July 9

A look at sports action on Northwest airwaves, starting July 9.

  • Jul 10, 2008

Kentlake grad falls short at Olympic swimming trials, but sets personal best

Sarah Stockwell fell short of one goal, but easily achieved another one during the United States Olympic swim trials last week in Omaha, Neb.

  • Jul 10, 2008
Jerry Schmidt has ridden roughly 150

Seattle-to-Portland participant, 71, plans to finish race in a day

It was one of those moments everyone has. That moment when an idea clicks, the mental light globe goes on, and you hear yourself saying, “Now why didn’t I think of that before?” For Kent’s Jerry Schmidt, it might not have been precisely that way back in 1983. But it sure was close. The then-46-year-old Schmidt was getting up and going for a run in the early-morning darkness. That was his daily exercise before heading off to work at Boeing’s Plant 2 in South Seattle.

  • Jul 10, 2008
Jerry Schmidt has ridden roughly 150

Kentwood star leads volleyball team in Dallas tourney

Lauren Campbell delivered the look.

Wide receiver Karlene Clapp reaches to catch a pass during a Seattle Majestics practice at French Field. As the state’s only all-women tackle football team

Tackling another hurdle

Campy Campolo doesn’t always have the best view of the football action. By design, someone’s often right in her way.

  • Jul 7, 2008
Wide receiver Karlene Clapp reaches to catch a pass during a Seattle Majestics practice at French Field. As the state’s only all-women tackle football team
The Maple Valley Bulldogs
The Maple Valley Bulldogs

KL baseball camp offered

The second annual Kentlake Baseball Summer Camp is being offered for kids between the ages of 7 and 12 and will be held from July 25-27. Kids between age 7 and 9 will work out from 9 a.m. until noon. Kids between 10 and 12 will work out from 1 to 4 p.m.

  • Jul 4, 2008

ON DECK

TODAY

  • Jul 4, 2008
Portland University’s Danny Meier

Houston Astros send Tahoma grad to Tri-Cities affiliate

Work ethic and desire have never been a problem for Danny Meier. The issue with him was size – the thing that college and professional baseball scouts long for when assessing a kid’s future potential. And when Meier graduated from Tahoma High in 2004 – all 6 feet and roughly 170 pounds of him — it was something he lacked. So much, in fact, that few schools, other than a couple local community colleges, even gave him a second look.

Portland University’s Danny Meier

ON THE SIDE

ON THE SIDE

  • Jul 1, 2008
Sarah Stockwell

Kentlake grad, Hoosier swimmer heads to Olympic trials

There was a time about a year ago when Sarah Stockwell’s relationship with her lifelong love was … well, a bit on the rocks. Suffice to say that she and swimming were still on speaking terms. But for a while, they weren’t exactly best friends.

  • Jun 30, 2008
Sarah Stockwell
After disappointment on draft day when he didn’t get a phone call

Taking advantage of opportunity

He took a flight down to Florida a couple weeks ago.

After disappointment on draft day when he didn’t get a phone call
Kentlake girls basketball coach Scott Simmons has made a practice out of giving back to the community. On June 27 and 28 at Tahoma Junior High

Kentlake girls hoops coach to lead Relay for Life team

Scott Simmons has lost a pair of uncles to cancer. His dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer a little more than a year ago, but is doing better each and every day. To say Simmons has had his eyes opened by the disease is an understatement. Simmons will be leading a team in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Covington, Maple Valley and Black Diamond this Friday and Saturday at Tahoma Junior High.

Kentlake girls basketball coach Scott Simmons has made a practice out of giving back to the community. On June 27 and 28 at Tahoma Junior High

RECREATION CALENDAR

BASEBALL

  • Jun 20, 2008