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Coviello And Connell Help Keep Black Hills’ Bowling Team On Strike

  By Gail Wood If cheering were a sport, Black Hills High School’s bowling team would be champs. Throughout their practice, a roar of cheers burst out whenever a teammate rolls a strike or picks up a spare. They can’t contain their excitement. Whether it’s at practice or at a match, the cheers just keep […]

Griffin Drill Team Links Mom and Daughter

  By Gail Wood Three years ago, as Dayna Dayton fondly reflected on her fun experiences with her high school drill team at a reunion, an unexpected ambition surfaced. “I wanted my daughter to experience it,” Dayna said. And that’s how on every Tuesday and Thursday mornings for 90 minutes Griffin School’s gym is magically […]

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Olympia’s Logan Pine Shooting for Another Trip to State in Wrestling

  By Gail Wood As the old proverbs says, you can’t judge a book by its cover. And until you’ve read about Logan Pine’s accomplishments, until you’ve heard about what he’s done on a wrestling mat, you’d never guess who he is. His quick smile and friendly manner all say nice guy. But when a […]

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Nobody Does It Better Than Tumwater Basketball’s David Cooper

  By Gail Wood Attached to David Cooper’s achievement – he is Tumwater High School’s all-time leading scorer in basketball – is an assumption. To score more points than anyone in the history of the 55-year-old school, he must be a gunner, a ball hog armed with a shooter’s mentality. But, his coach, Thomas Rowswell, […]

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Saint Martin’s University Buzzing About Televised Basketball Games

  By Gail Wood Michael Ostlund and Tim Healy are followers of the old “play them one game at a time” cliché. But their Feb. 11 game against Western Oregon is one that both Saint Martin’s University coaches have circled on the calendar. On this date, the Saints play a doubleheader at home in the […]

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Timberline’s Kourtney Belarde Focused on 4th Return to State Gymnastics Meet

  By Gail Wood It’s not that Kourtney Belarde isn’t ambitious. The Timberline High School senior is an A student, she’s in her second year of the Running Start program at South Puget Sound Community College, and she works at Brewery City Pizza a couple of days a week. Oh yeah, she’s also hoping to make […]

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Cooper Wilson Gets His Start in Baseball with Capitol Little League

  By Gail Wood No matter where Cooper Wilson has gone in his life, he’s always had this attraction to baseball. When he was 8 years old growing up in Tumwater, he was playing soccer, fulfilling his mom’s request. But he had his mind on grounders and singles, watching kids play on an adjoining baseball […]

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12 Reasons + 12 Months of 5ks to Keep Olympia Runners Motivated in 2015

  By Anne Larsen I love 5ks! Really, I do. The first race I ever did was a 5k. It was slow and painful and I walked funny for days afterwards, but I did it. After that 5k I signed up for any race I could come across to keep me motivated. I drove to […]

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Run Together – Olympia Running Groups Help You Meet Your 2015 Goals

  By Anne Larsen Let’s get ready to run together, again. I’ve taken a break from running and writing, but the two things I love are coming back together for this article. Let’s start with a chat about local running groups. Running groups are where it’s at, and they are starting up in full-force again […]

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Brandell Evans Hoping to Make History at Timberline High School

  By Gail Wood As a three-year starter, Brandell Evans hopes to do something no one has ever done at Timberline High School. Evans, a 6-foot-1 senior point guard, wants to reach the state basketball tournament for the third straight year. “That’s a goal,” Evans said. “That’s special to me, honestly. I want to make […]

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