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Braves, Eagles in state Mat Classic; Klein and Bearss regional champs

Three Bethel Braves finished first or second, and Graham-Kapowsin’s Tyler Klein was tops at his weight in the 4A Region III high school wrestling tournament last Saturday. They’ll be among…

Fistball: Most fun sport you’ve never heard of

Fistball: Most fun sport you’ve never heard of

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch What is fistball? Paul Schaefer has heard the question a lot. And in his capacity as president and coach of the Eatonville Fistball Club, the…

Alumni game Saturday at Eatonville High

Eatonville High School’s first men’s alumni basketball game will be played this Saturday at 6 p.m. at the school. Mark Swartout, who is coach of the school’s varsity boys basketball…

Park admission free for Presidents Day weekend

Visitors to Mount Rainier National Park will be admitted to the park free during the three-day Presidents Day holiday weekend Feb. 15-17. More waivers of normal admission fees are scheduled…

Regionals next for wrestlers

Wrestlers from Bethel, Eatonville and Graham-Kapowsin will compete this weekend in the high school regional wrestling tournaments, the next step to possible berths in the state championships. Bethel won the…

Smelt fishery is a big question mark

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown When the Southern District Population Segment eulachon were federally listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in May 2010, many fishermen believed…

All-State soccer honors for Cruisers

All-State soccer honors for Cruisers

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Eatonville High School’s memorable 2013 girls soccer season has been given even more luster with all-state recognition for three Cruisers. For the second year in…

Basketball clinic for first/sixth-grade girls

Girls in first through sixth grade can get some basketball instruction from members of Eatonville High School’s girls team during a youth basketball clinic Feb. 17. The clinic is scheduled…

Mountain and park ‘renamed’ for Seahawks and fans

Winning a Super Bowl is a mountainous accomplishment. The Seattle Seahawks went even further by having a famous mountain renamed in their honor. The state Senate unanimously voted last Friday…

Northwest Trek euthanizes second black bear

Northwest Trek euthanizes second black bear

A 23-year-old black bear that had been in declining health for months was euthanized Jan. 16 at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. Officials at the wildlife park near Eatonville said the…