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Kids’ volleyball, flag football teams forming

Bethel Recreation is accepting registration for third through sixth-grade flag football and girls volleyball teams. The cost is $40 per child, and the deadline for registering is Sept. 1. Online…

Gridders girding for first kickoffs

High school football teams are one week into their pre-season practices for the 2012 campaign that sees its first action next week. Graham-Kapowsin, Eatonville and Bethel put on the pads…

Barbed or barbless hooks? That’s the question

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown When it comes to barbless fishing hooks, there seems to be two major chains of thoughts regarding their usage. One group of fishermen believes…

Work that body

A group of Eatonville High School student-athletes have spent the summer getting in shape with a trainer who saw fitness in a new light after having a baby. Twice a…

Time for fall sports again

Practice for the 2012 high school football season officially begins today. The Eatonville Cruisers are among the teams locally getting back on the gridiron. Eatonville will be in a new…

Spanaway Speedway was king of race scene

Spanaway Speedway was king of race scene

The death of Wanda Boness, the First Lady of auto racing in Pierce County, brings back memories of the motor sports track she owned with her husband, Dick, for 40-plus…

Waterfowl hunting season coming soon

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown With summer recreational activities in full swing, it is hard to imagine another waterfowl season is fast approaching – and, according to aerial surveys,…

They shoot blanks but aim to win

If becoming a dead-eye shooter while racing around on horseback sounds like your kind of fun, Western Washington Mounted Shooters promises to make it happen. The group is recruiting participants…

Do predators select only weak or crippled prey?

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown Of all the myths surrounding predators and predation, none is more persistent than the notion predators deliberately cull weak, crippled, or inferior animals from…

Library trustee dies after RAMROD mishap

The 152-mile RAMROD bicycle ride last Thursday was marred by a fatal accident for one of the riders. Steve Albers, 60, suffered a severe head injury when he apparently fell from…