Sports

Carly Stowell Foundation aims to make sports and music affordable in Kent

They dreamed big. But Chuck and Elena Stowell never imagined things would snowball quite like they have. Or in such magical fashion. The Kent couple lost their only daughter, Carly, on April 12, 2007 of an acute cardiac arrhythmia. Just days away from her 15th birthday, Carly collapsed in a North Carolina hotel room while at a tournament with her select AAU basketball team, the Emerald City Legends.

  • Jul 21, 2008
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Kentwood product Alison Fairchild lost more than a year of playing time after sustaining a major knee injury in May 2007. Though she’s not quite 100 percent and missed her entire senior season

Kentwood volleyball phenom Fairchild is back for one night only

A biting sense of humor pulled her through. Because during even the most difficult of times in what was supposed to be the finest volleyball season of her already strong prep career, Alison Fairchild always had that on which to fall back. Even when she couldn’t fall back on the one thing she once unknowingly counted on the most: her left knee.

  • Jul 18, 2008
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Kentwood product Alison Fairchild lost more than a year of playing time after sustaining a major knee injury in May 2007. Though she’s not quite 100 percent and missed her entire senior season

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
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Gary Densham

Densham, Racebricks Funny Car cope with small budget, find big success

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

  • Jul 17, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Gary Densham

Super Dixie takes Angie C. Stakes

She’s only 2, but Super Dixie already is making her mark at Emerald Downs.

  • Jul 15, 2008
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Jaguars fall to B.C. in Cornucopia Bowl, 43-6

It wasn’t what the King County Jaguars had in mind for the third annual Cornucopia Bowl.

  • Jul 15, 2008
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King County Jaguars head coach Mike Astley

King County Jags coach Astley kicks stereotype

Quarterbacks become head coaches. Linemen become head coaches. Kickers? They don’t usually become head coaches. Mike Astley would love nothing more than to give that stereotype the boot.

  • Jul 11, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
King County Jaguars head coach Mike Astley

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  • Jul 11, 2008
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KENTLAKE SUMMER CAMP

  • Jul 11, 2008
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Wasserman continues underdog streak with Governor’s Handicap win

Wasserman added the latest chapter to his remarkable story with a thrilling nose victory over Call On Carson in the $50,000 Governor’s Handicap on Sunday at Emerald Downs.

  • Jul 10, 2008
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Kentlake grad misses Olympic swimming qualification, 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
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Kent’s Jerry Schmidt will ride this Trek

Kent bicyclist with 150K miles total plans to do STP in one 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.

  • Jul 9, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Kent’s Jerry Schmidt will ride this Trek

Kent’s Bernard earns his first hydro victory

Jeff Bernard put Kent into the unlimited hydroplane winner’s circle on Sunday.

  • Jul 9, 2008
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Jags host B.C. in Cornucopia Bowl

Fresh off a 44-7 rout of the Kitsap County Bears in their season opener, the King County Jaguars will play host to the British Columbia Spartans in the annual Cornucopia Bowl minor league football on Saturday at French Field.

  • Jul 8, 2008
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Rich Marlow gets a high five after he had a clutch hit during Wednesday’s Kent Parks men’s softball playoffs. Marlow and half a dozen of his teammates grew up playing sports together in the area

Kent team’s time together spans decades, sports

They started out 20 years ago playing basketball together in a Kent Parks Department league. And they’re still playing. Then, they decided to form a softball team. And they’re still playing that in Kent, too. And guys such as Glenn Watkins, Rich Marlow and brothers Steve and Mike Redmond don’t see the end in sight.

  • Jul 7, 2008
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Rich Marlow gets a high five after he had a clutch hit during Wednesday’s Kent Parks men’s softball playoffs. Marlow and half a dozen of his teammates grew up playing sports together in the area
All-tournament player Craig Rainey

Northwest Warriors win regionals, qualify for the CABA World Series

The Northwest Warriors, a Kent-based team that draws players from Kent, Auburn and Enumclaw, has earned a trip to the Continental Amateur Baseball Association World Series.

  • Jul 3, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
All-tournament player Craig Rainey

REC CALENDAR

KENTLAKE SUMMER CAMP

  • Jul 3, 2008
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Wide receiver Karlene Clapp of Kent reaches to catch a pass during a Seattle Majestics practice last Thursday at French Field. As the state’s only all-women tackle football team

Seattle Majestics put a spin on male-dominated football

Campy Campolo doesn’t always have the best view of the football action. By design, someone’s often right in her way. Campolo – who just finished a community college automotives degree and played softball and tennis at Jefferson High School in Auburn – is a fullback. And an outside linebacker. And a woman.

  • Jul 2, 2008
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Wide receiver Karlene Clapp of Kent reaches to catch a pass during a Seattle Majestics practice last Thursday at French Field. As the state’s only all-women tackle football team

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  • Jul 1, 2008
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Jags rout Kitsap in opener, 44-7

Marcus Brooks scored two dramatic touchdowns – one on an interception return, the other on a kick return – and Tank Proctor also found the end zone twice as the King County Jaguars opened their minor league football season on Saturday with a 44-7 rout of the Kitsap County Bears at French Field.

  • Jul 1, 2008
  • BY Wire Service