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Maurus sets new American youth records in weightlifting

Harrison Maurus' classmates at Auburn Riverside High School had nary a clue about the power lurking in the 171-pound sophomore's average-looking frame.

Finding the fountain of youth in music

Once upon a time a Spanish explorer named Juan Ponce de León spent a great deal of time searching what is now Florida for the fabled Fountain of Youth.

Rising Shattered Sun to rock Mayhem Festival | Preview

Life moves fast sometimes. That adage holds especially true for the guys in Shattered Sun, one of the bands that roars into the White River Amphitheatre on Tuesday as part of the annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, headlined this year by Slayer and King Diamond.

Simons prepares for Crossfit world games

Now that two of this season's three major Crossfit competitions are in the bag, all that's left for Kevin Simons is the big one: the 2015 Crossfit World Championships that start on July 22 in Southern California.

Auburn Valley YMCA celebrates Latino Cultural Night

Most people know the Auburn Valley YMCA as a place to go to get a work out in, to participate in an exercise class, play some hoops, take a dip in the pool. But for many, the Y is so much more than that: it's a community gathering point, a central hub where you can take a class or plug into as a learning resource.

Pacific settles final lawsuit from Sun days

It was the last employee lawsuit lingering from the controversial reign of former mayor Cy Sun. And on Monday, the City of Pacific officially laid its bones to rest.

Going the extra mile: Auburn Riverside grad shines on the run – and at many things

Dax Tate is one busy guy. A mere glance at the recent Auburn Riverside graduate's college entrance resume is enough to make your standard overachiever look as lazy as a sloth.

Tampa Bay selects Lions ace Marsden in MLB draft

On the mound, Justin Marsden is a bit of a late bloomer. Although the Auburn Mountainview graduate has spent the greater part of his 18 years playing ball, starting with the Auburn Little League at the tender age of four, it wasn't until the last couple of years that his true ability as a right-handed pitcher blossomed.

Lions overcome adversity at state 3A championships

After winning the West Central District title the week prior, Auburn Mountainview coach Joel MacDougall had big things in mind for his boys at the state 3A track and field meet. MacDougall had nothing but praise for his athletes after their solid showing at state. The Lions picked up 13 points to finish tied for 22nd at Mount Tahoma Stadium in Tacoma.

Auburn Mountainview’s season ends in state 3A quarterfinals | Prep baseball playoffs

Top-ranked Auburn Mountainview's season came to end with a 7-4 loss to Shorewood in a state 3A baseball quarterfinal playoff Saturday at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue.

Ravens’ Williams soars to a pair of sub-district titles | Prep track

Auburn Riverside senior Brittni Williams captured the long and triple jumps at the South Puget Sound League/Seamount League 3A sub-district track and field meet at Sunset Chev Stadium in Sumner this past weekend.

Auburn Mountainview boys snag No. 5 seed, berth to 3A state playoffs | Soccer

The Auburn Mountainview boys soccer team earned the No. 5 seed into the state playoffs with a 3-1 win over South Puget Sound League rival Sumner on Saturday in a West Central District III/Southwest District 4 tournament loser-out game.

Auburn Mountainview, Auburn Riverside punch tickets to state 3A tourney | Baseball

Top-ranked Auburn Mountainview had no answer for Central Kitsap hurler Griffin McCormick, falling 2-0 to the Cougars for the 3A West Central District III/Southwest District 4 tournament title Saturday.

Three Auburn Riverside girls make Nisqually All-Conference squad | Girls lacrosse

Auburn Riverside's Kari Barber, Madison Lancaster and Payton Dunne were all selected by the Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association (WSLA) to the Nisqually All-Conference squad. The selection is the third for Barber, a junior attacker who led the Ravens with 34 goals and 13 assists.

Auburn Riverside, Auburn Mountainview ready for showdown | Baseball

The Auburn Mountainview and Auburn Riverside are headed for a semifinal showdown this Saturday in the West Central District III/Southwest District 4 3A Baseball tournament.

Muckleshoot Casino turns 20

The Muckleshoot Casino celebrated its 20th anniversary on Tuesday, commemorating the occasion with events for dignitaries and guests.

Lions eager for SPSL 3A tennis title

Before each match, the Auburn Mountainview girls tennis program picks an inspirational quote to spur the players on as they battle to a South Puget Sound League 3A title.

Volunteers spruce up Pacific

City of Pacific volunteers chipped in last weekend, donating labor and a Saturday to help clean up their community in honor of Earth Day.

Algona police officer resigns amid theft charges, investigation

The Algona police officer under investigation for allegedly stealing from a multi-city Police Explorer program for youth has resigned from the department.

Bricks and Wheels: Lego-stocked shop brings in families, and collectors

Two sorts of Lego builders stalk this world. Aaron Fike, owner of Bricks and Wheels, a Kent store specializing in second-hand Legos, caters to both.