Kyle Jones remembers well the heyday of Auburn Riverside wrestling.
The Auburn Trojans held off the Auburn Riverside boys swimming and diving team on Thursday with a 90-86 score.
Ben Schwab was the winner of two events for the Trojans, capturing first in the 200-yard individual medley with a 2 minute, 34.08 second finish and first in the 100 butterfly with a 1:20.01.
Auburn beat district-rival Auburn Riverside in dual wrestling action this past Wednesday, 65-12.
The Trojans earned wins from 120-pound Drew Aplin, who beat Raven Evan Polkow with a pin at the 4-minute, 49-second mark, and from 126-pound Balteer Rana, who pinned Noah Afeto at 4:43.
The Pacific City Council voted unanimously Monday to pass the City’s 2015 budget of $28,707,889.
“It’s always a good sign that we have a balanced budget to move forward into 2015 and are actually meeting some of the requests and needs of the City,” Mayor Leanne Guier said.
Among the major expenditures of the 2015 budget – which totals about $550,000 less than the 2014 budget – is funding for a new police officer position and the replacement purchase of three new patrol cars for the Pacific Police Department at $50,000 each.
The Auburn Mountainview boys swimming and diving team upended South Puget Sound League 3A rival Peninsula Thursday at Peninsula High School in Gig Harbor.
Junior Owen Lempert and senior Luke Lavine led the way for the Lions, each capturing two individual first-places and contributing to the team’s relay wins.
Auburn’s Makayla Sonstelie is the South Puget Sound League 3A Offensive Most Valuable Player.
Sonstelie, a senior midfielder for the 6-10 Trojans, was also selected to the SPSL 3A All-League first team.
Auburn Riverside freshman Colby Tong was honored as the South Puget Sound League 3A Singles Player of the Year for his undefeated regular season and stellar play in the postseason.
After sweeping through the competition in the SPSL 3A regular season and snagging first in the league tournament, Tong qualified for the Washington State 3A Boys Tennis Championships – which will be May 29-30 at the Tri City Court Club and Kamiakin High School in Kennewick – with a third-place finish at the district tourney.
The South Puget Sound League 3A honored Auburn Mountainview junior Christian Rotter as the boys cross country Athlete of the Year this past week.
This year is the second consecutive year Rotter – who won the league and district titles and placed 26th at the state meet – has won the award.
Laura Givens never stops grieving the loss of her daughter. It’s been more than a year since a hit-and-run driver’s car struck and killed 23-year-old Rachel Givens as she crossed the East Valley Highway in Sumner.