It’s Schumacher – again

Boeing, Microsoft, Starbuck’s, grunge rock, and the Space Needle got some fast company this past weekend. National Hot Rod Association headliner Tony Schumacher painted himself into the Puget Sound mural along with those local icons.

  • Jul 23, 2008

Elusive Horizon rises for Lottery Handicap triumph

Elusive Horizon hit the jackpot in Sunday’s $60,000 Washington’s Lottery Handicap at Emerald Downs.

  • Jul 21, 2008

Valley Mustangs split time between life, football

Justin McMath was ready to go. He’d put in the practice time, gotten to know his teammates and coaches, and was all pumped up for some minor league football action with the Valley Mustangs last year.

  • Jul 18, 2008



  • Jul 18, 2008

Auburn Acers win 10-under state softball title

The Acers, a 10-under girls fastpitch team based in Auburn, won the National Softball Association state champion for its age bracket recently in Pasco.

  • Jul 17, 2008

Funny Car driver Densham excited about NHRA Nationals in Kent

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. Densham, 61, drives the Racebricks-sponsored Funny Car and has come to this track and blistered its drag strip in various cars for more than 30 years.

  • Jul 16, 2008

Kost and his Olds: Still charging after all these years

It is a swift but short ride. Yet collectively, it is an enduring run of good times, nostalgic moments and high-performance finishes. For local drag racing pioneer Bill Kost, his reliable Oldsmobile is a part of history, a decorated career and family.

Super Dixie has a super day in Angie C. Stakes

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

  • Jul 14, 2008

Auburn man Storer goes from world-class cyclist to world-class photographer

Ron Storer decided to put the age-old theory to the test. Turns out the theory was right: Once you learn to ride a bike, you never forget. “I’ve gained quite a bit of weight. So I just changed out some wheels and said, ‘I’m going to start riding again,’” said Auburn native Storer, who made a name for himself at the national level during the 1980s by riding a bike better than most everyone else in the country.

  • Jul 11, 2008



  • Jul 11, 2008

Seattle-to-Portland is latest challenge for Auburn marathon runner

The marathon man has switched gears. Switched gear, too. A guy who used to get his athletic thrills on two feet, Steve Hamling now prefers two wheels. But his love for going long is the same. On Saturday, the 39-year-old Auburn man, who has done 30 marathons – including Boston and New York – will cover nearly eight times that distance, albeit on his bicycle.

  • Jul 9, 2008

Wasserman wins another close call, takes Governor’s Handicap

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 9, 2008

Auburn 12-year-old (girl) tears up quad machine racetrack

She often leaves the boys eating her dirt. Meet Brittany Schreiber, a fast and furious competitor on four wheels. “I got the need for speed,” said the quietly confident Auburn girl, a regional race champion who turns 12 today. “Yeah, I beat (the boys). “It’s kind of weird,” said Brittany, who will be a seventh-grader at Mt. Baker Middle School this fall. “The people I race against on the track are my friends. But on the track, it’s all business. We all want to beat each other.”

Kukors finishes 6th in 200-meter breaststroke

University of Washington sophomore Ariana Kukors finished sixth in the 200-meter breaststroke finals Friday evening in the 2008 U.S. Olympic Swim Trials at the Qwest… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2008

Saratoga Passage dead from colic

Saratoga Passage, the all-time leading Washington-Bred money-earner, has died from colic, co-owner Helen Beck said.Saratoga Passage, who was 23 when he died Saturday, earned $818,212… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2008



  • Jul 4, 2008

Tackling another hurdle

Campy Campolo doesn’t always have the best view of the football action. By design, someone’s often right in her way.

  • Jul 2, 2008

Auburn’s Kukors advances to 200-meter IM final

University of Washington sophomore Ariana Kukors advanced to the 200-meter individual medley final Tuesday at the 2008 U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Neb., posting… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2008