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Archives: July 2013

July
16th

South Sound gets star power for annual wrestling camp with charitable Robles

Arizona is home for Anthony Robles, who turns 25 on Saturday. He was born there – without a right leg – in Mesa. He won an NCAA Division I wrestling title at the hometown university – Arizona State. And he recently bought his own house there.

And he’s now become one of the colorful and eloquent personalities of the sport. After releasing his biography “Unstoppable” last September, he has made more than 70 speaking engagements and book-tour trips all over the country, and into Canada and Mexico. He also serves as a wrestling commentator for ESPN.

But something about Orting

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July
15th

TAC’s ‘Celebrity Classic’ opens today at Highlands Golf Course

The Tacoma Athletic Commission is putting on its first “Celebrity Classic” golf tournament today to raise money for youth sports in Pierce County.

Fifty-four golfers will be grouped with nine local celebrities for a nine-hole scramble at Highlands Golf Course starting at 1 p.m.

Some of the celebrities:

* Jon Kitna, former Central Washington University and Seattle Seahawks quarterback who is now the coach at Lincoln High School.

* Dane Looker, former UW and St. Louis Rams receiver who is now the receivers’ coach at Pacific Lutheran.

* Bob Houbregs, former UW All-American basketball player who set 10 school scoring

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July
8th

Dorsey gives Washington the thumbs up, commits to Huskies’ basketball team

By Meg Wochnick

From the first day of Donaven Dorsey’s basketball recruiting chronicle that dates back to his early high school years at Timberline, the Washington Huskies sought after the Blazers’ highlight-real guard.

Coach Lorenzo Romar also was visible at many of Timberline’s games last winter, eyeing on arguably one of the state’s must-have recruits for the Class of 2014.

Both were big factors for the-now 6-foot-7 senior-to-be’s commitment to the hometown Huskies.

Late Monday afternoon, Dorsey, a combo guard who has grown into a small forward stature, gave a verbal commitment to play for UW, choosing the program

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