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Category: Video


Track: Updates from 4A, 3A bi-district meet at Mt. Tahoma

According to, seven of the eight fastest times in the 100 and nine of 10 fastest times in the 200 have been run by girls at the 4A bi-district meet. That makes for some loaded prelims.

I spoke with sprinters Sarah Hartwell of Bellarmine Prep and Federal Way’s Marjerae Gates and both said they viewed the bi-district meet for what it is, a state-qualifying meet. Sure, they’re racing to win, but they know all they need to do to advance to state is to place among the top eight to here.

The finals in the 4A girls 100 and 200 should be just as competitive, maybe more, than what we’ll see next week.

Here’s video of the first heat of the 4A girls 100-meter race, won by Curtis High School’s Kennadi Bouyer.

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ER soccer player Kailee Jensen featured on King-5

About four weeks ago, I wrote this story on Emerald Ridge soccer player Kailee Jensen. You might recognize her as the “soccer player with no arms.” She’s much more than that and many of you agree. I received a bunch of e-mails and voicemails about the story on Kailee. I even heard from one person who also has Holt-Oram Syndrome, which causes the short arms, and was able to put her in touch with the Jensens.

As a reporter, I’ve come across many touching stories. I can honestly say that Jensen’s is one of the most inspirational I’ve

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Big Games of Week 5 plus video highlights

Narrows League
Olympia (2-1, 3-1) at Lincoln (2-2, 2-2), 7 p.m. Friday
The lowdown:
Olympia is still stinging from a 10-6 loss last week to ninthh-ranked South Kitsap, so expect the Bears to come out firing on all cylinders. That’s bad news for the Abes. Olympia will give Lincoln a steady dose of RB Jordan Pine. But the Abes have a running back of their own who’s capable of turning around games. RB Jordan Russell is a threat to score a touchdown every time he touches the ball and can keep the Abes in any contest. If Lincoln’s defense can finagle some turnovers and force a punt every so often, the Abes will have a shot at the upset victory.
The News Tribune pick: The Abes will give Olympia a scare, but the Bears won’t lose a second consecutive game.
Olympia 35, Lincoln 20

Gig Harbor (2-2) vs. Peninsula (3-1), 7 p.m. today at Roy Anderson Field
The lowdown:
Throw records out the window when these two rivals meet for the 31st annual Fish Bowl. Gig Harbor has won the last two meetings, including a 33-0 victory last season, leaving Peninsula aching for some payback. Both teams have playmakers at quarterback. Peninsula’s J.R. Grosshans is a running and passing threat – he’s second in the SPSL 3A in total offense with 842 yards. His Gig Harbor counterpart, Barrett Schmidtke, has a strong arm and, at 220 pounds, is a bruising runner that can pound defenses.
The News Tribune pick: The Seahawks will end the Tides’ two-year winning streak in a closely contested Fish Bowl.
Peninsula 21, Gig Harbor 20

Click through for more previews, Bethel running back Anthony Meray’s highlight reel, and a column that that says Gonzaga Prep running back Bishop Sankey should not have to sit out this week’s game.

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