Former Kennedy student and current University of Washington soccer player Ian Lange, #10, attacks the ball during Saturday’s game against Seattle Pacific.
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Jones, Lange play for Huskies
Mount Rainier High School graduate Darwin Jones and Kennedy graduate Ian Lange have earned their way onto the roster for the University of Washington men's soccer team.
Jones is a junior forward for the Huskies who stands at 5-foot, 10-inches and lives in Des Moines, while Lange is a 6-1 sophomore defender who lives in Federal Way but graduated from JFK in Burien.
Both played in Saturday's exhibition game against Seattle Pacific University.
Besagno with Seattle University
Kennedy graduate Julia Besagno is playing for the Seattle University women's soccer team this fall.
Besagno is a senior midfielder for the Redhawks who is 5-6 and lives in Maple Valley.
St. Martin's lures locals
St. Martin's University of Lacey has a women's soccer roster laden with Highline Times/Des Moines News area talent.
Two players hail from Mount Rainier High School in Des Moines in 5-3 sophomore defender/midfielder Chelsie Still and 5-6 junior midfielder/defender Clarissa Strayer.
Seattle Christian graduate Maddie Hibbard is a 5-3 sophomore forward for the Saints and Kailey Fuegmann is a 5-7 junior defender/midfielder who lives in Federal Way and graduated from Evergreen Lutheran.
Des Moines resident and Federal Way graduate Molly Campbell is a 5-8 senior defender.
Conger helps Angels sweep M's
Federal Way native Hank Conger caught for the Los Angeles Angels in Saturday and Sunday's games against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field.
Conger helped the Angels to a series sweep despite having a home run ball taken away by Endy Chavez of the M's on a catch over the fence Saturday.
Fair offers outdoor experience
Grab your gear and come explore all the great Northwest outdoors has to offer this year at the Washington State Fair, Sept. 6-22. Children of all ages can satisfy their curiosity by learning to fish, shoot archery, and explore trails.
The Northwest Outdoors exhibit brings together numerous Federal, state, local and non-profit agencies and organizations that showcase the range of outdoor activities offered in the Northwest. The Mt. Rainier to Commencement Bay model offers a look into the water supply. Conservation organizations will highlight ways to continue enjoying the Northwest outdoors, while representative from over 50 Christmas tree farms will be on hand. They will answer questions about tree growing practices and foresters will answer questions about forestry in our area.
Embrace the wild side of our state with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s bear exhibit and the Washington State Trapper’s Association’s display of animal pelts. Other participating organizations include the Puyallup Hatchery, Washington Native Plant Society, Tahoma Audubon Society, Pierce County Conservation District, and many more.
The exhibit provides the opportunity for children to get their hands dirty and have fun while learning every Friday through Sunday of the Fair. Kids are invited to touch specimens on a “Sensory Safari,” or cast a line in the fishing pond. They are even invited to strap on snowshoes and wander the straw track. Enjoying the seemingly endless amount of activities the Northwest Outdoors exhibit offers is free of charge with Fair gate admission, and a must-see feature.
The Northwest Outdoors offers a plethora of activities to keep busy, but also features ways to relax, including a display of bent Alder furniture. All that makes up the beauty of Washington state is featured in this exhibit, from exploration to downright serene sights.
The Washington State Fair is one of the biggest fairs in the world, and the largest in the Pacific Northwest. It started in 1900 in Puyallup, and welcomes over one million guests to the single largest attended event in the state. Star-studded entertainment, the PRCA Rodeo, rides, exhibits, food, flowers and animals are mainstays of the 17-day event in September. For more info about the Sept. 6-22, 2013 Washington State Fair, visit www.thefair.com, or text “FAIR” to 87767.
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