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UPDATE: Wednesday’s Family Fun Run postponed due to poor air quality

UPDATE: Wednesday’s Family Fun Run postponed due to poor air quality

UPDATE: Wednesday’s ‘Family Fun Run’ has been postponed due to poor air quality. It was scheduled to run from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at Town Square Park, but will be rescheduled for September... [Read more]

SPORTS: Local baseball player declines opportunity to play pro baseball

SPORTS: Local baseball player declines opportunity to play pro baseball

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following Sports story is sponsored by the Kenner Dental Group: By Luke Olson Sports Editor Kody Darcy of Kentridge High School was recently selected in the 39th round by the... [Read more]

The air is so unhealthy, school sports practices were moved indoors today

The air is so unhealthy, school sports practices were moved indoors today

The air is so smoky and unhealthy today (Monday, Aug. 20), that Highline Public Schools moved all high school athletic practices indoor for the day. Here’s an email sent out by the district: Dear... [Read more]

Family Fun Run coming to Town Square Park Wednesday, Aug. 22

Family Fun Run coming to Town Square Park Wednesday, Aug. 22

Another FREE ‘Family Fun Run’ will be held at Town Square Park on Wednesday, Aug. 22, from 5:30 – 8 p.m. Get ready because the 60 minute dash starts at 6:30 p.m. when the map of local businesses... [Read more]

REMINDER: Obliteride riders will bike through Burien this Saturday, Aug. 11

REMINDER: Obliteride riders will bike through Burien this Saturday, Aug. 11

Photo courtesy Maureen Hoffmann REMINDER: Nearly 2,500 Fred Hutch Obliterideriders will pedal through the Burien area this Saturday, Aug. 11, raising funds to help obliterate cancer. Riders are expected... [Read more]

Oregon knocks out West Seattle in Little League semi-finals to end season

Oregon knocks out West Seattle in Little League semi-finals to end season

Photo courtesy Jamie Trigg. By Luke Olson Sports Editor The West Seattle Little Leaguers are headed home– and they better be prepared to soak in all the praise and achievement from quite a historic... [Read more]

Backs against the wall, West Seattle beats Alaska, 11-2 to advance in World Series

Backs against the wall, West Seattle beats Alaska, 11-2 to advance in World Series

By Luke Olson Sports Editor This time around, the first inning was in favor of the West Seattle Little Leaguers. After surrendering 11 straight runs in the first inning against Idaho two days prior, West... [Read more]

Counterforce Taekwondo students are state champions in their divisions

Counterforce Taekwondo students are state champions in their divisions

Three students from Burien’s Counterforce Taekwondo – Justin, 8, Angelina, 9 and Jason 10 – are state champions in their respective age divisions: Justin placed third out of 39 competitions. Angelina... [Read more]

West Seattle can’t recover after Idaho’s catastrophic 11-run first inning

West Seattle can’t recover after Idaho’s catastrophic 11-run first inning

By Luke Olson Sports Editor It was not the start the West Seattle Little League All-Stars were expecting in the first inning of the first round of regionals against Idaho. After Miles Gosztola’s struck... [Read more]

Highline Bears & Seattle Southside Chamber’s Night at Ballpark is Aug. 11

Highline Bears & Seattle Southside Chamber’s Night at Ballpark is Aug. 11

Come watch our very own Highline Bears take on the Gresham Greywolves at Mel Olson Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 11! The Seattle Southside Chamber and the Highline Bears invite all to join them at this family... [Read more]

Several local Swim Meets coming up

Several local Swim Meets coming up

By Luke Olson Sports Editor The hot weather means the tarps are taken off the pools and kids are ready to dive in. Normandy Park Swim Club (NPSC) and Olympic View (OV) recently wrapped up their regular... [Read more]

Annual Burien Public Art ‘Walk-n-Talk’ will be Sunday, Aug. 5

Annual Burien Public Art ‘Walk-n-Talk’ will be Sunday, Aug. 5

From our friends at WABI Burien: “Helios Pavilion”, by James Harrison, 2009 “Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees.” – Marcel Proust “There is a Whale... [Read more]

Bowling fundraiser for Burien Pride LGBTQ College Scholarship Fund Aug. 25

Bowling fundraiser for Burien Pride LGBTQ College Scholarship Fund Aug. 25

The Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority – along with the City of Tukwila, ACME Bowling and Orion Entertainment – will be sponsoring ‘The Queen Pin Bowling Classic,’ a fundraiser... [Read more]

Fred Hutch Obliteride bike riders will spin through Burien on Saturday, Aug. 11

Fred Hutch Obliteride bike riders will spin through Burien on Saturday, Aug. 11

Photos courtesy Fred Hutch Obliteride Nearly 2,500 Fred Hutch Obliterideriders will pedal through Puget Sound communities – including Burien – on Saturday, Aug. 11, raising funds to help obliterate... [Read more]

Please welcome Luke Olson as our new Sports Editor!

Please welcome Luke Olson as our new Sports Editor!

Luke Olson, a recent graduate from the Journalism program at Pacific University (Forest Grove, OR), has stepped in as the new Sports Editor – our first ever – for South King Media.  Growing up in... [Read more]

Highline Bears bats can’t keep up with Everett Merchants, falling 7-4

Highline Bears bats can’t keep up with Everett Merchants, falling 7-4

By Luke Olson No doubt, any delay in the game can throw off a player’s rhythm – especially for a pitcher. And when Nolan Smith of the Everett Merchants slid into third base on a base hit to right... [Read more]

Pitching duel out as Highline Bears fall to Seattle Studs, 1-0

Pitching duel out as Highline Bears fall to Seattle Studs, 1-0

By Luke Olson After Sam Hellinger of the Seattle Studs struck out his eighth batter in the bottom of the third—the Highline Bears could sense the kind of night they were going to endure. But, Hellinger... [Read more]

Highline Bears use long ball to surge past Laces, 11-4

Highline Bears use long ball to surge past Laces, 11-4

By Luke Olson Homeruns have been long overdue for the Highline Bears. In fact, they had not hit one at Mel Olsen stadium all season until Saturday night against the Laces Baseball Club. And they did it... [Read more]

Highline Bears get bitten by Kent Bulldogs Saturday night

Highline Bears get bitten by Kent Bulldogs Saturday night

By Luke Olson Things were rolling quite smoothly for starting pitcher Colin Cortez until a fifth inning debacle that began with a one-out homer by the Kent Bulldogs. That homerun started a seven-run rally... [Read more]

Seattle Storm’s FREE Community Practice will be Thursday, July 12 in SeaTac

Seattle Storm’s FREE Community Practice will be Thursday, July 12 in SeaTac

The Seattle Storm’s Kaiser Permanente Community Practice will be Thursday, July 12 at the Seattle Christian School in SeaTac. The event, which takes place from 6-8 p.m., is FREE and open to the public.... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Special Olympics Torch Run lights up Burien

PHOTOS: Special Olympics Torch Run lights up Burien

Last Saturday, June 30, the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run cruised through Burien, holding a rally, meeting local officials, with athletes proudly running with a torch through the streets while... [Read more]

Special Olympics ‘Torch Stop’ will be at Burien Town Square this Saturday

Special Olympics ‘Torch Stop’ will be at Burien Town Square this Saturday

This Saturday, June 30, Burien Town Square will serve as a Torch Run Stop for the @SpecialOlympics, which is in Seattle this year. This is part of the Law Enforcement Torch Light Run, which kicks off the... [Read more]

Walk-n-Talk along Burien’s nature-rich Indian Trail this Sunday, July 1

Walk-n-Talk along Burien’s nature-rich Indian Trail this Sunday, July 1

From our friends at WABI Burien: One of Burien’s outdoor gems is the “Indian Trail,” which winds high above the shoreline strip of SW 172nd Street – the “Sunrise Trail” –  and then,... [Read more]

Former Fire Chief Russ Pritchard brings baseball back to the community

Former Fire Chief Russ Pritchard brings baseball back to the community

By Payton Dineen For the past three years, Mel Olson Stadium in White Center has been the home of the Highline Bears summer collegiate baseball team. Every summer since 2015, upwards of 600 fans have... [Read more]