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Renton schools to need 42 additional classrooms in near future Enrollment report shows rapid growth, need for space in next three years By TRACEY COMPTON

Experiencing a rapid period of growth locally and statewide, the Renton School District is projected to need 42 new classrooms in the next two-and-a-half to three years, a district committee found. The Enrollment Review Committee, led by Chairperson Louis Pappas, presented the findings at a district school board meeting Feb. 12. “Forty-two new classrooms represents the equivalent

of two new elementary schools, under normal enrollment growth circumstances it is a five- to seven-year process to justify the expense for new buildings and then convince our taxpayers to fund them,” said Lynn Desmarais, board president via email. “Two to three years is a timeline I don’t think we’ve seen since the 1960s during a period of rapid growth. “But keep in mind,” she added, “this is a statewide issue, unlike the local expansion of Boeing back then, and each district’s approach will depend on the number and condition of buildings they have available.” It was the task of the 25-person review committee to review enrollment projections, building capacity and analyze portable classroom needs for the 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016 school years. They were also tasked with reviewing

last year’s middle-school boundaries and considering the potential impact on school facilities due to the McCleary decision and district-wide enrollment growth. The McCleary decision refers to the 2012 State Supreme Court decision that ruled Washington state is not amply funding basic education under the state Constitution. The specifics and guidelines as to how that will happened aren’t know yet, but district officials warn the effect could be significant. “We’ve got to be creative and we’ve got to plan; the clock is ticking,” said Pappas. Renton’s annual growth rate is 1.5 percent annually, which amounts to about 210 to 220 kids a year. Pappas called the steady growth rate fortunate, but called out the

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98-home development would be built on ‘pseudo park’ used by residents By Brian Beckley

Helen Pacheco and Lucky walk along one of the unofficial walking trails that criss-cross the Tiffany Park neighborhood but are threatened by a potential housing development. Brian Beckley, Renton Reporter week. Located near Tiffany Park Elementary School in the Benson Hill Neighborhood and formerly owned by the Renton School District and bordered on two sides by a pair of pipelines, the tract of land is a spot of green in the neighborhood, but a November application from Henley Homes to build a new housing development is currently working its way through the city and neighbors are fighting to keep it from being turned into homes. “The community has several concerns,” said City of Renton Senior Planner Rocale Timmons. According to Timmons, a recent neigh-

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borhood meeting about the proposal drew a large number of comments from the community, with many residents concerned about an increase in traffic in their neighborhood as well as the proposal’s call to clear approximately 1,300 trees from a property that Timmons said residents use as a “pseudo park.” “All those trees would come down,” she said, adding that the Benson Hill area lacks in parks, according to the Benson Hill Community Plan. “It’s a travesty to lose these woods,” said Renate Beedon, a Tiffany Park resident [ more houses page 4 ]

Renton High School’s newsmagazine, Arrow, was recently honored with a national diversity award. This spring, the Journalism Education Association will honor Renton High with its Diversity Award on April 13 at the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention in San Diego. Renton’s newsmagazine staff is being honored for promoting diversity in the scholastic media arena and taking steps to break down walls of misunderstanding and ignorance in their issue “Perfect Language.” Student editor Vanessa Abenojar and Ksenia Ivanova, student managing editor, have been credited with using the newsmagazine to share the stories of English Language Learners, or ELL students, at the school. Arrow staff interviewed ELL students and their stories appeared in print and on CD, through a project with KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio. Renton High School’s student body reflects an ethnic, racial and reli[ more award page 10 ]



Every day Helen Pacheco takes to the informal trail system that runs throughout her neighborhood to get a little fresh air and some exercise. With her golden retriever Lucky or with her daughter, Pacheco estimates that she walks about six miles each day, starting from her Ponderosa Estates home and wandering through the large patch of green space that sits in the center of her neighborhood. But the trails on which Pacheco and hundreds of her neighbors walk every day are not part of the formal, city trails and parks system and the 21-acre piece of land has been sold and is set to host up to 98 homes in the near future, if developers have their way. “It’s a crying shame,” Pacheco said this

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King County Sheriff’s Detectives are investigating a suspicious death that occurred this week near Lake Desire. According to a press release from the King County Sheriff’s Office, just after 10:30 p.m. Monday, deputies responded to a house in the 17800 block of Lake Desire Drive Southeast to a report of a man not breathing. When deputies arrived they found a 27-year-old man who appeared to be deceased. Medics arrived and pronounced the man dead at the scene. Detectives said the death appears suspicious and will treat the case as a homicide investigation. Detectives did not provide any of details of why they believe the death was suspicious

Dancer outshines illness to compete on top stage By TRACEY COMPTON

A Renton ballet dancer has overcome health challenges to compete for the third time in the prestigious Youth America Grand Prix Finals in New York this April. Even though Jamie Castillo, 11, has been to the competition twice before, she’s still excited about the opportunity to perform for some of the best ballet directors and teachers in the world. “I wouldn’t say I’m a pro, but I would say I’m comfortable with it,” she said in a recent phone interview. “I’m not freaking out before I go on stage.” Jamie has been dancing with the Emerald Ballet Theatre for the past six years and has twice placed in the top 12 of the Youth

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America Grand Prix. This year she finished in both the top 12 of the pre-competitive classical category and the pre-competitive contemporary division. In April she will perform Emerald Ballet Theatre’s “Lezginka,” as coached by Artistic Director Roman Zinovyev in New York. “It’s a great experience. You get lots of info from other teachers; it’s an expe-

rience of a lifetime,” Jamie said. “So I’m just really excited.” It’s also an amazing feat considering what she’s had to endure to get to where she is today. When Jamie was four years old, she came down with self-healing juvenile cutaneous mucinosis. It’s a skin condition that is characterized by skin lesions and forms of arthritis. It’s also extremely rare. Jamie’s mother Angelique said her daughter was the 10th person to be diagnosed in 33 years with the condition. Before her diagnosis, Jamie used to be naturally flexible; but after, her entire back broke out in lesions and her joints developed nodules, making her less flexible. It’s a self-healing disease, but Jamie’s immune system was already compromised and worn down from severe Raynaud’s Disease, from which she also suffers. That disease caused her hands and feet to go numb in weather colder than 70 degrees, her mother said. Both had an effect on her daily and extracurricular activities. “She could not play outside for several years unless it was at least 70 degrees,” said Angelique Castillo. “She was constantly dressed in layers because if she got too warm it caused her rash and nodules to itch worse.” At the time, Jamie couldn’t do gymnastics or go in cold gyms. She had to give up swimming and martial arts. She has healed considerably from both ailments, but calls that time

Ballet dancer Jamie Castillo, of Emerald Ballet Theatre, is headed to New York this April to compete in the Youth of America Grand Prix Finals. submitted

in her life the “long painful years” in which she sought the help of specialists and doctors. Today, Jamie battles some stomach issues and goes through detox cycles where her body is still trying to rid itself of the self-healing juvenile cutaneous mucinosis. “It hurt her flexibility, she had to work hard to get her flexibility back,” said her mother. Jamie currently undergoes physical therapy at G4 Athlete on Mercer Island to stay flexible. “They are working on body mechanics, alignment and strengthening to help her body to be strong and

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modate her diet. It’s also the ballet trip of a lifetime with access to the who’s who of ballet schools and teachers in the city. Last year, Jamie attended classes and rehearsals at the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, Alvin Ailey American Dance Company and LaGuardia High School. She also competed at the Skirball Center at New York University and she performed for the gala, as she will this year, in Lincoln Center at the David H. Koch Theater. There she’ll get to perform on the same stage as the New York City Ballet. When asked if her health conditions have made her a stronger dancer, Jamie answers “yes.” “It makes me stronger and strong-minded because of all the things I’ve gone through,” she said. “Ballet has given me so much because it gives me the courage to keep going forward.” Emerald Ballet Artist Director Viktoria Titova calls the grand prix finals like the Olympics games for dancers. Originally Jamie was scheduled to perform with a different ensemble of 11- to 13-year-olds, who qualified for their performance of “February,” set to Tchaikovsky’s “Seasons” and choreographed by Titova. Not all of the girls in that ensemble can make the trip, so Jamie was selected to perform with another ensemble in “Lezginka,” choreographed by Zinovyev. “I’m really excited; it feels great that I’ve accomplished so much,” Jamie said.

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who has taken one of the lead roles in speaking against the project. Beedon said the residents have built the series of trails that criss-cross the woods and use those, as well as the pipeline right-of-ways, to do some walking, as well as get around their neighborhood. The patch of green space provides a bit of peace for the neighborhood and its residents. “People go in there just to watch birds,” she said. Residents are also concerned that adding 98 homes to an area with only two access points, both of which run

through the neighborhood, could bring a dangerous level of traffic to the area. “The traffic is going to be a major, major problem,” Beedon said this week. “It’s going to be a nightmare for the neighbors there.” Beedon also said she was concerned the parcel contained more wetlands than previously thought. In response to concerns from residents, as well as some of their own, the city placed a hold on the plans for the development and have requested additional traffic and wetlands studies as well as a habitat report.The developer, Henley Homes, has up to six months to provide the

additional studies and there will be a second comment period once they are received. “We’re waiting for that information to come back,” Timmons said. Resident of the area are hoping the additional studies show that the land is not viable for so many homes and that the developer will decide to leave the land a natural, wooded area. “When it’s gone, it’s gone,” Beedon said. Reach Editor Brian Beckley at 425255-3484, ext. 5050

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Alaska native brings beauty to Renton “You can go dramatic; you can do subtle and natural; you can go all black and white. It’s amazing what makeup can do to one individual and make them feel beautiful.” Kandice Townsend

has always enjoyed experimenting with makeup. “You can go dramatic; you can do subtle and natural; you can go all black and white,” she said. “It’s amazing what makeup can do to one individual and make them feel beautiful.” Townsend is a selfdescribed geek and said she pored over books about how to start a business and others on the chemical components of beauty products. She established how she wanted to tweak

Police searching for owners of stolen property Were you the victim of a burglary between January 2012 and July 2013? If you were and you live somewhere between Mill Creek, Wash., and Tigard, Ore., the Samammish Police Department and King County Sheriff ’s Office may have property that was stolen from your burglary. Detectives from the Sammamish Police Department and the King County Sheriff ’s Office are trying to find the owners of stolen property that was recovered last July after the arrest

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brands like Bare Minerals to suit her conditions for natural makeup for women of color and eventually contacted a chemist. “Once my dad passed away, in his will he basically told me to follow my dreams and don’t hold

of a couple who admitted to committing dozens of burglaries. Krystal Sweetman, 27 of Puyallup and Steven Tipton, 27 of Tacoma were arrested last July after an investigation that revealed the couple had committed over 80 residential burglaries between January 2012 and July 2013. The couple sold many of the stolen items at area coin shops netting over $346,000 in the 18-month crime spree. Detectives also discovered that the pair had a storage unit that was packed with property taken from the burglaries. Many of the stolen items from the storage unit have not been claimed and detectives are hoping to reunite victims with their property.

back anymore,” she said. “So that’s kind of where I started to think about actually doing my own business and formulating my own formulations for my own makeup line.” Townsend took classes from RPM Makeup Acad-

In January, Sweetman pled guilty to multiple charges and was sentenced to 36 months in prison and 36 months in community custody. Tipton is expected to plead later this month. Detectives have photographed the unclaimed property and have provided a link to photos for the public to view. Detectives are asking anyone who was the victim of a burglary between January 2012 and July 2013 to look at the photos to see if any of the property belongs to you. To view the photographs of stolen material, visit http://s1113. library/13-160094. The password is “SammamishPD” and it is case sensitive.

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She opened her shop Spektra at The Landing in November. All of her makeup is natural-based, with ingredients like coconut oil, grapefruit extract, rosemary, golden sea root and shea butter, to name a few in different products. So far her eye shadows have been popular as well as another line she sells, NYX Cosmetics. Townsend sells a full line of makeup, nail polishes, brushes, applicators, eyelash extensions, makeup accessories and services. She offers private lessons and party gatherings in a cute black and white shop with color accents. Townsend picked the name of her line Spektra based on the philosophy her parents instilled in her that every shade of beauty is beautiful. “I’ve been told that I’m not beautiful and I don’t want anybody else thinking that they’re not,” she said. Reach Reporter Tracey Compton at 425-255-3484, ext. 5050

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When some people don’t see a solution anywhere, they create one. That’s what Renton business owner Kandice Townsend did when she created her cosmetics line, Spektra. Townsend grew up not seeing cosmetics for African American women or any women of color in the marketplace. Her mother didn’t wear a lot of makeup and Townsend had to take her cues from what beauty products her friends used, hit or miss. “I’m from Fairbanks, Alaska, and so growing up in a small town there wasn’t a lot of makeup for ethnic women or even colored women, and that could be Mexican or any olive-colored tone,” said Townsend. With not a lot of beauty education available for her in Alaska, Townsend said she discovered the real world of makeup when she moved to Arizona. She was so inspired she decided to change careers and pursue

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Fully funding state schools will take more than one meeting Democratic and Republican lawmakers are finding themselves once again falling down a rabbit hole in their Sisyphean efforts to cure the real and perceived ailments of the state’s public schools. And now they face a deadline of sorts to figure a way out. Four days before lawmakers began this year’s session, they received a stern warning (online: from the state Supreme Court to pick up their pace of fully funding Washington’s education system. The high court in its McCleary decision a couple years back gave the Legislature until 2018 to cover the full freight of a basic education for a million students, including the books they read, the buses they ride and the teachers from whom they learn. And justices, who are tracking lawmakers’ progress, decided in January that they aren’t going to make it. So they ordered legislators to come up with “a complete plan” for what they will do each school year in order to meet the deadline. They want this detailed blueprint no later than April 30. On Tuesday, House and Senate members from both parties and Gov. Jay Inslee sat around a table in the governor’s conference room to start the task of writing that “complete plan.” Inasmuch as this marked the first formal sitdown, no one arrived with an agenda to follow, or expectations to achieve. They went around the table and each person, beginning with Inslee, outlined what they thought should be highlighted in their response to the court. It didn’t take long to see the partisan differences on the meaning of McCleary and the task before them. Democrats said the plan should specify how they will pump in more money each year and make a few more reforms as needed. Republicans said it’s about making additional reforms now and yes, injecting a good chunk of additional money too. Democrats want to focus on getting those dollars from such means as a swap of property tax levies with school districts or get new revenue from closing tax breaks or increasing taxes. Republicans want to redirect existing tax dollars away from non-education programs and into schools. After that, any new revenue can be used to backfill those programs. Disagreements are deep enough that as many as four plans – one from each caucus – could be sent to the justices. Right now, participating lawmakers hope they can find a way to cover all their philosophical and political bases in one document. In all, lawmakers and the governor conversed for 45 minutes. They agreed to meet again. They didn’t set a date for doing so. “We were all in the same room talking. That’s a good thing,” said Sen. Bruce Dammeier, RPuyallup, a onetime school board member. “We have got to find a path forward.”

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result in a capital prosecution in one county but not in another. Same state, same law, same aggravating and mitigating factors but one defendant faces the death penalty and one does not. Capital punishment is applied arbitrarily, subject to the political decisions of a county’s elected prosecutor. Deterrence: People who support the death penalty argue that it is a deterrent to murder. The vast majority of research disproves that argument. Beyond the research and statistics, I have front-line, real-world experience on the issue. The nature of the potential punishment is simply not part of the equation when someone contemplates murder. There is no thought process that goes, “Well, I’d kill him if I only got life in prison but since Washington has the death penalty, I won’t.” We are deterred by how we are raised, by our moral compass of right and wrong, by our respect for life and the laws that govern our civilized society. A person committing murder is acting outside that realm of rational thought. Costs: A criminal-justice system with a death penalty is much more costly to taxpayers than one without. There is no argument. It’s much more expensive to seek a death sentence than life in prison. Study after study, including one chaired by then Washington Supreme Court Justice Richard Guy and another by a blue-ribbon panel of the Washington State Bar Association, has shown this to be true. Any other law that was so costly and so inefficient would be scrapped. Then, on top of the costs to get the death sentence imposed by a jury, ap[ more PRoTHERO page 7 ]

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proximately 70-75 percent nationwide (and closer to 90 percent in Washington) are reversed on appeal. A huge amount of money is essentially wasted in the name of vengeance, while other criminal-justice needs go woefully under-funded, causing further problems and frustrations with the administration of justice at all levels. Race: It is a fact that there are a highly disproportionate number of people of color on death row and not just in the Southern states. Statistically, a murderer of a white victim is much more likely to receive a death sentence than when the victim is a person of color. This racial disparity is glaring and shameful evidence that capital punishment does not live up to our nation’s ideal of providing “equal justice for all.” Innocence/wrongful convictions: The developments in forensic DNA technology in the past 30 years have resulted in the greatest advances and improvements in the criminaljustice system in history. Innocent suspects can now be excluded through DNA. Since the death penalty was reinstated in 1973, 143 people in 26 states have been released from death row based on forensic DNA and other exculpatory evidence. Since 1989, the Innocence Project has utilized forensic DNA to help exonerate 312 innocent individuals who were wrongfully convicted of their crimes, 18 of whom were released from death row. The exonerated spent an average of more than 13 1/2 years in prison for crimes they did not commit. To those who argue there are too many appeals, this is another example of why we need a thorough and lengthy appeal process. Forensic DNA has established without a doubt that there are many people in prison and on death row who have been wrongfully convicted. The primary reasons include faulty eyewitness testimony, false confessions, incompetent crime labs, junk science, jailhouse snitches, bad cops, bad prosecutors, bad judges, and bad defense lawyers. These problems exist everywhere and existed before the advent of forensic DNA. There is no doubt this has resulted in the

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execution of innocent people. LWOP: The alternative – life without possibility of release or parole – means just that: the individual will die within the prison walls. Prior to 1983, a “life” sentence could have resulted in release in 13 years, 7 months. That is simply not the case anymore in Washington. Life means life. Lock ‘em up and throw away the key. Let them rot in prison dealing with what they have done until they die within those walls. Never get out. Never heard from again. Period. End the death penalty: I believe Washington ought to follow the lead of many other states “A criminal-justice and get rid of the death penalty. I system with a death commend the governor for pushing the debate. penalty is much When I was assigned my first more costly than one without. There death-penalty case as a public defender in 1987, I had not really formed a is no argument.” Attorney Mark Prothero strong opinion about capital punishment. Like many others, although I didn’t like it, I felt it had to be on the books as a “last resort” punishment for the “worst of the worst.” However, as I studied and learned more and more about the death penalty and how the law was actually applied in practice, I came to see how it didn’t work. I came to realize that the law is fallible and imperfect. Mistakes can be made. Biases and prejudices can impact life-and-death decisions. After all, human beings are making these ultimate decisions. We all make mistakes and we all have biases and prejudices. I understand the argument made by families of victims – what if it was your wife or child that had been murdered? To be honest, I would want that person to get the death penalty. But public policy and what is best for society cannot be determined by the families of victims of heinous crimes. It is impossible, understandably so, to be fair and objective under those circumstances. And growing num-

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Renton girls keep postseason hopes alive with wins Hazen falls to Lakes in sub-district tournament By Brian Beckley

The Renton girls basketball team is still alive and headed into the second round of the district tournament. The Renton Indians on Friday rolled past Franklin Pierce 69-33 in front of a home crowd to earn the No. 5 seed in the 2A district tournament. On Monday, the Indians picked up where

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they left off, blasting No. 12-seed Washington 81-43 in their first-round matchup and earning a second game. Renton played No. 4 Kingston on Wednesday at Wilson High School in Tacoma, too late for this edition of the Renton Reporter. Renton is now 18-6 overall this year and 12-2 in the Seamount League. The Hazen Highlander girls team on Friday lost to Lakes 55-41, bringing their season to an end. The Highlanders finish the year with a 6-15 overall record and a 5-9 record in the league. To comment on this story view it online at Reach Editor Brian Beckley at 425-255-3484, ext. 5050

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Both the Hazen and Lindbergh boys swim teams were crowned as West Central District swim champions this past weekend. Hazen won the 3A championship and Lindbergh won the 2A championship. Firstplace winners were as follows: HAZEN • 200-yard medley relay: Nolan Hoover, Conner Broughton, Derek Wei, Malcolm Mitchell; • Conner Broughton, 500-yard Freestyle; • 400-yard freestyle relay: Sergio Licea, Derek Wei, Conner Broughton, Malcolm Mitchell LINDBERGH • Andrew Franco-Munoz, 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard freestyle Athletes from all three Renton School District programs will move on to the state swim meet this Friday and Saturday at the King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way. Details regarding this meet, including the meet schedule, can be found on the WIAA website at: http://www.wiaa. com/subcontent.aspx?SecID=318.

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Eunice Kelly a former long time resident of Renton and Lake Kathleen, passed away at the age of 93. Eunice and Tom Kelly raised their 6 children in Renton where she worked for many years at Boeing and various real estate agencies. Eunice was a lifelong learner. Her devotion to education, reading, protecting the environment, her love for nature and her beloved dogs will always be remembered. She had a passion for life and a deep love and devotion for her family. She is survived by daughters Linda Kane, Barbara Kelly, Sara Smith, JoAnn Kelly and son Michael Kelly along and with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Kelly will be laid to rest next to her husband, Tom Kelly and son James Kelly. Graveside service will be held at Greenwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Renton, WA on Saturday, March 8th at 10am. 991684

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Downtown development Lake Washington Blvd Corridor Highlands/Sunset Area 5 - Various updates from the Administration Marijuana regulation and enforcement 1% for Art process Aging workforce implications Council/Administration communications Progress on Business Plan goals The meetings are open to the public. For information regarding compliance with the American Disabilities Act, and interpretive services for the hearing impaired, please contact the City Clerk Office at 425-430-6510. Bonnie I. Walton City Clerk Published in the Renton Reporter on February 21, 2014. #991813.

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17 Renton-area wrestlers headed to Mat Classic this weekend By Brian Beckley

A total of 15 male and two female wrestlers from Renton high schools are moving on to the Washington State Mat Classic XXVI wrestling championships this weekend in Tacoma. All three high schools will be represented and each school had a weight class champion. Renton’s Volodimir Kalinin (152 pounds), Lindbergh’s Trevonn Russell (195), and Hazen’s Jairo Barahona (182) each won their respective weight classes during this past weekend’s subdistrict tournament. Kalinin defeated fellow Indian Khalie Crowl to win his title, though both boys will advance. Hazen’s Raven Svenson (155) also was champion of her weight class in the girls division. Lindbergh’s Westerling Nuget (138) also finished second in his weight class and will advance to the Mat Classic. Joining them from Lindbergh will be Chad Omonaka (113) who finished third, Colton Maddy (126) and James Garcia (285) who both finished fourth, and Jayden Schwope (120) who finished fifth, but will compete because the fourth-place finisher from Foster had to withdraw due to injury. Diego Gallegos (170) also finished fifth and will be an alternate this weekend. From Renton, Kendrick Untalam (106) and Abraham Cuevas (132) each finished third in their weight classes and will adavnce, as will Anthony Hunter (138), who finished fourth. In addition, Tony Pham (106) and Tony Vo (126) each finished fifth and are alternates this weekend. Zach Moore (138) and Malik Haythorne (152) finished in third for Hazen and will head to Tacoma this weekend. Joining them will be Tyson Mowrey (106) and Derek Nichols (126) who each finished fourth. On the ladies side, Lindbergh’s Abby Chufar (118) finished third and Olivia Jollimore (155) finished fourth. Both will advance. The Mat Classic begins today, Friday and continues tomorrow at the Tacoma Dome.

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Renton’s Volodimir Kalinin and Khalie Crowl, above, face off for the 152-pound championship. Colton Maddy and Westerling Nugent, right, pick up wins and below are the Hazen wrestlers advancing.

Renton, Lindbergh photos by Vicki Maddy; Hazen photo courtesy Rob Nichols.

season to an end. Lindbergh finished the year with a 12-9 overall record and a 9-5 league record. Playing in the 3A tournament, the Hazen Highlanders on Friday beat Lakes 57-55 to earn the No. 12-seed headed into the district tournament. However, the No. 5 Lincoln Abes proved too much, beating the Highlanders 66-47 on Monday and bringing to an end and excellent season for the Hazen club. Hazen finished the year 18-4 overall, 12-2 in the Seamount League. Reach Editor Brian Beckley at 425-255-3484, ext. 5050




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February 21, 2014 edition of the Renton Reporter