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Lakes star Benning Potoa'e celebrates a sack during the season opener against Clover Park.

Northwest Guardian

Lakes senior DE is one of the top recruits pursued by several Division I football programs, including Washington, Washington State and other Pac-12 schools.

Published: 12:00AM September 11th, 2014

Father-son racing duo honors Armed Forces with tribute car at Evergreen Speedway. Military career helped both Boyatts pursue their racing dreams.

Published: 12:10PM September 12th, 2014

Race for a Solider marathon and Swing for a Solider golf tournament raise money for Permission to Start Dreaming nonprofit organization.

Published: 01:57PM September 5th, 2014

John Greer, a retired Air Force master sergeant at McChord Field, first heard about cyclocross four years ago and that there was a race at Fort Steilacoom Park in Lakewood.

Published: 12:00AM September 11th, 2014

Golf: Whispering Firs Golf Course will host a Glow Ball Golf Tournament today on JBLM McChord Field. Registration includes nine holes of golf, one glow ball and a pre-tournament barbecue that starts at 6:30 p.m. Play starts at 7:30 p.m. Extra glow balls available for purchase. For more information or to register, call 253-982-2124.

Published: 12:00AM September 4th, 2014

Tryouts were held for the Dec. 12 Pacific Northwest Army vs. Navy Flag Football Classic against Navy Region Northwest at Cowan Stadium.

Published: 09:28AM August 28th, 2014

Three JBLM rugby players help All-Army Men’s team win Armed Forces Championship as part of Serevi Rugbytown Sevens tournament in Colorado. Team finished fourth overall against elite clubs and national teams.

Published: 12:00AM September 4th, 2014

Youth: Special Olympics Bowling is open to all youth ages 8-18, with or without special needs. Running from Monday, Sept. 8 to Oct. 26, bowling is scheduled 5-7 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday at Bowl Arena Lanes on JBLM Lewis Main. Online registration fee is $50. Visit For more information, call Genia Stewart at the Child, Youth and School Services’ sports office at 253-967-2405.

Published: 12:00AM August 28th, 2014

Softball competition is just one part of the “Honoring the Forgotten Heroes” Labor Day event that brings awareness of the Tuskegee Airmen and Buffalo Soldiers.

Published: 12:00AM August 28th, 2014

More than 120 JBLM youths had an opportunity to learn to properly handle shotguns during a free event on Aug. 23 at JBLM Shooting Complex.

Published: 09:29AM August 28th, 2014

Twenty-nine teams of Airmen compete in annual McChord Sports Day. Activities included kickball, ultimate Frisbee, dodgeball and a Nerf gun war.

Published: 12:00AM August 28th, 2014

Sports: The 2014 Labor Day Cyclocross Championships and Samurai Noodle Team Competition is Monday, Sept. 1, at the Training Area near East Drive just outside JBLM Lewis Main. Entry fees are $25 men/women, beginner race $15 and $5 for juniors. Reduced fees for active duty, reserve, retired and dependents ($15 men/women, $8 beginners and $3 juniors). Register on until Aug. 31. Day of race registration opens 8 a.m. on Sept. 1. Events start at 9 a.m. Racers can race multiple times for one entry fee. For more information, contact

Published: 12:00AM September 4th, 2014

Try outs were held for the Dec. 12 game agains Navy Region Northwest at Cowan Stadium.

Published: 12:00AM August 28th, 2014

More than 300 participants got together for a huge Zumba party with music, dancing and positive energy while getting one last outdoor workout before summer’s end.

Published: 01:39PM August 21st, 2014

Athletes compete against themselves, others in olympic and sprint triathlons at JBLM’s Shoreline Park. More than 100 swam, biked and ran throughout the installation.

Published: 07:00AM August 21st, 2014

Chaplain Ryan Neill and Capt. Tyler Boyd look forward to the unique physical challenge of an Ironman race’s swim, bicycle and run that totals 140.6 miles.

Published: 06:59AM August 21st, 2014

2nd. Lt. Giovanna Comacho was invited to All-Army Boxing Camp at Fort Huachuca for a chance to join World Class Athlete Program and the opportunity to train for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Published: 10:48AM August 21st, 2014

What's going on for sports and leisure in the coming weeks.

Published: 12:00AM August 14th, 2014

When Kevin and Hannah Culberg met in 2008, they were each part of the orienteering team at the West Point Academy in New York. Six years later, they are still competing, now as lieutenants at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Published: 12:00AM August 14th, 2014

In the past five years, several service members from different units throughout Joint Base Lewis-McChord have requested Otis Sistrunk to postpone his eventual retirement until they returned from a deployment.

Published: 12:00AM August 14th, 2014

Hundreds of football fans stood in line at the Leisure Travel Services on Joint Base Lewis-McChord hoping to get their hands on tickets to a Seattle Seahawks regular season home game.

Published: 10:46AM August 14th, 2014

Golf: Sign up for the Whispering Firs Golf Course Club Championship starting at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, and continuing at 8:30 a.m., Sunday, on McChord Field. Entry fee is $50 (includes green fees) and another $10 for the putting championships (limited to 32 players). Entry forms are available at the Whispering Firs pro shop. For more information, call 253-982-2124.

Published: 09:29AM August 7th, 2014

Participants, including service members, in the fifth annual run at Stadium High School’s football and track and field bowl had 1,628 total steps to run up and down.

Published: 12:13PM August 7th, 2014

With changing maple leaves already signaling the arrival of fall, outdoorsmen are beginning their considerations for the first hunting trip of the season with key things in mind — wearing the right safety gear, having the proper tools and being very, very quiet.

Published: 09:37AM August 7th, 2014

A pair of female boxers in the Army’s World Class Athlete Program win amateur Golden Gloves national championships at Fort Lauderdale, Fla. competition in July.

Published: 09:29AM August 7th, 2014

Sports: The 15th annual Pacific Northwest Army vs. Navy flag football game is scheduled for 2 p.m., Dec. 12, at Cowan Stadium on JBLM Lewis Main. Tryouts will be held at Cowan Stadium at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 6-8, with final tryouts at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 20-22. For more information, call 253-967-4768.

Published: 05:32PM July 31st, 2014

After a week long flag-football camp, more than 20 children, ages 6 to 15 had a chance to compete in the inaugural NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition July 25 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Published: 05:29PM July 31st, 2014

The Start Smart Sports Camp is an annual three-day course for children ages 3-5 and organized by the JBLM Child, Youth and School Services’ (CYSS) sports department and held July 22-24 at the CYSS gymnasium on Lewis Main.

Published: 05:27PM July 31st, 2014

Observation skills credited to Cheri “CJ” Webb’s keen eye

Published: 05:14PM July 31st, 2014

Soldiers join Marines for a long-distance workout to honor the fallen