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James Scott, of Steilacoom, swims the 100-meter breaststroke at the WIAA 2A boys swimming meet at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

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JBLM youths competed during a loaded weekend of Washington Interscholastic Activities Association state championships Feb. 20-21, including the Mat Classic wrestling tournament, gymnastics and boys’ swimming.

Published: 12:00PM February 26th, 2015

Former JBLM service member Kevin Bauers has found a new way to give back to the sport of wrestling as a referee in the state of Washington.

Published: 12:06PM February 26th, 2015

With a light cover of early morning clouds and a dark Mount Rainier looming in the background, the Soldiers huffed and puffed and pushed with all their might. Their pained grunts and sharp exhales could be heard from across field as they put every ounce of energy into winning.

Published: 12:06PM February 26th, 2015

ArmyFit website turns 1 year old this week, gets new tools

Published: 12:10PM February 26th, 2015

After an 8-1 amateur record through 2013 and 2014, Fernando Heredia of JBLM won his pro mixed marital arts debut match in convincing fashion during a military themed Sparta Combat League card Saturday at the Xfinity Arena in Everett.

Published: 11:31AM February 26th, 2015

Sports: Team representatives from Joint Base Lewis-McChord units are asked to attend one of two informational meetings regarding the 2015 Joint Base Lewis-McChord Intramural Volleyball season Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Soldiers Field House on Lewis Main and Wednesday at 1 p.m. at McChord Sports and Fitness Center on McChord Field. Season starts March 30 and runs until May 15. For more information, visit jblmmwr.com/intramurals.

Published: 01:32PM February 19th, 2015

Spc. Faleniko Spino was a key contributor for the All-Armed Forces team in winning the plate championship during the USA Sevens Las Vegas invitational Feb. 13-14. Andy McQuade, of JBLM, was also on the coaching staff for the Armed Forces team and coached two Air Force squads in separate events.

Published: 01:31PM February 19th, 2015

Military youths continue to learn not only the proper techniques of swimming for the JBLM Dolphins Swim Team, they also learn how to prepare for competitive swimming up to four days per week at Soldiers Field House on Lewis Main.

Published: 01:30PM February 19th, 2015

1-23 Inf. Soldier has wrestled 17 of his 22 years

Published: 01:29PM February 19th, 2015

Youth: Bring the family for free bowling at Sounders Lances Family Fun Center on McChord Field when you sign up for a youth league Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Choose between youth leagues with three-person teams and bumper bowling both at 9:45 a.m. on Saturdays starting Feb. 28. For more information, visit jblmmwr.com or call 253-982-5954.

Published: 01:29PM February 19th, 2015

Spc. Curtis Hulstine has loved wrestling since he was five. Now, some 17 years later, he is set to compete for a spot on the All-Army Wrestling Team. Hulstine, who now serves as an infantryman with 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, has dedicated much of his life to the pursuit of his favorite sport.

Published: 01:50PM February 12th, 2015

For 12 years, Steve Billups hosts a weekly basketball camp every Saturday at Soldiers Field House, where he helps build on the fundamental skills for about 50 JBLM youths who play high school basketball in the area.

Published: 01:47PM February 12th, 2015

Chelsea Prahl, a first lieutenant from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, finished fifth among women in the Armed Forces Cross-Country Championships Saturday in Boulder, Colo., which ran in conjunction with the USA Cross-Country Nationals.

Published: 01:46PM February 12th, 2015

JBLM CrossFit athletes sign up for the 2015 CrossFit Open Games not to compete against the rest of the world, but against themselves in a self-evaluation of fitness.

Published: 01:42PM February 12th, 2015

Spc. Curtis Hulstine has loved wrestling since he was five. Now, some 17 years later, he is set to compete for a spot on the All-Army Wrestling Team. Hulstine, who now serves as an infantryman with 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, has dedicated much of his life to the pursuit of his favorite sport.

Published: 01:22PM February 12th, 2015

Leisure: The Pacific-12 Conference offers free admission to military service members and their families to see the 2015 Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Championship March 5-8 at Key Arena in Seattle. Requests must be received by Monday by visiting wnba.com/storm/gm/pac12_ military.html.

Published: 12:05PM February 5th, 2015

Playing hockey since he was 4 years old eventually led Marcel Alvarez to his current career in the Army with the 1-23 Infantry Regiment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. After playing professionally for teams in multiple leagues, he takes the ice at the local Puget Sound Hockey Center.

Published: 12:03PM February 5th, 2015

Matt Venable made the Walt Disney World Marathon his goal three years ago when he wanted to stop hating running. Not only has he done that, he’s helped his family and fellow Airmen at McChord Field find a more active lifestyle.

Published: 12:02PM February 5th, 2015

A monthly lifeguard training course hopes to prepare high school, college age youths to help Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Aquatics staff fill around 20 openings for the upcoming summer season. Course covers rescue, retrieval and some emergency medical training.

Published: 12:04PM February 5th, 2015

Recent changes to rules for JBLM hunters are designed to balance the environment with convenience for sportsmen

Published: 12:24PM February 5th, 2015

Youth: Parents can now sign up their youths for the upcoming baseball league offered by JBLM Child, Youth and School Services before March 28. Fee is $20 for ages 3-4 and $60 for ages 5-15. There will be a parent meeting April 17. For more information, call 966-2977 or visit jblmmwr.com/cys.

Published: 02:08PM January 29th, 2015

Seattle Storm star Sue Bird led a youth basketball clinic for more than 50 boys and girls at Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Child, Youth and School Services Sports Complex. The class also provided a chance for CYSS coaches to work with coaches from the professional basketball organization.

Published: 02:03PM January 29th, 2015

JBLM youth Benning Potoa’e joins a long list of Lakes High School athletes to commit to the University of Washington, where his brother played college football. The decision was made in front of his family, coaches, teachers and teammates.

Published: 02:01PM January 29th, 2015

The unit-level championship trophy went to the 5th Air Support Operations Squadron during the 2015 Joint Base Lewis-McChord Swim Meet. But members of Team Red, White and Blue and 4th Airlift Squadron took home the most gold medals through all 26 events.

Published: 01:59PM January 29th, 2015

What’s coming up in sports

Published: 07:26AM January 24th, 2015

The Puget Sound Hockey Center has become a second home to JBLM service members and their families who come from areas where hockey has a large following like New York, Pittsburgh and Washington D.C.

Published: 01:07PM January 22nd, 2015

Sheridan Sports and Fitness Center provides an alternate, less crowded workout site

Published: 01:05PM January 22nd, 2015

With a growing membership, Team Red, White and Blue’s Seattle-Tacoma chapter has split to allow a new JBLM chapter composed of active-duty service members, veterans and civilians who support the military community through athletic workouts and events.

Published: 01:05PM January 22nd, 2015

A look at activities coming up.

Published: 12:26PM January 15th, 2015

A look at the sports calendar for 2015 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. In addition to intramural leagues, there will be a variety of 5K, 10K, triathlons and marathons on the JBLM race schedule.