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Concussions have serious repercussions

Here he comes: the hulking middle linebacker. He cuts through the offensive line and jukes the blockers, heading toward the quarterback with explosive speed. The quarterback, now defenseless, has precious moments to brace himself before the defender pummels him. The crowd flinches as the crack of the hit echoes through the stadium and the quarterback […]

A major league homecoming: Issaquah grad Colin Curtis, now a New York Yankee, plays in Seattle for first time as major leaguer

In 2010, I was able to cover the story of a local ballplayer who made the big leagues. This story, which ran in The Issaquah Press June 14, 2010, took second place for Best Sports Personality Profile from the Washington Newspaper Publisher’s Association. Fifteen years ago, had Colin Curtis known he would someday become a […]

Uncover the dark side of Issaquah: The tree-lined suburb of today evolved from a frontier town of sinister secrets

Ever wonder what your hometown’s deepest, darkest secrets are? I did, and I pitched and wrote this story for The Issaquah Press’ biannual living magazine. The story won first place for News of the Weird from the Washington Newspaper Publisher’s Association in 2011. Welcome to Issaquah! On your left, you’ll see the Triple XXX Rootbeer […]

Snowy train tracks

Snow blankets train tracks in Issaquah, Wash., November 2010.

Runner diving into third base

A Liberty High School runner dives into third base with an RBI-triple. This photo printed in the March 17, 2010 edition of The Issaquah Press as well as the April 2, 2010 edition of Newcastle News.

Great Waves

Great Waves performs at the Experience Music Project during the 2010 Bumbershoot Music Festival. This photo printed in the Sept. 8, 2010 edition of The Issaquah Press.