A goose goes airborne as Ryan Grady paddles his canoe in the 10K inner harbor race at the Paddlers Cup in Gig Harbor, Wash., on Saturday, April 08, 2017.

A goose goes airborne as Ryan Grady paddles his canoe in the 10K inner harbor race at the Paddlers Cup in Gig Harbor, Wash., on Saturday, April 08, 2017.

Children get close up to a walrus at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma, Wash., on Sunday, April 2, 2017.

Children get close up to a walrus at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma, Wash., on Sunday, April 2, 2017.

Gig Harbor's Logan Kinney (12) goes up for a header against Central Kitsap's Chris Hunter (11) in the first half. Gig Harbor played Central Kitsap in a soccer match at Gig Harbor High School in Gig Harbor, Wash., on Thursday, April 13, 2017.

Gig Harbor’s Logan Kinney (12) goes up for a header against Central Kitsap’s Chris Hunter (11) in the first half. Gig Harbor played Central Kitsap in a soccer match at Gig Harbor High School in Gig Harbor, Wash., on Thursday, April 13, 2017.

Gig Harbor's Winston Sappenfield (0) saves a shot on goal in the first half. Gig Harbor played Central Kitsap in a soccer match at Gig Harbor High School in Gig Harbor, Wash., on Thursday, April 13, 2017.

Gig Harbor’s Winston Sappenfield (0) saves a shot on goal in the first half. Gig Harbor played Central Kitsap in a soccer match at Gig Harbor High School in Gig Harbor, Wash., on Thursday, April 13, 2017.

Miami's Christian Yelich (21) collides with the wall as he catches a fly ball to get out Mariner's Jarrod Dyson (not pictured) in the first inning. The Seattle Mariners played the Miami Marlins in a baseball game at Safeco Field in Seattle, Wash., on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

Miami’s Christian Yelich (21) collides with the wall as he catches a fly ball to get out Mariner’s Jarrod Dyson (not pictured) in the first inning. The Seattle Mariners played the Miami Marlins in a baseball game at Safeco Field in Seattle, Wash., on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

Miami's Ichiro Suzuki (51) hits a home run in the ninth inning. The Seattle Mariners played the Miami Marlins in a baseball game at Safeco Field in Seattle, Wash., on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

Miami’s Ichiro Suzuki (51) hits a home run in the ninth inning. The Seattle Mariners played the Miami Marlins in a baseball game at Safeco Field in Seattle, Wash., on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

Miami's Ichiro Suzuki (51) hits a home run in the ninth inning. The Seattle Mariners played the Miami Marlins in a baseball game at Safeco Field in Seattle, Wash., on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

Miami’s Ichiro Suzuki (51) hits a home run in the ninth inning. The Seattle Mariners played the Miami Marlins in a baseball game at Safeco Field in Seattle, Wash., on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

Cars drive by the Cushman Substation in Tacoma, Wash., on Friday, April 21, 2017. Jeffrey Ryan, a local architect, submitted the nomination to have the Cushman and Adams substations, the switchyards and one of the lattice towers added to the city's historic register.

Cars drive by the Cushman Substation in Tacoma, Wash., on Friday, April 21, 2017. Jeffrey Ryan, a local architect, submitted the nomination to have the Cushman and Adams substations, the switchyards and one of the lattice towers added to the city’s historic register.

Sandy Johnson hugs her daughters Audrey, 11, left, and Amber, 14, right, as they are reunited outside Theler Community Center near Hawkins Middle School in Belfair, Wash., on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Hawkins Middle School in Belfair, Mason County, had a false alarm of an active shooter on campus Wednesday. The school went into lockdown after multiple calls to 911 reported a student with a gun and possibly shots fired in the schoolÕs cafeteria and gym. Police found no evidence of a shooting and did not find a gun. Students were bused from the middle school to their parents.

Sandy Johnson hugs her daughters Audrey, 11, left, and Amber, 14, right, as they are reunited outside Theler Community Center near Hawkins Middle School in Belfair, Wash., on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Hawkins Middle School in Belfair, Mason County, had a false alarm of an active shooter on campus Wednesday. The school went into lockdown after multiple calls to 911 reported a student with a gun and possibly shots fired in the schoolÕs cafeteria and gym. Police found no evidence of a shooting and did not find a gun. Students were bused from the middle school to their parents.

Deanna Robinson, left, hugs her daughter, Maia, 12, right, outside Theler Community Center near Hawkins Middle School in Belfair, Wash., on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Hawkins Middle School in Belfair, Mason County, had a false alarm of an active shooter on campus Wednesday. The school went into lockdown after multiple calls to 911 reported a student with a gun and possibly shots fired in the schoolÕs cafeteria and gym. Police found no evidence of a shooting and did not find a gun. Students were bused from the middle school to their parents.

Deanna Robinson, left, hugs her daughter, Maia, 12, right, outside Theler Community Center near Hawkins Middle School in Belfair, Wash., on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Hawkins Middle School in Belfair, Mason County, had a false alarm of an active shooter on campus Wednesday. The school went into lockdown after multiple calls to 911 reported a student with a gun and possibly shots fired in the schoolÕs cafeteria and gym. Police found no evidence of a shooting and did not find a gun. Students were bused from the middle school to their parents.

Firefighters and paramedics work to extract a person from a head on car collision involving two vehicles on East Bay Street in Tacoma, Wash., on Sunday, April 16, 2017. Two people were sent to nearby hospitals.

Firefighters and paramedics work to extract a person from a head on car collision involving two vehicles on East Bay Street in Tacoma, Wash., on Sunday, April 16, 2017. Two people were sent to nearby hospitals.

The throw to the plate was not in time as Yelm's Ally Choate (31) slides past a tag attempt by Tumwater catcher  Jocelyn Glasgo (24) to score in the first inning. Yelm played Tumwater in a softball game at Husky Softball Stadium in Seattle, Wash., on Saturday, April 15, 2017.

The throw to the plate was not in time as Yelm’s Ally Choate (31) slides past a tag attempt by Tumwater catcher Jocelyn Glasgo (24) to score in the first inning. Yelm played Tumwater in a softball game at Husky Softball Stadium in Seattle, Wash., on Saturday, April 15, 2017.

Racers carry their canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards down into the water before the start of the Paddlers Cup 10k and 5k races in Gig Harbor, Wash., on Saturday, April 08, 2017.

Racers carry their canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards down into the water before the start of the Paddlers Cup 10k and 5k races in Gig Harbor, Wash., on Saturday, April 08, 2017.

Pastor Sarah Wyles, center, looks out over Commencement Bay as she leads an outdoor Easter sunrise service in Tacoma, Wash., on Sunday, April 16, 2017. The open service, held in North Tacoma,  has been put on by the Bethany Presbyterian Church for the past six years.

Pastor Sarah Wyles, center, looks out over Commencement Bay as she leads an outdoor Easter sunrise service in Tacoma, Wash., on Sunday, April 16, 2017. The open service, held in North Tacoma, has been put on by the Bethany Presbyterian Church for the past six years.

Rayvaughn Bolton (3) dances as Kentwood celebrates their win against Union. Kentwood played Union in the 4A boys state championship basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, March 4, 2017.

Rayvaughn Bolton (3) dances as Kentwood celebrates their win against Union. Kentwood played Union in the 4A boys state championship basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, March 4, 2017.

March means the end of winter sports and the beginning of spring sports. I photographed my first Hardwood Classic, a whirlwind of great basketball action and emotion, and started spring sports previews.

I’m also joining the staff of The News Tribune full time starting in April. I’m excited for the challenges of working for the daily paper full time and eager to get started.

Here are some of my favorite images from this past month.

Thanks for looking!

Michael Porter Jr. (1) goes up for a dunk in the final seconds of the fourth quarter. Nathan Hale played Garfield in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Friday, March 4, 2017.

Michael Porter Jr. (1) goes up for a dunk in the final seconds of the fourth quarter. Nathan Hale played Garfield in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Friday, March 4, 2017.

Federal Way's Rashon Slaughter (31) goes up a for a rebound in the first quarter. Federal Way played Richland in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Thursday, March 2, 2017.

Federal Way’s Rashon Slaughter (31) goes up a for a rebound in the first quarter. Federal Way played Richland in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Thursday, March 2, 2017.

Lincoln players surround and foul Bishop Blanchet's Taylor Chambers (13) in the final minutes of the fourth quarter. Lincoln played Bishop Blanchet in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Taomce, Wash., on Friday, March 3, 2017.

Lincoln players surround and foul Bishop Blanchet’s Taylor Chambers (13) in the final minutes of the fourth quarter. Lincoln played Bishop Blanchet in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Taomce, Wash., on Friday, March 3, 2017.

Nathan Hale players cut down the net after their win against Garfield. Nathan Hale played Garfield in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Friday, March 4, 2017.

Nathan Hale players cut down the net after their win against Garfield. Nathan Hale played Garfield in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Friday, March 4, 2017.

Floor sweepers Tanner Solinsky (center) and Bryce Best (right) watch as Nathan Hale's PJ Fuller throws down a dunk in the second quarter. Nathan Hale played Stanwood in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Thursday, March 2, 2017.

Floor sweepers Tanner Solinsky (center) and Bryce Best (right) watch as Nathan Hale’s PJ Fuller throws down a dunk in the second quarter. Nathan Hale played Stanwood in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Thursday, March 2, 2017.

Kentwood's Koby Huerta defends Gonzaga Prep's Devin Culp (10) in the first quarter. Kentwood played Gonzaga Prep in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Friday, March 3, 2017.

Kentwood’s Koby Huerta defends Gonzaga Prep’s Devin Culp (10) in the first quarter. Kentwood played Gonzaga Prep in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Friday, March 3, 2017.

Players fight for a rebound in the second quarter. Todd Beamer played Kentridge in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

Players fight for a rebound in the second quarter. Todd Beamer played Kentridge in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

Union players celebrate their win. Richland played Union in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacome, Wash., on Friday, March 3, 2017.

Union players celebrate their win. Richland played Union in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacome, Wash., on Friday, March 3, 2017.

Nathan Hale's Michael Porter Jr. (1) dunks in the third quarter. Nathan Hale played Garfield in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Friday, March 4, 2017.

Nathan Hale’s Michael Porter Jr. (1) dunks in the third quarter. Nathan Hale played Garfield in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Friday, March 4, 2017.

Brandon Roy kisses his daughter, Mariah Roy, 8, while celebrating Nathan Hale's win. Nathan Hale played Garfield in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Friday, March 4, 2017.

Brandon Roy kisses his daughter, Mariah Roy, 8, while celebrating Nathan Hale’s win. Nathan Hale played Garfield in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Friday, March 4, 2017.

Curtis' Sindu Diallo (30) puts up a shot as he's fouled by Kentwood's Eli'sha Sheppard in the fourth quarter. Kentwood played Curtis in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Thursday, March 2, 2017.

Curtis’ Sindu Diallo (30) puts up a shot as he’s fouled by Kentwood’s Eli’sha Sheppard in the fourth quarter. Kentwood played Curtis in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Thursday, March 2, 2017.

Nathan Hale's Michael Porter Jr. (1) throws down a dunk in the second quarter. Lincoln played Nathan Hale in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Friday, March 3, 2017.

Nathan Hale’s Michael Porter Jr. (1) throws down a dunk in the second quarter. Lincoln played Nathan Hale in a basketball game at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Friday, March 3, 2017.

Larry Anderson looks at a self portrait of himself he painted in his home in Bonney Lake, Wash., on Friday, March 3, 2017.

Larry Anderson looks at a self portrait of himself he painted in his home in Bonney Lake, Wash., on Friday, March 3, 2017.

Norman and Doris Russell have been married for 71 years. They met at church camp when they were 15. They credit their longevity to holding hands wherever they walk,  kissing everyday, and they don't go to bed if they're fighting until they figure things out. They also pray together every morning. Photographed in their home in Puyallup, Wash., on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

Norman and Doris Russell have been married for 71 years. They met at church camp when they were 15. They credit their longevity to holding hands wherever they walk, kissing everyday, and they don’t go to bed if they’re fighting until they figure things out. They also pray together every morning. Photographed in their home in Puyallup, Wash., on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

Rogers' Raigan Barrett photographed in Puyallup, Wash., on Thursday, March 9, 2017.

Rogers’ Raigan Barrett photographed in Puyallup, Wash., on Thursday, March 9, 2017.

Puyallup softball players (from left): Madison Besaw, Kennedy Robillard, Sophia Bjerk, and Natalie Joyner photographed in Puyallup, Wash., on Friday, March 3, 2017.

Puyallup softball players (from left): Madison Besaw, Kennedy Robillard, Sophia Bjerk, and Natalie Joyner photographed in Puyallup, Wash., on Friday, March 3, 2017.

Defender Roman Torres plays with his son before Sounders practice at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Friday, March 17, 2017.

Defender Roman Torres plays with his son before Sounders practice at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Friday, March 17, 2017.

Fans cheer with the cup during the march to the match. The Seattle Sounders played the New York Red Bulls in a MLS soccer match at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Sunday, March 19, 2017.

Fans cheer with the cup during the march to the match. The Seattle Sounders played the New York Red Bulls in a MLS soccer match at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Sunday, March 19, 2017.

Sounders forward Jordan Morris collides with New York goalkeeper Luis Robles resulting in a penalty kick for the Sounders in the first half. The Seattle Sounders played the New York Red Bulls in a MLS soccer match at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Sunday, March 19, 2017.

Sounders forward Jordan Morris collides with New York goalkeeper Luis Robles resulting in a penalty kick for the Sounders in the first half. The Seattle Sounders played the New York Red Bulls in a MLS soccer match at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Sunday, March 19, 2017.

Sounders forward Clint Dempsey celebrates after a penalty kick made the score 1-0 in the first half. The Seattle Sounders played the New York Red Bulls in a MLS soccer match at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Sunday, March 19, 2017.

Sounders forward Clint Dempsey celebrates after a penalty kick made the score 1-0 in the first half. The Seattle Sounders played the New York Red Bulls in a MLS soccer match at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Sunday, March 19, 2017.

Council member Ryan Mello listens as a man speaks out against Puget Sound Energy's proposed Port of Tacoma liquefied natural gas plant during the Citizens Forum in Tacoma , Wash., on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.

Council member Ryan Mello listens as a man speaks out against Puget Sound Energy’s proposed Port of Tacoma liquefied natural gas plant during the Citizens Forum in Tacoma , Wash., on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.

Firefighters and police work the scene after an unattended garbage truck struck a vehicle and the side of Panera Bread in Gig Harbor, Wash., on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Officials say the unattended truck rolled several hundred feet before hitting a smaller vehicle and then hitting the Panera Bread. The smaller vehicle then hit a gas meter which prompted evacuations of nearby buildings. There were no reported injuries.

Firefighters and police work the scene after an unattended garbage truck struck a vehicle and the side of Panera Bread in Gig Harbor, Wash., on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Officials say the unattended truck rolled several hundred feet before hitting a smaller vehicle and then hitting the Panera Bread. The smaller vehicle then hit a gas meter which prompted evacuations of nearby buildings. There were no reported injuries.

Daryan Hanshew fights Zach Richardson in the 135 lb Mixed Martial Arts fight at the Redemption 9 cage fighting event at Green River Community College in Auburn, Wash., on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Honshu lost the fight by decision after going a full three rounds. The loss gives Hanshew a 3-3 record in amateur mixed martial arts fighting.

Daryan Hanshew fights Zach Richardson in the 135 lb Mixed Martial Arts fight at the Redemption 9 cage fighting event at Green River Community College in Auburn, Wash., on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Honshu lost the fight by decision after going a full three rounds. The loss gives Hanshew a 3-3 record in amateur mixed martial arts fighting.

The shortest month of the year was a frantic one. I opened the month finishing my photo story on a local amateur MMA fighter and closed it shooting (photos and video) The News Tribune’s and The Olympian’s basketball “All-Area” team sections. Throw in Mat Classic and playoff basketball and it was a very busy month.

As always, thanks for looking.

Links to the All-Area stories can be found here:

TNT Boys      OLY Boys

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Daryan Hanshew fights Zach Richardson in the 135 lb Mixed Martial Arts fight at the Redemption 9 cage fighting event at Green River Community College in Auburn, Wash., on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Honshu lost the fight by decision after going a full three rounds. The loss gives Hanshew a 3-3 record in amateur mixed martial arts fighting.

Daryan Hanshew fights Zach Richardson in the 135 lb Mixed Martial Arts fight at the Redemption 9 cage fighting event at Green River Community College in Auburn, Wash., on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Honshu lost the fight by decision after going a full three rounds. The loss gives Hanshew a 3-3 record in amateur mixed martial arts fighting.

Daryan Hanshew spits into a bucket between rounds during a Mixed Martial Arts fight at during the Redemption 9 cage fighting event at Green River Community College in Auburn, Wash., on Saturday, February 4, 2017.

Daryan Hanshew spits into a bucket between rounds during a Mixed Martial Arts fight at during the Redemption 9 cage fighting event at Green River Community College in Auburn, Wash., on Saturday, February 4, 2017.

Selah's A.J. Au tries to fight off Highline's Kyle Herbruger during Mat Classic XXIX at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Selah’s A.J. Au tries to fight off Highline’s Kyle Herbruger during Mat Classic XXIX at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Bonney Lake's Brandon Kaylor reacts after defeating Mt. Spokane's Blake Haney in the 3A 113 pound championship match at Mat Classic XXIX at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Bonney Lake’s Brandon Kaylor reacts after defeating Mt. Spokane’s Blake Haney in the 3A 113 pound championship match at Mat Classic XXIX at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Wilson's Jasmine Parker-Borrero celebrates after defeating Yelm's Ariana Zenke in the girls 145 pound championship match at Mat Classic XXIX at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Wilson’s Jasmine Parker-Borrero celebrates after defeating Yelm’s Ariana Zenke in the girls 145 pound championship match at Mat Classic XXIX at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Everett's Patrick West looks on during Mat Classic XXIX at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Everett’s Patrick West looks on during Mat Classic XXIX at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Blaine's Saul Magallon celebrates with friends and family after winning the 2A 220 pound championship match at Mat Classic XXIX at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Blaine’s Saul Magallon celebrates with friends and family after winning the 2A 220 pound championship match at Mat Classic XXIX at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

North Thurston's Kai Burgman wrestles Lincon's Will Willsey during Mat Classic XXIX at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

North Thurston’s Kai Burgman wrestles Lincon’s Will Willsey during Mat Classic XXIX at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Yelm's Steven Reyes wrestles Mt. Spokane's Jake Howerton in the 3A boys 126 pound championship match at Mat Classic XXIX at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Yelm’s Steven Reyes wrestles Mt. Spokane’s Jake Howerton in the 3A boys 126 pound championship match at Mat Classic XXIX at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Bethel's Dante Springsteen wrestles Yelm's Chayton Miller in the 3A 160 pound championship match at Mat Classic XXIX at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Bethel’s Dante Springsteen wrestles Yelm’s Chayton Miller in the 3A 160 pound championship match at Mat Classic XXIX at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Participants play a game at the Young Life Capernaum group at Sehmel Homestead Park in Gig Harbor, Wash., on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

Participants play a game at the Young Life Capernaum group at Sehmel Homestead Park in Gig Harbor, Wash., on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

Cameron Wenman, left, and Jonathan Brewster, right, walk back from sledding along the Cushman Trail in Gig Harbor, Wash., on Monday, February 6, 2017.

Cameron Wenman, left, and Jonathan Brewster, right, walk back from sledding along the Cushman Trail in Gig Harbor, Wash., on Monday, February 6, 2017.

Protestors gather outside of the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Wash., on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Protestors gathered to protest the detainment of Daniel Ramirez-Medina. Ramirez who fell under former President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, was detained by authorities in Seattle.

Protestors gather outside of the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Wash., on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Protestors gathered to protest the detainment of Daniel Ramirez-Medina. Ramirez who fell under former President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, was detained by authorities in Seattle.

Kids learn how to properly handle knives as they cut bell peppers during Healthy Kids in the Harbor cooking class at Rosedale Hall in Gig Harbor, Wash., on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

Kids learn how to properly handle knives as they cut bell peppers during Healthy Kids in the Harbor cooking class at Rosedale Hall in Gig Harbor, Wash., on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

Dan Stromstad watches as Dennis Johnson uses a lathe and turning tools to create a wooden pen at Johnson's home in Gig Harbor, Wash., on Thursday, February 9, 2017. After suffering a stroke in 2009, Johnson was left paralyzed on this left side and in a wheelchair. Stromstad introduced Johnson to woodworking, and after making sure Johnson was committed to the craft, built a custom worktable allowing Johnson to use a leathe in his garage. The lathe and turning tool were donated by Ron Hall, owner of Woodcraft. Johnson has used the workbench to create several wooden pens and a bowl.

Dan Stromstad watches as Dennis Johnson uses a lathe and turning tools to create a wooden pen at Johnson’s home in Gig Harbor, Wash., on Thursday, February 9, 2017. After suffering a stroke in 2009, Johnson was left paralyzed on this left side and in a wheelchair. Stromstad introduced Johnson to woodworking, and after making sure Johnson was committed to the craft, built a custom worktable allowing Johnson to use a leathe in his garage. The lathe and turning tool were donated by Ron Hall, owner of Woodcraft. Johnson has used the workbench to create several wooden pens and a bowl.

Rogers High School Wrestling Coach David Johnston watches a match at the Mat Classic at Curtis High School in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, February 11, 2017.

Rogers High School Wrestling Coach David Johnston watches a match at the Mat Classic at Curtis High School in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, February 11, 2017.

Wilson's Emmitt Matthews Jr (1) throws down a breakaway dunk in the third quarter. North Thurston High School played Wilson High School in a basketball game at Timberline High School in Lacey, Wash., on Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

Wilson’s Emmitt Matthews Jr (1) throws down a breakaway dunk in the third quarter. North Thurston High School played Wilson High School in a basketball game at Timberline High School in Lacey, Wash., on Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

Jordan Skipper-Brown shows off a dunk at River Ridge High School in Olympia, Wash., on Sunday, February 12, 2017.

Jordan Skipper-Brown shows off a dunk at River Ridge High School in Olympia, Wash., on Sunday, February 12, 2017.

Lincoln's Trevante Anderson photographed in Tacoma, Wash., on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Lincoln’s Trevante Anderson photographed in Tacoma, Wash., on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Bethel's Tianna Brown photographed in Tacoma, Wash., on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Bethel’s Tianna Brown photographed in Tacoma, Wash., on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Federal Way's Malcolm Cola photographed in Tacoma, Wash., on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Federal Way’s Malcolm Cola photographed in Tacoma, Wash., on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Wilson's Emmitt Matthews Jr. photographed in Tacoma, Wash., on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Wilson’s Emmitt Matthews Jr. photographed in Tacoma, Wash., on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Gig Harbor's Brynna Maxwell photographed in Tacoma, Wash., on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Gig Harbor’s Brynna Maxwell photographed in Tacoma, Wash., on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Kentwood's Darius LuBom photographed in Tacoma, Wash., on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Kentwood’s Darius LuBom photographed in Tacoma, Wash., on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Tumwater's Sierra Snyder photographed in Olympia, Wash., on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Tumwater’s Sierra Snyder photographed in Olympia, Wash., on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Gig Harbor's Maddie Willett (33) loses control of the ball as she drives to the basket through the defense of Kamiakin's Kendall Liberty (3) in the first quarter. Gig Harbor High School played Kamiakin High School in a basketball game at Puyallup High School in Puyallup, Wash., on Saturday, February 25, 2017.

Gig Harbor’s Maddie Willett (33) loses control of the ball as she drives to the basket through the defense of Kamiakin’s Kendall Liberty (3) in the first quarter. Gig Harbor High School played Kamiakin High School in a basketball game at Puyallup High School in Puyallup, Wash., on Saturday, February 25, 2017.

Bethel's Tiarra Brown (23) puts up a shot in the second quarter. Wilson High School played Bethel High School in a basketball game at Rogers High School in Puyallup, Wash., on Saturday, February 25, 2017.

Bethel’s Tiarra Brown (23) puts up a shot in the second quarter. Wilson High School played Bethel High School in a basketball game at Rogers High School in Puyallup, Wash., on Saturday, February 25, 2017.

Players fight for a rebound in the third quarter. Wilson High School played Bethel High School in a basketball game at Rogers High School in Puyallup, Wash., on Saturday, February 25, 2017.

Players fight for a rebound in the third quarter. Wilson High School played Bethel High School in a basketball game at Rogers High School in Puyallup, Wash., on Saturday, February 25, 2017.

Bethel players celebrate their 55-53 win against Wilson. Wilson High School played Bethel High School in a basketball game at Rogers High School in Puyallup, Wash., on Saturday, February 25, 2017.

Bethel players celebrate their 55-53 win against Wilson. Wilson High School played Bethel High School in a basketball game at Rogers High School in Puyallup, Wash., on Saturday, February 25, 2017.

Timberline's Erik Stevenson photographed in Olympia, Wash., on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Timberline’s Erik Stevenson photographed in Olympia, Wash., on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

University of Washington forward Sam Timmins (33) and Washington State forward Josh Hawkinson (24) fight for a rebound in the first half. The Washington Huskies played the Washington State Cougars in a basketball game at Hec Edmundson Pavilion in Seattle, Wash., on Sunday, January 1, 2017.

University of Washington forward Sam Timmins (33) and Washington State forward Josh Hawkinson (24) fight for a rebound in the first half. The Washington Huskies played the Washington State Cougars in a basketball game at Hec Edmundson Pavilion in Seattle, Wash., on Sunday, January 1, 2017.

University of Washington forward Matthew Atewe (41) and Washington State forward Josh Hawkinson (24) go up for a rebound in the first half. The Washington Huskies played the Washington State Cougars in a basketball game at Hec Edmundson Pavilion in Seattle, Wash., on Sunday, January 1, 2017.

University of Washington forward Matthew Atewe (41) and Washington State forward Josh Hawkinson (24) go up for a rebound in the first half. The Washington Huskies played the Washington State Cougars in a basketball game at Hec Edmundson Pavilion in Seattle, Wash., on Sunday, January 1, 2017.

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) argues a penalty call with an official in the second quarter. The Seattle Seahawks played the Detroit Lions in a NFL Wildcard game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Saturday, January 7, 2017.

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) argues a penalty call with an official in the second quarter. The Seattle Seahawks played the Detroit Lions in a NFL Wildcard game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Saturday, January 7, 2017.

Lions linebacker Tahir Whitehead (59) tries to pull down Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls (34) during a run in the second quarter. The Seattle Seahawks played the Detroit Lions in a NFL Wildcard game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Saturday, January 7, 2017.

Lions linebacker Tahir Whitehead (59) tries to pull down Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls (34) during a run in the second quarter. The Seattle Seahawks played the Detroit Lions in a NFL Wildcard game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Saturday, January 7, 2017.

Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson (10) makes a one-handed grab in the fourth quarter to keep a Seahawks' drive alive. The Seattle Seahawks played the Detroit Lions in a NFL Wildcard game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Saturday, January 7, 2017.

Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson (10) makes a one-handed grab in the fourth quarter to keep a Seahawks’ drive alive. The Seattle Seahawks played the Detroit Lions in a NFL Wildcard game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Saturday, January 7, 2017.

Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) reels in a one-handed touchdown catch in the fourth quarter to seal the game for the Seahawks. The Seattle Seahawks played the Detroit Lions in a NFL Wildcard game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Saturday, January 7, 2017.

Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) reels in a one-handed touchdown catch in the fourth quarter to seal the game for the Seahawks. The Seattle Seahawks played the Detroit Lions in a NFL Wildcard game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Saturday, January 7, 2017.

Olympia's Hunter Sipe (4) pulls a rebound away from Puyallup's Myles Smith (13) in the second quarter. Puyallup High School played Olympia High School in a basketball game at Puyallup High School in Puyallup, Wash., on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

Olympia’s Hunter Sipe (4) pulls a rebound away from Puyallup’s Myles Smith (13) in the second quarter. Puyallup High School played Olympia High School in a basketball game at Puyallup High School in Puyallup, Wash., on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

Federal Way's Malcolm Cola (25) slams down a dunk in the first quarter of the game. Federal Way High School played Enumclaw High School in a basketball game at Enumclaw High School in Enumclaw, Wash., on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

Federal Way’s Malcolm Cola (25) slams down a dunk in the first quarter of the game. Federal Way High School played Enumclaw High School in a basketball game at Enumclaw High School in Enumclaw, Wash., on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

Wilson's Londrell Hamilton (3) is fouled by Lincoln's Willie Thomas III (5) as he drives to the hoop in the fourth quarter. Lincoln played Wilson in a basketball game at Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Wash., on Wednesday, January 25, 2017.

Wilson’s Londrell Hamilton (3) is fouled by Lincoln’s Willie Thomas III (5) as he drives to the hoop in the fourth quarter. Lincoln played Wilson in a basketball game at Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Wash., on Wednesday, January 25, 2017.

Gig Harbor's Emily Shields (12) hangs onto the ball as Timberline's Briyanna Gardner (32) tries to force a jump ball in the fourth quarter. Gig Harbor played Timberline in a basketball game at Gig Harbor, Wash., on Friday, January 27, 2017.

Gig Harbor’s Emily Shields (12) hangs onto the ball as Timberline’s Briyanna Gardner (32) tries to force a jump ball in the fourth quarter. Gig Harbor played Timberline in a basketball game at Gig Harbor, Wash., on Friday, January 27, 2017.

Librarian Kendall Brookhart, digital literacy coordinator for the Pierce County Library System, works with Mary Sinclair, 80, right, to help Sinclair sign into a website on her new tablet at the Milton Library branch in Milton, Wash., on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

Librarian Kendall Brookhart, digital literacy coordinator for the Pierce County Library System, works with Mary Sinclair, 80, right, to help Sinclair sign into a website on her new tablet at the Milton Library branch in Milton, Wash., on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

Gig Harbor, Wash., on Monday, January 23, 2017.

Gig Harbor, Wash., on Monday, January 23, 2017.

The Olympic Mountains as seen from Gig Harbor, Wash., on Friday, January 27, 2017.

The Olympic Mountains as seen from Gig Harbor, Wash., on Friday, January 27, 2017.

A skateboarder goes off a ramp at the Gig Harbor skate park in Gig Harbor, Wash., on Friday, January 6, 2017.

A skateboarder goes off a ramp at the Gig Harbor skate park in Gig Harbor, Wash., on Friday, January 6, 2017.

Sani Ghuman, left, and Jose Moreno, right, add meat to the 30-foot-long  "Mucho MegaBurrito" at Fiesta Taqueria & Tequila Bar in Puyallup, Wash., on Tuesday, January 10, 2017.

Sani Ghuman, left, and Jose Moreno, right, add meat to the 30-foot-long “Mucho MegaBurrito” at Fiesta Taqueria & Tequila Bar in Puyallup, Wash., on Tuesday, January 10, 2017.

Connor Wedington photographed at Sumner High School in Sumner, Wash., on Thursday, January 26, 2017.

Connor Wedington photographed at Sumner High School in Sumner, Wash., on Thursday, January 26, 2017.

Wrestlers compete during a meet at Graham-Kapowsin High School in Graham, Wash., on Thursday, January 5, 2017.

Wrestlers compete during a meet at Graham-Kapowsin High School in Graham, Wash., on Thursday, January 5, 2017.

Wrestlers compete during a meet at Graham-Kapowsin High School in Graham, Wash., on Thursday, January 5, 2017.

Wrestlers compete during a meet at Graham-Kapowsin High School in Graham, Wash., on Thursday, January 5, 2017.

Wrestlers compete during a meet at Graham-Kapowsin High School in Graham, Wash., on Thursday, January 5, 2017.

Wrestlers compete during a meet at Graham-Kapowsin High School in Graham, Wash., on Thursday, January 5, 2017.

The crowd watches a tag-team match between No More Heroes and wrestlers JD Mason and Shane McClane during North West Pro Wrestling in Vaughn, Wash., on Sunday, January 21, 2017.

The crowd watches a tag-team match between No More Heroes and wrestlers JD Mason and Shane McClane during North West Pro Wrestling in Vaughn, Wash., on Sunday, January 21, 2017.

Hikers on Mount Ellinor.

Hikers on Mount Ellinor.

Hikers on Mount Ellinor.

Hikers on Mount Ellinor.

Washington quarterback Jake Browning (3) points to Oregon's Jimmie Swain (18) while rushing for a touchdown in the first quarter. The Washington Huskies played the Oregon Ducks in a football game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore., on Saturday, October 8, 2016.

Washington quarterback Jake Browning (3) points to Oregon’s Jimmie Swain (18) while rushing for a touchdown in the first quarter. The Washington Huskies played the Oregon Ducks in a football game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore., on Saturday, October 8, 2016.

This is a long post but I don’t have many words.

2016 was a pretty strange year. I moved back to Tacoma with my girlfriend for an opportunity to work at the newspaper where I got my first byline as a middle schooler. Now I find myself covering the community I grew up in as well as shooting breaking news and sports for the Tacoma News Tribune.

So here’s a collection of work from the past year. Most of it is work-related, some of it is personal.

Thank you for looking,

Joshua Bessex

A firefighter works the scene of a house fire in Tacoma, Wash., on Friday, May 27, 2016.

A firefighter works the scene of a house fire in Tacoma, Wash., on Friday, May 27, 2016.

Joshua Bessex/The Daily Astorian Sea Lions and harbor seals dive off the docks of the East End Mooring Basin after crews from the Port of Astoria inflated air dancers in an attempt to scare the pinnipeds this morning.

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Sea Lions and harbor seals dive off the docks of the East End Mooring Basin after crews from the Port of Astoria inflated air dancers in an attempt to scare the pinnipeds this morning.

Joshua Bessex/The Daily Astorian Firefighters from Astoria, Warrenton, and Lewis and Clark respond to a structure fire at the U.S. Coast Guard housing construction site.

Joshua Bessex/The Daily Astorian
Firefighters from Astoria, Warrenton, and Lewis and Clark respond to a structure fire at the U.S. Coast Guard housing construction site.

Joshua Bessex/The Daily Astorian Investigators work the scene of an officer-involved shooting on Broadway Street in Seaside.

Joshua Bessex/The Daily Astorian
Investigators work the scene of an officer-involved shooting on Broadway Street in Seaside.

A police officer salutes behind the ambulance carrying the body of slain officer Reginald ÒJakeÓ Gutierrez on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016.

A police officer salutes behind the ambulance carrying the body of slain officer Reginald ÒJakeÓ Gutierrez on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016.

Joshua Bessex/The Daily Astorian Hundreds gathered to remember and honor fallen officer Jason Goodding at Broadway Field in Seaside.

Joshua Bessex/The Daily Astorian
Hundreds gathered to remember and honor fallen officer Jason Goodding at Broadway Field in Seaside.

Joshua Bessex/The Daily Astorian Clam diggers walk the beach at Fort Stevens.

Joshua Bessex/The Daily Astorian
Clam diggers walk the beach at Fort Stevens.

Joshua Bessex/The Daily Astorian A man kneels outside of a makeshift memorial before a service for Sgt. Jason Goodding at the Seaside Convention Center. Goodding was killed while on duty.

Joshua Bessex/The Daily Astorian
A man kneels outside of a makeshift memorial before a service for Sgt. Jason Goodding at the Seaside Convention Center. Goodding was killed while on duty.

Joshua Bessex/The Daily Astorian AstoriaÕs Derek Jarrett, No. 34, and Justin Fruiht, No. 23, react after AstoriaÕs 44-42 loss to Valley Catholic.

Joshua Bessex/The Daily Astorian
AstoriaÕs Derek Jarrett, No. 34, and Justin Fruiht, No. 23, react after AstoriaÕs 44-42 loss to Valley Catholic.

Joshua Bessex/The Daily Astorian Brynley and his ball.

Joshua Bessex/The Daily Astorian
Brynley and his ball.

Joshua Bessex/The Daily Astorian Miss Clatsop County Scholarship Pageant at the Seaside Convention Center Saturday.

Joshua Bessex/The Daily Astorian
Miss Clatsop County Scholarship Pageant at the Seaside Convention Center Saturday.

Joshua Bessex/The Daily Astorian AstoriaÕs Rylee Demander warms up before stepping up to the plate during the softball game against Naselle.

Joshua Bessex/The Daily Astorian
AstoriaÕs Rylee Demander warms up before stepping up to the plate during the softball game against Naselle.

Joshua Bessex/The Daily Astorian Hair flies as AstoriaÕs Libby Dibartolomeo pitches in the fifth inning of the softball game against Corbett at CMH Field.

Joshua Bessex/The Daily Astorian
Hair flies as AstoriaÕs Libby Dibartolomeo pitches in the fifth inning of the softball game against Corbett at CMH Field.

Joshua Bessex/The Daily Astorian Clam diggers walk the beach at Fort Stevens.

Joshua Bessex/The Daily Astorian
Clam diggers walk the beach at Fort Stevens.

Joshua Bessex/The Daily Astorian Sage Nyberg, 10, grimaces as he pulls up a clam gun from the sand while digging for razor clams on Sunday morning during the Long Beach Razor Clam Festival.

Joshua Bessex/The Daily Astorian
Sage Nyberg, 10, grimaces as he pulls up a clam gun from the sand while digging for razor clams on Sunday morning during the Long Beach Razor Clam Festival.

Joshua Bessex/The Daily Astorian Crews remove plane debris from the Columbia River on Tuesday. The privately owned AT-6 North American military trainer from 1941, crashed into the Columbia about a mile north of Pier 39 in Astoria on March 23.

Joshua Bessex/The Daily Astorian
Crews remove plane debris from the Columbia River on Tuesday. The privately owned AT-6 North American military trainer from 1941, crashed into the Columbia about a mile north of Pier 39 in Astoria on March 23.

A boogie-boarder hits the waves in Hawaii.

A boogie-boarder hits the waves in Hawaii.

Joshua Bessex/The Daily Astorian Mont Rainier is seen in the distance as pilot Rory Yoder flies a C-130H during an inspection of the crabbing fleet  in the Pacific Ocean.

Joshua Bessex/The Daily Astorian
Mont Rainier is seen in the distance as pilot Rory Yoder flies a C-130H during an inspection of the crabbing fleet in the Pacific Ocean.

Joshua Bessex/The Daily Astorian A search helicopter flies over Smith Lake in Warrenton, Ore., during a search and rescue operation.

Joshua Bessex/The Daily Astorian
A search helicopter flies over Smith Lake in Warrenton, Ore., during a search and rescue operation.

Megan Blunk will be playing for the U.S. WomenÕs wheelchair basketball team in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio.

Megan Blunk will be playing for the U.S. WomenÕs wheelchair basketball team in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio.

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cassius Marsh (91) takes in the crowd noise after a kickoff return in the third quarter. The Seattle Seahawks played the San Francisco 49ers in a NFL football game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Sunday, September 25, 2016.

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cassius Marsh (91) takes in the crowd noise after a kickoff return in the third quarter. The Seattle Seahawks played the San Francisco 49ers in a NFL football game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Sunday, September 25, 2016.

Joshua Bessex/The Daily Astorian Zachary Seidel, who tried to make citizen's arrests on Astoria Mayor Arline LaMear and Police Chief Brad Johnston at a City Council meeting, looks on during his hearing at the Clatsop County Courthouse. Seidel chose to represent himself at the hearing.

Joshua Bessex/The Daily Astorian
Zachary Seidel, who tried to make citizen’s arrests on Astoria Mayor Arline LaMear and Police Chief Brad Johnston at a City Council meeting, looks on during his hearing at the Clatsop County Courthouse. Seidel chose to represent himself at the hearing.

Joshua Bessex/The Daily Astorian An athlete reacts as he fails to clear the bar during a pole vaulting event at The Daily Astorian track and field meet at Seaside High School.

Joshua Bessex/The Daily Astorian
An athlete reacts as he fails to clear the bar during a pole vaulting event at The Daily Astorian track and field meet at Seaside High School.

Emerald Ridge High graduate Hassan Mackey and his father, Larry Mackey, stand for a portrait. Hassan is trying to play for the Uganda Lacrosse National League, becoming the first African American to play for an African team.

Emerald Ridge High graduate Hassan Mackey and his father, Larry Mackey, stand for a portrait. Hassan is trying to play for the Uganda Lacrosse National League, becoming the first African American to play for an African team.

Gig HarborÕs Jenna Anderson looks to pass during the Washington girl's high school water polo state championship game at Curtis High School in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, May 28, 2016.

Gig HarborÕs Jenna Anderson looks to pass during the Washington girl’s high school water polo state championship game at Curtis High School in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, May 28, 2016.

Gig Harbor's Bailey Werner (2) heads the ball in the second half. Gig Harbor played Peninsula in a soccer match at Gig Harbor High School in Gig Harbor, Wash., on Thursday, October 13, 2016.

Gig Harbor’s Bailey Werner (2) heads the ball in the second half. Gig Harbor played Peninsula in a soccer match at Gig Harbor High School in Gig Harbor, Wash., on Thursday, October 13, 2016.

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson gets pumped up before the game against the Atlanta Falcons. The Seattle Seahawks played the Atlanta Falcons in a NFL football game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Sunday, October 16, 2016.

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson gets pumped up before the game against the Atlanta Falcons. The Seattle Seahawks played the Atlanta Falcons in a NFL football game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Sunday, October 16, 2016.

Blayke Pribnow, 4, swims in the pool after his swimming lesson at the Mel Korum YMCA in Puyallup, Wash., on Thursday, November 3, 2016. After swimming for slightly longer than a year, Pribnow is competing in swim meets against kids much older.

Blayke Pribnow, 4, swims in the pool after his swimming lesson at the Mel Korum YMCA in Puyallup, Wash., on Thursday, November 3, 2016. After swimming for slightly longer than a year, Pribnow is competing in swim meets against kids much older.

Narrows Baseball Club pitcher Patrick Fredrickson was named to the Area Code Games roster for August in Long Beach, California.

Narrows Baseball Club pitcher Patrick Fredrickson was named to the Area Code Games roster for August in Long Beach, California.

Rogers High School graduate Jeremy Cornely will play lacrosse for the University of Montana.

Rogers High School graduate Jeremy Cornely will play lacrosse for the University of Montana.

Bonney Lake high school players warm up for the game against Wilson High School at Bonney Lake High School in Bonney Lake, Wash., on Tuesday, September 13, 2016.

Bonney Lake high school players warm up for the game against Wilson High School at Bonney Lake High School in Bonney Lake, Wash., on Tuesday, September 13, 2016.

Rachel Burke, 16, straightens up her goat while presenting it at the goat showmanship competition at the The Washington State Fair in Puyallup, Wash., on Friday, September 2, 2016.

Rachel Burke, 16, straightens up her goat while presenting it at the goat showmanship competition at the The Washington State Fair in Puyallup, Wash., on Friday, September 2, 2016.

Firefighters rescue a hiker than fell down a cliff at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, Wash., on Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

Firefighters rescue a hiker than fell down a cliff at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, Wash., on Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

Peninsula's Blake Cantu (37) scores a touchdown in the first quarter of the Fishbowl. Peninsula High School played Gig Harbor High School in the Fishbowl at Roy Anderson Field in Purdy, Wash., on Friday, September 16, 2016.

Peninsula’s Blake Cantu (37) scores a touchdown in the first quarter of the Fishbowl. Peninsula High School played Gig Harbor High School in the Fishbowl at Roy Anderson Field in Purdy, Wash., on Friday, September 16, 2016.

Washington defensive lineman Greg Gaines (99) sacks Stanford quarterback Ryan Burns (17) in the second quarter. The Washington Huskies played the Stanford Cardinal in a football game at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Wash., on Friday, September 30, 2016.

Washington defensive lineman Greg Gaines (99) sacks Stanford quarterback Ryan Burns (17) in the second quarter. The Washington Huskies played the Stanford Cardinal in a football game at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Wash., on Friday, September 30, 2016.

Jasmyne Neria collapses across the finish line while competing in the 2A 400m race at the Star Track XXXIV at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, May 28, 2016.

Jasmyne Neria collapses across the finish line while competing in the 2A 400m race at the Star Track XXXIV at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, May 28, 2016.

Thousands turned out Saturday at Fort Steilacoom Park in Lakewood for an attempt to break the world record for the largest squirt gun fight. The event benefited 4US, which raises money for ultrasound equipment for pregnancy centers.

Thousands turned out Saturday at Fort Steilacoom Park in Lakewood for an attempt to break the world record for the largest squirt gun fight. The event benefited 4US, which raises money for ultrasound equipment for pregnancy centers.

Washington running back Lavon Coleman (22) takes the field before the game. The Washington Huskies played the Oregon Ducks in a football game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore., on Saturday, October 8, 2016.

Washington running back Lavon Coleman (22) takes the field before the game. The Washington Huskies played the Oregon Ducks in a football game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore., on Saturday, October 8, 2016.

Bonney LakeÕs Dreakeanna Adair competes in the 3A girls discus event during Star Track XXXIV at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, May 28, 2016.

Bonney LakeÕs Dreakeanna Adair competes in the 3A girls discus event during Star Track XXXIV at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, May 28, 2016.

Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham pulls down a one-handed catch for a touchdown through the defense of Bills corner back Nickell Robey-Coleman (21) and Bills safety Robert Blanton (26) in the second quarter. Seattle Seahawks played the Buffalo Bills in a NFL game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Monday, November 7, 2016.

Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham pulls down a one-handed catch for a touchdown through the defense of Bills corner back Nickell Robey-Coleman (21) and Bills safety Robert Blanton (26) in the second quarter. Seattle Seahawks played the Buffalo Bills in a NFL game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Monday, November 7, 2016.

Security tackles a shirtless man who ran on the field in the third quarter. The Seattle Seahawks played the Buffalo Bills in a NFL game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Monday, November 7, 2016.

Security tackles a shirtless man who ran on the field in the third quarter. The Seattle Seahawks played the Buffalo Bills in a NFL game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Monday, November 7, 2016.

Firefighters respond to a fire at the Polymer Industries building in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, November 12, 2016.

Firefighters respond to a fire at the Polymer Industries building in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, November 12, 2016.

Sandy Rose, right, looks lovingly toward George Eckhoff, left, during their wedding at Chapel on Echo Bay on Fox Island, Wash., on Saturday, November 12, 2016. Rose, 76, and Eckhoff, 103, met when they both lived at Providence Mount St. Vincent in West Seattle. Rose delivered a birthday card to Eckhoff and Eckhoff offered dinner as a thank you.

Sandy Rose, right, looks lovingly toward George Eckhoff, left, during their wedding at Chapel on Echo Bay on Fox Island, Wash., on Saturday, November 12, 2016. Rose, 76, and Eckhoff, 103, met when they both lived at Providence Mount St. Vincent in West Seattle. Rose delivered a birthday card to Eckhoff and Eckhoff offered dinner as a thank you.

Washington running back Lavon Coleman (22) runs into the end zone for a touchdown in the second quarter. The Washington Huskies played the Washington State Cougars in the Apple Cup at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash., on Friday, November 25, 2016.

Washington running back Lavon Coleman (22) runs into the end zone for a touchdown in the second quarter. The Washington Huskies played the Washington State Cougars in the Apple Cup at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash., on Friday, November 25, 2016.

Panthers corner back Robert McClain (27) breaks up a pass intended for Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (16) in the first quarter. The Seattle Seahawks played the Carolina Panthers in a NFL football game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Sunday, December 4, 2016.

Panthers corner back Robert McClain (27) breaks up a pass intended for Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (16) in the first quarter. The Seattle Seahawks played the Carolina Panthers in a NFL football game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Sunday, December 4, 2016.

Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls (34) hurdles Panthers corner back Daryl Worley (26) for a touchdown in the first quarter. The Seattle Seahawks played the Carolina Panthers in a NFL football game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Sunday, December 4, 2016.

Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls (34) hurdles Panthers corner back Daryl Worley (26) for a touchdown in the first quarter. The Seattle Seahawks played the Carolina Panthers in a NFL football game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Sunday, December 4, 2016.

Two-time Cy young award winner Tim Lincecum falls as he pitches against the Tacoma Rainiers at Cheney Stadium Thursday evening, his first rehab game for the Salt Lake City Bees.

Two-time Cy young award winner Tim Lincecum falls as he pitches against the Tacoma Rainiers at Cheney Stadium Thursday evening, his first rehab game for the Salt Lake City Bees.

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Rodney Smith makes a touchdown catch under pressure from Seahawks safety Tyvis Powell in the fourth quarter. The Seattle Seahawks play the Dallas Cowboys at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Thursday, August 25, 2016.

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Rodney Smith makes a touchdown catch under pressure from Seahawks safety Tyvis Powell in the fourth quarter. The Seattle Seahawks play the Dallas Cowboys at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Thursday, August 25, 2016.