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Clay Huntington Sports Communication Scholarship

Clay Huntington

Clay Huntington may have been the youngest sportswriter and sportscaster in Tacoma's history. He started while in Lincoln High School, working for the Tacoma Times and KMO radio, and he continued while attending the College of Puget Sound. He was one of the founders of the Tacoma Athletic Commission, the first voice of the Tacoma Tigers when professional baseball returned to Tacoma in 1946 and also broadcast Tacoma Rockets hockey games from 1946-53.

A former Pierce County Commissioner and founder of the State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame, Clay owns radio station KLAY, one of the last stations still covering Tacoma high school and college sports in addition to Tacoma's professional teams.

The Clay Huntington Scholarship Award is a TAC effort, dedicated in Clay's name, to assist deserving local high school and college students in their pursuit of broadcasting or journalism at the college of their choice.

Past Recipients of the
Clay Huntington Sports Communication Scholarship

Year Recipient School
2016 Joe Lyon Bellarmine Prep
2015 Kasey Hewitt Lakes HS
2014 Andrea Bowman Bonney Lake HS
2013 James Silberman Peninsula HS
2012 Michael Schwartze Wilson HS
2011 Elliot Rosen Wilson HS
2010 Alex Benzegala Peninsula HS
2009 Jordan Lewis Fife HS
2008 Brittany Ward Puyallup HS
2007 Mike Beers Pierce College


Nick Kajca

Emerald Ridge HS


Spencer Drolette

Peninsula HS


Brendon Kepner

Spanaway Lake HS


Russell Houghtaling

Peninsula HS


Chad Potter

Gig Harbor HS


Spencer Snope

Peninsula HS


Kara Rae Skagg

Peninsula HS

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