Paul Ankenman (left) of Federal Way talks with Captain Jack’s Hodors teammate Frankie Van Gelder of Puyallup as Gabrielle Ankenman and her daughter, Gwendolyn, 3, warm up before their opening night summer league softball game at Puyallup Recreation Center on Valley Avenue on Thursday, July 19.
Paul Ankenman (left) of Federal Way talks with Captain Jack’s Hodors teammate Frankie Van Gelder of Puyallup as Gabrielle Ankenman and her daughter, Gwendolyn, 3, warm up before their opening night summer league softball game at Puyallup Recreation Center on Valley Avenue on Thursday, July 19. Tony Overman toverman@theolympian.com
Paul Ankenman (left) of Federal Way talks with Captain Jack’s Hodors teammate Frankie Van Gelder of Puyallup as Gabrielle Ankenman and her daughter, Gwendolyn, 3, warm up before their opening night summer league softball game at Puyallup Recreation Center on Valley Avenue on Thursday, July 19. Tony Overman toverman@theolympian.com

Allison Needles covers news in Puyallup, Sumner and Bonney Lake for The Puyallup Herald and education news for The News Tribune in Tacoma. She was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest.