From top left: Nick Simon, LaShonte Simon, Julien Simon, Jayden Simon, and Dionte Simon after a signing ceremony at Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Wash., on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019.
From top left: Nick Simon, LaShonte Simon, Julien Simon, Jayden Simon, and Dionte Simon after a signing ceremony at Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Wash., on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. Joshua Bessex joshua.bessex@gateline.com
From top left: Nick Simon, LaShonte Simon, Julien Simon, Jayden Simon, and Dionte Simon after a signing ceremony at Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Wash., on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. Joshua Bessex joshua.bessex@gateline.com

Lauren Smith has been a high school sports reporter at The News Tribune and The Olympian since 2015. She also assists with coverage of professional and college sports. She is a graduate of the University of Washington and Emerald Ridge High School.