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.
|2020||Daniel Shurr||Peninsula High School|
|2019||Albert James||Lakes High School|
|2018||Josh Hanigan||Bellarmine Prep|
|2016||Joe Lyon||Bellarmine Prep|
|2015||Kasey Hewitt||Lakes High School|
|2014||Andrea Bowman||Bonney Lake High School|
|2013||James Silberman||Peninsula High School|
|2012||Michael Schwartze||Wilson High School|
|2011||Elliot Rosen||Wilson High School|
|2010||Alex Benzegala||Peninsula High School|
|2009||Jordan Lewis||Fife High School|
|2008||Brittany Ward||Puyallup High School|
|2007||Mike Beers||Pierce College|
|2006||Nick Kajca||Emerald Ridge High School|
|2005||Spencer Drolette||Peninsula High School|
|2004||Brendon Kepner||Spanaway Lake High School|
|2003||Russell Houghtaling||Peninsula High School|
|2002||Chad Potter||Gig Harbor High School|
|2001||Spencer Snope||Peninsula High School|
|2000||Kara Rae Skagg||Peninsula High School|