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Friday, August 26, 2016 This Week's Paper

The Tacoma Rainiers will officially introduce “R” Yard - an all-new party deck area located beyond Cheney Stadium’s left field wall - to fans prior to the start of tonight’s 6 p.m. series opener against Colorado Springs.

The first-ever outfield viewing experience offered in the 55-year history of Cheney Stadium, “R” Yard serves as the largest structural addition to the ballpark since undergoing a $30 million renovation in 2011. The 130-foot-long, 26-foot-tall deck resides atop the home and visiting team bullpens and will feature grilled concessions items presented by Ivar’s,…

If there is a time to get some payback it's in the playoffs. TCC ended the regular season dropping four out of five games and lost the West Region title to crosstown rival Pierce College.

The Titans could muster just one hit against the Raiders on Saturday at the NWAACC Championship Tournament, but was able to cash-in on eight walks and two hit batters delivered by Pierce pitching for a 4-2 victory. TCC (39-7) moves into the semifinals Sunday against Edmonds CC while the season for Pierce (28-13) comes to a close.

Starting Titans pitcher Chris Kerwood went six innings and scattered…

After losing their first-round game 4-2 against Treasure Valley CC on Thursday afternoon, the TCC Titans baseball team moved into the loser-out side of the NWAACC Championship and got back on track with a 8-5 defeat of the Clark CC Penguins (31-15) Friday at David Story Field in Longview, WA.

The NWAACC is a double-elimination eight-team round-robin tournament. If TCC can channel a bit of their groove from their 27-game winning streak during the regular season, the Titans can still bring home the NWAACC Championship Trophy.

Tacoma will play either Pierce or Edmonds on Saturday…

Closing-out the regular season with a coveted second-seed to the 4A West Central District tournament on the line, the Bellarmine boys soccer team fought madly to the final whistle, but was unable to break free of a 3-3 draw with the top-seeded Gig Harbor Tides and find themselves on a much more difficult road as the third or fourth seed into the tournament.

On several occasions, including twice in the waning minutes of the match, Bellarmine senior forward Drew Barker missed his chance at finalizing a hat-trick for himself and a victory for his Lions.

Shortly after the opening whistle,…

United States head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has released the 30-man roster for the Men's 2014 World Cup and three Seattle Sounders - including former Sounders U-23 standout - DeAndre Yedlin have made the squad.

The 20-year old Yedlin is a graduate from Seattle's O'Dea high school and spent the 2012 season with the Sounders U-23 (formerly Tacoma Tide) - helping lead the club to the Western Conference championship in the Premier Development League.

Since being signed by the Seattle Sounders, Yedlin has appeared in 42 matches for the MSL club.

Klinsmann also named the Sounders'…

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