The Sideline

Mark Serrano scattered four hits over seven innings as the Reno Aces defeated a tired and travel-weary Tacoma Rainiers squad by a score of 6-1 on Thursday night at Cheney Stadium in the opener of a four-game series.

“(Brandon) Maurer was a little dehydrated tonight, he tried but he just could not compete,” said Tacoma manager John Stearns of his big right-hander, who had a stint in the Mariners’ rotation to start the season before being sent down.

Maurer faced six hitters in the top of the first inning and gave up three hits, two walks, and a hit batter to account for the…

It’s been a bumpy road in the early going for the Wilson Rams in the first half of the American Legion summer baseball season, with game cancellations and rescheduling due to complications with scheduled field demolition at Wilson.

But for a while all the insanity was forgotten on Tuesday afternoon, as Brady O’Keefe and Jared Horner combined on a no-hitter over five innings and the Rams topped Wollochet by a score of 11-0 to take the first half of the double header at Wilson Field.

“Jared and I would get a little ribbing occasionally between innings reminding us of the…

Fighting back from a one-goal deficit most of the game, the Sounders U23s were able to pull out a 3-3 draw against the Washington Crossfire on Sunday night at Redmond High School to remain alone in fourth place in the league standings.

The Sounders were in a 1-0 hole early, as Crossfire midfielder Matthew Sarett avoided a tackle at the left side of the box and drove a shot into the right netting past Sounders keeper Zac Lubin. The Sounders then went on the attack, getting several good looks but no finish. They equaled the score in the 37th minute when Aodhan Quinn slipped a ball through…

Clover Park star senior-to-be David Crisp led the Warriors to narrow victories over Lincoln and Foss to capture the Tacoma Community College Summer League Basketball Tournament title on Thursday afternoon.

Crisp scored 21 of his game-high 29 points in the second half to help the Warriors top Foss 68-64 in a back-and-forth title game. Center Markel James chipped in with 16 points for the Warriors, while Tino Smith added 11 points.

The Falcons were led by Lincoln transfer Ar’Mond Davis, who scored 22 points in the finals after earlier scoring 19 points in a 58-32 win over South…

Chambers wins 400 at Junior Nationals

Recently graduated Foss athlete Marcus Chambers won the 400-meter dash at the U.S. Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships on June 21-23 in Des Moines, Iowa to qualify for the 2013 Pan American Junior Championships.

Chambers, who won the 400- and 200-meter titles at the 3A state meet in late May, finished in a time of 46.55 seconds in the finals of the 400 on June 23 to edge Juan Paul Green of Illinois by nine hundredths of a second.

“It was great experience racing against all the top guys of the country,” said Chambers, noting that a brutal wind at Drake Stadium –…

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