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Wednesday, August 24, 2016 This Week's Paper
Quick state soccer tournament primer

The 4A and 3A state soccer tournaments begin today and tomorrow. Here’s a quick look at the schedule and outlook for our two local squads.

Stadium (13-2-1) at Richland (12-3), Tonight, 6 p.m., Richland High School: The Tigers’ reward for a 3-0 blanking of Emerald Ridge on Saturday is a trip to the Tri-Cities to take on Columbia Basin 4A league winner Richland. Not an easy trip, but the Tigers have the weapons to make a run at it. Should they win, Stadium would “host” a second-round state game at a site to be determined on Friday or Saturday.

Shorewood (14-2-2) at Wilson (8-7-2), Wednesday, 7 p.m., Mount Tahoma Stadium: The Rams got a big win over Auburn Mountainview on Saturday to exorcise their recent district playoff demons. Speedy forward Munassar Saleh was electric against the Lions, and he will have to create some plays along with forward Oswald Ramos for Wilson to get past the Thunderbirds.

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