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Sunday, May 28, 2017 This Week's Paper

RAINIERS ROLLING

As if the Rainiers schedule wasn't crowded enough as they prepared to enter a stretch of 16 games in 15 days, it was further compressed when last Tuesday's showdown with the Omaha Storm Chasers was canceled due to rain and rescheduled for just two days later. With the rescheduling, the Rainiers would be forced to cram sixteen games into just two weeks, beginning with a four-game series against Omaha, crunched into two doubleheaders.

In the first doubleheader, the Rainiers sent Kyle Hunter and Chris Heston to the mound to face off against Yender Caramo and Eric Skoglund, respectively. As has been the case with many of the Rainiers contests this season, both games were decided by the successes and failures of the men squaring off on the pitcher's mound (the Rainiers own a 21-1 record when leading after six innings, while they're… Read Full Story

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SPORTSWATCH

SOUNDERS U23 EARNS A SPLIT OVER OPENING WEEKEND

The Sounders U23 team played the Portland Timbers U23 team on Friday, May 19 at Bonney Lake high school. The Sounders U23 scored in stoppage time on a goal by Conner Antley to seal the win.
Antley scored the stoppage-time winner for the Sounders U23s on Friday evening in the 92nd minute on a clever cross from Sergio Rivas lifting the home side to a 1-0 victory over the Timbers U23s. The Sounders U23 are now 1-0 on the season heading into a Sunday showdown with Calgary Foothills FC.

The first half was a physical affair with the Sounders U23 getting behind the Timbers U23 with Will Bagrou narrowly missing a one on one with Jordan Farr, the goal keeper for Portland. Farr was very busy in the first half with the Sounders U23 pouring on the pressure. The… Read Full Story

WEEKLY STORIES
Stadium brings eye of the Tiger to state

It’s been a crazy season for fastpitch and baseball teams around the Tacoma area this year. The wet weather wreaked havoc on team schedules, and even trying to make up games turned into an exercise in futility. For the Stadium Tigers’ fastpitch team, their journey to a state tournament berth included as many as four different attempts to try and squeeze in a game against just one team.

It certainly paid off for the Tigers, as the Stadium squad finished out the regular season with an impressive 15-2 record, good enough for a second-place finish in the 3A Pierce County League behind powerhouse Bonney Lake (22-2).

Over the… Read Full Story

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TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS MAY 25 – JUNE 11
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

THURSDAY, MAY 25 - TRACK 4A, 3A, 2A State Track Meet Mt. Tahoma Stadium - 3 p.m. THURSDAY, MAY 25 - BASEBALL Fresno Grizzlies vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium - 7:05 p.m. FRIDAY, MAY 26 - TRACK 4A, 3A, 2A State Track Meet Mt. Tahoma Stadium - 9 a.m. FRIDAY, MAY 26 - BASEBALL Fresno Grizzlies vs.…

PHOTO GALLERY - SHOCK SURGE TO FIRST PLACE
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

FIRST PLACE. The 1-0 victory by Washington Premier South Sound FC over the Spokane Shadow was a first for the hometown boys. In their previous six meetings, Spokane was victorious in four matches and tied with the Shock in the other two. Spokane won the first two Evergreen Premier League (EPLWA) championships…

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS MAY 19 – JUNE 11
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

FRIDAY, MAY 19 – SOCCER Portland U23 vs. Sounders U23 Bonney Lake HS – 7:30 p.m. SATURDAY, MAY 20 - FOOTBALL NW Hurricanes vs. Pierce Cty Bengals Art Crate Stadium - 5 p.m. SUNDAY, MAY 21 - SOCCER Women - Olympic Force vs. WP SSFC Peninsula HS - 2 p.m. SUNDAY, MAY 21 – SOCCER Calgary Foothills…

THE SHOCK DROP FIVE ON SEATTLE IN OPENER
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

Having navigated through a successful slate of preseason games, the Washington Premier South Sound FC opened league play against the Seattle Stars, one of their toughest rivals on Sunday, May 7 at the Washington Premier Soccer Fields. After a even matchup early on, Seattle would break the ice for…

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS MAY 11 - 28
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

THURSDAY, MAY 11 - SOCCER Mt. Rainier vs. Bellarmine Prep Sparks Stadium - 5:30 p.m. THURSDAY, MAY 11 – BASEBALL Round Rock vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m. THURSDAY, MAY 11 – SOCCER NPSL #6 vs. Bellarmine (WCD Playoffs) Curtis Viking Stadium – 7:30 p.m. FRIDAY, MAY 12 - BASEBALL…

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS MAY 4 - 21
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

THURSDAY, MAY 4 – FASTPITCH Lindbergh vs. Foss Heidelberg Complex – 3:30 p.m. THURSDAY, MAY 4 – FASTPITCH Wilson vs. Stadium Peck Field – 3:30 p.m. THURSDAY, MAY 4 – FASTPITCH Lakes vs. Lincoln Sera Field – 4 p.m. THURSDAY, MAY 4 – BASEBALL Lincoln vs. Wilson Wilson HS – 4 p.m. THURSDAY,…

WILSON HOOPS LEGEND GOES D-1
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

WINNER. (Left Arvella Jenkins, David Jr. and David Jenkins Sr.) On Monday, May 1, a gathering of family, friends and supporters of Wilson High School basketball got together for a celebration. With a few swipes of a pen, one of the greatest basketball players to ever lace up the sneakers in the city…

South Sound FC christen new home, partnership
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

SHOCK! The South Sound FC will begin their fourth year of play in the Evergreen Premier League (EPLWA) soon with a new name and some new digs. Gone are days at Lakewood's Harry Lang Stadium, where it felt like the players were several hundred yards away from the fans. Now, the Shock will be calling…

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS APRIL 27 – MAY 14
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

THURSDAY, APRIL 27 – FASTPITCH Lincoln vs. Stadium Peck Fields – 3:30 p.m. THURSDAY, APRIL 27 – SOCCER Stadium vs. Mt. Tahoma Mt. Tahoma Stadium – 6:30 p.m. THURSDAY, APRIL 27 – BASEBALL Sacramento vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m. THURSDAY, APRIL 27 – SOCCER Bethel vs.…

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS APRIL 20 - 30
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

THURSDAY, APRIL 20 – FASTPITCH Wilson vs. Lincoln SERA Complex – 4 p.m. THURSDAY, APRIL 20 – SOCCER Mt. Tahoma vs. Wilson Stadium Bowl – 7:15 p.m. SATURDAY, APRIL 22 – BASEBALL Central Kitsap vs. Bellarmine Cheney Stadium – 12 p.m. SATURDAY, APRIL 22 – SOCCER Curtis vs. Bellarmine Bellarmine…