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Thursday, March 30, 2017 This Week's Paper

BATTLE AT THE BOAT 110

When the Battle at the Boat boxing series hits the Emerald Queen Casino every couple of months or so, it’s always an enjoyable evening at the fights, even if the action comes in a little bit below expectations. With a full card of bouts spread out over a few hours, there seems to always be something exciting, fun or remarkable to hang one’s hat on by the end of the night to make it all worthwhile.

On Saturday, March 18, it would be the 110th offering of Brian Halquist’s promotional series and on face value; the boxing card looked like it would be a quality, if not spectacular night ahead for fight fans in Tacoma. However, this ended up being a case of “you can’t judge a book by its cover.”

In three years of covering the fights at the EQC I have yet to see a string of fights, starting from the beginning that… Read Full Story

EDITOR'S CHOICE
Tacoma golf legend Ken Still passes away at 82

The Tacoma and South Sound sporting world is mourning the passing of one of our own this week. Kenneth Allan Still (February 12, 1935 – March 19, 2017) has passed away at the age of 82 and the world is a little lesser because of it. However, the impact Still had upon the world of golf, especially here in the Tacoma area, will hold strong for generations to come.
Born in Tacoma, Still graduated from Clover Park High School, and decided to turn professional golfer just five months later. It would be a decision that would mark his path for the rest of his life. Still was a member of the PGA tour until the age of 50, when he decided to move his game to the Senior PGA Tour where he continued to play for nearly 15 more years.
Still was the first golfer from Tacoma to win a PGA tournament championship. He notched three PGA wins… Read Full Story

WEEKLY STORIES
An old Tiger returns to guide Stadium

Whenever a head coach leaves a successful athletics program, you never know how the remaining student-athletes are going to respond the next season. After Adam Becker decided to hang up his spurs as the boys and girls soccer coach at Stadium High School to spend more time with his family, a program back on the rise was without a captain to steer the ship.

As fate would have it, the stars aligned for Stadium’s head coaching search as the Major Arena Soccer League’s Tacoma Stars’ season neared its close. After another solid season playing for Tacoma, Raphael Cox had been itching to put on the coach’s mantle and the timing couldn’t… Read Full Story

More Sports
Sons following in Father’s footsteps
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

When Ty Satiacum originally brought his son Ty Satiacum Jr. out to a children’s wrestling practice last year, the number of kids in attendance overwhelmed his son and it wasn’t happening for him. After hearing about Coach Ben Hawk and a wrestling program with fewer kids per coaches, they tried…

Curtis baseball to bring talent to diamond
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

As we have somehow survived one of the wettest winters in Puget Sound history, sooner or later something has got to give. The clouds will part, the sun will remind us all of how wonderful it is to live here next to the water, and the baseball will begin flying through the air with more regularity.…

SPORTSWATCH
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

TACOMA GOLF LEGEND KEN STILL PASSES AWAY AT 82 The Tacoma and South Sound sporting world is mourning the passing of one of our own this week. Kenneth Allan Still (February 12, 1935 – March 19, 2017) has passed away at the age of 82 and the world is a little lesser because of it. However, the impact…

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS MARCH 23 - APRIL 4
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

THURSDAY, MARCH 23 – BASEBALL Sequim vs. Mt. Tahoma Mt. Tahoma HS – 4 p.m. THURSDAY, MARCH 23 – SOCCER Wilson vs. Mt. Tahoma Mt. Tahoma Stadium – 6:30 p.m. THURSDAY, MARCH 23 – SOCCER Lakes vs. Lincoln Lincoln Bowl – 7 p.m. FRIDAY, MARCH 24 – SOCCER Spanaway Lake vs. Stadium Stadium…

SPORTSWATCH
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

4A SPSL Boys All-League Basketball MVP - John Moore, Sr. Curtis. Def. MVP - Sindou Diallo, Sr. Curtis. Coach - Tim Kelly, Curtis. 1st Team All-League - Joey Bodoia, Sr. Bellarmine Prep; Sindou Diallo, Sr. Curtis; Jason Cassens, Sr. Emerald Ridge; Landen Neff, Jr. Puyallup; Daniel Gregory, Sr. Emerald…

Warriors get a taste of Spokane
By Justin Gimse

It’s never easy to wrap up a season short of reaching a team’s goals. However, when looking back at the Chief Leschi boys’ basketball season, one can’t help but thinking of this group of Warriors as both winners and an inspiration. Finishing the season with a 20-7 record is a testament to…

The new RPI system has failed Tacoma
By Justin Gimse

There has been some considerable talk recently in the news about computers and robots taking over much of the jobs in our workforce. Well at least we have the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association out there letting us know that computers can still pretty much screw everything up if there…

SPORTSWATCH
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

TACOMA’S OWN ISAIAH THOMAS OPENS AL DAVIES BASKETBALL GYM Teens’ cheers and smiles erupted when the purple doors opened to the new Boys & Girls Clubs gym—and NBA star Isaiah Thomas was there to greet them. Thomas, a Tacoma native and alumni of Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound,…

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS FEB. 16 – MARCH 4
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

THURSDAY, FEB. 16 – BASKETBALL Girls – Prairie vs. Lincoln Olympia HS – 6 p.m. THURSDAY, FEB. 16 – BASKETBALL Girls – Mountain View vs. Wilson Timberline HS – 6 p.m. THURSDAY, FEB. 16 – BASKETBALL Girls – Rogers vs. Curtis Clover Park HS – 6 p.m. THURSDAY, FEB. 16 – BASKETBALL…

Make that 21 straight for Tacoma Baptist
By Justin Gimse

Normally, when you’ve got a few hundred Baptists and Lutherans together in the same place, there’s probably a potluck fellowship about to break out. With all-important seeds to the 1B Tri-Districts on the line, there wasn’t any lineup of casseroles and cold cuts at the Tacoma Baptist gymnasium…