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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 This Week's Paper

Tacoma Rainiers set for an upswing

It’s been a wild season so far for the Tacoma Rainiers and their faithful baseball fans. After two straight seasons of surprisingly solid weather early in the season, the Rainiers have stepped out onto the field for some chilly and wet contests at Cheney Stadium. Of course, if it was just the weather offering up a difficult road for the Rainiers, that wouldn’t be all too bad.

The real stinger this season has been the constant fallout from a Seattle Mariners club that can’t seem to roll out a consistent lineup from week to week. Sometimes it feels as though someone is coming up from the Rainiers, or being sent back down on a daily basis. One thing is for certain, the rapid influx and exit of players at Cheney Stadium has kept the Rainiers’ uniform staff on their toes the entire season.

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SOUNDERS WOMEN PICKING UP STEAM WITH TWO-WIN WEEKEND

The Sounders Women traveled to Oregon for a two-game road trip over June 10 and June 11 playing FCM Portland on Saturday night, then turning around and playing Westside Metros on Sunday. Both games ended in victories for the surging Sounders Women. The wins come at a good time with the Sounders Women sitting in second place in the WPSL NW Division behind the Issaquah Gunners. The two top teams in the division meet Friday, June 16 which is setting up to be a flyer of a game.

On Saturday, June 10, the Sounders Women played at FCM Portland. The Sounders Women would take control early peppering the FCM Portland goal early and often. Nia Gordon found the back of the net first on a feed from Kaycie Tillman. Kate Bennett would then make the score 2-0 after Shea… Read Full Story

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TACOMA WEEKLY 2017 ALL-CITY BOYS SOCCER TEAM

Had the planets and stars been in a little better alignment this spring, there’s a decent shot that Tacoma would have seen several of its high school teams crash the party at the boys’ state soccer tournament. As the regular season wound down, and five of the six big Tacoma schools sent teams into the district round of the playoffs, hopes were high that Grit City was going to witness something historic.

When the final whistle blew, on the final soccer match that included a Tacoma team, it all felt like a fantastic movie production that ran out of money at the end and had to curtail what was set to be a sensational finish. Hopes… Read Full Story

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Published in the Tacoma Weekly

4A SOUTH PUGET SOUND LEAGUE ALL-LEAGUE BASEBALL Most Valuable Pitcher: Michael Newstrom, Puyallup, sr. Most Valuable Player: Michael Spellacy, Puyallup, sr. Coach of the Year: Casey Adcox, Sumner FIRST TEAM Pitcher: Jake Roten, Emerald Ridge, sr.; Derek Downey, Olympia, sr.; Gabe Smith, Sumner, sr.;…

Puyallup Nation Kings stay undefeated
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

WRECKING CREW. The Puyallup Nation King's are starting to click on all cylinders. The two-time defending champions of the Western Washington Football Alliance are now 4-0, thanks to an over- whelming 56-7 performance over the Kitsap Storm on Saturday, June 17, at Chief Leschi Stadium. After four games,…

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS JUNE 26 – JULY 16
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MONDAY, JUNE 26 – BASEBALL Las Vegas vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 6:05 p.m. TUESDAY, JUNE 27 – BASEBALL Las Vegas vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 6:05 p.m. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28 – BASEBALL Las Vegas vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m. THURSDAY, JUNE 29 – BASEBALL…

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS JUNE 17 – JULY 15
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SATURDAY, JUNE 17 – SOCCER Yakima United vs. South Sound FC Women Washington Premier Complex – 1 p.m. SATURDAY, JUNE 17 – SOCCER Yakima United vs. South Sound FC Washington Premier Complex – 3:30 p.m. SATURDAY, JUNE 17 – FOOTBALL Kitsap Storm vs. Puyallup Nation Kings Chief Leschi Stadiium…

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS JUNE 8 - 30
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THURSDAY, JUNE 8 – BASEBALL Reno vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m. FRIDAY, JUNE 9 – BASEBALL Las Vegas vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m. FRIDAY, JUNE 9 – SOCCER Lane United vs. Sounders U23 Sunset Stadium, Sumner – 7:30 p.m. SATURDAY, JUNE 10 – FOOTBALL Wenatchee…

A STATE TITLE FOR PUYALLUP’S OWN YERBURY
By Justin Gimse

This article originally appeared in the June 2 edition of the Puyallup Tribal News. The last time the Puyallup Vikings baseball team didn’t make it to the 4A state tournament, senior outfielder Tallon Yerbury was in second grade. In those 10 years, the Vikings have put together two runner-up finishes,…

SPORTSWATCH
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

LINCOLN TO FACE O’DEA IN EMERALD CITY KICKOFF CLASSIC The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) announced the matchups for the 2017 WIAA Emerald City Kickoff Classic (ECKC) to be hosted at Husky Stadium on the University of Washington Campus, Saturday, Sept. 2. The eight participating…

A STATE TITLE FOR PUYALLUP’S OWN YERBURY
By Justin Gimse

In Print, this article appears in the June 2 edition of the Puyallup Tribal News. The last time the Puyallup Vikings baseball team didn’t make it to the 4A state tournament, senior outfielder Tallon Yerbury was in second grade. In those 10 years, the Vikings have put together two runner-up finishes,…

TACOMA TSUNAMI TAKE THE CROWN
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

After a successful 2016 season that saw the Tacoma Tsunami capture the U19 Division II state rugby championship, the organization felt it was time to move up to the next level. What followed was a 7-1 season, capped a 41-18 thumping of Liberty on Saturday, May 27 at Pat Ryan Field in Seattle to capture…

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS JUNE 3 - 30
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SATURDAY, JUNE 3 – SOCCER Vancouver vs. South Sound FC Washington Premier Complex – 3:30 p.m. SATURDAY, JUNE 3 – FOOTBALL Renton vs. Puyallup Nation Kings Chief Leschi Stadium – 6 p.m. MONDAY, JUNE 5 – BASEBALL Reno vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 6:05 p.m. TUESDAY, JUNE 6 – BASEBALL…