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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 This Week's Paper

LINCOLN EDGES FOSS - Clash of Titans Lives Up to Billing

There are very few things in the sporting world that can top a good rivalry. When pressed on it, it seems as though winning a league or state championship is the only thing that can elicit a greater response from players, coaches and fans than a good rivalry. There are the sort of rivalries that pit one school against the other, and the stakes are high no matter what the sport being played. Then, there is the sort of rivalry that exists in one sport between two schools and sometimes when they meet it feels as though the gymnasium is but a moment away from feeling a huge crack of thunder.
That was the sort of happening when the Lincoln Abes paid a visit to Dalesky & Black Gymnasium at Henry Foss High School on Monday, Jan. 18.
With both schools now residing in different state classifications, the throw down at the MLK… Read Full Story

EDITOR'S CHOICE
SPORTSWATCH

PUGET SOUND’S JACKSON GARNERS WEEKLY NWC HONORS

Sophomore guard Samone Jackson was named the Northwest Conference Student-Athlete of the Week for women's basketball, the NWC recently announced. It is the third time this season a Logger has received the NWC weekly honor. Elizabeth Prewitt has been named the NWC Student-Athlete of the Week twice this year (Dec. 5, Jan. 2).

Jackson netted 18 points during the Loggers' 78-71 win at Whitworth on Jan. 13. The following day, Jackson scored 22 points as Puget Sound upset Whitman in overtime, 73-71.

Jackson hit a pair of free throws with seven seconds left in regulation to send the Whitman game into overtime. Prewitt provided the exclamation mark with a last-second bucket to win the game in the extra period.

Jackson is the Northwest Conference's… Read Full Story

WEEKLY STORIES
Waltman and Gjertsen deliver in Stars Shootout

One thing that seems to be a running theme with this year’s Tacoma Stars squad is their habit of being entirely unpredictable. One week they’re conceding early goals on their way to a come from behind win. The next week fans may watch them blow the socks off their opponent early and coast to another home victory. When the Cedar Rapids Rampage, Major Arena Soccer League’s Central Division leaders, came to town on Friday, Jan. 13, fans were hoping for a repeat of last season’s exciting late-game win by the Stars over the Rampage.
Little did the ShoWare Center crowd know that they were in for the sort of match never before seen… Read Full Story

More Sports
Playoffs on the horizon for Tacoma hoopsters
By Justin Gimse

As the high school basketball regular season winds down with just a few weeks left, it’s time to take a look at where the Tacoma area schools stack up in the postseason picture. With new leagues and new classifications represented by Tacoma schools, the postseason looks to be busier than ever for…

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS JAN. 20 – FEB. 2
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

FRIDAY, JAN. 20 – BASKETBALL Boys – Puyallup vs. Bellarmine Bellarmine Prep – 7 p.m. FRIDAY, JAN. 20 – BASKETBALL Boys – South Kitsap vs. Curtis Curtis HS – 7 p.m. FRIDAY, JAN. 20 – BASKETBALL Girls – Bethel vs. Mt. Tahoma Mt. Tahoma HS – 7 p.m. FRIDAY, JAN. 20 – BASKETBALL Boys…

SPORTSWATCH
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

TCC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TO HOST FREE MLK HOOPS CLINIC Back by popular demand, your Tacoma Community College women's basketball team is hosting its second free youth basketball clinic, this time in the newly remodeled TCC gym. Girls and boys in the 2nd through 6th grades are encouraged to attend our…

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS JAN. 12 - 17
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

THURSDAY, JAN 12 – BASKETBALL Boys – Graham-K vs. Bellarmine Bellarmine Prep – 7 p.m. THURSDAY, JAN. 12 – BASKETBALL Girls – Rogers vs. Curtis Curtis HS – 7 p.m. FRIDAY, JAN. 13 – BASKETBALL Boys – Mt. Tahoma vs. Lincoln Lincoln HS – 7 p.m. FRIDAY, JAN. 13 – BASKETBALL Girls –…

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS JAN. 6 – FEB. 2
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

FRIDAY, JAN. 6 – BASKETBALL Girls – Emerald Ridge vs. Bellarmine Bellarmine Prep – 7 p.m. FRIDAY, JAN. 6 – BASKETBALL Boys – Graham-K vs. Curtis Curtis HS – 7 p.m. FRIDAY, JAN. 6 – BASKETBALL Girls – Bethel vs. Lincoln Lincoln HS – 7 p.m. FRIDAY, JAN. 6 – BASKETBALL Boys – Lindbergh…

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS DEC. 22 – JAN. 7
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

THURSDAY, DEC. 22 – BASKETBALL Girls – Bellarmine vs. Lincoln Lincoln HS – 5 p.m. THURSDAY, DEC. 22 – BASKETBALL Girls – Willapa Valley vs. Chief Leschi Chief Leschi HS – 5:45 p.m. THURSDAY, DEC. 22 – BASKETBALL Girls – Stadium vs. Foss Henry Foss HS – 6 p.m. THURSDAY, DEC. 22 –…

Big tests ahead for Life Christian
By Justin Gimse

It’s been business as usual for the Life Christian boys’ basketball team this season. The Eagles currently sit at 7-1 heading into the Christmas break and are arguably the team to beat in the 2B state classification. Following two consecutive fourth-place finishes at the 2B Hardwood Classic in…

Circle your calendars for these ones
By Justin Gimse

In the next month there are a few high school games that should be considered “can’t miss” contests for local basketball fans. These are the sort of games that are sure to deliver a playoff-level atmosphere. Some of these games may very well determine which team will win their league title,…

TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS DEC. 16 - 27
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

FRIDAY, DEC. 16 - BASKETBALL Boys - Olympia vs. Bellarmine Bellarmine HS - 7 p.m. FRIDAY, DEC. 16 - BASKETBALL Boys - Sumner vs. Curtis Curtis HS - 7 p.m. FRIDAY, DEC. 16 - BASKETBALL Boys - Bethel vs. Stadium Stadium HS - 7 p.m. FRIDAY, DEC. 16 – BASKETBALL Boys – Mt. Tahoma vs. Lakes Lakes HS…

Excitement on the flat track
By Dave R. Davison

The flat track was the place to be Dec. 3 as the Dockyard Derby Dames, Tacoma's Roller derby league, held its third bout of its 11 season. Dubbed “Wreck the Halls,” the event was a double header. The evening's first match-up saw the DYDD's own Marauding Mollys square up against the Rodeo City…