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Friday, April 28, 2017 This Week's Paper

Erosa too much for Ruckus

For the past three years, we have been covering the CageSport events at the Emerald Queen Casino religiously. It has been an easy decision, seeing that the world of mixed martial arts is one of the faster growing sports on this planet. After so many events in this time, one would think that there would have been one or two stinkers along the way. With the outcome of a match dependent upon the actions of just two competitors, there’s the opportunity for a bad to mediocre match. Throw in a few more of them on a given evening and we’re looking at a lackluster affair.

In over three years now, it has yet to happen.

The folks over at Brian Halquist Productions certainly know what they are doing, and they’ve been doing it at the Emerald Queen for a long time. Aside from various other mixed martial arts offerings that they… Read Full Story

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SPORTSWATCH

EIGHTH-INNING HOMER LIFTS LOGGERS OVER LUTES

Matt Shelhamer delivered a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Puget Sound baseball team a 4-2 non-conference win over Pacific Lutheran on Logger Field Monday, April 24.

The game started at Cheney Stadium on Tuesday, April 4, but was suspended with the score tied, 2-2, in the middle of the fifth inning. Puget Sound (12-23) got on the board when Alex Wojtysiak and Ryan Darrow both hit solo home runs at the home of the Tacoma Rainiers.

Twenty days later, Merle Rowan-Kennedy took the mound and shut down the Lutes (22-13). The junior allowed just two hits through 3.2 scoreless innings and added four strikeouts to record his fourth win of the season. Eric Crispell struck out the only batter he faced for his third save of the year.

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WEEKLY STORIES
Rainiers come home for five at Cheney

With 18 games now under their belts, the Tacoma Rainiers season is finally starting to take shape. After a rough start on the road against Sacramento, the Rainiers caught fire during their first home stand of the year, going 6-1. Back on the road again this week they’ve cooled off, with a pair of two-game losing streaks sandwiched around a three-game winning streak.

Starting off the road trip last Tuesday in El Paso, the Rainiers fell to the Chihuahuas 4-3 in the first of a four-game series, snapping a five-game winning streak. In game two of the series, right-hander Chris Heston would toe the mound for Tacoma, facing off against… Read Full Story

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Published in the Tacoma Weekly

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Published in the Tacoma Weekly

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Published in the Tacoma Weekly

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

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Published in the Tacoma Weekly

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Published in the Tacoma Weekly

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Published in the Tacoma Weekly

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Published in the Tacoma Weekly

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Published in the Tacoma Weekly

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Published in the Tacoma Weekly

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