Monday, September 26, 2016 This Week's Paper

Lincoln rolls over Bethel, Lakes showdown next

The skies were cloudy above historic Lincoln Bowl and the air had the feel that there just might be a storm in the offing as the Lincoln Abes hosted the Bethel Braves on Friday, Sept. 16. While the rain failed to make its appearance before the final whistle, it was a storm down on the beautiful, new turf at Lincoln. The Braves found themselves facing an Abe ground game of hurricane-like proportions.

By the time the final Lincoln tsunami rolled through the Bethel defense, the Abes had rolled up an incredible 582 rushing yards on their way to a commanding 56-13 victory. Suddenly, the high-flying Abes have the look of a smash mouth offensive attack, and if their running backs get through the first defensive wave, they’ve shown the ability to kick it into another gear and outrun opponents to the end-zone.

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Bellarmine edges Curtis in new SPSL rivalry

In past seasons, when the Bellarmine Lions and Curtis Vikings met on the soccer field, it was either a non-league event or the postseason. The high school landscape around Tacoma has changed quite a bit since the last school year, and now Bellarmine and Curtis find themselves jockeying with each other in the new look 4A South Puget Sound League (SPSL).

To put it plain and simple, the 4A SPSL just might be the best league in the state in several sports.

After the WIAA reclassification went down following the 2015-2016 school year, the SPSL saw a dramatic realignment as some schools found themselves in a new classification and new league entirely. The new 4A SPSL includes five holdovers from the old SPSL South including Graham Kapowsin, Puyallup, Rogers, Emerald Ridge and Curtis. The additions of Bellarmine, Sumner, Olympia… Read Full Story

It’s been sixty years since the Shoemen won it all

Tacoma’s 1956 champions of the Amateur Baseball World Series celebrated their 60th anniversary at the monthly meeting of the Tacoma Athletic Commission on Thursday, Sept. 15 and the Stanley’s Shoemen were hailed as one of the most successful local sports teams in the history of the City of Destiny.

The Shoemen won 50 games on their way to state, regional and national championships, finishing their season with 13 straight tournament victories after losing an early state tournament game 3-1 to the Seattle Cheney Studs. Faced with a loser-out situation, the Tacomans swept them all, including back-to-back hammerings of the Studs by… Read Full Story

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Lancers, Tigers and Crusaders shine in week 3
By Randy Rutledge Tacoma Weekly Correspondent

The Wilson Rams brought their early season undefeated record into Harry E. Lang Stadium on Friday, Sept. 16 looking to keep things rolling against the Lakes Lancers in their first conference game as part of the newly formed 3A Pierce County League. One big problem the Rams would run into was…

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 23 – FOOTBALL Winlock vs. Chief Leschi Chief Leschi Stadium – 4 p.m. FRIDAY, SEPT. 23 – VOLLEYBALL Lincoln vs. Life Christian Life Christian HS – 6 p.m. FRIDAY, SEPT. 23 – FOOTBALL Lakes vs. Lincoln Lincoln Bowl – 7 p.m. FRIDAY, SEPT. 23 – FOOTBALL Mt. Tahoma vs. Stadium…

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 15 – SOCCER Girls – Curtis vs. Bellarmine Bellarmine HS – 4 p.m. THURSDAY, SEPT. 15 – VOLLEYBALL Mt. Tahoma vs. Stadium Stadium HS – 7:15 p.m. THURSDAY, SEPT. 15 – VOLLEYBALL Lincoln vs. Wilson Foss HS – 7:15 p.m. FRIDAY, SEPT. 16 – FOOTBALL Wilson vs. Lakes Harry Lang…

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PLU EDGES CAL LUTHERAN IN FOOTBALL OPENER It took every second of the Lutes’ season opener at Sparks Stadium for Pacific Lutheran University to secure a 17-14 win over California Lutheran University on Saturday, Sept. 10. Jon Schaub got the start at quarterback for PLU (1-0) and took advantage…

Curtis comes up short in battle of Vikings
By Justin Gimse

It was just about the perfect night to kick off the high school football season. Mild temperatures welcomed fans to Puyallup’s Sparks Stadium on Friday, Sept. 2 for a showdown between the Curtis Vikings and the Puyallup Vikings. With the smells and sounds of the Washington State Fair wafting down…

Tumwater too much for upstart Franklin Pierce
By Chance Pittenger

Hope springs eternal at the start of every new season, and both Franklin Pierce and Tumwater had hopes of something bigger as they met on Friday, Sept.2 at Franklin Pierce Stadium to start the high school football season. The Franklin Pierce Cardinals were hoping to erase the memory of their last…

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 8 – SOCCER Bonney Lake vs. Mt. Tahoma Mt. Tahoma Stadium – 6:30 p.m. THURSDAY, SEPT. 8 – SOCCER Spanaway Lake vs. Wilson Stadium Bowl – 7:15 p.m. FRIDAY, SEPT. 9 – SOCCER Women – Whittier vs. UPS Puget Sound – 4 p.m. FRIDAY, SEPT. 9 – SOCCER Women – Concordia vs.…

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PLU LOOKS TO BOUNCE BACK ON THE GRIDIRON THIS SEASON The Pacific Lutheran University football team is anxious to return to the gridiron in 2016 with a more experienced and veteran squad. The Lutes had a daunting task of replacing 12 All-Northwest Conference players last season, and the squad's inexperience…

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 1 – BASEBALL Fresno vs. Tacoma Rainiers Cheney Stadium – 7:05 p.m. FRIDAY, SEPT. 2 – VOLLEYBALL Vassar vs. Puget Sound UPS Fieldhouse – 11 a.m. FRIDAY, SEPT. 2 – VOLLEYBALL Vassar vs. Pacific Lutheran UPS Fieldhouse – 3 p.m. FRIDAY, SEPT. 2 – VOLLEYBALL Southwestern vs.…

2016 Tacoma Area High School Volleyball Schedules
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4A SOUTH PUGET SOUND LEAGUE Bellarmine Lions 09/08 Lakeside 7:45pm 09/09 @West Valley 5:30pm 09/13 @Tumwater 7pm 09/16 Mercer Island 5pm 09/20 @Graham Kapowsin 7pm 09/24 @Kent Classic 8am 09/27 Curtis 7:15pm 09/28 @Ballard 7pm 10/04 Skyline 7:45pm 10/05 Rogers 7:15pm 10/11 @Puyallup 7:15pm 10/13 Olympia…